Nestled in the heart of Stratton Village and named after the iconic fire tower that sits atop the mountain’s summit, we offer our guests eclectic comfort fare in our rustic & relaxing dining room or our Porcupine Lounge located in our tavern. Our urban rustic bar is designed for guests to enjoy a hand crafted cocktail, local Vermont beer selection, glass of wine or a meal with friends.
Join us for Après whether your skiing, riding, hiking, Mountain Biking or after a round of golf. Our menu satisfies all appetites.
The Fire Tower Restaurant and Tavern derives its name from the lookout tower perched high atop Southern Vermont's Highest Peak at 3,936ft above sea level. The original wood structure was built in 1912 by members of the Stratton Mountain Club but after a series of devastating fires in 1934 the original structure was badly damaged. The steel structure we see today was built by the Civilian Conservation Core as a collaboration between several landowners and the state. It Rises 55 feet high, one and a half miles from the ski trails of Stratton Resort and stands as a landmark on the Appalachian and Long Trails. The structure as well as the adjoining fire-spotters cabin are protected on the national register of historic places. Our "Porcupine Lounge" is an ode to the first fire-spotters cabin nicknamed "Porcupine Lodge". Also called "Manicknung Lodge" the original cabin has since succumbed to the mountain but was replaced with a new cabin in 1928. While the tower is no longer used to spot fires, the cabin is currently maintained by The Green Mountain Club and during the summer months is occupied by caretakers of the Long Trail and Appalachian Trail