Stowe, VT Planning & Tips

Getting There
The drive from Boston is approximately 3.5 hours. Take I-93 North to Concord, New Hampshire and then follow signs to connect with I-89 North. Follow I-89 North into Vermont until you get to exit 10 (Stowe / Waterbury exit). Make a right onto Route 100 North and follow this for 11 miles until you reach your first stop sign. This is the center of Stowe Village. Make a left at the stop sign onto Route 108 North and follow this for 6 miles to reach Stowe Mountain Lodge and the ski area.

Getting Around
Once you reach Stowe, you can leave your car at home and take advantage of the complimentary Stowe Mountain Road Shuttle that runs all day between Stowe village and the mountain.

The Art of Smart Timing
Try to avoid Columbus Day Weekend, at the height of fall foliage, the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, the three-day Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and President's Week in February. This is when the inns and hotels tend to charge the highest amount of money. I especially like visiting Stowe over 4th of July, when the neighboring village of Moscow holds "the world's shortest parade."

Off the Radar
Every Thursday and Saturday night in winter, Umiak Outdoor Outfitters in Stowe leads guests on a snowshoe walk into the mountains where you then enjoy a fondue dinner. Enjoy the hot Cabot cheddar cheese and Lake Champlain chocolate as a local magician provides entertainment. Cost of the "Magic of Stowe Fondue Dinner Tour" is $69 per person.

Visitor's Bureau
Stowe Area Association


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