Come visit Blue Skies! Rest and relax. Participate in a program. Do a retreat. Or explore the Northeast Kingdom in the Connecticut River Valley. Enjoy your visit to Vermont in a lovely and quiet 1860's farmhouse set back from the main street of Barnet village by a driveway lined with apple, pear and plum trees.
Natural Beauty.
The guesthouse overlooks the Stevens River and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Open lawns are surrounded by maple, oak, spruce, and birch trees. Winter brings a blanket of snow with excellent snowshoe, cross-country, and downhill skiing trails nearby. Spring and summer display lush greenery and flowers, while fall bathes the region in spectacular reds, yellows and oranges.
Attending a program or doing an in-house retreat at Karme Choling?
Blue Skies is a two-minute drive or fifteen-minute walk to Karme Choling Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center. For more information about Karme Choling and the programs it offers, see

Looking for some R&R?
Drive ten minutes to Harvey's Lake or Moore Reservoir for swimming and boating, or a half hour to downhill skiing at Burke Mountain. A golf course is available ten minutes away in the town of St. Johnsbury. Local hiking trails and backcountry roads are amazing for fall "leaf peeping."

Need some food for the spirit or the body?
The guesthouse is a half block from Samadhi Store, a wonderful bookstore and gift shop and about a block from the Barnet Village Store (we call it "Deb's"), a country corner store and deli for snacks, sandwiches and a variety of other items.

Who Will Greet You?
Your innkeepers are Suzann Duquette and Jan Enthoven. Suzann is a former co-director of Karme Choling and currently teaches Buddhist and Shambhala Training meditation programs and offers workshops on Sun Tzu's Art of War throughout the United States and Canada. Jan is master gardener at Karme Choling and a meditation instructor.
Click here for an article on Gardening with Balanced Awareness.

Blue Skies Guesthouse
136 Church Street
Barnet, VT 05821
(802) 633-2320