MIDDLEBURY Welcome to the Lodge, a sprawling 36-acre complex in Middlebury opening May 15. It is the largest planned adult retirement community in Vermont. Formally dubbed the Lodge at Otter Creek, the construction effort is the largest in the history of Middlebury, Addison Countys shire town. The expansive, rural campus was built by Bullrock Construction of Shelburne and includes independent living apartments, townhouses, cottages, a memory care facility, swimming pool, library, gymnasium, art gallery, beauty salon, hiking trails, and a classic, productive Vermont apple orchard. It is a self-contained village within a village. All living spaces at the Lodge are rented, not owned, according to Bullrocks Vice President of Marketing Phil Lassalle. There are no buy-ins required, Lassalle said. The Lodge campus is especially attractive to Middlebury College alumni and those with a long-term vacation connection to the Green Mountain State. They certainly wont be disappointed in what the Lodge has to offer in the way of a modern, Vermont green lifestyle. The Lodge at Otter Creek broke ground in summer 2006. The multi-story, natural wood-sided main building, nestled behind woodland, can only be seen from Creek Road. The landscaped approach to the communitys main gate at 350 Lodge Rd., located just off Middle Road, is tasteful and low key. For details about the Lodge at Otter Creek, see www.lodgeatottercreek.com or call 802-388-1220 for rental rates and floorplans.