While others may lament the onset of, what has for us, always proven to be a wonderful winter season, we, of course, are looking forward to the next change in scenery and activities! Winter in Vermont is celebrated by locals and those fortunate to travel here for all the reasons you might think and may not. And while we are known as the skiing/riding capital of the east, you may be surprised to know that more than half of our guests come here in the winter for something other than this signature activity of alpine skiing/snowboarding in Stowe.
Many of our guests love and seek us out for the scenic beauty of our winter wonderland. Certainly a scene on par with those of Vermont’s fall foliage or summer hiking scenes from the top of Mt. Mansfield. Many of our guests have told to us that there is just something so calming and peaceful with watching a snowfall from the warmth of our living room next to the wood stove, a good book in one hand and perhaps a glass of hearty Cabernet in the other. Or, other outdoor activities that may not get quite the same marketing exposure as alpine skiing/riding but no less enjoyable such as; snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, cross-country skiing or perhaps catching a sleigh ride through the valley floor of Mt. Mansfield.
Ski Magazine recently listed Stowe and Stowe Mountain Resort as the #2 ranked ski destination. Of course we think we are #1 (leaving that for another discussion) but what the writer of the Ski Magazine noted as a significant reason for our high ranking beyond just the incredible skiing and riding is our unique and truly special collection of restaurants both on and off the mountain. We are so lucky to have so many high quality, mostly family owned/operated restaurants, in Stowe. Only challenge you should have, confirming which restaurant/pub to try out this trip!
Check out our winter specials that yes, include several ski/ride and stay deals but also lots of other unique discount packages that will get you reaching for your calendar to confirm when you can get up here. Another season is upon us, don’t get caught being too busy to take some time for yourself and get out here and enjoy our little corner of paradise.
See you outside!
George and Mary Anne