Mountain View Farm
At the time the Dodge Family opened their doors to guests in 1865 Mountain View was a working farm producing much of its own food. As you visit the farm today and view our orchard, greenhouse and gardens and see our variety of farm animals, you’ll begin to feel a connection to our New Hampshire agricultural past.
Our Working Farm
We are still a small working farm - our focus being on fiber. Our unique Mountain View Farm Blend yarn is created from the wool of our Romney, Leicester Longwool, CVM/Romeldale and Suffolk/Border Leicester sheep, and fiber from our Angora goats, llamas, alpacas, and Angora rabbits. Our yarn is available for purchase at the hotel's front desk and in the mornings at our barn fiber studio. Adult felting classes are offered, as well, in our fiber studio.
Our seasonal farm chores include assisting the shearer with spring shearing, growing a variety of summer fruit, herbs and vegetables for our chef's creations, collecting eggs when our hens are laying, filling the hayloft with freshly mown hay, and pressing apples into cider in the fall.
We also have Highland cattle who are helping us restore old pasture land. Mountain View Farm is open to resort guests daily from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Click the button below to view our daily activity schedule, which includes a full listing of our Farm related activities.View Activities Calendar
Meet the Farmer
Join our farmer in the barnyard for a half hour educational farm tour. You'll meet one of our hens up close, learn about our four breeds of sheep, visit the goats inside their pen, feel samples of our varieties of animal fiber, and say "good morning" to our rabbits, llamas and alpacas. Questions are encouraged as you learn about our farm animals, their personalities and ways to interact with them.
Year Round • For All Ages Daily • 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
- Certain Farm activities, such as collecting eggs, are for guests 5 and older.
- Our staff monitors the daily nutritional needs of our animals; please do not expect to be able to feed them.
- Restrooms are not available at the farm.
Bird Talk Time
Whether you have ducks or chickens, or you're curious about raising them, this special talk delves into the raising process in-depth. Explore our bird environment and meet some of our flock. Bring questions and barn shoes!
Year-Round • For All Ages • Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.
Needle Felting Class
Guests 16 and older learn needle felting techniques while creating a felted project with our animal fiber to take home.
Year Round • Ages 16 and Up • Sunday & Thursday at 10:00 a.m. • $25 per person
Wet Felting Class
Guests 16 and older learn wet felting techniques while creating felted soap with our animal fiber to take home.
Year Round • Ages 16 and Up • Monday & Friday at 10:00 a.m. • $25 per person
Arm Knitting Class
Guests 16 and older learn the basics of arm knitting while creating an infinity scarf with our animal fiber to take home.
Year Round • Ages 16 and Up • Wednesday & Saturday at 10:00 a.m. • $40 per person
The Mountain View Grand works closely with many local farms. Almost all of our produce, cooking ingredients and products come from local New Hampshire and Vermont farms. Here are just some of the local farms we purchase from directly:Local Product List