Stowe Mountain Lodge Review

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7412 Mountain Road, Stowe VT 05672
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Editor’s Review of Stowe Mountain Lodge

Many ski resorts in the East have little more than a mountain, certainly not a charming town with a lengthy history. Stowe, however, began as a resort after the Civil War, when travelers would take the train to Waterbury, ride the trolley to Stowe, and then hire a horse-drawn carriage to bring them to the Mount Mansfield House. Atop the barren summit of Vermont's highest peak, urbanites could enjoy the views and fill their lungs with the crisp mountain air. To this day, the charm of visiting Stowe is that you can leave the mountain behind and stroll down Main Street (Route 100), past the requisite white steeple around into a village that dates back 240 years.

Perhaps no other ski area has changed more than Stowe in the past five
... more years. After improving the trails and lifts on adjacent Spruce Peak in 2005 and 2006, Stowe Mountain Resort built houses and townhomes near the base. A golf course made its debut in 2007. That same year, a new chairlift called Over Easy connected the base lodge of Spruce Peak with the gondola at Stowe, eliminating the need for buses to run skiers back and forth between the two mountains.

Most impressive of all is the latest addition, the 139-room Stowe Mountain Lodge. This upscale resort has the feel of a Western ski lodge, especially when you enter the lobby with its two-story-high ceiling, native wood and stone embellishments, and leather couches. Stowe went overboard to use as much indigenous materials as possible, so there's real Vermont birch twisting around the columns and the marble on stairs leading to the bar comes from Lake Champlain. Come here for a weekend with the kids and you'll quickly realize it's the most luxurious ski-in, ski-out resort in the East, one that you'll want to return to during the summer and fall. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Spacious rooms with modern comforts, including fireplace, full kitchen and terrace
  • Ski in/ski out location, where rentals, ski school and lifts are all easily accessible
  • Outdoor pool and hot tub after a long day on the slopes
Family Interests
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Kids'/Theme Meals
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Pool
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This 139-room resort was created with the family in mind. Our foursome stayed in a spacious Ridgeline Junior Suite, with king-sized bed in one bedroom and pull-out queen-sized sleeper sofa in a separate living room. The room had views of Mount Mansfield from the terrace, two flat-screen televisions, a working fireplace, dining area, large bathroom with a deep tub and shower and ample closet space for all that ski gear. The highlight, however, was the full kitchen, with stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and Simon Pearce dishware. It was a pleasure grabbing a bowl of cereal in our own room before heading out to the slopes. If your children are older and want their own beds in each room, you'll want to upgrade to a two-bedroom suite.

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