When visiting Stowe, you may be surprised at just how much there is to do during your stay. From hiking, biking, and skiing to dining, exploring, and our personal favorite, shopping, our small town has plenty of activities to suit every taste. And because shopping is a favorite of more than a few of our guests, we are providing this list of the best Stowe shopping places to ensure that you don’t miss out on a single shop, store, or boutique. Shopping is an important business; aren’t you glad you packed light and left enough room for all the treasures you will be bringing home from your memorable vacation?
Stowe Mercantile, 166 South Main Street
For an authentic shopping experience, a stop at Stowe Mercantile should be on the top of your list. The barn red exterior brings to mind simpler days. Once you’re inside, the interior has a Vermont country store feel. Offering a wide variety of candy in eye-catching glass jars, gift baskets filled with goodies, a large selection of great wines and craft beers, as well as unique Vermont gifts, the Mercantile truly has something for everyone. Don’t be surprised if you catch a few locals playing checkers on an old wine barrel in front of the old iron stove, all part of a great Stowe shopping experience.
Starting the Stowe Shopping Guide With the Laughing Moon Chocolates, 78 South Main Street
Sometimes the best souvenirs are the ones you can taste, and Laughing Moon Chocolates offers the perfect example! Every piece of chocolate is created right there on site. They offer a Chocolate Dipping Demonstration that occurs daily at 2 PM, allowing you to watch the magic and perhaps create your own special treat!
Stowe Craft Gallery, 55 Mountain Road
When you’re looking for a gift that epitomizes the Stowe area, you need look no further than the Stowe Craft Gallery. A local tradition, this landmark store features the work of local artists, including everything from jewelry and clothing to home décor, whimsical art pieces to one-of-a-kind kaleidoscopes, and even key chains to bags of marbles.
Upper Pucker Antiques & Oddities, 1091 Pucker Street
The hours vary, as does the merchandise offered at this unique business, but Upper Pucker Antiques & Oddities is worth the visit. Offering an eclectic collection from nearly every generation and held inside the private home of one of Stowe’s finest residents, the treasures you find here will be the talk of the town when you return home.
Choose Stowe Country Homes for the Best Vacation Accommodations After Your Stowe Shopping Day
Our homes offer more than just a place to rest your head each night; they are designed for a family to live in while away from their own home. Cozy, comfortable, and stylish, staying with us adds an extra glow to an already shining vacation. If you plan on coming in winter, then you can view these winter rentals, or you can just reserve yours today!