I’ve been fortunate enough to visit and tour the Front Four residences at Stowe Mountain Lodge, as luxurious as their counterpart namesakes across the street on Mount Mansfield are challenging.
These are gargantuan suites at the forefront of the celebrated Stowe resort hotel, providing clear views to the Front Four trails of Goat, Starr, Liftline and National. Ranging from two to four bedrooms, the suites run up to 2,875 square feet on one or two levels with private balconies, stone fireplaces, luxurious kitchens featuring Cuisinart cookware and Vermont’s own Simon Pearce dishes. Most notably defining though are the floor-to-ceiling windows proving dramatic views of Stowe Mountain Resort, a sight to see no matter what color the ground outside might be.
But just as the Front Four might not be for every willing skier or rider willing to take the plunge, nor are the residences across the way, starting at $779 per night for a two-bedroom; $1,551 for a four-bedroom.
But Stowe’s luxury doesn’t only have what many might consider an unattainable price tag. Indeed, Stowe Mountain Lodge is itself a premium tribute to the storied resort it calls home, a decadent destination that thrives upon rustic opulence. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the resort has built further on its “Vermont/ Alpine” style with true Green Mountain tradition of utilizing local artisan products. It has become a home unto itself at Spruce Peak Village, where shops, skating, theater and an indoor adventure center all beckon.