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Stone Hut on Mt. Mansfield

Christine Mitchell Adams January 08, 2016

Photo by Ember Photo for The New York Times

The Stone Hut on Mt. Mansfield has been a landmark for years. Originally built in 1936 as a warming hut by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the same crew that cut some of the original ski trails on Mt. Mansfield. A unique relationship between the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation and the Stowe Mountain Resort allowed the hut to operate as a public lodging facility for 150 days of the year between November and April. The hut accommodated 12 and could be rented at $150 a night. Although there wasn't electricity, the location at the top of Mt. Mansfield above the clouds made it well worth the stay. 

Sadly, over the holidays an accidental fire caused serious damage to the hut and it has been deemed ruined. There is still discussion whether the structure can be rebuilt.  

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