Edson Hill, an historic Stowe inn and restaurant with extensive grounds, was purchased in 2014 by three Boston-based families whose vision was to keep Edson Hill a full-service luxury inn and restaurant, while adding some of their own personal touches. The secluded retreat includes the main building, four hillside cottages, a swimming pool, fishing ponds, a horse barn paddocks, and a network of trails – to name only a few amenities.
The main building, or Manor, was built by Verner Reed, a wealthy Newport, R.I., man, who came from a family with a fortune made in late-19th-century Colorado gold mining. The original construction boasted building materials salvaged from notable Vermont structures, telling their own tales of Vermont’s history. The red brick walls once part of Burlington’s famous Sherwood Hotel, and the beams that cross the living room were originally crafted for the barn of the legendary Ethan Allen.
In 2014, Edson Hill was purchased by three families, all with children of various ages, excited to share their expertise in commercial real estate, investment management, and interior design undertaking a significant restoration and transformation of this iconic property.
When faced with restoration and redesign of Edson Hill, the new owners were committed to honoring the historic integrity of the property but wished to incorporate modern conveniences and sophisticated charm. They called on part owner Susan Stacy, of Boston-based interior design firm Gauthier-Stacy, for the experience, creativity, talent, and enthusiasm required for the challenge.
The results? Livable, comfortable, and modern, with a gentle nod to the past; earning Gauthier-Stacy and Edson Hill critical acclaim for design, comfort, and unique touches, for both accommodations and service.
But don’t take our word for it! Whether you’re new to Edson Hill or one of the many beloved guests who have known Edson Hill for generations past, we invite you to stay with us soon and hope you’ll enjoy the transformation and return to stay with us for years into the future.