First order of business: Provisions.
On your way into town, use your required stop at Ben & Jerry’s to pick up one or more four packs of Heady Topper Double IPA from the Alchemist Cannery. Trust us, it’s definitely worth it. This beer will make you consider relocating.
For some great wine from a Vermont vineyard, Mountain Cheese & Wine carries OFC friend East Shore Vineyard wine. We love their Traminette.
On to the lodging…
Indoors: There are plenty of lodging choices in and around Stowe but consider the Green Mountain Inn. It’s right in the center of town and you can gorge on the turkey dinner at The Whip after that crazy day outside.
Outdoors: Just a 20 minute drive past downtown Stowe, you will find Elmore State Park. We hesitate to recommend it because you may end up spending your whole time at the park! Great camp sites, a lake with swimming, boat rentals and fishing, and even a short hike up Elmore Mountain to the fire tower are just some of the options if you make your base here. It’s a guaranteed great time.