Vermont inn number 5 expensive on luxury hotel list

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Vermont inn number 5 expensive on luxury hotel list

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:09am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The most expensive hotel in the United States can be found in the western state of Montana, according to a new survey by Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont, ranked fifth priciest in the nation and twice the cost of staying at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills. Most of the top ten were out West.

The survey compared rates across all luxury hotels in the US during this year's peak summer months. The lowest available price for a double room at each property during July and August 2019 was used as the comparison metric.

According to the survey' findings, The Ranch at Rock Creek, a 5-star 'dude' ranch situated just outside the town of Philipsburg, emerged as the priciest US accommodation option. To stay in this property over the summer, guests can expect to pay at least $3,600 per night.

The second most expensive option, according to the survey, is the Amangiri resort, a remote hideaway in Canyon Point, Utah, where the lowest summer rate came out at $2,661 per night. Another ranch-style hotel, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek in the town of Saratoga in Wyoming, completes the podium positions with a cheapest rate of $2,237 per night.

In addition to the top ranking hotel, another two Montana ranches appear among the most expensive hotels, according to the survey. The Resort at Paws Up ($1,516) in the small town of Greenough and the Triple Creek Ranch ($1,400) in Darby both make the top ten. Meanwhile, New York State's most expensive summer hotel is The Point, set on the shores of Lake Placid, with a minimum rate of $2,327 per night for the least expensive double room.

Below is a list of the 10 most expensive luxury hotels in the US this summer. The rates shown reflect the price (including all taxes and fees) for the most affordable double room in each property during July and August 2019.

  1. The Ranch at Rock Creek (Philipsburg, Montana) $3600
  2. Amangiri (Canyon Point, Utah) $2661
  3. The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch (Saratoga, Wyoming) $2337
  4. The Point (Lake Placid, New York) $2327
  5. Twin Farms (Barnard, Vermont) $1882
  6. Post Ranch Inn (Big Sur, California) $1797
  7. Auberge du Soleil (Rutherford, California) $1526
  8. The Resort at Paws Up (Greenough, Montana) $1516
  9. Triple Creek Ranch (Darby, Montana) $1400
  10. Blackberry Farm (Maryville, Tennessee) $1395
  11. The Breakers Flagler Club (Palm Beach, Florida) $1348
  12. Amangani (Jackson, Wyoming) $1306
  13. Four Seasons Hotel New York $1183
  14. Four Seasons Resort Lanai (Hawaii) $1144
  15. Blantyre (Lenox, Massachusetts) $1087
  16. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai (Hawaii) $1040
  17. Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole (Wyoming) $1032
  18. Wheatleigh (Lenox, Massachusetts) $1017
  19. Calistoga Ranch (Calistoga, California) $998
  20. Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills (California) $925

About Twin Farms

When Nobel prize-winning author Sinclair Lewis (Babbitt, Elmer Gantry, It Can't Happen Here) proposed to journalist Dorothy Thompson, she promised to marry him if he bought her a farm in Vermont with sweeping lawns, orchards, and “delicious air.” They found their idyll in a 1795-era farmhouse on 300 acres — all of which they purchased in 1928 for $10,000.

In various seasons, they created and entertained at Twin Farms. Their guest list included political and literary figures who lingered for provocative discussions, outdoor activities, and the opportunity to attend the couple’s legendary parties.

Dorothy kept Twin Farms until she was no longer physically able to live here. As she grew frail, her family sold off parcels of the land, completing the final transaction in 1958. Subsequently, Twin Farms changed hands several times. It operated as Sonnenberg Haus, an inn with a reputation for fine dining, when Thurston Twigg-Smith acquired the property as a second home for his family in 1974.

By the late 1980s, the Twigg-Smiths found themselves able to visit Barnard only a few weeks a year, so they decided to launch a Bed and Breakfast to share this special place — a quaint notion that soon escalated to the number one small hotel in North America.

The first nine rooms opened on October 1, 1993 to national acclaim. Five additional cottages were added in 1995 and 1996, and more accolades followed. The completion of spa treatment rooms, Chalet, Aviary, and the Farmhouse at Copper Hill in 2005 brought the number of accommodations to 20, where it remains today. Though the ownership now includes several partners, guests continue to embrace Twin Farms —and Twigg-Smith’s vision of a sophisticated escape steeped in playful romance — as their own second home.


For the full results of the survey, check:

SOURCE: NEW YORK, July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --