Franc family photo by Mad River Lodge sign

Hi, we’re the Franc family! We first came to the Mad River Valley when we tagged along with some friends on a ski trip in 2013. We had no idea of what to expect, but it was love at first sight! We began coming back to “The Valley” throughout the year to experience all the seasons. We knew the snowy winters were great but we also came to appreciate the hiking, swimming and cool mountain air in the summer, and of course were awestruck with the magnificent foliage season! But more so than the area’s natural beauty, we connected to its palpable sense of community, which was what truly led to our move to the area.

We began looking for a home near the river, but that proved to be a challenge. We stumbled upon The Golden Lion Riverside Inn, right on the banks of the Mad River in Warren. We never intended to be innkeepers, but we saw the potential, decided to take the leap, and reimagined the property into the Warren Lodge. In 2019 we decided to jump into another adventure when we purchased The Garrison, just down the hill from Mad River Glen, and created the Mad River Lodge. The White Horse Lodge, a Waitsfield, VT boutique hotel is our third property in the Mad River Valley, and we couldn’t be more excited. We invite you to come experience any of our lodging properties and allow us to share our love of the area with you, your family, or your group!

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