Another Vermont Icon - Sleepy Hollow Farm

Now this one I came by completely by accident and then later I found out I wasn't the only one to see the photographic possibilities of this beautiful landscape known as Sleepy Hollow Farm.

Driving around the Woodstock Vermont area last summer, stopping to take a picture of this stunning flag draped cow barn:

I noticed the road called "Cloudland Road". Who could pass up the promise of such a road? I remember living on Mount Desert Island and how my fellow islander Martha Stewart called her estate Skylands so I figured something good had to be up the road.

I drove along the windy gravel road, taking in the rolling hills and meadows until I came across a stunningly beautiful piece of property.

I was a bit put off by the electronic gate complete with video cameras. I guess that is the downside of living on a beautiful piece of property, everyone wants to look at it and take pictures of it.

But a public road is a public road right? And I knew that the view from a public road is fair game so I stepped out and took my pictures keeping one eye out for security guards or irate homeowners.

The only problem I encountered was when another car came down the narrow road and I had to move further into the ditch so they could pass. Another tricky part about photographing in Vermont - ditches on the road side known to swallow cars!

It wasn't until month later that I found out this place is called Sleepy Hollow Farm. (Hey give me a break I just moved to the area!) I was in a hotel lobby and saw on the post card rack a similar photo to the one I took. I'm probably the one millionth person to take a picture of this farm but so what.

It is currently for sale, owned by the drummer for Aerosmith (I didn't hear any drumming) and can be had for just under $4 million.

Photo credits: Peanutroaster.

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November 12, 2011


Beautiful works.

November 12, 2011


Beautiful! You have certainly lived in some lovely places!
I especially like the composition of the middle one. Some views and scenics are just timeless. Nice job.

November 10, 2011


Thanks for sharing! Great story !

November 10, 2011


Thanks fo sharing, great images!

November 09, 2011


Great story, great photos. Looking forward to more. Ewapix

November 09, 2011


Great images, it was nice that you were able to get there.

November 09, 2011


Great photos and place! Thanks for sharing!

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