LILA VANDERBILT WEBB
One of the Vanderbilt family descendants.

FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED

American landscape architect, most famous for designing New York’s Central Park and Capitol Grounds in Washington.

GIFFORD PINCHOT

American conservationist and politician, founder of the U.S. Forest Service, Governor of Pennsylvania.
 
Estate: Former summer home of Dr. William Seward Webb and his wife, Lila Venderbilt.
 
Built in 1886 on 1,400 acres of spectacular farmland on a panoramic bluff above Lake Champlain.  Surrounded by meadows and forest, the grounds were designed by noted landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted and Gifford Pinchot.  The concept was originally a grand agricultural experiment using the most up-to-date technology and farming practices.  The farm continues in this tradition of innovation as a working farm and non-profit organization devoted to teaching and demonstrating the stewardship of natural and agricultural resources.
 
Accommodations:
24 guest rooms - 15 with full private baths.  Restored in 1987, all rooms are exquisitely designed and filled with antiques, some with original furnishings beautifully coordinated to reflect rich, gracious living.
 
Features:
Very private beach, tennis court, croquet, lake swimming/fishing, perennial gardens, bird sanctuary, extensive walking trails and daily tours of the working farms.  In addition to the game room and library, the children’s playroom features original Victorian doll houses.  The dining room with black and white diamond marble floor, white tablecloths, fireplace, fine art and furnishings creates a dramatic setting for fine gourmet dining.  Much of the produce is grown on the farm complete with Swiss Brown Cows and Cheddar Cheese Factory.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
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