Moose Meadow Lodge

607 Crossett Hill Road, Waterbury, Vermont 05676
Innkeeper(s): Greg Trulson & Willie Docto
 
  • Introduction

    Moose Meadow Lodge, front view

    Welcome to the Moose Meadow Lodge!

    Nestled on 86 secluded acres in the Green Mountains in Waterbury, VT , the Adirondack style Moose Meadow Lodge in Waterbury, Vermont invites you to enjoy a truly unique B&B experience.

    Make yourselves at home and enjoy the peace and serenity of our secluded property. With luxury guest rooms, the property includes a hot tub, hiking trails, a trout pond, and the Sky Loft - a glass-enclosed gazebo at the highest point of the property with panoramic views.

    Moose Meadow Lodge, hot tub

    Whether you love skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, biking, hunting, fishing, antiquing, fine dining, the arts, or simply getting some rest, the Moose Meadow Lodge is a perfect location to do everything or nothing at all.

    A Vermont log cabin like no other, the Moose Meadow Lodge is close to Vermont's most popular attractions, including Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream factory, and the ski resorts of Stowe, Sugarbush, Bolton, and Mad River Glen. The friendly village of Waterbury, where you'll find everything you need, is only three miles away.

    Moose Meadow Lodge, patio Moose Meadow Lodge, patio

    The Moose Meadow Lodge offers a unique lodge experience. Natural beauty surrounds you from the wooded outdoors to the luxurious interiors. In the tradition of the great camps of the Adirondack Mountains you'll enjoy lodge-style furnishings in a refined but casual and relaxed atmosphere.

    Moose Meadow Lodge, meadows

    Are you ready for fresh air, peace and quiet? You're sure to find it at the Moose Meadow Lodge. Entering onto its long driveway surrounded by maple, spruce, and birch trees, you know you've arrived somewhere special.

    Rustic yet stately full-size white cedar trees and branches from Northern Vermont provide a unique blend of form and function. The large covered front deck allows guests to enjoy magnificent views of the mountains, meadows, woods, and the valley below.

    Enjoy a vigorous hike through our 86 acres and head up to the Sky Loft, a glass-enclosed gazebo on the highest point of the property with panoramic mountain views. Or, enjoy a lazy afternoon by the stream-fed trout pond.

    Whether you're celebrating an anniversary, a birthday, a honeymoon, or you simply want to treat yourself to a relaxing vacation, a stay at the Moose Meadow Lodge is always a special time.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Willie Docto and Greg Trulson for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    The Moose Meadow Lodge is a destination B&B.   We offer a luxury log home experience on 86 acres and mountain views that is hard to find anywhere else in Vermont or dare we say the country.  Our guests find that the serenity of the natural surroundings takes them to a space that is unlike their usual hectic environment.

    What are you best known for? 

    We're best known for being a couple of things.  One is our new 2-story Treehouse, which is redefining "glamping" in Vermont.  Secondly, we're a top gay wedding destination, having hosted the first gay wedding in Vermont and the first military wedding in the country.

    What makes your inn unique?

    What makes us unique is that we don't fit any kind of mold.  We welcome people from all walks of life from all over the country and the world.  People feel welcome, comfortable and safe here.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    What I love the most about my B&B is that it's continuously improving and transforming.  The innovations we make constantly surprise and please our guests, even those longtime repeats.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory is number 1, but also The Alchemist brewery is a very close 2nd.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Because of a spiritual connection, guests have requested their ashes be spread on our property.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The welcoming, open-minded, accepting people who live and work here.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    EAT:  We have tasting tours that include cheese, wine, beer, cider, cider donuts and more.  We have a wide range of restaurants from casual pubs to haute-cuisine.  Farm-to-table is a way of life here.

    MOVE:  We are close to four ski resorts, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, ice skating,  There's no shortage of recreational activities.

    REST:  Get a massage. Soak in the hot tub. Nap on the hammock by the pond.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We are 3 miles from the town of Waterbury, so a car is highly recommended.  On property we have 86 acres with hiking trails to enjoy all year.  We even supply snow shoes.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We enjoy all the restaurants in the area. All the food is great.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    www.waterbury.org provides a comprehensive guide for the area.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    4 guest rooms in the Lodge plus the Treehouse

    Do you accept pets?

    No. I'm highly allergic to pets. We direct people with pets to Stowe Cabins in the Woods or Inky Dinky Oink Ink in Stowe.

  • Amenities

    Moose Meadow Lodge, front view

    The Moose Meadow Lodge features:

    • Full Vermont breakfasts
    • Vermont coffees & teas
    • Kitchen available for storing, cooking, or heating food
    • Outddoor gas grill
    • Free high-speed Internet (Wi-Fi)
    • Private Baths
    • Five-person hot tub
    • 86 secluded acres
    • Mountain views
    • Private trails
    • Trout pond
    • The Sky Loft - a mountain-top enclosed gazebo
    • Complimentary use of snowshoes & sleds
    • Digital Cable TV in the great room
    • Wrap-around deck with rustic rocking and twig chairs
    • In-room amenities: luxurious terry cloth robes, hair dryer, custom glycerine soaps, shampoos, iPod/mp3 clock radio, extra pillows

    A mix of rustic furnishings and contemporary comforts welcome you at the Moose Meadow Lodge. The living room's rustic charm and wood burning stove make it the perfect place to cuddle up with your favorite person or your favorite book. Decorated with deer antler lamps, fly fishing rods, Amish twig rocking chairs and other Adirondack elements, the living room is as casual as it is comfortable.

    The Great Room, is where guests like to listen to music, watch videos, or play games while enjoying the mountain views. We offer nearly 500 channels on digital cable. Full length glass windows in the dining room provide every guest a window seat. Feast your eyes on spectacular views while enjoying a sumptuous breakfast.

    We're sure you won't find any place in Vermont that's quite like the Moose Meadow Lodge with it's rustic log style and modern conveniences. Enjoy our international collection of wildlife trophies, including our signature 19-point moose, wild turkey, pheasant, deer, black bear, and perhaps the only African water buffalo in a Vermont B&B.Many of the furnishings were created by co-owner Greg Trulson.

    Moose Meadow Lodge, The Great Room

    Moose Meadow Lodge, dining area

  • Breakfast

    Moose Meadow Lodge, breakfast

    Breakfast

    Breakfast is served each morning, and may include buckwheat pancakes with blueberry maple syrup, Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict or our special Grand Marnier French Toast topped with Ben & Jerry's vanilla ice cream. We serve delicious coffees from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and unique teas and herbals from the Vermont Liberty Tea Company - both companies based in Waterbury. Breakfast is served at 9:00 am. Please inform us in advance about any dietary restrictions, allergies, etc.

    We're dedicated to making your stay at the Moose Meadow Lodge a comfortable and enjoyable experience. That's why we've made every effort to provide all the amenities you've come to expect from a B&B and more.

  • Weddings and Civil Unions

    Moose Meadow Lodge, snowfall Consider the Moose Meadow Lodge for your wedding celebration. The unique Adirondack-style architecture and decor of the Lodge, the spectacular views, secluded natural surroundings, and Vermont hospitality will make your event truly special. We specialize in intimate weddings for 2 - 30. For larger events, please contact us for more information.

    Renewal of Vows Special

    Do you have a civil union license, but want a civil marriage license? Or do you want to renew your wedding vows?

    Adirondack Plan

    Event Location: On Deck & In Lodge

    • up to 30 standing reception
    • up to 18 inside or 25 on deck for seated dinners
    • Four Rooms for Two Nights - 8 guests
    • Breakfast Two Mornings - 8 guests
    • Use of deck and interior for ceremony and/or reception
    • Custom ceremony and services of Greg Trulson, Justice of the Peace
    • Marriage application and fees
    • Marriage license
    • 2 certified copies of your marriage certificate will be mailed to you after your ceremony
    • Wedding gift
    • Fresh flowers in room
    • Use of kitchen for warming or food service preparation
    • Use of front meadow for parking
    • Use of the Fire Pit for after wedding bonfire

    $2900 (LOW Season)

    $3220 (MID Season)

    $3380 (PEAK Season)

    Intimate Cabin Plan Deluxe Package

    Event Location: Anywhere On Property

    2 Persons

    • One Room for Two Nights
    • Breakfast Two Mornings
    • Use of deck, interior, pond, or Sky Loft for ceremony
    • Custom ceremony and services of Greg Trulson, Justice of the Peace
    • Marriage application and fees
    • Marriage license
    • 2 certified copies of your marriage certificate will be mailed to you after your ceremony
    • Wedding gift
    • Fresh flowers in room
    • Wedding cake serves 4
    • Sparkling cider
    • Romantic 4-course dinner for two at Michael's on the Hill (includes tax and gratuity. Beverages additional. Closed Tuesdays.)

    $1215 (LOW Season)

    $3220 (MID Season)

    $3380 (PEAK Season)

    Moose Meadow Lodge, common lounge

    Intimate Cabin Plan Standard Package

    Event Location: Anywhere on Property

    2 Persons

    • One Room for Two Nights
    • Breakfast Two Mornings
    • Use of deck, interior, pond, or Sky Loft for ceremony
    • Custom ceremony and services of Greg Trulson, Justice of the Peace
    • Marriage application and fees
    • Marriage license
    • 2 certified copies of your marriage certificate will be mailed to you after your ceremony
    • Wedding gift
    • Fresh flowers in room

    If you wish to add other items, please let us know. We'll be happy to customize this package for you.

    $1009 (LOW Season)

    $1089 (MID Season)

    $1129 (PEAK Season)

  • Recreation, Restaurants & Area Attractions

    Waterbury, Vermont is centrally located for enjoying the area's most popular destinations, events, activities, and entertainment. Waterbury is the gateway to all types of recreation and is home to some of the world's best specialty food companies. Here are just a few favorites of our guests.

    Moose Meadow Lodge, mountain view

    Shopping & Attractions

    • Stowe Street Emporium, Waterbury - Vermont's most elegant selections of gifts, clothing, & cards
    • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory - Take a fun, historical tour and enjoy a free sample
    • Cabot Creamery Annex - Sample delicious products by world champion cheesemakers
    • Lake Champlain Chocolates - Indulge yourself with creations by one of Vermont's finest chocolatiers
    • Cold Hollow Cider Mill - Watch them make cider and enjoy it fresh
    • Excellent Vermont-related shopping
    • Walking Tour of Waterbury Village - Take along a free map for a self-guided tour
    • Vermont Liberty Tea Company - Sample and take home hand-blended herbal teas
    • Stowe, Vermont - World class skiing and shopping is just 15 minutes away
    • Montpelier, Vermont - The only state capital without a golden arch franchise and proud of it! Great restaurants and unique shopping
    • Rock of Ages Granite Quarry - Home of the world's largest monumental granite quarries
    • Tour Vermont Breweries, Wineries & Cideries - Tasting rooms, tours and restaurants are available at various locations

    Moose Meadow Lodge, landmark

    Arts & Entertainment

    • Montpelier Chamber Orchestra Society - Twenty-one of Central Vermont's finest string musicians bring you everything from Arcangelo Corelli to Thelonius Monk
    • Vermont Philharmonic - Central Vermont's community symphony orchestra with regular performances at the Barre Opera House. Catch the Summer Pops concert at Moose Meadow in mid-August
    • Eleva Chamber Players - Professional all-string chamber orchestra performing classical music to raise the human spirit. Founded by Willie
    • Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier - The area's award-winning, professional theater company
    • Savoy Theater, Montpelier - Cozy movie house and video store featuring international, arts, and independent films
    • Free Outdoor Concerts - Talented local groups perform jazz, big band, blues, barbershop, and more (only during the summer, of course), at the Rusty Parker Memorial Park, Waterbury
    • Green Mountain Film Festival - Takes place at venues throughout downtown Montpelier. It is the leading film festival in Vermont
    • Valley Players - Waitsfield's popular community theater
    • Vermont Festival of the Arts - The month of August and Labor Day Weekend
    • Mad River Craft Fair

    Other Community Events

    • Farmers Market, Rusty Parker Memorial Park, Waterbury - Thursdays from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm, in the summer
    • Waterbury Flea Market, Route 2 West - Huge bargains every Saturday and Sunday in the summer and during foliage season
    • Independence Day Parade & Festival, Waterbury - A hometown favorite. Usually the Saturday before July 4th
    • Montpelier Events Calendar
    • Vermont Events Calendar

    Moose Meadow Lodge, waterbury restaurants

    Waterbury Restaurants

    • Cider House BBQ & Pub, 1675 US Route 2 (802-522-1359) - Southern style BBQ with a Vermont twist
    • Ocha Thai - Main Street at Stowe Street
    • Excellent authentic Thai cuisine
    • Michael's on the Hill, Route 100 North (802-244-7476) - New England cuisine with European finesse
    • Hen of The Wood, 92 Stowe Street (802-244-7300) - Inventive fine dining in a former grist mill. Nationally renowned by Food & Wine Magazine and the James Beard Foundation
    • Arvad's, 3 South Main Street (802-244-8973) - a pub & grill serving great salads, burgers, with an international beer selection
    • Lee Zachary's Pizza, 2 Butler St., (802-244-5650)- Eat in or get it delivered
    • The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room, 1 S. Main St. (802-244-7827) - An extensive pub menu featuring fresh meats, burgers, salads, chicken wings and craft brews
    • The Blue Stone Pizza Shop & Tavern, 13 Stowe St. (802-882-8185) - Gourmet pizza, wraps, burgers and wings with a dozen beers on tap. Eat in or take-out

    Warren Restaurants

    • The Pitcher Inn(888-867-4824) - A memorable romantic dining experience in a Relais & Chateaux property, situated in the village of Warren. If you don't mind pushing the limit on your platinum card, ask about the exclusive private dining experience in the wine cellar. This is a great choice for anniversaries, weddings, civil union dinners and other special occasions
    • Terra Rosa Ristorante - Delicious Italian cuisine featuring a wood fired oven

    Montpelier Restaurants

    • Royal Thai Orchid - Excellent authentic Thai dishes and drinks, open for lunch and dinner
    • Sarducci's, Main Street - Popular Italian restaurant next to the Winooski River
    • Main Street Grill & Bar, Montpelier - Haute cuisine at reasonable prices by the New England Culinary Institute (NECI)
    • Hunger Mountain Co-Op, drive behind Sarducci's - A grocery store & cafe featuring health foods, international foods, organic produce, and more
    • J. Morgan's - Popular bar and steakhouse located at the Capitol Plaza Hotel

    Stowe Restaruants

    • The Whip at the Green Mountain Inn - Refined menu and clientele. Good place for people watching
    • Crop Restaurant- Good food in one of Vermont's newest brewpubs

    Moose Meadow Lodge, highway

    Massage & Relaxation

    • Willie Docto, In-house Massage Therapist - In Lodge
    • 802-244-5378
    • Email Willie
    • John Haynes, Massage Therapist - In Lodge
    • 802-793-9939
    • writetohaynes@hotmail.com
    • Patty Delaney, Massage Therapist,Waterbury
    • 802-244-7556
    • Mad River Massage,Starch House, 5677 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05663
    • 802-496-5638
    • www.madrivermassage.com
    • info@madrivermassage.com

    Outdoor Activities

    • Hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing at Moose Meadow Lodge (Snowshoes provided. Bring your own skis.)
    • Biking on Scenic Route 100
    • Hiking on Camel's Hump or Hunger Mountain
    • Skiing in Stowe, Sugarbush, Bolton Valley, Mad River Glen or Cochran's
    • Get ski conditions for Vermont.
    • Hiking or Snowshoeing on the Green Mountain Club's Trails
    • Cross-country Skiing at Trapp Family Lodge
    • Snowmobiling on the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers trails (permits required)
    • Golf at the Country Club of Vermont - 802-244-1801. 2012 Rates $96-$125, including balls and golf cart
  • Directions

    The Usual Route

    1. Take Exit 10 (Waterbury) or Exit 9 (Middlesex) off US I-89.
    2. Follow signs to Waterbury
    3. At Snowfire Auto dealership, turn onto Route 100 South.
    4. Note your odometer reading at this point!!!
    5. Proceed 2.1 mi/3.3 km.
    6. Look for the right-turn yellow sign, then slow down. Turn RIGHT onto Crossett Hill Road.
    7. Proceed up the steep hill 0.6 mi/1.0 km. Mailbox 607 is on the left. Do not turn left onto Birch Street. Our mailbox is just past Birch Street.

    Note: Crossett Hill makes a big "horseshoe" off Route 100.

    Be sure to follow exactly the directions above or below.

    In Case of Snowy/Muddy Roads, this is a less steep way to go.

    1. Take Exit 10 (Waterbury) or Exit 9 (Middlesex) off US I-89.
    2. Follow signs to Waterbury
    3. At Snowfire Auto dealership, turn onto Route 100 South.
    4. Note your odometer reading at this point!!!
    5. Proceed about 0.8 mi/1.2 km.
    6. Just past the Middle School, TURN RIGHT onto Crossett Hill Road.
    7. Stay on Crossett Hill Road for 3 miles. Do not turn on any of the side roads.
    8. Look for 607 on our mailbox. It will be on your right.

    From Southern Points on Route 100

    1. Drive North on Route 100 from Waitsfield
    2. At the intersection with Route 100-B turn LEFT to stay on Route 100 North towards Waterbury.
    3. Look for Irving Gas Station/Duxbury Country Store.
    4. Proceed 1.5 miles past this point.
    5. Look for a very steep road on the left. This is Crossett Hill Road. Turn LEFT up this steep road.
    6. Proceed up Crossett Hill for 0.6 mi/1.0 km. Mailbox 607 is on the left.
    7. If it is snowy or muddy, use the other directions above.

    Please Note: Some GPS units take you to the other end of Crossett Hill near the intersection with Morse Road. We are about 2.5 miles from Morse Road. You may use the following coordinates: North 44° - 18' - 18.2" / West 72° - 46' - 53.6"

    If you do not have reservations, please make an appointment to see the Moose Meadow Lodge. Check-in is 4-6 pm. Check-out is 11 am. In order to properly prepare the Lodge in time for incoming guests, we appreciate your cooperation. Thank you.