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If you’re looking for a place that has it all—breathtaking scenic vistas, exhilarating mountains, and small-town charm—look no further than our lovely little town of Stowe, Vermont! This Green Mountains getaway is famous for its wintery wonderland vibe and excellent skiing, but has something to offer visitors during every season, from springtime flower-filled meadows to the vibrant showcase of color in the fall. You’ll never run short of outdoor activities to enjoy throughout the year, and each visit to Stowe is guaranteed to be magical in its own unique way.

With a population of around 5,000, Stowe retains that classic mountain town atmosphere, with quaint local shops, delicious eateries, and adorable bakeries and cafes. It’s a place where you can spend the morning skiing and the afternoon shopping for locally made candles, or a summer day kayaking and an evening at an elegant restaurant on the mountainside. There’s always a variety of things to do, and by the time you leave, you’ll feel like you’ve found a second home. Despite its small size, Stowe has several distinct neighborhoods, each with its own appeal and charisma. It can be difficult to find the best places to stay in Stowe VT, and even when looking at a map, figuring out exactly where each neighborhood is located might be a bit confusing!

 

The Best Places To Stay In Stowe VT

To help you with your Stowe vacation research, we’ve outlined several of the areas that make up Stowe! Read on to learn more about our fantastic town, so you can perfectly plan your escape to the Green Mountains and find the perfect place to stay in Stowe!

 

Stowe Village

Of course, this is the first up on our list of best places to stay in Stowe VT, as this is the main area of Stowe. It’s where you can find a good number of our local restaurants, shops, galleries, and bars—it could even be described as the heart of our town! In short, it’s where the action is, other than the slopes of course, which are only a short distance away. It’s a great spot for a summer stay, where you can stroll along the Stowe Recreation Path and gaze at the bubbling streams of the Little River, and then grab a bite to eat on Route 100. Even if you visit in the winter, if you don’t mind being a quick drive from the slopes and want to take in a bit of Stowe’s action every evening, it’s the ideal place to stay. Our properties in this area offer everything from cozy 1-bedrooms to larger properties with multiple rooms!

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Things to Do in Stowe Village

From walking the streets to dining for every taste, Stowe Village has something for everyone. Those who like museums and a bit of history will love a visit to the Stowe Historical Society, while the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum might appeal to all the winter sport enthusiasts out there. Spend an afternoon browsing art galleries like Gifted Hands, 571 Projects, and The Current, which offers events and classes in a building dating back to the 1800s in a Greek Revival style. If you like locally made treats, be sure to stop by Laughing Moon Chocolates, or The Country Store on Main for one-of-a-kind home goods. To pick up some locally made souvenirs, try Remarkable Things at Stowe Craft, or Tangerine and Olive. Take in the sunset from Sunset Rock, which can be gorgeous any time of year. Another trail in this area is the Quiet Path Trail and Loop, so you can always get a little bit of nature in. Basically, when you stay in this are you’ll never be far from entertaining things to fill your day with!

Dining in Stowe Village

This part of town is rich with dining choices, from sushi to classic American-style pub food. Try the Butler’s Pantry for a quick breakfast before heading out for the day, or the Café on Main for Belgian waffles or an afternoon sandwich. Harrison’s can be a bit of an upscale dinner treat, with fresh oysters and dishes like pan braised mussels, while the dinner menu offers dishes like filet mignon and pecan crusted salmon. Your choices in the village are plentiful, and the best part is that everything else is within your reach!

Lower Village

The Lower Village, as the name suggests, is just south of the main Stowe Village Area. This part of town offers a more low-key atmosphere, while only being minutes away from the excitement of Stowe Village. It’s an area that’s within easy reach of local trails and offers its own selection of restaurants and shopping. Properties in this area and nearby include modern townhouses, as well as cozy family homes with views of Little River.

Things to Do in Lower Village

Lower Village offers its own assortment of shops and businesses, including a convenient Stowe Quick-Mart for any last-minute essentials you might need to pick up. If you’re celebrating a special occasion like a holiday or birthday, you’ll be pleased to find Uncle George’s Flowers right in the Lower Village, and an electronics store for any of your electronic needs. There’s even a dog grooming place if you’re planning on bringing your pet along! Lower Village is near hiking trails such as the Gold Brook Falls Trail, as well as the Gold Brook Covered Bridge, which is a famous covered bridge in the area. Another popular trail easily reached from the Lower Village area is the Stowe Pinnacle Trail Head, and the Pinnacle Meadows Stowe Land Trust, which is a protected area with trails and lookout stops.

Dining in Lower Village

For a quick grab-n-go option in Lower Village, you can grab a coffee and breakfast sandwich from Dunkin’ in the morning. The Green Goddess Café is a full-service restaurant in the Lower Village and offers a breakfast and lunch menu in a cottage type atmosphere. Grab baked goods to-go or sit and have a fresh salad and lavender lemonade for lunch. The best part is, you’re only a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the main village area, giving you the best of both worlds!

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Mountain Road

Mountain Road makes up the area between Stowe Village and the rugged peak of Mt. Mansfield. This corridor is ideal for those searching for a bit of outdoor adventure in addition to being centrally located to restaurants and shops. If you love to ski or snowboard, properties in this area are the closest you can get to the mountain without being in the mountain top area, and some homes are centrally located to the shuttle that will take you up to the lifts! If you crave a bit more of a remote setting, without being too far removed from the things to do in the Village, then this is the spot for you!

Things to Do in Mountain Road

Those nature lovers will adore the easy access to hiking and biking near Mountain Road, such as the Cady Hill Forest trail, which includes 258 acres of forest to discover. The Wiessner Woods conservation area has a well-connected network of trails that can be enjoyed during any season, as there are snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails—it’s also a great place to go and look at the changing leaves in the fall! The Stowe Recreation Path is accessible from the area, and if you’re up for a challenge you can follow it all the way to the Village. You’ll find you don’t have to go all the way to the main part of town to satisfy your shopping cravings, as you’ll find several shops on Mountain Road, like Burton where you can grab new winter sports apparel, and the Green Envy Boutique, which sells upscale women’s fashion.

 

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Dining in Mountain Road

Those that love a good local brew or two will rejoice at the Mountain Road area, as it’s home to several breweries that also offer food menus. For a local institution, try Idletyme Brewing Company, where you can grab lunch and their signature Idletyme double IPA. Alchemist Beer is another born-and-breed Stowe Brewery and offer an assortment of an ever-growing list of beers, as well as a beer garden during the warmer months. Another local favorite is the Von Trapp Brewery and Bierhall, which offers lots of space and an array of locally made brews, as well as their Trapp Family Farm maple syrup. The choices don’t end at Stowe breweries though, as you can also find spots like the Stowe Bee Bakery and Café, the Stowe Sandwich Company, and Piecasso, which is a pizza joint. That’s just a sampling of what you can find in this area of town!

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Mt. Mansfield

The Mt. Mansfield area of town is for those who seek the ultimate adventure, and who want the excitement of the great outdoors directly at their fingertips. It’s the favored destination of skiers and snowboarders, and when you stay here, you’ll find properties that offer “Ski-on, Ski-off” features, as well as homes that sit slope side. Awake to gorgeous views right outside your window, and never be more than a quick journey away from the trails. It’s easy to spend all day skiing, or enjoying mountain trails during non-winter seasons, and then also spend time down in the central part of town for shopping and dinner reservations.

Things to Do in Mt. Mansfield

Of course, the number one thing to do in this area is to hit the slopes at Stowe Mountain Resort, from the West Slope to Hackett’s Highway. But fret not if you’re vacationing during other seasons, because there’s always something to do in this naturally gorgeous area. Summer offers hiking along enchanting trails, such as the Sunset Ridge Trail, or the Sterling Pond Trail, while fall is another season that is fantastic for a stroll through the forest, beneath a canopy of fiery colored falling leaves. The Mt. Mansfield Peak Visitor’s Center can be an educational place to take the kids or to learn more about the area and taking the gondola ride is always a fun way to take in the sights. This part of town is also home to the historic Toll Road, where you can glimpse stunning views on a scenic ride through the mountains. The ways of getting your outdoor time in are limitless, and there’s some outfitter shops at the Stowe Mountain Resort for those who like to do a bit of shopping.

Dining in Mt. Mansfield

Although this area is the highest point of town, you’ll find plenty of terrific restaurants up here. Make a reservation at the well-known Cliff House, situated atop the end of the gondola route, offering floor-to-ceiling windows that give unbeatable views of the surrounding forest and mountain terrain. There’s even outdoor seating when the weather allows! For those who like a bit of variety in one place, you’ll find quite a few restaurants at the resort, such as The Skinny Pancake, a coffee shop, a sushi place, and a lodge-style bar. If you want to do any winter activities like ice-skating, the WhistlePig Peragolas offers a heated outdoor dining experience, and is conveniently located by the winter ice rink. The Octagon is located at the top of the FourRunner Quad Lift, where the Midway Bar is located mountainside as well. Basically, you’ll never run out of spots to dine with amazing views when you stay in this part of town!

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Whether you’re looking for a cozy one-bedroom condo for a quick weekend getaway, or a massive house for a giant family ski trip, we have a wide array of properties to fit your budget and needs. We offer an impressive selection of locations in the Stowe area and go above and beyond to make sure your vacation leaves you with unforgettable memories of our town. From helping you pick out the perfect property for your trip, to providing answers to any questions you might have about the area, we are with you every step of the way for a flawless vacation. If you’re ready to book your Stowe vacation rental, give us a call today!

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Stowe is the perfect vacation spot any time of year, but in Stowe winter months and bright springtime, this scenic spot gets even better. The change from frozen icy waterfalls and white, wintery, snow-covered landscape to ice melting and trickling over river rocks and meadows with bright green sprouts of spring flowers poking through the melting snow is always exciting.

Winter Fun Outside

Stowe has a well-deserved reputation as a prime skiing destination. But, there’s so much more to Stowe winter than just skiing. You can spend the afternoon ice skating at the Stowe Arena or Spruce Peak Village Center, or sledding down Marshall Hill in Stowe Village. You can also try something new, like ice fishing, or treat your family to a dog-sledding adventure.

You can always just wander around historic Stowe Village browsing for antiques, local art, and picking up plenty of maple candy and other Stowe goodies. Stowe Mercantile and Shaw’s General Store both have Stowe and Vermont souvenirs, locally made cheese and maple products. Then head to one of the popular après ski spots to meet up with the rest of your group.

If you love downhill skiing and snowboarding, just head to the Stowe Mountain Resort. Sprawled over Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak, the resort has over 116 ski trails and over 485 skiable acres. Plus, the ride between peaks on the gondola offers amazing panoramic views year round. And the resort offers horse-drawn sleigh-rides and dogsledding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing, and ice skating too.

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Fans of cross country skiing should head to the Trapp Family Lodge (the country’s first cross-country ski center). Skiers of all levels can enjoy almost 40 miles of groomed trails and over 60 miles of backcountry trails. And after a long hard day of shushing along the trails (and hopefully not faceplanting!), stick around and take a tour of the von Trap Brewery, then have a bite to eat at one of their on-site restaurants. Try the popular Bierhall for beer, bratwurst, and plenty of alpine atmosphere. A moonlight sleigh ride will be the perfect end to the day.

Break out of your comfort zone with ice climbing! Book a guide to learn the techniques and find the perfect spot, then get ready to work your way up a beautiful, frozen waterfall using axes and crampons toe-in to the vertical ice face. There are more than 100 climbing location in and around Stowe, including Bingham Falls (great for beginners) and several in famous Smugglers’ Notch.

Speaking of Smugglers’ Notch, you can enjoy this historic spot all year round. If you’re ready to brave the cold, but aren’t up to a strenuous hike, start out with the Barnes Camp Boardwalk. It’s an easy short walk, but the views are still amazing. Pack some snowshoes if you’re going to hike one of the trails to Smugglers’ Notch. The area trails are popular with cross-country skiers too.

Stowe Winter Holiday Festivals and Events

Stowe joins most of the cities and towns in the country with its annual Small Business Saturday, the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. Head downtown and browse through the quaint shops and boutiques, art galleries and more as you pick up those last-minute Christmas gifts, and of course, add to your collection of outdoor wear and the latest equipment in one of the many local sporting goods stores. Start your leisurely shopping day at the Welcome Center for prizes and complimentary chocolate!

If that first big shopping day wasn’t enough to get you in the holiday mood, Stowe’s A Traditional Christmas in Stowe will certainly do it. Depending on the pandemic, this event may be virtual or live. Either way, it will easily put you in a holiday frame of mind, with the Stowe Community of Lights, live music concerts, auctions, and more. Grab a cup of hot chocolate or cider and wander the snow-filled streets of downtown as they sparkle with holiday lights and decorations.

Of course, every bar, pub, restaurant, and resort in the area will be celebrating New Year’s. Stowe keeps the holiday festivities going through January with the annual Winter Rendezvous and the Stowe Winter Carnival both in January. During the Carnival, the entire town is overflowing with ice carving demonstrations and how-to-classes leading up to the Professional Ice Carving Competition and Speed Competitions. Professional ice carvers set up in front of businesses all along Main Street and Mountain Road where you can watch them do their magic, turning giant blocks of ice into amazing sculptures of everything imaginable. The weekend ends with costumed snow-golf and snow-volleyball tournaments.

In February, skiers can test their skills in one of the oldest ski races in the country. The Stowe Derby is a 20-km cross-country ski race that starts out with skiers racing down the Mount Mansfield Toll Road, along the Stowe Recreational Path and into Stowe Village for the finish. The Derby also features a Fat Bike Race, a Short Course for kids, and of course, a town-wide party afterwards!

Spring Fun Outside

Stowe begins its shift from snowy white to bright green landscape in the spring. What a great time of year to hike the mountain trails or the Stowe Recreation Path! Skiers don’t have to worry, there’s still plenty of soft snow on the ground for skiing for a little while yet, but this is the time to make the switch from skiing and ice skating to hiking, fat bike riding, and kayaking. Fat biking riding is the thing for spring. No matter what the trails look like—dry and dusty or wet and slushy—these fat-tired bikes can handle it. The weather is warming up, just get out there.

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If you’re ready to enjoy the best things to do in Vermont in the spring and just start hiking, Sunset Park is right in the middle of Stowe Village, and the view back down Main Street and the Green Mountains beyond is worth the climb. You can also try Bingham Falls, one of the more popular waterfall hikes. The area is a favorite spot for swimming, snowshoeing, ice climbing, and cross-country skiing too.

Spring Festivals and Events

Spring is the start of maple sugaring season! You can smell it on the air, and you can see the steam clouds billowing out of local sugar houses as they turn the sap into that delicious syrup. The Maple Sugar Festival, at the end of March, is a time to celebrate everything maple. Local sugar farms like Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm, Stowe Maple Products and The Trapp Family Lodge Sugarhouse will be open for tours and tastings of everything maple (including cocktails and milkshakes). Stop in at Cold Hollow Cider Mill for cider-pressing demos, then visit the vintage mill shop for everything Vermont. Don’t leave without a dozen of their famous cider donuts for snacking on in front of the fire later.

Head to Stowe Mountain Resort for the Stowe Sugar Slalom at the beginning of April. Some of the best skiing in Stowe is in the spring, when days start lasting a little longer and things begin to warm up. What began as a celebration of the start of spring, is now a full-fledged festival with slalom races, live music, BBQ, and costumes. Plus, there’s a slope side maple sugaring party!

The Stowe Farmers’ Market starts back up in May and runs every Sunday from May through October. The market offers local produce, meats, flowers, cheeses, and maple products. Pick up local craft beverages, baked goods, and prepared foods, along with local arts and crafts as you wander through the booths listening to live music and sampling local goodies. What a lovely way to spend a relaxing Sunday.

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The Stowe Recreational Path is used year-round by residents and visitors as they hike, bike, skate, cross-country ski, and snowshoe along its path. The trail starts in historic Stowe Village, meanders north along the West Branch River past meadows and forests, farms, and old churches, and a historic, possibly haunted, covered bridge. Offering amazing views along the route, the trail also has plenty of picnic areas and benches for relaxing and enjoying the view, and it winds past restaurants, shops, and lodges where you can stop in for a pint. This popular trail is great for wildlife and bird watching too. Besides cows and horses munching down in the fields, there are all sorts of creatures in the meadows, marshes, river, and forested areas along the trail, including fox, coyote, otters, rabbits, turkey, hawks, and more.

We fish year-round here in Vermont. Those northern pike keep swimming, whether the water is coated with ice or not. Ice-fishing is big here, all you need is patience. Of course, every angler is waiting for trout season to open in April! If you’re new to Stowe, hire a guide who knows the best spots for catching that trophy rainbow or brown trout or native brookie. Fly or spin fishing, lake, pond or river fishing, the fish are waiting.

Hit the Ale Trail! Take a guided brewery tour (and let someone else do the driving) or wander on your own. If you’re looking for authentic Bavarian-style beer, head to The von Trapp Brewery and the Bierhall for beer, bratwurst, and plenty of atmosphere. The Alchemist is the most popular and most famous brewery in Stowe, and a must-visit for any craft beer enthusiast. Stop in for a few samples, then stock up on what you like from their shop. Easy! There’s sitting outside in the garden too. If you only buy one beer, try their famous flagship double IPA, the Heady Topper. Start things off at Idletyme Brewing Co. with their Beer Ski Flight, or if you know what you like, order a growler. This is a great spot for the entire family, and for beer lovers and non-beer lovers both. They have a full bar and a delicious farm-to-table restaurant. They’re known for their Bavarian weizens and their award-winning American-style Double IPA, the Doubletyme, is a local favorite.

Take a tour! There’s bound to be a tour for your particular interest, from Foodie Tours, Wine Tastings and Tours, History Tours, Covered Bridges Tours, Waterfall Tours and more. The

Stowe Lantern Tour includes a bit of history along with area hauntings, lit with an authentic replica of an 18th century barn lanterns. You can also take a guided tour of select farms and rural communities practicing sustainable farming techniques.

Tired of craft brew and wine tasting tours? How about a cheese tour? Download a map from The Vermont Cheese Council of cheese makers to visit. Why not plan a visit to a local cheesemaker and support our local artisans? I’m sure you’ve heard of Cabot Creamery, and now’s the chance to learn about other award-winning Vermont cheesemakers like Jasper Hill Farm and Spring Brook Farms.

Make a visit to the Vermont Ski & Snowboarding Museum in historic downtown Stowe, winter or spring. Located in the old Town Meeting House (the oldest active building in town), the museum’s exhibits showcase the evolution of ski equipment and fashion, historic ski lifts, iconic snowboard photography, Alpine and Nordic Skiing equipment, and much more.

It’s never too cold for ice cream! What could be better than a tour of Ben & Jerry’s – especially knowing it ends with a tasting of the flavor of the day. Can’t make the tour? Pick up a few quarts of your favorite to take back to your rental to enjoy, or order ahead for easy curbside pick-up.

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There are plenty of things to do here in Stowe during your winter and spring vacations. Head out on your own, book a guided tour, or attend a local festival, it’s all good. Of course, depending on the way things are going out there, some events may be canceled, postponed, or turned into virtual celebrations. Just give our knowledgeable staff a call if you have questions on any event or need suggestions for the best taco joint or moose watching spot.

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Stowe is beautiful in the summer, but Stowe in the fall is truly amazing. During summer months the forests are lush and green, and the wildflowers are blooming everywhere. Come fall, the entire region changes color. The vibrant greens give way to those bright golds, oranges and reds that Vermont is famous for. While the entire landscape seems on fire, the air starts to crisp up, with the promise of snowy winter nights ahead. Read on below for the ultimate guide to summer and fall vacations to Stowe, Vermont!

Summer in Stowe

The warm season in Stowe lasts from around the late part of May to mid-September, and the average warm temperature year-round is a moderate 78 degrees. On those occasional days when things warm up, or you build up a sweat hiking up a steep mountain trail, you’ll be rewarded with cooler temperatures as you climb into those higher elevations.

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The Stowe summer is the time to hike through the cool alpine forests, up rocky mountain trails to amazing waterfalls and overlooks. If you love waterfalls, Moss Glen Falls is a short, popular, hike through the woods to the falls. The small pools around the 80-foot falls are perfect for a quick, refreshing dip and the falls are gorgeous. Bingham Falls Trail is another short hike to some very pretty waterfalls.

The popular Stowe Pinnacle Trail is only 3 miles round trip, and while it’s a little steep, the view of the Green Mountains from the bald peak is worth it. Sunset Rock Trail is an easy hike through the woods starting right in Stowe Village, and Wiessner Woods and Kirchner Woods are also beautiful, gentle hikes. For a more challenging hike, head to Mt. Mansfield, the highest peak in Vermont, where you’ll be rewarded with amazing views of the surrounding mountains and countryside and up into Canada.

A popular greenway, the Stowe Recreation Path, is used year-round by residents and guests as they hike, bike, in-line skate, (and in the winter months) cross-country ski and snowshoe along its path. The path starts in historic Stowe Village, meanders along the West Branch River past picnic areas and swimming spots, farms and old churches, ending at a historic, possibly haunted, covered bridge.

Cady Hills Forest is another of Stowe’s popular year-round trails, used by hikers, runners and mountain bike enthusiasts alike. These (mostly) quiet, dusty trails wind through the “maple jungle,” and there is a popular view point at Green Chair. Watch out for bikers and wildlife as you hike.

Summer Festivals and More

Start things off by attending The Best of Stowe in the end of May, when the streets of Stowe are lined with vendors of all types of arts, crafts, food and beverages, many with a twist and taste of Vermont. The B3 Fest: Bikes, Brews & Beats is a summer celebration with a long weekend of mountain biking, craft brews, and music. At the end of June, the Vermont Renaissance Faire takes over and fills the streets with its Renaissance music and dancers, arts and crafts vendors, medieval encampments, fight demos, jousting—oh, and lots of beer, wine, cider, and mead!

Enjoy Historic Stowe’s traditional, old-fashioned Fourth of July celebrations, and there are parades and events to mark Memorial Day too. There are weekly wine tastings during the summer at the Trapp Family Lodge for wine connoisseurs, and if you miss the wine tastings, just take a tour of the Von Trapp Brewery Tour or just visit the Trapp Family Lodge Shops. You’ll want to see this alpine-style lodge and hear all the history behind it. Try the Bierhall for a lager and bratwurst, knackwurst, and bauernwurst platter, or maybe just grab a Bavarian pretzel with house mustards while you enjoy the view. Don’t miss the Weekly Gazebo Concerts in Stowe Village.

Fall in Stowe

Why drive miles to look at the gorgeous Stowe fall colors and then drive home when you can stay right in the middle of it? This is the time to rent one of our alpine cottages nestled up in the hillside, where you’ll be surrounded by that colorful foliage for your entire stay. Skip the crowds, settle down with a cup of fresh cider, a maple-flavored bear claw and enjoy the scenery from the privacy of your rental’s private deck.

Any time is a good time to take the Stowe Gondola SkyRide to the top of Mt. Mansfield, the highest mountain in Vermont, but fall is prime gondola time. Enjoy the scenery on the way up, then hike or bike back down the mountain, or just take the ZipTour back down.

Ride mountain bikes, backpack or hike along rocky dirt trails through woods, meadows and mountains. There are plenty of trails open year-round and through the fall to keep your group occupied. Many trails are multi-use too, and are kept in shape for all sorts of activities including hiking, jogging, biking and skiing.

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Stowe is fast becoming the go-to spot for serious mountain bikers too. Cady Hills Forest, Sterling Forest, and Adams Camp are just a few of the bike trails free and open to the public here in Stowe. If things get too muddy for mountain bikes, just rent a fat tire bike and you can stay out on the trails no matter what.

Fall is a great time to get out on Vermont’s waterways for some prime fishing fun. You can land brook, brown, rainbow and lake trout, bass, landlocked Atlantic salmon, walleye, yellow perch and more from April through October. Fish from shore or wade in, fish from a boat or kayak, head out solo or book a guide—it’s up to you.

Stay Inside – Summer or Fall

Summer and fall are also the wettest seasons here in Vermont. But not to worry, there are plenty of Stowe activities to enjoy indoors when the weather gets too wet. Spend the occasional wet day inside and treat yourself and your group to a spa treatment. Visit one of the local spas for facials, warm oil tranquility cocoons, full body exfoliation and scrubs and mineral mud wraps. Many spas feature pools, saunas and steam rooms, and juice bars too.

No trip to Stowe would be complete without a tour of Ben & Jerry’s! Who cares what the weather is like when you’re immersing yourself in the whole Ben & Jerry experience. The best part of this 30-minute tour? The end of tour flavor-of-the-day tasting! Make sure to visit the gift shop for a few pints to take home for enjoying later. Try a little fresh maple syrup or add a fresh homemade maple cookie to your bowl.

When the weather is too wet to do your rock climbing outside, you can practice your climbing skills at the Stowe Rocks Climbing Center. They have a KidZone complete with a wall of fun where your kids can climb over airplanes, trains, and trucks. You can also challenge the kids to a few rounds of bowling at one of the area’s bowling alleys.

Hit the Ale Trail! After an afternoon of craft brews, you won’t really care what the weather’s like. Take a guided brewery tour (and let someone else do the driving) or make your own way. The Alchemist, Idletyme Brewing Co. and the von Trapp Brewery are all good starting points.

If you’re over the whole brew pub thing, what about cheese? Take your group on a self-guided tour of local area cheese makers, then buy some of their delicious, fresh made cheese to take back to your rental where you can enjoy some gooey grilled cheese sandwiches toasted over the fire pit out on the deck. And speaking of locally made food and drink, be sure to visit Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm, Stowe Maple Products or the Trapp Family Lodge for tours, demonstrations and lots of local Vermont maple products.

Head to Historic Stowe Village and shop for handmade jewelry and glass art, books and toys, handmade chocolates at Laughing Moon Chocolates, local cider at Stowe Cider and a little of everything Vermont at Stowe Mercantile or Shaw’s General Store.

Pick up a dozen or so Stowe Dough’s homemade Maple Bacon doughnuts or Apple Fritters for breakfast while you’re in town. Get freshly made apple cider and apple cider donuts from Cold Hollow Cider Mill, or handmade fudge and maple cookies from the Stowe Mercantile Kitchen as snacks for family movie night.

The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum in Stowe has exhibits showcasing the evolution of ski equipment and fashion, historic ski lifts, iconic snowboard photography, alpine and Nordic skiing equipment, and much more. It may not be ski season yet, but you can get your fill of skiing history and fun facts in this cute little museum.

Where to Dine

Dress up a bit and head out to dinner at the Bistro at Ten Acres, Solstice, The Trapp Family Lodge Dining Room, or Hen of the Wood. Take advantage of the nice weather, and dine al fresco at Harrison’s Restaurant, Idletyme Brewing Co. or The Bench. If you’ve got BBQ lovers in your group, a visit to Black Diamond BBQ or the Sunset Grille and Tap Room should be on your itinerary. Wherever you end up, you can dine in or out. Or order ahead, pick up your meal and head back to your rental to enjoy dining out on your private deck or patio with the Green Mountains as a back drop.

Before you start your long day of outdoor fun, what could be better than to start with pancakes, French toast and fresh squeezed orange juice at the Butler’s Pantry? Or take advantage of our guest services like catering, prepared meal services and pre-arrival grocery delivery and whip up something delicious in your rental’s fully equipped kitchen.

All the Amenities You Want

Our Stowe vacation homes, townhomes, and condos will have all the luxury amenities you expect, including fireplaces ready for toasting s’mores, warm wood floors and open floor plans perfect for gathering friends and family together, and fully equipped kitchens complete with everything you’ll need to fix that first cup of coffee in the morning and that last cup of hot cider in the evening. If you decide to book your stay in one of our condos, you’ll be able to enjoy all the extras that are part of the condo community as well!

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Our rentals feature indoor fireplaces, and many also feature outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, and grills. We have vacation homes with garages, air conditioning for those occasional hot summer days, game rooms, washer/dryers, and hot tubs.

Free Wi-Fi in our vacation rentals will keep you in touch with everyone in the outside world (if you need to) while the kids catch up on their favorite shows. It’s easy to browse through our listings to find the rental with the extra amenities you want. We also have smoke-free rentals and pet-friendly vacation rentals so you won’t have to leave your furry best friend behind.

It’s Your Choice

No matter whether you’re bringing your entire extended family to Stowe for that long-awaited family reunion, or just your significant other for a romantic getaway you’ve been putting off, we have the perfect size vacation rental for your stay, with everything from cozy cottages and condos to larger vacation homes with many bedrooms that can actually handle up to 25 guests at a time.

Choose from mountain or lake views, mountain lodges or alpine-style cottages, modern condos, and much more. We offer secluded rentals that are located away from the crowds but still close to historic Stowe Village and all the fun. Choose to be close to the things you love to do, with the view you want, and the amenities you’ve come to expect. It’s all here in Stowe. Let us help you find the perfect rental for your Stowe summer and fall vacation. Give us a call today!

If you are looking for an exciting destination for your Easter getaway, make sure you take a look at Stowe! This beautiful town in Vermont is the perfect place to spend a relaxing weekend away. The end of winter and early spring is often a slower time in Stowe, allowing you to enjoy all the various activities found in the area. Here are some great ways to spend Easter 2020 in Stowe this year:

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Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt at Spruce Peak

One of the premier resorts in town that gives you access to the ski trails is Spruce Peak. Each year, Spruce Peak offers an incredible Easter Brunch inside Solstice Restaurant, their onsite dining option. This special brunch event is only available on Easter morning and includes all your brunch favorites such as quiche, pancakes, eggs, omelets, carved ham, and more. Adults will be able to order up their favorite adult beverages like a mimosa and a Bloody Mary or two. Easter brunch is available for $32 per adult and $16 for children age 12 and under. That same morning, children can participate in the annual egg hunt that takes place at Spruce Peak’s Village Green. They will have a great time hunting for colorful eggs!

Easter Service with Stowe Community Church

If your family goes to church for the Easter holiday, you are in luck, as local Stowe Community Church puts on a service every year. This non-denominational church is the perfect place for all faiths to come together and celebrate the Easter holiday. What makes this service so special compared to others in town is that it takes place on top of Mt. Mansfield; you read that right, your service will be on a mountaintop! Complimentary gondola rides will take you to the top for free starting at 4:30 AM. This is a great way to see the top of Mt. Mansfield as well as celebrate your faith.

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Enjoy the Area

Of course, Stowe offers plenty of great activities to enjoy at the beginning of the spring season. Ski season is almost over, but you can still enjoy a few more days on the mountain when you visit for Easter! The official end of the 2020 season is April 19th, giving fans of winter sports one final week to show off their skills on the mountain. If you’re an avid skier, you can even put the purchase of a single-day lift ticket toward a 2020/21 season pass at Stowe Mountain Resort. After all, we’re sure you’ll want to come back for more next winter!

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You can enjoy all this and much more when you spend your Easter holiday in Stowe. Reserve one of our vacation rentals today for an unmatched holiday experience in Vermont!

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