Have you been dreaming of going to the Alps? A quaint little mountain town with delicious restaurants and mom and pop shops? Then you should spend a weekend or treat yourself to a getaway in Stowe, VT. Stowe is a New England town filled with malt shops and general stores, charming architecture and working farms. Though the “downtown” of Stowe, VT is a small village with just a few blocks of shops and restaurants clustered around a picture-perfect white church with a lofty steeple, it is a total bucket list town. Here is my weekend getaway guide to Stowe, VT!
Your Weekend Guide to Stowe, VT
Where to stay in Stowe, VT
I stayed at The Lodge at Spruce Peak. Did I love it? Yes. Guys, it had a fireplace in the room! I could have died a happy girl!! (I also don’t have one in our apartment in Boston, isn’t that WRONG?!) But the hotel was great! It was cute, everyone was friendly, the beds were comfy.
They have a heated pool and jacuzzi and the floors around it was heated, this SoCal girl had never even heard of that, so I thought it was pretty cool.
Where to eat in Stowe, VT
Stowe has SO many good food options! The Bench – I had lunch there and it was very delicious – dare I say BEST mac n cheese ever?! We also had a burger and a pizza which were very good as well. They have a wood fired oven which was the center of the kitchen so you know everything that came out of there was going to taste good.
We also stopped in The Alchemist for a few apps and drinks. We made friends with the bartender who made some of the best espresso martinis I think I’ve ever had! Their special was apple which wasn’t bad but you can’t top the espresso!
There was also live music at this spot called the Rusty Nail – which is also a mexican food place called Tres Amigos (It didn’t make sense to me either, but I went along with it!) Their margaritas were delish & the live band was fun. He was a local and his family was all there and he was JAMMING!
What to do in Stowe, VT
I was in need of a relaxing weekend! And isn’t that what vacations were for? I got breakfast in bed, jacuzzied, walked around their cute little downtown, typical vacation things. I think their downtown is such a cute little mountain town. Live music at the place I mentioned before is a must!
Obviously there were people skiing, and if I had known that there would be so much snow already (I would have needed to as well!) The Country Store on Main & Stowe Wine & Cheese are both worth stopping into to bring home a little Stowe with you.
Overall, I was a big fan! I love small and quaint towns and would 100% recommend! Stowe is totally a quintessential Vermont town.
Have you been to Stowe, VT? What are your favorites about the town?
~ XOXO, the snow bunny Amanda, // Blonde out of Water