Our Story

Get to Know The Stowehof

log deco

Find yourself surrounded by 26 acres of incredible mountain vistas at one of the most notable of Vermont’s classic Alpine hotels. Rustic and sophisticated, The Stowehof offers an experience unlike any other, and our long history of happy guests can vouch for that.

Amenities

  • High speed Wi-Fi throughout the property
  • Complimentary coffee and tea
  • Onsite restaurant and bar
  • Indoor pool and sauna
  • Outdoor pool
  • Disc golf course, beach volleyball, and shuffleboard
  • Outdoor fire pit and multiple indoor fireplaces

The Stowehof Hotel 1

Our proud

Stowehof history
 

1945

The story of The Stowehof begins in the summer of 1945. While on vacation in Stowe, the burgeoning Ski Capital of the East, architect Larry Hess comes upon a beautiful mountain hilltop. He takes in the magnificent view of Stowe Valley and recognizes the location’s potential.

1949 / 1950

It’s settled. Hess is ready to build The Stowehof, and his plan is a progressive one for the time: reclaim, recycle, repurpose.

1968

Hess sells the thriving business to C.V. Starr, founder of the insurance giant known today as A.I.G. Starr, who plans to use The Stowehof as a retreat for his friends and executive personnel. They have their fun, and eventually the Mt. Mansfield Company takes over operation of The Stowehof as a hotel. The property is ultimately sold to Peter Bartholemew, a long time employee of Starr’s.

The Stowehof Hotel 2
The Stowehof Hotel 3

1980

Fritz Wiessner, an illustrious pioneer of free climbing, was once a neighbor of The Stowehof, but in the 1980s, he decides he loves The Stowehof enough to make it his permanent residence. He later goes on to donate the Wiessner Woods to the Stowe Land Trust. As a result, guests can take advantage of snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, dog-walking, and hiking through the woods.

2016

Saltaire Properties purchases the property and sets about restoring its former luster while incorporating enhancements and updates. The Stowehof lives on.

Bring Fido
we’re pet friendly

Why should your four-legged family members miss out? At The Stowehof, they don’t have to. We offer a limited number of canine friendly rooms. For an additional $25, plus tax, per dog per night, your canine companion will be welcomed to your room with two complimentary pet cookies.

Stowehof Inset OurStory
Community partnerships

Helen Day Art Center

In partnership with our friends at Helen Day Art Center, we are grateful for the opportunity to display and make available for sale the work of local artists at The Stowehof. A rotating exhibit of artwork, including sculptures, can be found throughout the hotel.

 

Visit Website

Stowehof Inset OurStory2
Community partnerships

STOWE LAND TRUST

The Stowehof is a proud member of the Stowe Land Trust's Hotel Partnership Program, which gives guests an easy way to give back to Stowe so that it will always remain a special place to visit. For every night's stay, The Stowehof gives a $1 nightly donation to Stowe Land Trust. These voluntary donations are used to support the SLT's work to conserve Stowe's important natural resources.

Stowehof in one word
Gemütlichkeit
A space or state of warmth, friendliness and good cheer

Thank You