As the sun-kissed rays start to hit our doorsteps we peep outside, like bears after hibernation, wondering what these lush green fields await and bringing our muscles back to life to celebrate all that summer has to offer.

The best way to do that is head to the majestic Green Mountains of Vermont, a glorious place to reconnect with nature and escape the craziness of everyday life. Stowe is primarily known as a winter destination, but it’s actually a wonderful spring/summer destination.

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Sparkling streams attract anglers, splashers, and paddlers. Horseback riders gallop through wildflower strewn meadows while others enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides. Bikers and hikers take to the Recreation Path and to more challenging mountain trails as well. Stowe’s golf and tennis offer challenges for newcomer and old pro alike or enjoy a glider ride soaring above Stowe’s spectacular terrain.

Originally founded by Beatrice and Stuart Baraw in 1963, Stoweflake has grown from a modest Inn into a premier 4-diamond luxury resort. It was under the direction of Chuck Baraw, Beatrice and Stu’s son, that the family property has also become known as America’s spa destinations—voted a Top Spa by readers of Condé Nast Traveler.

And, oh, it is so deserving of a top spa rating. Let the sweat and stress of the work week dissolve into nothingless as you sit back and enjoy the expansive facilities and plethora of relaxing treatments. With 30 luxurious treatment rooms and over 120 signature healing and anti-aging remedies for the mind, body and soul, The Spa offers you a tranquil environment. Explore the Aqua Solarium, men’s and women’s private sanctuary lounges, cascading waterfalls, and soothing mineral soaking pools — all enhanced by glorious mountain views.

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Serenity follows outside as you meander through our 10,000 square-foot meditative garden where you’ll encounter the melodic water sounds of the Solarium per Aqua and soothe your soul as you stroll through our seven-circuit Zen Labyrinth.

But as much as the resort has changed, some things remain the same.

Now owned and operated by three generations, the Baraw family remains dedicated to each other—and hospitality excellence. The Baraws take great pleasure sharing their passion for Vermont with families who are looking to spend time together. Take the weekend to celebrate life in the glorious Green Mountains and relax in simple elegance of Stoweflake.

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For more than fifty years, the Baraw family has owned and operated Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont. Initially a modest motel built in 1963, the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa has evolved into a world-class resort.

Under the guidance of Chuck Baraw, the Stoweflake has developed into one of Vermont’s premier destinations. Today, three generations of the Baraw family participate at the resort. And as part of the 40th anniversary celebration in 2003, the property opened the Spa at Stoweflake, a facility that established Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa as a premier spa destination in the country and the largest and most inclusive spa in Vermont.