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Enjoy a Vermont Solo Trip to the Spruce Peak Lodge

Everyone needs to get away from the crowds once in a while and if you’re overdue for a well-deserved break, planning a solo journey to the Spruce Peak Lodge is just the ticket. When you need time to unwind, relax, and savor the moment at your own preferred pace, this is the place to do exactly that. With options to rest up in luxury rentals, or head out and explore your own interests, a Vermont solo trip is always a fantastic choice. If you have three days to yourself, the following itinerary is a wonderful place to start to make the most of every moment in Stowe.

Day 1

After enjoying a delicious and leisurely breakfast in your vacation rental booked through Stowe Mountain Rentals, the first day of your solo journey this direction takes you to the Current Art Gallery. This inspiring and fun stop is a great place to indulge your creative passions as you browse the wide variety of on-site exhibits and displays featuring arts of all kinds. Be sure to check the event calendar before you head over because the Current Art Gallery hosts unique classes throughout the year for those who are looking for a more hands-on experience. It’s a great opportunity to try something new while you’re venturing out on your own while simultaneously enjoying time around others with similar interests. Depending on what time of year you drop by, you might be on time for their annual outdoor sculpture show too which is hosted at destinations throughout Stowe Village.

This afternoon, take some time to enjoy fresh air and sunshine with a trip over to nearby Smuggler’s Notch State Park. This is an idyllic destination within easy reach of the Spruce Peak Lodge for those who love to lace up their boots and hit the trails. When you’ve had your fill of trekking, you can swing by the Barnes Camp Visitor Center to look around or enjoy a picnic at one of the overlooks. If you’re looking for even more in the way of great views, hop in the car and venture along the 3.5-mile pass that extends from the visitor center throughout the park’s scenic terrain.

After all of the outdoor fun, treat yourself to dinner at the Tipsy Trout this evening. Here, you’ll enjoy an elegant space to settle into with options to browse a menu featuring fantastic cocktails and seafood selections as well. Dinner is served between 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm daily.

Day 2

The second day of your stay begins with a trip to the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum. Just about 8 miles from the Lodge at Spruce Peak, this museum was established back in 1988 and continues to be a fan-favorite stop on the list. It’s a quaint destination to explore where you can learn more about Stowe’s history and alpine pastimes. If you’re traveling here on a solo journey in the winter, this is the perfect addition to a day on the slopes. If you’re here in the warm-weather months, it’s a stand-alone stop that’s sure to inspire you to return when the fresh powder falls.

After lunch, head over to Elmore State Park for an afternoon of swimming, boating, and bird watching. This relaxing and scenic stop hosts a sandy beach to enjoy and the lake extends more than 219 acres. If you’re up for another afternoon of hiking, the nature trails here are sure to please as they wind through woods and even offer access to a fire tower on top of Elmore Mountain where you’re sure to savor stunning views.

This evening, spend some time enjoying the many flavors on the menu at Alpine Hall. Here, mountain culture is always celebrated through farm-to-table products, ingredients, and dishes that are innovative and mouthwatering alike. Helmed by Chef Sea Blomgren, this eatery is a great place to relax and linger over your preferred dinner options with a glass of wine to top it all off.

Day 3

To begin the last day of your Vermont solo trip on a sweet note, you’ll want to sign up for a spot on an iconic Ben & Jerry’s factory tour. These tours are one-of-a-kind and always tasty. You’ll learn more about the history of this Vermont brand, sample the fare, and even have a chance to peruse all of the discontinued flavors that once hit shelves in what it known as the Flavor Graveyard on-site. It’s a tour you won’t soon forget!

Once your factory tour is complete, you can work off the ice cream in the great outdoors with a trip to Underhill State Park. Sitting over the summit on the western slope of Mount Mansfield, this local state park has four trails to choose from that head straight to the summit. This is the perfect place to enjoy nature photography, make the most of bird watching, or spend time picnicking when cravings come calling once again.

Tonight, make sure to make time to take in a show at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center which hosts amazing performances of all kinds year-round. Afterward, you’ll want to make time to dine at the Whistle Pig Pavilion where they serve up fire-baked raclette and cocktails until 9:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and until 7:00 pm every other night of the week.

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