Mountain View Farm
When the Dodge family opened their doors to guests in 1865, Mountain View Grand was a working farm producing much of its own food. As you visit the farm today and view our orchard, greenhouse, gardens, and farm animals, you’ll begin to feel a connection to our New Hampshire agricultural past.
Working Farm on the Premises
As a small working farm, we have changed our focus to 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. We also harvest fiber from our Angora goats, llamas, alpacas, and Angora rabbits. You can purchase our blend of yarn at the hotel's front desk and in the mornings at our barn fiber studio. If you want to get in on the activities, you can even take a felting class in our fiber studio. 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.
Seasonal Farm Chores at the Farm
- Assisting the shearer with spring shearing
- Growing a variety of summer fruit
- Harvesting herbs and vegetables for our chef's creations
- Collecting eggs when our hens are laying
- Filling the hayloft with freshly mown hay
- Pressing apples into cider in the fall
Exciting Farm Activities
Meet the Farmer
Join our farmer in the barnyard for a 30-minute 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.
Please Note: 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 • Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Needle Felting Class
Guests 13 and older learn needle felting techniques while creating a felted project with our animal fiber to take home.
Year Round • Ages 13 and Up • Sunday & Thursday at 10:00 a.m. • $25 per person
Wet Felting Soap Class
Guests 10 and older learn wet felting techniques while creating felted soap with our animal fiber to take home.
Year Round • Ages 10 and Up • Monday & Friday at 10:00 a.m. • $25 per person
Arm Knitting Class
Guests 13 and older learn the basics of arm knitting while creating an infinity scarf with our animal fiber to take home.
Year Round • Ages 13 and Up • Tuesday & Saturday at 10:00 a.m. • $40 per person
Wet Felting Beads Class
Guests 10 and older learn wet felting techniques while creating felted beads with our animal fiber to take home.
Year Round • Ages 10 and Up • Friday at 10:00 a.m. • $25 per person
Farm Photo Gallery
Enjoy Local Products
The Mountain View Grand Resort works closely with many local farms. Almost all of our produce, cooking ingredients, and products come from local New Hampshire and Vermont farms.