With a storied history, bucolic farms, and Colonial-style architecture, Stowe is the quintessential New England town. Known as the “ski capital of the East,” the ski area—built on Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest mountain—has something for everyone, from groomed runs at the Spruce Peak base area to bumped-out, steep terrain off the Fourrunner Quad lift. One of the most high-end Vermont ski resorts, Stowe offers several eco-friendly hotels, staying true to the state’s “green” roots. The town itself has several rustic, accessible lodges and local bars mixed with chic boutiques and farm-to-table restaurants, creating an experience that appeals across the board. If you’re pining for the famous fall foliage, go leaf-peeping at peak weeks in Vermont.