The Chalet at Twin Farms

  • Jackie Caradonio

The Resort: Twin Farms’ ostensibly endless list of activities (skiing, tobogganing, ice skating, snowshoeing, swimming, fishing, canoeing, hiking) has prompted many a guest to describe the 300-acre Vermont resort as camp for grown-ups. But the parallel ends at Twin Farms’ outdoor experiences, which give way to such sophisticated pleasures as a 26,000-bottle wine cellar, an intimate spa, an always-open pub, and a Japanese-style bathhouse. Guests stay in one of 10 stand-alone cottages or in any of 10 suites spread across three main buildings. Nightly meals at the Main House begin at 8 pm sharp and offer limited menu choices, which might prompt further comparisons to camp if not for the venue’s delectable local meats, seafood, vegetables, and cheeses.

The Villa: Accessible via a private drive, the Chalet sits at the edge of one of Twin Farms’ six ski trails. This once-modest log cabin, which dates to the 1960s (the resort’s other nine cottages were built in the 1990s), is now a romantic 3,000-square-foot, one-bedroom dwelling featuring a dining nook, a library, and an expansive sunken living room with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. Throughout the Chalet, massive windows overlook miles of rolling hills and forests, as do several patios and verandas, one of which includes a ceramic hot tub.

The Highlight: In summer, hiking through the broad-leaved and coniferous forests that surround the Chalet to Turtle Hill for a picnic of Champagne and lobster. In winter, skiing right out your front door.

The Price: From $3,000 per night, all-inclusive, for two guests.802.234.9999, www.twinfarms.com

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