At our Waitsfield inn, we’re dedicated to providing our guests with a clean, friendly and no-fuss lodging experience with modern amenities at a great value. It’s a simple vision, but it is at the core of everything we do. We’ve worked hard to create a place where travelers of all kinds can truly rest and relax, while enjoying the endless natural beauty and things to do in the the Mad River Valley.

the Franc family
Welcome to your home away from home in Vermont!

We’re Independently Owned & Operated!

Meet The Franc Family

We look forward to welcoming you to our Vermont inn! We first came to the Mad River Valley when we tagged along with some friends on an impromptu ski trip to Vermont in 2013. We had no idea of what to expect, but it was love at first sight, and we began coming back to “The Valley” throughout the year to experience all the unique seasons. While the snow was great for winter activities, we came to appreciate the mountain biking, hiking, swimming and cool mountain air in the summertime. Then when you threw in the magnificent foliage season, we knew this was where we wanted to spend all of our time. We not only fell in love with “The Valley” because of its natural beauty, but also because of its palpable sense of community, which we can’t wait to share with you season after season!

Welcome to your home away from home in Vermont!
exterior of Mad River Lodge with red barn design

History of the Mad River Lodge in Vermont

Fully Renovated to Fit All Types of Travelers

The Mad River Lodge is the second property in our Mad River Valley Lodges collection. We first purchased the Golden Lion Inn and fully renovated it to become the Warren Lodge in 2015. Then we decided to jump into another adventure and acquired The Garrison, which was just down the hill from Mad River Glen. We named this new property the Mad River Lodge, and we renovated it with the same vision we had for the Warren Lodge. Even though the property needed a ton of work, we dove right in, stripped down the old structure and transformed this once iconic ski lodge into what it is today, with rooms and suites for singles, couples, families & groups.

Mad River Lodge welcome desk sign

Make New Memories at the Mad River Lodge

We’re Proud to Be Part of Your Stories

The Garrison was home to many long-time Mad River Glen and Sugarbush visitors, but we’re proud to be the new place where more fond memories will be made. We have already made amazing connections with past and new guests alike, and have had the privilege of meeting so many kind and interesting people. We’d be honored to be part of your travels, and would love to help you discover all the wonderful things about our little piece of heaven in Waitsfield, Vermont.

How to Find the Mad River Lodge

Enjoy the Scenic Drive and Convenient Location in Vermont

Airports Near Mad River Lodge

  • Burlington International Airport, Burlington, VT – 53 min. drive.
  • Lebanon Municipal Airport, West Lebanon, NH – 1 hour & 20 min. drive.
  • Plattsburgh Airport, Plattsburgh, NY – 2 hour drive.


Mad River Lodges

All three of our updated lodges in Mad River Valley offer a modern yet rustic feel and a variety of affordable lodging options.

See Our Collection