Spruce Peak at Stowe Facts

ADDRESS

Spruce Peak at Stowe
7320 Mountain Road
Stowe, VT 05672
(877) 977-7823
www.sprucepeak.com

DESCRIPTION

Spruce Peak at Stowe is an intimate alpine neighborhood nestled at the foot of Spruce Peak and Mt. Mansfield, the tallest mountain in Vermont.  Of the over 2,000 acres of pristine land at Spruce Peak, only 35 acres will be used for residential development, demonstrating a genuine commitment to environmental stewardship while creating year-round recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to Stowe.

Spruce Peak at Stowe is a catalyst for the renewal of the town of Stowe, long revered for its history, charm, authenticity and year-round mountain allure.

EVOLUTION

Spruce Peak at Stowe is being developed by Spruce Peak Realty, LLC, a partnership with Mt. Mansfield Company, Inc. Since breaking ground in 2003, the community has been opening in phases.  Phase I of the Homesites and Mountain Cabins, all slopeside, were unveiled in 2004.  The ‘Over Easy' transfer gondola between Spruce Peak and Mt. Mansfield was completed in Winter 2006/2007, making Spruce Peak at Stowe the ultimate skiing and snowboarding destination on the East Coast.

A new 18-hole mountain golf course designed by Bob Cupp debuted in June of 2007. The Golf Cottage and Alpine Clubhouse were also opened to members in 2008.  Golf and the Alpine Clubhouse are available amenities of Stowe Mountain Club, a private club for Spruce Peak at Stowe residents and guests. During winter 2011, the 420 seat Spruce Peak Arts Center opened its doors to the public.

Stowe Mountain Lodge, a 312-room luxury condo-hotel, Spa and Wellness Center at Spruce Peak at Stowe opened to the public in June of 2008.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Spruce Peak at Stowe offers a mix of lodging and residential options.  Most accommodations have ski-in/ski-out access to Stowe Mountain Resort and golf-in/golf-out access to the Bob Cupp-designed mountain golf course.

 

Stowe Mountain Lodge is the centerpiece of Spruce Peak at Stowe, situated on the west side of the development, nearest to Stowe Mountain Resort.  Buyers who purchase a studio, one, two or three-bedroom condominium unit can participate in the Lodge's year-round hotel rental program.  Designed in Vermont-Alpine style, these fully-furnished residences are remarkable for their fine craftsmanship.  The luxurious condominiums offer breathtaking views of Spruce Peak and Mt. Mansfield.

All Stowe Mountain Lodge residents and guests will enjoy the amenities of a luxury hotel including concierges available to create a truly bespoke experience, daily housekeeping, 24-hour in-room dining, and the finest artisan-inspired cuisine using local, organic and sustainable ingredients.  Stowe Mountain Lodge will offer unmatched personalized service and genuine care and concern.  With not a detail overlooked, a stay at the Lodge will also include customized personal bars stocked with handpicked treats; personal shoppers to purchase mountain adventure gear; ski, golf and fly-fishing sherpas; and the most creative in-room amenities.

Stowe Mountain Lodge is independently managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts (www.destinationhotels.com).

Front Four at Stowe Mountain Lodge is a private residence club located on the penthouse floors of the Lodge with separate elevator access and a dedicated concierge.  A total of 34 shared ownership residences are available, in two-, three-, and four-bedroom configurations, ranging from 2,000-3,500 square feet.  All Front Four residents have a deeded fractional interest in a residence, which entitles owners to flexible and generous access to the property throughout the year.  Ownership benefits include Platinum Membership in Stowe Mountain Club while in residence (complimentary member lift tickets, priority reservations for dining, and exclusive tee times) and all amenities afforded to residents of Stowe Mountain Lodge.

Mountain Cabins with 34 four and five-bedroom, Energy-Star rated residences are located on the east side of the development.  At 3,000 square feet each, these accommodations make ideal legacy homes to draw family and friends together.  With sunny southern exposure and dramatic views of Mt. Mansfield and the Worcester Range, each Mountain Cabin offers spacious decks and patios to bring the outdoors in.  Sturdy timbers, wood floors, and warm granite stone give these homes an authentic character to match their timeless setting.

The three-level Mountain Cabins have spacious living areas, full kitchens, master bed and bath and additional bedrooms.  Standard features include in-floor radiant heat throughout the main level and master and guest bathrooms, large ski and general storage areas and lockable owners' closets.  Buyers can request such further upgrades as cathedral ceilings, additional fireplaces, wet bar, built-in audio visual systems, outdoor hot tubs and a security system.

Twenty Homesites were created at the base of Spruce Peak, occupying approximately 1/3 of an acre each.  Residents can employ their own builders and architects to create their dream mountain home upon gaining approval from the community's design review board.

STOWE MOUNTAIN CLUB

Stowe Mountain Club is a four-season, private club with incomparable social and recreational amenities.  Limited membership is available to Spruce Peak at Stowe residents and others by invitation, while Stowe Mountain Lodge guests will enjoy a temporary membership during their stay.

Golf:  The 18-hole, par 72 golf course at Spruce Peak was designed by the legendary Bob Cupp and is his first New England course.  It adheres to Spruce Peak at Stowe's commitment to protecting biodiversity and environmental quality.  No residences, for example, are built on the course, protecting the golfer's ability to commune, for all 18 holes, with nature.  In fact, the golf course is the first in Vermont and one of only 63 golf courses in the world to become an Audubon International Signature Sanctuary.

Cupp's unique design ensures technically and strategically perfect playing conditions while embracing the scenic environs.

A Golf Cottage will maintain the character of the mountain setting.  The golf course will be open seasonally from Memorial Day to October 15 each year.

Golf Course Accolades:

- #1 / Best Golf Resort in the Northern U.S. – Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Poll, 2011 & 2012

-Ten Best New Golf Courses in North America, 2008 -GOLF Magazine

-Top 50 New Golf Courses, 2008 – Golfweek

-Top 50 Courses for Women, 2009 – Golf Digest

-Best Courses You Can Play, 2010 – Golfweek

-#1 Golf Course in Vermont, 2010 – Golfweek

- Audubon International Certified Signature Sanctuary, 2007

 - Ten Best New Golf Courses in North America, 2008 - GOLF Magazine

- Top 50 New Golf Courses, 2008 – Golfweek

- Top 50 Courses for Women, 2009 – Golf Digest

- Best Courses You Can Play, 2010 – Golfweek

- #1 Golf Course in Vermont, 2010 – Golfweek

- #1 Northern Golf Resort in America - Condé Nast 2011 Reader’s Poll

- America's Top 50 Courses For Women, 2011- Golf Digest

Spa and Fitness Center:  Stowe Mountain Club's 21,000-square-foot world-class spa will be dedicated to awakening the mind, relaxing the body and balancing the soul. Private treatment rooms will be designed with natural materials to reinforce nature's healing power.  The Spa will also house indoor/outdoor therapy pools, a relaxation area and 18 treatment rooms.  The unique addition of a world-class wellness center will assist guests who are looking to transform the way they eat and exercise through new lifestyle management skills. Stowe Mountain Lodge aims to bring lifelong health to guests through nutritional counseling, physical fitness and behavioral modification.  Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the facility will personalize the fitness experience through a variety of classes in multi-purpose and private studios. The fitness center also provides advanced cardiovascular and weight-training equipment and a sizable lap pool. Knowledgeable staff including certified fitness, Yoga and Pilates instructors and personal trainers, guide members and guests through safe and effective workout routines.

Alpine Clubhouse:  A members clubhouse with dining room, lounge, game room, concierge reception, living room, and members locker room.  The Alpine Club is centrally located in the Spruce plaza with direct access to the Over Easy gondola, Spruce Camp base lodge and Stowe Mountain Lodge. At day's end, gather with friends and family in the warm embrace of the alpine clubhouse, designed in the spirit of the legendary Adirondack great camps. Relax in urbane comfort before the stone fireplace, or enjoy a sumptuous dinner at the private club restaurant. This is the kind of place that can't help but foster memories and relationships you'll treasure for a lifetime.

Stowe Mountain Club has three levels of membership:  Platinum, Gold and Silver. As a non-equity club, all membership fees are refundable upon termination of membership or after 30 years.

Spruce Peak Arts Performing Center:  A dramatic cultural enhancement has come to Stowe Mountain Resort. Spruce Peak Arts Center opens its doors to the public in December 2010. Developed to operate year-round as a major component of Stowe Mountain Resort, the performing arts center is envisioned as a venue for a wide spectrum of events; theater, music, dance, film, comedy, lectures and multimedia presentations.

The Spruce Peak Arts Center Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 public organization funded by individual contributors.  The 420-seat multipurpose hall, with minimal separation between audience and stage, provides flexibility that includes the extension of seating onto the stage, the use of galleries for performers, plus reception and banquet facilities. For more information please visit www.sprucepeakarts.org

 

STOWE MOUNTAIN RESORT

Stowe Mountain Resort offers the finest skiing and snowboarding available on the East Coast.  With the new transfer gondola between Spruce Peak and Mt. Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak, guests will have access to 485 skiable acres including 39 total miles of skiing and 48 different trails.

OTHER AMENITIES

Spruce Peak at Stowe offers all of the services and amenities of a world-class resort, while preserving the small scale of a neighborhood community and the comforts of home.

 A Pedestrian Plaza of specialty shops and restaurants, a village green, ice skating rink, and community pool is being developed for Spruce Peak at Stowe.

DINING

Spruce Peak at Stowe will offer a variety of culinary experiences from casual restaurants to fine dining and gourmet establishments.  Guests can enjoy après-ski cocktails along the Pedestrian Plaza or opt for an artisan-inspired meal at Stowe Mountain Lodge.  Members can also enjoy the restaurant at the Alpine Clubhouse and Golf Cottage.

Stowe Mountain Resort's revered Cliff House, located on the gondola lift, is open year-round while the Town of Stowe has a wealth of charming restaurants only minutes away.

MEETING FACILITIES

Stowe Mountain Lodge offers 12,100 square feet of thoughtfully-appointed and uniquely flexible function space, in order to create the perfect venue for any high-profile corporate event or elegant social function.  An outdoor terrace with firepit offers the ultimate setting for an upscale campfire cookout.

Tamarack Ballroom - 5,400 square feet

Spruce Camp - 10,000 square feet

Oak Boardroom - 650 square feet

Alder room - 650 square feet

Sugar Maple room - 650 square feet

Mountain Birch room - 650 square feet

Foyer - 2,640 square feet

Terrace - 1,540 square feet

All meeting room names were inspired by Vermont native trees and were designed to encourage creative and strategic thinking with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, comfortable furniture and natural lighting.

ENVIRONMENTAL INTEGRITY

Sensibility toward the environment and accountability for its protection are Vermont traditions that have been seamlessly integrated into Spruce Peak at Stowe's master plan.  The commitment to the community's environmental charter begins with creating a pedestrian culture that encourages people to leave their cars parked.  It includes innovative ideas like energy efficient buildings and developing guidelines for nontoxic, sustainable resources.  It considers everything from light bulbs, cleaning products, and plumbing to native vegetation for the restoration of streams.

Stowe Mountain Resort has earned the prestigious Sustainable Community Certification from Audubon International, becoming the first ski resort in the U.S. to merit this environmental achievement. Members of Audubon International's Sustainable Communities Program are eligible for certification, which recognizes dedication to the process of becoming a more sustainable community and acting on a comprehensive sustainability plan. The plan covers 15 focus areas including: Food Sourcing, Rural heritage, Economic Development, Outreach and Education, Environment and Wildlife, Water Quality, Energy and Resource Use Efficiency, Transportation and Waste Reduction.

The Stowe Mountain Golf Club course has received Signature Sanctuary Certification from Audubon International, the highest level of sustainability achievable through Audubon International, and is one of only 63 golf courses in the world to have met these extremely high standards. This certification ensures that the golf course has been designed, constructed, and managed with a very comprehensive approach to environmental protection.

Stowe Mountain Lodge has also received specific designation through Audubon International, achieving a four out of five leaf rating in the organization's Green Leaf Eco-Rating Program for Hotels. In addition, the property is also designated a Green Hotel by the Vermont Green Hotel program. This program is a partnership between The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and The Vermont Small Business Development Center, assisting and recognizing environmentally responsible hotels throughout Vermont.

Moving forward, Stowe Mountain Resort plans to compost all organic material generated throughout the entire development. The new Spruce Camp Base Lodge and the Stowe Mountain Golf Club cottage have joined the composting effort. Being leaders in this movement exemplifies Stowe Mountain Resort's unrelenting commitment to environmental stewardship.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

Located in north-central Vermont, Stowe is 15 minutes from Interstate 89.  Light traffic, well-maintained roads and beautiful countryside make it an easy and pleasant drive from the airport or other northeastern locations. Boston is a three and a half hour drive and the Burlington International Airport is just 45 minutes away.

DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Spruce Peak Realty, LLC

ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS

Perkins Design (Fresno, CA): Original site plan designers.

Graham Gund Partners (Cambridge, MA); Original conceptual architectural plans

Landworks (Middlebury, VT) & SE Group (Burlington, VT): Original Mountain landscape planning and design

Zehren and Associates, Inc. (Avon, CO): Established design guidelines for Homesites and all commercial space; design architect for Mountain Cabins and Golf Cottage

4240 Architecture, Inc. (Denver, CO): Design architects for Stowe Mountain Lodge and Front Four

BBG Architects (New York, NY): Production architects for Stowe Mountain Lodge and Front Four

Wilson & Associates (New York, NY): Interior designers for Stowe Mountain Lodge and Front Four

HOTEL & SPA MANAGEMENT

Destination Hotels & Resorts

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