Photo: Fall foliage in VT
The siren song of summer is quickly fading, which means…fall! Welcome leaves, pumpkins, crisp air, cozy fires and snuggly sweaters! For those of you who’ve always dreamed of East Coast fall foliage, but haven’t thought you could afford it, think again. Here are four top stops to lay your weary head amidst your autumnal adventures in Stowe, VT this fall.
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LJ’s Lodge - Rustic, charming, warm and both budget and pet-friendly, LJ's is a country-style lodge located on four-acres on Waterbury Road in scenic Stowe. The lodge offers a free breakfast of fresh baked goods, inn-made granola, fresh fruit and beverages. Afternoon dessert tea is also offered, and Fido is always welcome. All rooms feature country-style decor, TV, telephones, private baths, in-room coffee and breath-taking mountain views. If it’s not too chilly out yet, take a dip in the outdoor pool while Fido romps in the fenced-in area, then relax by the fireplace in the guest lounge. LJ’s Lodge is centrally located just a few minutes from downtown Stowe, hiking trails, and a multitude of fun (and free) stops including the famous Cabot Cheese Factory (as many free cheese samples as you can eat), and Lake Champlain Chocolates (free samples galore and sweet factory deals) off Route 100. Call LJ's for rates and availability.
Brass Lantern Inn – For just $119/night for their standard room, you can have a queen bed and a private bath in a quaint, cute, centrally-located, award-winning bed and breakfast. While the room is simple, it offers the coziness and comfort you and your wallet will like. The inn also boasts a year-round hot tub, two covered porches, great room complete with fireplace, and outdoor patio with a mountain view. Nightly complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and home baked goodies by a crackling fire in the great room or out on the patio as the sun slips behind Mt. Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak, promises to be one of many highlights of your stay here.
Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa - If you have just a little extra cash to splurge and are looking for your quintessential spa experience while in Stowe, check out Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa. Book asap for their Free Room and Spa Treatment special. If you book now under this special, you’ll get three nights for the price of two (from $189/night), plus if you book two 50-minute spa treatments you’ll get a third 25-minute treatment free, as well. Choose from more than 120 spa treatments including Ayurveda, Stoweflake Signature Massage, Build Your Own Body Treatment, and more.
Why put off that fall foliage trip you've been dreaming of, when your East Coast fall adventures are closer and more possible than you thought, and just a few clicks of a mouse away?