Vermont is a state that proudly showcases all four seasons every year in a burst of color, whether it is the shimmering green foliage that rolls along the mountains in the spring or the spectacular yellow, red, orange, purple and brown hues of autumn in the trees, it is undoubtedly one of America’s most picturesque states. In fact, leaf peepers drive hundreds of miles in the fall just to wander the woods and watch them change. Thanksgiving is a great time to visit the beautiful town of Stowe, Vermont; read on to see why so many book a vacation rental in Stowe with Stowe Country Homes for this holiday!
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Thanksgiving Dinner at Your Rental at Stowe
In the United States, many Americans choose to spend their Thanksgiving holiday at home with friends and family, yet nobody says you have to spend it at your own house! At Stowe Country Homes, our guests will find everything they need to create unforgettable memories on Thanksgiving Day in their rental at Stowe, just as they would at their own home.
From the fully-equipped kitchens loaded with everything you’ll need to prepare the evening’s feast to the large screen televisions to watch football, the only difference between one of our comfortable properties and your own place is that the mountains sit outside your doorstep here in Stowe.
Make things easy on yourself, and take advantage of our additional guest concierge services, including housekeeping, prepared meals and catering, and pre-arrival groceries, especially if you’ll be cooking your family that traditional meal. Save time and energy and take advantage of the pre-arrival grocery service to have the turkey, veggies and stuffing ingredients, coffee and other necessities delivered and waiting at your rental when you arrive. Don’t forget the pumpkin pie!
Of course, you can make your own pie and other delicious desserts, but you can also reserve one ahead of time at one of our great local bakeries. Try Poorhouse Pies or Piecemeal Pies. The Stowe Bee Bakery & Café has morning pastries, lunch items, cakes, cookies, and cupcakes too. In fact, you can reserve the entire Thanksgiving dinner ahead of time from a local restaurant or market. Pick it up, warm it up and serve it up at your leisure. Your family can enjoy all their favorites while enjoying the game and the view of the colorful fall foliage that’s right outside.
Oftentimes, the main feast and family reunions take place in the evening, so that leaves the rest of the day to enjoy other activities during the day. And though football on TV is a mainstay for many families on Turkey Day, there is nothing like getting friends and family together to play a game of football in one of the many green, open fields around Stowe.
Work up an appetite and get your exercise in ahead of time with a brisk hike. Want to stay close to your rental? Head to the Stowe Recreational Path. This paved greenway is perfect whether you’re walking, running, rollerblading or biking. If there’s an early snow, get out those snowshoes or skis! This easy to hike trail meanders along the bank of the West Branch Little River, through a picturesque covered bridge, meadows, and woods, and past farms and churches, with plenty of restaurants and shops along the way.
Take a short hike to Moss Glenn Falls past beaver dams and alongside the river to the lovely falls. You can also take the gondola ride up to the top of the highest mountain in Vermont, Mt. Mansfield, for an amazing view. Hike back down, enjoying the scenery as you go.
Additionally, on the weekend, don’t forget to go shopping on Small Business Saturday in support of local purveyors and vendors. The downtown area is filled with small shops selling chocolates, unique gifts, antiques and one-of-a-kind Vermont goods. The shop at Stowe Maple Products is the perfect place to pick up some goodies like maple sugar candy made with local maple syrup. The Maple Sugar Tour at the von Trapp Family Lodge’s sugarhouse is a great opportunity for a tour of this gorgeous property and to learn about the making of maple syrup. It’s a step back in time, since they still collect the sap the “old-fashioned” way using buckets and a sled drawn by draft horses. You can always pick up plenty of Stowe souvenirs at Shaw’s General Store or Stowe Mercantile.
Vermont is well-known for the plethora of wine shops, breweries, distilleries and cider-making facilities. In fact, visitors will find at least three of these beverages at any given time in almost every restaurant and pub in the Green Mountain State. If you enjoy different alcoholic beverages, the Stowe Craft Beverage Trail is one of the most recommended self-guided tours to take while visiting. On the trail, visitors will see how these potent potables are made at places such as Boyden Valley & Spirits, Stowe Cider, Stowe Public House & Bottle Shop, Idletyme Brewing Company, Stowe Winery and the famed Von Trapp Brewing. At every stop along the way, guests will not only taste extraordinary beers, wine, cider and spirits, but they will also learn about how they are made with an added dose of colorful history.
Stowe is beautiful year-round, but a Thanksgiving journey to Vermont is sure to be remembered by you and your family for years to come. Contact us today to book your Thanksgiving vacation rental in Stowe and be thankful for a great vacation this year!