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Destination guide

Enjoy nature at Stowe vacation home rentals

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

Attractions near Stowe vacation home rentals

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.

Activities

Things to do near Stowe vacation homes

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.

Weather

Climate for your stay in Stowe vacation homes

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 cheap 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.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly attractions near Stowe vacation rentals

Kids will enjoy the array of family-focused attractions in Stowe. Vacation rentals are available near places like Little River State Park, a reservoir with miles of nature trails and fishing and swimming, and the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, a history museum with exhibits of ski and snowboard equipment and artwork. Kids will also like ArborTrek Canopy Adventures, a family-friendly forest amusement park with zip line tours and a treetop obstacle course.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Stowe vacation homes

The peaceful surrounds and outdoor recreation areas of Stowe make it perfect for a couple’s retreat. Vacation homes are available near attractions like Smugglers Notch, a landmark pass in the Green Mountains with ski areas and hiking trails, and Moss Glen Falls, a scenic waterfall with dense, colorful wilderness. You'll also like the Cold Hollow Cider Mill, a charming mill with a bakery and market for syrups and other Vermont produce.

How many vacation rentals are available around Stowe?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 651 vacation rentals around Stowe. From 301 house rentals to 32 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.