It’s a busy commercial building season in the Stowe area.

Construction at Riverhouse, the new venture on Mountain Road that will replace the Gables Inn, is moving along nicely, according to Zachary Gershman, a representative for the owners, Eric and Robin Gershman, who declined to comment on the project.

Stowe Zoning Administrator Sarah McShane said the Gershmans are working with the Vermont Agency of Transportation to ensure they’re not infringing on any state rights of way, and so far all is going smoothly.

The building at 1457 Mountain Road is considered historic. It was built in 1820, with additions constructed in 1840 and 1938, according to town documents.

The project was originally discussed before the Stowe Development Review Board April 2.


Mountain River School’s students will start learning at the school’s new Randolph Road location by fall, if all goes well with construction.

The school and its investors own about 9.4 acres on Randolph Road in Morrisville, and construction has begun, according to Kary Bennett, one of the school’s directors.

Its campus will start with two buildings, between 2,000 and 2,500 square feet, built this summer.

It could expand onto a 220-acre contiguous property in the future.


Construction has been chugging along at Mountain Haus Lodge, the hostel owned by Bullrock Corp., since last August.

In January, project manager Doug Moses said the lodge would be open July 1; Moses wasn’t available by press time to confirm whether that’s still the company’s target opening date.

The building will be 17,500 square feet, with 30 rooms and 120 beds. It will cost about $40 per bed per night to stay there, Moses said in January.


Construction has not begun yet on One Spruce Peak, the residential building approved by the Stowe Development Review Board in January as part of the Spruce Peak Master Plan. The project got preliminary approval in 2006.

The building will have 27 units in six stories, and encompass about 112,000 square feet.

Sam Gaines, executive director of Spruce Peak Realty, said construction may not begin until next spring.

— Caleigh Cross

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