Category: Vermont

5 great ski resorts close to New York City

5 great ski resorts close to New York City

‘Tis the season to escape the big city for snow-covered peaks, to clear our minds after a busy year and recharge our batteries. New England is not only rich in history but also home to great ski areas, many of which are close to large metropolitan areas like New York and Boston. The best way [...]

Getting luxury right – at Twin Farms in the Vermont Woods

Getting luxury right – at Twin Farms in the Vermont Woods

Maybe I am jaded, too much travel to too many wonderful places, but rarely do luxury resorts live up to over the top hype. So I flew up to Vermont with trepidation to visit the much touted Twin Farms. Additionally, I am not really a nature girl,  so promises of fly fishing lessons and campfires [...]

The top 10 places for stunning Autumn colours

The top 10 places for stunning Autumn colours

It’s that time of year again when the foliage on the trees begins to take on all manner of dramatic colours, and budding photographers the world over try to make the most of the myriad of different hues. Tripadvisor have come up with a ‘top 10 spots for stunning Autumn colours’ list (see below). What [...]

The Mansfield Inn at Stowe

RockResorts International, LLC is going to expand its luxury property collection to the heart of the Northeast with the addition of The Mansfield Inn at Stowe. Nestled in the woods of Stowe, The Mansfield Inn at Stowe will have a number of residences to be sold to third party purchasers.   The property will also [...]

Stowe Mountain Lodge, Vermont

Stowe Mountain Lodge, Vermont

A new resort opened in the Vermont last month: Stowe Mountain Lodge.   It lies at the heart of Spruce Peak at Stowe and has 139 rooms with beautiful mountain views.   A 21,000 sq. ft.  spa  includes 18 treatment rooms and therapy pools for those who simply want to relax.   For the more [...]

New concierge centre at Quechee Lakes

Quechee Lakes is within an easy two-hour drive of Boston and a short flight from New York’s LaGuardia International Airport. It is located in the picturesque town of Quechee, known for its spectacular gorge, a mile-long rocky cleft, and near the historic villages of Woodstock, Vt., and Hanover, N.H. And the new Quechee Lakes Concierge [...]

Mad River Valley Peak Fall Foliage Festival

Mad River Valley Peak Fall Foliage Festival

Vermont’s Mad River Valley is a sight to behold in the Fall and on 10th October 2006 Mad River Valley’s Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating the  season in style. Enjoy  cider, cheese, apples and other Autumn foods at the Mad River Valley Peak Fall Foliage Festival, and witness the colours at 10.10am on 10/10, [...]

The Best of New England 2006

The Best of New England 2006

Boston Magazine has published 137 winners in its first ever New England Travel & Life Best of New England awards. Among the many  winners are Rhode Island’s  Hotel Providence (Best City Hotel, other than Boston), the Cranwell Resort and Spa (Best Resort in Massachusetts)  and The Wauwinet, Nantucket (Best Hotel for Privacy).

Cow Appreciation Day!

Cow Appreciation Day!

Today is Cow Appreciation Day at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock, Vermont. This is the 21st annual event of its kind at the farm and includes dairy education programs, judging Jerseys with the farm herd manager, and butter and ice cream making. Have fun with dairy trivia in the Cowlege Bowl competition for all [...]

Vermont Brewers Festival

Vermont Brewers Festival

Get yourself along to Burlington’s Waterfront Park this weekend and enjoy tasting some of the finest brews from microbreweries and brewpubs in Vermont (which incidentally is home to more breweries per capita than any other state), New England, New York and elsewhere. Vermont Brewers Festival takes place both today and tomorrow… rain or shine!

Small Business Blog of the Day

Small Business Blog of the Day

I was  running a few Google searches today to see how things were progressing with regards to inbound links and  discovered – quite by chance – that A Luxury Travel Blog was recently voted ‘Small Business Blog of the Day’ over at Pajama Market. Thank you, Brian (aka frisco3)…! Here’s what he had to say [...]

Most romantic cross-country ski resorts

Most romantic cross-country ski resorts

In true  Valentines spirit, MSNBC has published their list of the top 10 cross-country ski resorts for lovers. Making the  very US-biased  list are: Callaghan Country at Whistler, British Columbia Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, in Alberta Garland Resort in Lewiston, Michigan Lone Mountain Ranch at Big Sky, Montana Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New [...]

Sundara Day Spa, Berlin VT

The new Sundara Day Spa is the first spa in Vermont to feature classic Ayurvedic skin care through Sundari products, which are usually found only in larger luxury establishments such as Ritz Carlton Hotels and the Kenyon Ranches. It has two treatment rooms for massage, facials and wraps, plus two manicure stations and two pedicure [...]

Super Spas 2006

Super Spas 2006

Interested in a seaweed wrap or a caviar facial? Forbes has run an article on the special spas for 2006.   Getting a much-deserved mention are: Monart Luxury Destination Spa, Enniscorthy, Ireland Red Mountain Spa, St. George, UT Chiva Som, Hua Hin, Thailand Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ and Lenox, MA Cornelia Day Resort, New York [...]

Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, VT

Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, VT

Green Mountain Inn in Stowe has a winter package which includes two nights’ accommodation, a bottle of Champagne, souvenir Champagne glasses, a box of handmade truffles, a three-course dinner (bottle of house wine included)  and a full country breakfast daily. Luxury rooms and suites cost from $316-$470 per person with a two night minimum stay. [...]