(Changes from previous update outlined in red)

First of all, we want to extend our best wishes for safety and health to everyone on the planet including all our friends and customers past, present and future!

Our hearts go out to those directly affected by the pandemic, those who have lost their lives and their loved ones, and those who have lost their jobs. And of course, huge appreciation and thanks to the brave health care workers and essential services workers who provide the rest of us with the things we need to survive. The Covid-19 pandemic has also hit businesses and workers hard, especially in the hospitality industry. Frog Meadow is no exception.

However, we are not complaining…we are both healthy and doing our bit to isolate ourselves. We are well-stocked with provisions and are prepared to ride this out (figuratively, and literally on our bikes). Our efforts are not just for ourselves but for our local community and health providers. Vermonters are doing a great job at “crushing the curve” We are proud to be part of this very important community effort.

On March 9, 2020 given the mounting evidence of the progression of the pandemic we closed operations at Frog Meadow and cancelled all bookings through April. Because of the uncertainty of how things will develop over the next few weeks and months we have temporarily updated our cancellation policy as outlined on our Policies Page. This was a difficult decision to make but necessary in order to manage our financial exposure. We will restore our previous policies as soon as conditions permit. We appreciate your understanding and support. Please continue reading below for more information on how we are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.

With gratitude, love and affection,

– Scott, Dave, Jay and Dan

On March 30, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott temporarily suspended lodging operations and reservations in Vermont. The order applies to Hotels, Motels, Bed & Breakfasts, Inns, short-term rentals (for example, VRBO, HomeAway, AirBnB, and similar services), and all public and private camping facilities and RV parks.  Exceptions were made for those supporting Vermont’s response to the COVID-19 emergency as follows:

  1. Housing vulnerable populations (for example, emergency shelter for homeless individuals) as arranged through the state
  2. Providing accommodations for health care workers or other workers deemed necessary to support public health, public safety or critical infrastructure
  3. Use of lodging properties as quarantine facilities as arranged by the state
  4. Limited verifiable extenuating circumstances for the care and safety of Vermonters

What we are doing at Frog Meadow:

  1. We are closed until at least July 1, 2020. We are now allowed by the State of Vermont to accept reservations after June 15, 2020 but only for residents of Vermont, those who have quarantined in the state of Vermont for 14 days or those from regional counties in New England and New York only that meet certain criteria, mainly having less than 400 active Covid-19 cases per million of population in the county of residence. This is a rapidly changing situation and the date we are able to open may change. For details Click Here see the latest travel guildelines issued by the state of Vermont, updated weekly every Monday.
  2. Given the severe restrictions on travel to the state of Vermont we will not be opening until a further loosening of restrictions takes place. This has more to do with the situation in neighboring states than in Vermont. This may or may not happen by July 1.
  3. Spring Workshops have been cancelled and rescheduled for fall (details below) and we have coordinated ways to for you to connect virtually with some of our facilitators in the interim.
  4. Spring Work Camp and Garden Fellowship programs have been postponed indefinitely until conditions and safety permit.
  5. We have temporarily updated our Cancellation Policy as noted on our Policies Page. Please be sure to review and understand these changes before booking as we will not be able to make any exceptions.
  6. We are operating under the guidance of a StaySafe Covid-19 “Best Practices” Operational Plan which utilizes recommendations of the CDC and Vermont Department of Health and will follow their guidelines.

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Guest Reviews

A Truly Outstanding Oasis!

Many thanks for another wonderful weekend at Frog Meadow.

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the “Celebrating Gay Manhood” Retreat Weekend. The accommodations were top notch, the food delicious and the service first class all the way.

Thanks also to Jay for his help and for explaining the history of Newfane and to Dan for a great massage!

You have created a truly outstanding oasis and I look forward to my next visit!

John H. , Niles, Ohio
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