The ideal Vermont vacation village

Stowe is the idyllic Vermont village everyone images. Close your eyes and picture a soaring church steeple, bright red barns, covered bridges, majestic slopes, tree-lined trails, quaint stores and cafes. That's Stowe. While known for great downhill skiing and stunningly vibrant Autumns, Stowe truly is a four-season destination with endless activities, events, and recreation in spring and summer, as well. Mountain-fed streams attract paddlers and anglers. World-class trails lure in hikers and mountain bikers. Wildflower lovers and bird watchers revel in the variety found in nearby fields and forests. Come stay and explore -- and discover Stowe yourself.

Our Lark Hotel in Stowe

Field Guide


From the active to the nostalgic to the unexpected, our rustically elegant hotel is THE place to discover your perfect Vermont vacation. Field Guide features 30 spacious suites and rooms, a vibrant guest lounge, outdoor pool and hot tub, and onsite restaurant (opening in the winter).

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Where to Dine


(802) 253-4411   View Website   1899 Mountain Road, Stowe, Vermont 05672

This local favorite offers an eclectic mix of New York style pizza, Sicilian pastas, fine wines, fun martinis, and Vermont microbrews, all in a hybrid pizza joint-modern lounge. When we’re not digging into a pizza pie (Treehugger is a favorite), we dig the all natural chicken parm and fried calamari. Gluten-free options are available.

PK Coffee

(802) 760-6151   View Website   1880 Mountain Road, Stowe, Vermont 05672

This 2014 addition to the Stowe caffeine scene is an oasis of craft coffee, conversation, and community. Beans are sourced from Counterculture Coffee, and for those who enjoy their coffee on the lighter side, PK uses local milk from Sweet Rowan Farms.


(802) 253-2691   View Website   91 Main Street, Stowe, Vermont 05672

Local Vermont flavors have wed the healthy food style of California at this intimately sized bistro -- and it makes for a happy marriage. Boisterous with a bit of a big city vibe, Plate is a fun addition to our small resort town. Meat lover? Try the beer brined, bone-in pork chop.

Prohibition PigBuzz-Worthy

(802) 244-4120   View Website   23 South Main Street, undefined, Vermont 05676

Finger-licking BBQ so good you'd think you were in the south! Prohibition Pig features classic cocktails, smoked meats and simply a really good time. Located a 15 minute drive away in nearby Waterbury.

The BenchBuzz-Worthy

(802) 253-5100   View Website   492 Mountain Road, Stowe, Vermont 05672

If you’re looking for comfort food, pile into a bench at The Bench -- located right across the street from Field Guide. In this rustic wood paneled spot, you’ll find classic dishes made with locally sourced ingredients and 22 craft beers from the Green Mountain state and beyond on tap. Wine, cocktails, and cordials are also available.

Sushi Yoshi

(802) 253-4135   View Website   1128 Mountain Road, Stowe, Vermont 05672

When you're hankering for exceptional Chinese or Japanese cuisine, there's only one place to go in Stowe! Sushi Yoshi is your one stop spot for hibachi specialities, fresh sushi, classic Chinese, or Asian fusion. Reservations recommended for the hibachi tables.

Idletyme Brewing Company

(802) 253-4765   View Website   1859 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672

Not only can you get a tour of the brewery, but Idletyme also has a full restaurant, decked out in creative decor and even a back patio for the warmer months.

Idletyme Brewery

(802) 253-4765   View Website   1859 Mountain Road, Stowe, Vermont 05672

Featuring in-house brewed beer and a warm, inviting atmosphere, Idletyme is close to the mountain and a great choice for lunch on active days of skiing or hiking. Offering tasty shared plates and meat and cheese platters, as well as a variety of salads and entrees, Idletyme is a good option for families and groups.

Doc PondsBuzz-Worthy

(802) 760-6066   View Website   294 Mountain Road, Stowe, Vermont, Stowe, VT

This popular casual restaurant and bar is from the same folks behind the acclaimed Hen of the Wood. Nosh on bites, such as fried shishito peppers, wings, fried oysters and calamari. Larger dishes include a brisket bomb sandwich, smoked bluefish melt, or an entrée of smoked half-chicken. Great milkshakes and a fantastic beer list!

Blue Donkey

(802) 253-3100   View Website   1669 Mountain Road, Stowe, Vermont 05672

With a slogan like “kick ass burgers,” it should come as no surprise that Blue Donkey has the best burger in town. This roadside burger shack serves up their made-fresh-to-order burgers in two sizes and also offers black bean-based veggie burgers for vegetarian friends. The large patio calls for a milkshake or cold beer in the summer, while the blazing wood fire in the dining room beckons in colder months.

Edson HillBuzz-Worthy

(802) 253-7371   View Website   1500 Edson Hill Road, Stowe, Vermont 05672

Tucked away on winding Edson Hill Road, choose the elegant dining room or more casual tavern as the setting for a modern take on New England cuisine. Dishes, inspired by Vermont, use locally sourced ingredients and are complemented by the rustic scenery just outside the oversized windows.

Green Goddess

(802) 253-5255   View Website   618 South Main Street, Stowe, Vermont 05672

Got greens on the brain? Then this is your go-to coffee, breakfast, and lunch spot. Whether you’re looking to grab and go or sit down and enjoy, the Green Goddess’ espresso bar, bakery, raw juices, and kitchen have you covered. Come for the delectable banh mi, leave with a full belly, an iced espresso, and a cookie for later.

Hen of the WoodNoteable

(802) 244-7300   View Website   92 Stowe Street, Waterbury, Vermont 05676

Hen of the Wood is an ode to the farmers, cheese makers, and other artisans who make Vermont such a unique place. The menu, which changes daily depending on what’s in season, is uncomplicated and down-to-earth. Just a 15-minute drive from Stowe, Hen of the Wood offers an authentic Vermont dining experience.

Bistro at Ten Acres

(802) 253-6838   View Website   14 Barrows Road, Stowe, Vermont 05672

Set in an historic lodge, this charming restaurant is comprised of three separate stylish spaces -- each with it's own unique view. All are connected to a relaxing fireside lounge that offers select wines, craft micro beers and a great selection of scotches and bourbons.