Winter seems like it’s finally arriving, a bit late, but still welcome. Heading to Stowe? Consider checking into Topnotch at Stowe, an idyllic country retreat in a wooded setting. The game plan here centers around hospitality. Skiers and snowboarders get two adult lift tickets included in every night’s stay. You can arrange for rental skis before you arrive and your ticket vouchers will be waiting for you. Shuttle service is provided from the resort to the mountain. Don’t forget dining. Our tip: Try the Vermont lamb.