Fantasy, Adventure, and Treasure in Vermont • West Dover, VT

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Escape Kit

  • A Two-Night Stay for Two in a Standard Lodge Room ($267) or a Standard Inn Room ($327)
  • Registration for Two to the 2013 Green Mountain Adventure Challenge
  • Daily Breakfast for Two
  • One Trail Lunch for Two (Water, Sandwiches, Fruit, and Snacks)
  • Adventure Kit for Two (Tote Bag, Bug Spray, Water Bottles, T-Shirts, and More)
  • Combine Unlimited Vouchers for an Extended Stay

The Destination
Vermont's Deerfield Valley has always been a diamond in the rough. Few realize that some of the country's best hiking, biking, kayaking, and other outdoor adventures lie nestled in the mountains here, just three hours from Boston and four hours from New York. But a diamond in the rough is one thing—hidden treasure is a whole other. Here, in the towns of Dover and Wilmington, a rich history awaits discovery, and this year's Green Mountain Adventure Challenge—a mental and physical adventure through time to uncover Major General John Stark's lost fortune—will serve as your compass.

The Digs
Settle in to your choice of accommodations, courtesy of You'll have 14 properties* to pick from, including the 12-room West Dover Inn, built in 1846, and the amenity-rich Lodge at Mount Snow. Each is situated within striking distance of the treasure and offers breakfast for two in the mornings to help fuel your way to finding the hidden fortune. (Don't worry: The hunt is not a race for first place, and participants have from now until September 15 to decipher the clues and find the booty.)

The Diversions
Upon arrival, guests will receive a copy of a long-lost love letter written by General Stark to his wife, Molly. The General, a trusted friend of George Washington, amassed a secret fortune that, legend has it, is hidden in the mountains and valleys of Southern Vermont. Contained within his note is a clue, which you'll use to search around town for the code that deciphers the map on the back of the letter. The map leads to three locations, each with clues leading to the final three pieces of the General's hidden lost fortune. All clues, maps, and codes are hidden in plain sight—in a bar or on a bridge around town, perhaps. It's up to you to decipher them and uncover the treasure.

And while you might find all the objects and win that cash prize, the real winner is the Dana Farber Jimmy Fund, which receives $20 of each entry fee.

*Participating lodges: Matterhorn, Big Bears Lodge, Lodge at Mount Snow, Gray Ghost Inn, Nordic Hills Lodge, and Kitzhof Inn
Participating inns: West Dover Inn, Deerfield Valley Inn, Inn at Mount Snow, Cooper Hill Inn, Snow Goose Inn, the Inn at Sawmill Farm, Four Seasons Inn, and the White House Inn

  • "Awesome time. Very well-organized. And our hostesses at the Inn at Sawmill Farm were fabulous! Count me in for future adventures."

    -- LivingSocial Member


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the fine print

  • Vouchers may be combined to extend stay
  • Only valid for stays between now and September 15, 2013
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • No refunds due to weather
  • Offer valid based on availability at the participating properties listed
  • Participating Lodges are Matterhorn, Big Bears Lodge, Lodge at Mount Snow, Gray Ghost Inn, Nordic Hills Lodge and Kitzhof Inn
  • Participating Inns are West Dover Inn, Deerfield Valley Inn, Inn at Mount Snow, Cooper Hill Inn, Snow Goose Inn, the Inn at Sawmill Farm, the White House Inn and Four Seasons Inn
  • Voucher also includes Adventure Kit for two (one tote bag, water bottles, T-Shirts, and More) and a bottle of bug spray
  • Voucher valid for up to 2 guests
  • Taxes/resort fee not included; payable directly to the property
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON September 15, 2013 • Enjoy By September 15, 2013