The Legacy of Timberholm Inn

A Cozy Bed & Breakfast with Rich History

Nestled on a serene wooded hillside with sweeping views of the Worcester Mountain Range lies Timberholm Inn, a quintessential Stowe, Vermont bed & breakfast with the charm and tranquility of a bygone era.

A.G., TripAdvisor
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“Timberholm is the quintessential historic Vermont ski lodge with a beautiful and relaxing great room complete with stone fireplace. It was like a step back in time.”

Timberholm Inn, Stowe’s Home Away from Home

Built in 1949, our beloved eleven-room bed and breakfast has been acknowledged by the Stowe Historical Society as one of the original ski lodges of Stowe. Today, Timberholm continues to be a cherished destination throughout the year, offering a welcoming Great Room for gatherings, comfortable bedrooms for downtime, expansive lawns for outdoor activities, gorgeous mountain views, and unmatched access to the best of Stowe!

Mary, TripAdvisor
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"We loved the rustic decor of this historic Inn. The grounds are beautiful and so peaceful. This is a gem if you visit Stowe."

Explore Timberholm's Stowe Vermont History

  • 1941- 1949 Walter O. Magoon

    Before the inn was constructed, Mr. Magoon owned the two-acre parcel of land on which Timberholm now sits. Mr. Magoon originally purchased the acreage from farmer Earl C. Mayo.

  • 1949 - 1954 Ann Heath Cram

    Mr. Magoon sold the land undeveloped to Ms. Cram from Connecticut, who oversaw the construction of the inn, including the large fieldstone fireplace in the Great Room.

  • 1954-1971 Nancy Graham & Rose Marie Risso

    Ms. Graham and Ms. Risso, who both resided Stowe, purchased the property from Ms. Cram in 1954.

  • 1971 Alan & Judith Dott

    The sale of the property to Massachusetts couple, Mr. and Mrs. Dott, in 1971 was the first time the inn was described as “Timberholm” in any deed.

  • 1972-1977 Charles & Valeri Foster

    Mr. and Mrs. Foster of New Jersey took over the inn in 1972.

  • 1977-1978 David & Lynn Leadbetter

    In 1977, the Fosters sold the property to Mr. and Mrs. Leadbetter of Montreal, Quebec.

  • 1978-1987 Leland, Jr. & Johanna Darrow

    Residents of Stowe, the Darrows bought the property in 1978. In 1984, they purchased two acres of land from neighboring Stowe Country Club, doubling the size of the property from two acres to four. The Darrows also enlarged Timberholm by extending the room wing and adding a second floor to the inn.

  • 1987-1988 James Milne

    A resident of New York, Mr. Milne purchased Timberholm Inn from the Darrows in 1987.

  • 1988-1989 Wesley & Susan Jensen

    The Jensens, a couple from the town of Stowe, took ownership of the inn in 1988 after working part time at Timberholm and falling in love with the property.

  • 1989-1993 Richard & Kay Hildebrand

    A couple from Hinesburg, Vermont, the Hildebrands bought the inn from the Jensens in 1989.

  • 1993-2001 Peter & Louse Hunter

    Mr. and Mrs. Hunter from Massachusetts purchased the inn in 1993. They offered special packages for couples, including flowers, food, and wine. They welcomed guests in town for the annual Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival.

  • 2001-2008 Darrick Pitstick & Richard Dill

    Mr. Pitstick and Mr. Dill became Timberholm’s owners in 2001. They added a front porch and perennial gardens and painted the building’s exterior siding for the first time.

  • 2008-2017 Tom & Susan Barnes

    The Barnes bought the inn in 2008. Their golden retriever, Sophie, was known for greeting guests with a wagging tail.

  • 2017-2022 Valerie & Michale Sodano

    The Sodanos kept Timberholm operating safely through Covid, and their goldendoodle, Lewis, was a staple around the inn.

  • 2022 - Present Caleb Connerty

    Having grown up in Stowe, Mr. Connerty purchased the property in 2022, with plans to build an addition while still maintaining the rustic charm for which Timberholm is known. Learn more about Caleb and today’s Timberholm team.

A Blast from Timberholm's Past

Read through some of our favorite Timberholm newsletters from years past.

A Gem Among Stowe, Vermont Inns

Step inside Timberholm Inn and feel the welcoming warmth of rich knotty pine interiors, a hallmark of the cozy, home-like atmosphere that has welcomed guests for decades. Our inn offers a laid-back ambiance, where you’re met with the kind of hospitality that feels like coming home, complemented by irresistible homemade breakfasts and the charm of our friendly innkeeper.

Architecturally significant, the inn is an excellent example of lodge architecture associated with the burgeoning post-war ski industry in Stowe. It retains its original integrity, filled with historic charm as well as the modern amenities guests have come to expect. Today the inn provides modern comforts, including a TV lounge, an outdoor hot tub, and free Google Fiber high-speed WiFi, ensuring a stay that’s both relaxing and connected.

David, TripAdvisor
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“The Inn has a lot of history and the setting is beautiful. It's only a few miles to the ski hill, and even closer to the fabulous restaurants within the village.”

Four Seasons of Fun

Our inn is within walking distance of the Farmer’s Market, the Stowe Recreation Path, hiking trails, and a half dozen restaurants. Mountain bike trail networks are also easily accessible from the inn without ever getting in a car. Whether you are in town for skiing and snowboarding, to hike through fall foliage, to enjoy a summer festival, or to relax and reset by the fire, our secluded yet central location provides the perfect balance of peace and convenience year round. 

We look forward to welcoming you home – The Timberholm Team

Sophie, Google Review
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“There's lots to do in the area, but I could just sit by the fireplace or take in the mountain views from the common area all day.”

Discover Timberholm in the Heart of Stowe

Positioned ideally between the historic village of Stowe and Mount Mansfield, the highest peak in the state, Timberholm offers a tranquil retreat that’s just a stone’s throw away from local attractions.