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Butler House Circa 1830

Fun Things to Do in Stowe, Vermont

Experience the charm of life in one of New England’s most beautiful mountain villages. Our location, across the street from the internationally acclaimed Stowe Recreation Path and on the Mountain Shuttle route, provides easy access to all the wonderful activities Stowe has to offer.

Local Attractions

Couple window shopping

The Village of Stowe offers many shopping delights, from hand-dipped chocolates to antiques, art galleries, ski, and sporting goods, handcrafted pottery, and other Vermont-made crafts. You can also visit Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory in nearby Waterbury and sample your favorite flavor of ice cream. And don't forget to pick up a bottle of Vermont's finest maple syrup for your friends back home!

Group of friends fine dining

Located on the first floor of the Butler House you can enjoy a tasty homemade breakfast. Step to the right out the front door and treat yourself to a rich, delicious coffee at Black Cap Coffee Cafe or follow Main Street down to Plate, Harrison's, Cafe on Main, or The Whip. Don't miss the Cliff House Summit series for inspired dining at 3,625 feet!

Outdoor Adventures

man riding a mountain bike into the sunset

The Boston Globe proclaimed Stowe "the mountain biking mecca for all seasons." Check out Stowe Mountain Bike Club for events and trails, AJ's Ski & Sports, or Ranch Camp for rentals and advice.

couple hiking in the forest

Whether you are in boots or snowshoes you'll find plenty of trails in Stowe. Trail maps can be found in each room or ask us for a recommendation!

Fruit and vegetables at a farmer's market
Farmer's Market

On Sunday mornings: follow the signs to the vibrant Stowe Farmer's Market that bustles with produce vendors, arts and crafts, food trucks, and musicians.

Fishing pole fishing into a lake

Come visit us at The Fly Rod Shop for everything you need for your fishing adventures.

Young girl riding a snowmobile
Sledding and Tubing

Right behind the elementary School on Marshall Hill or ask us for summertime tubing on the Little River.

Close up of a man with golf glove placing a golf ball on the grass to hit pictured with golf club

We have got some beautiful courses and Paul is the man to talk to on this one. Ask about discounted greens fees for our guests at Country Club of Vermont, the second top-rated golf venue in Vermont 2015-2016 by Golf Digest.

People skiing down a mountain at a ski resort
Cold-Weather Activities

Skiing and Snowboarding
Stowe Mountain Resort of course!

Ice Skating
The new Jackson Arena Ice Skating Rink is a quick walk from the Butler House.

Art and History

Performing Arts

Stowe Performing Arts: From May to August this community organization brings high-quality performances to the Stowe Community. Noon Music in May every Wednesday at noon across the street at the Stowe Community Church, Gazebo Concerts around the corner on the lawn of the Helen Day Memorial Building, and our favorite, Music in the Meadow at Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow where folks bring blankets, picnics and are known to kick up their heels when the mood strikes.

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center: At the foot of Mount Mansfield, this 420-seat simple barn-like theater with heavy timber and truss roof offers an intimate connection between the audience and the stage and boasts state-of-the-art acoustics, audio, and projection systems. Laura kicked off her 50th birthday year by taking in an amazing James Taylor concert at this special place.

Stowe Theatre Guild: Quality live theatre presented by a non-profit, volunteer community theatre organization. Performances held across the street at the Stowe Town Hall.

Old cobble stone church in the woods

History buffs can stroll historic Stowe Village, and visit Stowe Historical Society right around the corner on School Street. Stowe Lantern Tours offers entertaining and informative candlelit tours of Stowe Village with a passion for ghost stories. Take a day trip to the Shelburne Museum one of the country's most diverse museums of art, design, and Americana over 45 pastoral acres of Vermont countryside.

Woman admiring a painting at a museum

Check out the latest exhibit at The Current right around the corner and the interesting galleries on Main Street and Mountain Road. Stowe Exposed is a summertime outdoor exhibit with installations throughout the Village and along the Recreation Path. If the sculpture is your thing you won't want to miss the West Branch Gallery's outdoor sculpture park...we always have fun there!

Butler House, Circa 1830

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128 Main Street
Stowe, VT 05672