Traveling to Stowe: Plan Ahead for a Seamless Experience

September 10, 2021

by GO STOWE

As you begin to think ahead to your next Stowe adventure, make your trip and experience as smooth as possible. Plan ahead for dining, activities to do and attractions to see. Read below for tips for a seamless experience traveling to Stowe—one of Travel + Leisure‘s “16 Best Small Towns in America.”


Secure Lodging As Soon As Possible

If you’re looking to come for adventure and stay for the views in Stowe, make lodging reservations as soon as possible. Accommodations in our iconic mountain town can fill up fast during the summer. Cancellation policies vary by property. Insider Tip: View our summer bucket list for inspiration. 


Make Restaurant Reservations

Whether you’re traveling to Stowe overnight or for the day, restaurant reservations are highly encouraged—especially during the busy holiday periods. Be sure to check updated restaurant hours of operation in advance. Space can fill up fast with modified business hours due to staffing and seasonal changes. There are also excellent take-out and curbside pick-up offerings as well as Vermont food specialty shopsInsider Tip: Restaurants may have fewer staff on-hand than usual circumstances. Be kind and patient; they are working extra hard to serve and create a memorable experience for you.


Book Activities and Attractions

Be sure to make reservations early—ideally as soon as you secure your accommodations—for the ultimate summer retreat. Activities and tours such as the mountain biking, ebiking, paddling, craft beverage and tasting tours can fill up fast. Insider Tip: Situated at the foot of Vermont’s highest peak, Stowe is a destination for outdoor recreation. See what you can explore only in Stowe.


Shop Stowe

Find what you’re looking for at Stowe’s shops—from clothing boutiques and craft galleries, to outdoor sporting goods and epicurean markets—and take a piece of Stowe home with you! Insider Tip: Be sure to check store business hours.

Stowe Mountain Lodge on July 4
Experience Vibrant Events

From mountain to Main Street, discover quintessential Stowe at one of our unforgettable events that transform Stowe’s scenic landscape into a vibrant New England destination. Stowe events are always being added to the calendar. Sign up and purchase tickets in advance for larger annual events that take place.

Go Stowe has all the resources you need to plan your trip, all in one place, to make the most of your Stowe vacation. Plan ahead for a seamless experience!

Photos courtesy of Mark Vandenberg, Talta Lodge, Larry Asam, Sharon Harper and Spruce Peak.