When Ryan and I first decided to move in together I wanted to find the perfect mix of city and country. Stowe, Vermont was THE PLACE and we rented our first apartment there. Now, nearly six years later, we are blessed to call this area our home and we absolutely LOVE it. Stowe is the PERFECT location for your winter getaway and there are so many reasons why! Not only is it the alpine Ski Capital of the East, but it also is a great place to get active with dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and sleigh rides. And if NONE of those things sound up your alley, you can always shop or enjoy the delicious food!

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. They are even pet-friendly so we got to take Oscar with us, which was such a treat! Walking into the lobby, we were instantly greeted by floor to ceiling vistas of the entire Spruce Peak Village, including the slopes, and the friendly staff who gave us all of the information we could possibly need on where to head for shopping for skiwear, grabbing food and drinks, or catching the gondola to the slopes. We got to take a tour of the resort with Anderson, who even showed us the beautiful penthouses and luxury rentals you can opt to stay in! We headed to our Alpine Studio to settle in, which offered stunning views of Mount Mansfield and was decorated in the same rustic vibe as the rest of Spruce Peak. With a beautiful marble tub and walk-in shower, stone-framed fireplace, and kitchen, we definitely had every luxury of a Vermont ski getaway we could imagine, and MORE.