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New Stowe VT Residential Listings for Sale

Real estate Inventory remains at one of the lowest levels we've seen in years.  Buyer demand remains high, and so does the expectation for new residential listings and choices.  As we enter into the spring selling season, more listings will be coming on the market.  In the meantime, here are a few special properties which we have just recently listed for sale, representing a really nice variety of choices for today's buyer:

774 Barnes Hill Road, Stowe VT | Asking: $595,000

Apple trees and natural landscaping accent the meadow on this 10 acres parcel.  Sitting on a knoll overlooking a large swimming pond, this Cape-style contemporary home has gorgeous views of the Worcester Range.  The master suite on the first floor looks out on the pond and a small screened cabin. The house is filled with light from the oversized windows.  For more details, including photos, inside and out, visit the property profile.

3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2 Car Garage | 10.2 Acres

 

 

152 Houston Farm Rd, Stowe VT | Asking: $760,000

Surprising gem in the heart of Sugar House Hill. Just off the Mountain Road this home offers a quick trip to the ski hill, access to the bike path, close proximity to restaurants, and quiet beautifully landscaped surroundings.  Enjoy summer evenings or morning coffee on the screened-in porch.  The perennial garden and stone wall create a colorful accent to the view.  For more information, you can find out more about this property here.

3 Bed | 3.5 Bath | 2 Car Garage | 1.56 Acres

 

 

1275 Notchbrook Road, Stowe VT | Asking: $265,000

A condo in the mountain high looking out to open sky. Oh so fun with outdoor pool heated in the winter, way cool! Windows looking to the view, plus the ski trails too. Everything is there for you, no upkeep to do. What could be easier than living here? Among the mountains and the deer.  Such a perfect place to be.  If you visit, you will see, that life in Notchbrook is the best.  A perfect place to enjoy a rest. Click here to learn more about this unique opportunity.

2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1 Carport | 1400 Square Feet | Unit 21AB

 

Vail Resorts Purchasing Stowe Mountain Resort

The rumors were confirmed on February 22nd that Vail Resorts will be acquiring Stowe Mountain Resort from the Mt. Mansfield Company.  The $50 million dollar purchase will be Vail's first mountain resort on the east coast, adding an iconic one to its portfolio of 10 mountain resorts, like Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Blackcomb in British Columbia.  This likely bodes well for all of Stowe, bringing more here to ski and for other activities, year-round.  Also, Vail's Epic Pass will be very popular, which will allow local pass holders here in Stowe the ability to ski and ride at any one of the other Vail mountain resorts at a very affordable price.

You can read more about this exciting news in Vermont Ski and Ride's article.

There was skiing and riding this past weekend!

First tracks have already been made after 11" of fresh snow fell on the mountain, this past Saturday night.  So, might be time to think about grabbing those early ski and ride pass discounts offered.  If you're planning on skiing and riding at Stowe Mountain Resort, they offer many discounted options.  You will find many great deals, including young adult and college passes. These prices are only available until November 6, so don't delay. 

Another great option is the Vermont Travel Club Card.  Here you will find discounted lift tickets for individuals and families, at 11 Vermont ski resorts plus Sunday River in Maine. You can save up to $42 on some day lift tickets.

Pay $49 for one card or as low as $34 per card if you're buying a family membership. Typically the card pays for itself after its second or third use. Quantities limited, and rates go up December 1!

Here's to a snowy wintry winter, this year! 

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.

 

What Are You Doing For 4th of July?

    

Kick off your Fourth of July weekend celebration with the area's most favorite and iconic parade: The Moscow Parade.  This parade is like no other, and begins at 10:00 a.m.   Park on either River Rd., or Moscow Rd.

Then, make your way to Stowe Village, where there will be live music, food, activities for all ages, a special artisan market, and other festivities and entertainment!  The Main Street parade starts at 1:00 p.m., and will be bigger and better than last year's!

Highlighted events in the village, include a bouncy house, dunk tank, pie-eating contest, and climbing wall,  from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   Starting at 6:00, more Independence Day celebrations at the Mayo Farm events fields, including fireworks!

Also, don't forget about the "7 Miles of Sales"; and the World's Shortest Marathon, which begins at noon.  A 1.7 mile Fun Run, starting at the intersection of Routes 100 & 108.  It's open to all!

More fireworks, and a special show by Rusty Dewees will be taking place up at Spruce Peak, on July 3rd.

The weather forecast is looking great, so enjoy whatever you might be doing, this 4th of July weekend!

 

 

Stowe and its Mountain History

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. When was Stowe chartered?

       *1763

2. When was the first Winter Carnival in Stowe?

       *1921

3. What was the most popular Winter Carnival event the 1st year?

       *Las Vegas Night

4. What year was America's oldest ski patrol founded - which was in Stowe?

       *1934

5. Who was the 1st person to ski down Mt. Mansfield?

       *Dartmouth Librarian Nathaniel Goodrich

6. Who cut the 1st ski trail in Stowe?

       *Charlie Lord (1930)

7. What was the name of the 1st ski trail cut on Mt. Mansfield?

       *The Bruce

8. Who played the piano for years at Sister Kate's?

       *Rock King

9.  What was the name of the Cotillion held in spring in the 1980's?

       *Cowshit cotillion

For more on Stowe's rich ski history, check out Pat Haslam's wonderful book that was recently published: Ski Pioneers of Stowe, Vermont: The First Twenty-Five Years

Don't Ski, but You're Here on Vacation in Stowe?

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are So Many Things To Do In Stowe

Are you here on vacation, and everyone else you know is skiing?  Looking for something to do until they come back?  Here are some suggestions:

1. Walk, snowshoe or hike in Smuggler's Notch - just steps away from the Mt. Mansfield parking area.

2. Snowshoe at Trapp Family Lodge, or one of the many Stowe Land Trust conserved properties, like Wiessner Woods, or Kirchner Woods.

3. Treat yourself to a spa day!  Topnotch, Stoweflake and The Lodge all offer wonderful options for treating yourself to what you deserve.

4. Relax at a cozy coffee shop, or at Cork in the afternoon with a glass of wine, after checking out the art exhibit at Helen Day Art Center, or perhaps checking out a book at the library

5. Shop 'til you drop at any one of these places, and more.

6. Take in that movie you've been wanting to see, by treating yourself to a matinee.

7. Check out the Stowe Area Association website for a continued list of fun things to do. 

Enjoy your stay in Stowe, Vermont, and happy New Year!

Not Your Everyday Halloween

                 

Pumpkins, goblins and ghosts, oh my!  All Hallow's Eve, has turned into All Hallow's week, in Stowe.  And this year, the town has made special arrangements to close off Rt 100, north of the village, where some of the best trick or treating takes place.  This way the hundreds of kids who descend upon the village for tricks and treats, will be safe, and essentially be able to have more fun, not having to worry about crossing the busy street. 

There are enough events and activities for everyone of all ages, thoughout the week of Halloween.  Here are just some of the options:

  • Monday, Oct. 26 - "Trick or Tweet" at The Roost at Topnotch, from 3:30-6 pm.  Kids in costume eat for free
  • Friday, Oct. 30 - An annual favorite - the Stowe elementary school "ghost walk".  Come downtown at 2  p.m. to see the kids parade through the village, in their costumes.  We love to taking a break from work and head out to the street with baskets of candy to hand out
  • Saturday Oct. 31 - Halloween - Stowe village is the place to be.  Maple Street/Rt 100 will be closed off from School Street to Shaw's grocery store, from 5-8 pm, so the trick or treaters have freedom to roam all the neighbors who will be handing out candy for them
  • Saturday, Oct. 31 - Stowe Parks and Rec have a costume contest, spooky photo booth, music and games from 4 to 5:30.  Admission free, cash for games

For more information on additional events in the area, throughout the week, you can visit the Stowe Area Association's website.

What are you going to be for Halloween?

    Source: Stowe Reporter    

Cork in Stowe, VT! Open and Ready to Serve!

The highly anticipated opening of Cork, in Stowe, has happened!  Danielle Nichols who recently purchased the Blue Moon Cafe building, in Stowe village, has been scrambling to get ready, before the fall foliage rush.  Since Cork in Waterbury has met with such success over the years, it seemed natural to expand to a second location.  Cork will enhance vibrancy in Stowe village with the opportunity for people to meet, taste and sip wine, and dine on small plates of delectible food offerings.  The goal is to make the experience approachable and friendly to everyone.  Bringing people together in a thriving community setting is part of Danielle's vision.

Danielle says that it is "an incredible honor to own a piece of Stowe history".  The building was constructed in 1871, and is part of a collection of unique and historical buildings in the heart of Stowe village.  A lot of investment has been made, and work  taken place to get up and running, so a Kickstarter campaign has begun for those who would like opportunities to invest in what is presumed to be a highly popular business, just as Cork in Waterbury has been, over the years.  The Smith Macdonald Group helped Danielle with this successful commercial real estate transation.

Many have asked, if beer will part of the offerings.  The answer is yes, including such iconic favorites as Heady Topper by the Alchemist.

 

 

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.