We've learned that the only way to have the full Stave experience is to hold the intricately crafted puzzle pieces in your hand, smell the wood, and hear the click of the pieces as they fit into place. If you already own a Stave, you know this better than anyone. Every handcrafted puzzle is transformed into a unique and graceful work of art, packed with clever silhouettes and designed to delightfully confound and confuse you. How can this possibly get any better? Imagine immersing yourself in an intimate setting while indulging in a Stave puzzle. We have been very fortunate to win the affections of many luxurious resorts, inns, and Relais & Chateaux properties. Relaxed guests are often surprised at how much fun they have together over the puzzle table. When you travel with Stave, you travel with the best!
Steve Richardson, Chief Tormentor...for over 35 Years!
Twin Farms is a unique country estate getaway for all seasons situated on over three hundred acres of wildflower meadows, hardwood forests, ancient gardens and private ponds in Barnard, Vermont, just ten miles north of picturesque Woodstock. The original 1795-era farmhouse and lodge have been converted into gracious living and dining rooms, plus six elegant guest suites. Ten freestanding guest cottages, each with their own interior design style, are dotted about the property, The Farmhouse at Copper Hill provides an additional four suites.
Stave has been entertaining Twin Farms guests for many years with a small complimentary wooden jigsaw puzzle and a variety of other puzzles on the premises for their puzzling enjoyment. Stave is only 45 minutes from Twin Farms so many guests, upon becoming hooked on a Stave puzzle, often drive over to have a tour of our workshop.
In 1940, Mrs. Florida Lasier of Chicago snagged her silk stockings on a wild blackberry bramble while exploring the idyllic Smoky Mountain foothills, and Blackberry Farm was born. Thirty-six years later, the Beall family invested their hearts and souls in the same romantic site that became their family home and lifelong passion. Today, one of America's most celebrated intimate luxury hotels beckons discerning guests who aspire to escape modern-day frenzy and slip into a Blackberry state of mind. Situated on a pastoral 4,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm will show you the many reasons why the 2004 Zagat Survey rated it as the #1 Small Hotel in America.
Triple Creek Ranch is a small, intimate resort designed for adults. Situated among the towering pines on the side of Trapper Peak, the highest mountain in Western Montana, this unforgettable retreat offers the merging of unmatched natural beauty with the height of comfort and personal service. From the beautiful, welcoming main lodge, a world-class restaurant and paramount wine cellar, to the deluxe private guest cabins nestled in the trees throughout the property, it's the attention to the smallest details that make the Triple Creek Ranch experience so memorable. In 1995, Triple Creek Ranch became a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux Association.
Way back in 1995, we received a call from the owner of The Point inquiring about having Stave Puzzles in their pub. This was in the very early years of our Inn partnerships and the intimate size of The Point was very appealing. Over the years we have entertained a number of prominent guests there.
The Point is a vibrant and exclusive house party, an elegant hideaway, the essence of rustic splendor, luxury and whimsy amid Adirondack Mountain wilderness. Built in the tradition of a Great Adirondack Camp, The Point Resort marries opulent authenticity with epicurean amenities and a secluded, relaxing wilderness. Lavishly expressed and painstakingly constructed on the original site of William Avery Rockefeller's Camp Wonundra, The Point continues that tradition of the Great Adirondack Camp era; with the Elegance and opulence of today.
Over 20 years ago a Stave employee and her husband stayed at the Rabbit Hill Inn, one hour north of Staveland. She said it was a beautiful inn whose owners loved jigsaw puzzles. So we contacted the inn owners and bartered our puzzles for their rooms. Over the years most of our employees have enjoyed staying at this wonderful inn while numerous Rabbit Hill Inn guests have loved working the numerous Stave puzzles furnished for them and many have become hooked on Stave.
Chosen as a "Romantic Hideaway" by "Discerning Traveler" and often featured as a chosen New England destination by the "Boston Globe", Rabbit Hill Inn sits in the charming little town of Lower Waterford, VT. This Northern Vermont inn exudes an ambiance of bygone days when Lower Waterford was the perfect midway stopping point for folks traveling from Boston to Montreal.
Beautiful vistas of the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the hills of Vermont can be seen from the front porch and lawn of the Northeast Kingdom Bed & Breakfast. The 18th and 19th century architecture invites you to linger, to slow your pace to that of another less hurried era. This feeling will be reinforced as you take your breakfast and dinner in the welcoming Vermont restaurant dining room or afternoon tea and refreshments in the parlor, part of the common area at Rabbit Hill Inn.
Remote, Rustic, Refined, and Remarkable. Nestled on 250 acres of mountaintop adjacent to the western edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Swag is a North Carolina luxury inn. It offers unique views of mountain ranges, amid natural gardens and woodlands. Located in Waynesville, NC, 5,000 feet above the cares of the world, this private Smoky Mountain hiking hideaway is only a short drive from Asheville, North Carolina. Breathtaking views from the mountaintops are complemented by luxurious accommodations and award-winning service. Dining is provided by a culinary team and the staff is focused on your every need. You can escape the crowds and indulge yourself in the private seclusion of North Carolina’s finest mountain inn. Visit The Swag for unparalleled hospitality, natural beauty and tranquility. Plus, there's Stave puzzles on-site!
The Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, Montana is nestled in one of Montana’s most pristine valleys, The Ranch at Rock Creek offers year-round unique vacations on an authentic 19th century homestead. They offer a balance Western adventure with lavish all-inclusive amenities. Start the day with inspired Ranch cuisine, then learn to fly fish on a Blue Ribbon trout stream. Experience awe-inspiring views from The Top of the World on horseback and drift off in a bespoke glamping tent under the Big Sky.
A Tudor-style mansion and estate built in 1902, Blantyre is resplendent with modern furnishings with traditional finishes, fireplaces, sumptuous fabrics and fresh flowers. This elegant destination is set amidst 110 acres of lush lawns and woodlands in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts.
A getaway for all seasons, Blantyre offers seasonal Berkshire activities and transforms through the year to become a fall foliage destination, a summer retreat, and a winter wonderland. We offer memorable events all year long, from Christmas tree lighting to lobster picnics on The Lawn to festive, glittering New Year’s Eve parties.
Blantyre, a proud member of Relais & Châteaux, is an award-winning, luxury Forbes Five-Star resort, featuring elegant guest accommodations, a relaxing spa, casual and fine dining options as well as activities including tennis, hiking, croquet and Stave puzzles, of course!.
The Ivy Hotel is a very unique place, a private, magnificent mansion in the heart of Baltimore. Gorgeous, romantic and welcoming, The Ivy is a bastion of world-class hospitality at a historic Mount Vernon property. Eighteen beautiful guest rooms and suites, charming public spaces, a small luxury spa, and Magdalena, Baltimore’s best restaurant. The property is yours. Take your coffee in the garden, choose a book from the library, try your hand at the piano or the billiards table. If that's not enough, there are Stave puzzles on property for a relaxing and challenging experience.
Just beyond their doors, the city unfurls: the charming streets of Mount Vernon, the vibrant waterfront, boutiques, galleries, theaters and coffee shops for you to explore.
The Stephanie Inn in Cannon Beach, Oregon, is Oregon's premier oceanfront destination. With wonderful views of majestic Haystack Rock, the vast Pacific Ocean and the awesome Oregon Coastal Range, the oceanfront Stephanie Inn combines the charm and casual elegance of a New England country inn with the sophistication of a boutique resort hotel. The four-star Stephanie Inn Dining Room serves a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning in an intimate country setting. Each evening our menu features a choice of five entrees and a selection of á la carte dishes – including starters, soups and desserts.
Perched high on the bluffs of Watch Hill, Rhode Island, the Forbes Five-Star rated Ocean House is an iconic New England seaside resort. It's OH! Spa and Coast restaurant are Forbes Five-Star rated also making Ocean House a triple Five-Star resort, one of only 11 resorts in the world with this honor.
At the turn of the century hotels dotted the New England coastline, inviting guests to escape the heat of the cities and spend their summers by the sea. Famously known for its warm yellow facade and stunning views of the Atlantic, Ocean House opened in 1868 just after the Civil War. The hotel gained prominence among the historic New England hotels built during this era. For those who could afford the luxury of travel, Ocean House became the quintessential summer home attracting many distinguished guests in the early 1900s. The grand Victorian hotel was a genteel beach resort where generations of families and guests from across America came “to summer.” In fact, in 1916 Ocean House was immortalized in the silent movie American Aristocracy, starring Douglas Fairbanks.
Today, this much-loved beach hotel has been recreated to convey the romance of its storied past and the rich character of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The new resort features 49 rooms and 18 Signature Suites, providing more spacious accommodations than the original structure, which offered 159 rooms. Viewed from the outside, all of the resort’s 247 windows remain in their original positions. More than 5,000 salvageable artifacts and furnishing elements were lovingly harvested from the original structure’s historic interior.
Ocean House’s 13 acres of beautiful oceanfront landscape overlook a 650-foot private white-sand beach with views of Montauk, Block Island and the Atlantic Ocean. Within the expansive grounds of the hotel and Stave puzzles on site, you’ll find much to enjoy.
The Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino Canada, has become a landmark - the enchanting and critically acclaimed destination on the awesome western edge of beautiful British Columbia. No trip to BC - and indeed, Canada - should be made without experiencing this remarkable Tofino hotel destination. The Wickaninnish Inn is the only resort on beautiful Chesterman Beach.
Perched above the vineyards of the Napa Valley's Stags Leap District, this luxurious and exclusive inn offers the discerning traveler all the sensory pleasures of the wine country. Spread over forty acres of pristine hillsides and world-class vineyards, Poetry Inn is a world apart. Guests, those fortunate few, enjoy unparalleled service aimed at creating an atmosphere of rural calm and seductive seclusion. Guest rooms are decorated in warm colors, have wood-burning fireplaces and a private porch from which to ponder the sunset. Tours and tastings at nearby vineyards can be arranged, while the towns of Yountville and St. Helena offers specialty shops, art galleries, etc. on a quaint main street, enjoyable for strolling. Guests can live the life of a Napa Valley vitner for a night or more, enjoying massage in the open air, sipping Cabernet on a private terrace, of simply lounging by the pool. Plus there are Stave puzzles on site for your puzzling pleasure.
A majestic hotel, built by hand in the Arts and Crafts tradition, is perfectly set along the shore of Lake Placid in New York's Adirondack Mountains. There are thirty guest rooms at Lake Placid Lodge: five in the Main Lodge, seventeen cabins on the shore of the lake, six suites in the Lakeside Building, and two cottages, Pine and Birch, overlooking the lake, just steps from the Main Lodge. The feeling of the guest rooms and cabins is private, warm and comfortable, tucked beneath the high swaying trees — a camp of one’s own. The woods and water enfold the Lodge; the sun warms its wide stone porches. Each room has a fireplace at its heart and wilderness visible through its diamond paned windows. Above all, there is comfort and welcome, wherever you go.
The Lodge is a celebration of all that was – and remains – best in the Adirondacks. Its beams are hewn by hand, its rooms filled with art and antiques, its beds were carved by local artisans and its fifty stone fireplaces laid piece-by-piece by Adirondack masons. It is a traditional, personal retreat; rustic and splendid as the Great Camps have always been. PLUS, there are plenty of Stave puzzles!
Lake Placid Lodge is proud to be a member of Relais & Châteaux.