Stowe Journals

Fabulous Family Stowe Visit in the Summer!

A July 2003 trip to Stowe by basspohl

Quote: Is there anyhing to do in Vermont besides skiing?! Yes, there is something for everyone, as this extensive review will explain in detail. The accommodations, resort, area restaurants, and area attractions (natural and manmade) were all very good to excellent.

Mountainside Resort

Best Of IgoUgo

Hotel | "Mountainside Resort at Stowe"

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Best Things Nearby:Excellent selection of restaurants, unique area attractions, and scenic beauty of the area.Best Things About the Resort:Indoor pool available in all weather, beautiful setting, availability of nearby Stowe and Waterbury.Resort Experience:In July 2003, my family (husband, me, and our five-year-old and one-year-old daughters) stayed at Mountainside Resort at Stowe for a week. We had a three-bedroom unit, which is one of the more spacious units in my history of many exchanges with RCI. The Mountainside Resort at Stowe is built on a steep hillside. Luckily, we were very close to the building housing the indoor pool (which we used quite...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 15, 2005

Mountainside Resort
Cottage Farm Road
Stowe, Vermont

Cactus Cafe

Restaurant

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A hankering for Southwestern cuisine led us to Cactus Cafe. At night from our balcony, we could actually see the hanging lights on their outside patio, and it looked darn fun. It was. Atmosphere: There was plenty to observe inside the restaurant, including hanging strings of lights like the ones on the patio outside and Christmas tree balls. The waitstaff was very good at entertaining us AND engaging our young children, something not every establishment is good at. They actually had a tub of toys to loan the kids to keep them busy. Food: The entrees were very generously sized, and all sounded great. Most were Southwestern in nature. Enchiladas Grande "Pescado" (seafood) was...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 15, 2005

Cactus Cafe
2160 Mountain Rd
Stowe, Vermont 05672
(802) 253-7770

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Commodore’s Inn and Yacht Club was chosen because of its setting on a large pond/small lake.

Atmosphere: The inside room is large and had many windows, so it felt roomy. We sat outside and watched members of the Stowe Yacht Club race their small remote-controlled boats on the pond (Monday and Wednesday afternoons/early evenings). Very charming.

Food and Cost: There was a nice salad bar, specials from $9.95, and a full range of other basic entrees (duck, chicken, steaks, seafood, vegetarian) from $10.95 to $15.95.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 15, 2005

Commodore's Inn and Yacht Club
Route 100
Stowe, Vermont

Ben and Jerry's Factory

Attraction | "Ben & Jerry's"

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No visit to this area would be complete without a trip to the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory on Route 100 in Waterbury. It was very fun and entertaining for our entire group. The 30-minute tour is a must, and not only because there are two free samples at the end. Our guide was highly entertaining, as I imagine they all are. I recommend planning this during nice weather, since on the grounds at the time were booths for free temporary tattoos, postcards, a take-your-picture behind the cutout, and a playground for kids with pent-up energy following the tour and parents spending too much time in the very large and engaging retail shop. We left after buying a stuffed cow, several magnets (includ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 15, 2005

Ben and Jerry's Factory
Route 100 North I-89 Exit 10
Waterbury, Vermont
(802) 882-1240