Plan your relaxing getaway to Frog Meadow Bed & Breakfast and Oasis for Men in Newfane, Vermont! Find out why it’s been serving the Men’s Community for almost two decades.
Before the summer ends, queer travelers – specifically gay, bi, and trans men – should consider a weekend getaway to Frog Meadow Oasis for Men in southern Vermont. Owners Scott and Dave, a couple of 32 years, want to make sure you’re able to shed the trappings of the outside world and be yourself.
Bucking the trend of assimilation and the disappearance of gay places, Frog Meadow offers single and coupled men a place to relax, recharge and reconnect with themselves and other guests. As mentioned before, Frog Meadow’s guests are primarily gay, bi, and trans men but all men are welcome.
With the surge of travel after the pandemic, unique Bed & Breakfast is busier than ever and is a sought-after destination for men of all ages from the US, Canada, and Europe and beyond. Onsite amenities include a 750-gallon, wood-fired hot tub, spring-fed swimming pond, full gym, recreation trails, extensive annual and perennial gardens, an optional massage courtesy of Dave, and plenty of other options to just chill and do nothing on the 63-acre property.
Frog Meadow’s six suites, rooms, and cottages feature comfy beds with premium bed linens and other high-quality amenities. Your stay comes complete with a full, made-to-order hot country breakfast prepared daily. In season, you will find local berries, apples, preserves, edible flowers, asparagus, fresh herbs – and of course, honey from Frog Meadow’s beehives and apple cider from the orchard at the breakfast table.
In 2023, Frog Meadow will reinstate its all-inclusive Men’s gatherings, workshops & retreats programming with a Fall Yoga and Wellness Retreat in late September and a Massage and Tantra retreat in late October. Scott enthusiastically said, “We’re so happy to once again be supporting the community with retreats following the extended COVID break…our men’s gatherings, workshops & retreats provide a rich opportunity to celebrate, transform, integrate, and heal body, mind, spirit, and sexuality…in a relaxing and comfortable, supportive and safe environment for men.”
Dave’s massage is also part of creating a transformative and relaxing vibe for this men’s retreat. His no-nonsense philosophy on massage is that the body, mind, and spirit are intricately intertwined components of the whole being. If any one part is out of alignment all three suffer. By assisting in bringing the body into balance, the mind and spirit benefit as well.
Scott and Dave have been community activists for many years through Frog Meadow’s Community Partners in Pride program. Past and current community partners have included the AIDS Project of Southern Vermont, Pride Center of Vermont, Fenway Health, the New England Center for Circus Arts, Grace Cottage Hospital, Out in the Open, Equal Justice Initiative, and Rock River Preservation.
Rock River Gay Beach and Nude Swimming Holes
Near Frog Meadow’s rural mountaintop setting in Newfane, Vermont, is the Gay Beach and Nude Swimming Hole on the Rock River, which has been a safe space for men to gather for over 50 years. Frog Meadow is 4 miles from the Rock River trailhead, and at the end of the trail, there are a series of deep, clear water swimming holes. Known as “Indian Love Call” by the locals, there is a long tradition of nude bathing on the Rock River as there is in Vermont in general. On any summer weekday or weekend, you will find 50-150 friendly men at the Rock River beach. For more info about Rock River Gay Beach, visit https://www.frogmeadow.com/rock-river-vermont/.
Exploring LGBT-Friendly Brattleboro
If you’re looking to explore the area, be sure to plan a visit to Brattleboro. Located 12 miles from Frog Meadow, Brattleboro, an LGBTQ+-friendly small town, is known for its open, gay-friendly progressive values, welcoming attitude, and longstanding embrace of diversity.
Vermont was a trailblazer in farm-to-table restaurants and that movement is well represented here. There are numerous Farmer’s Markets and a natural foods coop, 3 microbreweries & a distillery. Brattleboro boasts a rich cultural & visual/performing arts community that includes monthly gallery walks, museums, music, theatre, circus arts performances, frequent artist open studio tours, and literary & film festivals, including an annual LGBT film festival.
As a result, it’s no surprise that Brattleboro has been:
- Voted #11 of the “20 Best Small Towns in America” by Smithsonian Magazine
- Listed as one of “Eight Great Places You’ve Never Heard Of” by Mother Earth News
- Named #13 among “America’s Top 25 Art Destinations” by AmericanStyle Magazine
- Ranked one of the Ten Best Small Art Towns in “The 100 Best Art Towns in America”
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Getting to Frog Meadow Oasis for Men
Frog Meadow is located approximately 2.5 hours from Boston, 3.5 hours from New York City, and 2 hours from Hartford, Connecticut. Fly into nearby Bradley International Airport in Hartford or Boston Logan International Airport. There’s daily train service from New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.
Discover Vermont’s Gay Oasis and why thousands of men from around the world have enjoyed the unparalleled experience that Frog Meadow offers to men. For more information, visit: https://www.frogmeadow.com.