Our Florida-born kids (5 and 7) had never seen snow, so I booked a holiday weekend stay in Stowe, VT. I was looking for economy, and a place where I didn't have to rent a car and drive in snow--within walking distance of restaurants and attractions. I like the B & B experience, and Auberge de Stowe was economical.
Auberge de Stowe is right on the busy Mountain Road, which makes for some traffic nosie, but the free Mountain Road shuttle right across the street made everything (including the moutain and the village accessible--although Chantal did offer to loan us one of their vehicles if needed!!)
Our innkeepers, Shawn and Chantal, and their boys, made our snow experience so very, very warm. Seeing the Floridians poorly outfitted, they rounded up mittens. Learning we hadn't yet seen Sound of Music (and the von trapp family Stowe connection), Chantal rented the movie at the library. Finding out I love both rhubarb and ginger, she broke out a jar of her limited-production ginger/rhubarb jam. They provided sleds and sledding advice, dining suggestions, shuttle boarding tips, and bathing suits for the outdoor hot tub. In addition, we had many lively conversations. They made it feel like we were staying with friends. It was definitely family friendly.
The rooms are clean and cute. Breakfast was basic but delicious (breads and homemade jams, cereal and one warm dish each day -- cheesy eggs, rhubard/apple crisp).
We hope to visit again, perhaps in another season.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Something for everyone at our European style Bed and Breakfast. Walk to the village shops and restaurants, ride the free shuttle bus to the ski slopes, enjoy a glass of wine by the wood stove or a soak in the outdoor hot tub after your hike. Your host will be happy to share all of their area knowledge with you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Auberge De Stowe Vermont