Originally Posted by Finndog
What about the Killington Grand report? Looks decent....?
The east coast ASC Grand spas are "decent", but not hyper-lux. Most of the ASC Grands have been recently recarpted and spruced up - they were getting a bit long in the tooth. Nice but not luxurious accommodations which are owned by individual condo owners who don't like spending money they don't have to. If your wife wants a "walking village" to keep her occupied, K-ton is not so convenient.
The most "BC'ish" east coast experience for your wife is probably Tremblant- day spas, shops, and restaurants. Stowe has nice spa properties (ala Top Notch), but not an actual walking village.
You've already checked into Stratton, which has a very small village and some nice spa facilities. Parking is a nightmare at Stratton, so ski in/out or walk-to-slopes is worth the extra $. The old lodge is now condos (Landmark) and right at the village. Long Trail House et. al. is across the street, but easily walked. A few condo properties at the base are truly ski in/out.
Unfortunately it's a little more difficult to combine a well rounded mountain with non-skier activities in the East. A couple of days shouldn't be a problem anywhere (spa day one, exploring day 2), but a week-long stay might be challenging depending on the type of personality of the non-skier.
My wife and I have occasionally visited a small "resort" in Ste-Adele (Hotel Le Chatecler -ski in/out) for relaxing time together. Nice spa. Skiing is nothing to write home about, but enough mountain to play on. A real town/village and fantastic food are all within walking distance. Tremblant is 30 min away for a bigger mountain day.
Wherever you go - enjoy!