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November 2016

Deck the Halls with Festive Sleigh Rides in Stowe

Nothing quite says the holidays more than a sleigh ride along the mountain terrain of Stowe.

During your holiday or weekend getaway, Gentle Giants offers some of the most extraordinary views from the back of a sleigh, and it is the perfect opportunity to sneak in some holiday cheer.

Sleigh Rides in Stowe

Sleigh-rideNew England has some of the most romantic and scenic rides, and Gentle Giants Sleigh Rides and Carriage Rides takes full advantage of that for guests. They start by heading over a snow-covered bridge and open brook, then pass through a wooded trail deep into the woods. The sleigh is enchanting, and the sound of the horse and bells make it feel like Christmas time is here.

When Can You Go on a Ride?

Rides are offered seven days per week, and they are open year-round – especially in the winter. As long as the weather is safe for riding, you can venture out any time after 11:00 am and before 3:30 pm. They also have early evening rides that start at 4:00 pm and move on until sunset.

Why Sleigh Rides?

Sleigh rides in Stowe are a must-do activity. Whether you are traveling on a romantic getaway package or you are here with the family, you’ll want to take in the atmosphere from a horse-drawn sleigh.

While on the sleigh, you will have a warm blanket for snuggling and the crisp winter air in your face. The jingle bells on the horses create a rhythmic stride, and the lush forestry of the New England region takes your breath away.

You’ll have the sleigh to yourself, which allows you to have conversations, admire the stars, and take in the winter atmosphere.

A sleigh ride in Stowe is more than just circling some track or following the regular trail – it is a vacation defining moment for everyone.

Don’t forget to book your visit to The Green Mountain Inn while staying in Stowe. Enjoy a Bed and Breakfast Package that gives you two discounted nights of lodging, a daily country breakfast, and complimentary afternoon tea – perfect for ending the day of sleigh rides.


Last Minute Christmas Shopping in Stowe

Stowe is not just for skiing – it is also the ideal stop for shopping.

While visiting the area, get a little holiday shopping in Stowe completed by visiting the Stowe Village Shops.

Stowe Village Shops to Visit

Cartoon- winter -shopping- coupleStowe is home to more than 70 unique stores that carry those exclusive, hard-to-find items perfect for crossing off a little last minute shopping.  Here is a peek of a few shops that may just catch your eye.

Boyden Valley Winery

Here you will find a fourth-generation farm that offers award-winning wines, liqueurs, ciders, and French gourmet cheeses. Grab wines to go or stay for a mid-day meal in between all the holiday shopping in Stowe.

Green Envy

Pick up luxury clothing, denim, and handbags at Green Envy. Here you will find more than 300 styles from the biggest brands, along with luxury accessories that finish off the perfect ensemble.

Elements at Spa at Stoweflake

Have someone that loves pampering? Then stop at Elements to pick up a full array of beauty products from top-of-the-line beauty makers. You can also find luxury loungewear, yoga gear, and active wear for friends and family (and even yourself).

Robert Paul Galleries

To find that unique piece of artwork that speaks to one of your recipients, stop in at Robert Paul Galleries on Mountain Road. Here you will find an incredible selection of original paintings, fine art, sculptures, and photographs from local and internationally-acclaimed artists.

While you are shopping in Stowe, do not forget to visit The Green Mountain Inn. Here you will find our heated pool year-round to relax in after a long day of shopping, a restaurant, or you can catch a last-minute pampering at our spa, including luxury massages.


A Cozy Deal for Christmas in Stowe

A quaint, cozy Christmas starts in Stowe, Vermont. The alpine scenery and nearby snow-capped mountains look like they came straight out of a picturesque postcard, and the accommodations are second-to-none.

Best of all, you can get a great deal while you’re having a holiday retreat.

Try a Holiday Hotel Deal in Stowe

Christmas - in - stoweOur special Christmas in Stowe 2016 holiday package includes just the right touches to make your stay cozy, warm, and memorable.

When you book this package, you get lots of festive cheer included with your stay. This includes discounted lodging, a warm welcome that comes with a bottle of wine and a platter of fruits, cheeses, and nuts. Your choice of a commemorative gift from Green Mountain Inn and a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Christmas dinner with all the trimmings in the Main Street Dining Room, a full country breakfast each morning of your stay, and complimentary afternoon tea and cookies.

Make your reservation for Christmas week and enjoy a Vermont holiday!

Sumptuous Holiday Dining in Stowe

Our three course, holiday Christmas dinner is going to be a feast to remember.

The meal starts off with your choice of soup and salad. Try the heartwarming lobster bisque or wild mushroom chowder with puff pastry croutons, and munch on a salad of baby spinach or Mesclun greens. Homemade, freshly baked bread will accompany your courses.

For the main event, you get your choice of entrees. Go the traditional route with a baked Vermont turkey breast with apple, sausage, and honey oat stuffing, or go for the medallions of pork tenderloin with creamed savoy cabbage. The vegetarians can try the spinach and goat cheese ravioli crowned with smoked tomato and roasted garlic Pomodoro.

For your ultimate holiday getaway plus a hotel deal in Stowe, book your getaway with us at Green Mountain Inn.


Join the Merrymaking: Annual Holiday Celebrations in Stowe

Visit Vermont for a snowy, spectacular season in December. Annual holiday celebrations in Stowe make the cheer and vibrancy of this special time of year come alive.

Get ready for an alpine, Vermont village Christmas.

2016 Festive Events for the Holidays in Stowe

Girl-with-santa-clausCandy Cane Making Demonstrations

Head to Laughing Moon Chocolates for their Candy Cane Demonstrations for a sweet holiday tradition. Watch these iconic Christmas candies get made, or register to make your own!

Make some holiday magic between November 25 and December 23 at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. An extra 2 p.m. session is offered on Saturdays. Make sure to call ahead to reserve a spot.

Dickens Christmas Festival

Celebrate Christmas as they would have in Dickens’ day at this festival. Running from December 3-5, 2016, festivities will include multiple performances of a musical rendition of A Christmas Carol.  Enjoy traditional English food, pub food, and ale; a Victorian marketplace, meet-and-greets with jolly St. Nick and his reindeer.

A Traditional Christmas in Stowe

December 2-3, enjoy the holidays in Stowe with A Traditional Christmas. This Vermont holiday village experience will feature merriment and entertainment galore, such as The Gingerbread Man puppet show, a lantern parade followed by the tree lighting on Main Street, a holiday artisan market, carolers and hay rides. You can also enjoy cookie decorating and candy cane twisting, visits with Santa, Mrs. Claus, a real reindeer, and more.

If you will be in the area for a special, cozy trip this holiday season, book your stay with us at Stowe’s own Green Mountain Inn.


A True East Coast Experience: Skiing in Stowe

Stowe is called the Ski Capital of the East, and for a good reason.

From skiing to snowboarding, there are plenty of winter sports in the area to keep the entire family entertained.  You do not have to be a pro skier either to enjoy the area. In fact, there are plenty of opportunities for non-skiers to enjoy the slopes, fresh powder, and the sights of plush forests covered in blankets of white snow.

Winter Sports in Stowe to Enjoy This Season

Whether you come for a weekend or you are taking a longer trip, you will not be short of winter activities.

Downhill Skiing in Stowe  Ski -equipments- on- ski- run

Mt. Mansfield is the highest peak in Vermont, and the terrain is perfect for downhill skiing. The Stowe Mountain Resort has 13 different lifts and over 116 ski trails to enjoy or take lessons to fine-tune your sport.

Snowboarding in Stowe

For those that prefer snowboarding, Stowe is home to great slopes, half pipes, and a terrain park.

At the Stowe Mountain Resort, you can take private or group lessons, rent snowboards, and even receive lessons for the kids.

Cross-Country Skiing

Stowe is a premier cross-country destination in the country. There are perfectly groomed trail parks begging for a new adventurer to explore them – including 100 kilometers of backcountry trails.

Non-Skiing Activities

There is, even more, winter fun to be had with plenty of other activities. You could go snowshoeing, enjoy a winter sleigh ride, enjoy guided ice fishing, or even take a tour of the backcountry on a snowmobile.

While enjoying your winter activities in the area, book your stay at the Green Mountain Inn. Located in the heart of Stowe, we offer a variety of winter amenities sure to please the entire family.