Fritz Bar + Restaurant

Step into the intimate bar, named after world-famous mountaineer and one-time resident of The Stowehof, Fritz Wiessner. We commemorate him at the Fritz Bar, with a casual Vermont farm to table menu of locally-sourced foods, beers, and spirits.

Who is Fritz?
German born Fritz Wiessner was a rock climbing pioneer. From the 1930’s and onward, Fritz made his mark free climbing, with a list of first accents. His legendary adventures took him from Austria to K2, and eventually to Stowe, Vermont with his family in the 1950s, where for a period of time Fritz called The Stowehof home. After his death at age 88, his wife Muriel donated 79 acres of land on Edson Hill to preserved by the Stowe Land Trust, now called the Wiessner Woods. If you listen closely while walking through the Wiessner Woods, you might just hear his triumphant yodels echoing across the hills.