History

KenverA rich history…a limitless future. Established in 1959 by the late sportsman and skier Ken Vermeulen, Kenver Ltd. is a family owned shopping experience for urban dwellers and rural residents who demand the best in merchandise and service. Housed in a 1731 structure originally built as a stagecoach stop between Hartford, Albany, New York City and Pittsfield, the building was then known as the Egremont Tavern and served weary travelers with care. It maintains its historic ambiance with fireplaces and antiques throughout.

In 2012, Kenver Ltd. was named “Best of New England” in the Ski, Snowboard and Cross-Country Shop Awards presented by New England Winter Sports Representatives. Inc. (NEWSR). Kenver Ltd. was singled out in recognition of outstanding retail support, growth and innovation in the New England marketplace. It was the second time Kenver has been honored with this award.

According to Lucinda Vermeulen, Kenver President, “There isn’t a more wholesome industry, dedicated to excellence, fun, the outdoors and connecting with nature than the snow sports industry. Kenver is a collaborative effort of like-minded people dedicated to a quality customer experience. Thanks to the vision of our founder Ken Vermeulen, our wonderful staff thrives in this atmosphere—as do our customers. We invite you to come see for yourself why shopping at Kenver is as a real experience. Wander through the antique filled rooms, sit by a fire, complimentary cider, coffee or apple in hand. We’ll look forward to seeing you again and again.”

“Kenver is a serene, rambling space.…there is no [wintersports] store in the country where it is more pleasant to browse and buy. One isn’t sure whether to make a purchase or spend a romantic evening.”
—US News & World Report