is our favorite ski mountain in the East. It has the magical mix of classic
terrain – the Front Four are legendary, beautiful scenery from Vermont’s highest
ski summit at 4,395’, a stunning Spruce Camp base village anchored by the
Stowe Mountain Lodge, and an historic
downtown. Stowe’s Mountain Road has so many lively pubs like
The Matterhorn for après ski,
interesting boutiques for the non-skier, a scenic 5.5 mile Rec Path for
snowshoeing and winter walking, plus some of the best Vermont bistros serving
local cuisine, craft brews, and maple-infused cocktails.
Stowe is fun yet sophisticated, earthy Vermont with a
cosmopolitan vibe, traditional but trendy. So is the latest hotel to open on the
Mountain Road… The
Field Guide is a new Lark Hotel at 433 Mountain Road in Stowe, located where
Pickwick’s Pub and the Ye Old England Inne enjoyed a 30 year tradition.
Field Guide is a clever, playful lodge with 30 renovated rooms and suites, each
unique with unusual modern décor – anything but an old New England inn.
Everything at Field Guide is fun, alpine whimsy if you will from the white deer
heads guarding the gas fireplaces to faux fur throws, bright orange club chairs
and blanched wood floors. Field Guide is modern, eclectic, even eccentric. Guest
can expect the unexpected, including a loaned iPad to take to your room for the
length your stay – ideal for browsing Stowe’s best restaurant menus,
a Fodor #1 ski town for foodies. Another
delightful surprise is Field Guide's picnic basket delivered discretely to your suite each
morning, filled with fruit, steel cut oatmeal, fresh baked muffins - you never know
what, or who delivered it for that matter. In fact you could enjoy breakfast in
bed – and skip first chair at Stowe, who would know?!
Lark Hotels has a reputation for selecting interesting properties in the most
prime locations, Camden and
Kennebunkport Maine, Newport Rhode Island, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard,
Nashville, Napa, and now Stowe. Their signature design of each setting makes it
intriguing and incomparable, yet you can anticipate the most modern amenities,
stylish European bath fixtures, high tech gadgets like blue tooth radios,
charging stations, LED smart TVs, gas fireplaces and of course Wi-Fi.
What we love about Stowe’s Lark Hotel is that it’s right in the heart of Stowe’s
Mountain Road. You can walk to AJ’s Ski & Sport, bistros like Bench and
Doc Ponds. Field Guide will have its own on-site restaurant too called Picnic.
It’s a long stroll on sidewalks to quaint Stowe Village, just head
toward the towering church steeple, where you can shop Main Street’s classic
Shaw’s General Store among a dozen other cutesy Vermont craft shops.
Check out Field Guide on a ski trip to Stowe. Field Guide has a 2.5 acre campus
of hotel rooms, cottages and suites in various buildings. Rates range from $130
to $400+ a night, which is pretty reasonable for Stowe lodging. If you ask for
the ultimate Lark Suite, keep in mind its on the fourth floor, no elevator, but
the views from this spacious two room penthouse of Stowe village are phenomenal.