Easily one of the most beautiful states in the Union, Vermont reminds us of our native Colorado. Amazing skiing, strong local craft and farm to table food culture, excellent beer, hiking and trails, and a citizenry firmly entrenched in their local culture and surroundings. Vermonters are conscientious and the resorts, ski mountains and towns are no different. Stowe Mountain Lodge–a Destination Hotel–is a supreme example of this thoroughly modern Vermont experience and Phia is grateful for the opportunity not only to showcase our products at their world-renowned spa, but to profiling the resort all week long. We are starting with this interview which we conducted via email but be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to see other aspects of the resort come to life.
Vermont is one of the oldest States and yet Stowe Mountain Lodge is a relatively new hotel. When did you open and what was the central attraction to Stowe Mountain?
The resort and town of Stowe are deeply rooted in the New England ski culture. I think when people visit, they truly understand how quintessentially New England the area is, as well as being traditional luxury and historically nostalgic.
Phia is an energy company as you know, so can you tell us a little bit about the landscape and environment in this part of Vermont? What’s the vibe?!
The vibe is pure bliss, rejuvenation and natural. The mountains here are very powerful, since we are located at the base of the tallest peak in Vermont.
It feels a like a turn-of-the-century mountain lodge with natural décor, but set in the highest luxury: floor-to-ceiling windows, modern design, sleek furniture and accents.
What characteristics define the modern Vermonter? How is Vermont changing in ways that people might not expect?
Refined, humbled, relaxed, yet class and elegant.
What kind of people are traveling to Stowe Mountain Lodge? What sort of guests can visitors or guests expect to encounter there?
Stowe Mountain Lodge is perfect for everyone: families who want to escape with the kids and dog (they are allowed at the hotel) couples who want an adventure and to be pampered and guys or girls on a trip with friends. It’s all about having fun, relaxing, rejuvenating in a beautiful mountain setting with the finest luxury amenities.
And the staff? Are there any particular qualities that the staff strives to maintain?
We hear from most of our guests that one of the best parts of their vacations are our staff. They are attentive, hardworking and efficient, yet warm and welcoming. It is definitely the Vermont way! We strive to hire Team Members that can create an authentically Vermont experience by speaking to their passions.
We’re all about spas at Phia Lab, so can you tell us a bit about what your spa is like?
The Spa and Wellness Center at Stowe Mountain Lodge is dedicated to cultivating a relationship between nature and health. That means you get more than your traditional massage during your Stowe spa resort escape. Our hotel’s spa utilizes its serene Vermont setting to create an experience to relax and rejuvenate both mind and body. The luxury 21,000‐square‐foot New England spa facilities offer you a full‐service fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi® hot tubs, a relaxing spa sanctuary lounge, a hot/cold treatment facility in the Healing Lodge and 18 private treatment rooms. Relaxation comes naturally here.
What sort of unique treatments does Stowe Mountain Lodge offer that guests wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else? Maple syrup scrub? Pine Needle Wrap?
We offer a large array of treatments. Some of our favorite treatments are our Balance / Ku Nye Massage 80 minutes | $225
The aim of the Ku Nye is to honor & respect the ancient Tibetan traditions of healing. This treatment begins with Ku Nye massage techniques which work on awakening the meridians, lymphatic drainage and acupressure using essential oils and hot Himalayan salt poultices and hot stones. Ku Nye will restore energy and balance while strengthening the body’s natural flow of energy.
And new for Summer: Stowe Cider Scrub | $320
This 110 minute pampering treatment pars local award winning Stowe Cider with our relaxing spa experience. Begin with a full 50 minute scrub incorporating local Stowe Cider and exfoliating ingredients to smooth dry and dead skin. Then your therapist with hydrate your skin and relax your muscles with a 50 minute full body massage. After your service our Spa Concierge with bring you a glass of cold Stowe Cider to enjoy in our Sanctuary.
You have been carrying the Phia product line for a few years now, what is your best selling Phia product and why?
Our bestselling product hands down are the serums. Great for hair or body. Our Salon team and our Spa team love and sell them.
We are conducting a study, we are trying to determine if certain Phia energy bouquets resonate differently in various regions of the country. What would you say is your top selling energy bouquet?
Our top selling scent is Confidence with Balance and Adventure not far behind.