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Frog Meadow Spring+Fall Work Camp

Work Camp 9 days of camaraderie and fun Gay Retreats and Men's Workshops Frog Meadow New England's Best All Male Gay Resort in Southern Vermont

Join us for our annual Spring or Fall Work Camp… teamwork, camaraderie and fun!

Come join us for our annual Spring or Fall Work Camp…it’s the all-boys sleep-away camp you wished your parents had sent you to! Frog Meadow Work Camp is 15 days of camaraderie and fun mixed in with indoor and outdoor work as we get Frog Meadow Farm ready for Summer Season or put to bed prior to Winter! Choose to stay for a minimum of 3 nights – or more – or for the whole duration!

For $25* a night, we provide accommodations and Dave’s fabulous country breakfast & a hearty lunch each day. In the evenings we coordinate group dinners with shared responsibilities. In return we ask for 6 hours of work for each night you’re with us at Frog Meadow.

There is trail work, yard cleanup, garden work, spring & fall cleaning around the house, painting, setting up the outdoor furniture, wood stacking, light carpentry, etc. In the evening there is the hot tub and good company!

Especially helpful are guests with chain saws, and/or carpentry, painting or electrical skills, gardeners, massage and kitchen skills & support help – but all are welcome!

  • Fall 2022 Work Camp dates: Saturday October 29 through Sunday November 13. Note that Work Camp is open only to those who are able to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
  • Spring 2023 Work Camp dates: Saturday April 8 through Sunday April 23. Note that Work Camp is open only to those who are able to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

Note that Work Camp and Fellowship Programs book up early & priority is given to Work Camp Alumni!

  • Fall 2022 Work Camp: Please use the form below to submit and process your Fall 2022 application by Friday, September 2nd to ensure that we can accommodate you.
  • Spring 2023 Work Camp: Please use the form below to submit and process your Spring 2022 application by Friday, February 10th to ensure that we can accommodate you. 

*Plus 9% Vermont Rooms & Meals Tax, or $27.25 total per night, non-refundable.

Frog Meadow’s Late May Garden Fellowship:

Camaraderie+Fun+Garden Work=Lodging for $25* a Night!

Our Garden Mini-Internship is the gay man’s version of the “Fresh Air Fund”.

Our Garden Fellowship Program is the gay man’s version of the “Fresh Air Fund”.

Do you enjoy gardening and the outdoors? Do you live in the city and miss being able to play in the garden? Then our Late May Garden Fellowship may be just the thing for you!

Think of it as the gay man’s version of the “Fresh Air Fund”.

How it works: Join us for three or more consecutive weekdays during the weeks of May 16th and May 23rd (subject to availability) and lend a hand in the gardens for six hours each day, helping us with basic garden, landscaping and other assorted Spring Work Camp tasks. In return you’ll earn a stipend worth the value of your lodging stay (less a $25* per-night administrative fee) plus a full country breakfast, as well as lunch each day while you’re enrolled in the program. In the evening there’s the hot tub and the good company of other Frog Meadow guests & of course your hosts, Scott & Dave!

Please use the form below to submit and process your Garden Fellowship application prior to April 30 deadline to ensure that we can accommodate you!

 *Plus 9% Vermont Rooms & Meals Tax, or $27.25 total per night, non-refundable.

Work-in-Kind Fellowship Programs

Frog Meadow Oasis for Men Vermont Work Camp and Fellowship Programs

We are always interested in hearing from guys with skills like gardening & landscaping, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting and other similar talents to help us with ongoing projects at Frog Meadow!

We are always interested in hearing from guys with skills like gardening & landscaping, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting and other similar talents to help us with ongoing projects at Frog Meadow.

Based on the time of year and our needs we will create a Work-in-Kind Fellowship Program that allows you to participate in Frog Meadow’s Community while we get the work done on a trade basis.

Use the form below to email us or call 877.365.7242 for additional information & to coordinate your Work-in-Kind Fellowship stay at Frog Meadow.


Use this form to submit your application for Work Camp and Fellowship Programs. Thanks!

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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

Utter Comfort and Happiness!

Just back from a refreshing, sybaritic weekend with a group of friends at Frog Meadow in Newfane, VT, just north of Brattleboro.

The property, a good 1000 feet above the nearby Rock River, up a very long but well-graded [no worries at all about a lowslung city car in summer – ask the owners in heavier-weather seasons] unpaved country road, is a stunning hillside meadow and lush country garden/orchard site crowned by a warm, handsome, beautifully crafted post & beam house full of amusing art & folk-art (and for-real, not kitsch, except where intentional and very funny) and diverting books. Hiking (and winter X-C skiing/snowshoeing) trails ring the place, and there’s a fun dammed farm-pond (with frog population) for floating in inner tubes or taking a swim on a hot day.

The beds are among the best I’ve ever slept in and the whole place is spotlessly clean and bright and cheerful, perfectly maintained by the hosts – great guys; more to follow – and their invariably smiling and friendly support staff.

The wood-fired wooden hot tub out on the lushly planted stone terrace is a particular joy, especially on a starry night, with an alfresco shower, well-stocked with the B&B’s proprietary body care products (also excellent) right alongside. Accommodation options range from a very cushy suite in the main house (and two similarly comfortable and generous bedrooms with a shared bath on the landing), to a big cushy deluxe sort of suite over the yoga-studio, which is ideal for a big group of friends.

The most magical option, if one is willing to (faux) rough it a bit (given the indoor plumbing is all up at the main house) is the “Brookside Cottage” – a lovely little wood cabin with sash windows on all sides perched right beside the burbling brook that falls through the site, at the end of a couple of hundred yards’ walk (perfect for all needed privacy) down a stonewalled garden path. I stayed here on an earlier overnight visit in June, with the sound of the brook through the open windows and fireflies dancing outside all night – couldn’t ask for a better mental reset. Of the options around the Brattleboro area for gay travellers and possible devotees of Rock River, this is the most sybaritic option, yet entirely reasonable at a price equivalent to, or actually a bit better than, what any of the utterly bland corporate chain hotels around charge for an OK but plasticized, utterly generic room and prepackaged breakfast.

Contrast that with owner Dave’s French toast and pancakes with local maple syrup and country bacon, made while you watch (and enjoy yogurt, fruit, coffee as a warmup), all garnished with fresh berries and nasturtium blossoms from the garden (when in season, of course). No contest – now that I’ve found Frog Meadow, I’ll never stay anywhere else when in Brattleboro. Host/owners Scott & Dave are super-nice guys, welcoming, smart, very knowledgeable about local history and activities. They excel at putting their guests at ease, and are also perfectly discreet and not in anyone’s space if that’s more the guest’s mood: it feels like visiting the country place of particularly skilled and sensitive hosts.

We are all the richer for the fact that these guys have decided to open up their home to a wider circle.

Todd, Providence, RI
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