WELCOME to STOWE CANTINA
Welcome to Stowe Cantina, a place where traditional Mexican food mingles with top shelf tequilas and a low key atmosphere. We have gathered an impressive staff who believe in
customer service and keeping our patrons happy and well-fed.
A Litle piece of history
This house was built in 1836. The brick is made from the clay found along the riverbank of the West Branch River. In 1940, the Red Brick House became a lodging house owned by Erling Strom, a world famous mountaineer from Norway. He followed the trend of the times converting the property into ski resort accommodations complete with a rope tow on the hill behind the house. A Ford Model A engine powered the tow.
In 1945, Strom played a major role in the creation of the Stowe Derby. He bet Sepp Ruschp, the head of Stowe’s new ski school, that his Nordic skis would be the better choice for the long course while Ruschp claimed his alpine skis would be faster. It turned out that Ruschp, on his alpine skis, won the first two Stowe Derbies. We like to believe the two remained great friends.
Friends are what we’re all about here at Stowe Cantina. So, raise a glass to the people next to you, behind you, in front of you, and enjoy.