A Tesla charging station
A Tesla charging station (Submitted photo)

Deerfield Valley based Hermitage Club and Silicon (Calif.) Valley-based TESLA have joined forces to bring 14 new Tesla charging stations to the area. In partnership with The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain, Tesla charging stations have been put at the Hermitage Club base lodge (four units), Hermitage Inn, Wilmington White House, Snow Goose Inn, Saw Mill Inn, Brook Bound Lodge (three units), Vermont House, Deerfield Valley Airport and Hermitage Golf Course.

Hermitage and Tesla partnered with three local firms for the installation. Gordon Bristol of Gordon Bristol Consulting of Williamsville did all the coordination, project management and construction of the 14 locations and was the interface between Tesla and The Hermitage Club. Keene, N.H.-based Hamblet Electric did all the electrical and installation work and Bellco Excavating of Brattleboro did the site work.

Gordon Bristol stated, "I have been involved with alternative energy projects in southern Vermont for 15 years. To be chosen by Hermitage Club and Tesla to represent them on this project was an honor as well as a joy. Hermitage and Tesla are well situated to help our alternative energy drivers in the Valley."

Hermitage Club Founder and President Jim Barnes stated, "We are glad to partner with Tesla to bring the convenience of charging stations to our member and guests of our facilities. Now, Tesla owners will have another reason to visit the Hermitage facilities in southern Vermont's Deerfield Valley."

The units are fully operational and available at no cost for recharging.


In addition to the Tesla stations, Hermitage Club also installed non-Tesla stations at each location. Now anyone with an electric vehicle may charge their vehicle at one of the Hermitage venues.