Things to do in Stowe, Vermont

Stowe, VT Isn’t Just for Skiers

Stowe, Vermont is a beautiful and quintessential New England town located in the heart of the Green Mountains. It shares part of its name with the nearby famous ski area known as Stowe Mountain Resort.

As a result, many think of them as one and the same, associating the town only with the ski resort. While we think this is a great destination for those who want world-class skiing and riding, Stowe, VT isn’t just for skiers!

This beautiful village that we call home has so many wonderful aspects that make it a perfect destination for a vacation, whether you are a fan of sliding down snow or not!

A Perfect New England Town

Close your eyes and conjure up a picture of a classic New England town and chances are it’s going to look a lot like Stowe.

Stowe village has pretty streets, local shops, a covered footbridge, and in the winter months, it is usually blanketed in snow.

Many come here to get a dose of snowy winter landscapes and a small-town feel, and Stowe always delivers! You can spend a few days exploring the village, meandering through our independent bookstore, trying out local food and coffee, and truly feel like you have gotten away from it all!

A Variety of Outdoor Activities

If you’re not a skier or a snowboarder but still like to get outside all year long, Stowe offers many other opportunities for outdoor fun.

We recently wrote a blog that included activities off the mountain that are fun as well as family friendly! Listed below are a few of our favorites, but be sure to check out the full blog for all the details:

Sleigh-rides – Experience the surrounding woods, streams, and bridges in a totally unique way – being pulled by beautiful horses in an open sleigh!

Snowshoeing and Fat Biking – One sport has been around forever, the other is fairly new, but they are both fun and unique ways to enjoy the outdoors in winter. Fat-biking takes some mountain bike experience, but snowshoeing is a great sport for both newbies and experts!

The Art Scene

Stowe, VT has a vibrant art scene which includes many galleries and shops that feature local as well as international artists.

Serious art buyers, as well as casual browsers, are able to find something new and interesting and maybe even take something home. Learn more about the galleries and artisan shops in our area, as well as some unique outdoor art installations throughout our town here!

Kid-friendly and Adult-friendly

Stowe is a very family friendly destination, and as a family-run business, we love that our hotel and boutique bowling alley offer options that keep everyone happy! As parents, we’ve shared many tips for families that will help make a stay with children enjoyable for everyone.

Stowe also has options for those traveling without kids, for a couple’s getaway, or a girlfriends weekend.

Craft breweries are on the rise just about anywhere and Stowe is keeping up with the times. There are several Vermont craft breweries within the town, or just a short drive away where you can spend time tasting and comparing the work of local brewers and restaurateurs.

Stowe is also home to fine dining and farm-to-table restaurants that are perfect for celebrating a special occasion. Two of our favorite spots to relax over a great meal are Harrison’s Restaurant and The Bistro at Ten Acres.

For a bit of rejuvenation, there are several spas in the area that offer luxury services to make you feel like new. We recommend Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa and the spa at The Lodge at Spruce Peak.

Stowe, VT has tons to offer and we’d love for you to visit and see of yourself. Give us a call and our friendly, local staff can give you recommendations! We currently have several packages and specials available, check them all out here!