What We Love
- New style stay for design lovers: The Field Guide hotel opened in October 2015
- Just 30 guestrooms in 10 distinctive styles, from apartment-like suites and standalone cottages to spacious King and cozy Queen rooms
- Plush lounge areas with vintage board games and fireplaces invite post-slope relaxation
- There’s a seasonal heated outdoor pool, as well as a hot tub and firepit
What To Know
- Free WiFi and parking (one vehicle per room)
- All of the 30 guestrooms have a splashy, designer-woodsy look, from the bird motif wallpaper and papier-mâché taxidermy to the antler accents and trail map murals
- A restaurant is slated to open in 2016; until then the staff can recommend good local dining options
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
New for Stowe’s 2015-16 winter season, the 30-room Field Guide hotel is located on Mountain Road in downtown Stowe, just a 15-minute drive from the gondola at the world famous Stowe Mountain Resort, the gateway to more than 116 trails and 13 lifts on Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. All of the 30 guestrooms have a splashy, designer-woodsy look, from the bird motif wallpaper and papier-mâché taxidermy to the antler accents and trail map murals. There’s nothing rustic about the in-room amenities, however, which include plush linens, separate seating areas, LED TVs with Apple TV, iPod docking stations, free WiFi and, in the petite bathrooms, waffle kimono robes and products by Lather. Downstairs, the spacious lounge areas invite post-slope lounging, with cushy sofas, faux fur throws, vintage board games and gas fireplaces, while outside there’s a hot tub, a firepit and a seasonal heated outdoor pool. A restaurant is slated to open in 2016, but until then the knowledgeable staff can steer you through the plentiful local dining options.
In the Area
Check out the hotel website for a robust list of year-round Stowe events and attractions. Not-to-be-missed highlights include the 5.3-mile Stowe Recreation Path, which wends its way over bridges, past watering holes and alongside farms, as well as the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center and all the high-altitude adventures at Stowe Mountain Resort. Beyond the slopes, hit Ben & Jerry’s visitors center on a weekday for a glimpse at ice cream production, and explore local foodie spots like Rock Art Brewery, Cabot Cheese and Boyden Valley Winery.
How to Get There
A nice Lodge rustic look close to restaurant and to other attractions ,it's warm and cozy but the bathroom is a little small,the breakfast was very tasty too and the management are very friendly and accomadating
My friend and I arrived in the lodge welcomed by John the host manning the lodge. He was very friendly, upbeat and positive and gave us such a warm welcome, we felt very much at home. I love the welcome drink - a sour plum drink and the cookies, the little touches that makes the difference.
He helped us to carry our luggage up the stairs as there is no lift. He told us about the surroundings, places to go trek and eat and where we could drive to and so on. His colleagues were equally friendly - Marialle (sounds like) and she gave us a list of places to visit on our second day, a rainy day.
The breakfast every morning was good - with a spread of bread, croissants, yogurt, fruits, eggs. It’s a small cosy setting and on two of the days, the fireplace was set up. You must see the photos to feel it.
The lodge is located in the centre of Stowe, and locations are accessible a short drive away by car.
In the evening, a campfire is set up and you can cosy under the stars. It’s a warm and friendly lodge.
We enjoyed our stay very much, with the little touches and decor. No wonder it has won quite a few awards!
we booked this hotel because it looked so nice, we checked in to the room late and then went out for dinner. we got back around 11pm and when I pulled back the sheets I realised that the bed had been slept in and the bed was unlaundered. On closer inspection I found 5 hong black hairs in the bed. I phoned the after hours number as this hotel is not maned at night. the lady who answered was very apolagetic and offered us a room move but by this point we were unpacked and ready to get in to bed. I told her that it was too late to move and then she said she would arrange a refund in the morning. so we slipped on top of the duvet with a sheet over us.
next day I went down and spoke to the same lady (who was very nice by the way ) and she said that she was just waiting to hear from the manager then she would sort out the refund.
also during our stay we found hairs on the robes and on the towels.
the hotel its self was nice but the room we had was dirty and a bit tired .
after we left the hotel back tracked saying that they could only give us a 50% refund which they did.
the night after we stayed at Edson Hill. this was the nicest hotel ever stayed in and made Field Guide look like a unclean over priced motel