Summer Getaways: Play 18 Holes in the Green Mountains in Stowe, Vermont

After a round of golf, head back to Topnotch for drinks around the fire pit.

Stowe is a famous winter destination for ski enthusiasts, but in the summer it’s all about golf. Guests at Topnotch Resort, have full golf privileges at the exclusive Country Club of Vermont, with panoramic views of the Green Mountains from every hole. Visitors can also swing their clubs at the historic Stowe Country Club, home of the Vermont Golf Academy and a turn-of-the-century dairy farm, or play a round at the Stowe Mountain Golf Club, which meanders along the slopes of Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak.

While You’re in Town: Head to AJ Ski and Sports on Mountain Road to pick up a bike rental, and start the day with a trip along the Stowe Rec Path, which takes riders past farms, fields and some of Vermont’s famed covered bridges. To get a stunning, bird’s eye view of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks, take the Stowe Mountain Auto Toll Road, which winds its way up to the top of Mount Mansfield, the highest mountain in Vermont.

Where to Stay: Topnotch Resort has a wide range of accommodations, from rooms for two to mountain houses ideal for group getaways. During the summer, guests can make use of the hotel’s outdoor pool as well as the al fresco dining at on-site restaurants Flannel and The Roost. Try the Flannel Burger with pork belly or The Roost’s berry compote with local goat’s milk ice cream. From $179 per night




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