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Frog Meadow Oasis for Men in southeast Vermont is the ideal location for your winter vacation! Nearby winter activities include downhill skiing/riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, sleigh-rides, snowmobiling and ice skating. Situated on 63 acres of private paradise exclusively for men, Frog Meadow is what you’ve been looking for!

Click the links below to learn more about our rooms & rates, men’s gatherings, workshops & retreats, travel FAQs, to subscribe to our newsletter or to contact us with any questions. Be sure to check out our Ways to Save  for winter ski ‘n stay packages when planning your visit to Frog Meadow! Stay with us and you’ll experience why Edge Boston calls us “Vermont’s Gay Oasis”!

Discover Gay Vermont!

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

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!

 

 

 

Alpine/Downhill Skiing & Riding

  • winter ski packageMount Snow’s 102 trails and 1,700 foot vertical drop are approximately 20 minutes from Frog Meadow and feature a mix of beginner, intermediate and expert/challenging terrain.
  • Stratton Mountain Resort, approximately 35 minutes away, features 94 trails and 2,003 foot vertical drop and is more of an intermediate mountain.
  • Magic Mountain, approximately 45 minutes away, is total retro skiing, a throwback to another era! It is one of the last truly independent ski areas in Vermont. With 1,700 vertical feet serviced by two bottom-to-top lifts and 33 trails, skiers experience longer runs than at most mega-resorts, yet the vibe is pure laid-back Vermont. Check out their “Throwback Thursdays” when lift tickets are $15!
  • Bromley is approximately 45 minutes away and is totally south-facing! With 1,334 vertical feet serviced by nine lifts and 45 trails you’ll never ski in the shade and its always sunny and warm!

Nordic/Cross-Country Skiing

  •  xc skiingGrafton Trails XC Ski Center is 20 minutes away and features XC ski trails, snowshoeing and tubing. Terrain is a mix of flat meadows and hills, ideal for all ability levels. Equipment rental and food are available.
  •  Prospect Mountain, an old downhill ski area atop the Green Mountains (approximately 50 minutes from Frog Meadow) that has been converted to a cross-country center, is a favorite for enthusiasts: many local schools as well as “weekend warriors” train there. Excellent classic and skating trails as well as un-groomed backcountry trails abound, both below and on the old downhill ski mountain.
  • Wild Wings is located in a “snow pocket” in the Green Mountain National Forest in Peru VT, under an hour from Frog Meadow. Wild Wings’ tandem-tracked one-way trails let you ski side-by-side with no oncoming traffic, or fear of being in the way of skate-skiers coming up from behind you. Terrain is a mix of rolling meadow trails and forested mountain terrain.

Snowshoeing

  • snowshoeFrog Meadow’s 63-acre trail network is accessible in the winter months by snowshoes. The trails are well-marked and posted with maps in multiple locations at trailheads and major intersections. The highlight of the trail network is our own Brokeback Cabin, a small rustic hut with beautiful views that can be used as a warming hut in the winter and as a fun destination for guests to relax at. The Brokeback Cabin is approximately a quarter mile from Frog Meadow’s Main House on trail #1 “Honey Buns Hollow”. Snowshoe rentals are available for Frog Meadow lodging guests for $10/day. Click here for a downloadable PDF of Frog Meadow’s trail network.
  • Grafton Trails Outdoor Center is 20 minutes away and features ski trails, snowshoeing and tubing. Terrain is a mix of flat meadows and hills, ideal for all ability levels. Equipment rental and food are available.

Tubing

snow_tubingGrafton Trails Outdoor Center is 20 minutes away and features ski trails, snowshoeing and tubing. Terrain is a mix of flat meadows and hills, ideal for all ability levels. Equipment rental and food are available.  

 

 

Sleigh Rides

Take a journey back in time! Just one town away from Frog Meadow at Fresians of Majesty you can take a Horse-drawn sleigh ride…a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful Vermont winter. Guests are taken on private trails that are groomed especially for the sleigh. The scenery and peace of the woods and trails are unrivaled! Sleigh rides are typically forty-five minutes. There is also the option of a tour after the sleigh ride, which includes cookies and hot drinks with your guide, a guided tour of the facilities, meeting the horses and a chance to play and snuggle with the foals!

Snowmobiling

snowmobileThe Green Mountain National Forest area offers many opportunities for snowmobile tours and rentals. In West Brattleboro you can access the VAST (Vermont Association of Snow Travelers) system of trails. Stop in at Vermont RV on Route 9 and speak to the folks there for more information. You can go west to Wilmington and north on Route 100. There you have access to the same system of trails. You need to register with VAST. You can call (802) 464-3284 or (802) 254-4881 for information.

Ice Skating

Ice SkatingConditions permitting, there is excellent ice skating 10 miles south of Frog Meadow at the Retreat Meadows, directly across from the Retreat Meadows across from the Grafton Cheese Store immediately north of Brattleboro on Route 30. Note that the Grafton Cheese Store has coffee, hot chocolate, snacks and public bathrooms!

 

 

 

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.

How are the Roads in the Winter*?

Roads leading to Frog Meadow are very well maintained by the town of Newfane. The town removes the snow and sands the road right to our driveway. Our driveway is short and level and is plowed by a local maintenance man. That being said, the road into Frog Meadow is a steady, three-mile incline. If it is actively snowing or if snow is in the forecast we suggest coming in a four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle with snow tires if at all possible. Two-wheel drive with snow tires is the next best choice. Two-wheel drive with all season tires may be fine during dry periods but might not be sufficient even with just a couple of inches of snow *. *PLEASE NOTE: We will gladly pick you up at the bottom of the hill and bring you to Frog Meadow during snowy weather no matter what you drive and have arranged with the town for a safe and convenient place for our guests to leave their cars.

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! Frog Meadow Hot Tub

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

 

Guest Reviews

“Cute Place, Great Guys, Beautiful Setting”

Cute place, great guys, beautiful setting!

Natural lap pool in the [freshwater spring fed] pond…great hot tub, gardens are well done and well maintained.

Sat in the hot tub in the moonlight in at 2am…just gorgeous and serene! My massage was great!

Decor is simply done with a few gay whimsical twists…Great Breakfast! They accommodated my vegan needs, other foods were well received by other friendly guests.

There are lots of little areas to sit and write or chillout, as well as social areas to connect with others.

Nice gym with free weights, yoga mats and such, too.

Wish I could stay longer, I will certainly be back!

R.K., New York, NY
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