Happy Monday friends! We're back from a quick weekend getaway to Stowe, VT and it was the perfect escape from the city! It's a little bit of a hike being three hours from the city, but totally worth it to stay with my sister & family in a house near Stowe Mountain Resort, which was only a few miles away.
This wasn't a ski weekend for us & I'm totally okay with that for a few reasons, but mostly because it gave us the opportunity to explore the resort and other areas of Stowe without having to spend the entire day on the slopes. I'll let the pictures do the talking - here's a little travel diary of a quick weekend to Stowe. Warning - photo overload ahead!
I couldn't get enough of the lodge - cozy fireplace was calling my name!
Enjoying lunch in the restaurant in the main lodge
While I have zero coordination for skiing, believe it or not, ice skating is something that I can do!! It was so enjoyable since a lot of people weren't out there so it felt like we had the rink to ourselves!
There's a ton do at the resort aside from skiing, but the gondola that takes everyone not staying at the resort back to their cars closes at 5:30, which really does put a time limit on how much you can enjoy!
On our way to the center of Stowe we found the cutest sleigh company. It was actually something we wanted to do while in Vermont so I was happy we found Gentle Giants. For thirty minutes, Gary and I enjoyed a private carriage ride with a very animated guide & equally excited horse!
We were only in town for one dinner over the weekend and with a few recommendations from my sister, we settled on The Bench. Known for their local and fresh food, I opted for the salmon tacos, while Gary enjoyed the lasagna.
On the way out of Stowe you can really hit all the tourist attractions including Ben & Jerry's factory ($4 for a ticket & free samples at the end), The Cabot Cheese Annex (not the factory, but loads of free cheese to taste) & Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Naturally we hit all three on our way back to Boston, but the one we didn't have time for was the Von Trapp Family Lodge - you know the family that the Sound of Music is based off of.
It was certainly a quick weekend away, but so fun & relaxing! Can't wait to go back to Stowe and maybe even enjoy a little skiing next time! How was your weekend? Link up below to share it with us!
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