My son and I had the privilege of being the first guests at the Stone Cottage after its recent extensive renovations. If Hansel and Gretel skied this is where they would want to stay on vacation. The cottage was hand crafted by a mason from Scotland from local stones. It really does look like the set for a fairy tale. That being said, the Stone Cottage now features every modern convenience you can think of--great kitchen, big TVs with full cable offerings and really nice attention to detail everywhere you look.
There is a hiking/snowshoeing trail through the property and nearby Sterling Gorge is a spectacular geological formation. The town of Stowe is justly famous for its world class restaurants, breweries and night clubs. Stowe Mountain Resort is arguably the best ski resort in the East and Stowe also has an unmatched network of groomed cross country ski trail. Mountain bikers from all over the country flock to Stowe for some of the best single track anywhere.