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A Night to Remember!
To the appropriate strains of Tonights Gonna be a Good, Good Night by the Black Eyed Peas, Jim Barnes addressed a cheering crowd of 1,000 members and guests. "What do you think of this Club House?"
The Hermitage Club is the ideal atmosphere for families and friends to share and enjoy the beauty of the four seasons in Vermont. Ski corduroy all day long. Tee off when you like. Hike and mountain bike in peace. All on your private mountain.
Unhurried, Uncrowded, Uncompromising
The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain is a 1,400 acre enclave across West Dover and Wilmington, VT and provides members four seasons of private mountain activities, luxury accommodations, and a worry-free safe environment for families of all generations.
I have been a member since last year and have been thoroughly impressed with the progress and passion by which you are running the club. The Columbus day weekend was incredible and my wife and I enjoyed Rob Thomas and the overall atmosphere. I am seriously considering converting my current family Legacy membership to a $100k Equity investment.
The opening of the clubhouse was awesome! We were so happy to be there with everyone. What a great night and what great energy! As per our previous conversations at the Hermitage bar, we are so happy that the mountain called Haystack that we skied for so many years and all of our four sweet Maxwell kids, Erin, JR, Henry, and Emily, learned to ski, is now alive and well thanks to you and your vibrant team. Our kids are so pleased that they can now ski their childhood mountain with their kids. We are very interested in becoming equity partners as we have talked about with you. Please let us know what are the next steps.
What a great experience to start many happy years at the hermitage club! Thanks to you and all of the guys.
What a great event. Thank you so much for making this grand opening a memory to remember. I am so amazed with the vision you've created and implemented Congratulations. What are you going to do next?
Karen and I want to thank you for an incredible time last night! It was top notch and 1st class all the way, my guests were blown away. The place looks awesome and we are proud to be a part of it.
Mark & Karen
Thank you for an amazing evening tonight w Rob Thomas. Rob was outstanding and it’s amazing that the Club House can accommodate 1000+ people!! Many thanks
Chris & Paula
Team Hermitage, What an amazing event. Thank you and your team for your tireless efforts to make this event come to fruition. I am proud to be part of this great organization.
Frankly there isn’t another Ski Club like the Hermitage the Northeast. This is the only one. They have taken a concept that has been highly successful in the golf community for decades and brought to the ski hills. The Private, Member’s only Club. Hermitage has changed everything we have ever come to except as Skiing Norm… No more lift lines, No more over crowded lodges, no more bad cafeteria burgers… It has a four star gourmet New England Country Inn for lunch. It has world class snowmaking. It has also created the member friendly service of a top tier country club. It’s a place where my children feel comfortable and safe. All the instructors and ski ambassadors know them by name. As parents we feel comfortable letting our kids ski the mountain with their friends. It’s a sense of freedom so many kids miss today. But given the truly intimate setting of the Hermitage Club, it is the right environment to let them explore the mountains.
Michael P. Lech | Lyme, Connecticut
Member Since December 2012
MLK weekend and i took 19 runs yesterday (sat) And that's with three breaks including a long lunch! Fabulous.
When I heard about the concept at The Hermitage, I was immediately drawn to the idea. No lines, freshly groomed snow, and a community for my family and I to enjoy was exactly what I was looking for. I am a member at a golf and country club here on Long Island, and I joined The Hermitage for the same reasons. I want to know I can get a tee time when I need one, that I won’t have the crowds that the public courses have, and that the course will be cared for. The Hermitage Club provides all of that and more – no lines on weekends and holidays, which is unheard of in the Northeast…and snow that’s groomed all day…unimaginable until I joined The Hermitage. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is I get the same conditions – amazing.
Joseph Willen | Northport, New York
Member Since 2012
The time that we spend together as a family is the most important thing to us. It's a big investment to pack up every weekend and make the drive, so when we arrive we want it to be worth it. Jim and his team have created that place for us. It is all about the mountain, the snow, and enjoying our time together with family and friends. The memories we have made and will continue to make on Haystack mountain are ones we will carry with us forever.
Nicole Cribbins | New Canaan, Connecticut
Member since December, 2012
The Hermitage Club is a memory factory, producing more and more unbelievable stories every time we go. For example, on New Years Eve while enjoying drinks in the Pub with my wife and another couple, Jim Barnes came by and asked the four if us if we wanted to join him for a ride in the heated "Catillac" snow cat to the summit cabin for appetizers and champagne. What a spectacular experience! If I am dreaming, don't pinch me as I want the memories to continue.
Jeff Lipes | Glastonbury, Connecticut
Member since February, 2012
This past Saturday, we started out skiing another local resort where the lift lines were insanely long! At lunchtime we met with Rod to finalize our deal with the Club and we concluded our day by skiing lift-line-free on beautiful Mt. Haystack and meeting fellow members. Everyone we met was very welcoming. A big thank you to you and your team (Rod, Dale, and Cordelia) for working with us! Rod was a pleasure to deal with as we worked out the details of our membership. He’s responsive, a good listener and, in our opinion, a great advocate of the benefits of belonging to the Hermitage Club. We look forward to meeting you in person soon too. I just wanted to let you know how excited Tim and I are about belonging to the Hermitage Club.
Jennifer A. | Essex, Connecticut
Member Since February 2014
Just wanted to let you know that we had a lovely dinner at the Hermitage on Friday evening. The food was delicious, the service was very good and we look forward to taking guests. I think we're going to enjoy the Club very much in all its aspects.
Jane | Saxton's River, Vermont
Member since January, 2014
Thanks for the fantastic trip to the summit in the "Catillac". It was so exciting for all of us! It was such a surprise to see how nicely you had the Summit Cabin refurbished. It's the perfect getaway and we are thinking about what special occasion we could celebrate up there. You were the perfect host as we all devoured the delectable fruits and cheese served. We all enjoyed the short walk to view the amazing Haystack Pond. We are very excited to be one of the very first families to be a part of the exciting Hermitage Club and we'd like to thank you again for this opportunity.
The Mufson Family
The Club is absolutely amazing. Your hard work and passion for the place is intoxicating. There is no doubt that the Hermitage will be a very special place for many years to come.
Just a quick note to let you know how well (big understatement) things went with my small outing this week. The weather of course cooperated and the mountain showed really really well - general consensus was Friday was the best skiing / riding experience ever in Vermont. While the snow provided a great backdrop, the staff made it special. Special kudos to Rebecca for putting it all together and each of Sharon, Jessica, Leanna and Dave made great contributions with warm, friendly and top notch service. Here's to a slow melt!
I am convinced! We had a chance to ski at The Hermitage Club today. I brought my whole family and some friends who have homes in Greensprings. We all agreed it was one of the best days we have had skiing in Vermont in almost 19 years of our having a place up here. You have created something very unique and I am looking forward to being a part of it as it develops. The dinner at the Cabin on Saturday night was amazing. We were speechless, from the snowcat ride up with Ben to the perfect food and drinks with Lee Ann as our host. Thank you for inviting me to this experience and I look forward to enjoying it more.
Just a quick note to say thank you for last night. The pre-opening gala was awesome! LOVE the new clubhouse - everything was such a treat from parking to food and drinks (like purchasing a bottle of wine at an event like that) to Rob Thomas's intimate performance. And hey, nice touch with the spotlights leaving! Life just keeps getting better at The Hermitage Club!
My wife and three kids visited the Hermitage Club last week and had a fantastic time. They enjoyed the skiing, dinning and general feel of the resort. The chocolate chip cookies got rave reviews too. Congratulations on another great project.
We joined the Hermitage Club because we wanted a fun, safe, family-friendly ski mountain where we could teach our 2 young girls to ski, improve our telemark skiing, ski with friends, and continue the skiing family tradition that Matt and I both grew up with. The mountain has great terrain, the conditions are always fantastic, the mountain staff knows us by name, and we enjoy quiet, crowd-free skiing everyday. The Hermitage Club has exceeded all of our expectations. We are continually impressed by Jim and his team, and their ability to make the Hermitage Club vision come to life; we are so glad we are a part of it all.
Whitney Peterson | Guilford, Connecticut
Member Since January 2011
My wife and I are completing our second season as members. We have always experienced the best conditions at Haystack, but last weekend deserves a special thanks! We skied last Thursday, which was a "Colorado" day! Friday was a combo of conditions that must have presented an awful challenge to you and your teem! We were really worried because we had two perspective member couples arriving Friday evening. Thanks to your efforts, our guests enjoyed two of their best ski days ever!
Bill & Linda Rambow
Our kids love it, and we get to spend time together as a family. Our kids get to ski and play with friends and we all get to make memories. We love being outside, and since we work a lot during the week, this is perfect for our family.
You have got to check this out!!! Once you experience it for yourself and your family, you will understand what everyone is raving about. The people are happy and having a safer ski experience. And a huge plus is that you will never see anyone cut the lift line, cause there isn't one. Come and see what I'm talking about. You belong here!
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The new Clubhouse, combined with the residential construction taking place at the Club, qualifies as the largest real estate construction project in southern Vermont and has created interest in the ski resort real estate markets in Stratton, Killington, Manchester, Okemo, Woodsotck, VT and Great Barrington, MA.