The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain is a premiere destination for any New England visitor or local. Southern Vermont is easily accessible, just two hours from Boston and four hours from New York City, and puts you right in the center of the East Coast's only private ski resort. Members enjoy year-round entertainment surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains.
Spa, dining and luxury accommodations are a fixture at the Hermitage Club while providing a safe environment for outdoor and indoor activities on the 1,400-acre resort complete with private mountain. Ski slopes, bike and hiking trails offer access to the beautiful scenery. Seasonal programs with age-specific focuses and even day care for the little ones are available so that parents and older siblings can hit the slopes or trek the mountainside, making this a perfect option for all family members.
There are multiple lodging options for visitors to meet any preference. The Vermont House, located in downtown Wilmington, offers the historical experience of an 1850s colonial inn. The Inn at Sawmill Farm is a place where you can spend your night in the renovated Carriage House. The Brook Bound Inn is near the Hermitage Clubhouse and offers a variety of rooms and even full house rentals for larger groups. Pools for swimming, a golf course, tennis and basketball courts are just the beginning of the features.
Restaurants, bars and other tasty stops are sprinkled across the six inns during winter operating days, as well as on the very side and top of the mountain. The Hermitage Inn features French-inspired meals with a Vermont twist. Savor farm-to-table dining at the White House, which offers American favorites, or you can enjoy the taste of Italy at Ristorante Piacenza. Check scheduled hours (as well as seasonal hours of operation) as they vary for the different locations, such as the Clubhouse and Mid-Mountain Cabin. They are tied to the ski operating schedule, which you can also find online.
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Skiers can use one of six ski lifts and have a choice of 45 trails across 194 skiable acres. Lessons for newbies and those who want to up their skills are available or if you want to pass on the downhill portion strap on your skis and enjoy the cross-country variety. Interested in trying motorized sports? Snowmobiling as well as classic winter fun such as tubing and ice-skating are some more winter activities you can experience at the Hermitage Club.
After your time exploring and dining, consider relaxing with a spa treatment or drink. Joining a fitness class will keep you moving, or you can take a rest and enjoy the artists taking part in the Heritage Club Concert Series. Whether you are searching for a break from a hectic schedule or to re-energize yourself, The Heritage Club gives members the ability to customize their experience and enjoy the best of Vermont.
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