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August 2017

Fall in Love with Vermont Fall Foliage

Arguably, the nation’s most spectacular, stunning changing leaves turn with the season right here in Stowe. To get a taste of Vermont fall foliage, drive through the countryside and stay at a quaint location at the cusp of valleys bursting with color.

Greet Autumn in Stowe for the Season’s Best Color Display

Couple-in-Autumn-Park-FallStowe is the perfect place to call home base while you explore the autumn countryside. Here’s the best way to take it all in.

Driving Tours in Stowe

See the fall foliage in Stowe at a leisurely pace as you take a scenic drive along highways, byways, and back roads. Routes vary in length from 7.6 miles to 113 miles. Whether you have a few hours, an afternoon, or a whole day, there’s a drive for you.

Just a few include Moscow & Little River (7.6 miles); Brush Hill (14.6 miles); and Stowe Hollow, Ben & Jerry's, and Cold Hollow Cider Mill (26 miles).

Vermont Fall Vacation Packages

Top off your tour of the autumn landscape with a stay at Green Mountain Inn. Our Fall Brilliance Package is designed for the ultimate fall getaway and includes a big country breakfast each morning, plus a horse and carriage ride and more fall goodies.

Stay with us at Green Mountain Inn and experience Vermont fall vacation packages. Fall in love with fall all over again!


Stowe Soaring Will Take You to New Heights

Ready to soar through Stowe and over the majestic mountains, hills, and green valleys? Hit up Stowe Soaring for glider rides that are an up-in-the-air adventure.

Glider Rides in Vermont Give a Scenic View from the Sky

Anybody can fly on scenic glider rides, from newbies to advanced pilots. Do it any day of the week from May to October. Here are a few of the tours you can take:

Taste of the Sky

GliderThis introductory ride will give you a breezy, calm ride over fields. You’ll ride with a pilot for 10 minutes of bliss and get acquainted with the air.

Stowe Scenic Tour

Fly over Stowe Village and see this particular area from the air. You’ll also see Trapp Family Lodge and Mt. Mansfield. This ride lasts for around 25-30 minutes.

Mile High Mt. Mansfield Special

Fly higher than ever on an unforgettable ride over Mt. Mansfield. You’ll reach amazing heights with a panoramic view to match. In the distance, you’ll spy the Adirondacks, the Green Mountains, and more of the spectacular Vermont landscape.

As you plan for glider rides in Vermont, book your Stowe adventure getaway with us at Green Mountain Inn.


Hot Air Ballooning in Vermont Is a Dream

There’s nothing in this world like sailing into the horizon aboard a hot air balloon. If you want a totally unique, dream-like experience, then hot air ballooning in Vermont is the way to go.

The Sky’s the Limit with Hot Air Balloon Rides

Hot-air-balloonFor a bird’s-eye view of Vermont’s gorgeous vistas, landscapes, hills, and mountains, hopping on a hot air balloon is just the thing. This is one trip filled with wonder and splendor you’ll never forget.

Here’s where and how to book your ride.

Above Reality Hot Air Balloon Rides

This trusted company operates a few different balloons and offers both private and group rides. There’s everything from a four-passenger balloon to one that holds up to 14 people, plus the pilot.

They emphasize that no two rides are ever the same. What you can count on, though, are breathtaking views of the Adirondacks, the Green Mountains, Lake Champlain, and even wildlife like bears, beavers, Blue Herons, deer, and maybe a moose – if you’re lucky.

Above Reality has a variety of flights and price points to choose from. You can book your balloon tour online.

If you’re ready for your getaway to take flight with Vermont tours, book your stay with us at Green Mountain Inn.


Craft Brew Tours in Vermont Offer Sophisticated Sips

Vermont is your one-stop-shop for locally-brewed or distilled, crafted beverages. Whether you want to drink beer, wine, cider, or spirits, it’s all here. Tantalize your taste-buds on craft brew tours in Vermont.

Visit Vermont Breweries for Crafted Libations

We’re known for our breweries in Vermont. Don’t miss your chance to have a fantastic array of sips.

Craft Bev Trail Self-Guided Tour

Craft-beer-breweryIf you want the perfect opportunity to hop from brewery to brewery and taste their wares, try the Craft Bev Trail.

Purchase a $10 map at the Visitor’s Center in Stowe, and you’ll see exactly which breweries, cideries, and distilleries you should hit in the area. Or, you can purchase the tour package and pick up goodies for each member of your group, plus free chocolates from Laughing Moon in Stowe.

Your map will include discounts for each brewery, including 50% off tastings, free sampler glasses, discounts on food, and brewery gift shop coupons.

Where You’ll Visit on Craft Brewery Tours

Vermont is loaded with breweries. In fact, we have more per capita than anywhere else in the U.S. These are a few top-notch establishments in the area:

Boyden Valley Winery and Spirits – An award-winning outfit producing wine, cider, and spirits with an emphasis on sustainable farming.

Idletyme Brewing Co. – This Stowe mainstay brews their beer in small batches in a copper brew kettle.

Stowe Cider – If you’re a cider fan, stop here to try the experimental flavors, all of which contain local hops and fruits.

If you’re headed to the area for Vermont Breweries, book your “beer-cation” with us at Green Mountain Inn.


Idyllic Vermont Family Vacation in Stowe

This summer, why sit at home and enjoy nature from afar? Instead, consider a summer in Stowe, Vermont, where you will find a variety of outdoor opportunities for both young and old travelers. With its long days and glorious sunshine, why not pick summer as your season for your next Vermont family vacation?

Things to do in Stowe

Gondola Rides

Gondola rides are one of the most popular summer activities in Stowe. The Stowe Gondola rings visitors to the top of Mt. Mansfield for an exhilarating birds-eye view of the area. Hiking trails, a gift shop, and the Cliff House restaurant are all available on top.

Climbing Adventures

A multitude of climbing options, for the novice to the experienced climber, are available in Stowe. From rock climbing to tree-to-tree courses, it’s easy to find the right option for your skill level and interests.

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Two exciting zip lining adventures are available in Stowe: Zip Tour Adventure and Arbortrek Canopy Adventures. Zip Tour is the world’s fastest zip line experience and allows for self-paced participant experiences near the top of Mt. Mansfield. Arbortrek provides guests with a guided tour of local ecology and history of Smugglers’ Notch and is a milder—yet equally exciting—zip line option for families.

Hotel Package in Stowe

If you’re looking for a great way to relax, unwind, and experience all of its small town charms, choose a hotel package in Stowe like our bed and breakfast. This package includes two nights at a discounted rate, daily country breakfast, and afternoon tea and cookies. Last minute bookings at Green Mountain Inn are still available, so don’t wait—book now!