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The Hermitage Club


type: mountain base lodge
client: the hermitage club
size: 80,000 sf
location: wilmington, vt
status: completed 2015

This four-story 80,000 square foot building is the base lodge and clubhouse for The Hermitage Club, the East Coast’s only private ski resort. The main dining room – which lofts over 40 feet to the cupola above – seats approximately 450 guests and is warmed by an innovative fireplace, open on all four sides. Additional dining rooms serve small parties for special occasions. A Douglas Fir timber frame defines the structure inside and out. Natural red cedar shingles clad the roof and walls, and soaring high-efficiency window walls connect the inside to the outdoors.

Other amenities include:

  • State-of-the-art spa
  • Fitness center with a yoga room
  • 3000 sf teen center
  • Theater, bowling alley, and lap pool
  • Daycare facilities
  • Every membership has its own locker in one of five various locker rooms

Views to the west look up at Haystack’s dramatic slopes and lifts; eastward vistas sweep over the Deerfield Valley of southern Vermont and the hills beyond to New Hampshire.┬áThe “ski-to” lower level includes a retail shop, as well as a ski rental and storage facility (with ski valet service on the main level).