The Commodores Inn was built in 1985. The Nourjian Family worked diligently to get the first 50 rooms open and ready for Christmas 1985. In 1998 the indoor pool and 20 more rooms were added.
Throughout the years, we have had all different kinds of groups visit us. It is always fun to see people year after year. They become part of the Commodores Family
As the name donates, the Inn has a very pronounced sailing motif. This is due to the fact that the Nourjian Family has spent much of their lives sailing. Bruce has sailed and raced all over the world.
In addition to the Inn, the Commodores Inn is now home to the Stowe Yacht Club. SYC was started in 1960 and was founded by a group of local sailors, including Bruce. They would race sunfish in the local lakes in the area. In 1986 the Commodores became the home of the SYC when the skippers decided to build remote controlled sailboats and race them on the Commodores 3½-acre Pond. They have races on Mondays and Wednesday evenings each week throughout the spring, summer and fall. Skippers from all over the country come for special regattas throughout the year including National championships.
Bruce’s first wife, Wendy, was also an incredible sailor. She unfortunately passed away 16 years ago. In 2003 Bruce and Carrie Nourjian were married, at which time Carrie came on as assistant manager and is in charge of marketing and sales. Carrie has been an active member of the Stowe community since 1975.
Bruce has been very involved the Stowe community since his arrival in the early 1960’s when he first moved here. He has owned property in every corner of the town. He was a member of the planning and zoning commissions for 22 years. He is one of the founders of the Vermont Ski Museum. He has served on the Stowe Land Trust and was president for three years. He has been a trustee of the Stowe Area Association for 25 years and the president for three years.
The future of the Commodores Inn looks very bright! Plans are underway for a major refreshing in the spring of 2016, including rooms, common areas and the Lighthouse Restaurant. The Commodore’s team is very excited as we embark on the next 30 years.
We look forward to welcoming our past friends and meeting our new guests!