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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 @ Flannel

      • After your morning meditation grab some homemade granola + berries layered with Greek vanilla yogurt with a cup of Jade Cloud Tea.

        Where: Flannel @ Topnotch Resort
        Price: $$
        Hours: 7am-11pm

        Tip: “Take a 10 minute meditation on the Topnotch lawn before breakfast to clear your mind.”
      • Loosen the Body, Fuel the Mind

      • Learn tai chi at Topnotch! A gentle, holistic Asian exercise, T’ai Chi is practiced through a series of movements that develop and enhance health, energy, relaxation and well-being.

        Where: Topnotch Fitness
        Price: $
        Hours: See schedule

        Tip: “Come in with an open mind. It feels awkward at first but if you aren’t self conscious it is such a rewarding practice.”
      • Fall Towards Destiny Hike

      • Take a short hike through the woods and feel the power of the falls. Gaze into the stream that flows through the woods as it remains static yet constantly moving invoking a sense of impermanence that would leave even Buddhah in awe.

        Where: Bingham Falls
        Price: Free
        Hours: Daylight

        Tip: “Bring a camera and a swim suit and take a leap into the falls from the jumping rock! ”
    • Afternoon
      • Lunch from the Land

      • Keeping it zen its all about natural. Head to the Sunday farmers market for fresh local ingredients for a taste of the land.

        Where: Stowe Farmer’s Market
        Price: $
        Hours: 10:30-3pm Sundays

        Tip: “Make sure to check out the local musicians playing folk, bluegrass or jazz”
      • Horseback Riding

      • Through the woods, by the river and across the meadow. Get in touch with nature and serenely glide along with a four legged friend.

        Where: Topnotch Stables
        Price: $$
        Hours: 11am, 1pm, 3pm May-Oct

        Tip: “Ask your group to not talk for several minutes so you can enjoy the sounds of nature to their fullest.”
      • Energy Healing Spa Treatment

      • A private reading will provide insight into yourself, your career and your family—for the present and the future. 50 minutes

        Where: Topnotch
        Price: $$$
        Hours: By Appointment

        Tip: “Tarrot card reading is also available through the spa!”
    • Evening
      • Dinner @ Roost

      • Get cleaned up after your spa treatment and head to Topnotch’s newest restaurant to explore the notion that food can be playful & passionate at the same time. And that beer, wine and drinks, done well, are the craft that compliments the process.

        Where: Roost @ Topnotch
        Price: $$
        Hours: 4pm to close

        Tip: “The bar is also a shuffle board table, make sure to get a game in.”
    • Night
      • Lantern Night Tour of Stowe

      • Carry a candlelit lantern as you hear entertaining stories of the resident ghosts of Stowe. Hear compelling stories of early settlers & view Stowe’s historic downtown. Regain your composure with some hot cider & cookies in the historic & haunted Green Mountain Inn.

        Where: Stowe at Night Lantern Tours
        Price: $
        Hours: Ask concierge for a schedule

        Tip: “Hope you aren’t not afraid of the dark!”
      • 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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