Visit New England's premium jewel. This area of Vermont is renowned for its scenery, fresh air, history, alpine and Nordic recreation, fishing, paddling, mountain biking & road cycling, hiking, covered bridges, world class spas, epic dining, craft breweries & maple syrup.
Our community comes alive with festivals, art, farmer's markets, shopping, unique dining and activities for everyone, every season. Whether it's the national ice carving competition, hot air balloon festival, LAX tournies or torchlight skiing, there's usually a celebration going on. Mount Mansfield is Vermont's highest peak. Stowe Mountain Resort has renowned trails like the famous "Front Four". Explore Smuggler's Notch, an extremely beautiful experience. Steep forested terrain drops down into the notch where caves, caverns & switchbacks connect Smuggler's Notch Resort with adjacent Stowe Mountain Resort. SMR states "People have always been drawn to Stowe. More accurately, a certain type of people have always been drawn to Stowe. People that are open to inspiration and adventure, open to community, beauty and new possibilities. Perhaps it’s the natural magnetism of the mountains that make Stowe such an invigorating and powerful place. Or maybe it’s just the sheer beauty of the place. After all, just looking around is inspiring. Whatever it is, this energy animates the entire community—whether it’s your first or your 50th season. Stowe is a profoundly life-affirming place, capable of stirring the essential forces within you and everyone who visits. Or rather, “everyone who’s drawn here.” "
Established in 1790, Lake Elmore is a mountain and lakeside community of only 800 residents. We have the only remaining, functioning, one room school house in Vermont. The Elmore Store has been operating on the shores of Lake Elmore since 1840. It is a fully stocked, year round, general store which also operates as the Post Office, deli, pizza place and village hub. It's just a leisurely walk from our house. The 200+ acre lake has a lovely beach, great fishing and loons. The 700 acre state park was established in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC). There are self guided trails in the state park. Hike 2 miles for views from the summit of Elmore Mountain, which are gorgeous. The fire tower atop is listed on the National Historic Register. It was built as a fire look out station in 1938 and was operational until 1974.