It's difficult to put a price tag on staying at a sparkling new property and saving some money while you're at it -- especially during high season. But that's exactly what you can do in the coming weeks at Edson Hill in tiny Stowe, Vermont.This luxury property, which dates back to 1941 as a former private residence, received a top-to-bottom renovation last year after it was purchased by three Boston families. It debuted just before Christmas, and the fresh look evokes your cousin's swanky ski-country pad, with a beach house-meets-ski country vibe. In the rooms, luxurious four-poster beds with Egyptian cotton blankets are framed by furniture and lighting that bring the surrounding nature in (think: side tables that resemble a tree stump and framed illustrations of plants and flowers). All rooms boast heated floors, perfect for après-ski comfort, and some feature soaking tubs and gas or wood-burning fireplaces.
Even better, opening rates at this luxury inn currently fall between $250 and $350. Again, this is a fair price for a brand-new property in high season, especially when you consider the complimentary breakfast and WiFi, too. And for a classic New England experience, this property puts you at a prime location: Stowe Mountain skiing is a quick 11-minute drive while Stowe village delights are just five miles away.
For comparison, rates jump up to $350-$450 per night after April 19, meaning you save between 22 and 29 percent this month. Note that there is a two-night minimum stay on weekends.
More about Edson Hill: For lodging, choose between the nine rooms at the Manor House and the four guest houses at the Guest House. During the day, many guests can opt to hop onto a pair of cross-country skis or snowshoes and explore 4 kilometers of trails on the property -- part of America’s longest cross-country ski trail. (Gear can be rented from outfitters in Stowe if you don't bring your own.) Also on-site is a dining room called The Restaurant and Tavern at Edson Hill, open since mid-January, serving up craft beers and locally sourced foods like turkey, clams, and of course cheese.