Nestled in a secluded area bordering Vermont’s Green Mountains, Meadowstone Manor sets the scene for a private, ultra-luxe retreat surrounded by nature, while popular ski resorts, downtown Stowe and other exciting attractions are only minutes away. This convenient location also makes for easy day trips to other quaint towns like Burlington and Montpelier. With each season comes new landscapes and adventures from the colorful leaf peeping of fall to the snow-filled fun of winter. Regardless of the time of year, Stowe welcomes visitors to enjoy the ideal New England experience, with boutique shops, local art galleries, cider mills, and more just waiting to be explored.
Springtime transforms Stowe into a lush green landscape, while also ushering in the beginning of two important seasons: maple sugaring and trout fishing. Sweet aromas fill the air from February through late March as nearby sugar houses let out white clouds of maple steam. Throughout the season, sugar farms open their doors to visitors interested in watching the maple sugaring process at work. Starting in mid-April, both expert and novice anglers alike can wade into the waters of Stowe—with or without an expert fishing guide on hand—to try their hand at snagging some trout.
As the temperatures rise in Stowe, travelers have even more ways to enjoy this town. Throw on your boots and head into the Green Mountains for a scenic hike or challenge yourself to climb nearby Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. If biking is more your speed, Stowe has over 50 miles of trails for mountain biking, as well as a recreation path for cruising on the back of a road bike. Cool off in Stowe’s swimming holes and waterfalls, or grab kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards for even more physical activity.
Though many of the activities of summer are also available in the fall, they have the added beauty of the vibrant fall colors that blanket Stowe every year. Bright red, yellow, and orange leaves make for prime fall foliage views whether you admire them while hiking, biking, or paddling your way through one of Stowe’s rivers or reservoirs. For the best views, fall foliage experts offer guided tours to the best locations to see this show of Mother Nature. The cool autumn air also means it’s time for classic fall fun like corn mazes, apple picking, and plenty of local festivals.
Stowe is known as a world-class skiing destination thanks to its well equipped, family friendly ski resorts and the over 300 inches of snowfall every year. Though hitting the slopes is a popular option for guests at Meadowstone Manor, Stowe’s expansive trail system also lends itself to other winter activities like dog sledding, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Even fishing enthusiasts don’t have to wait for the snow to melt to have some fun as Stowe is also the perfect place for ice fishing. Whatever winter wonderland activity you choose, Stowe’s après ski scene welcomes everyone to enjoy the diverse dining options and locally brewed beers and ciders.