Stowe, Vermont

Just before Christmas, we went on a short trip to Stowe, Vermont.
Hubby and the kids love to ski so that is what they did but you
may be able to guess what I did while there.

Yes, a little shopping and exploring of course.
I really love New England and the small town of Stowe lived
up to the picture in my mind of an adorable New England town.
I took these photos with my phone so they're not the best and it was
very, very cold that day so I didn't take as many as I would have liked.

I was surprised how small the town was but I also loved that about it.
It was so picturesque especially with the snow and Christmas decorations.

Shaw's General Store sold clothing - lots of chunky sweaters and warm woolen mittens.

I borrowed a couple images from the internet of things I didn't get a picture of.
This red building is The Old Depot which houses a small restaurant, 
a bookstore and The Stowe Mercantile which has lots of goodies to look at.

Of course every proper town should have a Public House . . .

. . . and a Cheese Monger.

It's never too cold for ice cream, right?

All of these pictures are from the main street running through the town.

I also loved that there were no fast food or chain restaurants, not even a Starbucks!
One of the places we ate was the Depot Street Malt Shop and it was very yummy.

Look how cute it is inside.
At first we weren't aware that most shops and restaurants close very early.
We were there in the late afternoon and we made it just in time before the kitchen closed.

I happened upon this cute B&B on the edge of town.
We may have to check this out if we ever go back.

Here are a few pictures from Stowe Mountain where the rest
of the family spent their time.

I know there are much higher mountains for skiing,
but these looked plenty high enough to me.

The scenery was beautiful!

Do you love little New England towns too?
I dream of living in one of them someday.

Thanks so much for visiting today.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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  1. What a charming place to visit! I love the architecture of all the buildings on their main street. The Public House looks just like our previous home. I don't ski, but the mountain views are breathtaking. Thanks for sharing, JoAnne, and have a great weekend!

  2. New England is so lovely, and I want to go back and explore!

  3. What an adorable town! I've always wanted to visit New England!

  4. JoAnne what a sweet New England town. How fun you got in some shopping while on vacation even with all the cold. Happy Weekend.

  5. This makes me want to visit New England!

  6. I live in a little town in upstate NY - Altamont, NY.
    We love our little town. New England is one of the most beautiful places to live.
    I love Stowe VT. We took my mom to the Von Trap Inn a few years ago and it was magical
    Have a great Sunday.
    Much love,

  7. We love Stowe and all those little New England towns.. of course we live in New England so that makes it easy!

    1. Me too! I'm in Massachusetts but travel to NH, Maine and VT frequently as I ski and fish.

  8. I would love to go there in the fall. Not in the winter. This Texas girl would freeze to death! :)

  9. What a pretty group of buildings spilling charm and ambiance. Love your post, thanks so much for sharing your pics and observations, Sandi

  10. I love New England as well. I have been through Vermont but never to Stowe as we are not skiers. Another lovely town is Plymouth NH. Very quaint as well. And great seafood!!!!! I would love to live there as well.

  11. What a wonderfully charming quaint town!! LOVE it!! It is places like this that steal my heart! Thanks so much for sharing this!! Loved it!!

  12. I'm catching up after a needed time away. Thank you for sharing this sweet, little town. I would love to visit there someday and enjoy the quaint shops and eateries.


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