Stately Historical Mansion in New England Countryside
As the Vermont ski area closest to Boston and New York, Mount Snow draws a flock of out-of-towners during the winter season. It’s famous for its beginner-friendly, wide-cut runs and open glades, but the crowds can be a deterrent to staying in the ski resort’s village. Located minutes from Mount Snow, The White House Inn makes for a more relaxed home base for a day on the trails. The Victorian-style mansion has plenty of space, and decorative touches such as the wallpaper—which was hand-painted nearly a century ago—add to its vintage appeal.
Built in 1915 as a summer home for a local lumber baron, the hotel has kept much of its original structure intact, including the light fixtures and an old-fashioned servant call system. Period antiques adorn each of the inn’s guest rooms, many of which also have a fireplace. There’s plenty to see outside as well in The White House Inn’s gardens, part of the property’s 16 hilly acres, where you'll find stone terraces designed by English landscape architect John Hall.
At the onsite restaurant, chef Aaron Mitchell Patrick crafts gourmet innovative cuisine to be enjoyed in the Mahagony Dining Room, which is romantically lit by a wood burning fireplace. Around dusk, stop by the casual Tavern, which has gorgeous views of the sunset. The restaurant is also equipped with a wood-burning stove, next to which you can enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail and some lighter fare.
Wilmington, Vermont: Charming Small Town in the Green Mountains near Skiing at Mount Snow
Since it's nestled in the mountains of southern Vermont, the town of Wilmington is a haven for outdoorsy activities. During the ski season, visit the nearby Mount Snow, which has more than 80 downhill trails and opens earlier than any other ski area in the state, thanks to its fleet of snowmaking fan guns. The mountain’s four faces offer a range of terrains for various skill levels, including 98 acres of glades. For sweeping views, ride the chairlift to the summit, which towers at 3,600 feet.
Skiers and non-skiers alike can take advantage of the winter season in Mount Snow Valley in other ways as well, with snowmobile tours and sleigh rides. Included with this Groupon, you’ll receive limitless access to equipment and the slopes around The White House Inn for snow tubing.
The quaint town of Wilmington is classic Vermont: family farms set up roadside stands selling produce, and you can check out gallery displays by local artists inside vintage buildings.
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