Effortless Family Fun
By our family, for your family
Since 1996, the Sun & Ski Inn and Suites has been owned by the Diender family. The Diender family comes from a long line of hospitality operators and the business is currently owned and operated by Michael and Debi Diender’s daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Mark Vandenberg. Rachel’s parents always had a vision for creating family-friendly accommodations in Stowe, Vermont. The location, conveniently across from the Stowe Recreation Path and bordering the West Branch River, has long been a draw for visitors, and the on-site activities have been enhanced with the glass-enclosed pool and 18-hole miniature golf course over the years. The Vandenbergs continued the family focus with an expansion in 2015 including new rooms and Stowe Bowl, the 8-lane boutique bowling lounge. The new developments for the hotel were thoughtfully designed, always keeping in mind what the Vandenbergs experienced was most convenient for their own family and three active children. In recent years, the Vandenbergs have created an environment committed to effortless family fun.
We recently asked one of our loyal guests what made them come back again and again to our property. The convenience of our location and on-site entertainment and activities was one of the biggest reasons they named. Stowe, Vermont has a great offering of outdoor activities, shopping, and dining. Add the indoor swimming pool, mini-golf and bowling alley, and the vacation is complete, flexible for any season, and available without even stepping foot into the car.
We’ve expanded on our offering of an “effortless” experience by investing in our product and services. Check-in with our rapid registration process, bring your pet at no additional cost, send us a text message for your needs, pick up our breakfast boxes anytime, and request housekeeping services when you need them.
Our commitment to families is deeply rooted in our inclusive family values. It starts with our own family and dedication to spending quality time with our children. It continues with our extended family, including our loyal staff members with whom we promote a family first attitude. Our guests are also part of our extended family and we understand that your family includes friends and your loyal furry friend as well.
The Sun & Ski Inn and Suites is committed to creating a family vacation environment that is safe, warm, diverse and inclusive for everyone that wishes to stay with us.
What would a vacation be without the number one priority – FUN! Our lives are filled with responsibility and obligation. Vacation is a time to relax, let go, and have tons of fun. Relax by our wood-burning fireplace (winter) or outdoor fire-pit (summer). Splash in the river. Play board games and lawn games. Enjoy some friendly competition on the mini-golf course or the bowling lane. Explore the town by foot, bike, or car. Find adventure on the mountain or in the woods.