Monthly Archives: December 2015

William Raveis Winhall Real Estate Appoints Carrie Mathews As Managing Broker

STRATTON, VT (December 17, 2015) – William Raveis Winhall Real Estate announced today that Carrie Mathews will be the new managing broker. Mathews will oversee the company’s growing portfolio of properties, business operations and sales leadership. She takes over managing from Ted and Betsy Cetron, who established the business in 1974.

Carrie Mathews

Carrie Mathews

Mathews comes with a wealth of industry experience, beginning her 11-year career with Winhall Real Estate in 2004, and helping the brokerage list and sell numerous luxury residences while providing exceptional client care. Mathews is also the current South Central Vermont Board of Realtors® state director, served as its secretary from 2009-2014 and was recognized as the board’s Realtor of the Year in 2014. Mathews transitions to the Winhall team from Four Seasons Sotheby’s.

John Biondolillo, president, highlighted that “Carrie has a true passion for helping customers and clients with their real estate goals, whether it be a primary home or vacation property! She has tremendous energy and enthusiasm. We are delighted to have her head the team in Stratton.”

Mathews comments: “I am excited at the opportunity to serve our clients not only as a broker but as a manager coordinating all aspects of their experience. John and Marcia Biondolillo have the same energy, vision and values that I do. They are extremely supportive and have a genuine interest in helping their agents succeed. Also, Raveis has cutting-edge technology and marketing. Raveis is widely recognized as the leader in markets where so many Stratton home buyers have their primary residences. Raveis has the marketing that will deliver our Vermont property offerings to the right clientele, especially in southern New England and New York. That is a huge advantage for our seller clients.”

Outside of real estate, Mathews enjoys volunteering her time for Habitat for Humanity, the Stratton Foundation and The Mountain School at Winhall.

William Raveis Winhall Real Estate is the newest member of the William Raveis BCK Real Estate family, which includes offices in Barre, Montpelier, St. Johnsbury, Essex, Stowe and Dover (New Hampshire). The agents at William Raveis Winhall Real Estate specialize in listing and selling luxury homes, slopeside condos, village townhouses and mountain properties and managing a sizeable inventory of seasonal and short-term rentals in southern Vermont.

To contact Winhall Real Estate, call (802) 297-1550 or visit

Stowe: A Top Ski Destination For International Travelers

TripAdvisor analyzed its “vacation home interest” from people outside of the United States for the months of December, January and February, 2014-2015. Stowe was the number 11 most looked-at destination.

You’re not the only one hitting the slopes this winter. America’s top ski resorts are preparing for another snow season, hoping that Mother Nature delivers the goods.

So it makes sense that vacationers are starting to plan their winter escapes. After all, nothing brings a family or group of friends together like renting a cozy ski house directly on the mountain. Ski-in/ski-out perhaps? Or maybe nearby so you get the best of the trails and the town, without worrying about that long, damp drive home after a day of shredding. Having a comfortable home base close to, or on, the slopes means you can be the first one there and last to leave. Beat the chairlift lines? Sign us up. And you’ll save hundreds compared to a hotel. Not only are rentals up to 60 percent more affordable, but you’ll also be able to cook your own group meals (no eating out all week) and have more living space for hanging out. Snuggle up to the fireplace, enjoy a game night, or stargaze off the outdoor patio with a nightcap.

It’s those exact benefits that have travelers from all over the world flocking to the vacation rentals in America’s best ski destinations. TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals analyzed U.S. vacation home interest from international travelers, for the months of December through February. Only guests coming from outside the United States were factored. We then identified the 21 ski destinations that were most popular among foreign vacationers. There aren’t too many “hidden gems” here, as many of the known staples are on the list. But some of the visiting countries represented are fascinating.

13 Most Popular Ski Spots

Read the full article via TripAdvisor.