As a young girl, Jane grew up with a love and deep respect for horses.  She is the 6th youngest in a close family of 9 brothers and sisters.  Even though resources were extremely limited to only the essentials, it didn't stop her from dreaming.  Jane knew that one day she would have the opportunity to learn everything she could about these majestic animals.    Her passion continued to grow over the years.  In her mid-twenties, after years imbedded as a key member growing Miami's trend setting modeling industry, Jane finally had the opportunity to jump into her passion with both feet.  She began spending her free time at the stables learning all she could. Soon thereafter, she was a horse owner and living her dream.  Jane now wants to provide a place where others that share her passion can have an opportunity realize their dreams and do so in a safe and private setting.

Great Bear Lodge and Vermont Riding Academy is my vision realized.  Please explore the site to learn more about our activities and programs.  I hope to see you soon!


Beautiful Pond
Entrance to GBL
Winter Scene
Fall Scene

Great Bear Lodge sits on 27 private acres nestled in the Southern Vermont mountains.  The property offers a diverse landscape providing a perfect palate for horses, country strolls along forest trails, pond swimming, fishing, snowshoeing, sugaring, bird watching, and enjoying all that nature is ready to share. 

Once you are here, Great Bear Lodge and Vermont Riding Stables are at your disposal.  Whether you prefer an intensive horse training course with opportunities to learn in the ring, on the open property and on the trails or a relaxing holiday enjoying nature and peaceful surroundings, reading a good book, taking in fresh mountain air and winding down in front of the fire pit or something in the middle?  Whichever your choice my staff and I will develop the program of your dreams.  Please call me if you have any questions. 



Private BBQ Area
& Fire Pit
Onsite Fishing and ShowShoeing
Apple Picking
Onsite Maple Sugaring

I would like to begin by saying the house has heating and plenty of hot water to bathe in. In the more rural areas I've had bad experiences with both but that was far from the case here. The Lawtons checked in on us before and during our stay their. it snowed our second night and they messaged me to confirm and immediately sent a plow out. The property is extensive and gorgeous. I would love to come back in the summer and explpre some more. Definitely recommend the place for anybody wanting to visit the area.

We had an amazing stay at this fabulous place! The home is well outfitted and spacious. The views are just spectacular. The wood stove kept us warm and cozy on a bitterly cold weekend. And the hosts could not be more responsive and helpful! We had a wonderful stay and hope to return. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!!!!

Incredible seclusion and perfectly private. Perfect for outdoor loving kids and families, and folks with good pups. :) . Very comfortable beds made for wonderful deep sleeps. Gorgeous mornings at the fire pit as the mist clears from the beautiful view! The area and dirt road in are CLASSIC, post card worthy Vermont. We loved our stay here!


Our Address

141 Kinney Farm Rd

Sharon, VT 05065

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TEL: 603.841.0607

E-MAIL: info@greatbearlodge.net

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