After an exhilarating evening of tubing at Stratton’s Coca-Cola Tube Park, Mama Rachel and daughter Aria were hungry and ready for some rest. They checked in for a special One-Nighter stay at the Black Bear Lodge. The Black Bear Lodge is just 4 minutes by car or shuttle from the Coca-Cola Tube Park, which makes for an easy transition into lodging after a day of fun.
The One Nighter Package
Stratton’s One Nighter Package includes one night of lodging and two days of lift tickets (a pretty awesome value starting at $189 per person). The package also includes a dinner buffet at Table 43.1 and breakfast the following morning.
Staying at the Black Bear Lodge is a delight. The beds are super comfortable, the rooms are spacious, and there are plenty of hooks and nooks to dry out gear from day 1. Being in such close proximity to the trails and Stratton’s Mountain Sports School makes it a breeze getting to lessons in the morning. A nice long soak in the hot tub at the end of the day is a bonus.
Black Bear Pro Tips for parents:
Movie Night: The Black Bear Lodge has good wifi and a large flat screen TV in the room. Bring your Fire Stick or Roku to jack into the HDMI and enjoy a movie after a day on the mountain. (Cable is also available.).
Food storage: If you’re bringing extra snacks, use a freezer bag to keep things cool with ice packs, or bring dry snacks like granola, nuts, and puffs.
Game time: There is an cute arcade tucked away on the bottom floor just below the lobby for added fun. Bring cash for the coin machine as games are quarter fed.
Black Bear Buffets
Dinner at Table 43.1 is a treat that satisfied everyone’s cravings. The food options are fresh, hot, and presented beautifully. After a day on the mountain, Rachel and Aria were very grateful for the protein-packed salmon, rich mashed potatoes, and tasty broccoli rabe. There was no shortage of options from chicken and fish to vegetarian options. The tomato soup was a big hit, and Aria was excited to roll back the lid on a shiny silver cloche to reveal chicken tenders and fries!
While there are lots of dining options at Stratton, the breakfast buffet is included in the One Nighter package. Like its counterpart, the breakfast buffet is just as impressive as the sprawling dinner buffet. From cereals and bread to yogurts, juices, and eggs, Table 43.1 provides lots of choices to fuel up for the day ahead.
While the buffet scene at The Black Bear Lodge is unmatched, Stratton is host to lots of dining options all over the mountain. Don’t forget to spend some time in the Mountain Village exploring all of the eating and shopping options.
Dining Highlights include:
The Market in Main Base Lodge– Need a quick warm up between runs? The Market is a great spot for a hearty cup of soup (the chicken noodle is so good!), a bag of chips and a cool drink.
Rachel and Aria loved Mulligan’s after a day of learning to shred. The staff is warm and inviting ans is the atmosphere with deep comfortable booths to sink into after an amazing day. The Taco-Tots, the selection of local and craft beers, and the kid’s menu are all on point.
Of course, no trip to Stratton would be complete without a trip to “The sweetest spot at Stratton Mountain”— Mountain Sweets. If you’re looking for a sugar rush (or some Swedish Fish to get you by), then this place is for you.
Whether it’s your first time visiting a ski mountain or you’re a seasoned pro, Stratton is home to many enchantments. Stratton’s One Nighter packlage is a great way to pack a lock into a short stay, and at a great value. From sliding at top speed in the tubing park, shredding or skiing on one of Stratton’s many trails, or meandering through the shops with the kiddos, you won’t regret a visit to Stratton.
Rachel is the Owner/Transformationalist at Rachel Hailey & Associates Consulting, a firm which deals directly with the outdoor industry to foster DEI in organizations. Her main objective is to transform the outdoor industry into a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible space. Rachel is committed to creating an industry where anyone can experience, thrive, and lead in the out of doors no matter their circumstances, and has a focus on underserved and underrepresented communities. She has served and inspired over 100 organizations in the creation of actionable systems aligned with creating diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoor spaces. She is a frequent writer for industry publications like Adventure Park Insider and Ski Area Management, and has given talks on DEI & Social Justice on international platforms.Outside of her endeavor to bridge the gap between racial and ethnic diversity in the outdoors and social justice, Rachel can be found hunting fairies in the woods with her daughter.