Home to world-class skiing, a charming downtown, historic covered bridges, and all the cider donuts you can possibly eat – it’s no wonder that Stowe, Vermont is on top of the list for many traveling in New England!
Stowe might be small, but it has a lot to offer to its visitors – year-round. Mount Mansfield, Smugglers’ Notch State Park, and Trapp Family Lodge are just a few of the main attractions in the area.
Stowe also experiences some of the best fall foliage in New England attracting photography enthusiasts in September & October for fall color chasing.
No matter what brings you to this outdoorsy town, here are 12 outstanding places to stay in Stowe VT!
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Best Places To Stay In Stowe VT:
1. Green Mountain Inn
The Green Mountain Inn is a welcoming and friendly hotel in a prime location on Main Street close to all the most popular attractions in Stowe.
This hotel offers beautiful and comfortable rooms with Vermont hand-crafted furnishings. All rooms feature cable TV, and free Wi-Fi is provided.
The Green Mountain Inn has a year-round heated outdoor pool for guests to use, plus a fully equipped gym. Access to the best ski runs is easy, and the Stowe Golf Park is a short drive from the hotel.
Fishing, Kayaking, and other leisure activities can be enjoyed nearby. A visit to the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory is also a must when staying in Stowe!
The hotel’s bar and grill serve a variety of beverages and meals, including local craft beers. For a touch of New England’s ambiance try the highly recommended Afternoon Tea services.
2. Tälta Lodge Bluebird
Tälta Lodge Bluebird is a beautifully presented hotel located in Stowe and within convenient reach of local restaurants, bars, and shops. Rooms feature free Wi-Fi, are elegantly furnished and come with a private bathroom, flat screen TV, and air conditioning.
We recommend you book one of the rooms with a terrace so you can enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains and surrounding area. The hotel features a concierge service, an indoor pool, a sauna, and free private parking. A relaxing and friendly bar serves a wide variety of drinks.
Gondola Skyride, a popular local attraction that takes you to the peak of Mount Mansfield is just a few miles from the Lodge. Or you can head on a hike to Bingham Falls where you can explore waterfalls and go for a refreshing swim in a beautiful natural setting.
3. Field Guide Lodge
The wonderful Field Guide Lodge consistently gains 5-star reviews from previous satisfied guests. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, including access to Apple TV, and furnished to a high standard. There is concierge service at the hotel, and guests can also purchase ski passes here for use at Mt. Mansfield Ski Club, which is a short drive from the hotel.
A seasonal swimming pool is available for guests to use at the Field Guide Lodge. The pleasant and relaxed Guest Lounge includes a bar serving a full range of drinks and a choice of vintage games for your enjoyment.
Free Wi-Fi is available in all the rooms and there is parking on-site. All the popular Stowe attractions are within easy reach including local bars, cafes, and restaurants.
4. The Lodge at Spruce Peak, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
The Lodge at Spruce Peak is one of the best hotels in Stowe that sits close to the beautiful Mt Mansfield State Forest, a must-see attraction for nature lovers. If you’re looking for a relaxing day golfing outdoors, head to the 18-hole golf course situated within the hotel grounds.
There is ski-in ski-out access to the nearby slopes and a gondola connection to Spruce Peak. Well-appointed rooms and luxury suites feature excellent amenities and are furnished to a high standard. The rooms include a marble bathroom and, in the suites, floor-to-ceiling windows for stunning views.
With a choice of two highly rated restaurants, a full-service spa, and a fascinating swim tunnel that leads from within the hotel to the outdoor pool, the Lodge at Spruce Peak is a luxury hotel that is especially popular with couples looking for a romantic break in Stowe, Vermont.
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5. Trapp Family Lodge
The story of the Von Trapp family is quite remarkable! This family left their home in Austria right before WWII and eventually settled in Stowe, Vermont.
Their life as singers is what inspired the classic ‘The Sound of Music’ movie and soon after they became local legends. Their farm over the years has grown into one of the top places to stay in Stowe welcoming outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world!
The Trapp Family Lodge is a beautiful hotel from which to enjoy the delights of Vermont. The 2,500-acre grounds are a wonder with buildings resembling those in Austria and rooms decorated in European style.
Rooms have free Wi-Fi and are comfortably and uniquely designed. There are two swimming pools and a hot tub that are wonderful for relaxing and winding down after a full day of hiking, cycling, and hitting the slopes.
We especially enjoyed grabbing food and drinks at the Von Trapp Brewery & Bierhall. The Trapp Family Lodge has a brewery on the property known for producing an American version of European-style lagers.
To learn more about the Stowe breweries, you can take a guided brewery tour that will take you to 5 local breweries. During this tour, you’ll get to try the best beer, cider, and spirits made in Vermont. Book the tour here!
6. Grey Fox Inn
Just a mile from the Stowe Golf Park is the Grey Fox Inn, a wonderful budget-friendly hotel that is highly rated by previous guests. Some rooms offer excellent mountain views, many feature a fireplace, and all come with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and coffee & tea supplies.
The Grey Fox Inn is ideally placed for easy access to the ski slopes. The nearby Stowe Recreation Path is an enjoyable place that is popular with walkers, joggers, and cyclists for taking in the magnificent Stowe scenery.
This is a popular hotel with couples who appreciate the relaxed ambiance and warm welcome. The hotel offers two swimming pools, a sauna and is close to good restaurants, cafes, & bars. Free parking is available on site.
7. Northern Lights Lodge
Northern Lights Lodge is a comfortable hotel just three miles from the ski lifts. This lodge features indoor and outdoor pools, a hot tub, and a sauna facility. With a convenient location and easy access to all the local attractions, this lodge is a perfect choice for a skiing vacation in Stowe or a summer getaway in this gorgeous town.
All rooms have a private bathroom, Wi-Fi, and cable TV. The rooms are furnished in a modern yet elegant style, and some feature kitchen facilities. The hotel serves a free hot American breakfast every morning, which is highly recommended by previous guests!
The fun game room is an excellent addition to this friendly hotel. The outdoor pool offers a chance to relax and wind down after a busy day of outdoor adventures.
8. Fairfield by Marriot Waterbury Stowe
The well-appointed Fairfield by Marriot at Waterbury is a modern hotel just a short drive south of Stowe. This hotel offers comfortable rooms with Wi-Fi, beautiful furniture, and a serene garden.
The Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory – one of the area’s most popular attractions – is just steps away from the property. Ski passes can be purchased at the hotel for those who want to hit the slopes.
The hotel offers bike rentals for exploring the region, a fitness center with a swimming pool, and a comfortable lounge with a snack bar serving food & drinks.
The outdoor terrace is a great place to hang out and relax with a cocktail in hand. This hotel is highly recommended by couples for a romantic break!
9. Topnotch Resort
The Topnotch Resort offers extensive spa & leisure services in a perfect location near the center of Stowe. Surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountains and nestled on 120 acres of lush forest, this hotel provides easy access to some of the best skiing and hiking trails in Vermont. Hotel guests can enjoy activities such as horseback riding, cycling, and hiking on the nearby trails.
Rooms are well designed and come complete with free Wi-Fi and excellent amenities. The Spa within the resort offers a choice of massages and facials. Guests also have access to tennis courts and a selection of outdoor & indoor pools.
On the property is The Roost – a bar, and an on-site restaurant serving a traditional pub menu in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere complete with a fireside area.
With 24-hour room service and complimentary tea & biscuits in the afternoon in true New England style, this hotel is a great place to stay on a family vacation. The hotel is also dog friendly which is a big plus if you plan to travel with your four-legged friend!
10. The Little River Inn
The Little River Inn is a boutique hotel located at the center of Stowe. This Inn offers comfortable and well-equipped rooms that come with free Wi-Fi, a private bathroom, and seasonal air conditioning to keep guests cool in the warmer months. This Inn is a bed & breakfast style hotel that is also close to Stowe’s top restaurants, cafes, and bars.
The Little River Inn is just a few minutes drive from the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream factory and within easy reach of Mount Mansfield, the place to go if skiing is your thing.
There is an outdoor hot tub that guests can use to relax in the evening, along with a shared lounge complete with books, games, and a wood stove for the colder months.
On the property you can enjoy the company of the resident cat and dog. All in all, this is a wonderful place for a quiet break in a beautiful location!
11. Classic Stowe Ski Chalet
This luxurious chalet has floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious yard, and two balconies with ample seating & fantastic views. The Classic Stowe Ski Chalet offers visitors a wonderful home base to ski and visit the best attractions around Stowe.
The kitchen is fully stocked with everything needed for making freshly-cooked meals at home, but the local restaurant scene is also close by if you’d rather dine out. The Mount Mansfield ski resort is only miles away, as well as opportunities to snowmobile, snowshoe, hike, fish, and more.
12. Upper Pinnacle House
For those who want a bit more space and privacy, consider booking this gorgeous family house in Stowe. The Upper Pinnacle House is a luxurious 5-bedroom vacation rental that can accommodate traveling friends or families of up to 8 people.
This 3900 square foot home has plenty of room to kick back and relax with loved ones. For an added touch of privacy, there are 5 bathrooms, three of which are en-suite. The Upper Pinnacles House is also pet friendly and is close to local hiking trails.
While spending time at this cozy rental, whip up home-cooked meals in the gourmet kitchen. The home also comes with a full office set up for those who need to get some work done while traveling.
A Few FAQ’s About Staying In Stowe:
How Much Does It Cost To Stay In Stowe?
Stowe has a variety of hotel choices that fit different budgets and travel styles.
The Northern Lights Lodge and Grey Fox Inn are two of the best budget-friendly hotels in Stowe with rooms averaging around $150-$200/night.
For an upscale experience, I recommend booking the Topnotch Resort or The Lodge at Spruce Peak. These hotels offer excellent amenities and the rooms start at around $250/night, depending on the season, and availability.
What Is There To Do In Stowe For 2 Days?
When planning a trip to Stowe, I recommend setting aside a couple of days to explore all the best that it has to offer.
If you only have 1-2 days to spend in Stowe, here are some of the top things to see & do in the area:
- Bingham Falls
- Gold Brook Covered Bridge
- Ben & Jerry’s
- Mount Mansfield
- Downtown Stowe
- Cold Hollow Cider Mill
- Stowe Community Church
Read More: 15 Incredible Things To Do In Stowe, Vermont
Best Time To Visit Stowe?
Stowe is a year-round destination, so you can visit Stowe at any time!
- Summer is a popular time to travel to Stowe and New England for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and sightseeing.
- In winter, people travel to Stowe from all over to enjoy skiing and snowboarding at Stowe Mountain Resort. Other winter activities in Stowe include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and ice skating.
- In September and October, many people flock to Stowe for chasing fall colors that add that extra WOW factor to this already beautiful landscape. In the fall, I recommend taking the Gondola SkyRide or Stowe Scenic Auto Road to truly soak in all the fall colors.
How Far Is Burlington From Stowe?
After visiting Stowe, we recommend heading over to Burlington and spending a couple of days exploring this beautiful waterfront town as well. Burlington is located a 45-minute drive from Stowe so you can easily combine a visit to both of these cities on the same trip.
With historic red brick buildings, a scenic lakefront, a charming downtown, and fun craft breweries, Burlington is one of the most popular cities in Vermont!
Read More: 10 Fun Things To Do In Burlington, Vermont For Visitors
Where Do You Fly Into To Go To Stowe?
The nearest airport to Stowe is the Burlington International Airport (BTV), located a short drive from Stowe (yet another reason to check out Burlington!).
For longer New England road trips, we typically fly into the Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in New York. This airport has the most flight options and we can easily pick up a rental car when we land.
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Do You Need a Car In Stowe, Vermont?
For New England road trips, I do recommend getting a rental car so you can get around easily. Many of the Stowe attractions are spread out and situated in remote locations so you’ll need a car to reach them.
You’ll also need a car if you plan to continue your trip to other popular nearby destinations such as Burlington, The Adirondack Mountains, The White Mountains, and Kancamagus Highway.
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