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Frequently Asked Questions


What are the dining options while we are staying with you?

   Our House Bar & Restaurant are open Thursday to Sunday, 5-9pm year round with the exception of stick season and mud season ( a month in the Spring and a month in the Fall ). Please check out Open Table link to find out our closed periods. We strongly encourage our overnight guests to make dinner reservations in advance as the reseraurant and bar get busy!


Your availability calendar looks like you are full for the dates I'm trying to reserve, is this true?

   Most likely! Folks are able to book 365 days in advance for up to 2 weeks at a time. Our calender is live, accurate, and completely up to date. Summer months tend to book up fairly quickly, so don't wait to make that reservation! 


Can I buy my COC ski trail pass through Highland Lodge this year?

   While our guests do get to enjoy the benefit of ski in/ ski out access to the pristine nordic trail systems, you do need to buy your daily or season pass through the Craftsbury Outdoor Center Website to enjoy the trail system. 


If I stay in the lodge, is there a kitchen or refrigerator?

  Unfortunately our rooms inside the lodge are not equipped with individual refrigerators or microwaves.  Because of our licensing and use, our commercial kitchen is off limits to guests, but we do have a small refrigerator in the main living room that is open for all guests to store items in. Please make sure you remember to take those items with you when you depart!


Does my cabin have a place to cook?

  All the cabins except Edna and Grace have  kitchenettes and are stocked with cups, plates, bowls, silverware, cookware and cleaning supplies. Wolf Cabin is equipped with a full stove/ oven unit. All the cabins have refrigeration, coffee makers and toasters.


Is breakfast included in the room/cabin rental?

  YES!! We offer a buffet of homemade goodies with special treats daily. This is complimentary for our overnight guests.



What is the WiFi and cell service like at the lodge?

  We do have WiFi in and around the outside of the lodge itself. We are located at a fairly high point for the area and get pretty good cell coverage on our grounds, but there are some spots that are better than others in terms of signal strength. The WiFi is generally pretty good up at the cabins as well, but we do not guarantee any WiFi coverage beyond the main lodge as we are located in rustic Vermont, which is part of the charm!


Is your kitchen open for lunch?

  Our kitchen is not open for lunch, but there are plenty of options to choose from in the area.  Try picking something up from the Craftsbury Genny, WIlleys, or Highland Center for the Arts Cafe. Our restaurant is open Thursday- Sunday, 5-9pm for dinner and drinks..


Can I bring my dog?

Our cottages are no longer pet friendly effective Jan. 1, 2023! As much as we love pupperoonies, we have made the difficult decision to suspend pet accomodations at Highland Lodge. Due the wear & tear on our facilities and the added work with clean up, it is no longer feasible for us to offer. Existing reservations made for the 2023 calendar year will be honored, no future reservations will be accomodated. Thank you for your understanding!


Do you sell day/season passes to your private beach?

  Unfortunately we do not! We max out at 100 guests so our beach is reserved for these guests.


Can I bring my own boat and leave it at the beach?

  If you want to bring your own small boat/paddle board, be our guest!  However, we do not suggest leaving your vessel at the beach, as another guest might think it belongs to us and will take it out for a spin. We do not allow dockage of motor boats on our dock.


Do you have kayaks, boats, paddleboards, etc for rent?

  We do not rent out our boats/kayaks etc.  However, they are free to use as available to our guests. We have sail boats, kayaks, a row boat, canoe, paddleboard, and paddleboats along with PFD's and oars/paddles. If you are looking to rent kayaks/ bikes/ etc for an adventure, there is a garage in downtown Greensboro that offers daily rentals. 


Do I need to make reservations to eat at the restaurant?

Reservatoin are strongly encouraged! Please head to our Dining Tab-> Open Table-> select the dates/ times you are looking to dine. Please be advised that trivia takes place Thursdays at 7pm so the restaurant and bar get fully booked at that time.


Can I bring my own alcohol?

  Yes and no. Our liquor license applies to the main lodge and surrounding area, so our guests are not permitted to consume your own alcoholic beverages on the porch, or in the backyard beer garden, or anywhere that our restaurant liquor license dictates.  You are allowed to consume your own alcohol in your cabin or down at the beach.  We do not allow glass bottles on the beach, and please take your refuse with you. 


Are there air conditioners in any of the cabins or rooms?

  We do not have any A/C units anywhere in the lodge.  It's typically nice and cool up here in this part of Vermont, even in the summer.  However, if there is a bit of a heat wave, we suggest keeping your windows closed during the heat of the day and opening them back up and turning of the fan once things cool down. If climate control is of any concern, Wolf, Wallace, Tudor and Mamet cabins have A/C units as a part of the electric heat pump systems we recently installed.


What time is check-in/out and where do I do that?

  Check-in is at 3pm and check out is at 11am.  When you arrive at the lodge, use the door on the far left side of the porch and somebody will be in the office waiting for you. If nobody is at the desk, either find somebody in the restaurant/bar or call 802.322.4456 and press the *STAR* key to reach us directly.


We haven't been to Highland Lodge for a while, what is it like nowadays?

  It's AWESOME!  We try to make the lodge an inviting place for folks from all walks of life. While things aren't what they used to be, we've made subtle and tasteful changes to keep folks coming back week after week and season after season.  We are excited to welcome back those who have been coming for generations along with first time guests. If you are looking for a bit of quiet solitude we recommend staying in a cabin, as the lodge can be a bit of a bustle during our busier times. Come give us a try and see how we're keeping this vibrant pilar of the community alive!  



         -Chad and Elsa