Last Updated on January 8, 2023 by Katrina

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 Anchored by Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s tallest peak, Stowe makes a delightful four-season getaway. Ski or snowboard in the winter, hike or ride horses in spring or summer. And soak up the fall colors while leaf-peeping during autumn. A few miles from the ski slopes, downtown Stowe offers its own charm with walkable streets lined with shops and restaurants. Hotels tend to be more traditional than trendy. But you’ll find several great area hotels that excel at being cozy, comfortable and convenient. Here are the best hotels in Stowe.

Topnotch Resort (4000 Mountain Rd.; 802-760-6330) Mount Mansfield

Condé Nast Traveler calls this 89-room mountainside resort “a retreat for all seasons” where “you can sweat it out at the spa after an epic ski session during the winter, and take out your day-to-day stress on one of six outdoor tennis courts come summer.” A Google reviewer likes it for “the clean room and comfortable bed, though the bathrooms could use updating. The amenities were extensive— we enjoyed playing tennis both indoor and outdoor, in addition to all of the indoor and outdoor pool options. Some locals had memberships to the resort amenities so caution on going during really busy times. ”    >> Book this hotel for less

Green Mountain Inn (18 Main St.; 802-253-7301) Stowe

Stay at this 1833 inn to enjoy the heart of town, though you can also take a shuttle to the ski resort, eight miles away. The 103-room inn has a heated pool, game room, and fire pit. “The rooms are well appointed, it’s central to everything in Stowe, and less than 30 minutes to Montpelier and Jeffersonville,” says a Google reviewer. “You pay a premium but it can be worth it if you want to be near everything.” One Yelp user says “This was the nicest and largest place we stayed during our seven-day trip to New Hampshire and Vermont for leaf season. The restaurant was fabulous! I highly recommend making a reservation there.”    >> Book this hotel for less

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa (1746 Mountain Rd.; 800) 253-2232) Stowe

Condé Nast Traveler named this low-key resort on 60 acres the number 2 resort in the Northeast, and with good reason: it sits in the heart of Stowe, and offers big-resort perks such as a spa, golf, clay tennis courts, pools, outdoor Jacuzzi, and groomed cross-country trails. “This is a very quiet, peaceful place to stay,” says a Google reviewer. “The rooms are spacious and the fireplaces are quaint and cozy.” A Tripadvisor user says, “The hotel is a little dated—but you go to Vermont for a more relaxed feel. But it’s in a great location, very close to great food, places and trails.”    >> Book this hotel for less

Trapp Family Lodge (700 Trapp Hill Rd.; 800-826-7000) Stowe

Travel+Leisure says that “wood-paneled walls and plaid upholstery abound” at this “sprawling” Austrian-style resort that was founded by the family that inspired The Sound of Music. “Celebrity status aside, ” continues the magazine, “we’re big fans of its on-site brewery, the von Trapp Brewing Bierhall.” The resort, located west of downtown, also has indoor and outdoor pools disc golf, and lots of trails. “You must do the history tour to get the full effect,” says a Google reviewer. “There is so much real life history in this place. We did bird-watching, a brewery visit, hiked trails, watched sunsets, saw the cows, rang the bell at the chapel in the woods, and generally had fun.”

The Lodge at Spruce Peak (7412 Mountain Rd.; 802-282-4625) Mount Mansfield

 “As Stowe Mountain’s only ski-in, ski-out luxury resort, The Lodge is the spot to see and be seen (and stay!) in Stowe,” says Timeout of this property at the base of Mount Mansfield. “The property’s suites are designed with cozy in mind, as fireplaces bathe the rooms in golden hues.” Choose from suites that range from studios to four-bedroom condos, and enjoy easy access to the slopes, 36-holes of mountainside golf, ice skating, zipline, or gondola rides. “Convenient location to skiing, shops and dining,” says a Tripadvisor user. “Our room had a full kitchen, a balcony and a washer/dryer in the room (which was a welcomed surprise!). Highly recommend.”