Set at the base of Stowe Mountain Resort, this convivial lodge features individually designed rooms and suites, most with a balcony that offer magnificent panoramas of the quintessential Vermont landscape, and each bedecked with fine art and a roaring fireplace to curl up in front of after a day on the slopes. Sumptuous four-bedroom Mountain Cabins located directly on the slopes are also available. The rustic-romantic ambience continues in Solstice Restaurant where guests can feast on authentic New England cuisine featuring local produce such as organic heirloom grains, artisan cheeses and local meats. Vermonster burgers at Hourglass can be washed down with a local microbrew. A full-service spa and wellness centre with a heated outdoor pool provides relaxation; kids have their own Chillax spa treatments. Convenience is accessing Stowe’s vast ski area from the hotel’s ski-in, ski-out base; an on-site concierge will offer advice on the best powder runs and most daring terrain parks. First popping up in 1934, Stowe Mountain Resort is one of the trailblazers of Vermont’s impressive ski region and this classic wintry wonderland comprises two distinctive summits. Beginners can take to Spruce Peak to glide down picturesque tree-lined easy greens, whilst thrill-seekers can hop on the Over Easy Gondola to Vermont’s highest peak, Mount Mansfield and face the challenging ‘Front Four’ double diamond blacks. Beyond the skier’s playground, guests can try anything from snowmobiling and dog sledding to moonlit snowshoe adventures and skating on the resort’s brand new ice rink.
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