Vermont hotel vacations in
ski country -- hotel listings, descriptions, availability and
by Eric H., lifelong
Along with New Hampshire, Vermont
is generally regarded as having the best overall skiing in New
England. Some ski areas like Killington have virtually built
a community around skiing while other like Okemo in Ludlow and
Mt. Mansfield in Stowe are a scenic part of established, classic
storied Vermont towns.
Skiing is a nice way to spend
a vacation, but your travel experience in Vermont doesn't go
"downhill" from there. In this "green" state,
you will find charming country stores with everything, but the
kitchen sink (and some great Vermont cheddar cheese), beautiful
unspoiled villages with cozy, warm fireside restaurants and interesting
shops, and country roads that provide stunning panoramic scenic
Stowe is our personal favorite,
the ultimate charming, historic Vermont village (it's 200 years
old) with sweeping mountain views (Mt. Mansfield is Vermont's
highest peak) and plenty of shopping, strolling, scenery and,
of course, skiing opportunities. There are many fine restaurants,
one of our favorites being the Shed (1859 Mountain Rd. (Route
108), Stowe, VT. Tel. (802) 253-4364). This
large, attractive, popular Stowe landmark serves the incredible
Shed Burger, soaked in beer, enhanced with spices and served
on an English muffin. You can't go wrong, either, with any of
its steak, seafood, chicken or salad offerings in an extremely
friendly, well-run restaurant. The Mountain Road where the Shed
is located also features myriad shops in kind of an upscale strip
mall fashion, but it never gets overwhelming or generic; the
wonderful mountain ambiance of Stowe overrides everything and
just forces you to relax.
Vermont is really the perfect
place to find a high end hotel or cozy inn, enjoy the skiing
and discover what is regarded as some of the best representation
of the classic New England lifestyle within the six-state region.
note: VisitingNewEngland.com encourages professional and citizen
journalists to tell us their ski travel experiences in Vermont.
Please feel free to e-mail
us with anything Vermont!