When the lifts shut down in America’s mountain towns, out come the flip-flops, microbrews, and inner tubes. For a real recharge this summer, spend time at our favorite high-altitude hotels, restaurants, and outfitters.
Warren and Waitsfield, Vermont
The Pitcher Inn
Located on Main St. in Warren, the Inn has 11 rooms and suites, each decorated with a Vermont theme, including “school,” “trout,” and “Calvin Coolidge.”
American Flatbread epitomizes the Mad River Valley’s infatuation with fresh local food. Located on a working farm and open only on weekends, it serves pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven that are worth the inevitable wait.
Take a glider-plane lesson or just go up to catch the view — a superb soaring wave gets you high fast.
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