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Haystack Could Head to Auction Block This Summer
Haystack Could Head to Auction Block This Summer
The Hermitage Club has been in receivership since last year.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Haystack

The former Haystack ski area could head to the auction block as soon as August, as Berkshire Bank pushes to resolve the Hermitage Club saga. According to the Brattleboro Reformer, other parties such as Barnstormer Summit Lift LLC and Reinhart Foodservice LLC are attempting to protect their claims.

Berkshire Bank filed a foreclosure complaint in February 2018, with some $16.5 million owed by the company for its lavish new base lodge. The filing paved the way to the appointment of receiver Alan Tantleff.

Despite repeated claims that the club was restructuring and would reopen, it has remained idle since the 2017-18 ski season. More recently, the receiver has sought a no trespassing owner against founder Jim Barnes, while Barnes' wife has filed for bankruptcy.

Located in the Deerfield Valley near Mount Snow, the Hermitage Club features the Haystack ski area, a golf course, and numerous inns and restaurants. Hermitage founder Jim Barnes acquired the defunct Haystack ski area in October 2011 and soon installed two new SkyTrac fixed grip quad chairlifts. An 80,000 square foot lodge was constructed for 2014-15 and a $7.3 million Doppelmayr heated, high speed detachable six person chairlift for 2015-16. In addition, the ski area also has a CTEC triple and a Poma triple.


  • Bank eyes August sale of ski resort - Brattleboro Reformer External link


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  • Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain on NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
  • Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain on NewEnglandSkiHistory.com


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