Westchester Magazine: 5 Ski Resorts to Visit for a Winter Getaway From Westchester
For avid skiers, the days of fresh powder cannot come fast enough. However, if you’re someone just dipping your toe into the wonderful world of winter sports, it can be an intimidating arena. These getaways provide the full spectrum of what one looks for when hitting the mountains, everything from ski-in, ski-out resorts to quiet hotels off the beaten path. Whether you’re serious about the slopes or just the Champagne in the chalet, these properties will cater to every snow-topped need, keeping spirits high when the temperature goes low.
Within the heart of the quaint town of Stowe (dubbed “The Ski Capital of the East), Edson Hill (edsonhill.com) offers a well-tailored balance of serenity and sophistication. Housing 22 rooms on 38 acres of unbridled wilderness, the property extends beyond a standard bed and breakfast experience. From the slopes and beyond, opportunities are at your fingertips during your Green Mountain getaway.
For the outdoorsy traveler, the property’s historic trails span back to the 1950’s. The calling card for Edson Hill’s Nordic Center is the pristine cross country and snowshoe trails. If you’re not exactly an outdoor enthusiast (yet!), the resort offers private lessons and guided snowshoe tours. On property equipment rentals are also available or take out a fat-tire bike for a spin around the trails for the day.
After a day spent in the crisp Vermont outdoors, The Dining Room at Edson Hill offers an exquisite dining experience that will be sure to impress even the most selective palate. Nibble on some of the locally sourced cheeses, house-made pickles, or meticulously curated duck prosciutto to begin the meal. Main dish highlights include maple miso-glazed New England striped bass, black truffle tagliatelle, and American Wagyu NY strip.
When it’s time to settle down for the night, the accommodations here have comfort and charm written all over them. The resort boasts 15 rooms in The Guest Houses and seven in The Manor House, each proffering a signature New England charm. Picture sinking into a plush, Egyptian cotton blanketed bed with a cozy fire in your private fireplace or unwinding in a luxurious soaking tub after a day on the trails.
Edson Hill is an endearing resort that blends outdoor adventure, savory food, and cozy accommodations, making it a destination that you will keep on the books to return year after year. Seasonal rates begin at $600/night. —AB