Concierge.com's insider take:
West Dover is home to Mount Snow, the Vermont ski mountain closest to the tristate area (i.e., metropolitan New York City). Urban escapees looking to be doted on, whatever the season, would do well with the Deerhill. That's because one of the owners, Michael Allen, is a former chef who fuels guests with the likes of white wine–braised artichokes, pan-fried veal tenderloin, and lemon-ricotta tarts. He and partner Stan Gresens have been running this cheery inn since 2002, and the top-notch food (including out-of-this-world homemade breads) keeps guests coming back. The 14 rooms are winners, too: Each has its own character, ranging from the Rose Garden, with an antique brass bed and flowered spread, to the canopied Apple Blossom and the two-room Garden Suite. Many have private balconies that face the mountains or the pool and gardens. In the summer, there's nothing better than sitting in the fresh air, reading one of the many books or magazines that are strewn about the place.