The Coolest Places to Stay Near New England Ski Resorts

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Lodging is one of the most important parts of a ski trip. Your accommodations can make or break a ski trip. Luckily, New England’s rolling hills and mountains are chock-full of great accommodations near ski resorts. You’ll find everything from cozy B&Bs to charming farmhouses to themed hotels and everything in between. Read our picks for some of the coolest places to stay near New England ski resorts.

Kitzhoff Inn, Vermont 

Kitzhoff Inn, a 23-room bed and breakfast, is minutes from Mount Snow Resort in Southern Vermont. Highlights include an indoor hot tub, perfect for an aprés-ski soak, while it’s outdoor pool is open during the summer. Other amenities include a cozy main room complete with games, comfortable seating, and a warm fireplace. If you plan on skiing Mount Snow, you needn’t worry about parking, since the Kitzhoff is on the route of the Mount Snow Moover, a complimentary bus that takes guests to and from Mount Snow throughout the day.

Kitzhoff Inn is a popular spot for motorcyclists during the warmer months, made evident by its walls adorned with bike photos and motorcycle memorabilia. This decor coupled with the traditional European ski chalet vibes, gives the Kitzhoff its extraordinary flare. Room rates start at $160, which includes a full breakfast cooked by the owner and head chef.

Kitzhoff Inn, Vermont.
©Kitzhoff Inn

The Landmark Trust Historic Homes, Vermont 

The Landmark Trust USA is a non-profit organization that’s preserved a number of historic properties that it’s turned into vacation rentals. The group has five properties in Southern Vermont, most of which are in Dummerston. Some of them date as far back as the early 1800s, with the most notable property, Rudyard Kipling’s Naulakha, formerly existing as a retreat for Rudyard Kipling, the author of The Jungle Book. Other vacation rentals include a former maple syrup farmhouse and a historic apple orchard.

Some properties allow dogs, while all their homes offer complete privacy and everything you’d need for a great getaway, including a basket of local treats waiting upon your arrival. Their historic homes sleep 2-8 people, with nightly rates ranging from $225-$575 for a minimum of 2 nights. Stratton Mountain and Mount Snow are among the Vermont ski areas that are a short drive from their properties. 

The Landmark Trust home.
©The Landmark Trust USA

The Essex Resort and Spa, Vermont

The Essex Resort and Spa, known as a hotel of culinary excellence in Burlington, blends luxury with the quaint Vermont lifestyle. Relax at their spa, and afterward, treat yourself to dinner at the Junction, which sources many of its ingredients and foods locally. Or, take a class at the resort’s cooking academy. The Essex Resort and Spa offers multiple class options, from knife skills to cake decorating to a fully curated dinner experience that takes students behind the scenes of how they prepare food at their restaurant. Room rates start around $175 per night.

Bolton Valley and Smugglers’ Notch are a 40-minute drive away, while Mad River Glen, Sugarbush, and Stowe are about an hour away. The city of Burlington also has tons of shopping, dining, and entertainment options to explore whenever you’re not on the hill. In the summer, Essex guests can enjoy tons of hiking, biking, and golfing opportunities.

Sugarbush Valley resort lodge and mountain.
The Essex Resort and Spa is only a short drive from some great skiing ©Sugarbush Valley Resort

Big Picture Farm, Vermont

It doesn’t get much more quintessentially Vermont than staying at the 130-acre Big Picture Farm, where guests have the option to stay in two different barn-style accommodations or a small cabin. What sets Big Picture Farm apart from just about everywhere else are the goats, which guests can pet, feed, and hang out with on the farm.

Of the three different accommodations, The Farmhouse building is the one for large groups, sleeping up to 16 guests in 9 bedrooms. Its amenities include a full farmhouse-style kitchen, a pool, an outdoor patio, a yoga room, a media room, and more. The Colt Barn sleeps up to four people, while the Solar Cabin sleeps two. Big Picture Farm also has a farm store, where many of its products, including chocolate and maple syrup, are actually produced on the farm. 

Stratton, Mount Snow, Okemo, Bromley, and Magic Mountain are all about a 40-minute drive from the farm. The Farmhouse starts at $1,500 per night, the Colt starts at $390 per night, and the Solar Cabin starts at $320 per night. 

Big Picture Farm, rental in winter.
©Big Picture Farm

Lumen Nature Retreat, New Hampshire

Lumen Nature Retreat is New Hampshire’s newest glamping experience. Open year-round in Woodstock, Lumen sets out to combine the slow and connective vibe of camping with some of the amenities of a boutique hotel. Spread across more than 20 acres on the edge of Eastman Brook are 35 suites that include safari tents and full cabins. The tents are closed in the winter but their cabins are ideal for a unique, intimate, cozy experience. Lumen also features a climate-controlled bathhouse and sauna to elevate your aprés-ski experience.

Lumen Nature Retreat is a 12-minute drive to Loon Mountain and a 16-minute drive to Cannon Mountain, giving guests multiple options for skiing. There are cabin options for 2 to 4 people that generally start at $90 a night.

Lumen Nature Retreat, Vermont, room in the woods.
©Lumen Nature Retreat

Adventure Suites, New Hampshire 

Adventure Suites Hotel, opening in the mid-1950s, has been serving New Hampshire travelers for decades with a truly eclectic, themed hotel experience that’s unparalleled. Themed suites include the Love Shack, Roman Rendezvous, Treehouse, Log Cabin, Haunted Castle, and much more. Self-described as the “perfect place to escape from the ordinary,” Adventure Suites is celebrating its 50th year of operation in 2024. Sledding hills and an igloo can be found in the hotel’s backyard during the winter months, while the hotel is only 10 minutes from Attitash, and Cranmore, and a half-hour from Wildcat Mountain, Bretton Woods, and King Pine. Suites can sleep anywhere from 2 to 18 people, and are priced accordingly, starting at $199 per night. Many of the suites have in-room hot tubs, while there is also a spa on the property. 

The Coolest Places to Stay in NA, Adventure Suites, North Conway.

Hub North, New Hampshire

In Gorham, New Hampshire, just south of the Maine border, lies Hub North, a glamping property complete with yurts, tents, and a full lodge. The lodge is available to rent year-round, with the option to rent either the entire space (starting at $340 per night) or just half the space (starting at $255). The whole lodge can sleep up to 10 people, making this the perfect spot to consider if you’ll be traveling with a big group. The lodge has a spacious kitchen, dining area, and living space. In the summer enjoy a premium glamping experience with the choice of A-frame tents or fully-insulated yurts with queen beds. The campground also has an outdoor kitchen, dining space, and fire pits.

Hub North is 13 miles from Wildcat Mountain. Black Mountain, Attitash, Bretton Woods, Sunday River, Cranmore, and Cannon are all within about 30 miles. In the summer Hub North is also a prime spot to stay for access to great mountain biking, hiking, and more. 

Omni Mount Washington Ski Resort, New Hampshire

Situated below Mount Washington, the tallest peak in New England, is the Omni Mount Washington Ski Resort, conveniently located five minutes from Bretton Woods Ski Resort. Headlining features of the Omni Mount Washington Resort include both an indoor and outdoor heated pool, a tub, and a full-service spa, while the hotel oozes opulence with Tiffany-style glass chandeliers and large windows for taking in the sweeping picturesque views. The hotel also has a tucked away prohibition-era speakeasy, called The Cave, which is the perfect spot for a nightcap after a long day on the mountain. Rooms start at $300 a night.

Come summer, return for a whole new experience, when the resort has a host of fun summertime activities which include ziplining and golfing.

Omni Mountain Washington Ski Resort.
©Omni Mountain Washington Ski Resort

The Trail in Adams, Massachusetts

The Trail in Adams is a boutique hotel experience nestled in the quaint Berkshire mountains in Western Massachusetts. Each of its 9 rooms are decorated by a specific artist in collaboration with the Adams Theater. The decor of each room uses organic and locally sourced materials, with every room having its own style that celebrates the natural beauty of the area. For backcountry skiers and snowshoers, Greylock, the tallest peak in Massachusetts, is just a 20-minute drive away. For those looking to play inbounds, Berkshire East and Jiminy Peak Resort, are both a half-hour drive away.

The town of Adams, where the The Trail is located, is full of restaurants and museums to explore for après or on a rest day. This makes for the perfect Massachusetts weekend getaway. Room rates start at $175 a night during the week and $250 on the weekends.

Urban Cowboy, New York 

The Urban Cowboy, a boutique hotel in New York’s Catskills, is just as eclectic as the name suggests. Reminiscent of a cowboy saloon with a more modern twist, the Urban Cowboy has 26 rooms, each with their own style, and featuring large windows with views of the sprawling Catskills. Wood paneling, red accents, clawfoot tubs, grand fireplaces, and eccentric decor help create a vibe here like none other. Immerse yourself in the relaxation of Estonian saunas, a plunge swimming hole, and a full spa. The property has 5 buildings spread out across 68 acres with varying rooms available for couples or larger parties. 

Two restaurants — The Public Room and The Parlor — offer up a seasonally-rotating menu perfect for enjoying after a day on the slopes at Belleayre Mountain, which is just a 15-minute drive away. Room rates start at $200 a night. 

Urban Cowboy Hotel, NY.
©Urban Cowboy Hotel

If you’re looking for more of a ski-in ski-out experience, check out our top picks for on resort hotels in the area.

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