Our adventure to Stowe Mountain – DAY ONE #StoweExcited

 

stowe mountain trip from nyc

Mountains, fresh snow, snowboarding…

These are not words often used in a New Yorker’s (NYC) vocabulary. After a long + cold winter – Parker and I knew we needed a winter escape. Our last vacation was our honeymoon, and taking time off is hard to do. We decided to take a mid week vacation and I am so glad we did!

 Parker Jessi drive to stowe

 

We left early on Monday morning and our friend Eric lent us his car. I would suggest to anyone looking to escape the city – try to borrow a car from a friend to help with costs. Other affordable options are the bus, train + zipcar.

 

We had so much fun driving up + blasting 90’s music and planning out our next few days. The view wasn’t too bad either: 

 

 

 

Stowe mountain drive

stowe mountain

 

When we arrived at Stowe Mountain Lodge, I could not believe how close it was to the actual mountain. I have never stayed at a lodge that is literally AT THE BASE + where the ski lifts are.

Stowe Mountain Lodge is a “proper lodge” – meaning you actually feel like you are in a winter escape oppose to a random hotel/inn.

scenic_9 sml_15 stowe mountain lodge As soon as we arrived, they valeted our car and grabbed our bags. The people at the check-in desk were so friendly and explained to use all of the amazing features the lodge has. We checked in and decided to explore the lodge.

The beautiful lounge area – complete with mountain view + fireplace.stowe mountain lodge lobbyCozy lobbystowe mountain lodge lobby 1Stowe ski village right outside the lodge – tickets, rentals, shops + ski lifts
stowe mountainOutdoor heated pool + jacuzzi

stowe mountain lodge pool

 

After exploring – we decided to relax in the room before dinner. The room was so big and our balcony had an incredible mountain view. My friends at Stowe sent us an amazing cheese platter with the best local honey I have ever had, really really warm wool socks + a camelback water bottle.

stowe lodge room stowe in room fireplace fruite and cheeseAfter touring around… Parker and I knew we HAD to go to the hot tub. There was an indoor pool entrance to keep warm, but we decided to brave the cold in our awesome robes!

stowe pool stowe mountain spa

 

The jacuzzi was so much fun. It was literally snowing while we were in there. Parkers hair had actual icicles in it! I had to dunk myself in the water every 2 minutes because my head was so cold haha

After about an hour, we went inside to get ready for dinner.

Nothing wrong with a quick selfie before a date 😉

jessi green stowe

{Sweater : Forever21, Necklace: Ben-Amun}

In the lodge – there is restaurant called Solstice. It is a farm to table restaurant (which is my fave) – so we decided to check it out. I am so happy we did. 

stowe solstice restaurant

parker solstice stowe solstice stowe stowe solstice dessert

 

We had truffle mac + cheese, the most delicious pot roast with truffled mashed potatoes + when we couldn’t eat anymore we got creme brûlée with an egg nog macaroon.  

After dinner we got really cozy + read books by the fireplace. It was so romantic and felt like we could finally relax… and we set our alarms to wake up for snowboarding the next day.

Are you a skier or snowboarder?

 

 

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