Imagine a weekend of uninterrupted skiing where you can traverse thousands of acres of powdery terrain without long lift lines and out of control beginners violently careening into you. Now enter The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain, an exclusive private mountain resort in the Deerfield Valley where membership is capped at just 1,500. This 1,400 acre enclave across West Dover and Wilmington, VT provides members four seasons of private mountain activities, luxury accommodations and a worry-free safe environment for families of all generations.
At this place, you can enjoy in private slopes and plenty of terrain for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, tubing, and touring around on snowmobiles. Since, it’s a four season retreat, when there’s no snow, hiking and biking trails, fly fishing, and an 18-hole Desmond Muirhead golf course waiting for you.
Then there’s recently unveiled 80,000-square-foot clubhouse – the ultimate in slope-side luxury, featuring amenities such as multiple dining options, a full fitness area, spa, childrens center, bowling alley, 45-seat movie theatre, GoPro editing suites and a retail store.
And despite its price of staggering $75,000 per person, plus $5,150 dues, since 2012, the membership has grown by 225%. Jim Barnes, CEO and founder of the Hermitage Club explained that: “When you’re skiing with your family, you want to spend time on the slopes, not standing in lines. One mom told me, ‘you’ve taken the stress out of skiing.’”