Being a remarkable boutique hotel, Fun & Adventurous
Breakfast in Bed
Indulge in gourmet room service for breakfast in bed. Check out a preview of Stowe’s vibrant local arts scene while you dine in bed with a visit to http://stowegalleries.com/. Where: Your Bed Price: $$ Hours: 7am-10:30am Tip: "The gluten free almond meal bread with berries + yogurt is outstanding."
A Local Favorite-Helen Day
Start the day by getting inspired. Check out the current exhibition at the Helen Day Art Center – home to major exhibitions featuring local, national and internationally recognized artists. Where: Helen Day Art Center Price: DONATION BASED Hours: WEDS-SUN 12pm-5pm Tip: "The annual Exposed Sculpture features jaw dropping installations that will blow your mind."
Blend in to the Local Arts Scene
Check out Stowe’s favorite artsy coffee shop for a world-class cappuccino. This shop is a conveyer belt for displaying and showcasing up and coming local Vermont artists. Where: Black Cap Coffee Price: $ Hours: 8am-4pm Tip: "Once you try the Maple Latte everytime somebody says Vermont that is what you’ll think of…yummmmm."
Art Meets Local Ski Culture
Learn about Vermont's ski history and check out the Vermont Ski Museum (housed in Stowe’s original city hall), home to beautiful hand crafted ski's/snowboards and retro VT ski posters Where: Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum Price: $ Hours: 12pm-5pm Tip: "Be sure to check out the Hall of Fame! Just a heads up, they’re closed on Tuesdays."
Little River Hot Glass Studio
Afterwards, a visit to the Little River Hotglass Studio is a must. Step into the studio, hear the roar of the furnaces and watch as the molten glass takes shape. Where: Little River Hotglass Studio Price: $ Hours: Tip: "They make a special piece for you to take home during you visit!"
If you prefer sculpting and painting your own creation then a visit to the Paint-Your-Own Pottery at the Green Mountain Glaze Studio in Waterbury is in order. Or, speak with our concierge to schedule an afternoon chocolate making session at Laughing Moon Chocolates to release your inner chocolatier. It is a great way to let out your inner artist. Where: Green Mountain Glaze/Laughing Moon Chocolates Price: $$ Hours: Tip: "Coincidentally, you have to drive past the donut shop at Cold Hollow twice, so ample reason to force yourself to enjoy one, or two, or six.”
Chef Owned, and You Can Tell
Nobody knows the art of plating quite like Michael’s. At this chef owned establishment you’ll indulge in gourmet cuisine beautifully arranged to invoke emotion and inspire the imagination with complex flavor profiles and perfect execution. Where: Michael’s on the Hill Price: $$$ Hours: 5:30pm-9pm Tip: "The slow roasted whitetail venison slowly melts in your mouth becoming one with your palette. You'll wish it lasted forever.”
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. $250/night Tip: "Upgrade to one of their suites to live in luxury!"