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4 posts from February 2013

02/26/2013

Sweet Success – Vermont Maple Open House Weekend!

There are many wonderful things to be said about the state of Vermont, but one claim to fame would be that it’s called America’s Maple Syrup Capital and coming this March 23 and 24, maple producers all over the state will open their doors to show the public how it’s done!  Vermont is the nation’s leader producer of maple syrup and because of all those sweet maple trees it’s also one of the most beautiful fall foliage displays in the country.

During the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend, some sugarmakers will offer tours, tastings, and the opportunity to view generations-old methods for producing the amber gold.  You can’t just visit one sugarhouse either…there’s so many to choose from!  Here are just a few in the Stowe area alone.

MapleVermont Maple Open House Weekend
March 23 & 24, 2013
(click here for a full listing of participating sugarhouses Statewide!) 

Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm
256 Falls Brook Lane, Stowe
Run by the Coty family since 1980 in the foothills of Mt. Mansfield. 

Cold Hollow Cider Mill
3600 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Waterbury Center
Maple syrupLeading producer of apple cider and distributor of specialty Vermont food products. 

Trapp Family Lodge
700 Trapp Hill Road, Stowe
Learn the centuries old “sugar” tradition, taste samples and have fun at the sugar-on-snow party. 

The Green Mountain Inn welcomes you to come and experience the true sweetness of Vermont during the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend.  As the days start to warm up, the sugar maples’ sap will begin to flow and the area will come alive with young and old getting ready to sample our state’s sweetest prize.  Plan a fun weekend and enjoy exceptional accommodations while here!

02/19/2013

Going Downhill is a Good Thing at the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum!

In 2002, the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum opened its doors to the public with a lot of perseverance from local businesses, families and volunteers and from across the nation.  Visitors can now stroll through the renovated halls of the 1818 Old Town Hall on Main Street and enjoy an extensive collection of skiing artifacts, memorabilia and chronicled history of skiing in Vermont.  How much fun would it be to read historic accounts of snowy adventures along Route 100 or view the many ways that Stowe has continued to be a popular tourist destination since the 1850’s. 

VTSSMVermont Ski &
Snowboard Museum

Exhibits:
Moving Upwards in Skiing: 75 Years of Lift Technology
The Evolution of Ski Technique
Vermont and the 10th Mountain Division

Stowe: A Community for Skiing
Vermont’s Nordic Traditions
How Vermont Shaped Snowboarding

Fittingly so, the building that houses the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum is at a key intersection where the most traffic enters the village of Stowe.  It has become somewhat of a gateway to the village, introducing visitors and locals alike to the significant history that abounds from within its walls.  The Museum’s entire collection is divided into seven areas: ski equipment, ski clothing, mechanical equipment, Vermont Ski Area/Ski Vermont items, 10th Mountain Division (WWII), fine art, and related Library and Archival materials.

At the Green Mountain Inn, we love to chat with our guests about the history of the area and share stories that we’ve heard through the years or experienced first-hand.  Along with the VTSSM, our Inn also has a significant history in Stowe and we’re proud to showcase that throughout our hallways and rooms.  So come for the history lesson, or come for the downhill experience; whichever is your choice (or both), we look forward to having you stay with us.

02/12/2013

Make Your Vermont Romantic Getaway Perfect with a Relaxation Massage

When you’re planning a Vermont romantic getaway, it should always include time for a relaxation massage.  Many of the winter sports that make Stowe so popular, or even just a long car ride, can wreak havoc on your muscles and hamper your ability to relax.  A soothing massage can not only help you unwind, but provides health benefits for conditions such as arthritis, Fibromyalgia and migraines and also helps to enhance sleep quality, give you greater energy and improve concentration levels.  The Relaxation Getaway Package from the Green Mountain Inn and Stowe Village Massage is the perfect way to make your Vermont romantic getaway complete.

Relaxation massageRelaxation Getaway Package
@ the Green Mountain Inn & Stowe Village Massage

Book this package and enjoy:
Two nights lodging (add’l nights available)
Daily Full Country Inn Breakfast
Two 60-minute relaxation massages at Stowe Village Massage
*We recommend making your appointment at the time of booking

Fresh Fruit & Cheese Platter & 1-liter bottle of Spring Water 

Click here for specific dates & rates.

Please call reservations at 800.253.7302 to book this package.


All rates are per person, based on double occupancy,
two night minimum stay is required to receive this special rate and does not include 10% Vermont State Rooms and Meal tax and 6% Service Charge.

The Green Mountain Inn looks forward to welcoming you for an absolutely wonderful Vermont romantic getaway.  Enjoy stylish accommodations with all the comforts of home, attentive staff and an outstanding location that provides easy access to all the best attractions in Stowe.  We hope to see you soon!

02/05/2013

The Beauty of Winter Emerges at the Vermont Fine Art Gallery Winter Show & Soiree!

Beautiful landscapes, intriguing sculptures and mesmerizing photos are just a few of the items on view during the Vermont Fine Art Gallery Winter Show & Soiree.  On February 16, from 5 – 7 PM, the public will have the opportunity to meet the artists, enjoy many of their pieces and indulge in delicious hors d’oeuvres and live music.  While the Winter Show runs through March 31, the Soiree is only for one night and is sure to provide a great time for everyone.

Vermont Fine ArtVermont Fine Art Gallery Winter Show & Soiree
February 16, 2013
5:00 – 7:00 PM 

Featured Artists:

Elisabeth Wooden ~ Paul Stone ~ Bob Aiken ~ Carrie Bagalio ~ Frank Califano
…and many more

Located in the heart of Stowe, the Vermont Fine Art Gallery specializes in artwork, sculpture and photography by Vermont artists such as owner Elisabeth Wooden, Jane Ashley and Gary Eckhart, just to name a few.  The gallery has also been mentioned in prestigious publications such as American Art Collector, Art Expo New York and on Forbes Traveler online.

The Green Mountain Inn is located just minutes from the Vermont Fine Art Gallery and can help to keep that unique Vermont feeling alive.  With handmade furniture throughout, Vermont made quilts and a rich history, you’ll get the most out of your visit to Stowe with an enriching visit to the Vermont Fine Art Gallery Winter Show & Soiree and an exceptional stay at the Green Mountain Inn.

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