The Perfect Stowe Ski Getaway

Five Insider Tips to the Perfect Getaway in Stowe

Stowe, Vermont. The quintessential Norman Rockwell small town, with offbeat shopping and eateries, unlimited opportunities to explore the outdoors, and epic alpine skiing. When people think of a getaway - when you can, for just a moment, put everything on hold and prioritize yourself and just yourself, images of Stowe invariably come to mind. Covered bridges, red barns, black and white spotted dairy cows. It is a place away from the noise, from the hubbub, the congestion, the traffic, the trains. And Topnotch Resort, with its onsite dining, spa, and recreation facilities, close location to Stowe Mountain Resort and the town of Stowe, and easy access to unlimited outdoor adventures, allows you to put the focus exactly where it should be this season: yourself. And we'll help you start, with five insider tips on planning a perfect, stress-free Stowe getaway.



Book Early

We always recommend booking early and getting plans locked in place, but especially in 2021 as many of our region's recreation areas require reservations and have limited capacity. The best way to ensure a stress-free getaway is by knowing availability in advance and giving yourself lots of recreation options, especially at Stowe Mountain Resort.


Midweek Offers Flexibility

Midweek is a great time to visit Stowe, especially if you're looking for super easy social distancing. Traditionally quieter than weekends, joining us midweek gives you access to all of the same amenities but wait times tend to be shorter and you don't usually have to contend with limited capacity.


Work from Here

Remote work and distance learning have completely changed family schedules and that can be a good thing! The clean, minimal design of our guest rooms and suites are perfect for focus while our resort homes are the perfect solution for large families looking to get away and still spread out.


Property Outlets

The key to a stress-free getaway is the perfect balance of work and play, relaxation and concentration. At Topnotch Resort you have everything you need to enjoy a stress-free experience right at your fingertips. Start the day with an invigorating morning tennis lesson at our Tennis Center. Enjoy lunch in The Roost with a view of Mount Mansfield. Or end the workday with a massage or facial at the Topnotch Spa and let the stress just melt away.


Get Outside

Getting out and enjoying the fresh Vermont air is what Stowe is all about. Immerse yourself in beauty and the occasional snowball fight. Mountain Ops Outdoor Gear offers everything you need to enjoy the mountains, like rentals for fat tire biking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing and can offer experienced advice on those secret spots locals try to keep hidden.