Picture Romance at The Pitcher Inn, Sugarbush Vermont...
Picture the cozy setting of a crackling fire, the two of you sipping après ski
toddies after an invigorating day on Sugarbush's snow-covered
ski slopes. Perhaps you might
even have the good fortune to get snowed-in.
Here is a Relais and Chateaux lodging property that oozes alpine charm with a dose of
At 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
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 to include a slopeside
hotel, The Clay Brook Inn, and the locals' attitudes
over the past few seasons. Ski nearby Sugarbush or Mad River Glen (note: no
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