Your Guide to One of the Best Races in Stowe Vermont All Year Long!

On your mark, get set… go to the Northeast Delta Dental Race to the Top of Vermont, one of the Best Races in Stowe Vermont!

Races in Stowe Vermont

Consider this your “save the date”! One of the most highly-anticipated races in Stowe Vermont is set to return on Sunday, August 26th! We here at the Green Mountain Inn are ready to welcome you to your home base for the “hardest race anyone can do!"

Still unsure? We’ll break down the details:

On Your Mark…
The annual Delta Dental Race to the Top of Vermont is not only one of the most popular hiking races in Stowe all year. It’s also the Catamount Trail Association’s biggest fundraiser, with proceeds going directly to the preservation of the trails that weave their way across the state. This challenging feat attracts nearly 1,000 participants who choose to either bike, hike, or run up the 4.3 mile long Toll Road to the summit of Mount Mansfield, the highest peak in Vermont! Even though the trail is fully paved, the 2,564 feet of vertical elevation poses a challenge to even the fittest competitors.

Get Set…
Running always seems to garner the highest number of participants. But this event is one of the top Stowe biking races as well! And for those who just want to enjoy the fresh mountain air and beauty of nature, hiking is becoming a more popular “race” option. Another way to experience this event is by partaking in the Youth Run for Fun, a running race in Stowe specifically designed for children ages 4-14!

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Along with the awe-inspiring views at the summit, enjoy a post-race celebration including delicious BBQ, music, and the camaraderie that this event inspires. After your day spent exploring (and helping preserve) the amazing natural wonders of our state, return to the Green Mountain Inn for a night of well-deserved relaxation.


The Mountains Are Calling: Discover Summer Hiking in Stowe

Answer the call of the wild and fall in love with nature while hiking the best trails in Stowe, Vermont.

summer hiking in Stowe 

Vermont is a skier’s paradise in winter and a trail blazer’s nirvana in summer, always gracing visitors with a bevy of outdoor pursuits to undertake. For those visiting our beloved state for the first time, the vast number of places to hike in Stowe may seem overwhelming. With Mount Mansfield – Vermont’s highest mountain – providing a picturesque backdrop, there are five trails that we at the Green Mountain Inn would suggest to anyone looking to pursue summer hiking in Stowe:

  • Mill Trail – These 31 acres of conserved Mill Trail property highlight the history of Stowe. It’s also one of the Stowe trails that blends dense forest and flowing waterways, allowing hikers to view many of the local wildlife species in their natural habitats.
  • Wiessner Woods – This 2-mile loop is one of the best trails in Stowe, Vermont to bring along your beloved four-legged family members. The beautiful meadow is always a picturesque area to stop and have a summer picnic.
  • Sterling Gorge – A little less than a mile round-trip hike, this trail features the ambient soundtrack of the mighty Sterling Waterfall the whole way through.
  • Moss Glen Falls – This 3-mile trek through the woods is made unforgettable by the scenic views of the majestic waterfall right at the top of its cascade.
  • Ranch Camp – This 1-mile jaunt is meant to be experienced not on foot, but by bike, and is an easy, scenic trail for any level of mountain biker.

The Green Mountain Inn is the perfect home base after any of your Stowe hiking pursuits. A blend of rustic style and luxurious comfort, we’ll ensure you head out on your adventure fully prepared while also providing the perfect haven for relaxing and recharging upon return. We look forward to seeing you soon


Mark Your Calendar for this Sud-tastic Stowe Summer Festival!

Join us and celebrate Vermont’s ever-growing craft beer culture at the Stowe Brewers Festival 2018!

 

Stowe Summer Festival

 

If you’re planning to be in the area on August 3-4, we suggest you prepare yourself for a “hoppy” good time! A variety of Vermont beer festivals have popped up in recent years, yet only a few ever return for a sequel. Now in its fourth year, you can bet that the Stowe Brewers Festival 2018 will be bigger and better than ever!

This highly-anticipated Stowe summer festival is two days of music, food trucks, and of course, a long list of craft beer varieties to satisfy even the heartiest of “Beeroisseurs”. The main events associated with this festival are the three separate beer tasting “sessions” that span the length of the two-day event. For those who wish to sample the best craft beers in Stowe on Friday, the session runs from 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM. The two separate tastings on Saturday run from 12:00 - 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM respectively. During your session, you will be allowed to sample up to 15 different varieties from over 40 breweries in Stowe, Vermont and our surrounding area that are expected to attend. New this year, you’ll also get a chance to sample 5 Vermont spirits, wines, or cocktails!

Besides the best in Vermont craft beers, there’s a full slate of musical performances scheduled. Friday evening will showcase the vocal harmonies of Peace in the Valley. My Mother’s Moustache will bring their folk-funk fusion to the stage on Saturday afternoon. Rounding out the event, the alt-punk rock band The Pilgrims will certainly close the festival with a bang!

Book a room with us at the Green Mountain Inn for a truly unforgettable experience. Located just a mile away from the Stowe Events Field on Weeks Hill Road, our rustic charm and comfortable accommodations are the perfect complement to this weekend of Stowe-inspired sud slinging!


Check Out Our Special Stowe Hotel Package with Breakfast

Escape from the ordinary warm weather getaways and let the Green Mountain Inn help plan your summer vacation in Stowe!

 

Stowe Hotel Package with breakfast

While many are planning summer getaways to the sandy shores and ocean waters, we suggest a summer vacation in Stowe. Even though our lovely Green Mountain State is normally frequented by travelers during the winter, there’s so much to discover all year round!

Don’t believe us? Take a look at one of our most classically charming Stowe, Vermont hotel packages available now. Since our accommodations blend classic elegance and modern amenities, with this special Stowe, Vermont hotel deal, we sought to combine our Inn’s brand of hospitality with the old-fashioned custom of the bed-and-breakfast.

We may be a full service hotel, but The Green Mountain Inn’s 103 unique guest rooms all hearken back to the rich history of our area. This time-honored feeling was the motivation behind our Bed and Breakfast Package. Even though it may just seem like a common Stowe hotel package with breakfast added in, this is more than just a complimentary meal.

 This package includes two nights of lodging at the Inn (with additional nights available at a similar rate). Wake up and breathe in the fresh mountain air as you indulge in a delicious Country Inn Breakfast in our Main Street Dining Room. The menu for your hearty feast is comprised of the best Vermont delicacies, all freshly baked on-site. Muffins and pastries always delight, but it’s our signature honey oatmeal bread that is sure to impress. Keeping with the homey atmosphere, complimentary tea and cookies are available in the afternoon.

All of this classic charm of our version of a bed and breakfast in Stowe, Vermont offers the ultimate summer getaway!


Discover a Different Green Mountain State with Mountain View Tours – Stowe, Vermont

Say ‘yes’ to new adventures and discover that there are other things to do in Stowe Vermont besides hitting the slopes!

 

mountain view tours Stowe Vermont

Ask locals and tourists alike to describe the top things to do in Stowe Vermont, and we’re sure that skiing will always be mentioned. Yet Vermonters know that there’s more to the Green Mountain State, and that summer in Stowe Vermont is just as appealing as when the snow is falling! With Mountain View Tours in Stowe Vermont, you’ll discover many famous sights and hidden gems that have New Englanders continually spellbound.

Take a glance at the variety of experiences Mountain View Tours Stowe Vermont offers, and you may be overwhelmed with the many attractions and landmarks they highlight. The Green Mountain Inn has three suggestions to consider during the summer in Stowe Vermont:

Stowe Historic Tour

Fancy yourself a historian? Then, this three-hour Mountain View Tour is for you. While some may find the tales of yore to be dull, we’re sure they will perk up once they taste the sweet fresh cider from the Cold Hollow Cider Mill.

Taste of Vermont Tour

Yet the history buffs aren’t the only ones who get to enjoy this locally-sourced cider. And during this aptly named Mountain View Tour, we bet that delicious drink won’t be the apple of your eye! Between tours of the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Cabot Cheese, and the world famous Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, even the pickiest palate will find something pleasing!

Southern Comfort Tour

We promise that this seven-hour offering from Mountain View Tours will fly by as you frequent all the must-see attractions of Vermont’s Quechee Gorge. Some of the highlights are the museums like the Rockefeller Mansion and artisans at the Simon Pearce Glass Factory.

Whether planning a getaway or local staycation, book a room at the Green Mountain Inn and discover that our skier’s paradise is full of unique experiences all-year-round!


Summertime and the Outdoor Dining in Stowe is Easy!

Come taste the amazing dishes being “whip”ped up for the summer season at one of the best restaurants in Stowe, Vermont.

outdoor dining in Stowe

Once the winter snow melts, it’s time for locals and travelers alike to take advantage of the mild weather and dine al fresco at one of the top restaurants in Stowe, Vermont. Fresh air and fresh food combine at The Whip Bar and Grill to form an unbeatable culinary experience of outdoor dining in Stowe. When summer descends upon the Green Mountain Inn, it’s time to step away from the cozy ambiance of our beloved roaring fireplace and take our seasonally-based cuisine into the fresh air of our outdoor patio seating.

Overlooking the pool area and the scenic view of the historic architecture nearby, the patio deck at The Whip Bar and Grill is the ideal casual atmosphere to spend the longer daylight hours enjoying our expansive and inclusive menu full of traditional New England-based American cuisine while sipping from one of the largest selections of libations of any of the restaurants in Stowe, Vermont!

Take a glance at the menu for The Whip Bar and Grill and you may feel overwhelmed. While we may be known among the restaurants in Stowe, Vermont for our decadent Sac de Bon Bon signature dessert, for the summer months, we suggest fare that’s just as mouthwatering but more seasonal. Some of the top picks for our outdoor dining in Stowe would be our fresh Summer Salads, Crispy Maine Lobster Summer Roll or our Vermont Cheddar Chicken. All of these appetizing entrées feature fresh ingredients from local farmers and are fully customizable as we always ensure to have plenty of delicious gluten-free options available (like the aforementioned Salads and Lobster Roll). Don’t let any dietary restrictions keep you from enjoying some of the best outdoor dining in Stowe!

Discover your own favorite farm-to-table delicacy and book a table at The Whip Bar and Grill!


Take in the Sweet Sounds of Summer with Stowe Performing Arts!

The Music in the Meadow Concert Series is ready to take over the Green Mountain State.

  Stowe Performing Arts  The harsh winter months seem to make the summer fun in Stowe, Vermont all the more enjoyable. And a long running tradition, put on by Stowe Performing Arts, is about to begin.

Delighting audiences since 1976, the Music in the Meadow Concert Series is now held at the modern yet still inherently natural Trapp Family Lodge. The front half of this amphitheater is for patrons wishing to catch this perennial series of music in Stowe VT on blankets and low-back chairs. The rest is a picnicking area, but either choice will clearly hear the sweet sounds of the Stowe outdoor music projecting over the green.

Stowe Performing Arts has released their four concert calendar for the 2018 season of Music in the Meadow:

  • July 8 – The Vermont Symphony Orchestra as part of their Summer Festival Tour: Their Stowe outdoor music repertoire for this year will celebrate the “Gifts of Nature” (7:30PM-10:00PM).
  • July 15 – Marcia Ball: The American blues singer and pianist will make music in the meadow with selections from her five-decade career (7:00PM-9:00PM).
  • July 29 – The Dustbowl Revival: The Americana/Soul band brings their new album, whose sound is “the place where funk and folk meet”, to the Stowe outdoor music scene (7:00PM-9:00PM).
  • August 5 – Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers: The final and free Music in the Meadow offering is part jazz and swing but entirely inspired as her Stowe outdoor music contribution is the “soundtrack” of her soul (7:00PM-9:00PM)

Less than five miles from Trapp Family Lodge, The Green Mountain Inn is the perfect home base for these Stowe outdoor music events. Whether taking in the Music in the Meadow, or enjoying another form of summer fun in Stowe, Vermont, let the classic charm of the Green Mountain Inn be your haven of relaxation.


Travel Back in Time at the Vermont Renaissance Faire

Summer Fun in Stowe at the Renaissance Festival

Vermont Renaissance Faire

It's summer which means now's the time for plenty of exciting outdoor festivals in Stowe. Don't miss your chance to travel back in time at the Vermont Renaissance Faire. This family-friendly event is a perfect opportunity to taste some food and beverages from local merchants while enjoying the activities.

Head to the May Events Fields June 23rd and 24th and browse the artisan vendors selling leather boots, books, metal works, collectibles, and much more.
Grab a mead, cider, craft brew, or wine from one of the area’s local merchants. Don't forget to fill up on tasty food from some top chefs.

Kids will love the acrobats, jousting, dancing, and other family fun. Plus, they'll get to hang out with jesters, a unicorn, and other medieval characters.

Performances planned over the two day Faire include: The Brotherhood of the Arrow and Sword, Rockin Ron the Friendly Pirate, The Corr Theives, The Longsharks, Draugar Vineyards and more.

Plan Your Vacation to Vermont
The organization running the Renaissance Faire, Vermont Gatherings, puts on a few other exciting festivals in Stowe and the surrounding areas. Come back for the Vermont Steampunk Festival and Vermont Living History and Militaria Expo.

Make your summer fun in Stowe complete this year with us at the Green Mountain Inn. Our luxurious hotel is located in the heart of historic downtown Stowe. 


Celebrate Independence Day in Stowe

Spend the 4th of July in Stowe for an unforgettable summer holiday experience.

  Celebrate Independence Day in Stowe

The 4th of July holiday is an all-day, family fun experience in Stowe. From the early morning past sunset, visitors can enjoy great food, play games, listen to music from local artists, follow the parades and take in a grand fireworks display. There truly is something fun for everyone on Independence Day in Stowe, Vermont. 

Activities and Events in Stowe to Celebrate Independence Day

Feeling patriotic? Bring your family and friends to small-town Stowe to experience an old-fashioned Independence Day filled with activities for all ages.

4th of July Parades

On the 4th of July in Stowe, visitors can catch the Moscow parade at 10:00 a.m. and the traditional Main Street parade at 1:00 p.m, which starts at the Stowe Events Field and finishes at the Memorial Park.  

Old-Fashioned Festival

The summer fun in Stowe Vermont would not be complete without the 4th of July village festival, which features face painting, fun carnival games, fantastic food and more.

Fireworks

Make sure to catch the annual 4th of July fireworks display at the Mayo Farm Events Field on Weeks Hill Road. There will be even more tasty eats, live music, bounce houses, laser tag and other fun things to do. Admission is free for all guests, but make sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs for the best views of the fireworks.

Celebrate Independence Day the right way in Stowe. Book your 4th of July trip to Green Mountain Inn to make the most of the summer holiday.


Don't Forget to Check Out the Hot Air Balloon Festival

Keep your calendar open Father's Day weekend for the Hot Air Balloon festival.

Hot Air Balloon Festival

There's Nothing Quite Like the Quechee Summer Balloon Festival in Vermont

This is much more than a hot air balloon festival. Live music and entertainment will play continuously all weekend while you browse over 60 commercial vendors and craft artisans. The festival includes a total of 20 beautiful balloons.

The Quechee summer balloon festival in Vermont is an excellent way for both kids and adults to spend Father's Day weekend. The event features plenty of children's activities including a rock climbing wall, bounce house, Euro bungee, and more.

Fuel up with plenty of food vendors – including local and healthy options. Adults can even sip a few drinks at the beer and wine garden as you watch the balloons waft through the sky.

Yes, there will be hot air balloon rides: five rides and additional tethered flights throughout the day. Just make sure to book your ride online prior to the festival.

Get Ready for Exciting Summer Events in Vermont

This festival runs June 15th through the 17th in Quechee, as well as the skies of Vermont's Upper Valley and New Hampshire. Admission prices cover entry for the entire weekend.

If you're planning a trip to Vermont for the festival, consider staying with us at The Green Mountain Inn in Stowe. Between hiking, swimming, biking, and fishing, there's no shortage of summer fun in Stowe.