The Hartness House was built in the early 1900’s for James and Lena Hartness. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. James Hartness was a man of many interests and accomplishments. He was a successful businessman, engineer, inventor with over 100 patents, amateur astronomer, aviator and the 58th Governor of Vermont.
The Hartness family, James and Lena with their daughters, Helen and Anna, hosted many guests in their years at their home. The 35-acre property includes lawns, gardens and woodlands."