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About Stowe

It may be small - 4300 inhabitants - but Stowe has a high profile, not only for nestling in the shadow of Mt Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak, but also for being one of the East coast’s classiest mountain resorts. It’s a year-round resort, too, with summer hiking and the fabulous fiery forest colours of the fall. Whatever time of year you fancy visiting, our guide to the best places to stay in Stowe will help ensure you get the best out of this charming town.

Come in winter and enjoy more than 200 miles of cross-country ski trails - groomed and backcountry trails - as well as downhill ski and snowboarding runs. Stowe also offers sleigh rides, dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and ice-skating. Ice-climbing, too, if you’re an adrenaline junkie.

In summer, there’s world-class rock-climbing - particularly on Smuggler’s Notch, a narrow, rock-walled pass through the Green Mountains - plus mountain-biking, go-karting and zip-lining.

The autumn is glorious for hiking through forested slopes that look as though they’re on fire.

You'll also be glad to hear that Vermont has a flush of award-winning restaurants from eclectic bistros to Italian trattorias and micro-brew pubs.

What Not To Miss

  • Hike up the Moss Glen Falls and go for a refreshing dip in the natural pool if you are there on a sunny day.
  • Prefer something less exhausting? Visit the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum to giggle over the ski equipment and fashion over the last 100 years.
  • Stowe has no shortage of galleries and fine craft shops plus, just 10 miles away - and children will love this - there is Ben & Jerry’s legendary ice cream factory. Take a tour, watch a moo-vie and taste the latest flavour.

So, decide which time of year you would like to visit and then use our choice of the best places to stay in Stowe to plan your trip.

For escaping

  • Well-served with activities - indoor and outdoor tennis courts, spa, pool, fitness centre, plus fishing, skiing, cycling and horse-riding - The Topnotch Resort & Spa is well-named. The 120 rooms are crisp and modern with terrific mountain views while Flannels Restaurant offers tasty and often organic dishes.
  • With just nine rooms, Stone Hill Inn sits in 10 wooded acres, so it guarantees peace. Rooms have private entrances from the garden, two-person baths and elegant furnishings - and it is adults-only.

For families

  • With several family suites plus a pool, spa, fitness suite and a central city location - yet with plenty of outdoor activities easily arranged - The Green Mountain Inn makes a good choice for keeping everyone happy.
  • The vast Stowe Mountain Lodge offers self-catering suites amongst its 312 rooms. Surrounded by spectacular mountain views and with a host of activities on tap - mountain- biking, trekking, horse-riding, kayaking - there’s plenty to exhaust parents and children. With a spa to recover in, too.

For An Apartment Or Cabin

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Travel Information

  • Stowe is nicest weather-wise in the summer months, with the average daily temperature rising to 20°C in July. Autumn is also a great choice if you want to spend your days hiking!
  • If however you're here to ski then you'll want to come in the winter months. The ski season runs from the end of November to the beginning of April.
  • Visitors can fly into Burlington International Airport. Surprisingly enough (given its name), it's only served by domestic destinations, so if you're coming from abroad you'll need to transfer.
  • From the airport, it's easiest to take a cab or hire a car and drive yourself to Stowe.
  • For car hire prices, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.

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Best Hotels in Stowe

  • Green Mountain Inn Stowe 104 rooms from £105

    Fishing  -  Catamount Fishing Adventures, Green Mountain Troutfitters and The Fly Rod Shop all offer excellent fishing trips.
    Kayaking  -  Umiak Outfitters provides rentals, guided tours and seasonal programs for all ages and abilities.
    Spa  -  On-site spa and wellness centre.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor heated pool- seasonal.

    Nestled in the center of historic Stowe is this unique and charming hotel. Decor features original Vermont hand-crafted furnishings, opulent four poster bed hangings, deep rich colours and roaring fires. On-site spa completes this truly luxurious experience. See More

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  • Field Guide Stowe 30 rooms from £119

    Active Holiday  -  These mountains are jam packed with activities from skiing to rock climbing, fishing, hiking, biking and hot air ballooning
    Local markets  -  Head down to The Alchemist, brewers of Vermont's famous IPA, to sample some wears and pick up a few cases
    Fishing  -  Anglers be warned- there is a fish for every season here from fall foliage charters to ice fishing
    Birdwatching  -  The forests are filled with a diverse range of birds, take a guided tour with a local expert
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A wonderfully fresh and inviting Stowe hotel. Vibrant and eclectic interiors reign supreme, from the raw wood walls and white sheepskins of the lounge to the rustic-cut wood headboards and brilliant bird wallpaper of the bedrooms. With a seasonal pool and excellent food to boot! See More

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  • Topnotch Resort and Spa Stowe (4000 Mountain Road) 105 rooms from £156

    Bicycles available
    Fishing  -  Fly fishing in the summer is a popular past time.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    This luxury resort rests in 120 acres near the slopes. Contemporary, large rooms with mountain views and all the mod-cons. Flannel Restaurant offers organic, fresh dishes. From tennis courts, fitness centre and the great outdoors there is much to do. Or relax by the pool or treat yourself at the spa See More

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  • Stowe Mountain Lodge Stowe (Vermont) 312 rooms from 262

    Fishing  -  Green Mountain Troutfitters
    Kayaking  -  Green River Canoe & Kayak
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.

    A large, secluded mountain lodge offering cosy luxury bedrooms and self catered suites. Large stone fire places and rustic interiors give a homely and welcoming feel. Breathtaking mountian views and a laid back restaurant to suit everyone's tastes. Experience the great outdoors all year round. See More

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  • Stone Hill Inn Stowe 9 rooms from £245

    Restrictions on children  -  Children cannot be accomodated at this hotel.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Full of character

    An elegant Inn, minutes from Stowe and surrounded by ten acres of maple, birch and pine forest. The plush rooms are designed for lovers, with huge fourposter beds, private garden entrances, two person tubs and fireplaces in each en suite. Intimate and charming. See More

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