Winter is a great time to visit Stowe, with the town all decked out for the holidays and tons of fresh snow for skiing, snowshoeing, and even dog sledding. Next time you're on a wintertime lark to our boutique Stowe hotel Field Guide, you may find yourself in need of a place to warm up with a drink. These three cozy bars in Stowe are perfect for relaxing and enjoying a warming drink in Stowe—and a roaring fire doesn't hurt either!
Doc Ponds | 294 Mountain Rd, Stowe | (802) 760-6066
This cozy bar in Stowe is located right across the street from our boutique Stowe hotel Field Guide so it's perfect for when you don't feel like venturing out too far. With it's "everyone's a regular" feel, you'll quickly see why Doc Ponds is one of the most popular bars in Stowe. Doc Ponds has a great craft beer selection and plenty of loungey spaces in which to relax. You might find yourself there every night of your visit, it's so cozy and welcoming.
The Matterhorn | 4969 Mountain Rd, Stowe | (802) 253-8198
You can practically ski right into The Matterhorn at the bottom of Mountain Road (in fact, Bruce Trail, an old ski run leads right to it for those in the know). Whether you're hitting the Matterhorn après-ski or for happy hour, it's one of the coziest spots in Stowe with its large stone fireplace. With live music regularly, it's also a great place to warm up on the dance floor.
Idletyme Brewing Company 1859 Mountain Rd, Stowe (802) 253-4765
Located just up the street from Field Guide, this brewery also has a full restaurant, so it's a great stop after a day on the mountain or when you first arrive into town. Idletyme brews a variety of beer styles, so everyone from lager lovers to hopheads will find something they like on tap. A large central fireplace in the bar area makes it a cozy spot to sample Idletyme's beer and some bites from its small plates menu.