Ski, Snowboard & Snowshoeing
Winter in Vermont can be quite magical. There are several winter sports areas and mountains surrounding The Lodge.
Harris Hill Ski Jump ~14 Mi.
Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center (snowshoeing, tubing, fat biking, and sleigh rides) ~12 Mi.
Magic Mountain Ski Area ~19 Mi.
Mount Snow ~20 Mi.
Timber Creek (cross country & snowshoeing ski area) ~ 20 Mi.
Stratton Mountain ~21 Mi.
Bromley Mountain ~27 Mi.
Okemo Mountain ~ 33 Mi.
Killington Mountain ~ 55 Mi.
Come visit Mark and David at Newfane's local Antique shop, Fayetteville Corner. You might be greeted by Gracie their dog and enjoy fun conversation with Mark, sweets and treats made by Mark, and buy quality antique items. Tell them Oliver and David sent you!
Rock River Preservation
Rock River Preservation is a local and popular Vermont swimming hole. Being only 6.5 miles from the Lodge you can enjoy fun in the sun on the river!
Retreat Farm & Grafton Village Cheese in Brattleboro
The Retreat Farm offers unique weekly events where you can visit baby animals, walk the trails, and enjoy authentic farm experiences. Located next to the Retreat Farm is Grafton Village Cheese where you can buy handcrafted raw milk cheese. Come and visit these two great places!
Townshend State Park and Lake
Only 3 miles away is the Townshend State Forest and Park, a beautiful place to hike and enjoy nature. Further down the road is the Townshend Lake where you can enjoy swimming and only 4.1 miles away from The Lodge
Local Food and Eats
Local Restaurants and eateries are Rick's Tavern, The Fat Crow, Artisan at The Four Columns Inn, The Newfane Store, Harmonyville Country Store, Williamsville Eatery and The Riverbend Farm Market.
Friesians of Majesty
The largest Friesian Horse breeding farm in the US, located in Townshend VT on 650-acres. They offer retreats, riding lessons and even Sleigh Rides in the Winter! Check them out, they are by appointment only. Pictured below is their featured Mare "Ymkje", absolutely stunning! www.friesiansofmajesty.com
VAST Snowmobile Trails
Vermont is home to some extensive interconnected snowmobile trails. Trails open December 16th and close in mid April. The Lodge is just minutes from trail access! For information on what you need to snowmobile in Vermont visit the VAST website https://vtvast.org