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The Barn to open at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort mid-January

The Mountain Top Inn & Resort in central Vermont will open The Barn in mid-January 2013, offering guests a classically elegant location unique to central Vermont for a variety of functions. Weddings, special events, fundraisers, and corporate meetings will benefit from the amazing views, welcoming service and creative cuisine of the popular resort.

The custom designed interior of The Barn, features a main level of rich Vermont pine wood and hardwood throughout, more than 4,600 sq ft of space for up to 250 guests, windows on three sides, some floor to ceiling, and breathtaking views of the lake and mountains from anywhere in the room. The 1,775 square foot loft, overlooking the main room, will accommodate theatre style seating for 200 guests; perfect for an indoor wedding ceremony or added seating for any corporate event.

The lower level of The Barn consists of an exercise room, small theatre, yoga room, treatment rooms, meeting room and game room. This functional space will host an array of new services available to the Resort's guests. The project broke ground in April 2012 and in June 2012 a new 40' x 25' outdoor swimming pool and hot tub opened as the first phase.

"The Barn has been 'on the drawing board' for more than six years and we are pleased that it has become a reality," said Khele Sparks, general manager. "Weekend business in The Barn will be primarily weddings since our growth in the wedding market has dramatically increased each year. We anticipate hosting numerous meetings and corporate events during the week since our location in central Vermont is ideal for businesses seeking a convenient mid-state location."

Partners in the construction of The Barn include: Ramsay Gourd Architects, from Manchester, Vt.; Otter Creek Builders, from Pittsford, Vt.; and Advanced Pool Systems, from Chittenden, Vt.

Located in the midst of the Green Mountain National Forest, just 11 miles from Killington and Rutland, The Mountain Top Inn & Resort offers casual dining, warm hospitality, 30 lodge guest rooms and suites, five pet-friendly mountain cabins, a selection of private vacation rentals, endless outdoor adventures, a private beach pavilion open May through October and meeting/event facilities for 250 guests. For more information visit mountaintopinn.com or call 802-483-2311.