History


Fox Meadow Retreat Old Barn
Bossert family friend drew antique barn in 1968

Fox Meadow Retreat, in Wilmington, Vermont, was originally a dairy farm, when Norwegian born Ole Antensen, homesteaded the property. In the late 1800’s the entire area was clear cut for lumber and some of those maples still grow on the property. The house has many hand hewn beams from the hearts of that original growth. In 1963, Richard and Elaine Bossert of New Jersey purchased the property to use as a vacation property for themselves and their 4 children. Situated on 130 acres, the property is a combination of meadow and timberland, with a creek running through and southern exposure. Sustainable logging practices ensure the forest stays growing and hay is farmed for area livestock. In an age of continued development and outdoor resorts, it becomes more challenging to conserve the area as a wetlands wildlife habitat.

 

The youngest of the Bossert’s, Meredith, has taken on the journey to keep the family land whole, sharing it with those looking to retreat in a beautifully quiet setting.  Over time, Meredith hopes to grow Fox Meadow retreat and offer year round activities and events. Your participation will help to insure this property stays undeveloped for future generations, keeping Vermont Strong, clean and healthy.