Take a Romantic Fall Getaway to Stowe, Vermont

September 24, 2019


What better place to treat you and your significant other to a romantic fall getaway than Stowe, Vermont—TripAdvisor’s #1 “Top 10 Fall Foliage Destinations in the U.S.” of Stowe. With vibrant foliage covering this quintessential New England mountain town, autumn is arguably one of the most beautiful times of year here. Escape and relax together while soaking up the array of warm colors that cover the hillsides—from Mt. Mansfield to Main Street. Find everything you need to plan your romantic getaway.

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What to Do: One of the best parts about visiting in the fall is that you can take in Stowe’s legendary foliage while spending quality time with your significant other. Whether you walk, paddle, zip or drive through the Vermont countryside, there are many unique ways to view foliage in Stowe. For a unique aerial perspective of the foliage, take a hot air balloon ride with Above Reality Hot Air Balloon Rides. Be sure to enjoy a romantic stroll or leisurely bike ride through Stowe on the “Rec Path.” Stop at Instagram-worthy vistas for photos, and shop or dine at a local restaurant. For a fully relaxing getaway, schedule a day at one of Stowe’s spas, like The Spa at Spruce Peak where you can enjoy views of Mt. Mansfield or Stowe Village Massage in the historic downtown Village.

Where to Eat: With world-class restaurants throughout town, there’s no shortage of tasty and romantic dining options in Stowe. Experience authentic Italian cuisine in an intimate setting at Trattoria La Festa and Salute, both located up Mountain Road. Autumn is the perfect time to cozy up by the fire with your honey. Dine fire-side and taste Vermont artisan-inspired seasonal dishes with views of Spruce Peak at Solstice. Try the “Most Popular Breakfast” in Vermont according to People Magazine at the cozy Butler’s Pantry for an authentic Vermont meal. You can’t go wrong with a date night at any of Stowe’s amazing restaurants.

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Where to Shop: Looking for a special gift for your loved one? A sparkly piece of jewelry ought to do the trick. Von Bargens offers artisan jewelry and Ferro Estate & Custom Jewelers showcases diamonds and estate jewelry. Both of these excellent options are located in the Village. While in the area, take a walk to Helen Day Art Center and see Exposed, an annual outdoor exhibition happening throughout the fall. Pick up Vermont food specialties at Commodities Natural Market for a impromptu picnic during a scenic drive. Sample local produce, food and goods together at the Stowe Farmers’ Market, just off the Rec Path, every Sunday through mid-October.

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Where to Stay: With scenic views and warm hues covering the area, there are many romantic lodging options for couples in the fall. Rejuvenate your romance in an/the intimate setting of a bed & breakfast where local innkeepers personalize your visit. For a more quaint stay surrounded by colorful mountain scenery, try Hob Knob Inn Bar & Lounge or Fiddler’s Green Inn, both located up the Mountain Road. Fiddler’s Green Inn offers a cozy and “Vermont country” feel. Spend the day by the fireplace or lounge by the brook. Take in spectacular fall views of Mt. Mansfield from the hot tub at Hob Knob Inn Bar & Lounge.

Looking for even more ways to impress your significant other on your romantic getaway? Our vacation planning experts are here to help and provide recommendations for your special retreat. 


Featured image courtesy of Savannah Brown. Images courtesy of Grant Wieler and Savannah Brown.

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