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Stowe Mountain Lodge

Stowe Mountain Lodge

Stowe Mountain Lodge

Looking for a little winter retreat or Christmas ski specials? Look no further than Stowe Mountain Lodge, long known for being one of the top ranking ski resorts on the East coast. Located at the base of Stowe Mountain Resort, it was also just recently named “#8, Top 50 Ski Hotels In North America”  by the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler magazine.  We think this is important because this award is chosen by readers who are distinguished and experienced travelers, many of whom have stayed at the most revered hotels in the world. In fact, the Reader’s Choice Award is one of the most sought after in the travel industry due to the detailed selection process and esteemed reputation of the voters.

The Lobby - Stowe Mountain Lodge

The Lobby – Stowe Mountain Lodge

With ski-in/ski-out access to the best lift-accessed skiing and snowboarding in the East, the six-story, 312-room lodge features rustic grand architecture, luxe guest rooms, a 21,000 square-foot spa, award-winning-dining, a year-round heated indoor/outdoor pool and a two story lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows and oversized wood-burning fireplaces. With  majestic Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak, it’s also filled with activities for every season: golf, tennis, hiking, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, world-class dining, shopping, spas and more. Stowe’s historic village combined with Vermont’s most spectacular landscape creates the quintessential New England getaway.

What’s not to love?

A One Bedroom Suite at Stowe Mountain Lodge

A One Bedroom Suite at Stowe Mountain Lodge

There’s also their signature Alpine Concierge and a $4.7 million investment in snowmaking improvements this winter, so, the overall snow quality at Stowe Mountain Resort is the best it has ever been. Topped by the new slope-side community at the base, Spruce Peak Village, Stowe looks like it’s going to continue to be the preeminent luxury mountain destination in the Northeast. In celebration, Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Lodge is offering guests a special Ski & Stay package so check it out below:

Ski Stowe Package

·         Discounted overnight accommodations

·         One discounted lift ticket per adult, per day


Vermont’s Best Hiking

New Life Hiking Spa

A hiking spa? Who’s ever heard of such a thing? Well, we have and we thought it sounded pretty damn cool. Located in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, since 1978, New Life Hiking Spa is known for its exhilarating hiking program. A world renowned weight loss retreat located in Killington, New Life also offers delicious healthy meals in a comfortable atmosphere where you can experience the peace of the outdoors in a down-to-earth, country inn environment.

Re-opening after Hurricane Irene, New Life Hiking Spa (which was forced to close for two weeks due to the aftermath) has also decided to extend their season until October 16th!

A bit about the joint: In January of 2010 & 2011, New Life Hiking Spa was selected as one of the top 10 fitness vacations in the world by MSNBC. It was also selected by Shape Magazine as “one of the eight best weight loss spas” and by Health Magazine as “one of four great weight loss spas.” And, for four years in a row (2006-2010), New Life has won Best for Weight Loss, Best for Hiking and Best for Affordability by SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards.

Pretty impressive.

“The saying goes, ‘After a hurricane comes a rainbow and in this case, it’s a rainbow of fall colors in Vermont”, said Kathleen LeSage who owns New Life with her husband, Jimmy. Mrs. LeSage has been doing some research about fall foliage and found a great article on “What factor affects the intensity of fall colors”. It states, “Mild, sunny days combined with cold but not freezing nights will produce brilliant colors, as will adequate rainfall in autumn”. Vermont has definitely had the adequate rainfall, but luckily with little wind, so leaves were not lost in the storm. “It seems like it is really the perfect conditions for a brilliant foliage season!”

The weather is gorgeous and the trees are starting to change, so why don’t you kick start your own life and opt for change too?

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