Picture Romance at The Pitcher Inn, Sugarbush Vermont
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- Picture the cozy
setting of a crackling fire, the two of you sipping après ski toddies
after an invigorating day on the snow-covered slopes. Perhaps you
might even have the good fortune to get snowed-in.
Here is a Relais and Chateaux lodging property in
Sugarbush Vermont that oozes alpine charm with a dose of
The Pitcher Inn in Warren, Vermont, the gracious staff will carry your
ski bags and light the fireplace in your themed room. Each room of
this 1993 authentically rebuilt Inn has a unique character. The
Mountain Room, the Trout Room, and the Mallard Room are a few of the
sixteen architecturally appointed suites.
I personally recommend the Ski Room, modeled after a vintage ski lodge
and filled with memorabilia including wooden skis and a flexible flyer
sled, even a hand painted 1950’s ski mural. Sounds rustic, but it is
actually extremely well-appointed, right down to the steam shower and
the hidden TV that magically appears from beneath a genuine ski area
“lost and found” bin.
The Innkeeper explained that the Hollywood film crowd frequents this
one of a kind Vermont Inn and their full service Alta Spa across the street, but he
would not reveal names. Good innkeepers don’t kiss and tell, out of
respect for their guests’ privacy. Too bad, it would have made a great
anecdote – Hollywood moguls descend upon Vermont moguls.
The Pitcher Inn, The Alta Spa, and The
Warren General Store are all owned by Winn Smith, former Wall Street
Tycoon turned ski resort owner. Winn purchase Sugarbush Resort from
American Skiing Company (the empire that Les Otten built) and has
reinvigorated the ski resort's base village and the locals'
attitudes over the past few seasons. Ski nearby
Sugarbush or Mad River Glen
(note: now snowboarders allowed at MRG) by day and return to your
special themed room at the Pitcher Inn each night. Even Cupid would
give alpine approval to this getaway.
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All Stories by Heather Burke
All Photography by Greg Burke