3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 5-8
About Ray Haarstick
Before purchasing Steps Away at Lodge at Spruce Peak (formerly Stowe Mountain Lodge), our crew was a big Sunday River family. However, once we experienced the easy drive and terrific après ski scene in Stowe we were hooked. So many wonderful activities to do when you're not on the slopes - hiking, snow shoeing, restaurants, shopping, concerts, bowling, movies, ... The Stowe area has it all! Come summer time, we enjoy golf, ziplining, obstacle course, tennis, on-premise concerts on the village green and at the Spruce Peak Arts Center, scenic drives and time in Burlington. Sailing on Lake Champlain is not to be missed.
Ray Haarstick purchased this Condo in 2008
Why Ray Haarstick chose Stowe Mountain Resort
After renting a home off Mountain Road, we wanted to be in the center of everything at Stowe Resort. Now if anyone needs some private time, they can relax in the condo while the rest of us enjoy an activity. The hospitality and convenience of Lodge at Spruce Peak is unrivaled when compared with other New England ski areas. Everything is well done from the moment you arrive: - car valets to park your car - bellmen to handle your luggage & equipment - streamlined check-in and -out process - concierge team for dinner reservations & activities - ski valet to mind your skis and snowboards - phenomenal shows at the Spruce Peak Arts Center - terrific ski school for your kids - outstanding on-premise dining options - relaxing spa and fitness center
What makes this Condo unique
As well as being "steps away" from all Stowe activities, our unit stands out for its: - Beautiful view of Mt. Mansfield and a portion of Smugglers Notch - Quiet location away from stairs, elevators, building equipment and pool noise - Upgraded amenities like our 55" living room television (for movie night), chef-outfitted kitchen and full-sized washer & dryer.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Incredible stay with the nicest hosts
We had a wonderful stay at Stowe this weekend. The condo was spacious and perfectly located- our kids loved watching the gondolas go up and down the mountain. Our hosts were so kind, and very flexible- accommodating the needs of our young family. They responded immediately to any questions and requests. I cannot recommend staying here enough. You are in for a treat!
The entire Steps Away team is pleased you and your family had a great birthday weekend. Glad we could help out with the cribs and late check-out!
Great Location, Great Service
Best place to stay at Stowe hands down. Quick walk to the slopes, and the restaurant in the lobby is fantastic.
Amazing from start to finish!
There is no better place to ski with kids than Spruce Peak, and Steps Away makes it even easier. The resort itself is extremely well run and everyone is very friendly and always helpful. The ski valet is a game changer for those parents who are tired of carrying all the gear back and forth. Steps Away is a spotless 3 bedroom piece of heaven...you know the kind of place you don’t want to review because you want to keep the secret to yourself! We were 2 families traveling with 4 kids and there was plenty of room to spread out and relax. From the Kerig coffee in the morning, to the full size washer and dryer, and ample wine glasses in the evening, this makes skiing with kids easy & relaxing. Ray, the owner is wonderful to work with and always an email away with prompt replies. We will definitely come back. Just a great stay at Steps Away!
Jera, thank you for sharing your experience at our vacation rental and the Lodge at Spruce Peak... and for pointing out some of the differences between a hotel stay and one at Steps Away.
We look forward to facilitating more fond memories next time you visit!
Beautiful room and facility with polite and helpful staff. Room well equipped with some little things I had forgotten to bring. Just great all around.
It's great to hear that you and your crew had a nice time.
This year, we've added the following items to the Steps Away experience:
- modern Whirlpool washer & dryer
- Bose surround sound system for the large living room TV
- ongoing additions to the gourmet kitchen (e.g., Keurig w/ K-cups)
- pillows and fun throw pillows
We look forward to your next stay!
Excellent property in one of my favorite hotels
We have stayed at the property multiple times, it never fails to deliver, the property is spotless and we will defiantly return, the owner is great to deal with also. I would 100% recommend this property.
It's good to hear your winter stay was as memorable as the one last summer! Everyone from our team, to the Lodge at Spruce Peak staff, to our housekeepers, is focused on creating the most amazing experience possible for you and your loved ones.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Steps Away!
Spotless clean luxurious apartment
We travel to Stowe each winter and love the place, so we decided to take a look during the summer months, no doubt we will return each winter and summer from now on, there's tons to do especially for families, our 5 year old did not want to leave. If you play golf the Mountain Course at Stowe Mountain Lodge is breathtaking, there was plenty of room at the pool each day and the staff at the hotel were great. The condo we rented was fantastic, very spacious and spotless clean, the owner was fantastic to work with and 100% truthful with his rental, the best part with this unit is that it can be configured to suit different size groups (make sure you rent the space with the kitchen and large living space which leads onto the balcony looking up the mountain face). We found a lot of great restaurants in the town of Stowe and all family friendly. We have already reserved the space for our winter vacation and will continue to return to Stowe and The Lodge, look no further, rent this unit today, you will not regret it.
Ray, it was a pleasure hosting you and your family. So glad everyone had a good time... and thank you for the kind words about Steps Away!
We take a lot of pride in exceeding guest expectations with upgrades like the gourmet kitchen, giant living room television, bath products, quiet location, access to the Club at Spruce Peak (formerly Stowe Mountain Club) and soothing view of Mt. Mansfield and the Over Easy gondola.
We're looking forward to your next stay this winter!
Enjoy resort living and the best Stowe Mountain has to offer. Challenging mountain golf. Experience the exceptional spa or professional fitness center. Shop the on-premises retail stores. Enjoy fine dining and nightlife. Hike Smuggler's Notch or go fly fishing. Nearby horseback riding or just relax and enjoy the majestic mountain view from your balcony. Steps away from the Spruce Peak lifts or take the Over Easy gondola to Mt. Mansfield.
Other Activities: Zip lines and treetop obstacle course.
Golf: Special access to Stowe Mountain Club's on-premises course.
Ski: Stowe Mountain and Spruce Peak are known by many names... Aspen of the East, Best of the East or even Squaw Valley East. Come and take advantage of the outstanding slopes and half pipes, the high speed quads, or relax in the new base lodge.