I’m really excited to share our Fall getaway in Stowe, Vermont! I have pretty fond memories from my childhood visiting Vermont— Family reunions, Ben & Jerry’s, all the amazing cheese, and my Aunt’s beauty room before YouTube and beauty Gurus were a thing. The last time we were in Vermont, was this past summer at my uncle’s wedding. From archery to zip lining, (yeah, you read that right!) it was probably the most epic wedding we have ever been to. We knew we wanted to come back during the Fall, which in my humble opinion, takes 1st when Vermont is at its peak of beauty…winter comes a close second! Sadly, we were hitting the end of the glorious bounty of red, orange, and gold and it rained like crazy the first full day, but that definitely didn’t stop us from enjoying this cute little town.
STAY: Field Guide
Stowe is an easy two and a half hour drive from our place and I’ve had my eye on this rustic chic place for about a year now and it truly did not disappoint. Breakfast baskets delivered to your door, cozy fireplace in the suites, beautifully designed bedrooms, and bathroom goals on goals! You guys…I can go on talking about how stunning this place is, but the photos truly speak for themselves. When you arrive and you look at the building from the outside, it looks like a regular ol’ ski lodge, but when you walk in, it’s like you’re transported to a whole other world. My eyes went big and I was just silent…for all of 5 seconds, till I repeatedly said “omg” like a gazillion times. And I must mention that the location was perfect! Right across the street were many restaurants and you’re about a 10 minute walk (or 2 minute drive) from downtown Stowe.
Picnic Social: Located at the Field Guide Hotel, this is where we had dinner on the first night and I loved seeing many families there! Just like the hotel, it’s so beautifully designed and cozy, and extremely kid-friendly. They had a ton of board games for kids and adults to play, a fire pit outside, and loads of space for bigger families. Their Spicy Cider Wings are a must with a side of Smashed Fingerling Potatoes! The service was impeccable and the atmosphere was lovely. I could definitely see this place being a great spot to hang out after a long day at work, as well as after a day out on the slopes.
Butler’s Pantry: While doing my research for places to eat, this place came up time and time again with many reviews saying that their expectations were blown right out of the water and I’m here to say that I’m one of those reviewer’s as well! They have a classic breakfast menu with plates like eggs Benedict, french toast and omelettes, as well as some healthier options like a fruit and acai bowl. From the incredibly friendly service to the amazing breakfast, I highly recommend going there. *PSA— You gotta order their eggs benedict! It’s served on top of a homemade biscuit and I definitely suggest getting the bacon. Thick slices of smokey goodness adding even more amazing flavor to the meal.
Some of our other favorites were Black Cap Coffee for our mid-day caffeine fix— The salted caramel latte was basically life! Piecasso because Jude always has pizza cravings and they definitely fulfilled it! Try The BBQ Luca—BBQ sauce, loads of veggies, fresh basil and pineapples. Yes, I like pineapple on pizza and I’m not ashamed to admit it.
EXPLORE & SHOP:
The Bear Pond Bookstore was the only place we did any kind of shopping, but we were impressed with their selection of kids books but more importantly, train books of course! After loading up on some new high speed adventures for Jude, we explored the cute town and I couldn’t get enough of it— The cute colorful homes, the beautiful nature paths, and the friendly people. For me, an absolute must on your way back home is hitting up the Cold Hollow Cider Mill for the BEST apple donuts of life and Cabot Farmer’s Store for making all your cheese dreams come true.
Have you had or planned any getaways this Fall season?