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After making your reservation you will receive a confirmation email that will provide you with detailed instructions on how to get to Frog Meadow. Our directions are simple and easy to follow!

Frog Meadow Oasis for Men Vermont is located along the Route 30 corridor that runs parallel to the West River North of Brattleboro

Frog Meadow is located along the Route 30 corridor that runs parallel to the West River North of Brattleboro

Please note we do not encourage unscheduled “drop-Ins”:

  • We are a small lodging establishment and this is our home. We may be out on a bike ride or cross-country skiing, doing errands, out doing trailwork, etc.
  • For the privacy, security and comfort of our guests we prefer to know in advance when guests will be arriving.

Please use only our printed directions and do not rely on GPS, GoogleMaps, etc to reach us!

  • Faulty GPS Directions due to Closed & Seasonal Country Roads: Google, Mapquest, Yahoo and other smartphone GPS devices typically provide incorrect directions if you use our address.
  • Abandoned Roads: Many of the roads in our area are 18th century roads that have been long abandoned but still show as public highways in public records. You will follow the directions, get to a dead end and not have any cell service to call us. In particular do not turn onto Pound Road at any time of the year!
  • Seasonally Closed Roads: In winter do not turn onto Steep Way Road, Bruce Brook Road or Grout Pond Road.

 

Is there Cell Phone Service at Frog Meadow?

  • If AT&T or T-Mobile is your carrier, you’re all set! Otherwise (Verizon users) you’ll have limited service but can easily swith to wifi calling (see below).
  • For your convenience:
    • We have unlimited long distance on our land line and you are welcome to make calls to the US and Canada.
    • The Barn Suite has it’s own phone line and dedicated phone number which also has unlimited long distance to the US and Canada.

Is there WiFi and High Speed Internet at Frog Meadow?

  • Yes! For your convenience there is Wi-Fi internet access at Frog Meadow. The download speed is approximately 20 mbps throughout Frog Meadow including the Brook Cottage.

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!

Do I need a car?

The short answer is yes. Frog Meadow is located in a rural area about 4 miles from Newfane Village. This gives us wonderful privacy on our 63 acres but walking to restaurants, shops, etc. is not really practical and since we only serve breakfast you will need a car. There are several wonderful restaurants within 5 miles or a 10-15 minute drive of Frog Meadow. The exception to needing a car would be if you have registered for one of our workshops or retreats. In most cases we do provide all meals during our workshops.

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.

Some of the many 200 year old stone walls at Frog Meadow!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

“A Work of Art”

Nine consecutive years travelling from Georgia to Frog Meadow Farm is a testament of the hospitality, camaraderie and pure natural ambiance that one will experience at this men’s retreat in Newfane, Vermont!

As I sat around the breakfast table with all the other guests during my recent visit, I whimsically thought about how Norman Rockwell might visually depict this gathering of like-minded souls participating in the great American tradition of eating breakfast . I am sure his brush would have focused on Dave as he carefully arranged the fresh fruit and yogurt in the butler’s pantry while mentally developing his strategy for feeding this group of hungry men.

His eye would have focused on those guests who gathered around the table. Some weary-eyed attempting to revive themselves with their first cup of freshly brewed coffee. He could hardly ignore those late stragglers slowly approaching the table after an evening of animated conversation and late-night shenanigans while soaking up the soothing warmth of the hot tub on a clear starlit evening. Somehow, he would picture Dave preparing each individual plate with the care and attention of the ideal host. And later capture the dichotomous images of Scott’s shirtless masculinity as he delicately positions piping hot plates in front of each awaiting guest. Without a doubt, Rockwell would have highlighted the multi-racial, multi-generational, and culturally diverse makeup of the men assembled.

The visual depiction of the guests being aroused by the savory aroma of bacon or sausage would surely be conveyed on canvas. Each eating hungrily as they made mental images of their plans for the day. Whether navigating the Vermont countryside; going to the nearby town of Brattleboro to window shop, in search of the perfect gift for a friend; or just relaxing by the hot tub and passing the day reading a book and taking in the beautifully landscaped vista of Frog Meadow.

Rockwell was renowned for his portrayal of ordinary people in everyday situations and his ability for capturing the visual narrative of the American experience. Previous guests have described Frog Meadow Farm as the “gay oasis of the northeast.” Others have praised it as being the “ultimate men’s retreat in Vermont.” But for me, plain and simple, Frog Meadow Farm is a “masterpiece!!!”

Stan the Man, Griffin, GA
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