What We Love
- Enormous spa and fitness center has 30 treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, a hot tub with waterfall and more – for just 68 guestrooms
- Extremely dog-friendly (Deluxe Rooms only), with pastry chef–baked biscuits for Fido, along with dog beds and bowls
- Hip après-ski bar and eatery with small plates, craft cocktails, bar shuffleboard — and $3 Narragansett tallboys at all times
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- The hotel has a lineup of guided hikes, climbing, bouldering lessons, kayaking, trail running and more
- A resort fee of $25 (plus tax) per night will be collected upon purchase on Jetsetter
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Mountain contemporary. The stone, glass and exposed wood trappings of a traditional ski lodge were given some serious 21st-century polish during the renovation, so walls of stacked stone slats replace big boulders, logs are out in favor of thin boards, and floor-to-ceiling windows flood public spaces with light. Inside, flat-screen TVs are everywhere, from over the concierge desk to the open lobby bar to the guestrooms. The main restaurant has a modern open kitchen, while the great room with grand piano has been replaced by a more intimate common area with Apple computers.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms were stripped of their dated wallpaper and textured ceilings during the revamp and reconfigured with simple off-white walls and dark wood furnishings. The statement accents are in the smaller details, including leather luggage handles, louvered shutters, modern stainless steel lamps, fabric-covered wooden headboards and the requisite Vermont cow pictures. All rooms benefit from nightly turn-down service, free WiFi, Keurig coffeemakers, plush robes and convenient electrical outlets, both bedside and at the workspace. Bathrooms are small, with standard tub/shower combos, curved curtain rods and a small marble sink area, plus June Jacobs amenities.
The standout extras at Topnotch have long been tennis and the spa. There are six outdoor courts (four hard, two Har-Tru) and four indoor hard courts for year-round play, plus renowned instruction, with more than 30 scheduled programs for all ages and abilities. The spa has a staggering 30 treatment rooms for 68 hotel rooms, as well as a raft of fitness classes, personal training and fitness equipment. More recently, Topnotch has embraced its mountainous surroundings with a lineup of guided hikes, climbing, bouldering lessons, kayaking, trail running and more. Both restaurants dish up local and regional farm-to-table fare, and Roost has a lively bar scene loved by locals, too. Topnotch also has its own equestrian center and nordic ski center.
In the Area
Topnotch has enough sporting facilities to support a self-contained resort almost anywhere, but this is Stowe, arguably the best ski mountain in the East, and Topnotch is just down the road from the base area, which also offers golf and scenic gondola rides in summertime. The town is also home to four nordic ski areas, including the nation’s first, the Trapp Family Lodge (of Sound of Music fame). But Stowe is one of the few ski towns that is actually busier in summer, thanks to a nonstop slate of festivals almost every weekend. Topnotch guests have access to the excellent and otherwise private Country Club of Vermont golf course, and the region offers every imaginable outdoor pursuit, from hiking to biking to standup paddleboarding. Topnotch also has direct access to the fantastic five-and-a-half-mile paved Stowe Recreation Path, which is used for everything from dog walking to jogging to inline skating in summer, and cross-country skiing in winter.
How to Get There
Another very comfortable and relaxing stay with this very friendly staff. Excellent food and spa. Beautiful surroundings in mountains. Great skiing and tennis is excellent if you still have the legs for it after skiing or hiking. Excellent place to relax in any season. Lots to do up here in Stowe and recommend Topnotch.
We love going to Stowe and staying at Topnotch. This was our third visit and we certainly plan on going back! The location is incredibly convenient if you are planning on spending time in town or at the mountain (some of the best skiing in the North East); they are both a few minutes away. Facilities are phenomenal, the Spa with the outdoor Jacuzzi are just a great treat if you are getting away from the daily routine. Great food and service all around; we think that restaurants and bars deliver some of the best product in town. If you are going to Stowe, Topnotch is a MUST !
We had a very nice and relaxing weekend at the spa and had a lovely dinner at Flannel! Just what we needed. We went up on a Sunday and left Monday. A short recharge, but a great change of scenery.
We enjoyed the spa for the day and pool. felt like we were on a longer vacation.
We stayed here for 3 days while skiing at Mt. Mansfield. The rooms were extremely cozy and included a lot of storage space. Wifi was fast and responsive. The amenities were plentiful and there was so much to do around the resort. From a gaming room to a fully equipped fitness Center this resort has it all. It felt like a city within itself. The staff was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The only complaint I would have would be to extend the hours of the fitness Center since it apparently closed at 8 P.M. The two restaurants on site were fantastic! I would definitely put this as one of the best hotels I’ve stayed at. Beautiful, property, amazing amenities, great staff and to top it off, a great view of Mt Mansfield!
This is a truly special resort. The entire team was beyond helpful. They made the resort feel like home while attending to every need. The facilities themselves are incredible. The spa is stunning and has all the great facilities one would want as part of a great spa day. Definitely try Flannel for a romantic dinner (the potatoes were topnotch) and go to the bar for some live music, snacks and brews.