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Stone Hut


Located in Stowe
Winter View of the Stone Hut on top of Mt Mansfield in Smugglers' Notch State Park

The Stone Hut
6992 Mountain Road
Stowe, Vermont 05672

Pre-season inquiries: 802-253-4014
Winter Reservations: 802-253-4010

Season: November 21 - April 16


UPDATE: Rebuilding the Stone Hut is underway and our plan is to be able to have people occupy the building by December 1. But, because so much can happen to slow down a construction project, we are delaying the reservation process for at least a couple more weeks so we can better judge the contractor's progress toward the completion goal. Thank you for your patience as we work as hard as we can to rebuild this wonderful building.

ALERT: As you might have heard, the Stone Hut burned to the ground on Christmas Eve. Fortunately, no one was in the hut at the time. We are confident that the hut will be rebuilt in time, but it will be closed until further notice.

Refunds will be issued to all who had reservations.

Thanks to all who have reached out -- our Foundation, Vermont Parks Forever, is accepting donations to rebuild the Stone Hut. You can visit them at --we are grateful for your support!


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Weather Forecast for Stone Hut



I -89 to Exit 10 (Waterbury-Rt. 100) Take 100 North into the village of Stowe (about 10 miles). In Stowe, turn left onto Rt. 108 (also called the Mountain rd.) for 7 miles. The Vermont State Ski Dorm will be on your right

N44° 31.431' W72° 48.503' Directions/Map

About the Park:

The historic Stone Hut was originally built as a warming hut in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). These same crews cut some of the original ski trails on Mt. Mansfield. Once a home away from home for the ski pioneers of Vermont, it is now operated as a public lodging facility with a unique partnership between the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation and the Stowe Mountain Resort (Mt. Mansfield Company) between Mid-November and Mid-April.

Reservation Procedure:

Stone Hut reservations are run on a lottery system.  Reservation requests are taken with payment of $225 (includes rooms & meals tax) per night, per group, through the end of October.  Please sign up for the Stone Hut Mailing List (above) for our annual informational email.  The reservations are then separated into groups based on the number of nights in the stay requested. Reservations are selected at random from the group with the longest stays to the shortest stay.  If the request can be filled, the payment is processed, otherwise it is returned.  To increase your odds request as many sets of alternate days as possible.  Shortly after the lottery is complete, reservations for the remaining days are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Policies and Procedures:

The hut sleeps up to twelve people with wood platforms and mattresses. The only heat is by a wood stove. Firewood is provided in a woodshed outside of the Hut. Kindling is not provided. Guests must furnish all cooking, lighting and sleeping gear and be prepared for winter camping. The Stone Hut operates on a carry in - carry out policy. The Hut is an historic building located in a fragile mountain ecosystem. Please keep the area in and around the Hut clean.

Through our partnership with the Mt. Mansfield Company, restrooms, water and a courtesy phone are available in the Octagon near the Hut. The Hut is accessible by chairlift during the Stowe Mountain Resort ski season. Lift tickets are not included, single ride lift tickets can be purchased from the resort. The Quad chairlift to reach the Hut operates from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The only baggage to ride on the lift is what you can carry on your lap. There will be no downloading service for persons or gear.




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