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As we slide gently down the “backslope” of leaf-peeping season here in the Stowe, Vermont area, excitement’s starting to build for wintertime. Between the world-class snowsports and the jaw-dropping snowbound scenery, winter in the Green Mountain State is simply magical, and you won’t find a better cozy home base for experiencing that magic than Edson Hill!

Our boutique-luxe hillside inn just a stone’s throw from the charming village center of Stowe immerses you in seasonal beauty, and also provides a well-appointed springboard for doing a little scenic driving out in that gorgeous winterscape.

Scenic Winter Drives in Vermont From Your Edson Hill Guest Room

Many Edson Hill guests relish the close proximity to one of New England’s truly legendary ski and snowboard destinations: Stowe Mountain Resort, set high up the slopes of Vermont’s loftiest peak, the Green Mountain crown of 4,083-foot Mount Mansfield. The short trip up to that resort—which lays claim to 2,360 feet of vertical, nearly 600 skiable acres, and some 40 miles of trails—is its own topnotch scenic drive, needless to say.

Route 100, which passes right through Stowe, offers some of the best sightseeing in all of New England. A classic jaunt is south down to Rochester, Vermont, taking in the short hike (possibly aided by hiking crampons and trekking poles) to see the Green Mountain State’s tallest waterfall, Moss Glen Falls, in its frosty mode, and enjoying views of 4,083-foot Mount Ellen and the lovely Mad River Valley along the way.

Part of that route as well as an extensive circuit to the north helps constitute the Green Mountain Byway, meanwhile, which adds plenty more Green Mountain scenery (and more charming hamlets) to the mix. Keep in mind that Smugglers’ Notch Pass, though, which connects Stowe and Jeffersonville, is closed during the winter.

Treat Yourself to a Winter Escape at Edson Hill & Soak Up the Wintry Splendor of Stowe, VT

When you’re not out and about on scenic drives and byways, you’ll have plenty of frosty mountain majesty to swoon over right on our grounds here at Edson Hill, serving up as we do ace sightlines up to the heights of the Green Mountains and the Worcester Range.

Our historic trail system is tailor-made for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and from your Manor House or Guest House room to the fireside of our Tavern, you’ll have multiple options for warming up and kicking back for wintertime R&R.

Book your winter stay outside Stowe, Vermont at Edson Hill today!