Victorian Lodge on 70 Acres on Connecticut River

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Last updated: 08/18/2016

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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Peregrine Lodge is located on a beautiful 70 acre Christmas tree plantation just 2 miles off Interstate 91 at Vermont Exit 7 It is nestled in the Connecticut River valley between the river and the Skitchewaug Mountain. This is in a very private and quiet location with beautiful views of the valley.

The Lodge is a one story building with 3 bedrooms, one with a queen size bed, one with a double bed and one with twin beds.In addition there are sleep sofas in both the great room and the family room.

There are two bathrooms, one with a jet tub and a separate shower. There are two gas fireplaces and two satellite HD TVs.There are two completely equipped kitchens, one with a dishwasher. The Lodge also has a washer dryer.

NOTE: The Lodge is configured so that anyone needing smaller, less expensive accommodations may rent a one bedroom unit of the Lodge or a two bedroom unit. Please call for details and pricing.

You may spend your days swimming, boating, hiking and touring in summer or simply resting in the beautiful setting. In winter you may choose to spend your day outdoors and then curl up by the fire and watch TV or read a book. Nightlife is available as well.

Local attractions include some of New England's loveliest towns. There are 6 nearby ski areas. Ski a family area or an awesome mountain. All Vermont is within a 2 hour drive. Shopping in the Manchester Village outlets just 60 minutes away.

Springfield village is 10 minutes away and has a movie theater, a supermarket in shopping center, restaurants, clubs, art galleries, etc. Nearby are many covered bridges, antique and 'junk' shops, romantic restaurants and beautiful snowmobile and X-country trails.

We offer FREE storage for snowmobiles, skis, and other equipment..

The 70 acre property is located on the west bank of the wide and deep Connecticut River. The river is controlled by dams and is very calm and also very clean and warm for swimming. Our large and secluded private dock is a 3 minute walk down the driveway from this property. We provide canoes, a rowboat and several tubes for fishing and frolicking on the river.

You will find that the charming country lane which runs along the riverbank is a perfect place for walking or bicycling.

For those of you who might prefer not to swim with the fishes, we have a large in ground pool.

There is very little traffic on the river road and only slightly more on nearby Route 5 so cycling, skating, walking, and jogging are safe for young and old. We have an assortment of elderly bicycles which you may use if you choose not to bring your own. We even have helmets. Excellent hiking is available at Ascutney State Park just a few miles away. A beautiful state boat landing is 2 miles away.

You will not run out of places to eat and drink on the property. The frog pond surrounded by wildflowers is inviting and so is the shady outdoor living and eating area by the in ground pool.
Adjacent to the gazebo is a sunny seating area located for viewing the nearby pool. There are picnic tables on the lawns as well. Your private out door covered living area has a view of the playground, bonfire area and picnic tables. The large dock is a very quiet inviting place for a picnic, reading or having drinks in the evening.

The village of Springfield, about 10 minutes away, makes life easy. There is a large shopping center many fast food places and about a dozen restaurants both casual and more serious.

The village center has a newly restored 3 screen movie theater. There are free tennis courts, nature preserves, a fitness center,l and even a lake and beach.

Nothing in Vermont is more than 2 hours away, including Ben and Jerry's and the Teddy Bear Factory.

A 20 minute drive takes you to Claremont, NH with its WalMart, unlimited shopping opportunities, 6 screen cinema, and good restaurants.

Nearby ski areas include Okemo, Magic, Stratton, Bromley, Sunapee, Suicide Six, and Killington which are all within 60 minutes of the farm.

We want to answer your questions in person, so do call us and ask for Sandra.\ at 802-885-2088.

Be sure to look at all the many photos on our website for Christmas Trees of Vermont.



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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small and medium sized pets will be considered on a case by case basis. There is a leash law in our area and our ducks and chickens range all over the property. Nevertheless dogs have a great time on walks, swimming in the river, etc.There is a $50.00 special cleaning fee for pets....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1) Located in master bedroom of Lodge., Double Beds (1) Located in bedroom of cottage/lodge, Twin or Single Beds (2) Located in Lodge, Child Beds (1) available on request, Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib provided., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Located in great room of and Family room....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • CD player, DVD and VCR and other amenities.Canoes and a row boat are provided for your use as well as tubes for the river. Life jackets are provided. There is an assortment of older bikes, sleds and other things for fun and games.The children's playground is large and well equipped. There is a pond full of frogs.We have 2 ducks and 15 chickens for your amusement and petting. There are many adult and childrens books as well as cookbooks for your use. We provide baskets of up to date sightseeing brochures, maps with our favorite excursions marked and books and magazines about Vermont....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Flat screen TVs located in great room and family room....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2) Easy, clean and toasty warm....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    No need to bring a thing, not even beach towels....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    More than you could ever use....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Huge spaces. Snowmobiles OK too....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    The kitchens are extremely well equipped for large groups....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    2 fully equipped kitchens, one with dishwasher...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    The house has a large Victorian style front covered porch with dining table and chairs as well as other chairs. There are views of the playground and bonfire area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The property has a beautiful in ground pool with fountain. It is for the use of the vacationers in this house and one other vacation house....moreless

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub


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from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 27 - Nov 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$175 $200
Thu, Fri, Sat

Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 9%


Groups larger than 6 adults, rates will be higher.

Regular winter dates are 2 night minimum, $250 per night, $995 per week.

Half of rental is required to place reservation. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manchester, NH
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Springfield, VT
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Bellows Falls, VT
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 91
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Springfield, VT
15 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

There are free tennis courts in the village and there is an excellent fitness center with indoor pools which offers daily rates A state fishing/boat landing is 2 miles south.There is a golf course in Springfield and about 6 other courses within 45 minutes which will welcome you.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1978

About the owner: Sandra and Peter Mollica are retired professionals from the Washington, DC area who enjoy the quality of life that Vermont has to offer. We love meeting people and making sure that they have a wonderful time.

Why the Owner Chose Springfield, VT, USA:
We have a passion for restoring old buildings. The property has our own restored 1793 home as well as two charmingly restored vacation rental houses. We bought the property as a second home but found that we loved Vermont so much both winter and summer that we retired here. The charm of Springfield is that, while the village is not huge, it has every convenience and is not a tourist trap. You are just a few minutes from anything you might want or need. Springfield has its own hospital and Dartmouth-hitchcock Medical Center associated with the Dartmouth College Medical School is just 45 minutes away. Our location on the river is beautiful in all seasons. We like to ski different areas depending upon our mood, conditions of snow and the weather. This location is ideal for that.

The Unique Benefits at this Guest House:
There are many unique benefits that our guests love. We have a petting zoo with ducks, chickens and cats. Young and old love this. We also have a large playground, bonfire area and fire pits for each house. Some other benefits are as follows: 1 Peace and quiet are here but there is also so much to do that some guests never leave the property. It functions for them as a resort. 2. The beauty is incredible and the river, mountains, and surrounding historic villages are living postcards. 3. The two vacation houses plus Santa's House sleep a total of 23 persons. This makes it possible for large wedding groups, friends or family groups to stay on one property and have great times together. Catering is available. Finally, we and our staff work hard to make sure that you have a good time. We are right here on site to help and advise you as well as to resolve any problems.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The Peregrine Lodge

    The Peregrine Lodge

  • The Family Room

    The Family Room

  • The Living Room & Major Kitchen

    The Living Room & Major Kitchen

  • The Main Bath

    The Main Bath

  • Two of Our Friends

    Two of Our Friends

  • The pool

    The pool

  • River View

    River View

  • Southern View

    Southern View

  • The small kitchen

    The small kitchen

  • The Living Room

    The Living Room

  • The Queen Bedroom

    The Queen Bedroom

  • The Twin Bed Room

    The Twin Bed Room

  • The River

    The River

  • River Reflection

    River Reflection

  • An Eagle over the River

    An Eagle over the River

VRBO #59752

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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