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Home to the highest peak in Vermont, Stowe offers some of the best skiing—and most stunning fall foliage—in the East. Here, you’ll find two Inspirato homes, both located within The Lodge at Spruce Peak. Bring up to 12 guests to Sterling, a top-floor, two-story home with a private balcony, cozy fireplace, and an open living room with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Or opt for three-bedroom Ridgeview, with its inviting living room, balcony, and stone-framed fireplace. Both are just steps from chairlifts and offer access to a heated outdoor swimming pool, 21,000-square-foot spa, on-site performing arts center, and more.
Nestled in the heart of a fertile Vermont valley, Stowe rests between Mt. Mansfield State Forest and CC Putnam State Forest. In this idyllic location you'll find the red, white and blue of America's treasured landscapes and small town traditions: general stores, Colonial architecture, holiday celebrations, boutique shops, bed and breakfasts and more. With shades of a Norman Rockwell sketch and snow globe features, the quaint town beckons travelers to view fall foliage or race down its slopes. Stowe also hosts arts and crafts shows, balloon festivals and a weekend long British Invasion event celebrating British automobiles and culture.
The Trapp Family Lodge's Austrian inspired architecture and more than 2,500 acres frame the mountain views. This is where endless trails wind their way through the thick Vermont forests, offering a range of terrain.
What's a quaint village without a romantic carriage ride? Stowe has a reputation to live up to and Gentle Giants Sleigh Rides offers carriage rides year-round, pulled by beautiful Percheron and Belgian draft horses.
You'll never be closer to the center of the ice cream universe so it's best to take advantage of a Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory tour. Chunky Monkey, Cherry Garcia or Caramel Coffee Buzz? Yum.
The Stowe Country Club features beautiful fairways and manicured greens for the ultimate golf enthusiast's delight. With panoramic views of the Green Mountains, summer days on the course will more than satisfy every golfer.
Very few places on Earth allow for maple sugaring. The wealth of sugar maple trees near Stowe feeds this burgeoning industry. What's even better is the opportunity to participate in the collection of maple sugar sap. Pancakes, anyone?
Located on Mountain Road, the West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park is a contemporary art and sculpture space that features rotating exhibits by thoughtfully selected emerging and mid-career artists.
We're dedicated to making your vacation as hassle free as possible, regardless of the time of year. To that end, you'll have the services of a ski valet in the winter and a golf concierge whenever you feel like teeing off.
The Spa at The Lodge at Spruce Peak is a 21,000-square-foot, world-class facility featuring distinctive services themed around the changing seasons of Vermont. There's a full-service fitness center, outdoor pool, 19 treatment rooms and a full-service salon.
Don't settle for just any place to grab a cold one. Visit two of the best pubs in Stowe—Von Trapp and the Alchemist Brewery. These beer lists are filled with some of the best brews in the area. Check out the famous Heady Topper beer at the Alchemist, a crowd favorite.
If you don't have your own vehicle, the Green Mountain Transit Agency has regular buses running daily around the Stowe and Lamoille Valley area. Your Destination Concierge can provide you with a schedule and list of stops.
For a short, scenic hike or trail run, take Route 100 three miles north of Stowe Village. Bear right onto Randolph Road; take a right at Moss Glen Falls Road and then another right turn (.3 miles) into a small parking area. Follow the brook upstream.
Like many mountain-area climates, Stowe's temperatures are warmer during the day and significantly cooler at night. Summer temperatures hover in the 70s and 80s, with mild humidity; the outdoor climate is pleasant and beautiful. In the winter, the weather is cold and snowy, and below-freezing temperatures are common. However, like most Northeastern mountain destinations, plan for anything; the weather can be unpredictable.