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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 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."
    • Afternoon
      • 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."
      • Designer Rolls for Lunch

      • The creative chefs at Sushi Yoshi can prepare one of their unique rolls or act as your own personal grill chef on the hibachi for you!

        Where: Sushi Yoshi
        Price: $$
        Hours:

        Tip: "Their custom rolls are to die for!”
      • 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!"
      • Or...For DIYers.

      • 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.”
    • Evening
      • 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.”
    • Night
      • 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!"

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