Imagine an idyllic New England boulevard, lined with bustling local craft shops and welcoming, cozy cafés. This storybook image finds its real-life counterpart in Stowe Mountain Road, the shopping artery of Stowe, Vermont. Here are a few of the Mountain Road’s best offerings.

  • Mountain Cheese & Wine : No wonder its cheese is world famous: Vermont has one cow for every two of its citizens. Stowe’s own cheese shop and winery has one of the widest assortments in the region, and its knowledgeable salespeople will give you samples as well as answers to any questions you might have about their different selections.
  • Stowe Craft Gallery : With offerings ranging from refined to delightfully kitschy, Stowe’s craft gallery is a reliable source for handmade gifts, souvenirs and home furnishings. You can expect everything sold here to have been painstakingly crafted, and buyers are given lots of personal attention by gallery employees, most of whom are also artists.
    • Green Mountain Fine Art : It’s actually located on South Main Street, only a few minutes walk from Mountain Road. The Green Mountain gallery highlights over thirty diverse Vermont artists, including some who paint local landscapes. If you want to buy fine art prints in Stowe, this is the place to go.
    • Laughing Moon Chocolates: Located at 78 South Main Street in Stowe Village, Laughing Moon Chocolates makes delicious handmade chocolates and offers a FREE Chocolate Dipping Demonstration and sampling every day at 2pm. You can see their Candy Cane Making Demonstration from Thanksgiving until Christmas and they offer Hands-on Chocolate Dipping workshops. See website for more info.

    • Stowe Gems: Located at 70 Pond ST. in quaint Stowe Village next to the Stowe Free Library and Helen Day Art Center. Stowe Gems has something for everyone in the family. Kids will love the crystals and fossils. Dad will marvel at the genuine Dinosaur Egg. Mom will enjoy the large selection of Silver, Gold and Platinum Jewelry. Featuring the widest selection of natural gems from Vermont and around the world. Much of the jewelry is handcrafted on site and many gems are cut on the premises. Vermont themed jewelry and charms are well represented. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and are always ready to answer any questions you may have.