This Murder Mystery Weekend Is the Most Lavish Interactive Theatre Around

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Everyone—even the staff—participates.

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Twin Farms in Vermont, an American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property, is known for luxurious accommodations, delicious, chef-prepared meals, and unique activities (think bee tours) all year round. But once a year, the hotel gets a little more mysterious. Each March, they host a Murder Mystery Weekend as part of their "Art of a Vermont Winter" series, where everyone who stays is involved in the plot.

The legendary Relais & Châteaux property partnered with Stave Puzzles (some of the world's most expensive puzzles) to create a weekend filled with intrigue and murder as well as exceptional culinary offerings. Over the three days, you'll have to uncover clues using Stave handcrafted wooden jigsaw puzzles and chat with different witnesses to solve the murder.

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Beginning Friday evening with a cocktail reception, the acting will commence and continue through the Saturday black-tie event where the murdered will be revealed. On Sunday morning, you can opt for a morning tour at the Stave Puzzle workshop. Think of it as an interactive theater where actors come in at meals (acting as guests) and mingle throughout the weekend, executing different scenes. Each guest will need to pay attention to the scenes to gain more clues to solve the murder mystery.

"We end each season, saving the best for last," Twin Farms Managing Partner John Graham told Departures. "Our Murder Mystery Series, this one T is for Torment, M is for Murder, a collaboration with the geniuses at Stave Puzzles has something for everyone. Mystery, romance, comedy (lots of comedy), puzzling, all with our team's dedication to serving each guest beautifully." 

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This year will be the 5th year that the property has hosted a Murder Mystery Weekend and will take place March 19 to 22. You can only book the hotel if you are participating in the Murder Mystery events, and it costs $2,300 per night with a minimum three-night stay. 

The most exciting part? All participants will be entered to win a two-night stay at Twin Farms or a 250-piece Stave Traditional puzzle.