Stowe in the Running for 4 Gay Travel Awards

Stowe, Vermont strives to be an inclusive and welcoming destination for all. This is why we are excited and honored to be nominated for the 2022 Gay Travel Awards in four categories. These nominees are recognized for their “spirit of inclusiveness and hospitality excellence” and “inspire other inclusive companies and brands to improve their amenities and customer service levels.” Read on to learn about the Stowe nominees and vote for Stowe! Make your voice heard and vote once per day until January 9, 2023.

Photo by Mark Vandenberg

Stowe, Vermont for Favorite LGBTQ+ Friendly Mountain Destination

Known as a quintessential mountain town year-round, Stowe, Vermont offers a multitude of activities and events along with robust culture, including art exhibitions and performances. Explore the vast outdoors no matter what the season by bike, foot, snowshoe, horse, snowmobile, or cross-country skis. As GayTravel explains, “the seasons in Stowe are pure magic, thanks to a spellbinding pair of attractions no other Eastern destination can match: a charming village and majestic Mount Mansfield.”

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Winter Rendezvous for Favorite Gay Ski Week

2023 will mark the 40th annual Winter Rendezvous in Stowe, an LGBTQ+ pride celebration that attracts hundreds of skiers, riders, and winter enthusiasts for five days of wintry bliss. With a theme of Ski Party Play, participants enjoy skiing and snowboarding at Stowe Mountain Resort, offering 116 trails and 39 miles of terrain between Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak, and Spruce Peak. As well, Trapp Family Lodge, the official Nordic Center of Winter Rendezvous, offers world class cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Other outdoor activities during Winter Rendezvous include ice skating, horse drawn sleigh rides, snowmobiles, dog sledding, hot tubs, and bonfires.

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Brass Lantern Inn for Favorite LGBTQ+ Friendly Inn

This charming bed and breakfast near Stowe Village has provided cozy, unique lodging for guests since 1988. Now a gay-owned property, the Brass Lantern Inn focuses on the full guest experience by offering quality lodging and “a charming bed and breakfast surrounded by the ambiance of the expansive Vermont countryside.” Guests can enjoy their morning coffee with views of Mount Mansfield and sit by the fireplace in the recently renovated living room with a good book or game of scrabble. To top it off, the inn offers two pet-friendly rooms and a built-in outdoor fenced area for dogs so guests can rest assured their pets will remain safe and in sight.

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The Lodge at Spruce Peak for Favorite LGBTQ+ Friendly Lodge/Ranch

As Vermont’s only slopeside luxury resort, The Lodge at Spruce Peak is nestled at the base of Mount Mansfield. Guests have a range of accommodations to choose from classic resort guest rooms to expansive four-bedroom penthouse suites. For dining options you don’t have to go far for The Lodge at Spruce Peak offers guests two onsite locations. The Tipsy Trout is a seafood favorite featuring a raw bar and Alpine Hall serves up farm-to-table Vermont fare. For those looking for things to do, the Spruce Peak Village frequently hosts vibrant events like the much loved Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration where guests can enjoy ice dancing performances, specialty food, family fun, live music, fireworks, and more.

Stowe is grateful to be in the running for four Gay Travel Awards categories. Voting ends December 26, 2022 and remember you can vote once per day!

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