Historical Mansion Tucked in Green Mountain Foothills
At the beginning of the 20th century, Vermont Governor Allen Fletcher hired a team of European craftsmen to build a country house in the foothills of the Green Mountains. With an Old World aesthetic in mind, the builders tapped into New World resources, quarrying local stones for the exterior and carving the interior out of mahogany and other fine woods. They constructed an English Cotswold–style mansion that has become the Castle Hill Resort and Spa, a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside, you can still find original elements, such as the grand staircase, carved plaster ceilings, and Tiffany light fixtures.
An elegant grandfather clock sits outside of the oval-shaped dining room, where executive chef Alphonsus Harris serves French-influenced American cuisine using locally sourced produce and meats. Head here in the evening to apply your $25 dining credit toward a three-course prix fixe dinner for two.
The hotel's Aveda Concept spa sits apart from the old mansion, inside a historical carriage house. Chase away stress using the $25 massage credit per person included with this getaway, which are valid towards 50-minute massages. You can choose from a variety of services, ranging from deep-tissue sessions to specialty Black River hot-stone massages and Elemental Nature treatments with aromatherapy.
The 10 individually decorated guest rooms all feature antique and reproduced period furniture. Amenities vary by room, but may include flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, and bathtubs. Each condominium hotel suite includes a separate den with a queen pullout sofa, queen bedroom, private bathroom, mini refrigerator, and microwave.
Proctorsville, Vermont: Quaint New England Town in the Mountains
Proctorsville lies adjacent to Vermont's Okemo Mountain, a popular skiing destination that also offers a wealth of summer activities, from golfing to zipline tours. The nearby town of Ludlow has a diverse culinary landscape that includes classic Italian restaurants, Irish pubs, and steak houses. Boutiques and antique stores invite window shoppers to feast their eyes on elegant gifts, collectors' items, and local art.
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