It has all the prerequisites of a snug New England abode: a timber-and-glass exterior, a wood fire in the lobby, and views of Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. But at this 139-room lodge, opening slopeside at Stowe this spring, you won't feel von Trapped. That's because it will feature well-stocked in-room bars, personal shoppers who'll fetch new duds from the base village or town, audio hookups, and alpine concierges who'll tune skis, warm boots, and store gear. At night, organic cotton linens, Japanese buckwheat or goose-down pillows, and marble bathrooms with large soaking tubs will dull the pain of that late-afternoon yard sale. Doubles from $435; stowemountainlodge.com
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