When you book your stay at the Lodge at Spruce Peak, you’ll find yourself in the heart of Stowe and well within reach of amazing and flavorful stops to enjoy during your stay. No matter what you’re craving, you’ll find this area is packed with delicious options to enjoy and the following five-day itinerary is a great place to start for palate-pleasing experiences while you’re here.
Start off your Spruce Peak journey with a meal enjoyed at Alpine Hall on day one. This inviting and flavorful destination showcases a menu that includes ingredients and products that are locally sourced at every turn. The team here is led by Chef Sean Blomgren and guests can count on enjoying elevated menu options that are sure to satisfy. Here, people connect over amazing dishes and drinks whether they drop by before a hike or after a day on the slopes. Some of the fan-favorite menu offerings include the Spruce burger as well as a long lineup of savory soups and fresh salads. The menu also features fried chicken steak sandwiches and fried calamari as well as tuna carpaccio, charcuterie boards, grilled cheese, and seared tuna. You can’t go wrong with the lobster frites and it’s good to know that here, prime rib is always served up on Sundays. Whether you go with the grilled organic salmon, or the heirloom pork chops, your tastebuds will thank you for the experience.
The second day of your stay features time enjoyed at The Tipsy Trout which is a place for fins and fermentables. This local restaurant in Stowe VT pairs a Vermont-inspired approach to cooking with the region’s premium seafood selections too. The vibe here is energetic and welcoming and no matter what you order up, you’ll find there’s a bold handcrafted cocktail on the menu to match. The menu features shareables and robust entrees as well as an impressive bar where you can settle in with good company and savor the moment overlooking Mt. Mansfield. The dinner menu here features New England Clam chowder and butternut squash soup for starters. You can also kick things off with crab cake sliders, stuffed clams, or grilled artichoke and spinach dip. The raw bar is a must-try featuring tuna tartare, lobster hand rolls, and Hamachi alike. Main dish options you’ll want to be sure to check out include lobster pot pie, duck rice, swordfish fries, and seared scallops. There are also poke bowls on the menu available in veggie and King Salmon varieties upon request.
Time at the WhistlePig Pavilion on day three of your stay is a delight and a place where you can pair fantastic flavors and views with live music too. The WhistlePig Pavilion is a top après-ski stop in the area that hosts an old-world vibe with modern-day tunes and menu options. They’re open from noon until 9:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and until 7:00 pm all other days of the week. Drop by to enjoy some live entertainment as well as a menu that features everything from garlic hummus and raclette nachos to Swiss Mac and Cheese as well as side fire pretzel bites. You won’t want to go without ordering a Hot Buttered Pig, which pairs PiggyBack Rye and Vermont hot cider with spiced butter. There are whiskey flights available to order up as well as single pours and reserve cocktails to try. Fan favorite selections on-site always include the fire-baked raclette cheese. If you’d like, there are options to book a private WhistlePig Pergola for a unique outdoor dining experience overlooking the slopes and the ice rink. Pergolas are heated, scenic, and a perfect place to settle in for 90 minutes and make the most of a great meal.
The fourth day of your stay is an opportunity to check out The Pantry. Open from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm daily, this Spruce Peak Village stop features a variety of artisan foods, ingredients, and local products to purchase. They also have an impressive selection of beer and wine on-site. Come by and shop for the goods that you can then use to serve up a home-style meal of your own. While you’re here, you can also make time to drop by The Beanery for a breakfast-to-go, or a hot cup of hot chocolate after a day skiing your way to fun. The Beanery is also a place where you’ll find a long list of coffee options, smoothies, baked goods, sandwiches, and handmade pastries on the menu.
The last day of your stay is all about ending things on a sweet note. Start by enjoying breakfast at The Skinny Pancake. Located at 454 Mountain Road next to Stowe Cinema, The Skinny Pancake is a great place to enjoy crepes downtown. You’ll want to make sure a stop at La Shack is also on the itinerary today because this is where you can purchase made-to-order s’mores and hot cocoa upon request. La Shack sits just behind the Village Pergolas and is the perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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