Going for Gold

What do Stratton Mountain, Mt. Snow, Burke Mountain, and Lake Placid have in common? They all served as training facilities for this year’s USA Winter Olympians such as downhillers Mikaela Schiffrin and Tommy Biesemeyer, snowboarder Kelly Clark, and bobsledder Chris Mazdzen. Here are some of our favorite properties near these training venues.

Burklyn Hall, Burke and Lyndon, VT

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Burke Mountain, home to Burke Mountain Academy where Mikaela Schiffrin attended, was once part of the original 8,000-acre estate which included Burklyn Hall. Beautiful mountain views can be enjoyed from most of the 31 rooms in this exceptional 1908 Colonial Revival residence on now 86 acres with room for the whole team!

Listed by Luxury Real Estate Brokers: Wade Weathers and Chris Lang


Bassett Mountain, Wilmington, NY

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This 1,140-acre estate boasts two mountain tops with spectacular 360-degree views to Whiteface Mountain and the surrounding high peaks, well-kept pristine forests, alpine trails, and trails suitable for hiking, trail running, XC skiing, 4-wheeling and snowmobiling. The property is very private and secluded, yet is in close proximity to Lake Placid, Whiteface Mountain and the Olympic venues, world class fly fishing in the Ausable River and hiking in the Adirondack Mountains.

Listed by Luxury Real Estate Broker: Vinny McClelland


Bircholm, Upper Saranac Lake, NY

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Bircholm is a classic and historic Adirondack Great Camp family compound located on Deer Island on the most desirable portion of Upper Saranac Lake. In testament to the strength of this community, bobsledding medal winner Chris Mazdzen has been overwhelmed with support from his hometown.

Listed by Luxury Real Estate Broker: Vinny McClelland

1751 Middletown Road, Londonderry, VT

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On the Rocks is in the heart of ski country with the Olympic hotbeds of Stratton Mountain School and Killington Mountain School nearby.
In the pursuit of your dreams (whether Olympic or not), it’s critically important to enjoy the process. In this beautifully renovated Mid-Century Modern home, wake to views of the mountains. Invite friends over to work out in the gym or to gather before hiking the Long Trail–the trailhead is just down the road. There is a ski tuning workshop and plenty of racks and hooks to store gear and equipment. To close out the training day, swim in the pond or the pool and shower in one of the best outdoor showers ever. And of course, refuel in the well-appointed kitchen.

Listed by Luxury Real Estate Brokers: Story Jenks and Dia Jenks

Foster Farm, Weston, VT

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Less than 18 miles from Stratton Mountain, Foster Farm has all of the elements of a classic Vermont turn-key property. There are spacious gathering places in all seasons both inside – the great room with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and out, where after a horseback ride, the large stone terrace is the place to be before dinner in the screen house. After a day on the slopes yourself or watching your future Olympian, relax in the hot tub and sauna, overlooking the meadows.

Listed by Luxury Real Estate Brokers: Story Jenks and Dia Jenks

Hidden Pond, Chester, VT

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Hidden Pond is at the end of a country road within half an hour of Stratton, with miles of trails to run, bike, ski or snowshoe. It has its own spa with an indoor hot tub and sauna. When the heat begins to build up, it’s tradition to roll in the snow or even to take a dip in the icy waters of the pond before returning to the sauna or hot tub. It is purported to promote circulation and most certainly provides an exhilarating rush.

Listed by Luxury Real Estate Brokers: Story Jenks and Dia Jenks


190 Landgrove Rd, Landgrove, VT

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Exceptional craftsmanship and timeless design awaits with views, a pond, gardens and extensive stone walls all within 7 miles of Bromley Mtn., and 16 miles of Stratton Mountain. Five bedrooms with a first-floor master, three fireplaces, a large steam shower, and barn are just some of the amenities of this beautifully renovated Vermont home.

Listed by Luxury Real Estate Brokers: Story Jenks and Dia Jenks


For more information on these and other LandVest luxury properties, visit LandVest.com or email Wade Weathers, Story Jenks, Dia Jenks, Chris Lang or Ruth Kennedy Sudduth for Vermont properties or Vinny McClelland for New York properties.

Feature image by Luke H. Gordon (originally posted to Flickr as 022608pics003) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons