Travel Blogs from Stowe
Time for the girls to get ready. There is much running around. The sign still isn't nailed up. The guys will finish. The centerpieces and escort cards to go out - Sam at Stowehof finishes. Me to get dressed. I have much fun helping the girls get dressed and walking around in my silly "knickers" as Amie calls them. My mother and sister arrive. Mom …
The airport was a short trip. Traffic cooperated (for once) and we made it in plenty of time for our flight. S. African Airlines flies direct to Johannesburgh (JoBurgh as the locals call it). This allowed time for us to stop at duty free and buy mini liquor packets and cigs for sharing on the trip. 200 is the limit...we bought just the right amount …
... very comfortable hotel out of town at Springfield and next day to Burlington, Vermont. Supposedly with a population of 40,000 but looking more like the size of Newcastle. This morning, the 12th, we head to North Conway this time in the White Mountains. The trip to North Conway was about our best day as we kept off the interstates altogether and passed through what we expected the New England to be, that is a ...
... and had a great time.
We saw the Cabot Creamery, Went to the Tunbridge worlds Fair, and rode the rides until John almost threw up lunch. Thank goodness it started to rain and we ran for the car.
Time to leave came all to soon, and we are off to CANADA!
... are almost home! The White Mountains greet us in New Hampshire and we enjoy a familiar landscape. The clouds threaten rain and we prepare ourselves... Sara dons the rain gear, Mark will weather the storm. An hour from home and we encounter spots of heavy rain, although we aren't bothered, we are soaked. It's a bittersweet return. At the sound of the bike our neighbors welcome us home and Mark kisses the ground. We can hardly believe its over. What an amazing ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews Stowehof Inn
Loved our stay at the Stowehof Inn
Although we've been to Stowe many times, this was our first stay at the Stowehof. We loved it and plan to stay here from now on! The staff was exceptional - always friendly, accommodating and helpful. Our room was so comfortable with a pretty view. Everywhere you go in the Inn is warm and homey - so much to see and do. And the food at Emily's is out of this world. The Stowehof is the perfect place for couples to spend a romantic weekend, but also caters to families with children. The children love the pool and the many games to play in the game room. We can't wait to return to the Stowehof this summer to enjoy the Inn during warm weather!
Great Place to Stay with Toddlers!
This was our third return trip to the Stowehof Inn. We have recommended this inn to many family and friends because it is a great place to be with kids! We always try to look for a 'suite' (our twins are 3)so that once they go to bed, we can still relax & feel like we are away. Besides the outdoor activities, we all loved the indoor pool and there were lots of games & books in the room off of the main dining room to keep them happy and occupied. Great customer service from the staff which is nice with small children. We had dinner at Emily's restaurant-- we would highly recommend the rack of lamb although everything was delicious. This is a great inn for every season of the year. We are planning a return trip in the spring & making it into a family reunion!
While I always feel compelled to share my thoughts on a bad experience, rarely am I moved to write about a terrific experience. The Stowehof made the difference.
My wife and I love the pub, restaurant, common areas, and views from the Stowehof, but unfortunately it keeps falling short in other areas.
charming atmosphere- throughout the inn. Warm smiles to greet and assist in all your needs. "a home away from the home you dreamt you had"
Very very good
My husband and I were referred to hte Stowehof by a friend and we're so glad we went! THe views were great, the staff was friendly and helpful and the breakfast was delicious. THe breakfast comes with the room.
We didn't eat dinner in the dining room, but it looked lovely. We did, however, have a few drinks in the pub which was great. We took our drinks outside and watched the sun set over the mountains.
We weren't planning on going back to Vermont any time soon, but we have already rebooked for another weekend this summer. It was that good!
Better than expected
My wife and I drove through Vermont in September and one of our best stops was at the Stowehof Inn. We're used to staying in junky bed and breakfast places, but a friend told us about the Stowehof. The place is beautiful, the view is spectacular and we definetely plan to go back. It's nice to see a place that has loads of modern bonus features (indoor pool, hot tubs, sauna, neat little pub) that still keeps its rustic charm. We'll be back next year!
We stayed here in early October, 2004 in the red fireplace room (the picture is on the Stowehof website). The room above was quite noisy, and you could hear every step that they took. The inn supposedly underwent a renovation recently, but walking down the halls on the inside of the inn made you feel like you were in a cheap hotel (and it smelled bad in the halls...distinctively like lemon-scented Pledge in some areas). The views are great (especially for fall foilage), but just come for the views (maybe for dinner), and stay elsewhere, as the inn is too expensive for the quality of rooms it provides. We also had a problem with low water pressure (and only lukewarm water), which the repair person came twice to fix it (as well as the manager), and it still remained broken. If you do end up staying here, and they tell you (or leave a message on your answering machine) that there will be a "wedding" here, that also means a reception with loud music (as happened to us). If this happens, simply complain (we got 2 free dinners out of it). My advice, don't stay here.
The inn did not meet my expectations at all. The rooms were very small with very little air circulation. They also had a lot of hidden costs. I was quoted one rate on the phone and paid over $50 a night more when I checked out. The owners were rude and they will nickel and dime you until the end. Don't stay here. Definitely not worth the high price.