Snow adventurists don’t have to go far from Boston for luxury amenities and accommodations.
Ski pristine trails at Stowe Mountain Lodge.
Let’s set the scene: You complete perfect runs over powdery soft snow before checking your skis with your personal valet and enjoying an extended massage at the on-site spa. The best part? You’re just three hours from Boston in Stowe, Vt. New Englanders no longer have to head west to nd pristine skiing conditions and luxury amenities thanks to resorts like Stowe Mountain Lodge. This winter, you can also invest in the resort through the new four-bedroom Village Townhomes at Spruce Peak, starting at $1.5 million.
Guests at the 300-room resort can spend the day skiing 31 trails on Spruce Peak or take the Over Easy connection gondola to an additional 85 trails on the Mount Manseld side of the mountain. If you want to log more time outside, Stowe Mountain Lodge has an Olympic-size skating rink where you can practice jumps of another kind, or swap your skis for an afternoon or evening snowshoe hike through Smugglers’ Notch. After a day on the slopes, relax sore muscles in the year-round pool heated to 84 degrees or schedule that post-piste treatment (like the 100-minute Stowe Cider Scrub) at the 21,000-square-foot spa.
One of the rooms at the Club Residences.
Stowe’s food scene alone is worth the drive north, with favorites like Doc Ponds and the nearby Hen of the Wood, but you won’t have to leave the resort to find a delicious meal. The concierge can arrange a private cooking lesson for you (along with a sommelier so you have wine pairings, naturally) or you can enjoy a chef-prepared meal in your suite. The Lodge also recently debuted a wine, cheese and charcuterie focused speak-easy, The Linehouse, with an ode to California wineries that survived Prohibition.
Guests who are looking for longer stays or more space can opt for the 3,000-square-foot ski-in, ski-out Club Residences with three bedrooms and four bathrooms overlooking Mount Manseld.