Stowe, Vermont is well-known for its postcard-perfect snow scenes and epic skiing and riding, but this four-season resort town has many other activities for you to enjoy.
Whether your mother-in-law just doesn’t ski, or your kids have had enough time on the slopes and need a day off the mountain, here’s a look at some of our favorite non-ski activities to do in Stowe, VT.
Enjoying the Arts
The arts are big in Stowe, so happily our little town is studded with eclectic art galleries galore. Be sure to check out two of our favorites, Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery and the Robert Paul Galleries.
Many of our region’s finest artists are on display here, along with nationally and internationally acclaimed works ranging from paintings and sculptures to glass work and porcelain. You can also explore the galleries’ sculpture garden and nearby shops.
A relatively new jewel in Stowe’s arts crown, the handsome Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center offers locals and visitors alike the chance to see performances by exceptional artists from around the world.
Whether you’re in the mood for music from some of the area’s most talented bands, creative films, or crowd-pleasing plays and performances, chances are you’ll find something perfect for everyone in the family to experience.
Charming Shops with Small Town Service
Amazingly, our beautiful little village offers over 70 stores featuring everything from hard-to-find gourmet kitchenware to luxury outdoor apparel. This handy map and guide will help you plan where to find the ideal gifts and souvenirs for you to bring back from Vermont.
You won’t believe the variety of unique jewelry, artisan-made clothing, specialty foods, spa products, and home furnishings available!
The Great Outdoors
Some of the best non-ski activities in Stowe, VT will still let you experience the gorgeous scenery and natural beauty of Vermont.
Dogsled tours offer a particularly unique glimpse into Vermont life, as you go for an exciting ride through Stowe’s woodlands and meadows, taking in spectacular mountain views.
You can also take a ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, spend time ice skating, winter zip lining, or never even leave the property by exploring our grounds sledding, on snowshoes, or cross-country skis. We have equipment available to rent for the whole family!
Indulge in a Spa Day
Let’s say you came to Stowe to ski. Well, even the most ardent mountain explorers can always use a little stress relief! Fortunately, Stowe has a number of great spas where you can warm up and let your stress melt away.
The Top Notch Spa is another good choice. This 35,000 square foot facility has private men’s and women’s spa lounges with fireplaces and juice bars, plus a 60 foot solarium indoor pool, and a spacious outdoor family pool with a lap lane. The whole family can spend the day here, or couples can escape for a side-by-side massage.
The Spa at Stowe Mountain Lodge offers a full‐service fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, hot tubs, a relaxing spa sanctuary lounge, a hot/cold treatment facility, and 18 private treatment rooms. They even have a “KidSpa” for children ages six and older!
Stowe Village Massage at The Green Mountain Inn Professional massage therapists and an extensive treatment menu are what you will find at Stowe Village Massage. Treat yourself to a couples massage or indulge in a scrub or specialty body wrap and go home from your vacation with a healthy glow!
So, even though it’s true that Stowe is know for some of the finest skiing and riding in the East, our fine art, great meals, exciting shopping, and authentic Vermont outdoor experiences can offer everyone in your group an ideal vacation activity.
What are you looking for? Give us a call or email, and let us know! We’re ready and waiting to help you plan the perfect getaway for you and your whole family.