Stowe Mountain Resort: Summer Attractions

After missing our carriage ride at Trapp Family Lodge, we decided to head over to Spruce Peak at Stowe to spend the day at their summer attractions, located at the base of Mount Mansfield.  We were glad that we had driven the Toll Road the day before because we felt like we couldn’t have jammed [...]

The Dutch Pancake Cafe: Not Worth It.

The night before… As you know, we recently went on an adventure to Stowe, VT and had a wonderful time — except for an absolutely horrendous dining experience at The Dutch Pancake Cafe on Saturday morning.  The night before, we ate at their dinner restaurant, The Pub at the Grey Fox Inn, which was a [...]

The Spa at Topnotch: Stowe, VT

I know I told you about our wonderful stay at Topnotch Resort & Spa a few weeks ago when we took the Traverse up to VT.  But what I haven’t told you yet is how amazing their signature treatment, The Mount Mansfield Saucha is.  OMG, heaven. I’ve had massages in the past, but I’ve never [...]

Topnotch Resort & Spa: Stowe, VT

Last week, the Traverse took the Stow family up north to Stowe’s Topnotch Resort & Spa.  We were looking for a last minute getaway that would be enjoyable and maybe even a little relaxing.  Traveling with three under 5 however, proves to be no small feat.  I did get a good few hours in at [...]

Dinner at the Cactus Cafe: Stowe, VT

Our first night in Vermont led us to some delicious Mexican food at the Cactus Cafe on Mountain Road in Stowe.  We were STARVING!  And this mommy needed a margarita badly! Since it was a lovely summer evening, we decided to sit outside on the deck, surrounded by their beautiful perennial garden.  What a setting. [...]

5 Reasons to Drive the Mount Mansfield Toll Road in Stowe, VT

1.  You’ll see breathtaking views of Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks, the White Mountains, the Green Mountains and Mont Royal in Quebec (on a clear day). 2.  It’s an exciting drive on a narrow gravel road that zigs and zags up to an altitude of 3,850 feet. 3.  Three stopping points along the way to get [...]