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.
Be sure to look at all the many photos on our website for Christmas Trees of Vermont.
SMALL PETS ARE WELCOME BUT THERE IS A $50.00 SPECIAL CLEANING FEE.
FOR THE COMFORT OF OUR FUTURE GUESTS, WE DO NOT PERMIT SMOKING IN THIS FACILITY.
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.
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.
There are many unique benefits that our guests love.
We have a petting zoo with alpacas, goats, 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.