It was two decades ago when I last rolled up to the Inn at Bolton Valley for a long ski weekend. After successfully navigating my car up the long, steep and twisting access road, blanketed in white during a strong February snowstorm, I clearly remember thinking to myself that this is what getting off the beaten track truly looks like.
The snow didn’t stop in Vermont for three days. There was no better place to be than the Inn at Bolton Valley. It was designed precisely for this.
The decades have passed, but so much about the inn and Bolton Valley Resort remains timeless. There is something about the contemporary architectural style of the buildings in the village — stamped by the inn’s iconic clock tower — that assures everyone they are in the right place at the right time.
Such enduring quality is the result of vision. When Ralph DesLauriers developed Bolton Valley Resort in the 1960s, construction of the inn quickly followed the completion of the access road itself.