Lee D. McChesney Real Estate
   PRICE: $795,000
   TOWN: Pawlet, VT
   LOCATION: 5581 Vermont Route 30

+/- 2.

   YR BUILT: c1900 Timberframe barn, c1970 conversion to restaurant, c2011 kitchen addition
   STYLE: Timberframe Barn
   SQ FT: +/- 4,870

4 restrooms (2 on each floor)


+/- $5,261 (2018-19)






Foundation: Poured Concrete Basement: Full + slab, walkout

Kitchen: +/-636 sq ft commercial kitchen

Construction: Timberframe

Heating: Propane hot water (new 2004) Main Dining Room: 28'6"x35
Color: Natural Sewer: Septic, 1250 ga cement tank, bed style leach field (all new 2011) Loft Dining: 11'6"x35
Roof: Slate, Metal Water: Drilled Well Tavern: 26x40
Siding: Vertical barn board Hot Water: Solar (leased), propane Seasonal Dining/porch: 18x20
Zoning: Village Commercial Bathrooms: 4 restrooms, 2 on each floor Entry/Foyer: 24x13


Established in 1972 from a once cow barn, this impressive +/-5,000SF Timberframe restaurant has grown into a thriving business and destination. The unique and ideally configured 140+ seat restaurant lends itself beautifully to large and/or smaller private parties/gatherings with 4 separate spaces. 1) Main (60 seat/1,000SF) dining room with soaring cathedral ceilings, a massive stone fireplace and huge windows looking down the Mettowee Valley. 2) Loft (open to main dining room - 400SF/40 seats) 3) 45 seat/1,000SF Tavern with stone fireplace, performance platform for live music and 4)Seasonal 30 seat/360SF porch accessed from tavern with steps to lawn/garden area and views down the Mettowee Valley.

The current owners/operators have made many substantial improvements/additions over their 20+ years of ownership. Including but not limited to new heating system + 5 split unit heat/AC pumps, new engineered/state approved septic, kitchen addition (over 600SF kitchen space), 130SF walk-in cooler space, and all new/updated well maintained equipment and fixtures. All in all an architecturally/aesthetically pleasing and mechanically impressive property.

The business is impressive with strong figures and continued growth. Grossing close to $1,000,000 and serving over 30,000 meals in the last year - and current first quarter is up in both meals served and gross income by over 15% and in the last 10 years the business/revenue has grown by over 80%!

The Barn Restaurant and Tavern has an ideal location and the warmth and ambience the old stonework, timberframe and massive fireplace exudes is unsurpassed. An incredible opportunity at $795,000

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Land: +/-2 Acres
- +/- 450’ road frontage along Rte 30

- Ideal central location- North side of Pawlet Village, 8 miles south to Dorset, VT/6 miles North to Wells, VT(Lake St Catherine- 2nd largest lake in VT)/7 miles North to Granville, NY

-Incredible Southerly views down the Mettowee Valley

The Restaurant/Building
-c1900 Timberframe barn
-c1970 conversion to a restaurant
-c2011 Kitchen addition
-Square ft:
Total: +/- 4,870 - 140+ seats
-300+ sq ft Entry foyer/reservation area with hearth/propane stove  

1) Main dining room:

+1,000 sq ft (60 seat) - cathedral ceiling with stone fireplace



2) Loft space:

+/-400 sq ft (40 seat) - overlooking main dining room/fireplace


3) Tavern:

+/-1,000 sq ft (45 seat) - Bar, Performance venue/stage, Fireplace



4) Seasonal timberframe porch:

360 sq ft (30 seat) - connecting to tavern and lawn/garden area



5) Kitchen:

-600 sq ft kitchen - with line, 2 prep area, wash/bussing area, 12x7 walk-in cooler



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Lee D. McChesney Real Estate
P.O. Box 155    Pawlet, Vermont 05761    802-325-3100   Fax 802-325-3030

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