Stowe, Vermont is the BEST when you stay on mountain at the luxurious Lodge at Spruce Peak at Stowe Mountain, ski Stowe’s famous Front Four, then ski back to the grand mountain hotel, hand your skis and boots to the valet, ice skate on the centerpiece rink or soak in the luxurious outdoor pool and hot tub before spa treatments and après ski in the gorgeous lobby bar Hourglass. Explore the charming Stowe Village and Mountain Road, or stay and dine at Solstice, then sleep in five-star luxe before first tracks next morning. You will quickly see why Stowe is the Ski Capital of the East.
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire – The Mount Washington Omni Resort Hotel is a 1902 grand representative of the golden era. After skiing at the scenic Bretton Woods Ski Resort, enjoy returning your regal room in this splendid historic white castle, après ski with cocktails in hand by the fire watching the alpenglow over Mount Washington, have a presidential spa treatment, or soak in the outdoor hot tub and pool before dinner and dancing in the prohibition inspired Cave. This is the finest, most-famous, historic ski hotel in the East!
Jackson Gore Inn at Okemo Vermont – From the moment you park in the underground parking, hand your skis to the valet, and take the elevator to your suite lodging in Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn with a kitchen, living room, fireplace and deck… you’re in good hands. Walk to Okemo’s high speed quad for first tracks, later slide off your ski boots and into a sumptuous leather couch by the fire for après ski in the Coleman Brook Lobby Bar. The outdoor heated pool and hot tubs bubble away your ski fatigue or you can go glide some more on the Ice House ice skating rink. The kids can ride on The Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster, hit the game room and grab a pizza and s’mores by the fire, or join in Kids Night Out (see why we love Okemo for family ski trip), while you settle into a superb dinner in the Wine Spectator Coleman Brook Tavern or 43 North for French inspired cuisine in Vermont ski country.
The Wentworth Inn, Jackson Village, New Hampshire – this grand old Inn dates back to 1869, and a wedding gift from father to daughter. The winter wonderland of Jackson and the romantic spirit live on in each regal room with Jacuzzi and fireplace, to the fine dining by candlelight. Swiss fondue is served après ski, following skiing the Mount Washington Valley – nearby are ski areas Black, Cranmore, Wildcat and Attitash, plus cross-country skiing right out the door from the Inn.
The Pitcher Inn at Sugarbush Vermont – no two rooms are alike at this Relais and Châteaux Inn in picturesque Warren, Vermont, a classic Vermont village. Each room is expertly decorated with a unique theme, the Ski Room is our favorite at The Pitcher Inn. Skiing at Sugarbush is just ten minutes away, a venerable Vermont ski resort with two unique mountains, now owned by Aspen’s Alterra conglomerate. Prefer to be slopeside at Sugarbush? The Clay Brook Hotel is choice, suite lodging, with ski valet and underground parking, all just steps to the Sugarbush’s ski lifts, with a decadent mountainview outdoor pool and hot tubs, and you can walk to après ski and dining in Lincoln Village at Castlerock Pub or Rumble’s.
Woodstock Inn Vermont – the scenic, historical hamlet of Woodstock is a super setting for a romantic winter weekend. The Woodstock Inn is the perfect place to stay and play like a Rockefeller – the Inn owns Suicide Six alpine ski area nearby (these ski slopes date back to 1934) and its own Nordic facility, you can walk to the delightful downtown Woodstock shops and galleries, plus you’re just a 20-mile drive to Killington Mountain Resort. Staying at the 1969 Woodstock Inn, you are treated to elegant four-diamond lodging, four-star dining, and live jazz in the 1793 Tavern. Relax by the Inn’s 20-foot fireplace, and read up on the love story of Laurence S. Rockefeller and Mary Billings French –orginal owners of this inn and founders of Vermont’s only National Park in Woodstock which you can visit nearby.
The Castle Hill Inn and Spa at Okemo Vermont – stay in one of New England’s only authentic castles. You will be transported to another era, an elegant place to stay after skiing the slopes of Okemo, just ten minutes away. While the historic 1900 stone castle is all about old-world elegance, sumptuous rooms, and fine dining, the Castle’s Aveda Concept Spa offers the latest greatest body treatments, massages and pampering. Tip: ask to stay in the Castle itself, and not one of the numerous townhouse condominiums on the property.
Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River Maine – We love skiing Sunday River and we love the Grand Summit Hotel for its central locale, ski in ski out, ski valet, mountain décor, and cozy Camp restaurant. A giant outdoor pool and hot tubs or the social setting après ski. Book a ski trip to Sunday River and stay at The Grand, go to the Foggy Goggle for après ski, and on a Peak moonlit night ride the chondola to the Peak Lodge which is transformed to a magical mountain restaurant select nights, your evening includes a lovely gondi ride under the stars and under a blanket. We also love the River’s Maine sister Sugarloaf, staying at Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel.