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Thursday, 21 December 2006

Castle Hill Resort - Page 2

Written by Christina Kay Bolton
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‘The Castle’ in southern central Vermont is a little dip into old-fashioned luxury. It is a beautifully appointed restoration with an oval mahogany breakfast room and a library with supple leather couches, a big fireplace, and a grand piano. Its rooms are large and many feature claw foot tubs, writing desks, and fireplaces lit with candles as well as king-sized beds. This was the former home of Vermont governor Alan M. Fletcher and was the first home to be fully wired for electricity and to have an elevator. It was an elegantly completed English Coltswood mansion.


The Castle has a view of Okemo Mountain Resort (and is also close to Killington) for a day on the slopes and Ludlow is in the snow belt – more snow than most areas of Vermont.

On our second night, we enjoyed a four-course dinner in the restaurant. Although the food was good, it was not outstanding for the price. We had to send the chicken back, as it was overcooked, and when it arrived again it was not much better, but the lamb was excellent, so it seems it’s hit or miss. The scallop appetizer was another great choice, while the deserts we tried were average.


The charismatic piano player was the highlight of our evening, he came around to all the tables befriending people and asking if we had any requests. He was quite a musician, too, and many stayed long after dinner in the library listening to him play.window

It is also possible to get good specials on staying in the Castle if you go to their website – from $149 weeknights staying in the castle including champagne and chocolates on arrival and full spa use during your stay, or from $119 staying at condominiums located on the property.

Details: Castle Hill Resort, Box 525, Ludlow, VT 05149 1-888-764-6836

©Christina Kay Bolton

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