SINCLAIR LEWIS
First American novelist to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930 after refusing the Pulitzer Prize for "Arrowsmith."
DOROTHY THOMPSON
American journalist; correspondent in Germany and Austria.  Most famous for books: New Russia, Political Guide, Let the Records Speak, and The Courage to be Happy.
  
Hotel:  Former farmhouse of Sinclair Lewis and Dorothy Thompson. 
  
“It must have been love at first sight” because . . .
On the day they met, Sinclair Lewis promised Dorothy Thompson life on a quiet farm.  This 235 acre rural retreat was Lewis’s wedding gift to Dorothy in 1928, their dream come true.  Many American literary figures in the 1930’s and 40’s attended informal house parties, frolicked in the 7 acre lake, and cut loose on the private ski slopes.  Restoration of the 1795 farmstead captures the architectural themes of early 19th century Vermont.
  
Accommodations:
9 guest accommodations - 4 are spacious, sumptuous private suites in the main house.  Each with fireplace, full bath, sitting area and pastoral view.  Decorated with attention to detail, comfort, and fine antiques.
  
Five cottages remain, each unique in their own secluded environment set throughout the property.  Every cottage has at least one fireplace and a screened porch.   Some have terraces.   Simple, classical, imaginative and supremely luxurious.  Room service for breakfast only.
  
Features:
On-site ski slopes, private lake fishing, hiking, mountain biking, boating, tennis and croquet.  Fully equipped fitness center.  Golf minutes away.   Stupendous organic vegetable, herb and flower gardens.   Meeting room for conferences up to 18; receptions and banquets up to 150.  World class chef designs and prepares each meal with exquisite artistry.  No menu.  Rate includes facilities, all meals and beverages.  Entire estate is available for a private Getaway.
 
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