We support and sustain qualified LGBTQ+ and other non-profit partner organizations in our community where we can make a difference. Our community partners included the following organizations:

The team at Grace Cottage believes that healthcare which is specifically supportive of and focused on gender and sexuality should be a part of primary care.

Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital is an independent, non-profit healthcare facility located in Townshend, VT, 8 miles from Frog Meadow. Grace Cottage includes a 24/7/365 Emergency Department, a 19-bed Hospital, and a Rural Health Clinic with ten medical practitioners providing primary care, pediatrics, geriatrics, and mental health services to residents, second homeowners, and visitors to the West River Valley and beyond. Founded in 1949, that healthcare which is specifically supportive of and focused on gender and sexuality should be a part of primary care.

Frog Meadow’s Community Partnership with Grace Cottage Hospital includes a proactive collaboration to create an Equity Team at GCH that has been working to improve LGBTQ+ awareness and access, as well as training for employees to provide equitable, knowledgeable, sensitive, and welcoming health care for all, free from discrimination. The Equity Team consists of Grace Cottage Physicians, Physician Assistants, Family Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, support staff, and local community members Scott Heller and Dave King of Frog Meadow Farm.

Grace Cottage offers the following services to the LGBTQ+ Community:

  • Primary Care
  • Cancer screenings
  • Confidential referrals for gender-affirming surgeries
  • Confidential referrals to endocrinology
  • Contraception
  • Counseling and psychiatric services
  • Hormone therapy
  • PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) for HIV

Click here for more info about Grace Cottage Hospital’s LGBTQ+ Focused Care programs.

The Equal Justice Initiative is a non-profit organization based in Montgomery, Alabama committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the U.S., challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of the book Just Mercy (and 2019 Film Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson), EJI provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. EJI challenges the death penalty and excessive punishment and provides re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated people. 91.2% of all funds raised go to direct services

Frog Meadow’s Community Partnership with EJI include a cycling fundraiser during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In 2020 Dave cycled 8,428 miles for EJI, exceeding his target goal of 8,000 miles. Dave himself pledged a dime for every mile he rode and raised over $3,150 through a GoFundMe campaign. Notes Dave, “As a white, gay man from Vermont, I wanted to make a stand for equal justice. There is no justice for anyone unless there is justice for everyone.”

Aids Project of Southern Vermont provides services to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families in Windham, Bennington and southern Windsor counties. To these families, the Project offers case management services, advocacy and referrals, and a nutritious food program. APSV’s prevention program joins the power of social networks with the drive to find people who do not yet know they are HIV-positive, to offer them HIV testing and counseling, to help connect them to care, and to make sure they have access to medication and support.

Frog Meadow’s Community Partnership with APSV has included hosting an annual Summer Garden Party Benefit BBQ for APSV for 10 consecutive years and currently as an event sponsor for APSV’s annual Ladies of the Rainbow Christmas Holiday Drag Show.

Pride Center of Vermont (PCVT) is New England’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and the health and safety of LGBTQ and questioning Vermonters. PCVT’s drop-in resource center, health testing & screening programs, community meeting spaces, 3,000-volume lending library, David Bohnett Cyber Center, and social events all help to build community and create increased access to information and resources for all. PCVT also houses the Vermont Queer Archives to preserve LGBTQ Vermont’s unique history.

Frog Meadow’s Community Partnership with PCVT have included promotional support for many of PCVTs events.




New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) is home to circus arts for professionals and the general public, supporting students of all skill levels, ages, abilities and aspirations. Founded in 2007, NECCA has grown to become an internationally recognized circus school known for innovative teaching, high level coaches, a welcoming and inclusive community that works for the benefit of the individual. NECCA’s focus on LGBTQ+ students is driven by three factors: supporting and empowering the connection to the body, teaching lifelong skills and actively providing an environment centered around community connection and caring for the whole person. NECCA fosters confidence and resilience in a safe space where LGBTQ+ people can grow and thrive in a way they have previously not been able.

Over a third of those enrolled (professionals, adults and kids, approximately 1,300 students annually) are either LGBTQ+ and/or are being raised in same-sex parent households. NECCA truly makes a difference in nourishing our local community and the LGBTQ+ community in particular. NECCA’s outreach & scholarship programs help at-risk, LGBT+ and questioning youth and provides them with the opportunity to discover, develop themselves and grow in an unconditional and nurturing LGBT+-friendly environment that they can call home.

Frog Meadow’s Community Partnership with NECCA has included:

  • Coordination and hosting of a March 2020 inaugural Benefit Reception (held just prior to COVID lockdown) to launch NECCA’s LGBTQ Scholarship Fund. To date, NECCA has awarded $8,750 to seven LGBTQ students in 2021. Three of these students received gifts over $1,000 towards their professional circus education and four were returning session class students from the local community learning circus arts to better themselves and their well-being. Funding for these scholarships was made possible by the Vermont Community Foundation Samara Fund, the Thompson Trust and Friends of Frog Meadow.
  • The donation of several oversize circus-themed Marc Chagall lithographs in 2018 to commemorate the opening of NECCA’s new Trapezium. These vibrant lithographs are on display in NECCA’s central stairway/atrium and serve as an inspirational reminder of the transformative power of circus.

Fenway Health is a world renown community health center and research institution with three locations in Boston, serving as the largest out-patient HIV Center in New England. Fenway Health is especially known for its work to make life healthier for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, and for people living with HIV and AIDS. Fenway Health cares for over 33,000 patients, including 2,200 living with HIV. The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the well-being of the LGBTQIA+ community and all people through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy. 

Frog Meadow’s Community Partnership with Fenway Health have included silent auction donation-in-kind support for Fenway’s annual spring Men’s Event Gala Benefit Fundraiser.

Rock River Preservation whose mission is to preserve public access to recreation areas along the Rock River. RRP is committed to protecting this natural environment through conservation and education initiatives alongside local landowners and state and federal agencies.

Frog Meadow’s Community Partnership with RRP have included hosting an annual Summer Garden Party Benefit BBQ for RRP for several years in support of operating expenses and most recently fundraising support for the 2018 capital campaign for Rock River Preservation’s recent and historic land purchase.




Out in the Open (formerly Green Mountain Crossroads) Connects rural LGBTQ+ people ​to build community, visibility, ​knowledge, and power through programming, events and provides resources in southeastern Vermont and neighboring towns in southwestern New Hampshire and northwestern Massachusetts.

Frog Meadow’s Community Partnership with Out in the Open include a founding seed grant to help establish itself as viable non-profit entity.




About Us

Frog Meadow Farm Bed & Breakfast and Massage Oasis for Men is a welcoming, non-judgmental place for men of all colors and backgrounds to unwind and shed the trappings of busy modern life.

Situated on 63 beautiful & private acres, Frog Meadow frequently hosts men’s gatherings, workshops and retreats. Hosts Dave & Scott are committed to providing a welcoming environment to re-connect with nature and yourself.

The South Room

Frog Meadow is only 4 miles from the popular Rock River swimming hole, 10 miles from Brattleboro, VT and 30 minutes Mount Snow & Stratton Mountain ski resorts.

Relax in our spring-fed swimming pond, soak in our wood-fired hot tub, or enjoy our 4-season recreation trails and extensive perennial gardens and orchard!

Be sure to check out our special events calendarphoto galleriesrooms/lodging pages & lodging specials and discover all that gay-friendly Southern Vermont has to offer!


Frog Meadow Hot Tub

Click here to learn why Edge Boston calls Frog Meadow “Vermont’s Gay Oasis”


Guest Reviews

An Extraordinary Place So Generously Shared!

Hi Dave and Scott,

We’ve just wanted to say again how much we loved our brief stay at Frog Meadow and what an extraordinary place we think you’ve developed and generously shared with all of us.

We really will hope to come up with occasions to return to your corner of Vermont and stay longer!

We’ve started spreading the word to friends around here, and heard back from our friend Jeff in NY that he has been to your place several times and enthusiastically agreed with our report.

By the way, we did follow Scott’s tip and stopped at Burdick’s Chocolate on our way back north.  Loved that too, and I’m looking at some small boxes of that great chocolate sitting near my desk!

So, many thanks and many good wishes for your continued success.

Hope the apple pressing turned out well!

Jack & Brian, Austin, Texas
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