16 posts categorized "Fall Activities"

09/09/2014

32nd Annual Stowe Foliage Arts Festival!

Stowe Foliage Arts Festival

For the 32nd consecutive year, Craftproducers Foliage Arts Festival
will bring the Stowe Foliage Arts & Crafts Festival to the area, where over 200 artists and artisans will present their one-of-a-kind wares for purchase.  From handcrafted pottery to beautiful blown glass, the Stowe Foliage Arts Festival has become an annual tradition for many and continues to amaze first time visitors.  The Stowe Foliage Arts Festival is a great place to start your holiday gift buying, where you can find unique and special gifts for that hard to buy for person.

32nd Annual Stowe Foliage Arts Festival
October 10-12, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Daily
Stowe Events Field
Held Rain or Shine under heated Camelot Tents

Stowe art and crafts festivalHighlights:
Over 200 Artists & Artisans – Handcrafted Pottery, Blown Glass, Jewelry, Clothing, Photography, Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture, Collectibles, Leather, Specialty Food Products, Fine Arts and Contemporary Crafts
Vermont Cheese, Beer and Sausage Festival
Dining Tent & Culinary Court
Family Friendly Activities
Live Entertainment

If you’re looking for a place to stay during the Festival – because one day is surely not enough time to see everything – the Green Mountain Inn offers exceptional accommodations and a true Vermont experience throughout our historic Inn.  We hope to see you soon!

Images courtesy of Craftproducers & GoStowe

09/02/2014

The 18th Annual Stowe Oktoberfest – Tradition, Food & Fun!

Stowe Oktoberfest

From Oompah band’s to authentic German foods to – of course – freshly brewed Vermont beers, the 18th Annual Stowe Oktoberfest will give families, couples and visitors alike a chance to create some wonderful Autumn season memories over a full weekend in October.  A portion of the proceeds raised at Friday evening’s event will go to support The Lamoille Home Health and Hospice.  Last year, Oktoberfest allowed Stowe Rotary to provide over $50,000.00 worth of support to over twenty local charities and scholarships in the greater Lamoille/Washington County region.

18th Annual Stowe Oktoberfest
Town of Stowe Events Field/Under the Big Tent
October 3-5, 2014
Friday – 7-11 PM
Saturday – 11 AM – 8 PM
Sunday – 11 AM – 3 PM

Stowe OktoberfestHighlights:

  • Free Live Music & Dancing from The Sugardaddies, The Inseldudler, and Die Lustigen Almdudler!
  • The Grand Parade on Saturday @ 10:00 AM – official opening of Stowe Oktoberfest @ Mountain Road and Main Street
  • Traditional German food like bratwurst, knockwurst w/sauerkraut and potato salad
  • Kinderplatz – for kids – jumping fun house and face painting
  • Silent Auction

The Stowe Oktoberfest celebration is presented by the Rotary Club of Stowe and is a great way to welcome the beautiful Fall season to the area – just look for the big tent at the Town of Stowe Events Field.  The Green Mountain Inn, located on Main Street, provides exceptional accommodations for you during your visit to the 18th Annual Stowe Oktoberfest and is the perfect place to relax after a full day of German festivities!

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.

05/27/2014

Thrilling…Exiting…Fun! Come Experience a Zip Line Canopy Tour!

Zip Line Fun!

Discover why Travel + Leisure Magazine called ArborTrek the “World’s Coolest Zip Lines”, or The Weather Channel included them in their list of “10 Thrilling Zip Lines Around the World”.  Take a look at ArborTrek Smuggler’s Notch and you’ll have just the right amount of adventure added to whatever you’re looking for.  Offering eco-adventures ranging from the serene to the extreme, ArbortrekArborTrek Smuggler’s Notch offers various opportunities to explore and enjoy the beauty of the Green Mountains from high above in the treetops or from the woodland floor below.

Zip Line Canopy Tours: Experience an award-winning zip line eco-adventure like no other.  Ride up to 4,500 feet of zip lines, cross sky bridges and rappel from the tallest trees and get to see areas you would never even notice on an ordinary hike.  Combining the thrill of flying with the benefit of education, the Zip Line Canopy Tours are geared for any skill level and offer the pinnacle of enjoyment.

Arbor trekTreetop Obstacle Course: Designed with adventure trekkers in mind. Provides 40+ elements for thrill seekers to explore with different challenges ranging from easy to very challenging.  Slide, balance, jump, crawl, climb, dash, swing and stroll through the trees.

Climbing Adventure: Test your climbing strength on an artificial rock wall, vertical obstacles or an innovative tree climb.

The Green Mountain Inn is located just 20 minutes from ArborTrek and invites you to add one of their exciting adventures to your plans when visiting Stowe.  Imagine discovering the mountains of Vermont on a Zip Line Canopy Tour or sharing pictures with family and friends of your climbing conquest!  We hope to see you soon.

Images courtesy of ArborTrek

11/26/2013

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Green Mountain Inn!

Are you spending the Thanksgiving holiday in Stowe this year?  It’s a great time to take advantage of spectacular shopping and entertainment that’s plentiful throughout the area.  If sugar plum faeries are part of your Thanksgiving tradition, then head on over to the Stowe/Mad River Dance Academy to witness ballet perfection in their production of The Nutcracker.  With a little luck, you may even be able to hit the slopes, as Stowe Mountain Resort celebrated their Opening Day on November 23rd.

Happythanksgivingday

Whether you’re taking advantage of Black Friday deals, or just in town to see family, the Green Mountain Inn would like to welcome you to Stowe and to our Inn, where you can enjoy a Traditional Thanksgiving Meal at one of our two in-house restaurants, The Main Street Dining Room, and relax in luxurious accommodations accompanied by outstanding service from our dedicated staff.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Green Mountain Inn!

11/05/2013

Spend Thanksgiving in Stowe & Enjoy a Feast in the Main Street Dining Room!

Traveling for Thanksgiving…visiting family for the holidays?  If you’re planning on being in the area for the upcoming holiday season, we invite you to spend your Thanksgiving in Stowe with us at the Green Mountain Inn and enjoy a fabulous feast in the Main Street Dining Room.  Reconnect with family and friends and let us do all the cooking!

Thanksgiving Dinner Pumpkin cheesecake
in the Main Street Dining Room
Serving from 1:30 – 7:30 PM
Prix Fixe $44 per person, $22 per child (12 and under)
Tax & Service Charge (18%) are not included
This service charge covers all staff involved in making your Thanksgiving celebration special.

If you prefer to determine your own service charge, please inform your server

For Reservations, call 800-253-7302. 

Click here to view our full Thanksgiving Menu

Sample Menu:  Dining in Stowe Honey Bread

Appetizers:
New England Corn Chowder – Field Greens Salad

Large Selection of Homemade Breads including Pumpkin Walnut & Cranberry Nut

Entrees:
Traditional Vermont Turkey Dinner – Slow Baked Salmon Filet

Desserts:
Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie – Chocolate Sin Cake – Maple Oatmeal Walnut Pie

The staff at the Green Mountain Inn and in the Main Street Dining Room looks forward to welcoming you and your family for a memorable Thanksgiving in Stowe.  Celebrate the glorious fall season and welcome the wondrous winter with us!  While you’re making your Thanksgiving Dinner reservations, don’t forget to book your accommodations too and make your family holiday in Vermont as memorable as possible.

10/29/2013

Retail Therapy Gone Wild! Enjoy the Stowe Reindeer Quest Shopping Event!

Reindeer quest
Whether you like to spend the weekend browsing all the eccentric shops that make up the village of Stowe or you already have your favorite places that satisfy your need to shop, the Stowe Reindeer Quest shopping event will have you coming back for more!  From November 15 through December 24, visitors can shop at participating retail stores, have a chance at winning some of the over $10,000 in prizes, and join in on the fun – here’s how it works:

SHOP at participating retail stores and
receive a stamp on your Reindeer
Quest Card with each RQ bubblespurchase. (Pick up your Reindeer Quest Card at your first shop!) 

COLLECT stamps on four different reindeer on your Quest Card by making purchases at four or more shops. You’ll need a combination of Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixon, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen or Rudolph. Can't find a shop to get that 4th reindeer stamped? Hint: shops have posters in their store windows indicating which reindeer they are stamping.

CASH IN! Redeem your stamped Quest Card at the Stowe Visitor’s Center for prizes (to be determined). 

YOU COULD WIN!

INSTANT PRIZES! When you redeem your stamped Quest Card at the Stowe Visitor’s Center, you’ll get to draw for a $20 gift certificate right on the spot, so you can use it for more holiday shopping! 

WEEKLY PRIZES! Your stamped Quest Card will be entered into weekly drawings for fabulous prizes such as: snowshoe tours, ski gear, gift baskets, spa services, Vermont handmade products and more! Prizes are given weekly so the earlier you do your shopping the more chances you have to win! Drawings are held on Mondays at 9am.

Sound like fun?  We knew you’d love it!  So come and visit us here in Stowe, reserve a stay at the Green Mountain Inn and shop ‘till you drop during the Stowe Reindeer Quest adventure.  We’ll help you relax after a full day with luxurious accommodations and amenities like in-room Jacuzzis and pillow-top, four-poster beds.  We can’t wait to welcome you!

10/08/2013

The Whip Bar & Grill Participates in the 3rd Annual Stowe Restaurant Week

Stowe is an absolutely wonderful place in the fall and one of the reasons is a relatively new tradition.  Celebrating its 3rd year, Stowe Restaurant Week has become immensely popular and is looked forward to by locals and visitors alike.  The quality of the food that both locals and visitors alike can discover is outstanding, and foodie magazines such as Gourmet, Bon Appétit, Wine Spectator – just to name a few – have praised this annual celebration of local fare.

Restaurant Week Banner
Come celebrate Stowe’s dining scene with
The Whip Bar & Grill in the Green Mountain Inn
during the 3rd Annual Stowe Restaurant Week
$15 & $35 Lunch & Dinner ~ Reservations Recommended
Open 7 Days a week – 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM 

October 20-26, 2013
Featuring special prix-fixe, multi-course meals for $15, $25 & $35.
Visit www.gostowe.com/restaurantweek for participating restaurants and details! 

Meal taxes, alcohol, and gratuities are excluded 

As an added BONUS, guests dining out during Stowe Restaurant Week will receive a VIP Pass to get 10% off store-wide at several Stowe retail shops including Pinnacle Ski & Sports, Stowe Mercantile & Once Upon a Time Toys!

Take advantage of the Eat & Retreat Package Couple Dining
(valid during Stowe Restaurant Week) and save even more!  The Green Mountain Inn is proud to be included in the participating properties for this package which includes overnight accommodations at up to 25% off, $5 off per person for your prix-fixe meal (pre-purchased at time of booking) and a gift bag filled with Vermont specialties upon arrival!  Make your stay in Stowe complete when you dine at The Whip Bar & Grill and enjoy an unforgettable meal in a relaxing and casual atmosphere.  All meals are prepared with Vermont food products and the freshest ingredients from local farmers.

10/01/2013

Have a Blast at Rock of Ages Vermont Quarry Tour!

While Stowe certainly has enough wonderful things to keep you busy during your visit, there are also many amazing places to explore outside of our little village.  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 active granite quarry which is nearly 600 feet deep, in their Vermont Quarry TourRock of Ages® is the world’s largest granite quarry and offers self-guided, guided tours, a sandblast experience and more!

Rock of ages quarryRock 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 – 9/1-10/18 – 9:15 – 3:35 – 40-minute tour operates rain or shine.
Sandblast Experience – 6/17-10/19 – 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 & bowl on the Outdoor Granite Bowling Lane – May thru October

Rock of Ages® is so amazing that it was actually featured 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!

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