Stowe Mountain Lodge Architecture and Design
Stowe, Vt. – For over a century Stowe, Vermont has attracted the world’s most discerning travelers, who have cherished the beauty of the area’s covered bridges, sparkling lakes, rambling woodlands and majestic peaks. Stowe Mountain Lodge is the first true luxury resort hotel to open in the Northeast in more than 50 years, while offering a service precision associated with the most venerated properties in the world, a sophistication inspired by the finest hotels and a relaxed warmth that is distinctly New England. Built in the “Vermont-Alpine” aesthetic, Stowe Mountain Lodge offers a truly luxurious setting, while still honoring the Vermont traditions of utilizing local artisan products and embracing the tranquility of nature.
Designed by renowned firms 42|40 Architecture and Brennan Beer Gorman, the six-story, 312-room lodge draws on the architectural tradition of turn-of-the-century vacation homes created by the great families of New England. The lodge’s exterior features a picturesque façade of woven timber and shingles that reflect the natural harmony found in nature, as well as stone veneer created from local quarries, and expansive glass to bring the beauty of the lodge’s outdoor surroundings to the indoors. Firepits have been strategically placed throughout the grounds surrounding the lodge to further evoke the traditions of the past and connect guests with the essence of nature.
The interior design further emphasizes the modern and edgy take on natural beauty, enabling guests to experience Vermont through a mélange of old and new, rustic and romantic. Designers Wilson Associates interchanged natural Vermont wood and stone, birch bark columns and detailing to provide a harmonious backdrop to unique and handcrafted artistic pieces. The color palette of the local seasons – vibrant reds, deep oranges, warm yellows and soothing greens – in varying patterns and textures are found in the upholstery of inviting furnishings. With cascading windows throughout the property, seating areas are meticulously placed in locations where guests can enjoy the warm glow of natural light. Two stone fireplaces in the upper lobby provide the perfect backdrops for spirited conversation, or cozy niches for quiet reflection.
Each room has been custom-designed as a respite, with warm tones, plush furnishings and soothing amenities. Beds feature micro-fiber bed linens, feather beds, goose down comforters and a selection of international pillows. Other luxuries include stone fireplaces, relaxation tubs, rainforest marble bathroom floors, granite countertops, flat screen televisions, and “personal bars” filled with the guest’s favorite treats. All rooms are framed by oversized windows and outdoor balconies, allowing guests to take full advantage of the remarkable mountain landscape of Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak.
As a true showcase for the local area’s most renowned artisans, Stowe Mountain Lodge’s guest rooms, bathrooms and hallways are adorned with paintings hand-selected by Vermont Fine Art Gallery and feature only various local artists, as well as lamps from Vermont’s own famed glassblower, Simon Pearce, and environmentally-friendly bath amenities produced exclusively for Stowe Mountain Lodge by Gilchrist & Soames. Public spaces display select wooden works from Vermont-based furniture maker Charles Shackleton, complemented by intricate pieces from his wife, pottery maker Miranda Thomas. Artistic woodworker Parker Nichols has salvaged old-growth trees that have succumbed to time, from local forests near his Marshfield studio, to create the host stand and tables for the lodge’s restaurant, and select pieces for the spa. Iron works around the hotel have been custom created by award-winning blacksmiths Hubbardton Forge in Castleton, Vermont.
About Stowe Mountain Lodge
Stowe Mountain Lodge is the centerpiece of Spruce Peak at Stowe Mountain Resort, the pinnacle of New England skiing and outdoor recreation and a $400 million alpine village that has been in planning and development stages for the over 16 years. As part of this new community, guests of Stowe Mountain Lodge will enjoy unparalleled service, 312 guest rooms, a 21,000-square-foot spa and wellness center, ski-in/ski-out access to over 100 legendary trails, exclusive access to Stowe Mountain Golf Club, an 18-hole mountain golf course designed by Bob Cupp, and a heated outdoor pool. The property offers more than 12,000 square feet of indoor event space, with access to 420-seat Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, which opened in December 2010. The Lodge features farm-to-table cuisine in Solstice restaurant and Hourglass lounge, high-end retail boutiques and access to limitless on-mountain recreational options. 34 fractionally-owned condominium units are available for vacation home ownership in the Lodge’s Front Four Private Residence Club. Special lodging offers and packages available by calling (802) 253-3560 or (888) 4-STOWE-VT or by visiting www.stowemountainlodge.com. For real estate inquiries, please call (888) 403-7739 or (802) 253-0320.
About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the United States with more than 35 luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers. The company has developed a variety of initiatives to better serve its communities, stakeholders and customers including Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program, and the Destination Delivers guest loyalty program, which provides the best available offers to members. Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com or to join Destination Delivers, visit www.destinationdelivers.com.
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