Travel Deal: Become a Vermonter for a Weekend

Live like a local this winter (by knowing the best places to score Heady Topper).

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Photo provided by Topnotch Resort

Photo provided by Topnotch Resort

The Live Like a Local package
Where: Topnotch Resort, 4000 Mountain Road, Stowe, Vermont
When: The ongoing package adjusts to the season
How much: Starting at $299 per night

The point of traveling is to seek out authentic experiences, and the folks at Topnotch Resort in Stowe, Vermont, understand that. They sought to give guests the chance to become Vermonters during their stays, so they created a special to do just that. The hotel’s Live Like a Local package lets visitors experience Stowe almost as if they were natives.

Upon checking in, guests are given a “locals only” guide to the region’s best seasonal activities. The guide offers up under-the-radar tips on where to score four-packs of Heady Topper (one of Vermont’s most sought-after beers), lesser-known skiing destinations, sledding hills, and more. During warmer months, the guide helps guests locate secret swimming holes and hiking trails.

Visitors can take advantage of Topnotch’s individualized concierge service, which helps with booking local activities and experiences. The package also includes a dozen Laughing Moon Truffles and daily breakfast. The stay wouldn’t be complete without a Vermont Flannel Company blanket, a tangible slice of local life that’s meant to be taken home.

For more information, visit topnotchresort.com.


Madeline Bilis Associate Editor at Boston Magazine @madelinebilis
mbilis@bostonmagazine.com