Stowe Mountain has incredible vistas and great downhill runs across its 485 acres of skiing. With 12 terrain parks and 116 runs, this ski resort has challenges for all skiers, regardless of level of ability. Combine that with an average annual snowfall of 333 inches, and it’s no wonder that Stowe draws visitors from Canada as well as all across the northeast. Because it’s a full featured resort, there are some great Stowe lodging options available on-site. But don’t fret. If you don’t feel like dealing with the crowds, there are plenty of places in the nearby town of Stowe for you to rest your weary head.
If you’ve never been to this ski resort, the premiere Stowe lodging option has to be the Stowe Mountain Lodge. This huge chalet-inspired hotel has 312 rooms to choose from. The architecture may be Vermont-Alpine, but the comfort level is all decadence. With six stories, there’s room for almost everyone who wants to stay. Whether you’re slumbering away in one of the premium beds or lounging in a comfortable plush chair looking out at the view, you’ll be glad you’re here. The Lodge offers gondola service over Mountain Road, which places guests right at the base of the main gondola. Or, you can head to the North Peak and hit the intermediate and beginner trails there.
For larger parties, the best Stowe lodging has to be The Inn at the Mountain’s Condominium and Townhouse Rentals. Whether you need a two bedroom unit for a small family, or a five-bedroom home for a large corporate or college group, you can find something to suit your needs here. Best of all, all of the townhouses and condominiums have washer/dryer units in the home and full kitchens; this is perfect for saving additional money by preparing your own meals and saves you from lugging home dirty clothes. While doing laundry might not seem like an ideal vacation pastime, sometimes the sound of a dryer spinning can lend soothing white noise at the end of a hectic day.
Free shuttles run continuously in the winter from the slopes to the nearby town, so there’s no need to feel like you’re being left out if you stay off-site. Many hotels and inns have their own shuttles as well. Whether you’re looking for the privacy and intimacy of a B&B, or just want a clean comfortable place to lay your head, there’s some Stowe lodging to suit your needs.
The Stone Hill Inn is a romantic luxury B&B located along Mountain Road about ten minutes from the slopes. The Inn rests on nine acres of private woods and gardens and is secluded, even with its convenient location. Ten separate rooms each offer their own amenities and charms, from the gas fireplace and sage tones of the Notch Room to the elegant four post king bed and brightly lit Fiddlehead. Each room comes with a Jacuzzi tub for two, a library of DVD’s and complimentary popcorn, perfect for a little romantic après ski. In the mornings, a three course gourmet breakfast will get you fueled and ready for a full day of skiing.
Other Stowe lodging options in the area include the Innsbruck Inn at Stowe, a charming chalet style inn that also offers a Swedish sauna and spa facilities on site. There’s also a 5-bedroom guest house available to let with two baths and a bunk room perfect for kids.
When you choose to ski Stowe, you know that no matter where you choose to stay, you’re going to find friendly faces and helping hands. The hardest part of your vacation is likely going to be deciding which of these great venues to lay your head down.