If you happen to find yourself in Stowe, VT during the month of October, consider yourself to be one of the luckiest people in the northeastern United States. Vermont is undoubtedly one of the most visited destinations to witness the magnificent color changing in the tree canopy. Moreover, October is the month in which to join Halloween fun and festivities in this popular mountain village. When you reserve your Stowe area vacation rental through Stowe Country Homes, every guest will have all that they need to celebrate the holiday in style!
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Halloween Vermont Rental Property
Our guests have a wide variety of Vermont rental property options, from cozy one and two-bedroom condos, beautiful cottages to full-size family homes. Whatever option you select, rest assured that the amenities and details in each of our Halloween rentals will exceed your expectations. All of our properties come equipped with modern kitchens (with coffee makers for that all-important first cup of caffeine in the morning!) and laundry/dryer units, and many of our rentals also offer other conveniences like gas fireplaces, grills out on private decks, and covered parking.
Our mountain cabins offer even more, with stone fireplaces, gourmet kitchens, and private terraces with hot tubs. You’re going to love that hot tub! It will work wonders on those sore muscles you got from all that hiking, and you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the colorful fall foliage of your mountain view. When the time comes to stream your favorite shows and cuddle up on the couch, many of our rentals offer complimentary Wi-Fi and smart TVs, so stream to your heart’s content.
No matter which Halloween vacation rental you’ve selected, you can take advantage of our additional guest concierge services, including housekeeping, prepared meals and catering, and pre-arrival groceries. Your kids are still going to want Halloween candy, and you’ll need groceries for those family meals you’ll be making in your vacation rental home, so make things easy on yourself and take advantage of the pre-arrival grocery service and have bags of candy, coffee and other necessities delivered and waiting at your Vermont rental property when you arrive.
Halloween in the northeastern United States provides the ideal image of the season with fall colors in the trees and ground, carved pumpkins sitting on quaint, rustic porches, the scent of cider in the air, and of course, plenty of kids running around in full costume. If you are looking for fun things to do aside from collecting candy, visit the Percy Farm Corn Maze; this farm is perfect for all ages with its trails, pumpkin patch, and of course, mazes! Additionally, the region around Stowe has many other attractions at places such as the Dead North Farmland of Terror in nearby Danville, Burtt’s Apple Orchard in Cabot, the Parker Family Pumpkin Patch in Williston, and the Emmons Island Haunted Trail in Grand Isle, just to name a few.
One of the most haunted locations in Vermont is Gold Brook Covered Bridge right here in Stowe. This historic wooden structure with its wooden trusses and gabled roof is also known as Emily’s Bridge, named after the ghostly girl who haunts this picturesque place. Naturally, there are several stories as to why Emily is still around. Some say she was trampled by runaway horses and thrown to her death on the rocky shore below. Another version of the horse story is that she was riding a large white stallion on the way to her wedding. When the horse began to buck after it became frightened by the rushing waters below, she was thrown from the horse onto the rocks below and killed. Still other stories say that when her fiancé didn’t show up for their elopement, she hanged herself from one of the wooden trusses, and that several weeks later he did the same. Whichever story you believe, this lovely, historic covered bridge is worth the trip. But take care if you do go, as some visitors to Emily’s Bridge come back with scratches on their car and on themselves—especially men!
Of course, there are plenty of haunted tales about local cemeteries too. In nearby Green Mount Cemetery, look for the large, ornate grave marked by a life-sized copper statue of a sitting woman with her eyes closed and her head tilted to the heavens. That woman is called Black Agnes, and the grave she’s marking is not her own, but that of a local man. Again, there are several different stories as to why this particular grave ornament is haunted, but the stories all end with legend saying that those who sit on the statue’s lap will be cursed and die. If you love cemeteries and history, the cemetery is about 15 miles from Stowe and worth the visit, no matter the time of year.
Since this is Halloween, there are a lot of operators which provide haunted house tours for daring tourists. One of the most popular tours is definitely Stowe Lantern Tours, in which guests carry their own lit lantern in search of ghosts. Additionally, many visitors will see that almost every inn located in this small town is haunted. Nevertheless, no matter which tour group you select, everyone can enjoy the fun, especially when you reserve a home or condo with Stowe Country Homes!
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