Stay with us in beautiful Brandon, Vermont



To our lovely guest house on our large organic farm, in the artsy town of Brandon, Vermont.  The Swallow’s Nest is spacious with a full kitchen and all the amenities.

The Nest’s flagstone patio overlooks serene hay fields, a beautiful pond, and the stunning Appalachian mountain range. The fields and pond are teaming with wildlife. Four miles of Otter Creek, the longest river in Vermont, meanders through our hay fields.

We’ve got some special packages this year. I’ve teamed up with the very talented baker and chef Judy Bunde, to offer culinary vacations. We’re offering bird watching tours with master bird watcher Sue Wetmore and we’ve got special rates for you if you are coming for Barn Opera. 

We welcome you to this most beautiful and peaceful environment. When you are ready for a farm stay in a lively and lovely Vermont town, come stay with us!

The Des Marais Family

Brandon, The  Best Town to Get Away To, 2018, Expedia.
Brandon, Coolest Town in Vermont,  in 2017. Only in Your State


We’ve furnished The Nest with your comfort  in mind, from the mattresses to the big fluffy bath towels, crisp cotton linens and leather sofa and chair. There’s plenty of kitchen tools for the cook. We have planted herbs by the kitchen door and in the window boxes.

2 Bedrooms · 1 Bathroom · Kitchen · Living Room



On Our Farm

Leave stress behind, on our farm you are at the end of a dead end dirt road. Be as active as you choose. We’re offering culinary vacations this year which are cooking lessons, sprinkled with tastings and farm tours.

Bring your bikes or I can reserve one for you. Hike up Seager Hill on the utility’s access trail. You can bird watch or hire a birding guide who will take you around our farm.

Read, stroll, photograph, watch our wildlife, or the farmer who hays the land. You might see me weeding, harvesting or planting, or on my tractor. Walk to town for a meal. It’s a wonderful life here.


Why Brandon?

Come bike, hike, swim, sail, canoe, ski, golf, compete in a triathlon or road race, rock climb, paraglide. Climb up to Silver Lake, Mt Horrid or The Falls of Llana.

Take cooking lessons, ride a horse, snowshoe, write poetry, go brewery hopping or bring a telescope to see the Milky Way. Listen to world class music.

The farm and the Swallow’s Nest are featured in CNN’s video about Vermont foliage.

215 Ella Dean Road, Brandon, VT 05733