1 . Woodstock Inn & Resort

Woodstock, Vermont

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We first admired the Woodstock Inn and Resort for its elegance and sophistication – minus the pretense of its larger luxury counterparts. Located in Woodstock, the prettiest small town in America, this spectacular resort showcases Vermont at its finest, from local attractions to regional recreation and cuisine.

From the white picket fence and sprawling gardens that surround the inn to the elegant linens and paintings by regional artists that adorn its rooms and suites, every element of your stay at Woodstock Inn and Resort is steeped in country sophistication, luxurious amenities and local pride. The Inn’s Suicide Six Ski Area offers great skiing without the crowds, plus a professional ski school, while the onsite Ski Touring Center is home to some of New England’s most scenic cross-country skiing. Sumptuous meals at The Red Rooster feature specialty cheeses, freshly caught shellfish and shepherd’s pie made with lamb and local produce. Suite bathrooms come equipped with oversized shower heads and his-and-hers sinks, while glassed-in sun porches offer breathtaking views of rolling hills and scenic Vermont countryside. Thistle, a line of locally-produced, luxury bath products, and turndown service with gourmet chocolates are the finishing touches for your luxury getaway.

Population

932

Average temperature

Low 2 degrees, high 81 degrees F.

Getting there

Woodstock Inn and Resort is centrally located in New England and is convenient to major highways. Take Interstate 89, which connects Burlington and Boston, or Interstate 91, which runs north from Hartford, Conn., to the resort.

2 . Stowe Mountain Lodge

Stowe, Vermont

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Experience the height of luxury at Stowe Mountain Lodge. The lodge’s location amidst the majestic Green Mountain peaks, covered bridges and crystal clear lakes of Stowe—the ski capital of the east—make this luxury mountain lodge the destination for your next Vermont ski vacation.

Stowe Mountain Lodge has everything you’d expect of New England’s premier snowboarding and skiing resort, and is steeped in the rich history of centuries of skiing on Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. With 116 trails and 13 lifts, Stowe Mountain Lodge sets a new standard for winter recreation at its finest, while the resort’s other amenities serve as the perfect complement to a day on the slopes. Solstice Restaurant features artisan cheeses and all-natural meat dishes (we loved the dry-aged Vermont beef with truffled polenta cake), while the Hourglass Bar specializes in designer cocktails and rare wines. Stowe Mountain Lodge’s six-story lodge features Alpine architecture, bamboo bed linens and goose down comforters for a luxurious escape from everyday life. Expansive glass panels in the lodge’s great room and oversized windows in the suites frame picturesque mountain scenery just waiting to be explored. Rustic elements merge with luxury appointments in multi-level cabins tucked into the mountainside, where handcrafted timbers, local stone accents, and whirlpool soaking tubs – plus the convenient ski-in/ski-out location - create the ultimate mountain retreat.

Average rainfall/snowfall

333 inches

Getting there

From Burlington International Airport, follow Airport Drive and turn left onto US-2/Williston Road. Turn right onto St. George Road, then merge onto I-89 South. Take Exit 10 toward Stowe and turn left onto 100 North. Follow to the center of Stowe Village, then take a left at the flashing stop light onto Route 108 North. Stowe Mountain Lodge will be on your right.

Fun facts

Stowe Mountain Lodge was the first mountain resort to win Audubon International’s coveted Sustainable Community award.

3 . Topnotch Resort and Spa

Stowe, Vermont

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The name of our No. 1 resort, Topnotch Resort and Spa, says it all. Everything at this luxury Vermont spa resort is elegant, distinctive and definitively top notch. World-class amenities meet first-class accommodations at this 120-acre wooded estate in the scenic village of Stowe.

You’ll find everything you need for an upscale Vermont vacation at the Topnotch Resort and Spa. But the crown jewel is the Topnotch Spa, where 35,000 sq. ft. of exotic hardwoods and signature spa treatments combine to create a spa experience that is the epitome of luxury. Papaya extracts and jasmine rose clay are just two of the ingredients found on Topnotch’s elegant – and often exotic – spa menu. Whoever said over-indulgence is a bad thing never experienced Topnotch’s private spa lounges complete with fireplaces, saunas and steam rooms. We would be content to spend our entire stay at the spa, but for those who insist on leaving, Topnotch Resort and Spa has plenty to offer even the most discerning traveler. Spacious one- and two-bedroom suites feature cathedral ceilings and the understated elegance of European decor. Norma’s serves up innovative dishes like tandoori-seared sea scallops, while the elite Topnotch Tennis Center offers lessons with tennis professionals from around the globe. You’ll never want to leave, and with Topnotch’s luxury resort homes, you won’t have to.

Average temperature

Low 2 degrees, high 79 degrees F.

Getting there

From Burlington International Airport, take I-89 South toward Montpelier. Follow I-89 South and turn left onto Route 100 North. Proceed into the Village of Stowe. Turn left onto Route 108 and continue approximately 4 miles; Topnotch Resort is on your right.

Fun facts

Topnotch Resort and Spa was recently ranked No. 1 in the Northeast and included in the Top Ten Best U.S Tennis Resorts by Tennis Magazine.

4 . The Equinox Resort - Inns at the Equinox

Manchester, Vermont

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It’s not often we hear of a resort that offers both luxury and adventure. And yet, that is exactly what awaits you at The Equinox. New England tradition meets sophisticated modern touches at this luxury Vermont resort that boasts one-of-a-kind attractions and accommodations.

Equinox’s adventure packages make it easy to sample the best of Manchester Village and surrounding area attractions. Get an adrenaline rush with one of the world’s oldest sports at the British School of Falconry – the first of its kind in the nation – as you learn to handle and fly Harris hawks. The resort’s Stiletto to the Metal package is a close second, pairing extreme pampering at the Spa with lessons at the nearby Land Rover driving school for the ultimate luxury adventure. Orvis fly fishing and hunting schools are also nearby, as is the award-winning Golf Club at the Equinox. The Equinox’s lavish guest rooms are spacious yet intimate, with custom made beds, plush pillows and views of Equinox Mountain. Beautifully-appointed guestrooms in the 1811 House, a romantic country inn and the former home of Abraham Lincoln’s granddaughter, are the perfect place to retire to after a day of adventurous pursuits. We recommend the Mary Lincoln Isham room, where period décor (think claw foot bathtubs and canopy beds) merge with modern comforts like heated bathroom floors.

Population

701

Getting there

From Albany Airport, take Route 87 North, then follow Route 7 East to Route 279 East. Follow Route 279 to Route 7 North. Turn left onto Route 313, take a right onto Historic Route 7A North and follow this approximately nine miles to The Equinox.

Fun facts

The Equinox has been previously operated under many names, including the Marsh Tavern, Thaddeus Munson's New Inn, Widow Black's Inn, and The Orvis Hotel.

5 . Basin Harbor Club

Vergennes, Vermont

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It's the little things that matter, and at Basin Harbor Club you will find just the right touches of luxury for your Vermont vacation experience.

Among stunning natural beauty and historic buildings, Basin Harbor Club offers you guest rooms and cottages with charming “summer home” décor. Each one offers beautiful views of the harbor, lakeshore, or golf course, and some of the cottages even include fireplaces made of native stone. And, whether you choose to spend your day playing or relaxing, you'll find just the right touch of luxury all around. Play a game of golf on the lush and rolling green at the golf course. Indulge in a massage from the spa. Or just dip your toes into the lake water.

Address

4800 Basin Harbor Road Vergennes, VT 05491

Highlights

A day at Serenity Spa at Basin Harbor is not to be missed! Their full menu of services offers you a luxurious way to relax and rejuvenate.

Fun facts

Basin Harbor Club and Resort was the first golf course and first resort property in Vermont to become a Certified Audubon Sanctuary.

6 . Rabbit Hill Inn

Lower Waterford, Vermont

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Elegance and just the right touches of luxury await you at Rabbit Hill Inn.

Rabbit Hill Inn offers nineteen charming bed and breakfast guestrooms and suites in Waterford, Vermont, each with a unique style and luxurious touches that will help you relax on your vacation. Soak in a jacuzzi tub by candlelight or curl up by the fire. The choice is yours. But the luxury doesn't stop at your room. A meal at Rabbit Hill Inn is an elegant experience. Your day starts with a full candlelit breakfast including a buffet of fresh-baked treats. Afternoon tea is served every day with delicate pastries. And candlelit dinners prepared by the on-site chef top off a delicious day with local ingredients and creative cuisine.

Address

48 Lower Waterford Rd. Lower Waterford, Vermont 05848

Population

1,104

Getting there

To get to Rabbit Hill Inn from I-91 (North or South), take exit 19 to Route 93 south. Then, take exit one onto route 18 south. Drive for approximately seven miles and you will find the inn.

7 . Stowe Country Homes

Stowe, Vermont

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Located in a beautiful country setting, Stowe Country Homes showcases unique and luxurious lodging options that range from spacious vacation homes to elegant chalets. Pamper yourself with an array of amenities or just soak in the stunning scenery!

Stowe County Homes' breathtaking backdrop compliments their exceptional accommodations perfectly. Set in Vermont's scenic Stowe, the views are always awe-inspiring. With a variety of styles and sizes, you're sure to find something that's just right for you. From one-bedroom cottages to five-bedroom condominiums, from slope-side locations to downtown, Stowe Country has every type of traveler in mind. Plus, modern amenities such as full kitchens, televisions, gas fireplaces, and much more are sure to make you feel pampered! Let the breathtaking Green Mountains be the backdrop for your next vacation, wedding, or retreat. With something special to do year-round, such as skiing, golfing, and hiking, you can't go wrong. No matter what tickles your fancy, Stowe Country Homes has everything you're looking for. Come experience the perfect balance of luxury and leisure!

Address

541 South Main Street, Stowe, Vermont 05672

Highlights

Whether you spend time exploring the hiking trails, skiing the slopes, or just curling up by the fireplace in your rental, you're sure to love sitting in the lap of luxury.

Related activities

Visit the pristine peaks for inspiration and exploration! Mt. Mansfield, the highest peak in Vermont and Stowe Mountain Resort, the East's premier ski resort, are just outside your door!

8 . Lake Morey Resort

Fairlee, Vermont

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Let Lake Morey Resort add the perfect touch of luxury to your Vermont vacation.

Standing in a beautiful natural setting, Lake Morey Resort offers 130 guest rooms and suites all uniquely decorated and most with stunning views of Lake Morey itself. If you prefer more privacy, the adjacent lake house and cottage offer fully furnished accommodations with plenty of added privacy including a private beach! No matter where you stay, Lake Morey Resort offers little touches of luxury that will make your vacation truly memorable. Unwind with a massage from the on-site Waters Spa, play a game of golf on the impeccably maintained, 18-hole golf course, or take a walk through the well-groomed gardens and enjoy the cool lake breeze. All this and more awaits you!

Address

1 Clubhouse Road Fairlee, VT 05045

Fun facts

Lake Morey Resort is over 100 years old and under its third generation of family ownership.

Related Onsite Offerings

For an even more indulgent experience, enjoy a treatment from the Waters Spa at Lake Morey Resort.

9 . Stowehof Inn & Resort

Stowe, Vermont

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Stowehof Inn and Resort truly offers the best of both worlds: the intimacy of a Vermont bed and breakfast with the luxurious amenities of a full-service resort. A treat for all four seasons, in the winter this resort offers some of the best values in the Stowe area, with access to Vermont’s finest alpine and cross-country skiing.

Introduce yourself to the horses that call Stowehof Inn and Resort home before they lead you on a sleigh ride over Stowe’s snow-covered hills. Cheer on your favorite furry friends at a championship dogsled race, or take in the sights and sounds of the Stowe Winter Carnival. Find shelter from the cold at Coslin’s Pub, where you can sip aged scotch and local microbrews and sample pub-inspired fare like Lamb and Guinness Pot Pie. Discover why the onsite restaurant, Emily’s, has become a favorite dining spot for locals, with fireside dining and French-inspired cuisine. Wake up to a full country breakfast each morning at the Stowehof Inn and Resort, then embark on winter adventures that await you outside the inn’s doors. Gather with friends around the sunken fireplace in the inn’s common room before retiring to the luxurious accommodations of your room, complete with European linens, canopy beds and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Vermont’s Green Mountains.

Population

4,886

Mountain range

Green Mountains

Getting there

From Burlington International Airport, proceed to I-89. Take a left onto Route 2E toward Williston. Take a right onto Route 2A South, then proceed on I-89 South to Exit 10 toward Stowe. Take Route 100 to Stowe Village, then take a left onto Route 108. Take a right onto Edson Hill and proceed up the hill to Stowehof Inn on your right.

10 . Mountain Green Ski & Golf Resort

Killington, Vermont

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Get peak-of-the-mountain amenities with base-of-the-mountain conveniences at Mountain Green Ski & Golf Resort. With various lodging options, ranging from basic to extravagant, you'll be able to find the perfect Vermont vacation. At any time of year. And with the onsite spa and video arcade, you're guaranteed to never run out of things to do!

At the base of Killington, this is the best skiing in the East, and Killington's a remost complete adventure resort. In the heart of golf country as well as a ski town, the best of Vermont is just a ski's length away. Four seasons of activities include skiing, golfing, cycling, and hiking, while this mountain resort's features are no less impressive, from deluxe units, to a restaurant and lounge, ski shop, and health spa.

Address

Mountain Green Ski & Golf Resort 133 East Mountain Road Killington, VT 05751

Highlights

Every unit at Mountain Green Ski & Golf Resort has a living room with a pull-out sleeper sofa; dining area; and most have a private patio or balcony.

Related activities

Besides the usual outdoor adventures, this Vermont mountain resort is also near art galleries, Bridgewater Mill Mall, Chaffee, Rutland, the Cheese Factory, Plymouth, and the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Homestead and Historic Site.

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