Head to Stowe, VT, during Spring Break to chill out, hang out with your best friends, go skiing on the downhill terrain, taste mouthwatering fresh food, and have fun nights out with the locals. There is so much for you and your best friends to do if you rent a mountain cabin, book a luxurious house, or stay in a cozy apartment for Spring Break in Vermont. Keep reading to see the top must-do items on your itinerary that will make your Spring Break at Stowe Mountain Resort just unbelievable — and keep you coming back year after year!
Of course, the first thing that you need to include on your schedule is to go skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing with your friends. There are tons of trails for you to choose from that range from easy blue beginner trails to hard, black diamond runs that whizz you down the mountain. Spring offers long days of prime skiing and snowboarding weather with fewer people, so you can cruise at your own speed.
You can use your season pass, or buy a weekend pass, to use at the Stowe Mountain Resort all the way through mid-April, so you never have to worry about getting to the mountain too late in the year. Not sure where to start? Check out the website to see the mountain formation to find out what lifts are open and the best trails for your skill level.
There are more than 12 lifts, 116 trails, and one terrain park at this resort, so there is truly something for everyone. If you are an intermediate skier, you’re in luck with more than half of the trails geared towards your skill set. Start with one of the green trails, like Crossover, Dalton, Lower Tyro, or Jake’s Ride.
Once you are feeling more comfortable, take the gondola up Hackett’s Highway to try your luck at Lower Lord, Christiana, Upper T-Line, and tons of other blue trails that wind you through the pristine pine forest and open slopes. No matter which path you choose, you will have incredible views the whole way down.
Grab a Drink for Après Ski
After you spend the entire day shredding fresh powder on the slopes, it is time for a drink (or a few). Luckily for you, there are tons of good bars, breweries, distilleries, and wineries right in the heart of Stowe and the surrounding mountain towns. We recommend going to Rimrocks Mountain Tavern, the Matterhorn, and Doc Pond’s for your first time in Stowe, VT.
Rimrock is a classic pub that is right on the main street, offering great appetizers, large pores of craft beer, and a game room that is great for challenging one another to a friendly game of pool or foosball as you wait for your food. This bar also has outdoor seating and live music some days of the week, so you can head here to chat with locals, liven up the evening, and have a few drinks with your pals.
The Matterhorn is great for mountain lovers who want to feel like they are indulging in après skiing after going on a long ski or snowboard day through the Swiss mountainside. This popular spot is a dimly lit wooden bar that is ideal for post-slope eats, hangs, and brews. Head here any night of the week to go dancing with your friends, play pool, and sip on some craft beer. We recommend ordering one of the hearty appetizers, sitting by the fireplace, and letting your ski boots dry on the wooden floor.
Stay with Us at Stowe Mountain Rentals
Doesn’t this sound like the perfect Spring Break? We think so too. Head to Stowe, Vermont, to go skiing, indulge in the nightlife, spend quality time with your friends, and reconnect with the great outdoors. When you stay with us, you can rest assured that you will have a fun and relaxing time in one of our accommodation options. Contact us today to get started!
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is so much for you and your friends to do in Stowe when you come to visit for a fun, exciting, and heartwarming vacation. Not only can you spend tons of time outside, exploring the nearby area, seeing the breathtaking scenery, and going for nice walks early in the morning, but you can find other cool activities that are only possible here in the beautiful state of Vermont. Kick off 2024 by visiting Stowe, Vermont!
Visiting Stowe, Vermont
We love coming to the northeastern part of the United States during the late winter and early spring, so you can catch the latest of the winter snow, shred the trails, and go snowshoeing with your mates. If you come here in the spring, you can go hiking, fly fishing, nature-walking, bird watching, and head out on the water as the snow melts. During the summer, the outdoor possibilities are endless! It is no wonder people flock here from all over the world to do fun activities and see amazing sights with their friends and family.
Go Canoeing or Kayaking
It might be a bit cold to go canoeing or kayaking right now, but once the warmer weather hits, we love going canoeing and kayaking on the bright blue water. Wake up early in the morning, go for a walk, and then head out on the boat to see the cities of Jeffersonville and the flowing waters of the Lamoille River from your water viewpoint.
You can either bring on your own canoe and kayak or rent one from a professional who can help you paddle along the river. You will feel safe, secure, and excited as you float down the slow and lazy river with professionals who can guide you to the most picturesque spots along the water.
The professionals here in Stowe can bring you upriver to one of the three launch locations. Make sure you pack the necessities, like lunch, drinks, and a bathing suit, and then begin your exciting river adventure.
Get a Massage with Your Loved One
Suppose you want to kick back, relax, and truly decompress this upcoming vacation. In that case, we recommend going to a nearby spa to get a massage, facial, or couple’s massage to bond with your partner. We know that work, travel, or school can be hard on the mind and the body. That’s why going to the Spa at Stoweflake is a world-class spa destination that offers high-end facilities, professional massage therapists, and dozens of services.
We recommend getting a full-body deep tissue massage to ease the muscles in your body. After you are done, you can relax in one of the private lounges and listen to the soothing sound of the falling waterfalls. You can even soak your body in the mineral-soaking pool, all while glancing out of the window to see the breathtaking mountain views in the distance.
If you come to Stowe this upcoming winter season or early spring in 2024, there are dozens of outdoor-centric activities that are sure to make your vacation unforgettable. We love going to Stowe Nordic to do some cross-country skiing on the well-groomed and picturesque trails. Stowe Nordic grooms the set ski tracks on the Stowe Recreation Path, ensuring every resident can walk out of their door and hit the trails. You can also choose from one of the many cross country ski options in Stowe, offering dozens of trails that intersect the local area.
The Calm Company
After a long day of hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing, head to the Calm Company to de-stress, relax, and share quality time with your loved one. You can come to the Calm Company at any time of the day to partake in the wellness offerings, holistic medicine, and become one with the community. Hop in and out of the steam room and dry sauna to release toxins and finish it out with a salt sauna session.
Check Out Stowe Mountain Rentals
As you can see, there’s so much for you to do and see when you visit the breathtaking mountain destination of Stowe, Vermont. Stowe Mountain Rentals offers numerous properties for you and your friends or family in a fantastic location, featuring connecting studios, pet-friendly property, studio rentals, and two-bedroom rentals that are good for bigger groups.
You can use our property to ski-in and ski-out at your leisure, making it easy for you to get to the ski slopes or snowshoeing trails in just a few steps from the front door. Plus, the complimentary ski valet is included in your rental, making it easy and fast for you to plan a great half-day trip to the slopes. If you head here in the spring or summer, after hiking for the entire day, hop into the year-round outdoor pool, or one of the two hot tubs, at the Lodge.
Contact us today to begin 2024 with an exciting trip to Stowe!