Explore Stowe

About Stowe

Fall, winter, spring, & summer, Stowe is a wonderful place to live.

Known as the “ski capital of the east,” Stowe has many restaurants, inns, resorts, attractions, events, and places to shop – some within walking distance of The Woodlands at Stowe.

This location makes us perfect for those who wish to enjoy the peace and quiet of rural living or those who’re looking for a home base to venture out and explore the best Vermont has to offer.

Here are Some of the Attractions Within Walking Distance:

And with Stowe’s downtown and other nearby towns just minutes away, residents can attend church services, cinemas, cultural attractions, restaurants, shopping, social events, and so much more.

Wider Stowe/Waterbury Area Attractions:


Stowe’s restaurant offerings include breakfast cafes, steak, and seafood, Italian, Mexican, Japanese, American, and much more.


Whether you’re shopping for clothes, jewelry, food, Vermont specialty products, art or furniture – Stowe has what you’re looking for.

Activities & Culture

Throughout the year Stowe is the place for your cultural activities – 12 months a year. Some of the year-round highlights include exhibits presented by The Current (formerly Helen Day Art Center), an annual car show, craft fairs, plays presented by Stowe Theatre Guild, Stowe House Tours, Garden Festival, and Balloon Festival.


Stowe’s many attractions can keep visitors and residents busy, including biking, hiking, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, golfing, horseback riding, scenic drives, skiing (alpine and cross country), snowshoeing, snowmobiling and sleigh rides just to mention a few.

Stowe’s Recreation Path is a popular place for walkers, joggers or those on bikes or skates. The 5.5-mile-long scenic path offers a place for resting, picnicking, or a quick splash in one of the few swimming holes.

For more information, visit GoStowe.

The Stowe Country Club offers 18-holes of breathtaking views, or perhaps you might enjoy 18-holes of miniature golf at Stowe Golf Park. Stowe Mountain Resort offers several scenic attractions, including its auto toll road, gondola ride, and alpine slide. Other great nearby attractions include art galleries, the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, Little River Hot Glass, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Cabot Creamery, Danforth Pewter, and the Trapp Family Lodge.

Our location also puts us within several hours’ drive of larger cities, including:

  • Montpelier – 30 minutes
  • Burlington – 45 minutes
  • Montreal – 2.5 hours
  • Boston – 3 hours

Happy Residents

“Our retirement expectations have been realized at The Woodlands Independent Living in Stowe. Spacious units with two full baths, comfortable and inviting common areas, a game room, exercise programs, convenient to local stores and area Activities – a perfect facility for retirement living. The very competent staff is totally dedicated to the well-being of all residents. We frequently invite friends to join us for a wonderful dinner or Sunday brunch always served in a delightful presentation. We invite you to explore all of the many amenities and activities offered at The Woodlands.”

David & Joy Richards, Residents

“I moved into my roomy, sunny apartment almost three years ago and enjoy peace and quiet. The staff is caring; they understand the different needs of a diverse group of residents and are always helpful. I have made new, interesting friends, I have learned from free lectures and demonstrations, I have joined a poetry and a book club, enjoy getting together with people to discuss “current events” and I play indoor and outdoor games.”

Adi Barnett

“We have made many new friends and we are involved in many new activities here. Some days we barely leave our unit and other days we spend time running errands and visiting with friends and family. The scenic tours offered by The Woodlands have been enjoyable and have introduced us to this stunningly beautiful area of Vermont!”

Peter & Tana Lilienthal

Interested in learning more?

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Come Home to Stowe.

Where Retired Living is Easy.