While the American West has the mammoth mountains, it by no means holds a monopoly on the country’s skiing. East Coasters can hit their own slopes – and for many, the best are in the state of Vermont. The “Green Mountain State” offers terrain for all skill levels, and charming resorts to match, with an atmosphere entirely unique from their western counterparts. With NYC less than a five-hour drive (or exceptionally short flight) away, you could be skiing in the morning and clubbing that same night! Here are a few of The Luxury Travel Agency’s favourite Vermont ski resorts:
Luxury Ski Resorts: Twin Farms
When you think of the world’s best hotels, certain destinations likely pop into mind: London, Paris, New York, LA, Hong Kong, Tokyo. Perhaps if you’re island-minded, somewhere like the Maldives or Bora Bora. You probably weren’t thinking of Vermont…and yet the Forbes Travel Guide selected Twin Farms as the “Hotel of the Year” in 2020!
The allure of the hotel is rooted in its exclusivity – but to earn such a distinction, every facet must be exceptional, and a stay at Twin Farms is proof. The property is made up of 20 unique rooms and freestanding cottages, each employing tasteful touches of glass, stone, and timber, with selections from a private art collection furnishing the walls. The Cottages are particularly special, with unique design features that include massive hot tubs, hand-carved furniture, and a myriad of personal touches that continually impress. Rather than a busy ski resort, guests can make use of six entirely private ski trails on the property itself; a snowmobile brings you back up to the top after each run. This is truly an all-seasons property, with ice-skating, cycling, fly fishing, private picnics – everything you could ever want from the outdoors. And when it comes to dining, Twin Farms does not even offer menus; your entire dining experience is built and personalized around your own tastes. If that’s not VIP treatment, nothing is!
Luxury Ski Resorts: The Lodge at Spruce Peak
If you’re hunting for a classic East Coast ski experience, this is the property for you. The Lodge at Spruce Peak looks and feels the part: huge wooden beams indoors and out, stone fireplaces, and floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the views. The hotel is the only ski-in/ski-out property at Stowe, which is often regarded as the most exclusive ski town in Vermont. For a first-time Vermont skier looking to do it right, there’s no better option.
With over 250 rooms at the hotel, there’s a selection to fit any budget or requirement. Rooms and suites are furnished in a simple, cozy style, with the suites offering full kitchens to aid in those all-important après-ski nibbles. For VIP treatment, book one of the multi-bedroom Penthouses; not only do these offer private balconies and sweeping views of your surroundings, but these guests can also utilize the private Penthouse-only Concierge service, providing you that extra touch of exclusivity and service. A perfect ski trip hinges on getting the little details right – why worry about that when the experts can do it for you?
Luxury Ski Resorts: The Pitcher Inn
Perhaps you’re searching for a property that provides the option of skiing at a renowned resort – but it’s not the entire focus of your stay. You want something comfortable and intimate, away from the crowds but close enough to access anything you’d like. If this sounds like the place for you, look no further than The Pitcher Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property.
These boutique lodgings provide the old-school charm that characterizes most properties in the region. With only 11 rooms and suites, the atmosphere is more like a home than a hotel, with personable service to match. As a Relais & Chateaux property, there is a distinct emphasis on the quality of cuisine – plenty of visitors and even locals will book a table at the Inn’s restaurant, where seasonally fresh ingredients are paired with wines from a cellar numbering over 500 bottles. Enjoy your meal in the main Dining Room, or for extra-comfy surroundings, head over to Tracks for living-room style seating. Of course, we wouldn’t mention the property if it weren’t for the skiing; with the 4000 acres of Sugarbush Resort only minutes away, you wouldn’t be faulted for spending your entire holiday on the slopes!
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