A Luxury Expedition of Epic Proportions
Venture into one of America’s last great wildernesses, the Green Mountains of Vermont, to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime, thrill-a-day adventure by day, then escape by night to the sanctuary of the all-new and über-luxe Topnotch Resort. This is Safari Vermont, a bespoke experience that puts you at the center of all Stowe Vermont and its signature resort have to offer. Exclusive expeditions by land, air and water, private shopping events, an experienced guide leading your back country explorations, exceptional accommodations befitting the journey, and throughout, many in service of few. It all awaits. Enjoy 4 unforgettable nights on a great big expedition to a small piece of paradise. The journey begins here… with your entry!
The Mane Attraction
Your safari begins the moment you touch down at Topnotch Resort! Enjoy a welcoming Jungle Juice in our newest addition The Roost bar, as you journey to the Moss Glen Suite Complex to set up camp for your five day, four night journey. In room, find deluxe amenities, marble bathrooms, a fully-stocked camp “cooler” filled (and re-filled) with snacks and soft drinks to sate you each day and sink-into-slumber beds to embrace you each night. Steps from your room, our signature spa, renowned tennis center, Nordic Barn adventure base, The Roost lobby bar & restaurant, and Flannel restaurant, serving creative comfort food. At your doorstep, the peaceful backdrop of the Green Mountains. Ahhh…you’re officially on Safari!
Leave behind your world and experience ours. A Vermont like you’ve always imagined – breathtakingly beautiful, warm and friendly … and like you’ve never imagined it –exciting, intriguing, filled with adventure. Your safari includes these so-good-you-can’t buy them items:
- Overlook Adventure – Awestruck might best describe the moment where you look across the sweep of the Green Mountains from the Big Spruce Overlook. Our Topnotch Experience guides will take you there via an easy hike, and then treat you to a gourmet sunset snack, before you return by headlamp. This adventure never gets old.
- A Blindfold Fishing Adventure – so secret, we can’t let you see where you are going! Once at the secret spot, a small walk along the river takes you to your fishing location. On the walk we’ll “hunt” for a glimpse of White-tailed Deer, Moose, and even the local Bald Eagle!
- Bird’s Eye Views – glide silently over the green mountains compliments of Stowe Soaring
- Appetite for the Al-Fresco – a gourmet lunch made with Vermont’s most farm-fresh ingredients, prepped and packed to enjoy at an al-fresco destination of your choosing, or ours.
- Private Shopping Event – an after-hours shopping escapade at Stowe Kitchen, Bath & Linens, complete with your own personal shopper to curate your selections and a $250 gift certificate to get you started. All while you sip champagne and nibble on hors d’oeuvres made just for you (of course).
- Ben & Jerry’s: The Bespoke Tour – enjoy elite and exclusive access to the iconic factory and more than a taste of favorite flavors.
- Earn your Stripes – in the back-country, with a guide, and with nothing but the most pristine wilderness ahead in an exclusive hiking or XC skiing adventure led by the Nordic Barn. You’ll don the gear and demo the best equipment for the day, as you explore parts both untrekked and unbelievably beautiful!
- Take Flight – A unique flight of Vermont craft beers served in The Roost one afternoon, with bites to accompany.
- Exclusive Chef’s Counter Seating – pull up to Flannel’s chef’s counter for a dining event designed around you. You’ll dine at your whim (and the chef’s) with perfect wine pairings to accompany this evening to remember.
Jungle Fever at Topnotch Spa
In the jungle the mighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight… well after a day of safari-ing around Topnotch spa you certainly will be too! Your spa adventure begins with a group stretch to prepare you for a day of a serious relaxation, then swing into the one of the private lounges where you will await your therapist for your Aroma Mountain massage. Our very own in house blended aromatherapy organic oils, with ingredients as tropical as wild lime and ylang ylang, will help relax your senses and ease muscle tension. The pool will then be calling and so will a signature Topnotch Spa cocktail. After wading through the jungle of hot tubs, saunas and steams, a refreshing Signature facial sees you back off to your luxurious base camp… and a good night’s sleep. A Destination Worth the Journey Situated minutes from the idyllic village of Stowe, Topnotch Resort is one of New England’s premier hotels, ideally sited for a Vermont exploration. This is a destination built around a state of mind… a place to indulge in everything – or nothing at all. We invite you to drink it all in … nature, nurturing, the wilds of Vermont… shopping, dining, the civility and luxury of this once in a lifetime Stowe safari! How to Embark Just fill in the form here and submit. Log back for additional prizes and to find out more about additional chances to win via Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and more. Good Luck!
TOPNOTCH RESORT'S "SAFARI VERMONT": OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. SWEEPSTAKES DESCRIPTION:
The "SAFARI VERMONT" Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is sponsored by Topnotch Resort of Stowe, Vermont, a Preferred Hotels property ("Sponsor"). This contest is governed by these official rules ("Official Rules"). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Sponsor, not Facebook.
The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid email account prior to the beginning of the Contest Period. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.
The Sweepstakes begins on July 15, 2013 at 12pm (noon) EDT and ends on September 15, 2013 at 11:59p.m. ("Sweepstakes Period"). All entries (submissions) must be received on or before the time stated during that submission period. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the contest at their sole discretion.
HOW TO ENTER
You can enter the Sweepstakes through the Sponsor Facebook Page. You can find the application on the SAFARI VERMONT custom contest application on the Sponsor's Facebook Page. Entrants must fill out all required fields on the entry form to participate in the contest. After submitting the required information on the entry form, the entrant will receive one (1) entry into the drawing. Additional methods of entry will be detailed on the Sponsor's Facebook page and www.safarivermont.com website as pertinent. You may enter as many times as you wish.
All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will be collected in a database throughout the Submission Period. A Grand Prize winner will be chosen at random from among all eligible entries in the entry database.
The winner will be announced on or about September 16, 2013 on or about noon EDT. Announcement and instructions for the claiming of the "Safari Vermont" Grand Prize package will be sent to the email address supplied on the potential prizewinner's entry form. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her email account for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this sweepstakes. If a potential prizewinner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) within fourteen (14) Business Days using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential prizewinner shall forfeit the prize. Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified. Prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.
"Safari Vermont" Grand Prize includes first-class travel accommodations; four-night, five-day resort accommodations in the Topnotch Resort's "Moss Glen" Suite Complex; Spa treatments at the Topnotch Spa including Aroma Mountain massage and Signature facial treatments; and each of the following:
- Overlook Adventure - Our Topnotch Experience guides will take you to Big Spruce Overlook via an easy hike, and then treat you to a gourmet sunset snack, before you return by headlamp. This adventure never gets old.
- Blindfold Fishing Adventure - Once at the secret spot, a small walk along the river take you to your fishing location. On the walk we'll "hunt" for a glimpse of White-tailed Deer, Moose, and even the local Bald Eagle!
- Bird's Eye Views - Guided Glider tour over the Green Mountains, compliments of Stowe Soaring.
- Appetite for the Al Fresco - a gourmet lunch made with Vermont's most farm-fresh ingredients, prepped and packed to enjoy at an al-fresco destination of your choosing, or ours.
- Private Shopping Event - an after-hours shopping escapade at Stowe Kitchen, Bath & Linens, complete with your own personal shopper to curate your selections and a $250 gift certificate to get you started. All while you sip champagne and nibble on hors d'oeuvres made just for you (of course).
- Ben & Jerry's: The Bespoke Tour - Elite and exclusive access to the iconic factory and more than a taste of favorite flavors.
- Earn Your Stripes - Guided backcountry tour: an exclusive hiking or XC skiing adventure led by the Nordic Barn, including use of all necessary gear and equipment for the day's excursion.
- Take Flight - A unique flight of Vermont craft beers served in The Roost one afternoon, with bites to accompany.
- Exclusive Chef's Counter Seating - Dinner at Flannel's chef's counter for a dining event designed around you. Includes wine with dinner.
Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner.
The Actual Retail Value ("ARV") of the grand prize package is $9,721.00. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion.
ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Sweepstakes, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor's control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.
INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT'S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES.
By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness, comments, or sweepstakes-related content such as photographs or videos submitted by the entrant for the purposes of participation in the Sweepstakes for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.
This sweepstakes is sponsored by:
Topnotch Resort 4000 Mountain Road Stowe, Vermont 05672
Any questions regarding this Sweepstakes should be directed to: Safari Vermont at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Luxury Expedition of Epic Proportions
Set up base camp in the resort with first-class travel accommodations, then prepare to swing into action with a daily docket filled with private excursions and exhilarating adventures. Your Safari Vermont package will take you off the grid and deep into an exploration of Vermont few ever get to enjoy. Secret swimming holes (or untouched ski trails), private dining, pristine vistas, exclusive Ben & Jerry’s access, and personal shopping experiences. Soaring, spa retreats, sumptuous tastings and more. Everywhere – sublime, and filled with surprises. So what are you waiting for… enter now and get ready to go on Safari Vermont!