Sugartree Vermont is very committed to honoring the long history of The Soule House in the community of Fairfield, and strives to preserve the estate as much as possible in its original beauty.
The estate has an important history of strong females. The estate was built in 1830 by a doctor, and then was purchased by U.S. Representative Bradley Barlow as a summer home for he and his family. After Representative Barlow passed in 1889, the Barlow family sold the estate to the Soule family. Prior to Sugartree, the home was occupied by Elizabeth “Betty” Soule until Mrs. Soule’s passing in 2006 at the age of 92. Mrs. Soule is known throughout the community as a strong, feisty, intelligent, and kind woman. She was one of the first females to attend and graduate from St. Lawrence University in New York and she became a member of the Vermont State Senate at the age of 35 years old.