Hotel at a Glance: The Pointe Hotel at Castle Hill Resort & Spa
In an area tucked into the woods near Okemo Mountain in Vermont, you’ll find Castle Hill, which looks like something out of a fairy tale. This is where the Pointe Hotel at Castle Hill Resort & Spa is located—a convenient spot for exploring the region’s famous covered bridges as well as the Okemo Valley and Okemo State Forest. The brick-accented Pointe Hotel is spacious and comfortable, with facilities focused on fitness and wellness.
- Refresh and relax in the Aveda Concept spa, which offers facials, body wraps, and massages (Groupon customers receive a $25 credit toward a 50-minute massage).
- Fitness classes: Head to the resort’s sunlit pavilion for a yoga or Pilates class.
- Prix fixe dinner: Enjoy a $25 credit toward a prix fixe dinner for two in the opulent wood-paneled dining room, where executive chef Alphonsus Harris uses fresh local produce to craft French-influenced dishes. Credit valid only weekdays only.
- Dive in and enjoy the indoor or outdoor heated pool or lounge on the elegant brick patio.
Ludlow, Vermont: Quaint New England Town near Okemo Mountain
In the nearby 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. In the surrounding towns of Woodstock, Plymouth and Weston, visit craft breweries and artisan cheese makers.
Proctorsville lies near Vermont’s Okemo Mountain. The family-owned resort has more than 600 acres of beginner-friendly hiking trails steeped in natural beauty. For the thrill seeker, the resort offers mountain biking as well as zipline canopy tours. Another popular attraction is the Timber Ripper mountain coaster, which lets riders control their speed while they hurtle around the mountain’s contours and take in the tranquil scenery.