50 YEARS OF UNCOMPROMISING COMMITMENT TO HOSPITALITY
For more than fifty years, the Baraw family has owned and operated Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont. Initially a modest motel built in 1963, the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa has evolved into a world-class resort.
Chronology of the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Conference Center
1948 Native Vermonter, Stuart Baraw, Sr. and wife, Beatrice, purchase three acres of pasture from the Gale Farm on the Mountain Road. Stu and Bea build a small cottage for weekend ski trips.
1950's The Baraws build a series of additions onto the cottage, and add bunk beds to make room for family, friends and other ski enthusiasts.
1963 The Baraws move to Stowe permanently, and build a large, two-story structure with extra rooms for Bea to rent out. The new building consists of 20 guestrooms, a dining room and an apartment for Stu and Bea. The couple calls the place "Stoweflake" and the Inn opens!
1990 1800 square foot Atrium reception area opens along with the Beatrice Room, an executive boardroom. The front entry, lobby, offices and grounds are upgraded.
1992 The Baraw family mourns the loss of co-founder, Stu Baraw, Sr.
1993 Sheri Baraw, Stu and Beatrice’s granddaughter, is appointed as Operations Manager. She is later promoted to General Manager in 1997.
1998 The newly constructed East Wing, which replaces the original Stoweflake building, is dedicated to founders, Stuart and Beatrice Baraw. The wing adds 40 luxury rooms and suites, a 4,500 square foot conference room/ballroom and Spa & Sports & Wellness Center. The resort is re-named Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa.
2001 The Baraw family mourns the loss of co-founder, Beatrice Baraw. The same year, Scot Baraw, Beatrice and Stu’s grandson, who joined Stoweflake in 1995, is promoted to Director of Sales.
2004 Sheri Baraw, General Manager is also appointed Vice President of Stoweflake. Scot Baraw is promoted to Vice President of Sales.
2007 Conference Center at Stoweflake celebrates the 10th anniversary of receiving Successful Meetings Magazine’s Pinnacle Award making the Conference Center the most award-winning venue of its kind in New England! The Conference Center celebrates with the opening of a Boston satellite office.
2010 Scot Baraw is presented with the Helms Briscoe Independent Hotel Sales Person of the Year for his dedication to the Meeting and Conference Industry.
Chuck Baraw, President
Sheri Baraw Smith, Vice President and General Manager (Chuck's daughter)
Amy Dwyre-Baraw, Stoweflake Wedding Sales and Interior Designer (Chuck's wife)
Scot Baraw, Vice President of Sales (Stu Jr.'s son)
Stu Jr. and Marion Baraw own Mountain Associates Realtors located on the Stoweflake property.