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At Our Doorstep

A property of potential. 

Your Stowe journey begins on our 120 acre wooded estate.  At Topnotch, you choose: an invigorating trail ride, or a friendly game of shuffleboard.  A spirited tennis match, or a book and nothing but time to read it. Four seasons a year, there is, quite simply, so much to do at our four-diamond New England resort, right on property.  We welcome you to do as much – or as little – of it as you like.

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Excited to have an experience, and looking for advice and arrangements now?  Our concierge would be delighted to help.

Summer 2015 Experience: Runs, Hikes & Climbs with Sunrise Mountain Guides

Morning Run

Start the day with a trail run along the beautiful Ranch Brook in the historic Ranch Valley, birthplace of skiing in Stowe.  With moderate hills, we’ll run from three to five miles in the Mt. Mansfield State Forest.

Sundays, 7am
Duration, 1 to 1-1/2 hours
Difficulty, Easy to Moderate
$20 pp, no minimum

Morning Hike

Follow Notch Brook upstream passing a famous local swimming hole, an old mill site, and the majestic Bingham Falls and Gorge. On the way back, we’ll pass a historic 1920’s log cabin, for a total distance of three miles.  Or, we can follow Ranch Brook upstream to the birthplace of skiing, Ranch Camp – another three mile run.

Saturdays, 8am
Duration, 1 to 2 + hours
Difficulty, Easy to Moderate
$25 pp, 2 person minimum

½ Day Hike

Depending on weather and experience, we’ll choose between two of Stowe’s many scenic hikes which would include highlights such as Smugglers’ Notch, Sterling Pond (Vermont’s highest alpine lake), Lake Mansfield,  The Long Trail (the oldest long distance hiking trail in the nation), or caves on the Clara Bow Trail.
Tuesdays, 10am
Duration, 4 hours
Difficulty, Moderate to Difficult
$40 pp, 3 person minimum; 8 person maximum
$100, one person

Intro to Climbing & Bouldering

This half day course is perfect for families or anyone who wants to try out climbing for the first time. The focus will be on shorter, top roped climbs for every ability level.  All equipment included.

Saturdays & Sundays, 1pm
Duration, 3 hours
Difficulty, Easy to Moderate

$120 pp, 2 person minimum; 4 person maximum
$150, one person