Destination guide

Stowe’s broad appeal

The mountain town of Stowe lies in a deep valley between the peaks of the Green Mountains to the west and the Worcester range to the east. This alpine setting led to the establishment of the 4-season Stowe Mountain Resort, where skiing, snowboarding, and hiking are top of the to-do list, while the Stowe Recreation Path offers cycling and horseback riding during the summer. The cherry on top for those booking Stowe vacation rentals is the area’s jam-packed cultural calendar, which features everything from arts and crafts exhibitions to balloon festivals and car shows.

Things to do

A Stowe history lesson

Stowe’s historic village center is located a short distance from most Stowe vacation rentals, and is home to the Noyes House Museum. Built by Jedidiah Safford between 1810 and 1820 in the federal architectural style, the one-time homestead of Carlos Noyes is now a tribute to the rich history of Lamoille County. Exhibits showcase an expansive collection of 19th-century furniture, textiles, clothing, photographs, and pottery, among other displays, while 1-hour tours give the fascinating background to the building’s construction. Hours of operation are seasonal, so checking the website before making plans is essential.


Sky-high in Stowe

Stowe boasts the usual resort activities to thrill guests—from cool winter sports to summer excursions—but hot air ballooning is among its more unique propositions. A regional favorite, the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival takes place every summer and delights locals and visitors with the colorful displays, lively music, and mouthwatering delicacies on offer. You can watch the balloons jetting off into the sky or hop in for a ride of your own, with tethered and untethered flights available. A variety of kid-friendly activities run throughout the day, while the beer and wine garden promises delicious local blends and grown-up relaxation.


Stowe in the snow

Vermont’s climate has granted this region year-round appeal, so Stowe vacation rentals are always in high demand. Snow enthusiasts will want to check out the winter months, when averages fall to 6°F and snowfall is extremely heavy. The breathtaking views of the white-tipped mountains provide the incredible backdrop for your stay, and the slopes come alive with activity. Hikers and cyclists will prefer the summer season, when temperatures average in the mid-70s and budget-friendly Stowe vacation rentals are easier to come by. The snow will have melted, leaving you free to trek the trails and admire the region’s rustic beauty.

Natural features

Falling for Stowe

A well-developed trail network shows off the diversity of the region’s natural wonders and makes getting out and about in Stowe a breeze. A hike to the Moss Glen Falls is a particularly rewarding experience that caters to all skill levels. The Moss Glen Brook runs through woodland and meadows before reaching a narrow gorge. Here, it plummets to the ground, creating one of the area’s most awe-inspiring natural formations. En route to the falls, you can spot Stowe’s native wildlife, from frolicking critters to blossoming flowers, before returning to the home comforts of your Stowe vacation rental to put your feet up.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Stowe

Fly into Stowe, VT (MVL-Morrisville-Stowe State), the closest airport, located 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Montpelier, VT (MPV-Edward F. Knapp State), which is 19.1 mi (30.8 km) away.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Stowe?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Stowe:

  • Stowe Mountain Resort: 120 vacation rentals
  • Stowe Hollow: 93 vacation rentals
  • Lower Village: 17 vacation rentals
  • Smugglers' Notch Resort: 57 vacation rentals
  • Morrisville: 63 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Stowe?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Stowe. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Vermont Ski Museum: 809 vacation rentals
  • Stowe Area Association: 810 vacation rentals
  • Stowe Gondola: 779 vacation rentals
  • Easy Street Double: 779 vacation rentals
  • Stowe Country Club Golf Course: 783 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Stowe listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Stowe?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 388 Houses in Stowe. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Stowe include:

  • Cabins: 32 rentals available
  • Cottages: 32 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 207 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Stowe?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 363 vacation rentals with pool available in Stowe. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.