Edson Hill is a beautiful boutique ski hotel in the luxury mountain resort of Stowe, Vermont.
Edson Hill resort was built in 1941 as a residence by Verner Reed, a wealthy Newport, R.I., with a fortune made in late-19th-century Colorado gold mining. Originally on 400 acres, it had barns and horse paddocks and was graced with winding ski and hiking trails. But over the years it was trimmed to some 38 acres, much of the original acreage sold off for residential development. Edson Hill still overlooks meadows, stables and a pond. The main Manor house has nine bedrooms. In addition there are four hillside guest houses, each containing a number of suites.
Reopened for the 2014/15 ski season under new ownership, all rooms and suites have been newly renovated and redesigned. They are finished in a New England style with bright white wooden walls, as if reflecting the snow outside, rich wooden flooring, contemporary mixed with antique furniture .deep pile rugs and cute touches like antlers, hide stools and tree trunk tables that connect the roms to the mountains outside. The decor is warm and welcoming and gives the feel of a traditional, immaculate family home.
All Guest House rooms feature wood burning fire places and if you love the scent of wood sap crackling as you drift off to sleep, you must request these. The Manor House rooms have gas fireplces with the exception of the double twin room.
The 40-seat dining room focuses on locally sourced classic New England fare with an emphasis on comfort food — pot pies, venison, and braised pork, accopmpanied by an excellent selection of wines. The bar downstairs, connects to an expansive brick patio for alfresco drinks.
In winter months, guests can burn off the hearty stews with cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on Edson Hill’s trails, hich are part of the Catamount Trail network, running from Massachusetts to Quebec. The inn is also considering offering a shuttle service to nearby Mount Mansfield for downhill skiing.
With 17 working fireplaces in Edson Hill, you will undoubtedly recieve a warm welcome in a crackling fireside setting. Edson Hill’s very own 38 acres of forest and rolling countryside stables and pond will enchant you. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ambiance from a stylish by-gone era in a 1940’s estate setting, overlooking Vermont’s untouched Worcester range.
Room rates start at $300 USD.
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