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Talking About the New Farmhouse Spa with Tracy Kelly

On December 1, The Pitcher Inn team will inaugurate Vermont’s newest wellness spa in the Mad River Valley. Called Farmhouse Spa at The Pitcher Inn, the spa will feature two treatment rooms with hydraulic beds, a relaxation room with state-of-the-art sound therapy, plus a refreshment bar with flavored waters and healthy snacks. Located steps from the inn across Main Street and next to the Warren Store, the new spa will focus on holistic wellness.

To catch up on the news, we talked with Maitresse de Maison Tracy Kelly.

Tell us about Farmhouse Spa.
We’ve been dreaming about a dedicated spa since the Dorseys purchased the inn three-plus years ago. More recently, over the past year, we have done intensive planning and exploration with spa consultants and experts to find the right space and then to fit it up just so. We love what we’ve created and hope our guests will, too.

Why the “Farmhouse Spa”?
We like what it evokes. Simple. Natural. Homey. Although the spa is housed in a Warren village home, not a farmhouse, we decided we could take some artistic liberty with the name. So we did.

What will be the spa’s focus?
Our focus is wellness and, to start, massage. We will offer three distinct massages upon opening: Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, and Hot Stones. We will offer a choice of Lunaroma massage oils, and in a separate relaxation lounge, sound therapy.

Who do you anticipate will be likely guests?
We really designed the spa to appeal to both women and men. The design style is fairly neutral with lots of whites and light grey (“moonshine”) and plenty of light. We envision accommodating couples as well as friend groups, including girl weekends and even guy golf getaways. We want to make everyone comfortable enjoying Farmhouse Spa.

What’s next for the spa?
We’re going to go slow so we get it right and respond to the wants and needs of the community and visitors to Vermont. Initially, we expect to have a core staff of massage therapists, supplemented by other talent from the valley, as demand rises.

Once we’re up to speed, we will consider additional massage types as well as other services like facials delivered by certified aestheticians. We’re still considering manicures and pedicures for special occasions like a wedding.

How does one make a reservation at Farmhouse Spa?
Guests can call The Pitcher Inn at 802.496.6350 or book online at, using our booking widget, or via email ( We will soon have a services menu, including pricing, posted on our website.