Topnotch Resort, the luxury boutique resort in Stowe, VT is letting travelers in on the mountainside town’s best kept secrets with the new Live Like a Local package featuring insider tips and under-the-radar recommendations from real locals.

From ideal times to visit The Alchemist to score a four-pack of Heady Topper, among Vermont’s most coveted beer, to finding the best sledding hill hidden behind the local elementary school, Topnotch Resort’s “local’s only guide” features Topnotch staffs’ favorite activities and locations for each season.  Rotating seasonally, highlights of the seasonal guide secret swimming holes for the summer, best hiking trails for fall foliage, top breweries and more.

“Stowe is filled with so many hidden gems and our staff loves sharing their local knowledge with guests,” said Ryan Krukar, general manager of Topnotch Resort. “A perfect example for ski season is Kitchen Wall. Visitors won’t find it on a ski trail map but the challenging, unmarked glade is must for avid skiers and is unlike any other part of Mt. Mansfield.”


Recently ranked one of the top ten resorts in New England by the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, Topnotch Resort’s Live Like a Local package includes:

  • Accommodations in a room of your choice
  • Daily breakfast
  • A VT Flannel Company blanket to take home
  • A dozen locally produced Laughing Moon Truffles in room at arrival
  • A customized “locals only” guide to Topnotch’s favorite seasonal activities provided at check-in
  • Individualized concierge service to help book an exclusive local experience based on personal interests

Rates start at $299 per night, based on double occupancy. The Live Like a Local package is valid for stays starting January 3, 2017 and is subject to availability. Varying minimum stay requirements may apply based on booking dates.


Surrounded by Vermont’s legendary Green Mountains, Topnotch Resort provides travelers a four-season, luxury New England retreat with skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, biking, paddle boarding, golfing, and more all nearby. A variety of shopping, dining, brew touring and nightlife can be found throughout the village of Stowe. A vibrant art and culture scene includes numerous galleries with work by local and regional artists, museums, and performing arts spaces.


Topnotch Resort also provides guests celebrated amenities such as a world-renowned spa and a nationally ranked tennis facility.

For more information and reservations at Topnotch Resort, visit or call 1-800-451-8686. Topnotch Resort is located at 4000 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT.



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