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Stowe is a lovely destination at any time of year, but there’s something extra special about visiting with your loved one on Valentine’s Day. Read on to see how you can plan a Valentine’s Day trip to Stowe, Vermont filled with romantic activities.

The Spa at Spruce Peak

Spruce Peak offers spa services that are great for couples to enjoy Valentine’s Day and relax with one another. The spa, salon, and retail stores are open every single day beginning in the morning, so you can check out the Spa and Wellness Center with pristine views of the nearby snow peaks, heal your body, and leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Plus, after or before your facial or massage, you can take part in the fitness center to stay healthy, go swimming in the bright blue outdoor pool, or just relax in the lounge sanctuary with a drink.

Not sure what to book? Fortunately, the spa offers an extensive menu that is sure to provide you with something that suits your fancy. We recommend choosing Massage Therapy and Enhancement services for you and your partner this holiday weekend, including a custom massage for 100 minutes of pure bliss. You can then add on special services, like a couple’s soak, CBD oil for extra relaxation, arnica gel for healing, and cupping.

Spa at Topnotch

Can’t get enough of the relaxing vibe of a health spa? We recommend going to the Spa at Topnotch to continue your weekend of healthiness and wholesome recovery. The spa states you can “find yourself” by choosing one of these wholesome and multi-faceted approaches to healing your mind, spirit, and body.

This spa is known for its relaxing massages, including the CBD massage with custom massage oil, the deep tissue massage to help with any muscular imbalances, and the energy healing session customized to your specific needs. Then, share in a botanical crush scrub with mineral-rich salts and aromatherapy oils with your partner to relax and decompress after a long travel day.

Head Outside

After a day full of relaxation and rejuvenation, you can then head outside to enjoy the snow, pump up some adrenaline, and make memories with your loved one. We think that doing the fondue snowshoe tour is a great way to get some exercise and indulge at the same time. This tour offers an intimate dining experience with your loved one, including a three-course meal and fondue dipping experience at the upscale Fritz Bar.

For those who want to enjoy another once-in-a-lifetime experience that won’t break the bank but will get you and your partner in a romantic mood, we recommend doing the evening sled dog tour. Not only does this provide you with an up close and personal look at the scenery in beautiful Vermont, but you can meet the friendly dogs, learn about the history of the sport, and see the highlights of Stowe, VT.

Grab a Coffee in the Morning

There is no better way to wake up in the morning than to head to Stowe Bee Bakery and Cafe to get baked goods, enjoy a sweet treat, and enjoy a hot cup of coffee to help you warm up, stay energized, and taste some of the best espresso in the entire town.

Dinner Date

Not sure where to take your significant other for a romantic evening out on the town? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. There are dozens of restaurants in Stowe that can match your needs, whether you want a low-priced option or a fine dining establishment offering some of the best seafood and meat entrees in the entire state.

We recommend making a booking at The Bench to enjoy a laid-back atmosphere, feel like you are eating in a high-end mountain cabin, and watch a sports game on the TV. If you would rather have a fine dining meal in a candlelit venue, there is nowhere better than Harrison’s Restaurant.

Order the oysters on the half shell with mignonette and lemon to share with your partner. We also love splitting the Cajun crawfish and crab cakes with Creole aioli and lemon with mixed greens for a healthy starter.

As a main dish, the Ribeye Steak au Poivre, featuring a grilled 12-oz ribeye with three peppercorn brandy cream sauce and roasted fingerling potatoes, is one of the best dishes in the entire town. If you would rather stay with seafood, we absolutely love the Grilled Rainbow Trout with lemon tarragon compound butter and jasmine rice.

Wine Tasting

Nothing really gets you in the romantic spirit more so than red wine and chocolate, right? We think so, too. Head to Dedalus Wine to pick up some mouthwatering desserts, enjoy a few glasses of red wine, and chat over a bottle of red with your partner. We also love going to Cork Wine Bar to enjoy wine tasting and see what snacks pair perfectly with hefty pours of red and white wine.

Locals and tourists alike also love going on a half-day trip to the Ellison Estate Vineyard. This beautiful location offers wine and cake pairings that are ideal for a romantic weekend, including chocolate cake, full-bodied red wine glasses, and other offerings that will fulfill your sweet tooth.

Contact us today to book a stay in one of our luxurious and spacious vacation rentals from Stowe Mountain Rentals!

Do you want to party with your friends this upcoming NYE? Maybe you would rather just have a relaxing evening with your significant other or your children. No matter the case, we know the ideal spot to spend New Year’s Eve and where you can ring in the new year in style. Check out Stowe, Vermont, a bustling and vibrant mountain town that offers downtown access, while still being right in the heart of nature. Stowe is a beautiful area that is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, lush green pine forests, bright blue alpine lakes, and rolling hills. Plus, after a day full of exploring, you can wander around the main street to grab a cup of coffee, go shopping, or eat a mouthwatering dinner. Keep reading to see a few must-do events to include on your Stowe NYE itinerary to ring in 2024 and start the year off on the right foot!

Ring in the New Year in Stowe

Who doesn’t like cider? Whether it is non-alcoholic apple cider, or alcoholic cider beer, cider is one of the best drinks to have any time of the year. During the cold of the winter months, hot cider is the perfect beverage while you are walking around in the snow, going ice skating, or sitting by a fire and watching a movie.

We recommend going to the Stowe Cider taproom in downtown Stowe on NYE from 3 pm to 7 pm to sample new batches of cider, meet local people, chat with other like-minded tourists, and meet the owners. Just don’t have too many, or you won’t be able to remember the Ball Drop at midnight.

New Year’s Bash at Spruce Peak

Spruce Peak Village is home to some of the best events all year round. This vibrant and exciting ski village is right by the base of the mountain, so you get young athletes, tourists, and locals all mixing together throughout the ski season. Head here on New Year’s Eve to take part in the Countdown Party and the New Year’ Bash.

The best part about this event is that it is family-friendly, so you can bring your young kids or teenagers to have fun in the activity room with other children or watch a movie in the movie theater. Toast your glass of champagne with your S.O. and grab a NYE kiss under the mistletoe.

Stowe Bowl

You can’t go to Stowe without going to the Stowe Bowl. Plus, they have a New Year’s Eve Celebration that is simply unmissable this year. Head here and choose from one of their comprehensive all-night-long packages that will keep you entertained and excited for the entire evening, including face painting, dancing, live music, drinks, snacks, and bowling.

Snowflake Mountain Spa

No, you won’t be getting a massage or a facial on New Year’s Eve, but you can still go to the infamous Snowflake Mountain Spa to ring in the new year. Snowflake Mountain Spa offers a large buffet-style dinner that has all of your favorite entrees, side dishes, vegetables, drinks, and desserts to gorge on as the night rolls on.

After filling your plate, dance the night away on the large dance floor, get your face painted, and even visit the balloon artist to get a specialized and personalized balloon animal created especially for you. We know that kids will love the balloon artist, special game room, and a pre-midnight NYE countdown at 9 pm so they can head to bed early and still take part in all of the fun.

Cork Wine Bar and Market

Are you in the mood for a nice glass of Cabernet Sauvignon this NYE? Or perhaps a Merlot is what you had in mind. In that case, there is no better place to visit to ring in the New Year than Cork Wine Bar and Market. Head here with a few friends to try your luck at shucking oysters, or just eating them, and having a couple glasses of high-end wine directly from this store.

Wine Tasting at Trapp Lodge

Can’t get enough wine? We don’t blame you. Nothing goes better with cold weather, dark nights, and yummy food than a strong and full-bodied glass of red wine as the sun goes down. Head to the Trapp Lodge to enjoy a few hours of wine tasting on New Year’s Day. This is the best way to avoid a hangover and chase the night before with the hair of the dog’s drink to have you feeling back to 100% in no time.

As you can see, there is so much for you to do and so many places to explore in Stowe, VT, this upcoming winter holiday season. Not only can you do the usual activities, like skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, shopping, eating, and hiking, but you can also attend the annual Stowe NYE events that people come to from all over the world.

We recommend staying in one of our luxurious and spacious lodges from Stowe Mountain Rentals so that you are cozy, comfortable, and relaxed during your stay.