Every mother may be different, but every Mother’s Day should be the same. It’s the day to celebrate your mom by giving her a day filled with things she loves. Your mom is especially lucky this Mother’s Day, because you’ve brought her to Stowe! Surrounded by picturesque alpine forests and mountains, it’s a great start to a perfect day for your special mom. Enjoy these thoughtful Mother’s Day ideas by Stowe Country Homes!

Spa Day!

Show mom how much you love her by treating her to a relaxing spa day. A deep tissue or hot stone massage at Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa or Stowe Village Massage will ease her stress. You can also book a session with the Vermont Salt Cave Spa & Halotherapy Center or the Purple Sage Salon & Spa. Their salt caves are a fun, alternative way to relax.

If she’s a stay-at-home kind of mom, give her a spa treatment right in your spacious Stowe rental. Start her off with a DIY facial: a double cleanse, exfoliation, then a face mask. Finish with steam from a large bowl of orange slices in steamy hot water followed by her favorite moisturizer. Hand her a pretty gift basket filled with everything she’ll need for the next step: lavender bath bombs or soothing bath salts, an aromatic candle, a new loofah, a soft sleep mask (for her after bath nap), a novel to read, and it’s into a relaxing bubble bath. Add aloe-infused spa socks and a soft robe for more points. Start her favorite music streaming and get her favorite snacks and beverages stocked up by the tub, and she’ll be set ‘til nap time. Make the basket a head of time or stop by The Country Store on Main or the Body Lounge for everything you’ll need.

Shop ‘til She Drops

Walk on down to Historic Stowe, where the two of you can have fun in the Little River HotGlass Studio and Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio watching amazing glass works as they’re made and get a lesson while you’re there. Stowe Craft Gallery has one-of-a-kind, handcrafted art, jewelry and more, while The Country Store on Main and Stowe Mercantile have a bit of everything. Spend the afternoon browsing in Bear Pond Books and end the day with a stop in Stowe Maple Products for everything maple. Maple fudge, yum!

Not ready for in-person shopping? No problem. Set mom up on a virtual shopping spree. Give her a gift card and get her settled in bed or on the couch with her laptop. With her favorite snacks nearby, she can shop the day away in comfort and safety.

Breakfast in Bed, Brunch and More

You can’t go wrong with breakfast in bed to start mom’s special day off right. Step into your rental’s fully equipped kitchen to whip up her favorite blueberry pancakes with pure maple syrup and Vermont maple bacon you picked up in town. If you’re not much of a cook, order breakfast online from the Stowe Bee Bakery and Café. Any mom would love their fresh made crepes, blintzes, and mini truffle cakes. Be sure to grab a few extra strawberry or maple cream tarts for later! You can also call the Green Goddess Café for breakfast sandwiches, yummy Cinnamon Raisin French Toast and more.

After a short hike, take mom out for brunch. Trattoria La Festa has been a local favorite since 1986. This old cozy farmhouse is the perfect setting for seasonal Italian cuisine and has amazing desserts. Reserve a spot at Harrisons in Historic Stowe, where you can start mom off with a Vermont Cheese Plate, then Pan Seared Scallops and Gnocchi or a fresh Bouillabaisse.

Need something sweet for mom’s sweet tooth while she’s lounging in the tub or shopping online? Laughing Moon Chocolates has plenty of handmade specialties like Sea Salted Caramels, the ever-popular Turtle, or chocolate Covered Oreos. Can’t decide what your mom (or you) would like? Order a couple samplers, because one isn’t going to be enough!

Do the Things She Loves

If your mom is the outdoor type, you’re set. There are tons of great trails around Stowe. The Stowe Recreation Path is an easy, scenic hike past lakes, picturesque covered bridges, meadows and forest, with restaurants and shops along the way. Take a short, leisurely hike to Sunset Rock for a great view of Mt. Mansfield or hit the Moss Glen Falls Trail.

Celebrate everything your mom does for you by giving her a day filled with things she loves. Hiking, shopping, a spa day, whatever. She’ll love every minute of it since she’s got you with her. Let us give you a hand making your Mother’s Day special with the perfect Stowe vacation rental. Give us a call to learn about our Guest Services like Pre-Arrival Groceries and Housekeeping Services too!