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Lodge at West River Owners


The Lodge at West River is a family operated business by David Serpa and his husband Oliver Finch. David is a Marine veteran with a diverse career background; holding a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in business. Oliver moved from Alabama to New England in 2005 for a career in Customer Service and most recent experience in pharmacy. In 2018 David and Oliver considered building a family business together in the hospitality industry. While exploring the industry David and Oliver came across The Lodge in Newfane, Vermont. The charm of this town, beauty of the mountains, and the handsome nature of The Lodge called us to purchase it and the 42 acres surrounding it. We moved from Rhode Island to be local to Vermont and are now Inn-keepers! We are true pet lovers and feel strongly about guests being able to bring their pets with them to stay. We look forward to having you as a guest!

– Oliver and David

Lodge Art Rendering


The Lodge is located on Scenic Vermont Route 30 in Newfane Vermont, which is a nationally registered historic town. Originally called the Riverbend Motel, the Lodge was built in 1969 and furnished with handcrafted pine furniture from Pioneer Furniture in Townshend Vermont (also known as Townshend furniture). Many pieces of these exquisite furnishings still adorn the rooms of The Lodge today.  Located in the heart of Southern Vermont's West River Valley, The Lodge is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and endless possibilities for outdoor activities. Whether you're looking to hit the slopes, hike in the mountains, browse unique antique shops, or simply unplug and unwind in our cozy accommodations, we've got you covered.

  • Free guest parking

  • Free high-speed WiFi access

  • Continental breakfast

  • Business services

  • Conference facilities

  • White noise & sound machine available

  • Fresh linens and towels

  • Bespoke toiletries

  • Sleep masks available

  • Iron & ironing board available 

  • Tea & coffee making facilities

  • Outdoor sitting areas & fire pits

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