Being a remarkable boutique hotel, Fun & Adventurous
Breakfast @ Harvest Market
There's no time to waste so grab some gourmet Grab-and-Go at the Harvest Market. Grab a breakfast wrap, some snacks and supplies to get ready for a day of adventure. Where: Harvest Market Price: $$ Hours: 7am-11am Tip: "The breakfast wrap is to-die-for. Its super tasty and not so filling that you'll be regretting it when you're out doing activities later."
Hike Bingham Falls
Just a quick 5-minute drive up the road from the Harvest Market and Topnotch is a hidden trailhead for Bingham Falls nestled in the foliage. It’s a short hike but gets steep and somewhat slippery with "Avatar-esque" mystical mossy rocks and beautiful trees that culminate in a stunning waterfall. Breakfast tastes that much better with the fresh air, natural beauty and sound of the falls. Where: Bingham Falls Price: FREE Hours: Morning Tip: "Bring your swim trunks and a towel. There’s a great jumping rock and there’s nothing more refreshing than letting the falls rush over you to start your day."
Lunch @ Clift House
Take the Stowe Skyride Gandola to the top of Mt. Mansfield for stunning floor to ceiling views while you indulge in the Clift House chalet with some classic American Cuisine with rustic Vermont flair. Where: Clift House Price: $$ Hours: 11am-2:30pm Tip: "Get the artisan bread basket and some chowder…you’ll thank us later."
Paddle Board the Lamoille
Now that you’ve conquered the land and sky, its time to conquer the water. Rent a paddle board and cruise down the Lamoille. Where: Clift House Price: $20/2 hour rental Hours: 10am-6pm Tip: "Get the artisan bread basket and some chowder…you’ll thank us later."
Maple Sugar Super Body Scrub
Nice work making it this far, you’re a true Topnotcher! Like all true Topnotchers, we like our adventure served with a side of luxury. Its time to gear up for an evening on the town. Clean off and unwind with this unique treatment with our specialty maple sugar body scrub leaving your skin hydrated and silky smooth. Where: Topnotch Spa or In-Room Price: $$ Hours: On request Tip: "The sugar comes fresh from a nearby maple sugar farm!"
Dinner @ Sushi Yoshi Hibatchi
Keep the adventure streak alive and try Vermont’s own Chinese gourmet hibachi steakhouse. The atomosphere is fun and lively and the food is outstanding. Where: Topnotch Spa or In-Room Price: $$ Hours: On request Tip: "Take down your own Scorpion Bowl to kick the night into high gear ; )”
S'mores, Cocktails & Stargazing
After a long day of adventure there’s only one Vermont logical way to finish the day, s’mores and cocktails around a camp fire. Okay, so its slightly more luxe than a camp fire. Grab s’mores supplies and order a hot toddy to get the stories flowing. Where: The Roost Price: $ Hours: 4pm-11pm Tip: "The star gazing from the lawn outside the Roost is breathtaking!”
I would stay at: Topnotch Resort & Spa
Sprawling across several acres with nature trails, a 30,000 sq ft spa, two restaurants, outdoor pools and so much more--Topnotch is an easy decision for the true Vermont experience. Whether you're traveling as a couple or with the whole family this place is fantastic. Where: Stowe, VT Price: Approx. $350/night Tip: "Upgrade to one of their suites to live in luxury!"