Stowe, Vermont has one of America's Best Ski Resort Restaurants

Travel + Leisure Magazine says:

Solstice, Stowe, VT

Stowe Mountain Lodge’s Solstice takes its locavore mission seriously, right down to using hand-carved furniture by Vermont woodworkers and custom pottery by local artist Miranda Thomas, and pouring beers by nearby Rock Art Brewery. The restaurant showcases heirloom grains, Vermont cheeses, and farm-fresh produce in the open kitchen and at the farm-to-table-focused bar, Hourglass. stowemountainlodge.com

What to Order: Venison medallions with a cassis-infused demi-glace, wild-mushroom bread pudding, and brussels sprouts.

What to Drink: Let the sommelier suggest biodynamic wine pairings from the restaurant’s extensive cellar

Solstice restaurant sign wins national award

Solstice Restaurant in Stowe Mountain Lodge A leading national sign industry source magazine, Sign Business, showcased Wood & Wood, Inc. of Waitsfield, VT with an honorable mention award for the design and fabrication of the interior Solstice restaurant ID sign in the 16th Annual Portfolio Sign Design Contest. This understated steel sign was one of many signature signs designed by Sparky Potter, owner of Wood & Wood Inc., to compliment the rustic, alpine architecture of the five-star Stowe Mountain Lodge. For this award-winning sign project, Potter and his team of craftspeople used a unique combination of eco-friendly fabrication techniques, including artistically painting the water-jet cut aluminum letters, accenting the corners with steel acorn nuts and installing amber LED lights on the sign back to cast a halo glow on to the natural stone wall. [Burlington Free Press]