Let our Family of Professionals work with YOU to meet YOUR needs!

Your hosts -- Merry & Grady Vigneau & family -- have owned and operated New England's premier youth group facility, the Round Hearth, located in Stowe, VT since 1988; America's #1 Teen Resort!

"Our family, along with our professional staff, welcomes you to the Round Hearth at Stowe! OUR management focus is on meeting YOUR needs. Our business mission is to create and effectively implement YOUTH-ORIENTED environments & atmospheres keying in on healthy lifestyles & safe choices. Our consistent & acclaimed success have clearly made our unique ski dorm the RIGHT CHOICE for YOUR most memorable youth ski & ride vacations!"

As a team, the Vigneau's bring to both lodges the perfect blend of skilled Manager and caring Host. Merry's professional background in operations & culinary management proves that group hospitality & dining can be exciting, comfortable, & delicious! Grady has committed most of his adult life to group leadership, young & old, as a coach & program director. In 1984, after a decade of coaching college football, Grady enrolled at Columbia University where he earned an MBA & moved on to a professional stint in management consulting. In '88, the Vigneau's moved to the mountains of Vermont where they have always enjoyed working -- & skiing! -- with you!

Our complete wholesale packaging service makes YOUR PLANNING SIMPLE & EFFICIENT for groups of any size. We eliminate expensive middlemen, enabling you to obtain one low, low price for lodging, meals, lift tickets, & round trip transport & transfers on a DVD equipped highway coach. You choose your bus size of 47 or 55 seats!

How We Do It

Our complete wholesale packaging service makes YOUR PLANNING SIMPLE & EFFICIENT for groups of any size.  We eliminate expensive middlemen, enabling you to obtain one low, low price for lodging, meals, lift tickets, & round trip transport & transfers on a DVD equipped highway coach. You choose your bus size of 47 or 55 seats!

Our complete packages with round trip bus originate from your choice of school, church, or other departure point throughout New England and the northeast from Washington, DC to Detroit, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, southern Ontario, and all points in between. Upon arrival at our lodge, we'll be sure to greet you with a bright smile, a blazing fire, and even your lift tickets! After skiing each day, come home to relax or soothe your sore muscles in our relaxing outdoor alpine hot tubs!

Our genuine concern & flexibility means we'll work directly with YOU to tailor YOUR ski vacation to meet YOUR needs. We can arrange options like rentals, lessons, daily bag lunches, special events, celebrations, workshops, unique side trips, and even in-lodge religious services. If your plans include skiing & riding both Stowe & Smugg's  (or even other Vermont peaks!), let us know. We can quote special "ski & ride around" packages which allow you to enjoy all the best that the Green Mountains have to offer!

Our group marketing & sales support (trail maps, posters, stickers, brochures,...) makes selling your trip easy & fun.  We are fully insured.

Professional and personal references are plentiful and always readily available.

We are Vermont's Youth Group Ski Trip Specialists

The Round Hearth features:

  • Safe, secure, & convenient locations on both Ski & Ride Resorts' access roads
  • 24 hour professional -- & C.P.R. certified -- staffs motivated to meet YOUR needs
  • Separate dorm wings for boys and girls featuring modern college dorm-style baths
  • Efficient & comfortable bunkrooms sleep an average of 6-8 guests each
  • Semi-private rooms & baths for leaders - privacy without isolation from your kids!
  • Hearty Homecooking w/ a full & always fresh salad bar                             
  • ALL YOU CAN EAT! -- all the time! Including cookies on arrival,
    breakfasts, dinners & even apres-ski cocoa & munchies!
  • "Kids-oriented" self-contained social & entertainment complexes

"In two words - CUSTOMER SERVICE!!  You can expect the highest quality of professional attention in a genuine down home Vermont, family-style environment. Best of all, we always deliver with a smile!"

-  Grady Vigneau, Director of Marketing