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Stowe Winter Journey to the Spruce Peak Lodge

When winter rolls around, it marks the perfect time of year to elevate your adventures with a trip to the Spruce Peak Lodge in Stowe. This Vermont retreat pairs excellence in comfort and luxury with incredible slope-side style that makes every winter getaway unforgettable. When you’re lucky enough to have three days to spare in the name of Stowe winter vacation fun, let the following itinerary be a starting point to making the most of every single moment.

Day 1

After a hearty breakfast in the comfort of your Lodge at Spruce Peak rental, it will be time to hit the slopes in style. A winter trip in this direction always deserves to have quality time set aside for downhill fun and when you book your accommodations through Stowe Mountain Rentals, you couldn’t be closer to the slopes if you tried. That’s because The Lodge at Spruce Peak is Stowe’s only slopeside ski-in ski-out location that’s situated right at the base of inviting Stowe Mountain Resort. Here, you’ll enjoy options to conquer Mount Mansfield with a summit elevation of 4,395 feet marking the highest of its kind in all of Vermont. Skiers can also enjoy access to 116 trails, 13 lifts, and 485 acres of skiable terrain to look forward to. Stowe sees an average of 333 inches of snowfall each year so your winter journey with a focus on the slopes is sure to inspire. Stowe Mountain Resort is also part of the Vail Epic Pass System so you can count on finding a wide array of beginner, intermediate, and advanced slopes as well as lessons and ski rental options available.

Once you’ve had your fill of time on the snow, you can warm up in the evening in the outdoor heated pool hosted by The Spruce Peak Mountian Lodge. This area features a swim-out tunnel, two hot tubs, and plenty of lounge areas as well. The heated pool is open from 9:00 am until 10:00 pm daily so no matter when you’re ready to unwind, it’s waiting to be enjoyed.

This evening, make time to dine at Alpine Hall where you can enjoy a variety of menu options that showcase the best work of regional farmers and growers. This is a farm-to-table dining experience led by Chef Sean Blomgren where you’ll settle into a space that pairs elevated fare with a welcoming mountain-chic style.

Day 2

The second day of your stay starts with on-the-ice fun. If you’re traveling this way with the entire family this winter, there’s no better place to find yourself than the ice rink that’s open to guests of The Lodge at Spruce Peak. Open from noon until 6:00 pm Sunday through Thursday as well as from noon until 9:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, this rink is a great place to learn to skate or embrace a bit of charming nostalgia if you’ve skated longer than you can remember. Here, you’re free to glide around in good company while bundled up outside the gorgeous lodge. The rink sits in the heart of the village and is made even more magical thanks to the beautiful surrounding views. The rink is open daily throughout the entire winter season and if you don’t have your own skates, there are convenient rental options on-site. If the second day of your stay happens to be a Friday, you’ll be right on time for an evening night skate glow party that includes glow stick skating and a live DJ And lights to create a one-of-a-kind party you won’t soon forget!

After lunch, it’s time to swap out the downhill skis from yesterday for a pair of cross-country skis instead. This afternoon will be dedicated to outdoor fun once more with time on the cross-country ski trails alongside family and friends. The Mountain Course at the lodge is typically groomed for exactly this reason and the pathways offer up a challenging but eye-catching journey you can navigate at your own pace. There are delightful views at every angle and if you happen to be a birding enthusiast, it would be worth your while to have a pair of binoculars on hand as well. If you’re more interested in a guided outing, Spruce Peak Outfitters offers cross-country ski tours or customized lessons upon request.

Tonight, you’ll dine at the Tipsy Trout where you can count on enjoying premium seafood dishes with Vermont-inspired flair. This eatery offers great views over Mt. Mansfield and Is open all winter long beginning in November.

Day 3

The last day of your Stowe winter journey is all about adventure and honing new seasonal skills. You’ll begin the day with a fat tire bike outing. Snow biking is a must for anyone who loves cycling and doesn’t want to give up the fun in the winter. The mountain trails are ideal for this type of excursion and over at Pinnacle Ski & Sports, you can rent the gear you need upon request. Snow biking outings are also offered through Spruce Peak Outfitters.

Once you’ve conquered the trails, it’s time to climb your way to fun with Sunrise Mountain Guides. Through this lodge partner, you can try ice climbing for the first time. If you already have the skills in place, this outing is a great way to take your sport to the next level. You’ll get a thorough education about the gear and techniques required before heading out to see how high you can go with what you’ve learned. It’s a fun-for-all experience that might just be the highlight of your winter stay.

End your time at The Lodge at Spruce Peak with dinner at The WhistlePig Pavilion. It’s a top Vermont après-skiing destination with good reason and a wonderful place to pair a delicious fire-baked raclette cheese with whiskey. They also host live music many evenings, making time here as entertaining as it is savory.

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When you’re ready to enjoy a trip to Stowe, Stowe Mountain Rentals has you covered with our inviting collection of property options at The Spruce Peak Mountian Lodge. Reach out today to learn more.