Why go: From free airport shuttle service to home-baked cookies in the lobby each afternoon, the 34-room Annabelle focuses on the details. The individually decorated rooms reflect this, too; styles range from B&B (think four-poster beds and pieced quilts) to Western to just plain eclectic. Most rooms open onto a charming three-story courtyard, with a fire pit, koi pond and fountain, two hot tubs, and a pair of former lift chairs on various levels. “Father Time,” a relic of the site’s previous hotel, stands watch out front, grasping his pair of Olin Mark IV Comps. Inside, the nod to ski history continues, with vintage gear throughout the lobby. In addition to those cookies, you can partake of complimentary après-ski goodies—beer and wine, hors d’oeuvres, soup—three days a week. Rates also include continental breakfast.
Best-kept secret: Watch ski and snowboard flicks while you soak in the outdoor hot tub in “Nick’s Notch”—staffers project them onto a screen on the wall. annabelleinn.com