General Farm Tour - Bees and Maple Trees

Golden Dog Farm LLC

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If you want to learn how Vermont Organic Maple Syrup and Raw Honey is made, this is the farm tour for you! Our tours have been rated as the highlight of their Vermont vacation for families staying at Smugglers' Notch or Stowe Mountain Resorts.

We love sharing everything about Golden Dog Farm. From the trees to the bees. From the vines to how we make wine. This walking tour of Golden Dog Farm takes about two hours. One or both of our resident golden retrievers will join us when available. We do daily tours at 10:00am which can be booked here.

The  Bees and Maple Trees Farm Tour includes:

1) Learning how maple syrup is made, including a tour of our sugarbush and sugarhouse. 

2) A visit to two of our apiaries. We have a Slovenian bee house (AZ house) and a traditional bee yard with Langstroth hives. You'll learn all about the fascinating world of bees and beekeeping

3) A visit to and an explanation of the history of some of the buildings here - the farm is home to 5 different buildings from the 1700's.

4) A walk in the vineyard, with an explanation of the different varieties and overview of what the winemaking process entails.

5) A visit to two of our orchards. We have apple, pear, plum, apricot, peach and cherry trees here.

6) A visit to the berry section of the farm. We have elderberries, high bush cranberries, blueberries and currants. We also have pine nuts and hazelnuts.

7) The tour ends with a Maple Syrup and Honey tasting.

The Bees and Maple Trees Farm Tour Does Not Include: The presence of the large group of Goldens from Butternut Goldens. Their Happy of Goldens are only here on Golden Dog Farm for the Golden Retriever Experience. Thank you for understanding!

You are purchasing a ticket to an event (similar to a concert or sporting event). Once you book it, there are no refunds and no rescheduling. If you want to transfer your booking to friends or family, you may do so, but you need to let us know who will be attending in your place so that they can be checked in for the event.

Adult pricing includes 6% Vermont State Sales Tax ($75 + $4.50 = $79.50). Children's pricing includes 6% Vermont State Sales Tax ($40 + $2.40 = $42.40).

NOTE: When booking, please provide an email for us to send you confirmation and details about your upcoming tour. Thank you!

 

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Stuart Cole
Fun and fact filled

Our son recommended taking a walking tour of this maple syrup making, bee keeping, fruit growing, wine growing farm. Amazingly, it turned out to be even more. Starting with the owners who personally escorted our small group, who's story which is amazing. Followed by detailed descriptions and tour of the entire syrup making and bee to honey processes. We sampled fresh maple syrup, both light and dark. I preferred the light, my wife preferred the dark. We bought a bottle of the dark. Followed by a tour and history of the 100 plus years old structures which were preserved and moved to the property. Even the newer structure which houses the syrup production, built recently but using the old methods, all peg and beam, a truly amazing piece of work. They even made sure their branded clothing is only the top quality. We bought shirts and gifts for our whole family.

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Yael Miller
Great Time! Great Tour!-- Even with intermittent rain!

Make your appointment today for a walking tour with Doug, Rebecca and Mar of Golden Dog Farm. Don't hesitate. Its great! Six adults enjoyed a delightful afternoon ( even in intermittent rain) experiencing this magical property. We learned about the buildings, the birds, the bees and the maple syrup making process. We saw more fruit and nut trees and grape vines ever imagined in one place in Vermont. We picked blueberries ( they were in season) and they were delicious. And yes, the maple syrup and honey are extra good too. If you are looking for a fun activity that includes walking a gorgeous property with excellent tour guides and spectacular views-- schedule a tour at Golden Dog Farm and enjoy!

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Allison Zevallos
Feeling GOLDEN!!

I had a wonderful visit to Golden Dog Farm in Jeffersonville, VT. Among other things, they make their own great maple syrup and honey. AMAZING grounds and SPECTACULAR views. The vineyard will provide some wine soon 🍇 🍷 A plethora of fruit is grown on the property. The bee hives are amazing. We were allowed to enter the Slovenian bee area 🐝
I would definitely recommend the farm tour during your visit!! I went with three young adults in their 20s for the day and we all had such fun AND we learned so much as they offer a wealth of information. Quite fascinating! Doug, Rebecca, Dewey and Mar are wonderful 💕

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