Courtesy of Topnotch Resort and Spa
On 120 acres overlooking Mt. Mansfield, this posh property has a contemporary look and an outstanding spa. Floor-to-ceiling windows, a freestanding fireplace, and heavy stone walls distinguish the lobby. Topnotch tops everything in the area with its country-chic rooms with painted barn-board walls, plush robes, high-end bath products, and designer linens. The resort's two restaurants, Flannel and The Roost, serve American bistro cuisine in a romantic setting. Homemade
cookies when you arrive and high tea every afternoon add a touch of luxury and warmth. The tennis center has marvelous indoor and outdoor courts—easily the best facilities in Vermont—and a instructional staff to match. You can cross-country ski, mountain bike, and hike right on the property. Yoga, Pilates, and fitness classes are offered all day in the spa area.