The Arbor Inn History

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The Arbor Inn, formerly known as the Buccaneer Country Lodge was built in 1957 by the parents of "Billy" Kidd. The Inn started as a small 8 room Motel to support the family who had moved to Stowe from Burlington so that there son would be closer to the place he most enjoyed, Mt. Mansfield.  

 

The Inn was later sold and the new buyers decided to add a 2nd floor containing 4 suites each of which are unigue. After completeing the suites they decided to turn the Arbor Inn into a Bed & Breakfast. Since then the Inn has gone through several owners and the name change took place sometime in the late 1990's. The current owners Michael and Cody purchased the Inn in June of 2009 and have given a new rebirth to the Inn by updating and restoring the Inn and truly demonstrating what the word "Hospitality" really means. 

More about "Billy" Kidd

Kidd's real name is William Winston Kidd who is a direct descendent of William Kidd the famouse pirate. Kidd became a top junior ski racer at Stowe with Mt. Mansfield Ski Team. Kidd skied for the University of Vermont in Burlington before being named to the U.S. Ski Team in 1962. He then went on to win the silver medal in the slalom at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck. Kidd was the first American man to earn an Olympic medal in alpine skiing. 

 

Kidd had a very successful skiing career. Besides being the first American male to win a medal in the Olympics in 1964 he also took third in the combined.

 

In his last non-World Cup season of 1966, he won three big races in Europe and was actually outracing Jean Claude Killy. In 1968 he took fifth in the giant slalom in the Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. Following the Olympics, he won World Cup slalom in Aspen in March. In 1970 at the World Championships in Val Gardena, Italy. Kidd won the gold medal in the combined and the bronze in the slalom. He then retired later that year.

 

Upon retiring from pro racing in 1972. He relocated to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in 1970 and has since been identified with the Steamboat Ski Resort, where he continues to serve as its director of skiing.