Plan a Snowy Party During Winter Rendezvous

Experience a pride celebration unlike any other you have experienced in Stowe, Vermont. From January 17 through January 21, hundreds of skiers in the LGBTQ community congregate in Stowe for Winter Rendezvous 2017.

Go Skiing in Stowe

Mountains-and-ski-equipmentDuring these five days in January, Stowe’s Winter Carnival Festival and Winter Rendezvous make Stowe a lively village. Fans of all winter sports will find something to enjoy during this weekend, whether you are a skier, a snowboarder, or simply love parties!

After the holiday stress, it is finally time to relax and take some time for you. Spend a vacation weekend on this wintry ski hill to unwind during this exciting weekend.

Celebrate Love for All

During Stowe gay ski week, you have a chance to celebrate the LGBTQ community while experiencing a winter wonderland. There is a fabulous event lineup throughout Winter Rendezvous, including a downhill costume drag ski race with gay icon Miss Coco Peru. Need to warm up after spending time on the ski hill? Check out the pool party, too!

Can your weekend in Stowe get any better? You bet – let us show you how at Green Mountain Inn. Located right in downtown Stowe, our Inn is the perfect place to unwind after a long day on the mountain or after partying it up during Winter Rendezvous. Book your room today!


It’s a Snowy Celebration at Stowe Winter Carnival

Celebrate all things winter when you head to the Stowe Winter Carnival. This annual festival is chock-full of fun events, winter sports, performances, competitions, and food.

Attend Vermont Winter Festivals

The carnival is held from January 13 to 27, 2018 at various locations around Stowe. Mark your calendar for some winter wonder!

Snowgolf and Snowvolleyball Tournaments

These wacky sports events are a blast for everyone involved. For Snowgolf, teams dress up in costume for a round of 11 holes at Stowe Country Club – in the snow. It’s happening January 14.

Meanwhile, the Snowvolleyball Tournament is like sand volleyball’s crazy cousin. Each team will compete in the snow at The Alchemist Brewery on January 27.

Ice Carving

Girl-Bundled-Up-with-Ice-SculptureSee masterpieces carved out of ice at Ice Carving Demo Day, which will be held along Main Street on January 19. You can also enjoy food, drink, and shopping while you check out the “gallery” of ice sculptures at the Ice Carving Stroll on the same day.

Kids’ Carnival

Kids can enjoy games, music, a bouncy house, and more at this kick-off event on January 13.

Moonlight Cabin Snowshoe Tour

Tour the Vermont woods by moonlight on a snowshoe trek. Then, warm up with drinks and hors d’oeuvres afterward. Umiak Outfitters will host this event on January 26.

There’s even more where that came from for Vermont winter festivals like this one. Discover it all when you spend winter in Stowe and stay with us at Green Mountain Inn.


Holiday Candy Cane Making in Stowe Is a Real Treat

It’s the season of gumdrops and sugarplums dancing in your head – and candy canes. Luckily, the best candy cane making in Stowe is found at Laughing Moon Chocolates.

Join in for Holiday Celebrations in Stowe

This local chocolate and candy shop offers candy cane making and demonstrations every year during the holiday season.

Candy-cane-and-candyThis year, visit the shop on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between November 24 and December 23, 2017, to experience candy making magic. The event happens at 11 a.m. each day plus an extra session on Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Demonstrations

If you’d simply like to watch expert candy-makers at work, show up for a live demonstration. You’ll see artisans boil up the candy and pull/twist/roll it into its famous shape. It’s free to watch, but calling ahead to register is recommended, as space is limited.

Make Your Own Candy Cane

Make your very own candy cane in flavors like peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen, cinnamon, or maple. The fee is $6 to create and take home your own holiday candy. Call ahead to ensure you nab a spot on your chosen day.

Enjoy fun holiday celebrations in Stowe when you book your seasonal stay with us at Green Mountain Inn.


‘Tis the Season for Holiday Celebrations in Stowe

The most magical time of year is absolutely enchanting in Stowe, VT. Visit the village for a festive season you’ll never forget with holiday celebrations in Stowe.

Christmas Celebrations in Stowe

There are tons of chances for merry-making at Christmas celebrations in Stowe.

Reindeer Quest

For a fun shopping adventure in Stowe, join in for Reindeer Quest. Pick up a Quest Card at participating retailers and fill it up with colored snowflake stamps. You get one stamp every time you make a purchase at participating businesses. Collect five stamps for a prize and to be entered into a weekly drawing.

A Traditional Christmas in Stowe

Girl-with-santa-clausFor this event held on December 1 and 2, 2017, the entire community gets merry. The whole weekend is filled with festive fun all over Stowe.

For example, head to Main Street on December 1 to see the Children’s Main Lantern Parade, or visit the Helen Day Art Center for the Festival of Trees and Light.

On December 2, the day begins with the Annual Christmas Fair at Stowe Community Church. There will also be Candy Cane Twisting and Hot Chocolate at Laughing Moon Chocolates, and Santa and Mrs. Claus’ arrival at Stowe Mercantile. Don’t forget some free wagon rides in Stowe Village, ice skating, cookie decorating, holiday performances, and more.

Check out the full list of events for more details.

Make your holiday magical and celebrate with us at Green Mountain Inn.


Step into Our Winter Wonderland During Christmas in Stowe

When the holidays roll around, Stowe becomes a magical place that looks straight out of a snow globe. Spend your Christmas in Stowe for winter wonder and stay at the idyllic Green Mountain Inn.

Picture-Perfect Holiday Packages in Stowe

Christmas-at-green-mountain-innJoin us for the holidays in Stowe at our charming country inn. We’ll be serving up Christmas dinner and offering great deals.

Christmas Dinner in Stowe

Attend our Vermont Christmas Dinner for a fantastic feast. You’ll get a choice of soups, salads, entrees, and desserts along with homemade fresh bread like Vermont cheddar-herb or honey oatmeal.

Tuck into the roasted Vermont turkey breast served with apple sausage stuffing, rainbow carrots, English peas, mashed potatoes with sage gravy, and cranberry relish. Or, try one of our other main dishes, like the marinated lamb leg or the pumpkin ravioli.

For dessert, we’ll be serving luscious chocolate tuxedo cake and blood orange Grand Marnier cheesecake.

Holiday Hotel Packages

Snuggle up at the Inn with our Christmas package. It includes discounted room rates, a fruit and cheese plate with a bottle of wine, plus a Green Mountain Inn gift upon arrival. During your stay, you’ll enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride, Christmas dinner with us in our Main Street Dining Room, a big breakfast daily, and afternoon tea and cookies.

Book holiday packages in Stowe at Green Mountain Inn for a cozy and magical holiday.


Winter Activities in Stowe’s Snowy Wonderland

They don’t call it “the Stowe Globe” for nothing. Stowe is a mecca for winter adventures, whether your idea of a perfect winter day is hitting the slopes and the restaurant scene, or having family fun doing classic winter activities in Stowe.

Winter in Stowe for Everybody

A snowy escape awaits in Stowe. Sure, there’s skiing, but that’s not all. Here are more activities for non-skiers (or skiers who want to shake things up).


Girl-pulling-a-sled-in-snowSleigh Rides

The jingle of a horse harness will lead you down a magical path into Stowe’s snowy wonderland when you take a sleigh ride. This is your chance to appreciate winter's majesty and beauty.

Ice Skating

Lace up your skates for an idyllic afternoon on Spruce Peak’s outdoor rink, or practice your technique at Jackson Ice Arena. It’s just one block away from Green Mountain Inn.

Winter Zip Lining

See Stowe’s winter forests and mountain peaks in a whole new way with winter zip lining. ArborTrek offers canopy tours that will take you along at least eight stunning winter scenes and suspension bridges.

Stowe is a beloved destination for all things winter. For your next winter getaway, get to Stowe and book with us at Green Mountain Inn.


The Best Seasonal Shopping Is in Stowe

It’s time for the holidays, which means it’s also time for holiday shopping. If you’re ready for some seriously great shop-‘til-you-drop opportunities, then you’ve got to go shopping in Stowe.

Holiday Shopping in Stowe: Delicious Gifts and One-of-a-Kind Finds

Gift-boxesStowe Village has a bustling shopping scene where you can find a gift for everyone on your list. Almost 60 shops, boutiques, markets, and specialty stores are yours to explore.

Don’t forget to travel around the Stowe area to hit major Vermont food producers.

Stowe Village Shops

Just some of what you’ll find includes jewelry, clothing, crafts, art, Vermont specialty foods, handcrafted furniture, and more. Shops like Laughing Moon Chocolates, Harvest Market, Stowe Cider, Stowe Maple Products, and Once Upon a Time Toys are only a few of your options.

Specialty Food and Beverages

Farther afield you’ll find lots of specialty producers. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Cabot Creamery Annex, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, and more are right in Stowe’s backyard.

Need a Hotel Deal in Vermont for your Shopping Getaway?

For your holiday shopping spree in Stowe, book with us at Green Mountain Inn and enjoy our Bed and Breakfast Package. It includes discounted lodging, a full daily breakfast in our Main Street Dining Room, and complimentary afternoon tea and cookies. We’re your perfect destination after a long day of shopping.


Spend Thanksgiving in Stowe for a Memorable Holiday

Stowe is a historic town overflowing with charm. What better place than here to spend a memorable, cozy Thanksgiving?

Tuck into Our Thanksgiving Dinner in Stowe

For a homemade Thanksgiving dinner away from home, take a seat at our table in the Main Street Dining Room. We’re serving up a traditional meal with all the fixings.

Our Holiday Menu

Thanksgiving-harvest-packageOur menu for Thanksgiving dinner in Stowe will include a feast of appetizers, freshly baked homemade bread, mouth-watering entrees, and homemade desserts.

For example, your meal could include a starter of roasted butternut squash bisque with sage crème fraiche and toasted pepitas. Next, you might choose our slow-roasted Vermont turkey served with sage gravy, apple sausage stuffing, English peas, rainbow carrots, mashed potatoes, and cranberry relish. To top it all off, savor a slice of homemade pumpkin or apple pie, or try the chocolate lava cake.

Hotel Packages in Stowe + Things to Do

While you’re enjoying the holiday, explore Stowe Village and stay with us at our hotel. Art galleries, shops and boutiques, museums, and more will give you plenty to do and see.

During your stay, enjoy discounted accommodations for two nights plus our traditional Thanksgiving dinner with our Thanksgiving Harvest Package. It also includes complimentary afternoon tea and cookies as well as a big country breakfast daily.

Holiday packages help you get the most out of your visit to Stowe.  Find it all here with us at Green Mountain Inn


Your Celebration + Our Historic Inn = The Perfect Equation for Social Events in Stowe

If you’re looking for a cozy, quaint, charming place to host your social events in Stowe, search no further than Green Mountain Inn. We can accommodate parties of 2 to 110, from weddings to meetings and anything in-between.

Book Our Party Venues in Stowe for a Superb Shindig

dining-room-stoweThe Inn boasts a few different venues that can accommodate weddings, receptions, family reunions, anniversaries, birthday celebrations, meetings, and more.

Professional planners and service staff take care of each detail, and our culinary team can help you design a menu with local flavors and fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Village Room

The Village Room is an ideal spot for an intimate gathering. It features French doors, brass fixtures, and a view of our gardens. It has a private entrance and a dedicated kitchen with a professional chef.

Main Street Dining Room

For a grander affair with a timeless feel, the Main Street Dining Room is a popular option for banquet halls in Stowe. A fireplace, hardwood floors, and large windows give a beautiful backdrop to any event. There’s also a full bar with a unique antique dumbwaiter.

Host your next special event at Green Mountain Inn – one of the very best party venues in Stowe.


Leaf Peeping in Stowe: A Sight for Sore Eyes

Each fall in Vermont, nature puts on a show that can’t be topped. See autumn in all its glory when you go leaf peeping in Stowe.

Vermont’s Fall Foliage: A Must-See for Your Autumn Checklist

Crimson, orange, gold, amber, yellow, sienna, and every shade in between crown the trees each fall in Stowe. If you want to see it in person, these are the places to visit:

Women-holding-fall-leavesPinnacle Meadow

Take a hike in Pinnacle Meadow and gaze in awe at the scenery.

Spruce Peak

The Spruce Peak lookout is revered for its amazing views of Mt. Mansfield and autumn colors.

Stowe Village and Sunset Rock

Sunset Rock is right in town and the perfect place to amble along with your family while leaf peeping.

Fun Things to Do During Fall in Vermont

There are lots of fun ways to take in the gorgeous views of Vermont’s fall foliage. Why not hop on some bikes and explore the pathways around Stowe? Or plan a day’s worth of hiking, sight-seeing, and leaf peeping at our recommended spots.

Fall in Vermont is a thing of wonder. Think of Stowe as fall headquarters, and book your getaway this autumn with us at Green Mountain Inn.