Stowe, Vermont, like most quaint ski towns, is chock full of eclectic lodging options. You’ve got fancy to utilitarian, lodges that harken back to Stowe’s Austrian ski roots, like the Trapp Family Lodge and The Stowehof, traditional spots like the Stoweflake Mountain Resort, the Stowe Inn or Green Mountain Inn, quaint bed and breakfasts like the Butler House Inn or the Sinclair Inn, something whimsical like the Sun & Ski Inn and Suites, and national chains like Best Western and Fairfield Inn & Suites.
Into that crowded field comes the Tälta Mountain Lodge, a subsidiary of Bluebird Hotels (managed by Lark Hotels), which opened its doors in October. Billed as “your boutique base camp,” the Tälta Mountain Lodge is a contemporary take on the time-honored hostel concept (or a high-end version of the Hostel of Maine, at the base of Sugarloaf). It might be a niche hotel, but it’s a niche well worth exploring.
“As with all our Bluebird properties, there’s something for everyone (at Tälta), and Vermont’s historic town of Stowe has drawn intrepid travelers, families and friends for decades,” said Rob Blood, founder and president of Lark Hotels. “There’s no doubt that Bluebird Tälta Lodge nicely complements our other destinations, and we’re committed to expanding the brand for travelers to continue discovering the joys and adventures of road-trip travel.”
The Tälta Mountain Lodge, situated on Mountain Road and alongside the West Branch of the Little River, minutes from Stowe Mountain Resort, is a true four-season getaway, providing access to all the adventure that Stowe offers — skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, dogsledding, cycling (road and mountain), fly-fishing and hiking. It’s the perfect spot for an escape with family and friends, or to make new friends with like-minded folks, for a weekend or longer.