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Victorian Lodge on 70 Acres on Connecticut River

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


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About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a living room, a family room,and 2 kitchens

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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Sandra Mollica
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016

About Sandra Mollica

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.

Sandra Mollica purchased this cottage in 1978

Why Sandra Mollica chose Vermont

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

" I wanted to thank you for our evening in your home. We had so enjoyed our trip to the beautiful state of Vermont. Our last evening was so much nicer because of your hospitality. We both were thrilled to see your gorgeous home & listening to the history was an added treat. Desset was exceptional and my gift of VT cards was so thoughtful. I just want you to know we will always remember your little extras. We will see you again in a few years."
Oct 2002
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Victorian Lodge on 70 Acres on Connecticut River
average rating of 4.714286 based on 22 reviews
Greenwich, CT USA

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the Christmas Cottage was wonderful. Our family included myself, my grown daughter, my 81 year old mom, and our dog. The cottage suited all of us beautifully. The foliage, views, and hospitality was spectacular. It was quiet, close enough to drive to other towns. Even a shopping trip for my daughter to Manchester outlets was only 45 minutes away. My mom enjoyed feeding the chickens. There were many craft fairs going on in neighboring towns that we visited. The Connecticut River Valley was just gorgeous. And Peter gave us a wonderful tour of his historic home. The house was lucky to get Peter and Sandra as homeowners, as they have restored it magnificently. I hate to tell too many people about this special place, because we surely want to return again soon. Maybe even venture up to pick out that special Christmas tree that my mom has her eye on!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2006
  • Stayed: Sep 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love it!!

  • 4 of 5

We have been coming to the Christmas tree farm for at least 10 years. We absolutely love the peace and tranquility. The Perigini Lodge us perfect. 3 bedrooms 2 full baths 2 kitchens and 2 living rooms. Everything is always so neat and clean. The owners, Sandra and Peter, go out of their way to make guests feel welcome and comfortable. In the past we had a wonderful time when they took us on their boat down the CT river. We can't wait until next summer when we return.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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house was average, owner has problems!

  • 1 of 5

While the house was adequate, the finishes and furnishings were in serious need of updating. We stayed here for a week with 8 people total in our group. The listing states it can accommodate this number but the answer is no. There are two bedrooms, one with a twin bed and one with a queen bed. The two decades old pull out couches are not a viable option for sleeping. In fact, all of the appliances and furnishings are decades old (not nice antiques) and in serious disrepair. We had two dinner tables chair literally fall apart under us and we ended up on our butts on the floor. The kitchen and appliances again are not antiques, they are just a hodgepodge of thrown together yard sale appliances and utensils. The pots and pans were literally thrown into a cabinet and were all yard sale or charity shop purchases. The utensils were two large drawers with a mess of mismatched old items just thrown in. We attempted to make toast with the kitchen light on. Big mistake. We popped the circuit breaker and we had to flip it ourselves several times until we realized our mistake of wanting to make toast. The floors were the only nice part of the house. Wide 12 inch planks. However the house had two small air conditioners, even in the Green Mountain Valley that provides a great view, it gets hot and humid and the window units provide almost no help. I didn't really mind that though. It was the finishes that bothered me the most. The cracking walls and ceiling and the kitchens being a huge mess was the worst part. I cannot write a review long enough to describe the battle we had with the owner that left us disgusted and unable to recommend this place even with its shortcomings to anyone ever. The owner went on a two day rant about how horrible we were as visitors and how her neighbors hated her and how she regretted being in the business. I could write much more but i am limited here to length.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: In response to this unfortunate review we would like to reply to several of the comments and reiterate that we have had nothing but gracious and glorious reviews from previous guests. We are, of course, disappointed that the guests' experience was less than satisfactory. We would like to make some factual corrections. There are three bedrooms, one with a full sized bed, one with a queen sized bed and one with two twin beds. There are also two pull out, comfortable sofa beds. When the guests were not satisfied with the sofa bed accommodations, we offered them several solutions. They decided that they would be satisfied with two twin sized mattresses delivered with linens. We were able to accommodate them in this and other matters. We worked very hard to make their experience a good one.
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New Yotk

Great for Families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the christmass tree lodge this summer with our four young children. The hosts were extremely gracious and helpfull. The setting was idylic. My kids enjoyed the grounds, picking eggs from the barn and making fire pits in the evening. The cottage was spacious and well apportioned with three bedrooms and significant common area. There was a dock on a really pretty river and our hosts brought the boat down and out in the water for us. Also had kayaks and bikes available for our use which was great.

Only minor issue is the cottage was dusty which triggered my wife's allergies.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Best "girls weekend" yet! My very best girlfriends/longtime friends and I have been getting together every Memorial Day weekend for over twenty years. We try to choose a place that will accommodate 8+/- people, have at least 2 bathrooms and a kitchen. The Lodge provided us with all of that and more. It is spacious and quiet with spectacular views. The owners were wonderful and very gracious hosts offering helpful advice on places to visit, to eat, to shop and by suggesting fun/interesting activities. The ducks and chickens were entertaining to watch as we sipped coffee on the porch. The kayaking was great, as was sunning ourselves on the very private dock. The pool was inviting and the grounds well kept. This property is for everyone and I am already looking into a return visit with my family. Thank you for a pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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End of Summer vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week at the Christmas Cottage and had a wonderful time. It was so peaceful and relaxing. The weather was beautiful! There was plenty of room for the 6 of us (4 adults, 2 children). The house was clean and had everything you would need. The location was ideal, on the beautiful Connecticut River, and the views of the Vermont countryside and rows of Christmas tress from the cottage was picture perfect. My daughter had the best time fishing with her granddad off their pier, and canoeing with dad on the river. The owners Sandra & Peter, were really great, making sure we had everything we needed. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Springfield, VT
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Bellows Falls, VT
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 91
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Springfield, VT
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Springfield Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Springfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
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
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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