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Join us for the Summer Season!*

Based on an April 10 Covid-19 Directive and Guidelines established by the Governor of Vermont, we hope to be open late June!* Enjoy the upcoming Summer Season with the warm camaraderie and connection of a houseful of happy new and returning guests enjoying the wood-fired hot tub, relaxing by swimming pond, getting a massage and hiking on our recreation trails or working out in our full gym! You’ll return home energized, renewed and relaxed following your time detached from the outside world at Frog Meadow’s 63 acres of private paradise exclusively for men!

*The planned late June opening date cited in the Governor’s Directive may be extended and our opening date may change. Please Contact Us or monitor our Coronavirus Update page for additional info.

While the wooded areas of Rock River are very cruisy, the scene by the water is very social and quite friendly (e.g. no “attitude”). Men often bring preparations with them for a summer BBQ and – generally speaking – all are welcome. There is a feeling of being in another time and place when you’re at Rock River!

Rock River is less than 5 Miles Away!

Frog Meadow is 4 miles from the Rock River trail head. Just upstream from the confluence of the Rock and West Rivers, and only four miles from Frog Meadow off Route 30, there are a series of deep, clear water swimming holes. Known as “Indian Love Call” by the locals there is a long tradition of nude bathing on the Rock River as there is in Vermont in general.

As you hike further up the Rock River you will notice that the first swimming hole is deep with a sandy beach and a rope swing. This is the “family” swimming hole where the clothing stays on. The further upstream you go the more likely you are to see nude bathers; the next couple of beaches up the trail are mixed, gay and straight, and nude.

As you continue further up the Rock River it becomes increasingly gay until you reach your final destination (about a 30-minute hike from the road) and discover the “official” gay area. While the wooded areas are very cruisy and do have their share of activities, the scene by the water is very social and quite friendly (e.g. no “attitude”). Men often bring preparations with them for a summer BBQ and, generally speaking, all are welcome, especially if you have things to share. There is a feeling of being in another time and place when you’re there.

Fabulous nearby Dining!

The Fat Crow offers an amazingly diverse menu of wood-fired pizzas, kobe beef burgers, lobster rolls, tacos, shrimp & grits, steak, BBQ in a brand-new space with a unique architectural design in Newfane Village. A nice selection of regional draft craft beers & ciders and niche vineyard wines.

Open Wednesday through Sunday at 5pm; 10 minutes from Frog Meadow. Click here for daily menu

 

The Artisan Restaurant at the Four Columns Innfour-columns-artisan Since 1965 the Inn and its restaurant have welcomed local and international luminaries such as Mick Jagger, Michael Douglas and Sting, who chose Four Columns to celebrate milestone events with friends and family. Economist and Newfane weekend resident John Kenneth Galbraith frequently shared the dining room with Henry Kissinger and other Statesmen throughout the years. The Four Columns was one of the first “true” Farm-to-Table restaurant in the United States setting the pace along with the legendary Alice Waters; 10 minutes from Frog Meadow.

The Williamsville Eatery serves up an eclectic mix of foods, highlighting locally and regionally sourced ingredients, in an inviting, re-imagined, historic former general store – less than 5 minutes from Frog Meadow! Featuring a very nice selection of regional craft beers & ciders and choice, small vineyard wines; 5 minutes from Frog Meadow.

  • Open for dinner Thursday through Sunday, 5:00pm until close.
  • Thursday and Sunday are pizza nights, featuring wood-fired oven pizzas. Click here for Thursday & Sunday Menu.
  • Friday and Saturday nights feature a variety of appetizers and entrées including tacos, sea scallops, meatballs and more. Click here for Friday & Saturday Menu.
  • Featuring 9 rotating taps showcasing some of the finest craft beers and ciders in the region, along with over 20 craft beers and ciders in bottles and cans.

Discover Gay Vermont!

Discover Gay Vermont Frog Meadow Oasis for Men Vermont

Our region is well known for it’s open, progressive values, welcoming attitude and longstanding embrace of diversity!  It’s such a gay-friendly region…and it has an amazing collection of interesting and fun things to do!

Come discover great restaurants, fresh food sources that include farmer’s markets and a food coop, 3 microbreweries & a distillery, a cultural & arts community that includes monthly gallery walks, museums, music, theatrefrequent artist’s open studio toursliterary & film festivals (including an annual LGBT film festival) and frequent men’s gatherings, workshops & retreats.

Click here to discover & explore the many recreational & cultural activities, events, attractions and culinary delights that Brattleboro and gay-friendly Southeast Vermont have to offer!

Getting Here/Travel FAQs

How Do I Reach Frog Meadow by Car?

  • We’re approximately 2.5 hours from Boston, 3.5 hours from New York City and 2 hours from Hartford, CT.
  • After making your reservation you will receive a confirmation email with detailed instructions on how to get to Frog Meadow.

Our directions are simple and easy to follow. You’ll want to use our directions – NOT GPS – once you’re off the interstate!

What is the Closest Airport to Frog Meadow?

  • Bradley International Airport (BDL) near Hartford, CT is super-convenient, about an hour and a half of easy mostly Interstate Highway (I-91) driving to Brattleboro Directions to Newfane from Bradley International Airport.
  • Albany International Airport New York (ALB) is about 2 hours from Frog Meadow but the roads are almost entirely secondary two lane country highways and can be difficult to travel, especially in the winter. Directions to Newfane From Albany International Airport
  • Logan International Airport Boston (BOS) is about 3 hours From Frog Meadow. The roads are a mix of four lane and two lane highways and during rush hour traffic in the Boston area can be challenging. However depending on where you are coming from the connections to Logan from your originating airport may be much better than to Bradley or Albany, especially if you are coming from the west coast or Europe. Directions to Newfane from Logan International Airport.

Can I Use Public Transportation to get to Frog Meadow?

All Aboard! Daily Train Service from NY City to nearby Brattleboro VT

All Aboard! Daily Train Service from NY City to nearby Brattleboro VT

Yes. There are several options:

  • Train: The Vermonter offers daily Amtrak train service that originates in Washington, DC. The Vermonter services Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York City (Penn Station), Connecticut, and Western Massachusetts before arriving in Brattleboro, Vermont which is 12 miles south of Frog Meadow. More information on the Vermonter
  • Train and Rental Car Combo: If you are traveling from New York City, you may want to consider taking Metro North from Grand Central Station to New Haven, CT and renting a car there. The rental rates are much lower than in Manhattan and the train will get you past the most difficult traffic coming out of the city. Avis Rent-a-Car is located in the New Haven train station. The New Haven Train Station is at the southern terminus of I-91 with easy access to I-91 to Brattleboro, Vermont, which is 12 miles south of Frog Meadow. Drive time from New Haven to Brattleboro is approximately 2 hours.
  • Bus: There are also buses that will get you to Brattleboro from Boston and other points not serviced by train. More information on buses to Brattleboro
  • Rental Car: If you are arriving in Brattleboro by bus or train Enterprise Rent-a-Car will pick you up at the train or bus station and take you to their location to complete the paperwork and get you on your way to Frog Meadow. Avis Rent-a-Car is open 7 days a week in Brattleboro and will pick you up too.

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 RoomFrog 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!

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