Stowe, Vermont has a long history as a resort town. Unlike much of Vermont, Stowe ceased relying completely on farming in the mid 19th century and developed itself as a resort town, utilizing its fabulous mountainside and riverside location to draw in tourists.
When skiing became popular in the early decades of the 20th century, Stowe transformed from a fabulous summer resort town to an amazing winter ski resort destination. It’s now known for having some of the best slopes in the Northeast. However it still has plenty to offer in the off months.
For the outdoor enthusiast, Stowe offers a plethora of things to do. The same slopes that offer fabulous skiing and snowboarding in the winter offer great hiking, and mountain biking in the warmer months.
Sterling Falls Gorge is a gorgeous area to visit. Hike an easy trail past shimmering pools and streams and see the falls and cascades spilling over the gorge walls. Helpful signs along the way can tell you the history of the area and how the river was used by early settlers.
Stowe Restaurant Week allows you to eat at some of Stowe’s finest restaurants, many of which have been featured in Gourmet, Wine Spectator, and Bon Apetit. They are offering prix-fixe menus for $15, $25, and $35 per person. Experience some of the best cuisine that Stowe has to offer without having to break your budget.
If one of the restaurants participating in Stowe Restaurant Week doesn’t peak your interest, there are plenty of other places to eat in Stowe. You’ll find everything from casual cafes, great bars serving plenty of local beers and finely crafted cocktails, and, like any good ski resort town, plenty of fine dining. And it wouldn’t be Vermont if all of these places didn’t heavily feature locally grown produce and products, seasonal menus and often organic ingredients.
Stowe’s history as a resort town means that it has many beautiful places to stay. From large, luxurious mountain lodges to small, cozy bed and breakfasts, you’ll find something with a unique bit of Stowe here. Whether you’re looking for something mountain adjacent, something romantic and secluded, or something located right in the middle of town you’ll be able to find it.
Stowe is a beautiful mountain side village that offers great recreation. Autumn is a beautiful time to go visit and watch all the leaves change, go hiking, and just sit and enjoy the old village charm.