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Advice on hotels/resorts please!

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Advice on hotels/resorts please!

We’re looking to change this year for the winter holidays – have been vacationing in Quebec the past few years.

We are looking for a resort for maybe 2-4 days. We are a family of 3 (older couple and 12-yr old daughter). My daughter would really like a pool. My wife is not a skier – what else outside could she do in the area (cross-country skiing, hikes…)? And the hardest criteria for us – we are pretty strict vegetarians (no meat, fish, etc. but cheese and eggs are fine), and have in the past really had problems getting decent food at resorts in Quebec. And we definitely appreciate good food as much as everyone else...

Is there a place in Stowe (or elsewhere in Northern Vermont) that would fit us (or if meals aren’t included, at least breakfasts, and where would we eat for New Years eve?

Thanks!! Tom

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1. Re: Advice on hotels/resorts please!

Check out Sugarbush. You can stay slop side at Claybrook, they have a heated outdoor pool & access to an indoor pool at their health club. All Valley restaurants have lots of veggie options. have a look at madrivervalley.com

enjoy.

Luke

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2. Re: Advice on hotels/resorts please!

Thanks - we'll take a look. Is it within walking distance from other things in Stowe?

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3. Re: Advice on hotels/resorts please!

No, Sugarbush is 20 miles from Stowe.

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4. Re: Advice on hotels/resorts please!

There are plenty of nice places to stay in Stowe, and lots of activities besides skiing. Burlington too is a nice choice for a home base. Try searching on them in this forum for lots of info. My favorite place in Stowe is the Golden Eagle. Nice, clean, medium-priced place. Large property with walking trails, large indoor pool & jacuzzi. Rooms with jacuzzi or fireplace if desired. Breakfasts are included and are quite good.

For new years' eve, there are lots of restaurants to choose from. Foxfire and Tratoria la Festa are both very good. Enjoy!

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5. Re: Advice on hotels/resorts please!

Where ever you stay, do not stay at the Mountaineer Inn! I made a poor decision for our fall holiday. The Golden Eagle looked very nice; so did the Green Mountain Inn, and we spoke to several people there who seemed to be really enjoying there stay.

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6. Re: Advice on hotels/resorts please!

Sign of the times is absolutely correct about Wilderfarminn's rather poor recommendation.

Sugarbush is actually about an hour from Stowe, and comparing Lincoln Peak to Mt Mansfield is just silly. Waitsfield has neither the services or nightlife to justify picking it as a destination to or from Stowe, and it would appear that "Wilderfarminn" is using the Stowe forum simply to promote his own business, which happens to be Wilder Farm Inn in Waitsfield, nearly an hour from Stowe in good weather.

In general, it's rare for people to choose Sugarbush as an alternate place to ski, with places like Bolton and Jay available.

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7. Re: Advice on hotels/resorts please!

Thanks for all your advice - I just returned from a week trip abroad for work and was just now able to sign on... Tom

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