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The Fundador Lodge

village of Rawsonville, Jamaica, Windham County, Vermont

“The Fundador Lodge, Jct. Rtes. 30 and 100, Rawsonville.  Tel. 297-1700.  Small, intimate, casual.  Cross-country skiing on property; equiptment and lessons at Cracker Barrel, next door.  International cuisine ('...superb.'  NY Times).  Fine accomodations; ski week rates.  Brochure: P.O. South Londonderry, VT 05155, Dept. STG." -Vermont Ski Touring Guide,1981


Location: Jct. routes 30 and 100, Rawsonville, Vt. 05343

Directory listings: 1981-1983

Known operators: Beryl and Mort Marton

Today: out of operation



The Fundador Lodge postcard;  reverse reads: "FUNDADOR LODGE, P.O. So. Londonderry, Vermont.  Jct. of Rts. 30 & 100 at Rawsonville, Vt.  In the heart of New England's most beautiful summer and winter vacationland.  Convenient to five of the finest ski areas.  Fall Foliage country.  Dining room, swimming pool.  Summer theatres, art galleries, concerts, golf, all sports nearby.  Tel. 802-824-6743"

From; original by Forward's Color Productions, Inc., Manchester, Vt. 



            The earliest information available about the Fundador Lodge is a 1972 publication, entitled Yankee Guide to the New England Countryside, which calls the Fundador "THE place to dine in southern Vermont."  Throughout the 70s the Fundador appeared in ski magazines as a ski lodge for nearby alpine areas.  The earliest indication that the Fundador Lodge operated as nordic ski is its appearance in a 1981 cross country directory offering cross country skiing in premises and lessons next door at Woody's Cracker Barrel (also listed on this site as a lost nordic area).

            The owners of the Fundador, Mort and Beryl Marton, brought quite a bit of notoriety to the ski lodge in their own right.  Beryl was once named one of the top ten chefs in the U.S. by the New York Times; under the Marton's ownership the Times also named the Fundador one of the top rated restaurants in southern Vermont.  Beryl has published six cookbooks including The Complete Book of Salads (1969), Diet for One, Dinner for All (1974), Out of the Garden into the Kitchen (1977), and The Coupon Saver's Cookbook (1980).  In 1985, Beryl Marton and her son started Beryl Marton and Company which today is a specialized cheese producer and distributor out of southern Maine.  Mort and Beryl Marton also crafted a cork ice bucket in 1963 that is now in the Museum of Modern Art's collection.