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Yankee Magazine Names Stowe “Prettiest Mountain Town” and “Best Winter Town” in New England

Stowe Vermont - Winter Wonderland Photo Credit: Scott Snell

New England Mountain Town Accolades

We’re thrilled to announce that Stowe, Vermont has once again been recognized for its beauty! Yankee Magazine named Stowe as one of the Prettiest Mountain towns in New England highlighting our quintessential Vermont town’s brick and clapboard homes, white-spired church and covered bridge. Describing Stowe as a skiers’ paradise, Yankee Magazine recognized the welcoming spirit of our town inviting visitors to shop, dine and play. Also recognized are the stunning views of the wilderness in C.C. Putnam State Forest from Stowe.

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Stowe – Best Winter Town in New England

For this prestigious ranking, Yankee Magazine considered each town’s winter recreation, scenery, and vibrant tourism infrastructure that made weekend, or longer, trips fun for everyone (whether looking for skiing and snowboarding, traipsing along snowy trails, or simply dining by firelight). Not surprisingly, Stowe, Vermont came out at the top!

Featured in Yankee Magazine’s “10 Best Winter Towns in New England” article is Stowe’s ample backcountry routes, including the state-long Catamount Trail, the longest public ski trail in North America. Of course, Mount Mansfield is touted for its expert slopes and its newer ski trails and lifts recently created to better serve beginners and families. Also, mentioned is the most celebrated winter carnival in New England, Stowe Winter Carnival.

Read more about Stowe, Vermont’s additional accolades.

We look forward to hosting you at the Stone Hill Inn.

Stone Hill Inn is the perfect Stowe mountain lodging choice for hitting the mountain and then retreating to quiet, luxury. There’s a reason Yankee Magazine voted us “Best Romantic Getaway in New England.” Book your Winter or Early Spring stay today and find out for yourself. We know you won’t be disappointed! Call us to book your romantic getaway today (802) 253-6282 or book online. Romance is always in season!

2019 NCAA Skiing Championships in Stowe

2019 National Collegiate Skiing Championships

Come Cheer on the Best Collegiate Skiers at the 2019 NCAA Skiing Championships in Stowe, Vermont

Join the NCAA in Stowe this March 6th – 9th. Nordic races will be held at Trapp Family Lodge and the alpine competition will be hosted at the Stowe Mountain Resort. All four competition days are free and open to the public.


Competition Schedule (Times are subject to change)
Wednesday, March 6
Nordic – Trapp Family Lodge
10:00 a.m. Men’s 10k Freestyle
12:00 p.m. Women’s 5k Freestyle

Thursday, March 7
Alpine – Stowe Mountain Resort
9:00 a.m. Women’s Giant Slalom – First Run
10:15 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom – First Run
12:45 p.m. Women’s Giant Slalom – Second Run
2:00 p.m. Men’s Giant Slalom – Second Run

Friday, March 8
Nordic – Trapp Family Lodge
10:00 a.m. Women’s 15k Classical
12:00 p.m. Men’s 20k Classical

Saturday, March 9
Alpine – Stowe Mountain Resort
9:00 a.m. Men’s Slalom – First Run
10:00 a.m. Women’s Slalom – First Run
12:00 p.m. Men’s Slalom – Second Run
1:00 p.m. Women’s Slalom – Second Run
2:30 p.m. Team Awards Ceremony

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Live streaming on all four days of competition will be available free of charge on NCAA.com

 


Stowe Lodging

When the resort life just isn’t for you, get away from it all, while still enjoying easy access to all of Stowe’s best slopes. We’re located minutes away from downtown Stowe and the Mountain.

Retreat to Luxury

We’re the perfect Stowe mountain lodging choice for retreating to quiet, adult-only luxury — especially after a day of cheering, or hitting the slopes. There’s a reason Yankee Magazine voted us “Best Romantic Getaway in New England.” Book your Stowe March getaway today and find out for yourself. Call (802) 253-6282 or book online.

Snow In Stowe, Vermont

(Video Caption: Feb 15, 2019 – 12″ of fresh powder!)

Pack the car and head to Stowe!

We will have the warm cookies and jacuzzi tub waiting at the end of your day on the mountain. Double-sided fireplaces in each guestroom and delicious sunlit breakfasts!

When the resort life just isn’t for you, get away from it all, while still enjoying easy access to all of Stowe’s best slopes. We’re located minutes away from downtown Stowe and the Mountain.


Did you know Stowe is one of the WORLD’S Best Ski Towns for Foodies?

Fodor’s Travel named Stowe, Vermont #2 in a round-up of the World’s Top 10 Ski Towns for Foodies. You’ll have to go to France, to do better! Yum!!!

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“Perfect Snowy Getaway”

My advice is to stop searching for a B&B, just stay at the wonderful Stone Hill Inn.
Traveling to a snowy destination in winter was our desire and we were thrilled with the snow upon arrival in Burlington. It is about a one hour drive to Stowe. A bit more in the snow storm. The enterance is well marked. Todd was there to greet us and show us the amenities of the Stone Hill Inn. Our room, as do the others had a 2 sided fireplace between the bedroom and bathroom. It quickly took the chill out of the air. Very comfortable king size bed and Linens. We stayed 4 nights. At breakfast Todd was the chef and Kristi the host. Their care was supplemented by a great guy, Tony. His job waiter, housekeeper and tour guide. After visiting for 15 minunets, returned with a map and suggested activities for the day. In the meantime Todd prepared a great breakfast, alternating between sweet and savory, (French Toast, breakfast tacos, pancakes and omelette). There were also pastries and fruit. As we finished breakfast Todd and Kristi checked on us, and gave more recommendations to enjoy Stowe. They also set up dinner reservations and a sleigh ride. We also enjoyed the scenery and landscape. Great view from our room.
Gary, Oklahoma on TripAdvisor

 

We look forward to hosting you at the Stone Hill Inn.

Stone Hill Inn is the perfect Stowe mountain lodging choice for hitting the mountain and then retreating to quiet, luxury. There’s a reason Yankee Magazine voted us “Best Romantic Getaway in New England.” Book your Winter or Spring stay today and find out for yourself. We know you won’t be disappointed! Call us to book your romantic getaway today (802) 253-6282 or book online. Romance is always in season!

Romantic Vermont Lodging for Valentines Day

Romantic Vermont Lodging - Stone Hill Inn

Whether you’re a local looking for a quick Valentine’s getaway, or from out-of-town making a big to do about Valentines Day, Stone Hill Inn is your perfect romantic Vermont lodging choice.

In fact, Stone Hill Inn is Yankee Magazine’s Editors’ Choice winner for “Best Romantic Getaway in New England.”

Our local airport is a 40-minute drive and Stowe is a short 3.5 hour drive from Boston and a 5.5 hour drive from New York City. Did you know that Stowe boasts World class skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Mansfield (9-minute drive from the Inn) and we were named one of the “World’s 10 Best Ski Towns for Foodies” by Fodors Travel?

What should your perfect romantic lodging offer?

Stone Hill Inn’s Romantic Lodging Checklist

  1. In-room double-sided fireplaces
  2. Jetted jacuzzi tubs
  3. Luxurious linens and pillows
  4. Spacious rooms with garden views
  5. Rose petal turn downs available
  6. Roses, Champagne and Chocolates available for purchase
  7. In-room couples massages available
  8. Attentive, personalized customer service
  9. Delicious sunlit breakfasts (We can meet dietary restrictions, too!)
  10. Romance packages
  11. Proposal packages
  12. Romantic outings such as horse drawn sleigh rides and chocolate dipping
  13. Within minutes of Michael’s on the Hill – the #1 Romantic Restaurant in VT

Yep, we’ve got Romance covered. Thanks Travel Like A Local: Vermont for including Stone Hill Inn in your “Romantic Lodging in Vermont for Valentine’s Day” guide.

 

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“This place is just magical”

We had a month-long honeymoon during which we spent time on many B&Bs and Inns. This is definitely the best one. The great jacuzzi bath and double sided fireplace make the room so romantic.
TripAdvisor Member

“She loved it”

I absolutely loved this place. Todd & Kristie were amazing hosts. Friendly, engaging and went above and beyond to make our stay a special one. I took my girlfriend there for our anniversary, birthday, and Valentine’s Day all wrapped up in one! She loved it!! We can’t wait to return!
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“Great Romantic Getaway”

My wife and I booked the Stone Hill Inn for a “late” Valentines Day getaway and enjoyed every minute. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated with a fireplace and jacuzzi. Plenty of space to walk around. The breakfast was awesome!
Brian T, Vermont

 

Romantic Vermont Lodging

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Come for the Mountain; Stay in Romantic Luxury at Stone Hill Inn

March 14, 2018

Looking for Stowe Mountain Lodging?

Stone Hill Inn is a couples-only Stowe lodging option for your spring Vermont skiing getaway. Located nine minutes from skiing and six minutes from downtown Stowe, we’re the perfect retreat to get-away and relax after exciting days out in the snow.

AMAZING STAY IN STOWE! The Inn is welcoming, warm and beautiful, the breakfasts were amazing, the location is perfect. We will most certainly return to this little slice of heaven!!! TripAdvisor Review March 2018


 

Breakfast in a Snow Globe


Breakfast is obviously a favorite at Stone Hill Inn.
Guests comment that eating breakfast with fresh falling snow is like eating in a snow globe. We agree!

 

Our dining room features 14′ ceilings, 40 windows and individual tables for each guest room. Fresh fruit, home baked breads, muffins, and coffee cakes, gluten free options, homemade granola and yogurt. That’s just the start. The eggs are always fresh; the syrup (Grade A: Med Amber) is always warmed. Sunshine, snow, coffee and delicious breakfast aromas announce the beginning of the day.

**Don’t let diet restrictions keep you from enjoying time away and our lovely Stowe bed and breakfast. We’re happy to make your stay perfect in every way we can. With advanced notice, we are able to prepare AIP friendly meals, as well as meet restrictions for Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Pescatarian diets.

Perfect Winter Getaway! The inn is a quiet and peaceful place to stay, unlike the huge resorts, yet still right in the heart of Stowe. Fantastic gourmet breakfasts, freshly baked cookies everyday, local recommendations, and excellent conversation. We look forward to returning! TripAdvisor Review April 2018


Stowe is one of the WORLD’S Best Ski Towns for Foodies


Fodor’s Travel named Stowe, Vermont #2 in a round-up of the World’s Top 10 Ski Towns for Foodies. You’ll have to go to France, to do better! Yum!!!

Check out our favorite Top Restaurants in Stowe.


Stowe is now EPIC (EPIC Season Pass)

Stowe has always been a mecca for winter sports and this year, it got even better! Stowe Mountain - Epic PassStowe Mountain became part of the EPIC Pass. With the purchase of an EPIC SEASON PASS, you receive unlimited access in Colorado: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin; Utah: Park City; California: Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood; Canada: Whistler Blackcomb; Vermont: Stowe; Illinois: Wilmot; Minnesota: Afton Alps; Michigan: Mt. Brighton and for the 2019 ski season:Perisher in Australia.

Incredible Experience! Stayed at the Stowe Mountain Resort for two nights and Stonehill Inn for two. Stonehill Inn exceeded all expectations and is a far better option than the ski resort. The guest rooms were impeccable and well designed while the service and amenities were exceptional. Conveniently located with easy access to skiing and hiking and the best breakfast you will ever experience. Kristie and Todd go all out to ensure your stay is a memorable one. I will not stay anywhere else in Stowe and can’t wait to come back! TripAdvisor Review April 2018

 


Spring Skiing at Mt. Mansfield & Spruce Peak

Annual 80s Weekend, Stowe Mountain Lodging

Photo Credit: Stowe Mountain Resort

Spring skiing conditions in Stowe are often unmatched. Case in point, just this week we received 12 inches of fresh powder!

Enjoy end of season mountain events like the Annual 80’s Retro Weekend (Saturday, March 24, 2018). Dress in your best 80’s gear and hit the slopes for a fun-filled retro weekend.

Lovely Inn. Get away weekend to ski and found Stone Hill Inn from great reviews they received. We were looking for quaint bed and breakfast and found the perfect place.TripAdvisor Review March 2018


 

Stowe Mountain Lodging, Award-Winning B&B

Stone Hill Inn is the perfect Stowe mountain lodging choice for hitting the mountain and then retreating to quiet, luxury. There’s a reason Yankee Magazine voted us “Best Romantic Getaway in New England.” Book your Spring stay today and find out for yourself. We know you won’t be disappointed!

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We look forward to hosting you at the Stone Hill Inn.

Call us to book your romantic getaway today (802) 253-6282 or book online. Romance is always in season!

Top 5 Winter Activities in Stowe

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Activity #1: Skiing.  Of course.  Everyone knows skiing is king of winter activities in Stowe with its famous front-four runs, the addition of the Spruce mountain, the complete renovation of its gondola ride, and nearly $10M investment in new ski making equipment.  Stowe continues to claim the title of the Ski Capital of the East.  Did you also know….

  • Stowe is blessed by superior natural terrain; Mt. Mansfield is the tallest mountain in Vermont.
  • Skiing was first introduced to Stowe by Swedish families in 1913 that used barrel staves strapped to their boots.
  • Stowe’s first designated ski trail was cut by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1933.
  • In 1935 Stowe formed the first ski patrol in the US.
  • The Captain and Baroness Von Trapp opened the first Nordic ski center in the US in 1968.

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Activity #2: Dining.   In addition to Stone Hill Inn’s dietary-friendly breakfasts, we are blessed with nearly 50 restaurants in Stowe.  Including these three of our favorite casual dining options:  Idletyme Brewing Company (with ownership by Laura and Michael of Michael’s on the Hill), Doc Ponds (with ownership from the folks at the Hen of the Wood), and The Bench.  We’ve had excellent meals at all three, but gravitate towards Idletyme.  These add to the three other restaurants, besides Michael’s and Hen of the Wood, that Stone Hill Inn guests most often frequent:  Harrisons, Bistro at Ten Acres, and Gracies.

Vermont sled dog tours

Activity #3: Dog Sledding. There aren’t too many places in the U.S. where you can still go dog sledding for fun.  Jim Blair at Eden Mills, VT arguably offer the best sled dog tours in the country.  His concern for his Alaskan Huskies sets the standard for the care and health of sled dogs.  He owns over a 140 acres and has ten miles of trails which he grooms each day. Jim has been working with six different generations of dogs at his Eden Mills headquarters.  His treatment of his and the overall experience at Eden Dogsledding is why we like working with Jim and his Unchained Gang.

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Activity #4: Tobogganing. Yes, and it’s right here at our Stowe bed and breakfast.  And it’s free!  You just have to walk back up the hill and pull the toboggan.  But what a rush as you sail down the hill carefully avoiding the bushes and trees, gliding onto the meadow towards the Stone Hill Inn sign and the Mountain Road.  Nobody ever gets close to hitting the Mountain Road (Rt. 108) – only George and his niece, Greta, have been able to come close to the Stone Hill Inn sign.

Vermont snowshoeing

Activity #5: Backcountry Exploring.  What kind of activity is that?  Ahhhh, you’ll love it!  Increasingly we find that our guests are looking for more than just exercise, they’re want a new experience.  Sure, you’ve done some Nordic skiing or snowshoeing a few times, but what if you could find quiet trails that few Stowe visitors know exist, where you and your guide are likely to be the only ones around?  See gorgeous landscapes, learn about the history of Stowe, and enjoy a much better chance to see local wildlife in these remote locations. Welcome to Stowe’s backcountry.  Our expert guide will take you there, tell and show you the history, and customize your tour to your comfort – difficulty, pace, and length of time.  Consider:

  1. Backcountry Snowshoeing for Everyone This guided, one to two hour tour, set to your own pace, visits historic sites of when Stowe first got started – the Mill Trail, the Turner Mill blacksmith shop, Dr. Margueite Lichtenthaeler’s historic cabin and if your game, explore the majestic Bingham Falls gorge or explore the birthplace of skiing in Stowe. No experience is necessary. Of course, equipment is provided.
  2. Backcountry Snowshoe Adventure This guided tour can consume up to three hours in the morning or afternoon — you determine how much challenge you want. You don’t need a lot of snowshoe experience, just a desire to see the parts of Stowe that few people ever see and learn about its history. Equipment is provided, so if you’re only in reasonable shape this will be a healthy and rewarding experience.
  3. Beginning Backcountry Skiing Beginner? Not used to backcountry, cross country skiing? Not sure what kind of wax to use or whether skinning is appropriate? Don’t know what skinning is? This two hour clinic/tour will quickly make you an expert. Spend a few minutes up front to learn the latest Nordic ski technologies, how to plan a backcountry ski adventure, and get tips on skiing techniques. Then off to the backcountry where you the pace; your guide will do the rest. Some skiing experience (Alpine or Nordic) would be helpful. (Equipment not provided.)
  4. Backcountry Nordic Skiing Encounter For those that have done an ample amount of skiing (either Nordic or Alpine) get ready for a spectacular day of vistas – Sky top Ridge, Steeple, Tear Drop and the Underhill Trail. Set your own pace and decide if you want high country, low elevation or both! This cross country skiing adventure that can be as challenging as you want – choose between half day (2-3 hours) and full day (4-6 hours).

Come Experience the Magic of Stowe in the Winter

Stone Hill Inn is the perfect Stowe mountain lodging choice for hitting the mountain and then retreating to quiet, luxury. There’s a reason Yankee Magazine voted us “Best Romantic Getaway in New England.” Book your winter stay today and find out for yourself. We know you won’t be disappointed! Here, romance is always in season! Call (802) 253-6282 or book online.

Winter Stowe Getaways: Snow, Food & Romance

February 2016 – Special:

Snow is here (finally!); time to enjoy Stowe’s winter playground!  Have fun at what Stowe does best — snowshoeing, great food, sleigh riding and a luxury room to which you can retreat and get warm in a double Jacuzzi tub next to a fireplace at the Stone Hill Inn! Stowe at Its Best—A Getaway includes:

Vermont snowshoeing packages

 

Snowshoe.  Perhaps for the first time?  A bit rusty?  No matter – this is a snowshoeing adventure for everyone!  Your expert backcountry guide – a native of this area who knows the most scenic trails – lets you decide where you want to go, how much ground you want to cover, and whether you want 1 or up to 2 hours of snowshoeing. Tours are scheduled during the late morning and early afternoon so that you can soak up the beauty and smell the fresh pine of unspoiled Vermont.

 

Sleigh ride. Just the two of you wrapped in several blankets while the up-front driver takes you into the Vermont woods along the west branch of the Little River in a horse-drawn sleigh for a beautiful 30 minute ride. Perfect for romantic Stowe getaways!

Idletyme Brewing

Dining. What is rapidly becoming Stowe’s best casual restaurant – Ideltyme Brewing Company – will welcome you with a menu and staff selected by their new owner Michael Kloeti – the owner and chef of the celebrated, fine dining restaurant, Michael’s on the Hill.  Your Stowe at Its Best Getaway includes a certificate for a $100 dinner, gratuities not included.

Stowe Getaway Specials

Relax. On your last day enjoy an extra 60 minutes late checkout.  Take a couple of trips on the Stone Hill toboggan, a short trip on our snow shoes, a walk in Weissner Woods, or maybe one last plunge in your fireside Jacuzzi.

This special Stowe getaway package is only $299 (including taxes), but may not be combined with other offers or with third party, lodging gift certificates.  Valid for minimum two-night stays between January 1 and Februray 14, 2016 at our Stowe bed and breakfast.