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Jamaica / West Townshend Accommodation Options

Bed & Breakfasts and Inns
Pikes Falls Bed & Breakfast, Jamaica
Pikes Falls B&B

Pikes Falls Bed & Breakfast, known to locals as "The Homestead", is a charming old farmhouse built in 1855. The Homestead was originally a 200 acre farm nestled in a valley between wooded hills with a winding brook running through the property.

The beautiful home was built large enough to house not only the owners but the farm help as well. Attached to the home is the original enormous barn in classic red and white.

Over the years the property has been enjoyed as a beloved vacation retreat due to its location among the hills of the Green Mountain National Forest. In 2013 Wade and Kay Hamilton visited the property and fell in love with it’s rustic beauty and character. In 2014 they opened up a B&B to share the place with new friends and family.

Pikes Falls Bed & Breakfast is pleased to offer 3 comfortable guest rooms with private baths, a full hot breakfast and afternoon refreshments. In case you forget anything we have a small shop with essentials and gifts from local artisans. Wade & Kay look forward to sharing the charm and beauty of The Homestead with you soon.

Room Rates: See the accommodation's website for rates at the time of your stay.

Website: http://pikesfallsbedandbreakfast.com

Windham Hill Inn, West Townshend

Built in 1825 as a working dairy farm, the Windham Hill Inn is a large complex located in West Townshend (southeast of Jamaica) with a lovely Green Mountain setting. The main house boasts upscale country decor with Oriental carpets, period antiques, and fine locally made furnishings. Wood-burning brick fireplaces add a warm ambiance to the two parlors.

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All rooms and lofts are very well appointed and offer great views. Many feature fireplaces or Vermont Castings stoves, window seats, Jacuzzis or soaking tubs and private porches.

photoA full country-style breakfast is served daily in the Frog Pond Dining Room. Amenities of the inn include a native-clay tennis court, a brick-terraced heated pool, a four-mile network of trails through 160 acres of pine and maple forest, and an award-winning restaurant serving fine cuisine.

As the name implies, the inn sits atop Windham Hill. As such, cyclists must endure a somewhat steep, challenging climb a few miles in length. Though the inn is not located in Jamaica (if you elect to stay here, you'll pass through Jamaica at the start of your second day of cycling), we've included the Windham Hill as an option here because it is considered by many to be among New England's finest inns!

Room Rates: See the accommodation's website for rates at the time of your stay.

Website: www.windhamhill.com

photoRanney Brook Farm Bed & Breakfast, West Townshend

The Ranney Brook Farm Bed & Breakfast is a restored 1830 post and beam farmhouse offering four guest rooms. With wide pine board floors, a large fieldstone fireplace in the common room, quilts at the foot of guest beds, and a welcoming kitchen where homemade cookies are always on hand, a stay at Ranney Brook Farm is a classic Vermont experience redolent with country charm.

Guest rooms are cozy and private, furnished with antiques and lace country curtains. The common areas are casual and relaxed and include  a large farm-style porch, and a pretty vegetable / flower garden with a hammock for napping.  Breakfast is served daily.

For dinner, the Townshend Dam Diner is a five minute walk from the B&B; it serves classic inexpensive diner fare.

Room Rates: See the accommodation's website for rates at the time of your stay.

Website: www.ranneybrookfarm.com