About the Staff
We are Anne and Bill Mercier and family. We purchased Mountain Meadows Lodge in 2006, moving back to New England from Northern Virginia (after having lived in central Ohio and Massachusetts). Anne’s family has a long and rich Vermont history.
Anne and Bill are proud to have five wonderful children: Daughters Jessica and Dominique live in West Virginia not too far from one another and Michael is an engineer, married and living/working/playing in Chicago. [Check out Michael's hovercraft business here!] You might see them with their families around the lodge from time to time helping out with the family business as well as playing and enjoying Vermont life. Gregory is an engineer living in Columbus and Claire is a full-time music conservatory student in New York. You might see them around the inn and they'll share stories about growing up in Vermont or share a story about the animals.
Click here for a few pictures from Dominique's wedding weekend.
Aliona Postolachi, Assistant Innkeeper: Ali comes from Moldova, where, not unlike Vermont, she grew up amidst four-seasons. This led to her lifelong love for the outdoors—and Vermont has so much to offer in our great green woods! She spends her time hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, or taking pictures. But even if the weather chooses not to cooperate, she is always on the move, and you can find her in the gym most days as well. Which is probably why she qualified for the national gymnastics championship throughout her youth.
It’s not just her steady supply of energy that had us begging her to work at Mountain Meadows, but her friendly disposition and engaging mind. Aliona speaks three languages—English, Russian, and Romanian—and she studied Philology before coming to the U.S. in 2009. Being from Eastern Europe, she is always willing to discuss mycology with Alex (unlike the rest of the staff!), and she’s a great lover of animals. If you asked her the favorite part of her day, it would probably be feeding our five goats and Shetland pony.
Working for many years in Property Management, she first joined MML part-time in 2016. It became immediately apparent that she was the most helpful person in the room. From guest services to bartending to prep-cooking, there was nothing she couldn’t do, and always with a smile. Eventually Bill, Anne, Marge, PV, and Alex all decided that the weeks were duller without her presence. So we begged her to join the staff full-time, and she has been the Assistant Innkeeper ever since.
Marge Barbagallo, Wedding Coordinator: Marge first joined Mountain Meadows Lodge two years ago. She has added to her already extensive background in hospitality by taking part in over 30 weddings with the MML staff. With over ten years of experience in this industry, she knows how to utilize her easy-going, detail oriented mindset to focus on the task at hand—guiding the festivities of your wedding—despite the often loud and joyous celebration going on around her. How does she manage this so seamlessly? Well, if you think pulling off the perfect wedding is difficult, just try teaching middle and elementary school! Marge is a seasoned teacher, and the same qualities of compassion, focus, and a reassuring hand translate perfectly to helping facilitate your special day.
Like most people on the MML staff, Marge didn’t start her life in Vermont, but like the rest of us, this is where she’s chosen to stay. Growing up in Brooklyn, Marge first came to Vermont to attend college and returned to the City after graduating. But she quickly realized that Vermont was where she wanted to raise her family, and returned for good. As anyone who has ever lived in Brooklyn knows, it is very different to Vermont. Marge uses the life experience of having lived in both settings to channel the best of both places. She is strong and confident while being kind and polite. That’s why she’s our Wedding Coordinator, and why we’re so happy to have her.
Alex Daniels, Resort Manager: Since graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in English and a minor in Outdoor Education in 2011, I have worked on cruise ships, private yachts, been a live-in nanny in Germany, and worked as a whale watching guide in Iceland. I am conversationally fluent in German, intermediate in Spanish, and have learned much about the different cultures and animals of the world—all while traveling to over forty countries. Through these experiences I have confirmed what I always knew: that I enjoy interpersonal communication and that nothing makes me happier than crafting the perfect experience for others. The life of the sailor is extremely transitory, and as such, I decided to come back home to New England where I feel the most comfortable around mountains and trees. Working for Mountain Meadows gives me the opportunity to spend more time with my family, get back on the trails, and get back in the woods—all while working for an establishment that mixes high quality service with a familial air. I’m excited to be part of the team and part of your experience with Mountain Meadows, whether that be a wedding, private event, or just a few nights between hiking or skiing!
Also part of our "family" is David Wright, the Mountain Meadows Lodge Operations Consultant. Dave is from the Schenectady NY area and is a graduate of the Resort and Hospitality Management program of Green Mountain College. He can be seen often at the Lodge keeping virtually everything in order.
Bill & Anne Mercier
Mountain Meadows Lodge
The listings below shows the current bookings [where names are filled in] for weddings and other events (paid deposits) at Mountain Meadows Lodge. If you are interested in booking your wedding, please note the weekends that are already booked and plan accordingly [or consider a mid-week or off-season event].
If you're planning a wedding just give us a call to discuss availability. We're open all year. We can help you plan an indoor or outdoor event, a rehearsal dinner, a reception or a destination event.
Coming to Mountain Meadows Lodge for a wedding?
If you are a guest or wedding party member staying at Mountain Meadows Lodge for one of the weddings below, lodging arrangements are made by the bride and groom directly with Mountain Meadows Lodge. If the bride and groom have reserved a room for you, please contact us to confirm.
1-3 Jun -- Carrie & Will
22-24 Jun -- Regina & Mike
29 Jun - Jul 1 -- Megan & Zach
6-8 Jul -- not available
18-22 Jul -- Neils Family Reunion
27-30 Jul -- Gabby & Adam
August 3-5, 2018 is available
10-12 Aug -- Family Fun Get-A-Way Weekend
18 Aug -- Nicole & Alex
23-26 Aug -- Liza & Michael
31 Aug-3 Sep -- Katie & Travis
7-9 Sep -- not available
14-16 Sep -- Michelle & Richard
21-23 Sep -- Nicole & Michael
28-30 Sep -- Sam & Franklin
2 Oct -- Lynn & Chris
5-8 Oct -- Marissa & Dan
12-14 Oct -- Kelsey & Carlos
16-21 Oct -- Scrapbooking Weekend (Jane's group)
26-28 Oct -- Mountain Meadows Men's Group Retreat
8-11 Nov -- Scrapbooking Weekend Sassy Scrapmates
28-30 Dec -- Shannon and Levi
6-8 Feb 2019 -- Sitzmarkers
1-3 Mar 2019 -- Sarah & Chris
21-23 June 2019 -- Jess & Kyle
Things to do
Hiking -- Mountain Meadows Lodge is on the Appalachian Trail (AT), the 2100-mile hiking trail (foot path) that runs from Georgia to Maine. We are just off the Long Trail, the 270-mile trail that runs the length of Vermont, and alongside Kent Pond at Gifford Woods State Park, so from our lakeside lodge you can take a short hike to nearby waterfalls or set out on an all-day excursion. We've got a hiking guide at the lodge with maps for you to take. Here's a list of SHORT HIKES that are close by. The Town of Killington Parks and Recreation Department, 802-422-3932, offers free guided hikes to area attractions!
Excursions -- You can consider a tour through Vermont's backroads. In summer or fall consider riding the gondola to the top of Killington Peak or having loads of fun at the Pico Adventure Center. Both mountains are only 10 minutes away. For a treat visit Quechee Gorge, where the Ottauquechee River plunges into a narrow, rocky cleft 165 feet deep and over a mile in length. There's even rock-climbing outdoor at deer's leap and indoor within minutes of the Lodge.
Mountain Biking -- Just 5 miles up the road is Killington Resort with all levels of mountain biking. And in the next town north is The Green Mountain Trails, a multiuse network of flowy singletrack over varied terrain. Mountain Meadows Lodge is situated on 31K of cross-country ski trails. These trails, some jeep/ski-mobile trails and some trails around River Road offer some remote/wilderness mountain biking challenges. Less than 10 miles north on Rt. 100 from Mountain Meadows Lodge is a popular mountain biking spot called the Contest Trail off Liberty Hill Rd. Get there by finding Forest Road 223, located 2.4 miles south of Rochester off Vermont Route 100. In this area there are opportunities for loop travel and great views. A little further away, about 28 miles, are 265 miles of mapped trails in the White River Valley. You can get on in Randolph Vermont. Another option is mountain biking down Killington Mountain: you climb aboard the K-1 gondola and ride to the top of the mountain. Then you bike down (and try not to die).
Pond Hill Ranch
Killington's Adventure Center has a coaster, disc golf, motorized tours, Roaring Brook mining. scenic lift rides, skyejump paddle boardsing, a high ropes course, a terra-maze, and a mountain bike park. Here's an overview
Fishing -- The lake right outside your window is stocked with trout and bass. You can get a fishing license online. We've got some fishing poles for the kids. The Vermont Fish and Game hosts kids fishing events as well.
Golf -- Lots of options
- Green Mountain National - right here in Killington - virtual course tour
- Killington Resort
- Lake St. Cathering Country Club - in nearby Poultney
- Ruland Country Club - about 20 minutes away
- Neshobe Golf Club - in Brandon ~30 miles away
- Okemo - in Ludlow, two courses
- Proctor Pittsfield Country Club - 802-483-9379, about 20 minutes away
- Stonehenge - 802-773-2666, about 30 minutes away in North Clarendon
- White River Golf Club - in Rochester ~22 minutes away
Vermont's Covered Bridges -- If there is one image that defines New England and perhaps Vermont itself, certainly it must be the covered bridge. There's a nice selection of covered bridges within a few minutes drive of Mountain Meadows Lodge. The closest ones are just south of Pittsfield, and just west of Woodstock.
- Virtual Vermont Covered bridge list - has a cool map feature
- Covered bridge site - more links and beautiful photo gallery
Vermont attractions - great for kids
- The Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory tour
- Billings Farm and Museum genuine working Vermont farm
- Cabot Creamery cheese making tour
- Montshire Museum of Science hands-on science exhibits
- New England Maple Museum and Maple Market learn how maple syrup is made
- Rock of Ages Quarries tour a working quarry
- Plymouth Notch President Calvin Coolidge birthplace
- Shelburne Museum 45 acres of exhibits
- Sugarbush Farm cheese and syrup made here
- UVM Morgan Horse Farm see the horses
- Vermont Marble Museum geology exhibits and more
- Vermont Teddy Bear Company tours
- VINS Nature Center bird exhibits, nature center, workshops
- Kids fishing events from VT Dept of Fish & Wildlife
Vermont Wine -- Vermont Wines tracks and shares news and information about wine in Vermont. There's a list of local wineries at this web site as well as a calendar of events involving Vermont wineries
CrossCountry Skiing -- 31K of cross-country skiing or snow shoeing at Mountain Meadows Cross Country Ski. Ski out the door onto Kent Pond or off into the wilderness. You can even arrange kite-boarding or kite-skiing on the lake!
The Catamount Trail -- Mountain Meadows Lodge is only about a mile from the Catamount Trail on which you can ski the length of Vermont. We're close to Section 13 and there is parking at the trailhead.
SnowMobiling -- Mountain Meadows Lodge is close to the VAST network of snowmobile trails. The Chittendon Dam area is a popualr parking spot if you have your own equipment. If not, you can rent from Killington Snow Mobile Tours and take a tour close to the Lodge.
Wedding Industry Links
Y'all are amazing! We could not have asked for a better weekend or experience. Thank you for being part of our special day!
Emily & Cheri
Dear Bill & MM friends,
Thank you so much for all your hard work and making our wedding absolutely perfect! We really could not have imagined anything better, and we were just talking about how we would love to do it over again! (and wouldn't change a thing!)
-Anna & Nate
We were there for my son's wedding on Sept 9-10th, Chris and Jaclyn, and couldn't be more pleased with your helpful staff and accommodations. It was a perfect weekend. Thank you all for making it very special.
Connie & Gary
The Mountain Meadows team has vast experience making people comfortable; they understand how to make a complex gathering such as this weekend wedding infinitely more relaxed. There are a thousand decisions to make in any wedding, perhaps especially for today's wedding ceremonies because of the increasingly wide range of personal choice open to couples and families for how to conduct such a major life event; the staff listened to us carefully, took copious notes on our personal preferences, and guided us through the time with suggestions that added clarity and ease to the progression of various features of the ceremony itself as well as the overall flow of people. They had tremendous sensitivity to the nature of a time when two families are joining together, each of which is simultaneously experiencing a huge family reunion. Every staff member was warmly welcoming and responsive; the "vibe" there is of calm and competence from those in overall leadership roles down to those with more specific duties such as assembling and disassembling the tent. It's even a little bit magical how everyone took care of our smallest requests immediately.
The goats and pony enchanted everyone, particularly our two-year-old grandson and other children. The beauty of the setting -- a chance to canoe or kayak on a beautiful small lake where we saw loons and a Bald eagle our first morning out-- hiking opportunities from almost the back door, and game opportunities indoors and out gave the guests plenty of room to seek out chances to play.
The atmosphere overall was conducive to an enormously successful weekend for everyone, and I am personally grateful and appreciative of the warmth and competence we experienced throughout the months of preparation and decision-making as well as the weekend itself.
All the best! Susan
Dear Anne & Bill,
Now that the "Confetti" has settled, after the wedding, and life is getting back to normal here (whatever "normal" is), we just wanted to take a moment to thank you for providing us with the perfect setting for Alyssa's and Alex's wedding (July 30th).
I must admit I had some doubts about whether the venue was right for our gathering. I worried about things like no AC, the rustic setting for some of our "fussier" guests, the weather, etc. Alyssa and Alex were so sure about MML being the place for them, that we went along with it.
We are so glad that we did! As it turns out, it WAS the perfect setting for our family and friends. Everyone just settled in and felt so comfortable and at home. The young kids had a blast. They loved having the run of the place: the game room, the animals, helping built the bonfire, canoeing out to an island (I have NO idea what THAT was about, but they were with their dad and uncle, so I assume it was OK.) Our friends who were staying at other venues made the most of MML, also, and loved every minute of it.
The BBQ was great and the bonfire was a huge hit with adults and kids alike. The wedding dinner was delicious. People were raving about the food and the setting.
The best part for all of us was the incredible service of your staff. All of us were so impressed by how friendly and helpful every single person was:
Bill and the kitchen staff putting together those fantastic meals. Anne doing everything from counting and folding napkins to lining up the babysitter. Candace was wonderful, and so positive and upbeat about every detail that came up. Alex was amazing! He was so personable, remembering every guest's name, and magically appearing whenever anyone needed anything (including drinks!). Lauren was superwoman: one moment she was the wedding facilitator, insuring that table settings and details were as they should be, next she would be serving meals and drinks! Matt was totally willing to do anything to make anyone happy and comfortable.
Our guests were raving about the setting, but the comments about your staff were nonstop and nothing but positive. It was their incredibly positive and friendly attitudes that we all appreciated so much.
Thank you to all of you for working together to make their wedding everything that Alyssa and Alex were hoping for. Good luck with your OWN wedding this month (perhaps it has already occurred?). We hope that Lauren's wedding this fall will also be all that she is hoping for.
Margot and Dave V
Facebook post June 7, 2016
Our wedding weekend up at Mountain Meadows Lodge was simply wonderful and perfect without me fully knowing what I thought would make the best time for me and David and our friends and family. It was relaxed and zany at the same time. Full or heart and surprises! Thank you to everyone who helped make it so special: family, friends and the Mountain Meadows Lodge staff! I couldn't be happier as I reflect upon our 5 days up in Vermont while lazily sipping an iced coffee while on Nantucket with David on our mini moon.
-Becca & David
28 May 2016
Our honeymoon has come to an end, and I just wanted to reach out to you guys to thank you. Our wedding couldn't have been more beautiful thanks to all of your hard work. We appreciate everything so much. All of the details came together for a wonderful weekend. Thank you for dealing with everything, from our dog, to shenanigans- we appreciate your patience, guidance and hospitality! We couldn't imagine anything better and I can't thank you enough!!!! I will also write a review soon but wanted to extend my thanks directly to you first.
We will be in touch:)
-Jenny and Kevin
30 May 2016
Wow! Thank you all so much! I do believe that your staff's attentiveness to all the details, made the weekend absolutely PERFECT! It was certainly everything (and more) that Kevin and Jenny had hoped for! I am still in awe of each and every member of your team! I am looking forward to seeing you all again!
Best Regards, -Kathy LeSage
May 25, 2016
What a fantastic time my family and I had at Mountain Meadows! Kevin & Jenn's wedding was so beautiful thanks to you and your amazing staff! From the beginning to end it was perfect!! Thank you so much! Maybe we can all come back for a family reunion?!
May 24, 2016 Hi Bill,
I hope you got to celebrate your son's graduation. Also hope your team recovered after all the running around. You of course were so accommodating and I even wanted to tell you to stop being so nice 😉 Everyone was great - Candice, Lauren, and Alex especially really are something. I will come around to the online review soon enough... We wish it was still happening and I got to enjoy the VT air a bit longer (Isis [dog] however, was all about getting home to our bed, which she stayed in for two consecutive days hah!)
To: The wonderful staff at Mountain Meadows...
Just want to say Thank You for such a beautiful weekend! Alex deserves a BIG raise! Thanks to him tons for dealing with our crazy party. The food was amazing and couldn't have asked for better service! Thank you!
-Brook B and Tom M
Dear Bill, Anne, Lauren, Dave & staff at MML,
We just wanted to say thank you again for helping us to have the best wedding and day of our lives! Everything you guys did throughout the process was so helpful and thoughtful. We appreciate all your hard work very much.
-Ken & Andrea
19 Nov 2015
Dear Bill, Lauren, Dave, and the whole crew at MML -
So many big thank you's for all the hard work you did to take care of us on the big day. We couldn't have asked for a nicer team to work with - thanks for making everything so easy, seamless, and a dream come true for us. We promise to send more people your way!
All the best,
-Katherine & Josh
1 Oct 2015
Dear Bill, Anne, Lauren, Dave and all other MML Staff,
Thank you so much for working with us throughout this process, and putting together the perfect weekend! We really appreciate everyone's hard work. All of our guests really enjoyed themselves and so did we. It was amazing! With love,
-Andrea & Ken
22 September 2015
Bill, Anne, Dave, Lauren and all,
Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and for the awesome rehearsal dinner and wedding that you provided for our son and daughter in law. The food was incredible! You made us feel like we were family.
-Julie and Richard B.
Bill, Anne, Dave & Lauren,
Kevin & I don't know how to thank you enough for the amazing job that you all did in helping to make our wedding weekend absolutely PERFECT for us!! We could not be happier with how everything went! I had not ONE bit of stress at all the entire weekend and I owe that all to you! Had I not felt 100% confident and comfortable with you, I would not have been able to let go and just be in every moment. You all, in my opinion, went above & beyond to make things happen! The food, ambiance, lodging, friendliness and overall family friendly feel has led to so many people commenting on what a wonderful wedding we had. Some have even said it was the best wedding they've ever been too!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We WILL be back!!!
-Teresa & Kevin
I just returned home last night from a weekend at your Mountain Meadows Lodge where my son had his wedding. I cannot begin to tell you what a wonderful time we all had. The relaxing atmosphere and scenic views were only the beginning. The staff was so friendly and really cared about our needs. The food was OUTSTANDING and the baked goods in the morning, homemade by PV were delicious! The attention to detail was second to none. There were about 50 of us there and everyone felt the same way. I only wish I knew about this delightful spot in Vermont when my children were growing up. It would have been a place where memories are made. My compliments to everyone and everything! I will never forget this special occasion.
-Linda T. F.
Thanks again for all you did to make the wedding so fabulous! We really appreciated all you did. Your staff is all so friendly and just a bunch of great people.
-Sue [Mother of the bride]
Bill, Dave, Lauren & the rest of the MML staff-
Thank you so much for making our wedding so fun and memorable! The lodge was perfect for our group. Everyone enjoyed the peaceful, scenic setting, and you were all tremendously helpful and flexible on wedding day. Dave and Lauren were especially attentive to our wishes and trying to make them happen in spite of the elements â€“ and did so successfully. I was very impressed with their ability to transform the reception after a location change. I loved the result! Bill, you were very helpful nd accommodating throughout the entire process. You all made us feel like you had the day under control, which is a huge relief to a bride. Our friends and family continued to comment on the beautiful venue, and the fun conversations they had with each of you! Thanks again for making our day unique and special to us! We will send pictures!
-Andrea & Nick
Crazy how time flies - hard to believe a month has already passed. We cant begin to THANK YOU for all your help, hardwork, endless hours and making our weekend absolutely perfect! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! So excited to get our photos back and relive our weekend at MML. We got only the best reviews from our guest about the location, food and amazing, friendly staff.
-Jen & Tyler
Dear Bill, Dave, Lauren and Anne,
I think back on last weekend with so much love-[a little sadness that's it's over]-and thanks to all of you for everything you did to make Ariel and John's wedding perfect. They could not have wanted anything different, nor could we.
Your hospitality, nonstop industry, cooking, graciousness, good calm cheer, and complete accessibility before, during, and after, made for a memorable wedding. The guests ALL had an amazing time, as did this mom and dad, and the couple. Your little touches and constant tending to matters big and small, your taking care of all business while staying in the background, were noticed by Dan and me, and we have only thanks and appreciation for your efforts.
Mountain Meadows is definitely a sublime venue for a wedding!
Also, the links on your own website proved to be terrific for us: Greenbrier, Birch Ridge and Cascades, Bonnie Hawley, and Mountain Cuts. I will let them know how happy our guests and we were-and want you to know that your recommendations are spot on! It is very helpful that you have connections with these venues, as well as links on your own site.
All the best,
-Toby and Dan
First I would like to say we had the loveliest of times at Mountain Meadows a few weeks ago at Libby and Dave's wedding. It seemed that good vibes just coated the atmosphere. Thank you Bill and staff. You all were gracious and patient.
-Diane M [Mother of the bride]
Bill, Anne, Dave, Lauren, PV, and everyone else,
We didn't get to say a proper goodbye to you all (except Dave!), but we wanted to send an email to say thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding weekend so wonderful! The food was delicious (and we were particularly impressed by your excellent execution of the new dishes--the cauliflower was especially yummy!), and the ceremony and everything else went off very easily. It was nice to know you were taking care of all of the details and were so organized.
Thank you so much for all you did for us! We had a great time at our wedding!
-Corey and Sydney
Bill, Anne, Lauren, Dave and Mountain Meadows staff-
We wanted to thank you for all of your hard work for making our wedding perfect! It was a great weekend and everyone had a blast. We'll send you pictures once we get them!
-Keri and Aden [Married 7/12/2014]
Thank you so so much! We had such an amazing weekend, and are beyond happy with the way everything turned out. You guys made things so easy and seamless. What else can we say, it was perfect 🙂
-Chris & Aoife [Married 6/21/14]
Dear Mountain Meadows Staff,
Thank you for helping make our special day the more special! With your attention to detail, hospitality and support, you made us feel like family. Everything we imagined and planned for our wedding came true because of all of you. We hope to return to that magic soon!
-Ana and Angela 8/3/13 - "Summer Camp of Love"
Bill, Anne, & Staff,
Thank you all for making our wedding day so amazing!
-Mr. & Mrs. L
Dear Bill and Anne,
I just wanted to thank you for all that the two of you and your staff at Mountain Meadows did to make Jessie and Ryanâ€™s wedding so beautiful and wonderful. It truly was a very touching and fun wedding and you had a huge part in that.
Both of you were extremely helpful throughout the entire process and had excellent ideas, gave us terrific guidance. The wedding had exactly the kind of â€œcountryâ€ feel we hoped for â€“ with a sense of elegance as well. I think that everyone had a fabulous time.
Again, thank you so much for all that you did.
Best to you both,
-Beth S.-S. [mother-of-the-bride]
Bill & Anne-
Thank you, Dave, Lauren and the rest of the staff for such a memorable weekend! We received nothing but compliments on how wonderful everything was, from the grounds, to the food. Everything was perfect!
-Abe & Anne Marie [Groom and Bride, July 2013]
July 15, 2013
Dear Anne & Bill-
Thank you again for the wonderful weekend. My brother's wedding went perfectly, and was very beautiful. You guys really make it look easy, though I'm sure it's not! We look forward to staying with you again in the future sometime, and wish you a great rest of the summer!
-Lesley & Fabien
June 26, 2013
Hi Bill, Anne, Dave, Lauren, PV, et al,
Thank you again for making Holly and Alex' wedding weekend absolutely perfect!! You will all have a special place in our hearts always. We will definitely be up to visit at some point, just to soak in the warmth and beauty that is Mountain Meadows Lodge!
From the first time we met you, we knew that you are both very special people. It has been a pleasure to work with you and have you help us make Holly and Alex' wedding a wonderful relaxing experience.
Thank you so much for being who you are, having a gorgeous location and making us feel like family!
-Andrea [Mother of the bride]
Jun 4, 2013
I think we have finally recovered from our amazing wedding weekend. The food was absolutely fantastic and we really appreciate everything you did to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable. So many friends and family came up to us throughout the weekend and said, "How did you find this place, it is the most perfect wedding venue!" We couldn't agree more:)
-Christina & Chad
August 8, 2012
Had an absolutely amazing time for our wedding weekend! I could not have asked for anything better! Love everyone at Mountain Meadows for making our wedding so special! We are so grateful! So many avid wedding goers came up to us with comments about the uniqueness of the Mountain Meadows experience. We shot for a non-"cookie cutter" wedding and got it in spades. People will talk about the food for decades to come. I felt like I was in the best of hands 100% of the time. Any situation (rain) that presented itself was no match for the experience, wisdom and generosity of a crew consisting of top shelf people such as Drew, Steve, Dave, Lauren, Bill, Ann, Duke and Alice. Thank you a million times
Bill, Anne, and Dave
Thank you for all your help making our wedding day the one of our dreams. Everything you did was above and beyond our expectations. We couldn't imagine having our wedding any place else.
-Teri & Ben
Hi Bill, Anne and Dave,
Jeremy and I just wanted to say THANK YOU to you and all your staff! We had such a great time last weekend and couldnâ€™t have asked for a better wedding weekend. Everything went so perfect and all our guest have raved about what a great time they had and how they want to do it all over again J
You were all such a big part of making that weekend so special so for that we are grateful!
Jeremy and I are going to plan a trip up there again this winter for a long weekend visit. We miss it up there already and canâ€™t wait to come back. We will be in touch again soonâ€¦
-Ashlee & Jeremy
Bill, Anne, Dave & crew
Thank you all so much for putting on a fabulous wedding!! We had such an amazing time and we canâ€™t wait to come back for vacation! Maybe we will try to ski one winter!
-The very happy Anna & Jeff
Dear Bill, Anne & Dave,
Thank you so much for hosting our beautiful wedding at Mountain Meadows. We were thrilled with every aspect of the whole weekend. Thank you for all of your help & hospitality that you gave to us & our guests - everyone felt so welcome. Many thanks & hope to see you all soon.
-Jess & Ryan
Dear Anne, Bill, Lauren, Dave, P.V., Drew and everyone at Mountain Meadows:
We would like to thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding more than we could have ever hoped! The entire weekend was perfect and everyone had such a good time! Many guests commented on how this was the best wedding they had been to, how amazing the food was the entire weekend, and how much they loved Mountain Meadows Lodge. Especially Alice! We really cannot thank you enough for your willingness to accommodate all of our requests, for just going above and beyond, and for truly making our wedding absolutely amazing. You hold a special place in our hearts and we cannot wait to come stay there again.
-Jess & Mike
Dear Bill and Anne,
Many, many thanks to you and your staff for the hard work and special touches that went into a perfect wedding weekend, after the long wait. The venue couldn't be nicer, and I'm glad to hear you've had some inquiries for the future from our gang. All the staff, most especially Lauren and Dave, were so helpful, no matter what came up, and I was glad to hear from Dave that the perceived stress level was low enough to make him happy. I certainly had nothing to be stressed about, thanks to you all.
All the best,
-Deming [Mother of the bride]
You, Anne, and your staff did a fantastic job with the wedding and the entire weekend. You have a beautiful property and run a first class mountain resort/lodge.
-Jonathan [wedding guest]
Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding absolutely perfect! From all the emails and meetings before the weekend to the jokes and attention to details during the weekend, you made the process and the event fun and memorable. We could never have imagined our wedding would be so perfect and we truly have you to thank for that. Over a month later we bask in the wonderfulness of that weekend constantly. Thank you, thank you a million times!
-Emily & Ryan
Thank you for making our wedding perfect. I thought putting together a ceremony was simple but you asked questions about so many details I hadn't thought of. With your guidance, the ceremony was easy and perfect. We really appreciated your easy-going manner and your willingness to help to help us at all times. You made the whole weekend relaxed and fun and we will be forever grateful for that. You are a genius at what you do and we feel lucky to have been able to work with you.
Thank you a million times for a perfect wedding.
-Emily & Ryan
Bill and Anne,
Thank you thank you, thank you for a perfect wedding weekend. In our wildest dream we could not have imagined a more perfect weekend and that was thanks largely to you and your staff. Any detail we forgot about or didn't think of you were ready for. You anticipated our needs and wants often before we recognized them. There was always someone on hand to answer questions or problem solve with us. You created a relaxed atmosphere for everyone, especially us. You put together a beautiful and delicious reception. The food was absolutely incredible especially our risotto recipe that you made. We were so happy to have one of our favorite dishes on our wedding day. The cake was beautiful and exactly what we imagined. Guests are still telling us how much they loved the location and everything about the weekend.
We had a good feeling when we came up to tour Mountain Meadows and throughout all our interactions and we know that there is no better place to get married. So many people have told me that they would never do a wedding again. We absolutely would. You made it so fun and just perfect, we would do it all again.
Thank you for everything!
-Emily & Ryan
I have to say it again, thank you all so much for everything you did for our wedding. It was a dream wedding that even I could not have imagined, and all my plans would not have meant much if you all were not there to carry them out flawlessly. All of our wedding guest are still talking about it and many of our family are anxious to get back up to Vermont. Thank you for taking pride in what it is you do, it is inspiring, and it is truly a gift to those who comes up there for one of the biggest days (or weeks!) of their lives. You have a magical little corner of the world! Mountain Meadows will always have a special place in our hearts and we know we will be back again and again!
Until then, much love and respect,
-Erin and Bryan
We had an amazing weekend! We had family and friends from all corners of the country and even abroad. Bill, Anne, Dave, Lauren and the rest of the crew were wonderful! They went above and beyond all expectations. The ceremony was amazing. All day activities on the awesome property, and dinner was awesome. The cooking was unreal. We wanted vegan food and Bill make an amazing spread. Thank you to everyone who helped make this day as great as it was. We will, and so will our guests, remember this day for our whole lives! Great fun!
-Travis & Chelsie
Thank you doesnâ€™t begin to cover it. Danny and I and our families and friends have had the most spectacular wedding celebration. The whole staff was terrific available and helpful in the busy days and the quiet ones. We canâ€™t wait to come back.
-Ellie & Danny
Dear Anne and Bill
What a relaxing comfortable place. Everyone was so helpful and pleasant. The setting was perfect. Billâ€™s recommendation of M.B. to officiate was fabulous. The food was great. Weâ€™re just sorry Alice was in bed for the ceremony. You all did an outstanding job. I couldnâ€™t be more pleased. Thanks for making our wedding so special.
-Elinor & Carl 5/12/2012
May 5, 2012
Had an amazing weekend here for our wedding. Everyone here was so great, I never could have imagined how perfect this would be. All our guests enjoyed themselves and kept commenting on how this place was perfect. I thank all of the wonderful staff, along with Bill and Anne, you made our wedding a dread come true.
-Mark & Jade
Anne, Bill & Dave,
I just wanted to thank you for helping to make Travis and Chelsie's wedding weekend FABULOUS! You and the staff helped them to create the wedding they had wanted - unique, green, Vermont, and just welcoming & friendly. We all enjoyed our time up there and your entire staff were a pleasure to deal with. I would not hesitate to recommend Mountain Meadow Lodge to others.
-Becky Counsell [Mother of the Groom, June 2012
The perfect country wedding and a Blessed day! Thank you infinitely and eternally Mountain Meadows for helping us create such wonderful magic!! We love you!
-Ben and Sarah [October 8th 2011]
Just a small note to let you know how much we appreciated your hospitality toward our families and friends during Karen & Liz's wedding weekend. You and your entire staff couldn't have treated us with more welcome and warmth if we had been family!! Your attention to detail and all things special provided the girls with a "dream come true" -- exactly the wedding they wanted.
Best wishes to all the Mountain Meadows Family,
-Pete & Bernie [parents of the bride, Sept. 2011]
Bill & Anne,
Our wedding was everything we dreamed of and more. Thank you to Bill, Anne, Dave, Drew, Tiffany, Lauren, and PV Hall for making our special day absolutely perfect! Thank you so much for everything you've done to make our special day perfect. We both appreciate it!
-Andrea & Ben [Sept. 24 2011]
Dear Bill & Anne-
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for helping to make Liz & Karenâ€™s wedding a memory that will last forever! You have a beautiful location and I cannot fully describe how â€œat homeâ€ we felt the entire weekend! We loved how quiet it is in your area and the lake is beautiful â€“ the hiking is great! Who could ask for more?!? I also wanted to compliment your staff â€“ they were there for all our needs during the weekend â€“ very nice and helpful. We will definitely be visiting your area in the future when we venture away from New Mexico.
-Paul & Susan S
[Parents of the Bride, 24 August 2011]
I would like to thank you for the great time you made my son's wedding. Jim and Beth are home and very happy ... You and your crew were great with everyone and the few celiac's too ... We all had a very good time, thanks to you. Hope to see you all soon.
-Jackie & Bob [Sept 2011]
Dear Bill & Anne
We stayed with you for the Mike and Tracy wedding over the weekend of 6/11/11... My family has traveled the United States, Mexico, Caribbean, and Europe. We have stayed at many different resorts and have met many different hosts. We found the hospitality and profesionalism of you and your staff second to none. Everyone associated with your inn was more than willing to go out of their way for anything that we needed. Your staff is fantastic.
-Peter [June 2011]
Bill, Anne, Dave, Tiffany, Rebecca, PV & everyone at Mountain Meadows â€“
There is really no way to express our appreciation â€“ â€œthank youâ€ is nowhere near enough â€“ you all truly opened your doors to us as a home for the weekend where we all had the time of our lives â€“ MML is a magical place for love, friendship and celebration to truly flourish â€“ we love you guys and our wedding was more special than our wildest dreams because of your genuine warmth and care.
-Darcie [bride Feb 2011]
To all: - Thank you. Our wedding was perfect, from the first meeting to the final payment (you nailed it). For your professionalism and your attention to detail Darcie and I will be eternally grateful.
Thank you so much,
-Jared [groom Feb 2011]
Tracy posted on Mountain Meadows Lodge's Facebook Wall:
"We can't thank you enough for the amazing wedding weekend we had! Everything was perfect! Can't wait to visit again!"
[Tracy, bride, June 2011]
I wanted to add my thanks for a great wedding weekend. We could not have asked for a more beautiful weekend and your staff and family were great. They made us feel at home and were extremely helpful anytime anything was needed. The food was great as well as the presentation. The desert and chese table was especially nice. I forgot to get the granola recipe from PV. She and Dave did a great job and everyone enjoyed the food. There were so many special touches, incluing the torches and extra lighting for the bonfire, to moving our flowers to the reception area so we got full use of them. We had to plan this wedding from afar and amazingly enough everything went very smoothly thank to your staff and family.
We will have to plan a future family reunion or other event there as we had such a great time.
Thanks again for everything,
Marilyn [Mother of the bride, June 2011]
Bill, Anne, Dave and Staff,
Thank you so much for all of your help on our wedding day! I was so impressed with how easy going you all were â€“ and how helpful & professional the staff was! Thanks to Dave for helping us move furniture (and his sense of humor!). I will never forget the beautiful lodge and our time there.
Kathy & Jeff [April 2011]
Dear Bill, Anne, Dave,
I wanted to send you a quick note to again say "thanks" for the wonderful time you provided for all of us this past weekend for Kathy and Jeff's wedding. The setting was perfect, the food was great and your staff was wonderful!... A special thanks to Rebbecca for her bartending expertise... she is a real asset to your team. I will be recommending Mountain Meadows to everyone I know as a great place to hold an event or just to get away.
Craig [Father of the groom, Mar 2011]
What an amazing weekend we have had! All of our family and friends loved staying at Mountain Meadows - it felt like home. Thank you for making our most special of occasions truly special, meaningful, care-free and simply spectacular.
We love you all and will be back!
Darcie - BRIDE, Feb. 26, 2011
MML is a great place to relax w/ real unpretentious people who appreciate elegance and charm, but don't need to constantly talk about it
Wonderful, Special, Thank You,
Jared, THE GROOM, 2-26-11
Dear Anne & Bill
A belated thank you for the wonderful days we enjoyed at Mountain Meadows to celebrate Elise & Jude's wedding. The location was beautiful, the food delicious & the hospitality you and the staff offered outstanding. Jude and Elise found the perfect place. Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated how special you made this precious event.
Mary Ann A [mother of the bride, December, 2010]
Dear Bill, Anne, Dave, & Staff
Thanks you all so much for all your hard work during our wedding weekend. We had the best time, and so did all our guests. Thanks for the support you provided during the planning process. We will always be grateful for your efforts in providing us with the best wedding ever!
Dawn & Steve [September, 2010]
Dear Ann & Bill
A belated thank you for the wonderful days we enjoyed at Mountain Meadows to celebrate Elise & Jude's wedding. The location was beautiful, the food delicious & the hospitality you and the staff offered outstanding. Jude & Elise found the perfect place. Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated how special you made this precious event.
MaryAnn A [mother of the bride, September, 2010]
I just wanted to tell you again that you guys at Mountain Meadows are AWESOME!!! We had the best possible wedding we could ever dream of and it is because we chose to have it at Mountain Meadows! Thank you for everything! ...now I am enjoying getting all of the photos and notes from our guests saying what a wonderful time they had. Kevin's brother now wants to get a pot bellied pig! Again, I cannot thank you and your staff enough for all that you do! It was a dream! We will be back soon!
Caitlin [June, 2010]
Thanks again for an amazing wedding weekend. I can't tell you how perfect everything was. It was truly a memorable experience for all!
Sara and Alex [Sept., 2009]
Dear Bill and Anne and all of the staff,
I must admit I am having difficulty getting back to the real world after the glorious weekend I spent at Mountain Meadows for my son's wedding. Jesse and Lynne had specific ideas for their wedding celebration and you advised them well on how to fulfill those plans. Your guidance enabled them to provide a great party weekend for all of their friends and family. We were able to celebrate the marriage of a really special couple just the way they wanted it. I wouldn't change anything-food, setting, lodging, music-all was sooo Jesse and Lynne! Thanks for everything. My family had a blast!
Betty (mother of the groom) [Jul 23, 2009]
You're probably tired of all the compliments, so I'd like to complain... but, I can't! Having Alison's wedding here made a magic moment even more special! Bill- your staff have been awesome! A true reflection of you're gracious manor. And Alice!!! What can we say? Thanks for everything - even feeding the tired, hungry, late arrivals! We'll be back.
Mike and Kathy [May 30, 2009]
Common themes appear in this journal: 1) People tend to love this place; 2) Many return visits occur; 3) Happy memories take place regularly. My family is definitely in the majority opinion. We had a fantastic weekend celebrating the wedding of my youngest sister, and are already making pans for a return visit - hopefully in the autumn.
The staff here are incredible - friendly and accommodating, and Bill and Ann [sic] have a beautiful friendly family. Bill - your culinary skills are brilliant. Ann - your guided hike on the AT leg was extremely enjoyable.
Thanks so much for providing a true home away from home.
With love, Mikael, Leslie & Atticus [May 24, 2009]
I had the most perfect day yesterday when I married Mr. Wonderful. I have never been happpier in my life! Can't thank everyone enough for making our special day that much more Wonderful. Everything was perfect!
MaryAnne [May 9-10, 2009]
Hi Bill and Anne!
Thank you again for giving us the perfect wedding weekend! It was MAGICAL!!! Twelve days later our guests are still raving about the entire event. We couldn't be happier with how everything came together, it was seamless! You have really perfected having an event at your lodge. We felt like we were at home and I know our guests felt the same way. Your staff was so professional but on a very personable level. The food was excellent and the tables were beautiful. Todd noticed that your staff didn't miss a beat when it began to rain, they just continued to set the tables and knew it was a passing shower. Thanks to my crew, I didn't even know it was raining which kept my stress level at a minimum. Todd and I are trying to figure out how we could do it all again next year!!
You and your lodge are embedded in our hearts forever :o)
All the best,
Sara & Todd [August 2008]
Anne & Bill
We can't thank you enough for our wonderful wedding weekend. Our goal was to have a wedding where all of our friends and family would be able to spend the entire weekend together and that is exactly what you provided. The service was wonderful, the food was deliciousâ€¦ Thank you for giving us one of the best and most fun weekends of our lives. Our families canâ€™t thank you enough and they canâ€™t wait to come back and visit. You and your family are wonderful. Thanks again.
Meghan & Tappy [October 2007]
Dear Anne & Bill
We just wanted to drop you a note to thank you again for providing such a wonderful setting for Brenna & Marc's wedding weekend. You and your staff took care of our every need so thoughtfully and graciously. Many of our guests commented to us how lovely everything was and how friendly and competent your staff was. Hopefully some of these comments found their way to you both also.
Peg & Al [July 2007]
I can't put to words how much we appreciate every little thing you, Bill and your staff did to make our wedding soooo special. It was everything I imagined and more! We promise we will be back. Again, Thank You from the bottom of our hearts. We loved every moment we spent with you.
Holly & Dave D.
Bill and Anne:
We wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your help with the wedding. The weekend turned out to be absolutely perfect. We couldn't have dreamed of anything more. The guests are still raving about the lodge and the service.
Toni & Marc
Dear Anne, Bill, and family,
Thank you so much for creating such a warm and beautiful wedding weekend for us and our families. We had such a spectacular time and appreciate all of your hard work - especially during the "band situation"! - with all of our hearts. Our wedding memories will always be joyful - and we are grateful you were a part of that!
Thank you so much!
Jason & Meredith
Dear Bill and Anne,
We just wanted to take a moment to say thank you again for all of your hard work in making our wedding weekend turn out perfectly! It was everything we imagined and more. Our guests continue to tell us over and over what a great time they had and how beautiful the lodge and its surroundings are. Between the animals, the hikes, the lake, Mountain Meadows made everyone happy. The food, drinks, atmosphere and service were all terrific as well!
Doug and Lisa Young
20 August 2006
Dear Anne & Bill and all the staff:
I want to thank you so very much for making my daughter's wedding a beautiful & joyous occasion. We all had so much fun - the singing & dancing was just what David & Jessica wanted. This place will always be special to us & we thank you again. You may see the B's again for a family reunion. Love & Peace,
Suzanne & Tom
For Lisa and Doug's wedding on June 17th, you put together a magnificent wedding and weekend, one of the best that we've ever attended! My children, ages 6 and 9, had a wonderful time, as did my husband and I. Mountain Meadows Lodge has so much charm and beauty, the staff were so friendly and helpful, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was so relaxing.
My parents, my brothers' family and our family will keep Mountain Meadows Lodge in mind when we plan our next family vacation.
Thanks so much again,
Janice C., Old Saybrook, CT
Anne & Bill:
Thank you for coordinating our beautiful wedding. Everything was done wonderfully. You two have done an incredible job taking over. Weâ€™ll stop by as we hike through Mountain Meadows.
Michelle & Jeremy
What fun! Our guests loved the waterfall hike and fishing. The kids fell in love with your farm animals. We thought the staff and atmosphere were exceptionalâ€¦ our outdoor wedding truly had it allâ€¦ many thanks.
Bride and Groom