This history of Topnotch Resort and Spa is intrinsically tied to the charming New England town of Stowe, Vermont where we make our home. A part of Vermont history, Stowe has been luring visitors for centuries with its picture-perfect village, gorgeous mountain setting, European cachet and easy-going manner. With Vermont’s highest peak, Mount Mansfield, in its backyard, Stowe has been a favorite for hikers and snow enthusiasts alike. It’s no surprise it’s been coined “the ski capital of the east.”
Topnotch Resort and Spa has been a cherished part of the Stowe community since we first opened our doors in 1959. Nested at the foot of the mountain, we began as a family-owned village inn with a small lounge and 24-seat restaurant, beckoning vacationers here for a skiing holiday. Over the years we’ve expanded our services, while staying true to our humble origins – and so began the love affair with the most discerning travelers. Today, as one of Travel+Leisure’s “World’s Best” hotels, Topnotch blends rustic charm and unsurpassed luxury, beautifully.
When the Topnotch Tennis Academy was formed in 1977, we earned the coveted status of becoming one of the finest tennis resorts in the country, and host to several of the sport’s most celebrated events. Ten years later we created the Topnotch Spa, which has since become one of the top ten spas in the U.S. Shortly after, we added to our Resort Home community, and brought guests a townhouse experience that combines the intimacy of ownership with the luxury of a world-class resort. Owing to a complement of state-of-the-art meeting facilities, exceptional dining and an unsurpassed service standard, Topnotch Resort and Spa has evolved into a sought-after destination that creates warm memories for each and every guest.
Over the years, the flavor and essence of Topnotch – worldly, yet unassuming – have remained the same. Here you’ll still find quintessential charm and quiet sophistication – part auberge, part magnificent resort. And always, a feeling like you’re staying with friends who delight in finding ways to make your stay even more exceptional.
We welcome you to come and be part of a Stowe tradition.