Lodge Information
Lodge Information
last updated: 2014-05-04 15:49:13

Directions


Very Important: Be sure to get the Lodge combination prior to going to the lodge.

There are a number of different routes you can take, but we offer some suggestions.

  • The directions from our own Dick Butler, who has tried several routes and recommends this way Driving Directions from Syracuse to the OSC Lodge in Vermont on a separate printable page in .pdf format.
  • Google Maps provides directions from anywhere to the lodge. All you need to do is go to "get directions", fill in the form and it will create a route to the lodge for you. It has some really nice features.
  • Mapquest can provide excellent driving directions from your starting place, and may provide some variations with shortest route, fastest route, or whatever you may select. Your ending location (the ski club lodge) is 4051 Vt. Rt. 100, Lower Granville, VT 05747.
  • Others in the club may have favorite routes and places to stop for refreshments, ask around. It is always prudent to have a map, just in case you miss a turn.
  • Then there is always the high technology way - GPS - Lower Granville is located at 43 degrees 59' 05.14" North, 72 degrees 50' 48.54" West, and is about 977 ft. above sea level.

Staying at the Lodge


For your stay at the lodge you will need to bring sheets or sleeping bags and pillow cases, towels, and whatever food items you plan to consume. Blankets are provided. The kitchen is fully equipped. Please take your recyclable food bottles and cans back home with you. Cleaning of your assigned room and all common areas must be done before departing. There is no cell phone reception at the lodge and only local calls can be made on the lodge phone. Therefore, a calling card is necessary if you plan to make long distance calls from the lodge phone.
The lodge phone number is 802-767-3234.

There are four bathrooms at the lodge. A men's dorm bathroom and a women's dorm bathroom are on the first floor. The third bathroom is shared by rooms 5, 6, and 7 on the second floor. The fourth bathroom is shared by rooms 1, 2, 3, and 4, also on the second floor.  

Lodge Rules


The rules and regulations for use of the lodge have been developed through experience and for the best interest of our members. They are posted for your information and use. Please make an effort to keep the lodge clean and let us know if anything needs attention.

MEMBERSHIP

  • ELIGIBILITY - Must be a current adult member (>17 years of age) or a junior member (13 to 17 years of age).
  • CHILDREN AT THE LODGE - The lodge is open to families with children of any age from April to October and on selected dates throughout the winter.
  • NEW JUNIOR MEMBERS (AGE 13-17) - One free night in the dorm or in rooms 4, 5, and 7 with a parent or guardian.
  • NEW MEMBERS - One free night (dorm accommodations or equivalent toward a room rental); must be used during the current membership year.
  • GROUP RENTALS - The lodge is available on a limited basis during the months of May through October for group rentals. Think about planning a family reunion week or a reunion of your college friends at the lodge. Groups may bring children of any age during their group rental time. Talk to Ken Robbins or Dave Clark about setting up a group rental and about the rates for such an event.

RESERVATIONS

  • General Information 
    • Must be made and paid in full prior to stay.
    • Payment must be received within 7 days after making your reservations.
    • No reservations may be made more than 6 months in advance.
    • (Use only the room that has been assigned to you.)
    • COUPLE - Any two persons
  • ROOM CANCELLATIONS - Notification must be received by reservations chair prior to reserved date. If not done, a $5.00 service charge will be assessed.
  • ROOM # 7 - Two additional single beds, if used, are $12.00* each per night. *(9% Vermont sales tax included)


ARRIVING/DEPARTING

  • NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED INSIDE THE LODGE.
  • NO PETS ARE ALLOWED AT THE LODGE.
  • SIGN IN - You must sign in, on arrival, in the log book in the kitchen.
  • FIRST TO ARRIVE - If you are the first person to arrive, please turn the hot water on and adjust thermostats as needed.
  • "QUIET HOURS" - between 11:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M.
  • CLEANING - Everyone is responsible for lodge cleaning before departing (see list).
  • CHECK OUT - 12:00 noon.
  • EMPTY ROOM - If clothing or other items are left in your room with the anticipation of returning in a few days, you will be charged as if you were occupying that room.
  • LAST TO LEAVE - If you are the last one to check out, please turn off the hot water switch and turn the three thermostats back to 55 degrees. Location of the three thermostats:
    • Living Room
    • Upstairs hall front
    • Upstairs hall back

ENJOY YOUR STAY AT THE LODGE, 

The Lodge Committee

Lodge Reservations & Rates
last updated: 2014-05-04 15:34:28

For reservations, call Dave and Diane Clark at 315-635-1686. If you get the answering machine, please speak clearly and leave your:

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Phone Number
  4. Dates that you would like to use the lodge
  5. Number of people
  6. Accommodations desired

Your reservation will be confirmed by a return call. Out of town reservations will be confirmed with a collect call. Full payment is required within seven (7) days of making the reservation. All paid reservations will be given preference over unpaid reservations.

When mailing a payment for lodge reservations, print the attached Lodge Reservation Form, complete form, and send it along with your payment to:

David Clark
1924 Hoag Road
Warners, NY 13164

Make all checks payable to Onondaga Ski Club.

NOTICE

  • THE COMBINATION TO THE LOCK ON THE FRONT DOOR OF THE LODGE CHANGES REGULARLY. Be sure to get the lodge lock combination prior to traveling to the lodge.
  • MEMBERS WHO FAIL TO CANCEL SCHEDULED RESERVATIONS BEFORE PLANNED USAGE WILL BE ASSESSED A $5.00 SERVICE FEE.

Lodge Rates

Rates for use of the lodge are determined by the cost of operation, maintenance, utilities, etc. Therefore it is important that you treat the lodge as your home away from home and use it as frequently as you can. The money we all pay to use the lodge balances off the basic costs of insurance, taxes, and utilities. Frequent use spreads the cost out and keeps the rates low.

Dorm room

$24.00 per person, per night. Includes 9% Vermont sales tax.

Private room

$48.00 per night for two. Includes 9% Vermont sales tax.(a)

Family or Group rental May-October. Add 9% Vt. sales tax to all rates below.(b)

       $300.00 one day

       $400.00 two days

       $500.00 three days

     $600.00 four days

     $700.00 five days

     $800.00 one week (one day free)

     $900.00 eight days

       $1,000.00 nine days

       $1,100.00 ten days

     $1,200.00 eleven days

     $1,300.00 twelve days

     $1,400.00 thirteen days

     $1,500.00 two weeks (two days free)

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(a) Rates for rooms 7 and 4 may vary if used by more than two people additional $12.00 per twin bed. Includes 9% Vermont sales tax

(b) A family or a group sponsored by an Onondaga Ski Club member can reserve the entire Lodge for a family or group gathering from May through October of each year.  The pricing for such use is shown in the table.  Click on the "Group Reservation" link in the upper left of this page for more details.



Family Reservations
last updated: 2014-05-04 15:42:40

 

LODGE POLICY FOR CHILDREN

 

INFANT – 12

13-17 (JUNIOR)

Club Membership fee

Free

$10

Parent/Guardian required at lodge

Yes

Yes

Parent/Guardian required in room

Yes

Optional

Lodge Rate May to October

Free (a)

Free (a)

Lodge Rate November to April

Free (b)

Normal rate (c)

(a)        Except club event dates (ex: Hiking, Golf, July 4th, etc.)

(b)        During family dates (Children under 13 are only welcome during these dates.)

(c)        Except family dates which are free.

FAMILY DATES 
The lodge is open to families with children of any age on selected weeks and weekends throughout the winter. Note these dates and make reservations to bring your children or grandchildren to the lodge. (Children 13 or older may join as junior members and are welcome at the lodge at any time, all year long). 

2014 FAMILY DATES 
Martin Luther King weekend, January 17-20
February break week, February 14-23
Spring break week, April 17 - 27

ROOM AVAILABILITY FOR CHILDREN 
Good family rooms are Room 7, with a double bed and two twin beds or Rooms 6 or 4 with the adjoining Room 5. Children ages 8-12 may also stay in the dorm as long as they are accompanied by a same-gender parent, grandparent, or guardian.

FAMILY RENTALS 
The lodge is available on a limited basis during the months of May through October for family rentals. Think about planning a family reunion week or weekend at the lodge. Families may bring children of any age during their group rental time. Talk to Ken Robbins or Dave Clark.

Group Reservations
last updated: 2014-05-04 15:44:36

LODGE CAPACITY:
The Lodge has the capacity to sleep 24 people.  Click on the "Lodge Pictures and Rooms" link in the upper left of this page for details.

GROUP LEADER REQUIREMENT:
In order to reserve the Lodge for a group (up to 24 people) during the summer months (May through October), it is required that the Group Leader ensure that all guests are members of the Onondaga Ski Club.

GROUP RESERVATIONS:
Reservation questions may be directed to Dave or Diane Clark at (315) 635-1686

In order to book the Lodge, the Group Leader must provide two copies of a typed sheet of paper that includes the following information:
(1) Header that indicates a "Lodge Group Reservation".
(2)The Group Leader's full name, address, contact telephone number, and email address (if one exists)
(3) The initial date the group plans to arrive at the Lodge (mm/dd/yyyy).
(4) the desired length of stay in days
(5) The full name and contact phone number of each individual in the group.

PAYMENT:
Accompanying the above required information, the group leader shall provide a single check (made out to "Onondaga Ski Club") that covers the rate published (under the "Lodge Reservation" link in the upper left of this page) for the desired duration of stay at the Lodge.

RESERVATION MAILING ADDRESS:
The group leader shall mail the required information and the single payment check to the following address:
David & Diane Clark
1924 Hoag Rd. W.
Warners, NY 13164

ROOM ASSIGNMENTS:
The Group Leader may arrange room assignments with individual group members in any way he or she deems appropiate.  This website contains room descriptions, room occupancy capacity, and floor plans to facilitate this process.


Reservation Form
last updated: 2010-11-16 11:32:28

Please print this page, fill out the form and mail it along with your payment to

Dave Clark
1924 Hoag Rd.,
Warners, NY 13164
(315)-635-1686

General Information
Contact   Phone  
Arrival   Departure  
Member Information
Member 1 Member2
Name   Name  
Preferred Lodging
Private Room  Ladies Dorm   Men's Dorm
Preferred Lodging
Private Room  Ladies Dorm  Men's Dorm
Member 3 Member 4
Name   Name  
Preferred Lodging
Private Room  Ladies Dorm  Men's Dorm
Preferred Lodging
Private Room  Ladies Dorm  Men's Dorm
Reservation Restrictions
  • Any cancellations must be received before reserved dates, if not, a $5.00 charge will be assessed.
  • All reservation credits from cancellations must be used in the current membership year or they will be forfeited.
Lodge Pictures and Rooms
last updated: 2014-05-04 15:50:18

 

Lodge Public Areas
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Lodge First Floor Floorplan
last updated: 2010-10-13 11:39:10

Lodge Second Floor Floorplan
last updated: 2011-11-22 13:31:02

Things to do Near the OSC Lodge
last updated: 2014-06-14 06:59:17

Compiled by Dianne Emmick


The lodge is a good place to visit year-round. Plan a vacation with the lodge as your staying-over place. Here are some great places to visit in Vermont, many within 40 miles of the lodge.

VERMONT COUNTIES AND TOWNS

Lodge is in Addison County;
Just east is Orange County,
Just southwest is Rutland County,
Just southeast is Windsor County,
Just north is Washington County

Nearby Villages (distances are approximate miles from our lodge)

Barre (37 miles) Bethel (20 miles) Brandon (28 miles) Bread Loaf (9 miles)
Bristol (25 miles) Burlington (50 miles) Cabot (46 miles) E. Middlebury (18 miles)
Hancock (3 miles) Lebonan (45 miles) Manchester (110 miles) Middlebury (23 miles)
Montpelier (30 miles) Ripton (14 miles) Rochester (8 miles) Royalton (25 miles)
Rutland (40 miles) Sharon (30 miles) St. Johnsbury (60 miles) Tunbridge (18 miles)
Waitsfield (15 miles) Warren (10 miles) Waterbury (18 miles) Woodstock (40 miles)

Year-Round Places of Interest


Barre, Vermont
Barre Opera House
Hosts 70-100 events each year
Local theater and arts organizations to internationally renowned musicians and dancers
http://www.barreoperahouse.org

Brandon, Vermont
Home of Warren Kimble, world famous folk artist
Visit the Warren Kimble House, 4 Conant Square
802-247-3026
Stylized animals and Vermont scenes
Historic brick building featuring a museum of Kimble paintings and other folk art
Gift shop
Kimble’s work also sold at Liza Myers Gallery in Brandon
http://www.vtliving.com/warrenkimble/index.shtml

Brandon, Vermont
Visit Brandon Farmer’s Market on Fridays
Year-round events in town
http://brandon.org/events.php

Brandon, Vermont
alpaca.jpg (75660 bytes) Maple View Farm Alpacas

Open Houses at various times throughout the year
Visit the alpacas
Cookies and cider
Gift shops
185 Adams Street
802-247-5412
http://www.mapleviewfarmalpacas.com
 

 

Bristol, Vermont
Art on Main and Artists’ Alley
Community Art Center and gallery
Artists’ demonstrations
Artists’ alley is an outdoor summer space featuring murals, musicians, crafts people

Burlington, Vermont
Essex Junction (just north) campus of New England Culinary Institute
(Main campus in Montpelier)
Dine at their restaurant, Butler’s; reservations recommended http://www.necidining.com

Charlotte, Vermont
Charlotte Village Winery

Fruit and grape wines
Wine tasting
802-425-4599
http://www.charlottevillagewinery.com/index.html

Granville, Vermont
Granville Bowl
Just down the road from the lodge, this bowl company is world-famous.
Make one-piece hardwood wooden bowls.
The mill contains original machinery designed in the 1899s.
Bowl Mill store open 7 days a week, 9-5
Bowl Mill tours M-F. 9-3
Snowflake collage http://www.bowlmill.com

Jericho, Vermont
Exhibit about Jericho farmer Wilson A. Bentley (the "snowflake man") who was the first man to photograph a single snowflake.
He eventually photographed more than 5,000 of them, proving that truly no two are alike.
Visit the "Snowflake" Bentley Exhibit at the Old Red Mill in Jericho. See http://jerichohistoricalsociety.org/ and http://www.snowflakebentley.com/.



Jericho, Vermont
The Old Red Mill
The old mill is not only the home of the Bentley exhibit, but is a tourist attraction in its own right. It was declared a National Historical Site in 1972 and houses mill machinery and artifacts.
Next door is a residence, the Mill house, gingerbread style with Gothic gables.
While you’re in Jericho, don’t forget to stop in at Snowflake Chocolates. http://www.snowflakechocolate.com/.

Middlebury, Vermont
Vermont Soap Works
Tours and gift store
802-388-4302
http://www.vermontsoap.com/

Middlebury, Vermont
Maple Landmark Woodcraft
Largest wooden toy factory in the U.S.
Visit factory showroom
802-388-0627.
http://www.maplelandmark.com

Middlebury, Vermont
Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center
Gift shop and classes
An old mill building next to Otter Creek Falls.
Visit neighboring cafes and unique shops
802-388-3177
http://www.froghollow.org/galleries

Montpelier, Vermont
New England Culinary Institute
Eat at one of the two Culinary Institute Montpelier restaurants
Chef’s Table and Main Street Grill
Visit bakery / café, La Brioche, for baked goods or lunch
Reservations recommended at restaurants
http://www.necidining.com

Pittsford, Vermont
New England Maple Museum

Museum tour and exhibits about making maple sugar
Gift shop
Open all year except for January, February, and first half of March
(802) 483-9414
http://www.maplemuseum.com/index.html

Proctor, Vermont (between Pittsford and Rutland)
Wilson Castle
Tours May through October
Haunted Halloween tours in late October
Christmas tours
http://www.wilsoncastle.com

Proctor, Vermont (near Rutland/ Pittsford)
Vermont Marble Museum
Open May through October
History of marble
Quarry walk
Gift shop, artist-in-residence
800-427-1396
http://www.vermont-marble.com

Ripton, Vermont
Farm owned by Robert Frost, was his final permanent residence.
Robert Frost Interpretive Trail; several of his poems mounted along the trail.
http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/gmfl/green_mountain/recreation_management/dayhiking/rfrosttrail.htm

Sharon, Vermont
Visit the birthplace of Mormon leader Joseph Smith

Waterbury, Vermont
Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream

Guided tours
Free sample of the day
Gift shop
http://www.benjerry.com

Waterbury, Vermont
Cold Hollow Cider Mill

Tours
Gift shop
Grand View winery tasting room as well

Seasonal Events of Interest


*Dates can change from year to year, so do call and check that the event is scheduled and get the dates before you travel.

FALL


Fall brings numerous fall fairs and festivities to Vermont. It seems as if every small town is having a leaf festival or an apple festival or a Halloween festival. Check the Internet for events. Check out http://www.travel-vermont.com/seasons/fall.asp.

Barnet, Vermont
Ben’s Mill Day

The event is fun for the entire family and features a Rubber Duck Race, Rib Dinner,
Live Music, and chance to views this marvelous old mill and Blacksmith Shop.
Tours from 10 am - noon.
Rubber duck race starts at 11. A rubber duck can be purchased for the race; call for more information
Usually first Saturday in October
Ben Theshers Mill, Barnet Road, Barnet VT

Barre, Vermont
Old Time Fiddlers' Contest
, 61 Seminary Hill, Barre, VT, 05641,
This event is dedicated to preserving and promoting Old-Time Fiddling and its related arts and skills.
Usually last weekend in September
(802) 862-6708.
http://www.central-vt.com/web/nefiddle/index.html#contest

Barre, Vermont
Rock Solid: Annual Stone Show
, Stone Carvers’ Show.
Stone carvers from Barre and around the area show their talent.
Contemporary and classic designs in 3-D sculpture and 2-D relief, stone assemblages, and paintings or drawings that show the beautiful qualities of stone.
Usually through the month of October.

Bennington, Vermont
Annual Garlic and Herb Festival
First weekend in September

Brandon, Vermont
Tango Vermont
Held in September
An enchanting Full Moon Tango weekend in Brandon.

Brandon, Vermont
Celebrate Harvest Fair
Held in October
Catch a glimpse of the spinning wheel at work.
See treasures in wood, iron, wool, and fabric.
Taste quality baked goods, vinegars, honey, mustards, and maple syrup.
See the patchwork of color. Pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, and wreaths.
Bring home the charm of small town.
Savor the tastes and treasure tomorrow's antiques. 10 am - 4 pm

Brattleboro, Vermont
Brattleboro Literary Festival
Three day literary festival
Celebrate authors, readers, and books themselves
Over 25 authors attend
Various events for all family members
Held in October
800-284-3243.
http://www.brattleboroliteraryfestival.org

Cabot, Vermont
Cabot Apple Pie Festival
Annual event. Local cooks compete. Free apple cider, crafts fair, light lunch, and lots of pies for sale
Exhibits, entertainment, fun for family.
Free
Held the Saturday after Columbus Day
802-563-3396
http://www.cabothistory.org/ApplePie.html

Killington Ski Area.
Killington Brew Fest
A variety of micro breweries and craft breweries from Vermont and New England will each have on hand a few of their top choice ales, pilsners, stouts, and hand-crafted lagers, for beer enthusiasts to sample.
Admission is charged. Please have your ID with you during the Brew Fest, as you must be 21 years or older to sample beer.
Usually the first Saturday in October.
For more information call 800-734-9435.

Pittsford, Vermont.
Halloween & Fall Celebration
New England Maple Museum
Exhibits and decorations
End of September through October
802-483-9414

Rutland, Vermont
Vermont State Fair
First week in September

Tunbridge, Vermont
Tunbridge World’s Fair
Real country fair
Has run continuously since 1867 (except in 1918 due to flu epidemic and during WWII)
Generally 2nd weekend in September

SUMMER


Brandon, Vermont
Basin Bluegrass Festival
held in July

Annual Pickin' By The Pond 3-day festival celebrating all things Bluegrass!
Held in July
802-247-3275 or e-mail basinbluegrass@yahoo.com

Brandon, Vermont
Annual Great Brandon Auction
Benefit auction offering quality goods and services! Great fun, lots of bargains.
Held in July
4 pm in Central Park (2 pm preview);
802-247-6401
http://brandon.org/auction.php

Brandon, Vermont
Yard Sale Day
Day-long event Merchant's Fair and Town-Wide Yard Sales;
Held in August
802-247-6401
http://www.boston.com/travel/articles/2006/07/28/the_price_might_be_right_at_brandons_yard_sale/
Also see http://www.brandon.org

Mad River Valley (Waitsfield area)
Vermont Festival of the Arts
Literally hundreds of events
Along or near Rt. 100, mostly between Waitsfield and Warren
Fairs and Festivals, Galleries and Exhibits, Health and Wellness
Lectures, Literature, Music, Dance, Open Studios, Theater and Cinema
Culinary Events, Garden tour, Workshops and Demos, Photography
Three weeks in August
http://www.vermontartfest.com
800-517-4247

Orwell, Vermont
Mount Independence State Historic Site
Site of Revolutionary War fort housing 12,000 soldiers
Trails through 300 acres of pasture and woodlands
Views of Lake Champlain
Remains of Revolutionary War
759-2412 or in season: (802) 948-2000
Fortifications
http://www.historicvermont.org/mountindependence

Stowe, Vermont
Trapp Family Meadow Concerts
700 Trapp Hill Road
Classical concerts in the Trapp Family Lodge Meadow
Sunday evenings, late June-mid-August
(802) 253-8511.

Stowe, Vermont
Stoweflake Balloon Festival
Stoweflake Resort Field, Hwy 108.
More than 20 balloons launched continuously
Second weekend in July
800-253-2232

Swanton, Vermont, and points east
Northern Forest Canoe Trail
Over 100 miles from the lodge, but it sure does sound neat. Part of a 740-mile trail through New York, Vermont, Ouebec, New Hampshire, and Maine
174-mile section in Vermont
802-496-2285
http://www.northernforestcanoetrail.org



SPRING


Throughout Vermont
Vermont Maple Open House Weekend
Public kick-off to the maple season in Vermont.
An invitation to the public to visit one or more sugar houses throughout the state.
Activities usually include maple sugar house tours where visitors can watch maple syrup being made, often sample maple products and much more.
Generally the last weekend in March
http://www.vtmaple.org/open-house.html?src=vtvacation

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