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 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. And its location makes it a convenient spot from which to explore the region’s covered bridges, President Calvin Coolidge’s homestead, the Okemo Valley, 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 suites surround guests in 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
Visitors to Cavendish can fish in lakes or bike or hike across a network of local trails, including the Healdville Trail, which leads to the 3,340-foot summit of Okemo Mountain. They can also tee off at championship golf courses, go kayaking or 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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