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Victorian Lodge on 70 Riverfront Acres, Surrounding Mountains

Victorian Lodge on 70 Riverfront Acres, Surrounding Mountains


Property Details

Updated: May 15, 2015
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.

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



More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

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.

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Calendar last updated:
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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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19 Reviews

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Victorian Lodge on 70 Riverfront Acres, Surrounding Mountains
-(802) 885-2088
Springfield Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area
Greenwich, CT USA

Guestbook Comment

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 ...
  • 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
Victorian Lodge on 70 Riverfront Acres, Surrounding Mountains
-(802) 885-2088
Springfield Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area
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
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Victorian Lodge on 70 Riverfront Acres, Surrounding Mountains
-(802) 885-2088
Springfield Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Victorian Lodge on 70 Riverfront Acres, Surrounding Mountains
-(802) 885-2088
Springfield Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area

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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Victorian Lodge on 70 Riverfront Acres, Surrounding Mountains
-(802) 885-2088
Springfield Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area

Great place to kick back and get away

  • 5 of 5
I took my wife, two small kids and mom here for the week and all of us, all ages, really found something to love. It's been newly redone and we were only the third guests to stay since the new addition was added on. It's a very relaxed, comfortable, open layout that suited us very well.

The kids loved chasing the chickens and getting up close to the alpacas and goats. We also went tubing, fishing and canoeing on the adjacent Connecticut River and had a blast. But for us the highlight was probably our son learning to ride a bike without training wheels. The street and property are so quiet and open he had plenty of room to practice his new skill, which he mastered on an old bike we found in the barn. The owner, Peter, who is the consummate gentlemen and very helpful with tips about activities, insisted we take the bike home with us as a remembrance of that moment.

Although the farm really feels "away from it all," there are a lot of fun things to do within an hour's drive from here. The kids loved the Montshire Museum of science, which is made for children and extremely well done. We also visited Hanover, home of Dartmouth, Woodstock, home of Billings Farm, and hiked down to Quichee Gorge which I'd highly recommend.

All in all, a great and unique experience. We wanted a relaxing week somewhere rustic, and we got it. You'll enjoy this place.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Victorian Lodge on 70 Riverfront Acres, Surrounding Mountains
-(802) 885-2088
Springfield Ludlow / Okemo Mountain Area
New Jersey

"The sweet cottage".

"The sweet cottage".
  • 5 of 5
Hi, my name is Lacey I am 12 years old and I live in NJ. I enjoyed my stay at the cottage very much. The house was very cute, it has one full bed, a couch that has a pullout bed so two people can sleep. The cutest little kitchen, a nice size bathroom, and a flat screen TV. There is a little house next to the cottage that Peter built with a little porch. Inside there is a couch, TV, and a ladder to go up to the small loft where there are two twin beds. It would have been fun to stay in there. Also they have different kinds of animals that you can feed and pet, I really enjoyed that. I even got a chicken named after me, now how cool is that! The main owner’s house on the property was built in the late 1700’s and was owned by Lewis R, Morris that’s where Peter and Sandra live. They where nice enough to give me a tour and tell me about the history about the house. They where very nice, and helpful with information on things to do and places to visit. One of my favorite things was getting a great cup of hot coco, ask them about that. I really enjoyed my stay, and maybe we’ll get to come back. I hope the next tenants enjoy their stay also. :)
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing


From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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


From $995 Per week

Rental rates

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high season
Jun 14 2015 - Sep 6 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • cleaning $100.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $150.00
  • Pet Fee $50.00
  • Tax Rate 9.0%

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


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Updated: May 15, 2015


From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House


  • 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


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • 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
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 1400 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 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.


  • 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


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • 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.

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