WELCOME TO THE SUN & SKI INN AND SUITES
Welcome to the Sun & Ski Inn and Suites! We are thrilled that you have considered us for your vacation in Stowe, Vermont. Whether you are joining us for a romantic getaway, friend retreat or a family vacation, we aim to provide you with a great experience. The Sun & Ski Inn and Suites is an independent, family-owned hotel. We take great pride in our work and genuinely care about providing you with the best accommodations and experience possible.
The Sun & Ski Inn and Suites was built between 1971 and 1976. It sits on 8.5 acres bordering the Little River at 1613 Mountain Road in Stowe, Vermont. One of its best features is its location between the historic Stowe Village and the Stowe Mountain Resort. Michael and Debi Diender assumed ownership in 1996. In 1999, the Stowe Golf Park was built. The Sun & Ski residence followed in 2000 and a new glass-enclosed pool in 2004. In 2012, Rachel and Mark Vandenberg took over the general management of the business from Rachel’s parents and started work on a remodel and expansion project that was completed in February 2016.
After early hospitality careers in Florida, Michael and Debi Diender moved to Vermont in 1986 and ran their hotels over a combination of years from 1986 to 2012. Between 1986 and 2004, they successfully owned and operated their first hotel, the Grey Fox Inn. During that time period they expanded the hotel with several new facilities, rooms and the well-known Dutch Pancake Café; a concept they brought to Vermont from Michael’s native country, the Netherlands. Over the years, both Michael and Debi have been active in several community and industry organizations as volunteers and board members.
Mark and Rachel Vandenberg also have early roots in hospitality. Mark, like Michael born and raised in the Netherlands, worked in the cinema industry for over a decade as a projectionist. Rachel grew up with her parents in the hotel business and served in several different functions at the Grey Fox Inn before and during college. After pursing master’s degrees and their first careers in the Netherlands, Mark and Rachel decided to move to Vermont to assume general management of the Sun & Ski Inn and Suites from Rachel’s parents. Since 2012 Mark and Rachel have been involved in several remodel and expansion projects and have worked to grow and professionalize the business year over year. Mark and Rachel are also active in the community and serve on the Lamoille Economic Development Corporation and Stowe Area Association Board of Directors respectively.