Hyde Manor to Ransomvale Farm, Vermont

With a mediocre winter in Vermont, Adam and I decided to take a drive south of Burlington to explore his late aunts farm in Castleton, VT. What we thought was going to be a drive down to a farm, turned into exploring decrepit building. We drove down route 7 and had to make a pit stop at the Hyde Manor. The enormous manor is tucked away in the woods slowly being overtaken by the forest surrounding it. Built in 1865 this manor has a rooted history in Vermont that can be read more about here: LINK. After a quick look around, and speculating what came of this estate, we moved on to check out a burned out A-Frame house before making it to Ransomvale Farm. Ransomvale Farm is a dairy farm that sits on a quiet country road. We walked around the property, talked shop with the farmers, and got chased by massive cows. Here are some photos from our quintessential Vermont Sunday.

Hyde Manor

Hyde Manor

Northern view of the manor.

Northern view of the manor.

Crooked window frame.

Crooked window frame.

The twisting of this old manor leaves you wondering how long can it stand for.

The twisting of this old manor leaves you wondering how long can it stand for.

Floor joists have given out revealing 3 stories of the building. 

Floor joists have given out revealing 3 stories of the building. 

Lead paint, peeling wallpaper, and old furniture hold the history to Hyde Manor.

Lead paint, peeling wallpaper, and old furniture hold the history to Hyde Manor.

Livingroom

Livingroom

Adam checking out a burned out A-Frame house.

Adam checking out a burned out A-Frame house.

All that remains.

All that remains.

Ransomvale Farm

Ransomvale Farm

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Goats!

Goats!

Wood fired sugar shack.

Wood fired sugar shack.

Milking stations.

Milking stations.

One of the many hay fields of Ransomvale Farm.

One of the many hay fields of Ransomvale Farm.

Calves feeding

Calves feeding

Vermont Cow

Vermont Cow

Vermont country roads.

Vermont country roads.