Family Vacations Made Easy

Travel is exciting for kids. At Topnotch, we want you to relax and have a worry-free holiday. And we want our young guests to feel a special welcome and take home great memories. That’s why we have so many family-friendly amenities, services, and activities – whether you need a shuttle to the slopes, arrangements for evening childcare, or stuff to do on a rainy day. Forgot sunscreen or a fleece? No problem – we have essentials on site. If you forgot a sippy cup, just ask. We’ve thought of everything.  So for once, you don’t have to.


  • Family-friendly rooms with a variety of room and bed options
  • Pack & Plays, rollaways and aero beds
  • Outlet covers
  • High-chairs and booster seats (for restaurant or in-room use)
  • Childcare services
  • Kids’ menus, poolside dining, picnic lunches and room service


  • Junior Tennis Academy
  • Seasonal Organized Activities for Kids and Teens
  • Spa Newbies Menu
  • Indoor and outdoor family-friendly swimming pools
  • 100+ acres of activities, including hiking, biking and horseback riding
  • A modernized game room for teens


You think a lot about your kids. We do, too. Which is why our resort has a variety of on-site family activities to appeal to everyone from an energetic four-year-old to a jaded teen. Best of all, Stowe is a big playground, offering hundreds of acres of Vermont terrain to explore. There’s so much for kids to do here that you’ll never hear the words “I’m bored”.


Ping-pong, board games, and a selection of lawn games, including croquet, badminton and bocce.

The Junior Tennis Academy is a big favorite with kids. Here, kids ages 3 to 14 are placed in groups by age and ability, and taught by our resort’s experienced, kid-friendly tennis pros.

Our Spa Newbies Menu features salon services designed especially for kids.



Game Room
Open till 10pm, and featuring video games and a Wii, this is where teens can socialize without their parents.

Every morning, younger teens (up to age 14) can take tennis lessons at the Junior Tennis Academy. Ages 15+ can join the adult Academy.

Teens over the age of 16 are welcome at both the Topnotch Spa and the Fitness Center, and can enjoy teen spa treatments, fitness classes, and personal training.  Younger teens can enjoy salon services with our Spa Newbies menu.

Stowe Activities for the whole family

At Topnotch

Tennis Courts

Lessons, and clinics for all ages

Horseback Riding

For all abilities, including trail rides and carriage or wagon rides


Large indoor family pool open year-round, and outdoor family pool


Stowe’s renowned recreation path begins at Topnotch, and rentals are available on property at the Nordic Barn

The Great Outdoors

Nature is abundant in Vermont, and Topnotch is an ideal hub for exploring all the Green Mountains have to offer

In Stowe

Mountain Attractions

Adventurous fun, featuring an Alpine Obstacle Course, Zip-lining , and Climbing Wall

The Swimming Hole

A community pool including a child pool with a water slide

Movies at the Stowe Cinema

First-run movies and afternoon matinees on three screens

Cold Hollow Cider Mill

Watch apple pressing, taste warm homemade cider donuts, and get free cider pops for the kids

Once Upon a Toys

A specialty toy shop with an interesting, imaginative selection

Laughing Moon

Delicious handmade chocolates, and daily demonstrations

Beyond Stowe

Echo Center

A lake aquarium and science museum with hands-on explorations and permanent and changing exhibits

Vermont Teddy Bear Factory

Make your own teddy bear, and learn the story of this historically favorite toy

Rock of Ages Granite Quarries

Tour a granite quarry nearly 600 feet deep and watch stone sculptors at work, bowl on a granite bowling lane, and make your own granite treasures

For more fun Vermont vacation ideas, see Nearby Activities.