I organize a knitting retreat every winter and we hold it here. We rent the entire lodge, and we spend from Friday through Sunday having an absolutely delightful time. I also rented it for my 20th wedding anniversary/vow renewal, and everyone attending (some from out of the country) had a brilliant get away.
This is not a fancy, luxury property, but rather a comfortable, rustic hunting lodge turned into a wonderful bed and breakfast. The prices for staying here simply can't be beat and the food that the staff cooks is outstanding. They provide gourmet fare at reasonable prices. Everything is freshly made (including the bread) and using local ingredients as much as possible. It is completely worth going for the full breakfast option, though the continental breakfast is delightful, too.
There isn't actually a "fitness center" in the traditional sense of the word, but the property is located within the Groton State Forest, and there are miles of trails suitable for hiking and/or cross country skiing. There's a pond you can rent a row boat and fish on, and acres of woods to explore. The crisp forest air and gorgeous views are invigorating and that's why I gave the fitness center an excellent rating.
The service of the staff (the staff is very small) is warm, friendly, and accommodating. We have several disparate dietary needs in our group and they always take good care of people without making them feel like odd ones out. They are attentive to details and always ready to help if something isn't quite how we'd like it.
There are several types of rooms available, and mostly shared bathrooms, but plenty of them. This house was an old hunting lodge built by a prominent Vermont citizen back in the 1940s, so it's rustic and charming. For all that they still have wifi available, even though there's no cell coverage. They keep everything spotless, and if you're the least bit uncomfortable, they strive to change that.
They have a cosy fire going in the fireplace in the main living room during the winter months that adds to the charm of this utterly delightful property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of Vermont's best kept secrets, Seyon Lodge State Park provides rustic and welcoming facilities in the midst of the inspiring beauty of Groton State Forest. Situated on the pristine shores of Noyes Pond, the Lodge provides year-round lodging and meeting facilities for individual guests and groups, including small conferences, retreats,and weddings. Private rooms with shared bath accommodate 16 overnight guests, while a fully equipped commercial kitchen prepares meals, catering to the whims of your guests. The Lodge at Seyon is situated within the 27,000 acres of Groton State Forest. The secluded setting allows guests to enjoy some of the most beautiful and undisturbed natural scenery in Vermont. Wildlife abounds and hiking and cross-country ski trails provide easy access to the solitude of the surrounding forests. Fly fishing for brook trout on Noyes Pond is considered among the best in Vermont, with boat rentals available at the Lodge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seyon Hotel Groton