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May 2015

Have a Blast at Rock of Ages Vermont Quarry Tour!

See the world's largest operating granite quarry - Rock of Ages in Barre, Vermont!

Just 35 miles outside of Stowe and a beautiful ride down Route 100 and I-89, you will arrive at Rock of Ages Granite Quarry in Barre, where you can tour the world’s largest active deep-hole, dimension granite quarry, measuring nearly 600 feet deep, in their Vermont Quarry Tour.  Rock of Ages offers self-guided, guided tours, a sandblast experience and more!

Rock of Ages Vermont Quarry Tour
Barre, Vermont

Available Tours & Activities:

Self-Guided Factory Tours – Mon. thru Fri. 8 AM to 3:30 PM (Factory is closed all weekends & holidays, January & early February & the first 2 weeks of July)
Guided Quarry Tour – 40-minute tour operates rain or shine
Sandblast Experience – 6/15-10/17 – Mon. thru Fri. 10:30 – 4:30, Sat. 11:00 – 3:00 – make a great memory with a stone souvenir that you cut on your own!
Visitors Center – Explore exhibits, browse in the gift shop
Outdoor Granite Bowling Lane – Mon-Sun – 8 AM to dusk – May thru October

Quarry Tour

Rock of Ages is so amazing that it was actually featured in the famous car chase in the 2009 Star Trek® movie, and the Vermont Quarry Tour gives you the opportunity to see it first-hand.  View artisans cutting, polishing and carving stone using techniques virtually unchanged since the days of Michelangelo, but working right alongside modern day, computer-aided equipment.

If you’re looking for a place to stay while exploring the Stowe area, the Green Mountain Inn is the perfect place to add to your true Vermont experience.  With handmade quilts adorning Vermont-made furniture, local historic photographs and paintings hanging throughout our halls, and friendly, down-to-earth staff that make you feel right at home, our Inn will add that finishing touch to your Vermont getaway.  We hope to see you soon!


The Stowe Wine & Food Classic – a Summer Wine Festival!

Make it a summer tradition to attend the Stowe Wine & Food Classic - it gets better every year!

The Stowe Wine & Food Classic is a summer wine festival, held at the famous Trapp Family Lodge, to benefit charitable health care at Copley Hospital and to help with refurbishing the Chemotherapy/Infusion Suites at the hospital.  Friday night kicks off the Classic with the Blues, Brews & Food Truck Crews event and live music from the Dave Keller Band.  Make your plans now to attend this annual signature event and enjoy a weekend of delectable foods, visit with winemakers and culinary experts and create a memorable getaway to Stowe.

Wine & Food FestivalStowe Wine & Food Classic
June 12-14, 2015
Trapp Family Lodge

Friday, June 12 – Blues, Brews & Foodtruck Crews – 6-9 PM
Saturday, June 13 – Spanish Farm-to-Table Dinner & Auction – 6 PM
Sunday, June 14 – Grand Tasting – 12-4 PM

The Green Mountain Inn hopes you have a fabulous time at this year’s Stowe Wine & Food Classic.  With so many spectacular events to attend, we’re sure it will be an experience that creates many wonderful memories.  Our Inn looks forward to welcoming you to the village of Stowe for this highly anticipated event.


You Can’t Visit Stowe in the Summer Without Enjoying Art on Park!

Looking for that unique Vermont-style gift? You'll find it at Art on Park!

Stowe, Vermont has grown to be the place that even visitors love to call home for a while, and Art on Park is a favorite among so many that visit during the summer months.  Thursday evenings, beginning in June, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, visitors and locals can enjoy streets lined with handcrafted products, from birchbark art to soy candles to specialty foods and teas, and much, much more!  Look for the white tents right off Main Street and get ready to enjoy live music too!  Visit their Facebook page for all the up-to-date music and food listings!

Art on ParkArt on Park in Stowe
June through August
5:00 – 8:00 PM

Painting ~ Drawings ~ Prints ~ Furniture ~ Handbags ~ Hats ~ Children’s Items ~ Jewelry ~ Crafts ~ Specialty Food Items ~ Ceramics ~ Fiber Art ~ Birchbark Art ~ Soy Candles ~ Photography ~ Specialty Coffees & Teas

The Green Mountain Inn is excited to welcome you to our beautiful village of Stowe and we’ll be happy to help you plan your day by visiting many of the historic buildings, learn about Stowe’s historic past, or just stroll our streets in search of that unique gift or keepsake.  Enjoy the comforts of home in our comfortable guestrooms, equipped with luxurious amenities and relax in our pool or by the fire with tea and cookies.  We look forward to having you as our guest.


Explore the Treasures that Stowe has to Offer with a Mountain View Tour

Explore Stowe the easy way...with a Mountain View Tour!

People come to Stowe with plans to relax and unwind and often don’t leave enough time to explore and take in all the beauty that surrounds them.  Mountain View Tours can help with that problem.  Schedule a tour – they offer half-day and full-day tours – and get started with a personal narrated tour of historic Stowe and the surrounding area.

Mountain View Tours Mountain View Tours
888-564-7111

Historic Stowe Tour
3 hour personal narrated tour of historic Stowe with shopping time included.  Learn about Emily’s Covered Bridge, tour Mt. Mansfield and historic Smuggler’s Notch and finish up with a visit to Cold Hollow Cider Mill or even a Vermont Country Wine Tasting.

The Taste of Vermont Tour SM
Combined with everything in the above tour, make time to tour Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and sample the world’s best Cheddar at Cabot Cheese, among many other delectable places to visit.  Tour duration – 4 hours.

The 7 Wonders of Vermont Tour SM
The Ultimate Vermont Tour!  Take in all of the 6 wonders of Vermont (#7 in the months of Aug.-Oct).  6 hours of total Vermont!

Enjoy Stowe the easy way – with Mountain View Tours – and the Green Mountain Inn.  Rest comfortably in our luxury accommodations and enjoy outstanding amenities such as our outdoor, heated pool and complimentary tea and cookies in the afternoon.  We look forward to seeing you soon.