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This Wonderful Place with Taraleigh in Stowe, Vermont

Best things to do in Stowe Vermont Taraleigh Weathers This Wonderful Place big red barn

The big red barn at This Wonderful Place

I’m really excited to interview Taraleigh Weathers of Rocking Life about Stowe, Vermont. Taraleigh’s tips for the best things to do in Stowe are awesome because she owns a barn and farmhouse retreat center called This Wonderful Place in the city. She loves walking along the river and enjoying the mountain views, listening to live local music, and grabbing a beer from one of the best breweries in the nation.

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Best things to do in Stowe Vermont Taraleigh Weathers Oxbow Music Festival on stage

On stage at the Oxbow Music Festival.

Stowe, Vermont

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Go Stowe, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Best things to do in Stowe Vermont Taraleigh Weathers Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Walking along the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Getting around Stowe

The local airport is Burlington International Airport (BTV), which is about 40 minutes from downtown. The Morrisville-Stowe State Airport (MVL) is just seven miles away, but mainly offers charter and seasonal air service.

Taraleigh says that you need to rent a car when visiting Stowe. For the best prices, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz. Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around if you don’t want to rent a car.

Best things to do in Stowe Vermont Taraleigh Songwriters Retreat with Ryan Montbleau

A songwriters retreat with Ryan Montbleau

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Taraleigh Weathers about Stowe, Vermont. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Stowe, Vermont
  • Green dots = best things to do in Stowe, Vermont
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Stowe, Vermont

Who is Taraleigh Weathers?

Most of the things that Taraleigh does revolve around her desire to see as much live music as she can. Live music is what makes her tick which is why she works with people who are in love with live music and want to tune into their best selves. She loves sharing all the tips and tricks that she has picked over the past 42 years that made her into the ageless jam queen that she is.

Because every single day is a gift and not just a show day! Taraleigh literally wrote the book about it – How to Rock Your Life: Maintain the Magic of Live Music in Your Everyday Experience (Amazon referral link).

Because of her desire to maintain the magic of live music in her everyday experience, Taraleigh chose to create and produce live music retreats with a healthy twist. She runs a retreat center in Vermont with her husband called This Wonderful Place where we will put on our own retreats and events as well as host others. With the training and schooling she received, Taraleigh is skilled at using her unicorn magic to guide you to rock your most healthy life with her blog and online coaching programs.

Best things to do in Stowe Vermont Taraleigh Weathers This Wonderful Place with hubby Dan

Taraleigh at This Wonderful Place with her hubby Dan

Here are a few articles that she’s written:

You can connect with Taraleigh at her website and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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Best things to do in Stowe Vermont Taraleigh Weathers This Wonderful Place gnome

A gnome guards the entrance to This Wonderful Place.

Stay tuned for our next episode

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Andrew with his wife and dogs

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