Stratton Mountain Lodging
Stratton Mountain is home to one of southern Vermont’s most famous ski resorts. With 97 trails over 670 acres, Stratton attracts skiers from all over New England. This resort regularly ranks in the top 10 in SKI magazine for snow, grooming, service, dining, and après ski. No matter what aspect of Stratton Mountain you’re planning to enjoy, unless you’re a local, you will need someplace to sleep. Thankfully, the choices for Stratton Mountain lodging are many, ranging from on property condominiums and suites to charming bed & breakfasts located just minutes from the slopes
The two premiere places to stay on-site at Stratton are Black Bear Lodge and Long Trail House. Black Bear is about five minutes’ walk or a short shuttle ride from the base of the main lifts. Black Bear was recently remodeled to enhance the comfort and feel of the lodge while maintaining its classic atmosphere. After you’re done with your runs on the slope, take a load off at Table 43.1 for some après ski. The bar and eatery attached to the lodge serves classic pub fare with cold drafts for the adults.
The other on-site Stratton Mountain lodging option is the Long Trail House. The Long Trail House offers one to five bedroom condominiums that can sleep up to 16 people comfortably. If you’re driving in, you’ll love the heated indoor parking, especially when the snow is blowing. The rooms are comfortable and spacious with plenty of room to store your belongings. After the slopes close, rest in front of the fireplace in your condominium and catch up with your friends or head out to the heated Jacuzzi and pool. Watch for the hotel staff walking around handing out complimentary hot chocolate in the afternoon. There’s nothing like a hot drink when your toes are frozen to make you feel like singing.
One of the best off-site Stratton Mountain lodging options is the Stone Boat Farm B&B. This five room inn features rooms that are all decorated around individual themes. From the austere black and white motif of the Magic Mountain Room to the bright and cheery greens of the Okemo Mountain Room, each room is unique and brings a different feel to your day. Some of the rooms have private entrances which is great if you’re going to be coming and going at odd hours. Two of the rooms are located in another building, which allows even greater privacy if you want it. After a day of skiing the Mountain, there’s a fire pit that allows you to relax and catch up on the day with your fellow vacationers. There’s even an outdoor grill if you feel like cooking something warm and delicious. Of course, Stone Boat Farm also serves an incredible breakfast with many of the ingredients locally sourced from nearby farms.
No matter what your budget or needs, there’s sure to be something you’ll like when it comes to Stratton Mountain lodging. Just remember to start your planning early to make sure you get the rooms you want when you want them. And for an extra bit of savings, look into ski and stay packages which can get you that little nudge into a perfect vacation.