Biking In Stowe

Stowe's Exceptional Properties

Summer is the time when we see a lot of properties come on the market, in Stowe.  There is never a better time for buyers to have so many wonderful choices.   Stowe is highlighted by so many things, like being a world class 4-season resort.  There is skiing, riding, mountain biking, concerts, craft breweries, acclaimed restaurants, and a wide variety of arts and activities.  Stowe is also known for its exceptional properties, and luxury homes.  Each has its unique qualities, along with special features and benefits.

Here is a sampling of some of our current luxury properties, listed for sale.

Luxurious living on 11 private acres with a winding driveway leading to an exciting contemporary home with beautiful landscaping. From the moment you enter the home you know this place was created for the view: every window looks to mountains, gardens, and pond.

For additional details, price, and a virtual tour, you can go to our website.

Want to be able to ski home or leave from you house to cross country ski, mountain bike or hike? This is the perfect home for you. This home has never before been on the market, and is located in a very desirable area, just before the Toll House.  Lots of privacy, yet easy access to Stowe Mountain Resort.

For more information on this property, you can go to our website.

Rarely does a home become available that checks the boxes for most every kind of buyer. Imagine walking into your home and looking straight out onto a massive pond with Mt. Mansfield as a backdrop. Enjoy the easy access to Stowe village and Route 100 South, yet have privacy on 11 acres of beautiful land, surrounding you.

For more information on this property, you can go to our website.

 

Weekend Events in Stowe at the end of July

Summer events in Stowe, the weekend of July 29th, 2016

July 29 - 30: 2nd annual Stowe Brewers Festival  featuring fine craft beer, cider, spirits, live music, food truck and vendors. 

For more information and to buy tickets, you can go to their website. 

Girls Guns and Glory - July 28: Boston’s own - performing at the well known Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.  Girls Guns and Glory found inspiration from early ’50s rock ‘n’ roll icons such as Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, and Buddy Holly, as well as country greats like Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.

You may want to take a peek at the brand new Spruce Peak Adventure Center at the mountain!

Check out some of the new shops, restaurants and lodging facilities.  And, don't forget about some of the east's best mountain biking trails.

 

Celebrate Fall With These Exciting Events!

As the mountain ranges begin to change hue, and the days become shorter, new seasonal advertures are on the horizon.  Autumn in Stowe is one of the most beautiful times of the year. Pretty soon the smell of woodstove smoke and fresh mulled cider will fill the air.  In the meantime, don't forget to pause and mark your calendars for any number of fall events in the area.  One of our favorites is the British Invasion, which is coming up this weekend; starting with the block party in the village, Friday night, at 6:30.  There will be live music, food and beverages, and of course, British motor cars to check out and photograph.  The weather is supposed to be spectacular!

Looking for something involving recreation, check out The Stowe Mountain Bike Club's 5th annual Leaf Blower Classic.  A day of group rides througout the world class trail network of Stowe, enjoying specatular scenery, and joining your riding comrades for dinner, drinks and prizes, afterwards. 

No matter what you might choose during this beautiful time of year, you will enjoy the spectacular setting and scenery throughout the area.  For more information and a list of events in the area, click here.

                             

 

 

 

 

 

Bikes For Kids

Bikes for Kids

Bikes for Kids

Dropping off this year's Bikes for Kids

 

For years Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate has been providing bikes for kids through our "Bikes for Kids" program. Once again this Christmas we have delivered to the Lamoille Family Center in Morrisville, Vt., five bikes for families in Lamoille County. These bikes have been donated to us from our sellers, buyers, and Good Samaritan's. During the sales process we sometime discover barely used bikes in homes we represent. We have found that the owners are very excited to donate to our program. Our donations are not only in the form of bikes but cash donations.

We delivered the bikes this morning to the Family Center after a Christmas snowstorm. What a wonderful feeling to know that some child will have many hours of pleasure on their new bike and that we were able to make it happen. Thank you to all of our clients and customers who have made this happen.

If you have barely used bikes that are in very good condition or would like to make a donation please let us know.  Learn more about Bikes For Kids.

Stowe Farmers' Market | Every Sunday

Stowe Farmers' Market

Stowe, VT Farmers' Market Every Sunday

If you are looking for something to do on a Sunday before you leave town or as a part of your tour on the Stowe Rec path, check out the Stowe Farmers' Market.  It's every Sunday across from the StoweFlake Resort from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  The Stowe Farmers' Market  features wonderful local farms with fresh picked veggies, art exhibits, jewelry and food!  Stop by Black Diamond BBQ and ask for Jason the owner and ski bum teammate of McKee!  It's great family fun and located about half way up the Rec path so it's a good resting point.

They feature local music as well as a variety of other locally produced goods.

Read more here: Stowe Farmers Market

Experience The Stowe Rec Path | Smith Macdonald Group

Stowe, VT offers year round activities, one of the major draws in this area aside from Stowe Mt. Resort and The Trapp Family Lodge, is the the rec path.

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The rec path is 11 miles long and runs from the center of Stowe Village up towards Mt. Mansfield, ending near Topnotch Resort. The path follows the West Branch River and the Mt. Road.

It is great for biking, walking, running in the summer and cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. There are plenty of swimming holes located along the path.

The path is fun for all ages and there are places to stop and eat along the way so you can fully experience all Stowe has to offer.  During the summer the Helen Day Art Center hosts Exposed in Stowe, an outdoor art exhibit along the path.

Running next to the paved Rec Path, is the Quiet Path, which is for walking and quiet enjoyment of the natural surroundings, it's also great for walking your dog off the leash.

For more information on the path click here: Stowe Rec Path

Cady Hill Forest Conservation Project | Stowe VT Land Trust Makes Final Push

Here we go people, we've been blogging, tweeting and reporting on the progress of the Cady Hill Forest Conservation Project being conducted by the Stowe Land Trust.  Let's make the final few days of April count.  If we can raise $100K then the Stafford Family Foundation will donate $25K!

Also the Stowe Mountain Bike Club has signed on to develop and maintain the Mt. bike trails within the forest.  Check it out here.

Here's an update on the Cady Hill Forest Project.

 

Help Support Stowe Land Trust's Next Venture

Cady Hill Forest Update!!!

$100,000 Challenge Announced for Cady Hill Forest

The community is being challenged to raise $100,000 in the month of April, in order to claim a generous $25,000 gift for Cady Hill Forest from the Stafford Family Foundation.

The land trust, which has raised nearly $1.2 million toward the $1.56 million project, is urging the community to pitch in and get the job done.

For everyone who has been thinking about giving to the project, we urge you to donate before April 30th so we can claim this gift!

Stowe Land Trust works hard to preserve the land in and around Stowe.  This is one of the many reasons Stowe remains pure and natural looking and fantastic.  Their new project will help to conserve the Cady Hill Forest for generations to come.  What the result will be is 320 acres of town forest preserved and put into use with 11 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking, walking the dog, snowshoeing and more.  All of this will be a short walk from the village of Stowe.  This will add to the many properties that the Stowe Land Trust has preserved and put to community use over the years like Wiessner & Kirchner Woods, H. D. Burnham Farm and Mill Trail Property.

In order to get there the Stowe Land Trust needs to raise the final $450,000 by May 30, 2012.  Help Stowe Land Trust reach this goal by donating to help preserve this beautiful land.

Visit the Stowe Land Trust site to learn more about the Cady Hill Forest and all their projects.  Donate and Learn Here.

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Gear Up For The 4th of July in Stowe, The What, Where & When

Coming to Stowe for the weekend or trying to decided if you want to come, here's the schedule for the weekend including all the celebrations on the 4th!

Don't miss the seven miles of shopping.

Wine tasting at Trapp Family Lodge.

Stowe Farmers Market.

4th of July Celebrations Here.