Stowe is Vermont’s most luxurious and picturesque ski resort. The mountain town offers a world class ski school for kids, 116 trails, and a terrain park; lodges that are more upscale eatery than fast food afterthought; and a postcard-perfect town lined with small shops and family-friendly restaurants. But, what really makes Stowe a great family vacation town is that there’s so much more to it than skiing. Let’s face it, it’s rare that everyone in a family agrees on what to do. In our family we have skiers and ski-refusers, but we all had a great time on a recent weekend getaway to Stowe.
There are so many things to do with kids in Stowe, no matter what time of year you go. In addition to the skiing and other local outdoor activities, the town boasts resorts that are like little worlds unto themselves, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Last summer we stayed at the Stowe Mountain Lodge and enjoyed one of their Get Out and Go Packages. We learned adirondack furniture making, went on a hike and visited a waterfall.
This winter we were invited to visit Stoweflake Resort and Spa. Just a few minutes from the mountain, it’s a great base for a ski trip, but the resort offers a wealth of other amenities to turn a ski weekend into a full-fledged getaway for everyone in the family. Stoweflake goes beyond the norm in fitness facilities and classes, an exceptional day spa, and on-site recreational activities.
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