My fiancee and I visited Stowe from Jan 2-6 & stayed at Topnotch. We were a little nervous due to all the construction, but we decided to go for it. We booked through Topnotch originally, and then found a cheaper rate online - we called and they were more than happy to give us the discounted rate.
Yes, there is construction currently going on. There isn't a proper lobby like you'd imagine, but the space works. Everyone at Topnotch was incredibly helpful (Brett, Glenn & Dana especially!) We upgraded to a mountain view room upon check-in which was nice. The room was big and comfortable. I wasn't a fan of the bed, it was a little too soft for me, but you can't please everyone I suppose! The room had a mini fridge, half of which was open for personal items. We went to the Shaws in town to pick up some breakfast food to eat each morning before we went to the mountain. One of the more annoying things was that there was no coffee makers in the rooms! They do offer coffee service from 7-10am, as well as tea & cookies in the afternoon, but it was annoying to have to run downstairs for coffee. We opted out of the breakfast option because we didn't think we'd have time for a full breakfast every morning, but it would have bee nice if they'd offer a continental breakfast with coffee.
They will store you skis/snowboards for you, which is very helpful! Every morning, we'd take the shuttle to the mountain. It would normally take less than ten minutes to get picked up or dropped off. A few of the drivers did mention that if it's snowing or there's an accident on the mountain road, the shuttle trips can take forever - that's a reality if you're taking a shuttle or driving yourself home from the mountain. The free valet service was great, they even cleaned the snow off of our car!
Each afternoon after snowboarding, we'd enjoy the great indoor AND outdoor pool & hot tub. Amazing! If you end up there right around the time the mountain closes (4-5:30pm), we noticed a lot of children. We didn't mind, but just something to keep in mind.
I really have nothing bad to say about Topnotch! We loved our stay & can't wait to come back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Created in the grand tradition of New England hotels, where hospitality plays front and center,Topnotch Resort is a newly-rennovated hotel whose relaxed elegance and timeless character define what alpine luxury should be. Here, in a pristine wooded estate, guests find distinctive resort accommodations, imaginative dining, thoughtful touches, and welcoming smiles – as well as one of nature’s most spectacular displays. All just moments from the legendary terrain of Stowe Mountain and the picture-perfect village of Stowe. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Topnotch Hotel Stowe
- Top Notch Spa
- Top Notch Resort
- Top Notch At Stowe
- Topnotch Resort Stowe, Vermont