Travelers hoping to spend some time relaxing, unwinding, and enjoying the best vacation has to offer will find endless reasons to linger in Stowe, Vermont. This four-season resort destination is an ideal place for outdoor recreation enthusiasts excited to spend as much time as possible hiking, biking, skiing, or climbing at their own preferred pace. Stowe is also a sensational vacation destination for those who are looking forward to time away from the hustle of life simply soaking up the sights and enjoying the fact that they can relish the moment without a to-do list in hand. For those who are into wildlife watching, shopping, nature photography, or restaurant hopping, Stowe is packed with opportunities for amazing moments just waiting to be enjoyed.

Throughout the year, Stowe hosts fantastic and fun festivals for visitors of all ages to participate in and when it comes to views, the fields, forests, mountains, and streams that make up the Stowe landscape never disappoint. No matter what you happen to love exploring or enjoying as a traveler, you’ll find Stowe has it waiting for you and more.

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A One-of-a-Kind Destination in the Winter

These days, Stowe has earned the nickname “Ski Capital of the East,” thanks to its endlessly alluring slopes and runs that open up to the public when the fresh powder falls each year. Stowe is truly a one-of-a-kind destination that emphasizes outdoor adventures of all kinds.

While early residents of the area began skiing through Stowe in the winter out of necessity to conquer deep winter snows, by 1921, there were plans in the works to turn a trusted mode of transportation into something thrilling. This was the year the Civic Club planned Washington’s Birthday celebration and aligned it with a Winter Carnival. At the time, about 1,000 people could be counted on each year to head to Stowe and celebrate by ski-jumping, skating, tobogganing, and more.

By the 1930s, big efforts were underway to begin developing Stowe as a true ski town. The Nose Dive trail was cut by Charlie Lord who belonged to the Civilian Conservation Corps group. He would also go on to establish the Bruce Trail which was the first racing trail on the mountain. Lift lines on Mount Mansfield were surveyed by 1940, at which time a Ski Club was also well established. Around the slopes, hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues, and more began to pop up. It didn’t take long for the crowds to figure out that Stowe was the place to be each winter. Summer travelers soon followed, realizing that as soon as the snow melted, Stowe became a mecca for warm weather entertainment on hiking and biking trails, out on the water, and in town at the many shops and eateries that were up and coming.

Today, a trip to Stowe is an experience that’s still built on a strong past. This is an area that has a way of calling travelers back time and again with good reason. Elevating that getaway experience even further begins with booking a stay at the Spruce Peak Lodge. This is a fantastic home base in any season to make your Stowe stay comprehensive, comfortable, luxurious, and always close to the area fun you can’t wait to try. When elevated living with easy access to entertainment is key to your getaway, Spruce Peak Lodge has you covered.

Getting to Stowe and the Spruce Peak Lodge

When you book your stay at Spruce Peak Lodge in Stowe, getting here is easier than you might imagine. If you’re flying in, be sure to make plans to land at the Burlington International Airport. This full-service hub is located in South Burlington, Vermont and is no more than a 40-minute drive from Spruce Peak Lodge. If you’re driving in, Stowe is about 3.5 hours from Boston, 6.5 hours from New York, and 8 hours away from Philadelphia by vehicle. If you need a rental car while you’re here, there are options to book your preferred set of wheels at the Burlington airport as well as in nearby Waterbury or right in Stowe once you arrive. Travelers also have the option of catching the train or bus into Waterbury which is just 15 minutes away from Stowe. You can also consider utilizing Green Mountain Transit in the winter as a shuttle bus service.

The Best Time of Year to Visit

You can’t go wrong when you make time to enjoy a stay at the Spruce Peak Lodge. Stowe is a fantastic place to settle in year-round and Spruce Peak Lodge keeps you close to all of the seasonal activities that adorn your itinerary.

If you had this way between September and November, you’ll enjoy cooler temperatures lingering in the 60s in the daytime and dipping down into the 20s in the evening hours. This is a great time of year to pair your Spruce Peak Lodge stay with admiring the surrounding fall foliage or making the most of family-fun time at area apple orchards.

Ski enthusiasts who want to be close to the slopes will love spending time at the Spruce Peak Lodge between December and February. This is when the vast majority of the snowfall arrives, and conditions are ideal for putting your downhill skills and thrills to work. Temperatures range from 0 to mid-30s this time of year so you’re going to want to make sure you’ve packed all of your warmest slopeside apparel.

If it’s a spring getaway that strikes your fancy, a stay at the Spruce Peak Lodge between March and May puts you in the heart of the seasonal fun. This time of year, you can expect fewer crowds, higher chances for rain, and temperatures that average somewhere in the mid-50s in the daytime. Snow can linger in Stowe through April, so a spring ski trip with accommodations booked at Spruce Peak Lodge is certainly a viable option! You’ll want to keep in mind that this is also the ideal season for maple sugaring in the region so if you have a sweet tooth to satisfy, it could be your very best choice.

Summer is a vibrant season in Stowe and the Spruce Peak Lodge comes to life with on-site activities and family-friendly fun as well. Between June and August, there are plenty of festivals to check out in the area and at the lodge and temperatures stick around the high 70s in the midday hours.

Events to Add to Your Itinerary

Booking your stay at the Spruce Peak Lodge means you’re always within reach of area festivals and events no matter what time of year you arrive. January marks the arrival of the annual Winter Rendezvous as well as the Stowe Winter Carnival. February is the month for thrill seekers to enjoy the annual Stowe Derby while the Maple open house comes to town in March. When temperatures rise and July rolls around, visitors can pair their Spruce Peak Lodge stay with time enjoying the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival. An Old-Fashioned Fourth of July is also yours to enjoy this time of year while August marks the highly anticipated arrival of the Stowe Tango Music Festival. In September, Spruce Peak Lodge guests will find themselves right on time to make the most of the British Invasion and Stowe’s Oktoberfest celebrations. Stick around in October and you’ll be able to get creatively inspired at the Stowe Foliage Arts Festival.

Activities to Enjoy During Your Spruce Peak Lodge Stay

When you find yourself booking a stay at the Spruce Peak Lodge in the warm weather months of the year, the most difficult part of the journey will be narrowing down the activities you want to add to your itinerary. There are endless options for fun on-site and opportunities to pair those experiences with excursions booked through lodge premier partners as well.

Get Out on the Golf Course

Spruce Peak Lodge guests with a passion for time on the greens will love how easy it is to book a tee time during a stay. Make the most of a round at the Mountain Course which showcases gorgeous views of Spruce Peak and Mt. Mansfield at an elevation of 1,800 feet. From the rock outcroppings to the opportunities to view wildlife as you play, it’s sure to be an exhilarating experience!

Hit the Hiking Trails

If you’re the type of traveler who can’t wait to lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails, the pathways around the Spruce Peak Lodge are tantalizing at every turn. You can make the most of a stroll on a leisurely nature path or head up to the summit of Mt. Mansfield for a true and rewarding challenge. You can even book guided hiking experiences through The Lodge such as star gazing hikes, wine walks, and full moon hikes too.

Enjoy Family-Friendly Fun

If you’re heading to the Spruce Peak Lodge with the entire family in tow, there’s something for all ages to enjoy on-site. On warm days, feel free to cool off in the community pool or make the most of your time at the Village Green where you can enjoy concerts, croquet, artisan markets, and more. In the summer, Spruce Peak Lodge even hosts kids camps to keep young minds engaged every day they are here! There are mountain biking lessons that you can take on-site as a family or scenic gondola rides to try when you’re looking for a new view of it all. Set aside some time to drive the Historic Toll Road for more great views and if you’re up for a challenge, consider a rock climbing lesson at the on-site Adventure Center.

Winter Activities at Spruce Peak Lodge

When the fresh powder falls each winter, Spruce Peak Lodge puts its guests in the perfect place to easily access the slopes. Skiing and snowboarding are top activities among winter guests at Spruce Peak Lodge and these activities can easily be followed up by time warming up in the community hot tubs and heated pools! You’ll want to make sure to add sledding to your list of activities to enjoy this time of the year close to the lodge while ice skating is also another option for fun right on-stie. Many winter guests rent snowshoes and hit the meticulously maintained trails while opportunities to book ice-climbing excursions and snow biking outings through the Spruce Peak Lodge are not to be missed. Guests can also make the most of nearby cross-country ski trails and options to book a place on a dog sledding experience or an afternoon of fantastic snowmobiling fun alongside a knowledgeable guide.

Restaurants to Savor

While Stowe is packed with delicious eateries to enjoy, guests who book their stay at the Spruce Peak Lodge have an array of savory options right at their fingertips without going anywhere at all. Whether you’re in the mood for elegant dining or a quick and casual bite, you’ll find everything you’re looking for and more.

At Alpine Hall, you can indulge in Vermont mountain culture through a menu that features locally grown ingredients. This restaurant is helmed by Chef Sean Blomgren and is truly a testament to local artisans and flavors that define the region. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily so no matter when cravings come calling, you can make the most of a tasty meal.

The Tipsy Trout serves lunch and dinner and also hosts Sunday teas to enjoy. This is the place to drop by for a cocktail enjoyed with views over Mount Mansfield.

The WhistlePig Pavilion is a popular après-ski stop known for its fire-baked raclette cheese and Whiskey cocktails. Here, you have options to book an outdoor dining experience by reserving a pergola that overlooks the ice rink and is heated in the wintertime.

At Miso Toh Kome you’ll find Japanese fare to-go, while La Shack serves up s’mores, hot cocoa, and alpine fare. The Upper Lobby Bar is a great place for a craft brew enjoyed by the fire, while Spruce Peak to-go is happy to deliver dinner right to your rental.

No matter when you book your stay at the Spruce Peak Lodge, it’s worth your while to check the event calendar because there are many signature events like chef demonstrations and interactive culinary experiences you can sign up for throughout the year.

Book a Stay in Style

Booking your stay at the Spruce Peak Lodge through Stowe Mountain Rentals means always looking forward to an experience with a focus on comfort, luxury, and style. Our property options here range from single studios and connecting studios to 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom retreats. Many come with gorgeous views of Mt. Mansfield, the Village, the pool, or Spruce Peak. We offer our guests access to pet-friendly stays when they’re traveling with a canine companion and our personal concierge services ensure your stay will be tailored to your travel style.

Properties within our lineup of options at Spruce Peak Lodge include amenities like 24-hour check-in at the front desk, free self-parking in the on-site garage or valet parking for just $35 a night, access to the heated outdoor pool and hot tub year-round, access to the Adventure Center, options to utilize a ski valet, and free Wi-Fi. Reach out today to learn more about booking a stay at the Spruce Peak Lodge for your next trip to Vermont!

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