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08/26/2014

Welcome Autumn’s Glory with a Fall Foliage Scenic Boat Charter

Fall Foliage Boat Charters

Grab a bag…ok, ready…pack it with some sunglasses, a water bottle, insect repellant, a hat if you so choose, maybe some snacks and DO NOT forget your camera, because you’re headed to the Fly Rod Shop to enjoy one of their Fall Foliage Scenic Boat Charters

Just imagine quietly motoring along the beautiful, serene Waterbury Reservoir and suddenly you spy a Bald Eagle, or even a Moose!  Not to mention the gorgeous foliage that you will have the opportunity to take in all around you – all 860 acres of it.

Fall foliage boat charterFall Foliage Scenic Boat Charters
The Fly Rod Shop
Tours begin September 15 and run daily through October 19
10 AM – 3 PM Hourly
2-6 people - $40 per person
Reservations required

The Fly Rod Shop provides transportation from its shop beginning at 9:30 AM on the hour and the last trip leaving at 2:30 PM.  Trips go out rain or shine.

The Green Mountain Inn welcomes you to come and fully enjoy your stay in Stowe with a stay at our Inn.  Located just minutes from The Fly Rod Shop, your stay will be convenient, luxurious and memorable.  We hope to welcome you soon.

Image courtesy of: The Fly Rod Shop

08/19/2014

Enjoy the View with a Fall Foliage Trip to Stowe!

Vermont in the Fall

"The first week of October in Vermont is the unbearably beautiful American time and place. Brilliant yellow birch-covered hills slope down to glowing green meadows. Every sugar maple along every country lane combusts in scarlet and gold. The autumn sun brightens the white church steeples in the pretty valley towns. Plump pumpkins appear in orange pyramids outside the crossroads stores, and the smell of wood smoke hangs in the air. The intensity of the season so overpowers the senses that autumn cannot be remembered one year to the next, so its splendor always comes as a shock." ~ Charles Kuralt, CBS "On The Road" Correspondent

Fall in Stowe is the perfect time to plan your vacation to Stowe, Vermont and the Green Mountain Inn can help with our Autumn Brilliance Package.

Autumn Brilliance Package Autumn
Available September 19 through October 18, 2014
(excludes Columbus Weekend)
From $276 per person

  • Two nights discounted lodging (minimum)
  • Daily full country breakfast
  • Scenic horse and carriage ride
  • Fall harvest picnic lunch “to go” with seasonal specialties and bottle of wine

All rates are per person (pp), based on double occupancy and do not include 10% Vermont State Rooms and Meal tax and 6% Service Charge

Call 800.253.7302 to make a reservation or visit our website to book online.

The best time of year to view the fall foliage in Stowe is typically from mid-September through late October, and as always, you can expect to have a spectacular show!  Check out Stowe.com for a convenient list of Scenic Drives, some Fun Foliage Facts and a Free downloadable Kid’s Activity Book.

Make your plans now to come and enjoy the fall foliage in Stowe and stay at the Green Mountain Inn for a true Vermont experience!  We hope to see you soon.

08/12/2014

The British Invasion Car Show in Stowe!

British Invasion Car Show

The British Invasion Car Show is back and it’s sporting a new location – the Stowe Events Field!  From the tiniest of Mini Coopers to the grandest dame of them all, the Rolls Royce, the British Invasion Car Show in Stowe has become North America’s largest British classic sports car and motorcycle event!  It’s a weekend long celebration and a salute to the great British Motorcar and also to the British lifestyle, and every year, on the third weekend in September the town of Stowe becomes a bit more “ace”.  MG, Lotus, Singer and British racing cars are featured Marques for 2014.

British InvasionBritish Invasion Car Show in Stowe
September 19-21, 2014
Saturday – 9-5, Sunday – 9-3
NEW location this year!
Stowe Events Field

Parking proceeds will benefit the
American Cancer Society

Events:
Friday – Driving Tour, Registrant’s Reception & Stowe Main Street Party Hosted by the Stowe Vibrancy Committee
Saturday – British Classic Motorcar Show, People’s Choice Judging & Concours d’Elegance
Sunday – The Notch Run Driving Tour, Tailgate Picnic Competition & The Competition of Colors
Saturday & Sunday – The British Pub
Friday thru Sunday – British Market Place & Auto Jumble & British Car Corral

Hundreds of British car enthusiasts descend upon Vermont to enjoy the winding roads and rolling hills of the area and to browse the over 60 classes of motorcars that compete in the British Invasion Car Show in Stowe.  The Green Mountain Inn is proud to be a supporter of the Show and welcomes one and all to come and experience the British culture through activities, crafts and unique British gifts all present at the 24th British Invasion Car Show in Stowe.  Make your reservations now and enjoy luxurious accommodations and thoughtful amenities sure to make your stay in Stowe exceedingly memorable.

08/05/2014

3rd Annual Darn Tough Ride!

Darn Tough Ride

It forms a loop…starting in Stowe, over Mt. Mansfield, to Jeffersonville, Eden, Belvidere and back over Smuggler’s Notch…and it’s a Darn Tough Ride!  Mark your calendars for the much anticipated 3rd Annual Darn Tough Ride on Sunday, August 31st.  Sponsored by Darn Tough Vermont, the race welcomes cyclists from Canada and all over New England to Stowe to be part of this end of summer ritual that helps to raise money to support the Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy and Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports.

Darn tough ride2014 Darn Tough Ride
August 31, 2014

Total Elevation – 8,000 feet
Riders are expected to complete the ride in less than 6.5 hours
Additional route options include distances of 65, 45 and a Family Ride.
After Party at the Commodores Inn with BBQ, live music, swimming, prizes and raffles
Ride is limited to the first 300 entrants

The Green Mountain Inn appreciates the work that Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy and Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports does for the many children that attend their programs and wishes everyone involved in the 2014 Darn Tough Ride a successful ride.  If you’re staying the weekend, take some time to visit The Whip Bar & Grill for an outstanding meal while in Stowe.

Image source: Darn Tough Ride

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