Winter in Vermont is a magical time with snow-covered mountains, skiing, hot cocoa, and cozy fireplaces. What better way to celebrate the season than to plan a romantic winter getaway with your significant other? For the ultimate luxury winter getaway, book a stay at The Hermitage Inn in West Dover, Vermont, where you’ll find the perfect combination of romance, exploration, and relaxation to make your winter escape unforgettable.
The Hermitage Inn, established in 1842, is a 112-acre, fourteen room property located in the well-known serene Green Mountains of New England. Owned by married couple Mary Lou Ricci and Tim Hall, they have accomplished more than a multi-million-dollar renovation of this historic property in 2021. They have created a community hearth for guests and locals alike to feel the warmth of the resort, gather with loved ones, and experience the best of southern Vermont.
Winter Activities & Wellness
One of the main draws of The Hermitage Inn during the winter months is its proximity to some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the region. Just a short drive away, guests can access Mount Snow, one of Vermont’s premier ski resorts. If you seeking a more private experience, look into the Hermitage Club to avoid the long lift lines and crowded trails.
The Hermitage Inn also has access to several outdoor activities for those who are not into skiing but still want to enjoy the winter wonderland. Winter sport lovers can go snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating, or hiking along the wooded trails surrounding the inn.
After you burn some calories in the cold, it’s time to warm up inside with a relaxing massage at the inn’s spa. Book a Signature or Deep Tissue Muscle Massage to revive the body. Don’t forget the add-ons (CBD oil and body scrub treatments) for a full wellness experience.
Wine & Dine
Dine at Tavern by Executive Chef MacGregor Mann. Chef Mann and his team members are committed to using local and seasonal ingredients to create fresh and delectable dishes that celebrate the flavors of Vermont. Additionally, The Hermitage Inn offers a unique wine program. Guests can choose from 10,000 bottles of wine curated from around the world. Indulge in a private wine tasting or the Wine Dinner Series in the wine cellar with rare vintages and representatives from some of the most notable wineries in the world. Past wine dinners include Napa Valley’s Opus One Winery, and Sonoma County’s Peay Vineyards.
Gondola Dining Experience
The Hermitage Inn has brought back its outdoor ski gondola dining for the fall and winter. All are welcome to book one of two heated private gondolas for a one-of-a-kind curated dining experience. Two dining options are available. The first option is Apres-Ski with daily seatings at 3:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. for $75 per person. The second option, the Piedmont Dinner Experience, offers seatings at 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. for $150 per person. From tajarin pasta to decadent hazelnut desserts, this experience will Piedmontese-inspired dining experience created by Executive Chef MacGregor Mann and Executive Pastry Chef Maya Hayes. Both not-to-miss experiences include alpine fondue with shaved truffles and a glass of Franciacorta sparkling wine.
The Hermitage Inn is the perfect place for a winter getaway that is equal parts adventure and indulgence. Whether you’re an avid skier or just looking for a cozy spot to relax and indulge in some gourmet food and wine, this charming inn has everything you need to create a memorable winter experience.