Summertime, The Livin’s Easy
By Andrew, on Wed, Jul 09, 2014View/Hide Photos
Summer is a time to relax, but unwinding ourselves comes in many forms. Peaceful moments like the turning pages of a new novel under a familiar tree, or warm skin from the summer sun perfectly countered by cooled toes dipped in a stream below. When they put our mind and body in the right place, activities can relax us too. Through scenic tram rides toward the setting sun, evening buffets followed by smores around the fire, or a day lulled away laying by the pool, chill with us this summer.
Casey Baraw discovered the spiritual connection of yoga by attending an Ashtanga class in 2007. She obtained a 235 Hour Teacher Training with YogaKids in 2009, and in July 2011, opened Inspired Yoga Studio in the town of Jay, offering Hatha, Vinyasa, Gentle, Restorative, Kids Yoga and Ashtanga inspired classes. With a grounded opening and closing, her classes will explore breath control, along with gentle poses that focus on alignment. She teaches on and off her mat to assist individual needs, in effort to make your practice safe, comfortable, challenging, and most importantly, fun.
- Where: Valhalla Room, on the 4th floor of Hotel Jay (will provide 24 hours’ notice if moved to new location)
- When: Wednesdays from 4:15p-5:15p and Saturdays from 9:00-10:00a
With over 12 miles of nordic trails running through the back woods behind our Championship Golf Course, there's plenty of ground to cover for a serene walk. Or follow the winding mountain streams along our snowshoe paths for a peaceful place to get away from the buzz and day to day grind. Pick a route up the peak, like the Long Trail or Queen's Highway to Northway, or blaze your own. And don't forget to turn around every so often for some stunning views of the valley below. Did we mention it's free?
SUMMER TRAM RIDES
Vermont weather has the tendency to often change its mind, but no matter what's going on in the sky, riding the tram in the summer is always a unique experience. On a clear, crisp day enjoy views Montreal to the north, the White Mountains to the east, Burlington and Lake Champlain to the west and Mount Mansfield to the South. Literally climb into the clouds and feel cool mist or watch patchwork in motion as cumulus clouds move across the rolling hills of the Northeast Kingdom. Come out later on a Friday evening and experience the changing colors of the sunset from the summit or suspended in the sky.
- Runs 10am - 5pm, Saturday through Thursday
- Runs noon - sunset every Friday
FRIDAY NIGHT HIGH COUNTRY ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BBQ BUFFET
Every Friday night all summer long, we are serving an All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Buffet at Alice's Table. On fair weather evenings the buffet is set up outside on the patio so you can enjoy the setting sun and cool mountain breeze while you dive deep into marinated meats and an assortment of delicious salads. Top it all off with a patio campfire and an endless supply of smores, if you still have room. The tram runs late on Fridays, so make sure to save some time for a sunset tram ride before you fill up or after you eat.
SATURDAY NIGHT THEMED ALL-YOU-CAN EAT BUFFETS
New this summer, every Saturday evening Alice's Table will serve All-You-Can-Eat buffets with rotating themes to change each weekend. Buffets include a Southwestern Creole, Mexican and Locavore theme, and to find out what theme will be served next, go to our events page for a full summer schedule of Saturday buffets.
CLUBHOUSE LOBSTER BOILS
Bring the shore a bit closer to home and enjoy a prime selection of fresh seafood with an entire All-You-Can-Eat Buffet to accompany your main dish. Lobsters, mussels and clams along with several turf options including prime rib and chicken kabobs may have you full before you even begin browsing the buffet. Join us at the Clubhouse for this new summer tradition happening on select Saturdays through the summer. Check out our events page for more details
The only thing more rugged than the mountains are the people that live here, but even they need a massage from time to time. A great way to relax after relaxing is a trip to Taiga Spa. Hop in the dry sauna and melt into heated bliss. Book a massage and let our therapists work out all the kinks. Why not have a mother, daughter(s) day and bring the girls to get their nails done. Let them pick as many colors as they'd like for that custom rainbow finish. Or enjoy the peace of a heated table and the youthful glow of a fresh facial.