Topnotch Resort Being a remarkable boutique hotel, Fun & Adventurous

Travel cravings

Understated luxury, culinary crescendos, things that make you say spahhh, peak experiences, outdoor anything, local lore.

Best travel experiences

Anywhere you can explore new things by day and retreat to a sanctuary by night.

    • Morning
      • 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."
      • Glider Ride Above Stowe

      • Now that you’ve digested your breakfast its time to hit the skies. Take a 50-minute glider tour and silently soar above Stowe.

        Where: Stowe Soaring
        Price: $99/person
        Hours: Morning

        Tip: "If you’re feeling adventurous, ask your pilot to show you some of his moves!"
    • Afternoon
      • 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!"
    • Evening
      • 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 ; )”
    • Night
      • 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!"

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