We have stayed at the lodge three weekends in the past year. The last time we got engaged in the hotel !
From the staff to the spa, it is a TRUE resort experience. The employees are all extremely friendly(and not in a fake way). I love how they greet you with a huge smile every single time and say "welcome back"...you feel like you are coming "home" for sure!
We have spent at least one half day each visit at the AMAZING spa. We cannot say enough about our spa experience, it is truly decadent and the staff is first rate. They remembered us as well.The spa amenities are also five star quality. Extreme attention to detail. The individual staff members and treatments were one of the best we have experienced. We are true spa people and can honestly say this spa is top rate! If you do love to "spa" and stay at the lodge, it's a must do!
The restaurant is extremely welcoming as well. The food and wine selection is wonderful. The staff again, remembered us and even sent us our "signature engagement drink" to our dinner table the night after our engagement!
Rooms are very clean and always in very good condition. I recommend the view of Mansfield Mountain. One trip was a bit disappointing, as we were located right adjacent to the entrance to the valet area; not very romantic or private...still, we love it there. You just need to research where your room availability is prior to checking in hotel. I am sure they would have accommodated us if we have voiced our concern.
The breakfast(we always order room service)is wonderful as well. Great egg white omelettes. We have stayed in many great places and frequented the best of spas...by far the Stowe Mountain Lodge is one of our favorites!