TOP 5 ACTIVITIES TO DO AT SPRUCE PEAK IN STOWE, VERMONT
We’ve missed traveling so much so we were so excited to take a mid-week trip over to The Lodge at Spruce Peak to relax and enjoy all that the beautiful resort has to offer. Spruce Peak is nestled between some of the most beautiful mountains in Vermont: Spruce, Mansfield, Sterling and Madonna. We enjoyed many of the activities the Lodge at Spruce Peak had to offer, including skiing, ice skating, and après-ski dining! You can view my top 5 winter activities to do at Spruce Peak here!
Top 5 Activities to do at Spruce Peak
Ice Skating: My favorite family-friendly activity during the winter has to be ice skating! Even if you are not one to hop on the rink, it is so enjoyable to watch kids of all ages (YES - adults can still be kids too!) smiling and laughing as they take their laps around the ice. If you can get a reservation right around sunset I highly recommend it. The magical hues of pink and blue in the sky fade to black as you skate under the twinkling lights above the rink! You can even reserve one of the WhistlePig Pergolas, where you can nosh on apple cider donuts and various other appetizers or sip hot chocolate when you need a break (see Activity #3 for some more photos of the Pergolas!)!
Après-Ski Dining in an Igloo: There is no shortage of wonderful restaurants at The Lodge at Spruce Peak. By far my favorite experience on our trip was dining in one of the private igloos on the Mansfield Terrace. Not only do the igloos offer stunning views of Mount Mansfield, but the menu features amazing sushi dishes, which is my favorite meal! You can even organize a chef-curated 5 course dinner with beverage pairings for your party of up to 6 people. The igloos were heated and they even provided us with the cutest plaid blankets to stay cozy in.
Whiskey Tasting at The WhistlePig Pavilion: The WhistlePig Pavilion is the perfect place to head for some inspired WhistlePig Rye Whiskey cocktails after a long day of skiing or riding! It offers views of both the slopes and the ice rink - perfect for people watching - and a unique yet authentic-to-Vermont menu! Enjoy a “shot ski” or sample their various whiskey flights. If you are not a whiskey drinker, they also have a variety of Vermont Beers or you can enjoy their delicious open fire raclette cheese appetizers!
Outdoor Pool and Hot Tub: The Lodge at Spruce Peak has a beautiful outdoor heated pool and hot tub area! The best part about it is you can access the pool from inside so you never have to step out into the cold. Unless, that is, you want to make some snow angels before hopping back in one of the two massive Jacuzzi hot tubs! What better way to relax after a long day than to admire the views of Mount Mansfield while soaking away with your loved ones. Check out the video of our night swim experience on my TikTok!
Ski & Ride: Last but not least - of course, skiing and snowboarding makes the list! Stowe is famous for their trails on Mount Mansfield, the highest peak in Vermont with an elevation of 4,395 feet! Stowe Mountain Resort is easily accessible from the Lodge at Spruce Peak, which is the ONLY slope side ski-in ski-out destination in the area! Plus, the trails range from beginner slopes to expert level black diamond runs so there is fun to be had for everyone!
If I could add a 6th activity to this list it would have to be a visit to the spa! You all know we love a great massage on vacation (especially if there is skiing involved - SORE MUSCLES GALORE!). Unfortunately, we didn’t get to visit the spa on this trip but we can’t wait to head back to the Lodge at Spruce Peak and enjoy one of their many relaxing spa treatments soon! There are endless possibilities for fun, family-friendly winter activities at The Lodge at Spruce Peak, so head to https://www.sprucepeak.com/play/winter-activities for more ideas! Let us know if you take the trip and, as always, ENJOY! :)
Our stay at The Lodge at Spruce Peak was comped in exchange for the blog and social media coverage we provided for the resort. However I am not being compensated for this post. Thank you to The Lodge at Spruce Peak for hosting us!
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