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September 2016

See the Best of the Autumn Leaves with Fall Activities in Stowe

Vermont’s mountains and valleys are crowned with woods that put on a marvelous show in the fall.

Come to the area to see the glory of autumn for yourself. There are unique ways to drink in nature’s display and enjoy the views.  Fall activities in Stowe like driving and drift boat tours are the perfect way to pass a relaxing afternoon. 

Fall for Fall Foliage in Stowe with These Activities

Driving Tours in Stowe

Couple-in-autumn-ParkExplore scenic back roads and winding country lanes as you take in the autumn-colored trees and hills. Here are two recommended driving tours to try. Each tour begins at Main Street in Stowe at the Visitor Info Center.

·         Moscow and Little River

A short 7.4-mile jaunt along the Little River takes you to the small, quaint town of Moscow, named for the Russian metropolis. This is a great route for stopping to fish, with lovely scenery all along the way.

·         Edson Hill and West Hill

A slightly longer drive takes you on a famous route up Edson Hill underneath beautiful maples that arch over the road. Continue to see picturesque views of the valley looking across the Worcester Mountains.

Drift Boat Tours in Stowe

Cruise along the waters of the Waterbury Reservoir to get a unique view of the fall foliage in Stowe with drift boat tours. The waterway borders Mount Mansfield State Forest, which displays lovely warm hues in the autumn. Look for wildlife along the shore and on the water, such as deer, moose, black bears, or osprey and ducks.

Drift boat trips are offered by The Fly Rod Shop and run daily from September 16 through October 22, 2016. Rides are an hour long and can accommodate 2-6 people. Don’t forget your camera, sunglasses, and insect repellant!

Book your stay with us at Green Mountain Inn to experience charming fall foliage in Vermont.


Discover Vermont’s Fall Charm with the Ghoulish Getaway Package

The month of October is the perfect time to get away to Vermont.  The majestic mountains will be wreathed in halos of scarlet, gold, and pumpkin-colored leaves, and the weather will be perfect for exploring the charming town of Stowe.

Pick the Perfect Hotel Package in Stowe for Fall

The Ghoulish Getaway Package* is a one-stop-shop for planning the ultimate fall trip. Halloween

Here’s what’s included when you purchase this package:

  • Two night discounted accommodation (add’l nights available)
  • Daily country inn breakfast in the Main Street Dining Room
  • Two adult tickets to the Lantern Tour of Historic Village 
  • Pick your own pumpkin from a nearby farm
  • Welcome box of handmade Halloween Chocolates
  • Complimentary afternoon tea and cookies

Activities like Stowe Lantern Tours give you a unique experience perfect for the Halloween season. Follow your walking tour guide as they give you history and spin ghost stories about Stowe and its founding. Carry your own 18th-century replica lantern and feel like the first settlers as you view historic landmarks.

These tours are a leisurely half-mile, 1-hour walk through Stowe. They start at 8 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays through Halloween.

Book your Halloween visit with us at Green Mountain Inn and get a great hotel package in Stowe. Our Ghoulish Getaway Package has everything you need for an amazing autumn experience in this beautiful part of the country.

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Taste a Quaint Local Food Scene at Stowe Restaurant Week

Sample the flavors and foods the town of Stowe has to offer. There are lots of delicious spots to try during Stowe Restaurant Week.

From October 23 to 29, 2016, local dining establishments are offering prix-fixe meals at a few different price points. These meals are multi-course and are available for $15, $25, or $35. There will also be specials on craft beer, wine, hard cider, and spirits.

This is a wonderful chance to try a fabulous meal at a low price. Since it’s happening for an entire week of dining and deliciousness, you can restaurant-hop and taste the best of what Stowe has to offer.

Check Out These Participating Restaurants in Stowe Food-beverages

Local restaurants in Stowe participating in the event include the following eateries: The Bagel, The Bench, Charlie B’s Pub & Restaurant, Harrison’s Restaurant, Idletyme Brewing Company, Lighthouse Bar & Grill, Michael’s on the Hill, Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge, Stowe Bowl, Sushi Yoshi, and the Whip Bar & Grill.

The Whip Bar & Grill at Green Mountain Inn is a perfect example of a great Stowe spot for fresh, local food sourced from Vermont farmers. Brunch, lunch, and dinner are served in a casual yet elegant atmosphere, where the food ratchets up the experience. You can also enjoy delicious desserts, fresh, homemade bread, and an extensive selection of beer and wine.

For food events like Restaurant Week and exceptional dining in Stowe and surrounding areas, book your next stay in Vermont with us at Green Mountain Inn.


Find Bavaria in Vermont at Stowe Oktoberfest

Authentic German food, music, lots of Vermont-crafted brews, and fun – what’s not to love?

Get a taste of Deutschland without ever stepping foot from American soil. Stowe Oktoberfest is a one-of-a-kind destination to get a feel for traditional, old world Germany and its Bavarian culture.

Visit a Classic Fall Festival in Stowe Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest was originally held in Bavaria, Germany, to celebrate the marriage of King Ludwig I in 1810. Today the tradition has upheld the world over to celebrate German folk culture, dancing, and, of course, beer. The German festival in Stowe is part of this great October tradition and is celebrating its 20th year in action.

Discover Events at the Stowe German Festival

Head out to the big tent on the Mayo Events Field for all of the festivities. Read on for a schedule of events.

  • Friday, September 30th, 2016, is Rocktoberfest and the official Oktoberfest kick-off. A raucous time with live music and dancing will win the night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • On Sunday, October 1st, ride out in style with the Oktoberfest Bike Parade and Bike Decorating. The parade route starts at 9:30 a.m. on the Village Green
  • General festivities, including food, beer, and live music, will run from Saturday, October 1st (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.) through Sunday, October 2nd (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

Musical entertainment will be provided by authentic German Oompah bands, Die Lustigen Almdudler and The Inseldudler, who wear traditional costumes when they perform.

Enjoy Autumn and Culture in Vermont

For other fun and cultural events all autumn long in the Stowe, Vermont area, we invite you to book your stay with us at Green Mountain Inn.