PITTSFIELD, VT, December 2009 -- A two-year restoration that included relocating a farmhouse dating to the mid 1800s created a highly eco-friendly, 16-room lodge called The Amee Farm, one mile north of Pittsfield, VTs village green on scenic Rt. 100.
Amee Farm is designed for sustainable yet luxurious living with such touches as hand-selected antiques in guest rooms that are dressed with plush bed and bath linens. Amee Farm offers spectacular views of The Green Mountains and surrounding Amee Farms hillsides plus relaxing sounds from on-site water features (two ponds and magnificent waterfall). Of special note are hand-crafted furnishings in guest and common rooms by Barre Pinske who is resident artist of the on-premise The Art Gallery.
The lodge enjoys the Vermont Green Hotels designation for its sustainable design and infrastructure including on-site heating via hydroelectric, geo thermal and solar, soy insulation throughout, milk paint interior, organic linen, laundry and toiletries and more.
Across Rt. 100 is an evolving organic farm with seasonal produce available at an on-premise farm stand. There is also a solar greenhouse. A new working barn is designed to accommodate a small herd of dairy animals. Years ago it was common for Pittsfield and Stockbridge residents to buy their milk and eggs from Gordon Amees Farm (The Amee Farm).
Todays goal is to bring back that community spirit to and provide a place to find great, local and organically grown produce and milk, honoring the history here.
Amee Farm is available to host corporate events, themed retreats and competitive, high-quality sporting events with 4,000 square feet of flexible and versatile event space that includes a country-style private dining room staffed by its own kitchen on premise. Food preparations focus on Vermont fresh, organic and local.
The original homestead dates to 1793 and the grounds once housed a whiskey distillery and equipment for producing potash, highly regarded for its chemical qualities and today as a staple ingredient of fertilizers.
Farming came to Pittsfield, VT in 1781. Today this scenic Green Mountain valley on Rt. 100 under 10 miles from Killington is a hiking / biking mecca and home to Riverside Farms gentlemanly acres that support elegant country weddings for up to 175.
For booking information please contact: Liz Cotter at 802-282-9880 Email Liz@riversidefarmvermont.com Website: http://www.ameefarm.com