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 The main restaurant has a modern open kitchen, while the great room with grand piano has been replaced by a more intimate common area with Apple computers.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
Topnotch Resort and Spa: My husband and I were looking for a quick getaway and we're pleasantly surprised with the resort. I especially loved the heated outdoor pool and hot tub. That was a completely new experience for me and I was glad I did it. The atmosphere and view while sitting amidst the snow background was breathtaking and worthy of a repeat performance.
My husband and I chose to visit Stowe, VT for our anniversary weekend because we wanted to visit the breweries in that area. I found Topnotch through Trip Advisor where it has great reviews. We had such a relaxing stay at this resort!
We booked a couples package that included access to the spa and it is BEAUTIFUL in there. My husband got a massage that used hops infused oils and was thrilled because it included a free beer and beer soap. I got a pedicure and it was truly the best pedicure of my life. I unfortunately couldn't use the hot tub because I'm pregnant but all the facilities were so nice! I want to go back when I'm not pregnant just so I could take advantage of everything.
We had room service delivered on multiple occasions from both of the restaurants on site. The food was delicous! Thinking about it now, I don't know how we managed to see eight breweries AND spend plenty of time enjoying our resort in just three days.
If relaxing at the resort isn't your thing, I still recommend this place solely on the great customer service by all of their employees. From check in to check out each staff member was so kind and welcoming. We checked in with Nick and he was hilarious! He gave us a thorough description of everything on site and it was so nice to talk to someone with a personality.
We were looking for a w/end Family Zen Moment together, the old house on the hill was full and I needed reservations void of disappointment. As I turned up the drive, the first free standing building seen was "Ski Valet" so smart and pleasant not having to duck and bob away from ski tips at hotel entrances - I read about the renovations on the site, really well done in every respect. Our room with queen beds and high ceiling and the smart designs even in the shower. windows afforded great views of snow dusted trees in the mountains and the torches and fires in exterior covered areas was well organized. Food in every respect held up to Vermont Standards of healthy and delicious.What a great discovery and experience to be repeated
It was a great place to unwind and relax. After spending 5 days on our feet walking around Quebec City and Montreal, we reserved a couple nights at Topnotch Resort last minute. It was well worth it to relax in the pool and get a very long and enjoyable massage at the resort. The food was good and worth it rather than driving into town to eat. There is also a hiking trail for those who need an activity during the day. We went in early September before the leaves started to change but it was still a great time of year to go. Highly recommend.
Thank you topnotch. The staff are so welcoming which is very much appreciated. We love topnotch. Mountain views. Spa. Hot tub and pools. And when you want to stay in for the night we had a choice of resort dining at the Roost or Flannel. Look forward to a return trip!