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We support and sustain qualified non-profit partner organizations in our community where we can make a difference. Beneficiaries of our community partners initiatives have included the following non-profit organizations:

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We support and sustain LGBTQ -focused non-profit organizations within our community where we can make a difference.

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 Support initiatives for APSV have 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 Support initiatives for 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. NECCA truly makes a difference in nourishing our local community and the LGBTQ community in particular! NECCA’s “Circus in the Neighborhood” 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 Support initiatives for NECCA have included donation of several oversize circus-themed Marc Chagall lithographs to commemorate the opening of NECCA’s new Trapezium as well as coordination and hosting of an annual “Gay Night at the Circus Spectacular” LGBTQ social mixer and pre-event party in connection with NECCA’s annual Circus Spectacular Benefit Performance that raises funds for at-risk and LGBTQ youth programs.

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 Support initiatives for 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.

Green Mountain Crossroads supports the local LGBTQ community in becoming stronger, healthier and more visible through programming, events and providing resources in southeastern Vermont and neighboring towns in southwestern New Hampshire and northwestern Massachusetts.

Frog Meadow’s Community Partnership Support initiatives for GMC include a seed grant to help establish GMC 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

A Mystical Rewarding Pursuit

Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Francisco, but I have left mine in Frog Meadow – a hidden gem, nestled within the borders of the little town of Newfane, in Vermont.

I anxiously arrived to this Inn realizing that I had stumbled upon a magical microcosm, settled on 60-plus acres of hallowed grounds where the first spoken words of welcome spun a spiritual cocoon around me. And my anxiety was gone, immediately replaced by a gift of trust, protection and brotherly love.

The owners, Scott and Dave, have turned what was a rustic and left-behind tract of land, into what they term – an “Oasis” for men to come together and share in retreats, relaxation and revelations. For me, this is not an Oasis – it is a Mecca!

This simple concept along the lines of a bed and breakfast, became a beating heart, sounding out its call like a beacon of light to all men, who are at various points in their life- journeys. There is no pretentiousness like you may find at hotels, inns or other “businesses” – you are not a “number” here – You are in their home and treated like family and old friends – right from the get go.

I came to participate in a 3-day Massage Workshop/Retreat with 9 other men whom I had never met – and being the silent observer that I am, I was awed to see how easily everyone blended into the “family” scene – “down home hearty” meals were whipped up by Chef Dave –cooked and served right in front of us, while we waited at the tables; laughter and jokes filled the air as we made our way through to dessert – and then, like a good family, the guys just got up from their tables and immediately started to help clean up, bring out dishes and glassware, leftover foods – no one hesitating for fear of stepping on toes. No awkwardness – just every one simply “being”. By now, any walls or boundaries seemed to have vanished. This connectedness transcended the whole weekend, increasing moment by moment amongst us all.

Scott was the host – and like an MC – he was the one who kept time, kept people moving, kept up a running patter of chit chat on topics ranging from Newfane history to risqué innuendos, much to everyone’s delight. He worked the periphery of the event, actually being the glue and oil to keep everything together and running smoothly.

They are flanked by two other workers who deserve more than a mention – “Dr. Dave” and “Jay”- who embody the model of employees who LOVE their jobs. They did not have to say anything; it was very apparent – “Dr. Dave” took care of the guests with outside needs and helping with baggage, transportation, bringing guests to their rooms and all of this, with zeal and gusto. “Jay”, was everywhere, wearing many hats, behind the scenes, in the kitchen keeping the meal service going smoothly, keeping our rooms set up – making sure no one wanted for anything – all with an amazing smile on his face, whether he was looking at anyone or not. I had the privilege of some real quality time with both Dr. Dave and Jay to learn more about these hard-working and very personable guys and made connections that will hopefully last a long time.

Some of what one may think are routine, mundane amenities at your regular b & b’s or inns, here are SO unique – the wood-fired hot tub, the natural swimming pond, the grounds and trails – all to be enjoyed either in attire or freely without wearing a stitch! What freedom!! Scott and Dave have reversed a trend that has swayed the gay community – through this endeavor, they are bringing BACK the community – creating a sanctuary such as Frog Meadow where the community can enjoy a renaissance and will thrive – better than ever!

I hesitated to write this review, because I don’t want to end up not being able to get a reservation in the future. I suspect that waiting lines could become so long! – I selfishly want to keep this paradise and its existence all to myself – but – what this experience did for me was more than one can imagine. – It is something that I cannot keep hidden – but am compelled to share it with ‘brothers everywhere’ searching for this “community and its offerings” that I found here.

“Oasis”?,
“Mecca”? –
No! Wait !!…….
Stop the Pursuit !!
Frog Meadow is truly The Holy Grail !

Tommy M., Burlington, CT
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