Wonderful Vacation Home
Where do I begin? Do I want to share this wonderful place? The Stowe Barn and the location are just perfect. Our vacation party consisted of two families, totaling 7 people( 3 adults, 4 teens, ages 16 - 19) and a 1 1/2 year old Golden Retriever. The house is beautiful and relaxing. It is quite large, well stocked, and very accommodating. The hot tub and pool table were just perfect for our group. The house is so large that we had trouble finding people sometimes.
The Staff @ Stowe Country Homes, which manages the property for the owners, is excellent. Colleen, Reggie, and Brenda were very helpful. Brenda assisted us in having a Birthday cake and balloons on arrival for the 16th B/D of one of our teens.
We enjoyed hiking and waterfall rock jumping, and this home is within distance of so many activities. The swimming hole, 5 minutes down the street, was fabulous. Our dog learned to swim there and at Sterling Pond/Lake. Bingham Falls path was accessible just up the hill about 100 feet. It was a little tough for dogs there, quite steep, but what a gorgeous waterfall and gorges. We ventured to Jay Peak Resort, to check out the indoor waterpark, just incredible.
We rented bikes one day and rode the 5.5 mile town bike path and it was a great way to see the town of Stowe. The gentleman at Pinnacle Bike Rentals, (just a short distance down Mountain Road and at top end of bike path), was very nice and helpful.
Mountain Road between Stowe Ski Resort and Smugglers Notch is just hysterical. There are a lot of hair pin turns and even a one lane section where only one car can pass. I just never expected this. What an experience.
Downtown Stowe is very nice. Shops and local Artists. Dining: Frida's, a healthier take on Mexican food, the Ice cream shop, the pretty new Japanese steak house, & Pie-casso. Pie-in-the-Sky, has a wonderful Caesar Salad. We missed Mattathorn, we will try next time.
Waterbury is about 15 - 20 minutes away. The Ben and Jerry's Factory is there, honestly the tour is so short that I feel they should not charge $ 4 per person, or at least give people a coupon at the end of the tour. The Alchemist Brewery is very interesting, along with the story of how it survived Hurricane Irene last year. The Cabot Annex is a great yummy stop, Hopefully next time we will make it to Cabot for the Tour. Also, the Glass blowing studio was a fun little stop. There was just so much to do locally that we did not venture too far.
Families with Teenagers,
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