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4 posts from March 2013

03/26/2013

5 Ways to Enjoy Springtime in Stowe Vermont

The snow is beginning to recede and the air is getting a little warmer…it’s Springtime in Stowe, Vermont.  While many are still skiing and enjoying the warmer temperatures on the slopes, the fields are starting to stir with new life and little bursts of color can be glimpsed here and there, indicating the coming splendor.  Here at the Green Mountain Inn, we’re getting ready for Springtime in Stowe and we’d like to help you enjoy it just the same!  Here are some suggestions for creating a memorable getaway to our quaint little village.

  1. Take a Hike…literally!  The landscape of colorsVermont-wildflowers_l
    in Vermont are not only spectacular in the fall, but in the spring as well.  Just east of town is The Pinnacle Trail which will provide you with outstanding views of town.  The 265 mile Long Trail system is easily accessed in Smuggler’s Notch and offers diverse trails.  Wiessner Woods is perfect for a long leisurely stroll.
  2. Covered Bridges – from Emily’s Haunted Bridge (also known as Gold Brook Bridge) to the Stowe Walkway Bridge which allows visitors to cross over Waterbury River, a drive around the area will be the highlight of your day.
  3. Maple Sugaring – Early spring is a perfect time to visit the local sugar houses and get a first sampling of the sweet that Vermont is best known for – maple syrup.
  4. Antiquing – a trip to Stowe would not be complete without visiting many of the eclectic antique shops that are scattered throughout.  Springtime in Stowe Vermont is your chance to walk the streets and maybe chance upon something vintage that you’ve always wanted.
  5. Fishing – As trout season begins in mid-April, it’s not just the bears and squirrels that come out of hiding.  Many a fisherman take to the shores of our many beautiful lakes and tributaries for a resurgence of man’s oldest pastime.

Emily's BridgeRevel in the beauty of the brilliant blue skies, the blooming fields and the warm sunshine that all makes Springtime in Stowe Vermont a very special time of year. 

Be sure to complete your experience with an overnight stay at the Green Mountain Inn.  Each unique accommodation at the Inn offers an expert blend of elegance and style, along with a convenient location giving you easy access to Stowe and all that it has to offer.  Choose from classic rooms with exceptional amenities all the way up to an exquisite Depot Street Townhouse for the larger family or group.  Visit our website for more information or to book your stay.

03/19/2013

Kids Ski, Stay and Eat Free in Stowe with our Lodging Rewards Packages!

Taking a family vacation can end up costing so much these days, but the Green Mountain Inn has the perfect solution!  Take advantage of our Lodging Rewards Packages and your kids ski, stay and eat free in Stowe, Vermont!  Now through April 13th, children 12 and under can enjoy skiing at Stowe Mountain Resort, spending time in our luxury accommodations and indulging in a hearty breakfast from The Main Street Dining Room daily (one child per paid adult).  Even the adults can save on their lift tickets, lodging and breakfast!

Lodging Rewards Packages

Package

Per Person Adult Rate
Valid January 2 - April 13, 2013

3 Nights Lodging, Breakfast, 4 Days Skiing

$490 per adult

4 Nights Lodging, Breakfast, 5 Days Skiing

$577 per adult

5 Nights Lodging, Breakfast, 6 Days Skiing

$664 per adult

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With three great choices, you can’t go wrong and with the variety of great terrain at Stowe Mountain Resort, your family will have no choice but to have fun.  With higher elevations and outstanding snowmaking skills, skiing on Mount Mansfield can happen well into April and gives skiers of any ability a challenge.

Come to the Green Mountain Inn where your kids ski, stay and eat free in Stowe.  Call us at 800-253-7302 for additional rate and booking information.

03/12/2013

73 Years of Tradition & Celebration at the Stowe Sugar Slalom!

It seems that the word “history” or “tradition” comes up a lot when one talks about Stowe, especially within the ski world.  Being the quintessential ski town that it is, Stowe offers some of the most challenging trails and impressive vertical drops in the country.  For over 70 years, the historic Stowe Sugar Slalom has been celebrating the arrival of Spring and the tapping of maple trees, complete with live entertainment, challenging races, festive costumes and the ever-popular Vermont treat of sugar-on-snow, donuts and sour pickles at the finish line.  Drawing over 1,000 racers of varying skill levels and several hundred spectators, the Stowe Sugar Slalom is one of the most recognized alpine races in America.

SlalomStowe Sugar Slalom
Run by the Mount Mansfield Ski Club
March 30-31, 2013 

All participants in the Stowe Sugar Slalom are invited to dress up in costumes best representing the theme of “A Spring Celebration”.  All age groups open to USSA licensed racers ages 10 and up compete on Saturday to qualify for the Sunday finale held on Exhibition Hill.  Masters class, all racers ages 21 and up with no license required, race on Sunday in two combined dual slalom runs.

The Green Mountain Inn looks forward to the Stowe Sugar Slalom each year, when the village of Stowe gets to share its traditions with locals and visitors alike.  Speaking of tradition, our Inn is steeped in history and offers a true Vermont experience – from four poster beds and handmade quilts, to stories of famous past guests and residents that have graced our halls.  Make your plans now for the perfect Stowe Vermont vacation.

03/05/2013

Gala 54 Celebrates the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe!

Gala 54 is set to be the event of the year around Stowe and how could it not be?  With a theme of “Studio 54” inspired by the sophisticated and glamorous reputation of the famed Manhattan nightclub, Gala 54 will be an epic celebration and fundraiser for the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe.  Attendees can look forward to a fantastic evening full of disco glamour, delectable cuisine and cocktails and a silent and live auction offering hundreds of unique items.

Gala54_logoGala 54 – Helen Day Art Center in Stowe
Stowe Mountain Lodge
Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 5:00 PM 

Schedule of Events:

5:30 – 8:30 – Cocktail/Hors D’oeuvres/Dinner/Silent Auction
8:30 – Live Auction
9:00 – Music & Dancing 

Menu:

Chef’s Salad Selection
Pan Seared Salmon or Grilled Filet of Beef Entrée
Chocolate “Disco Ball” Dessert 

The Helen Day Art Center is a member-supported, community arts and education non-profit organization in the village of Stowe.  Major exhibitions are displayed featuring internationally and nationally recognized artists both from Vermont and outside of the state.  Classes for youth and adults are offered all year including everything from figure drawing to video animation to painting.  Gala 54, a special fundraising event, will ensure that the Helen Day Art Center can continue its mission to enhance the human experience through the visual arts.

The Green Mountain Inn hopes you enjoy your time at Gala 54 and visiting the village of Stowe.

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