Note from Scout's Founder to participating filmmakers:

We realize travel to the festival may not be possible for every filmmaker, and if we can help make this trip more feasible for you and your family or friends, we do have some options to offer at your request. We want to make sure the choice to participate in person is not an economic one and will try to help if we can. Please email me at if you would like to discuss the options at our disposal.


Being a busy weekend, we suggest that you book as soon as possible!

Topnotch Resort & Spa

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Topnotch Resort is proud to offer the Red Carpet package which includes:
- VIP All Access Pass to the Scout Film Festival (per person)
- Exclusive 25% off room rate
- Breakfast daily
- VIP in-room gift

Topnotch is also hosting The Scout Film Festival Opening Night Party at The Roost, so when you stay here, it will be a short trip home.

Topnotch is a majestic mountainside destination in Stowe, Vermont that blends the gracious charm of a ski lodge with the luxurious amenities of a world-class resort. Relax at the award-winning spa, play a match at the tennis center, enjoy farm to table dining at either of the on-property restaurants, explore the endless activities Topnotch and Stowe have to offer.

Booking link (above) and code will be live on Tuesday, November 27. Call 800-451-8686 any time to reserve your room, just mention Scout Film Festival, or wait until Tuesday to do so online.

Golden Eagle Resort

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Golden Eagle Resort is pleased to offer 15% off their best available rate for any room on the property that is available at the time of booking. This deal will be available right up until festival weekend. The discounted rate is available from January 3-7 which enables attendees to arrive early and stay late at the same special group rates.  Click the booking link above and use code SCOUT19 at checkout to make the process seamless. Guests can also call the reservations department at 1-866-970-0786 to speak directly to a Reservation Sales Agent.

Most festival events will take place up at the mountain and to make travel easy, the Mountain Road Shuttle comes directly to you at The Golden Eagle Resort if you would like a ride up to Spruce Peak!

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa
Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa offers 25% off room rates for our event when you book your stay 30 days before your planned arrival. The discounted rate is available from January 3-7 and should be reserved no later than December 4 to receive the package deal. Guests can call the reservations department at 802-253-2232 to speak directly to a Reservation Sales Agent. Just tell them you are attending Scout Film Festival and they will do the rest.

Most festival events will take place up at the mountain and to make travel easy, the Mountain Road Shuttle comes directly to you at The Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa if you would like a ride up to Spruce Peak!

Additional Lodging Options
For additional lodging options, Stowe's Central Reservations is a free service with a best rate guarantee. With dozens of lodging properties ranging from full-service resorts to boutique hotels and cozy inns, it's easy to find the perfect spot to meet your needs. Search (through town-wide availability) and book online at, or chat with a friendly local reservations expert by calling 800-467-8693.

You can also look into local Airbnb Listings. There are MANY options to choose from as this is, after all, a vacation town!

If you are flying in, your destination will be the stress-free Burlington International Airport, only 40 minutes from Stowe.

Transportation: Car rentals and services can be found here. Friend of the festival - Snowflake Taxi.

About Stowe, VT
Stowe, Vermont was named by the SMithsonian in 2015 as one of the best, small US towns to visit. Nicknamed the "Ski Capital of the East", Stowe is home to a host of all-season activities, restaurants and scenic views. Our host, Spruce Peak was named by Forbes as "The Aspen Of The East". Located just 35 miles from Burlington International Airport, Stowe is a fantastic vacation spot in New England with over 35 lodging properties, 49 sit-down restaurants and 10 or so sandwich shops/delis Stowe is well-equipped for and very familiar with guests of all distinctions, interests and cultures.

 Banner image from New England Ski Journal