Warren, a community of 1,200 residents, is home to Sugarbush Ski Resort and big time fun. Over time, Sugarbush has attracted a crowd of celebrities. Names like Kim Novak and Oleg Cassini skied these trails.
The Sugarbush community is growing. New residences, day lodges, and a Guest Service Center, housing everything from retail stores to a daycare center, are now being built and are eagerly anticipated.
Warren and sister hamlet, Waitfield, are in the Mad River Valley of Vermont. Pastoral maybe, boring never. There are shops and restaurants for every need. From craftsmanship of local artisans and quaint general stores to medical centers and massage parlors, these towns pack a pocket full of amenities.
From down home cooking to international cuisine, music and dancing included, the sister towns know how to treat a guest! And finding a place to stay in the Valley is a synch. B&Bs, hotels, lodges and condos await with warm hospitality. If those aren't close enough to nature, there are plenty of campsites.
Bundy Gallery in Waitsfield is worth a visit. This lovely structure has a 5-story glass front that scans the majesty of the Green Mountains and houses many different types of art work.
Activity is paramount here. If skiing is not the sport of choice, there are many others to choose from. Canoeing and kayaking is an adventure in the springtime when the waters swell, and the soft mumbling of the river invite anglers for a peaceful day of fly fishing.
In summer, swimsuits replace ski suits. Ski trails become bike paths, and golfers tee off on the greens. Hikers trek the Appalachian Trail, and naturalists search for rare birds. And on a clear day, you can see forever soaring overhead in a carefree glider. Summertime is also the season for horseback riding at Dana Hill Stables.
Any season is right for hay rides and sleigh rides at Mountain Valley Farm. Or, how about a trip to Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory in Waterbury?
The sister cities of the Valley are in the heart of Vermont on Route 100.