Spacious Rooms, Aveda Spa, and Fine-Dining Restaurant on Charming Grounds
In the early 1900s, Vermont governor Allen Miller Fletcher staked out a hill in the Green Mountains to build a castle-like resort. The area he picked is like something out of a winter fairy tale, tucked into the woods near Okemo Mountain. The area is called Castle Hill, and it’s where you’ll find The Pointe Hotel at Castle Hill Resort & Spa. The modern hotel shares its property with some of Fletcher’s original Cotswolds-style buildings and gorgeous gardens, which earned the resort a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Its location makes it a convenient spot to explore the region’s covered bridges, the Okemo Valley, President Calvin Coolidge’s homestead, and Okemo State Forest.
The brick-accented Pointe Hotel is spacious and comfortable, with facilities that put the focus on fitness and wellness. Recently remodeled guest rooms emphasize plush comfort. At the Aveda Concept spa, you can relax with massages, facials, and body wraps. The resort’s sunlit pavilion, lined with windows on both the walls and ceiling, makes for a soothing setting to take a yoga or Pilates class. For breakfast and dinner, head to the opulent wood-paneled dining room, where executive chef Alphonsus Harris uses fresh local produce to craft French-influenced dishes.
Cavendish, Vermont: Quaint New England Town with Fishing and Golfing near Okemo Mountain
Cavendish lies near Vermont's Okemo Mountain. Visitors can fish in the area's lakes or bike or hike across its network of trails, including the Healdville Trail, which climbs to the mountain's 3,340-foot summit. They can also play rounds on the area’s championship golf courses, including the heath-style Okemo Valley Golf Club. Those looking for more summer activities can try out kayaking and horseback riding or visit a local microbrewery.
Travelers can also stop by the nearby Adventure Zone and partake in outdoor activities like zipline tours, a mountain coaster, a climbing wall, segway tours, disc golf, and mini golf.
Nearby in the town of Ludlow, you’ll find a diverse culinary landscape that includes classic Italian restaurants, Irish pubs, and steak houses. Window shoppers can stroll past boutiques and antique shops to feast their eyes on elegant gifts, collectors' items, and local art.
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