36 posts categorized "Fall Activities"

09/02/2015

Don't Miss the Stowe Oktoberfest October 2-4

This German festival in Stowe is one of the biggest fall events in Vermont.

Stowe Oktoberfest
Come be a part of one of the top fall events in Vermont at the 19th Annual Stowe Oktoberfest, held October 2-4. This family-friendly festival celebrates the heritage and culture of German-Americans and Vermont history. It will be conveniently located at the Stowe Events Field, but you may feel like you've stepped into an actual Bavarian village.

This annual harvest celebration is presented by the Rotary Club of Stowe. You can enjoy a weekend filled with great food and fun while supporting a good cause. A percentage of all proceeds will go to benefit the Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports, which helps make it possible for those with physical handicaps to participate in recreational sports and activities.

The fall festival kicks off Friday evening with live music and dancing and welcomes back to the stage one of Stowe's favorite local bands, the Sugardaddies. Start Saturday's celebration with the Oktoberfest Grand Parade Stowe. The parade will feature local marching bands, floats and classic cars. It all begins in the village of Stowe and ends right in the middle of the festivities at the events field. Enjoy a bratwurst, sauerkraut and refreshing Vermont-brewed beer while listening to authentic German oompah bands and a live yodeler. With activities including a sing-a-long and silent auction, along with pumpkin decorating and bouncy houses, there will be something for everyone.

If you are looking for a place to stay while enjoying the festival, come visit us at the historic Green Mountain Inn for a cozy Vermont getaway. Located in the heart of Stowe, you will enjoy the serenity of Vermont while still staying close to all the action.

08/26/2015

Stowe Theatre Guild's A Midsummer Night's Dream: The 40's Musical Coming this Fall

The Town Hall Theatre in Stowe is getting set for a twist on Shakespeare's madcap comedy this fall.

We can't wait for the upcoming theatre production of an adaption of Shakespeare's brilliant play. Artistic Director Don Wright gives it an American twist, and he and Music Director Ashley O’Brien have collaborated on the songs.

Stowe Theatre Guild's A Midsummer Night's Dream: The 40's Musical

Stowe Theatre GuildAckley Memorial Building in Stowe
Thursdays through Saturdays, September 24 through October 10!

Shakespeare's play is madcap to begin with, but this production promises to bring the zaniness to new heights. It is set in Athens, Indiana, after World War II, and the conflict brews over who will reign supreme in the diner world. You can expect Oberon and Titania to scorch the stage with their battles, and Puck won't miss a chance to cause mayhem!

On Thursdays and Fridays the curtain rises at 8 p.m., and there are two shows on Saturdays. The earlier showing starts at 2 p.m., and the second show opens at 8 p.m. The Guild is a volunteer, non-profit organization, and it has been an important cultural contributor to the area for over 50 years. Your family will enjoy taking part in this wonderful tradition.

We are excited to see another community theatre event in Stowe getting ready to light up the area with some great comedy and music! We invite you to start your evening off with some fabulous food and drinks here at the Green Mountain Inn. The Whip Bar & Grill is the perfect place to stop after the show.

The Green Mountain Inn couldn't offer theatre-goers any more of a convenient location; the production is right across the street! September and October are prime times to see the brilliant fall colors in the mountains, so book your accommodations soon. You might even want to roast S'mores by the fire pit, on a crisp Stowe evening.

08/19/2015

Enjoy Our Fall Brilliance Package for Savings in Stowe!

Fall colors are spectacular in historic Stowe, even more vibrant when enjoyed from the comfort of our historic Main Street Inn.

Fall Foliage in Stowe

Where should one go, and when is the best time to see the leaves change in Vermont? Stowe, Vermont, is known around the world as one of the best places for enjoyment of autumn's colors. Now is the time to arrange for your autumn color enjoyment, before the vibrancy is gone.

Stowe is a quintessentially classic New England village. From September through close to Halloween, it is the best time to view fall foliage in Stowe. During this time, you can witness nature's most complete array of fall colors exhibited by a wide variety of trees. Maples, red oak, gum, hickory, birch, elm, redbud, sumac, poplar, and sourwood trees all display their most vibrant dressings for the pleasure of visitors.

Stowe sits at the base of Vermont's highest peak, Mt. Mansfield. All around Mt. Mansfield are hiking trails, rivers, and old growth forests to explore during the crisp, cool days of fall. Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, climbing, and other sports await those who enjoy being outside in this most glorious of seasons in New England.

For over a century, people have flocked to witness fall foliage in Stowe and the bounty of color produced by trees in this region. All of the color makes Stowe come alive, its picturesque red barns and village scenes accompanied by autumn's backdrop.

The Green Mountain Inn , a Stowe legend since 1833, offers a fall savings packag for visitors desiring to make the most of nature's bounty. This Fall Brilliance Package at the Green Mountain Inn includes two discounted nights at the historic inn, located on Main Street where everything happens in Stowe. Also included is a daily full country breakfast, scenic horse and carriage ride for a new perspective of the area's beauty, and a fall harvest picnic with wine.

08/12/2015

25th Annual British Invasion Car Show Rolling in Soon

This fabulous event brings together hundreds of British automobiles and enthusiasts in Stowe Events Field.

We are excited to see the 25th Annual British Invasion Car Show is gearing up to come to town in just a few weeks. Last year's event drew a field of over 675 British motorcars, making it the largest rally of these motorcars in the United States at the Stowe Events Field. This British classic motorcar show in Stowe is being hosted from September 18th through the 20th.

British Invasion Car ShowBritish Invasion Car Show in Stowe
September 18-20, 2015
Saturday – 9-5, Sunday – 9-3
Stowe Events Field

Parking proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society

Events:
Friday – Driving Tour, Registrant’s Reception & Stowe Main Street Party Hosted by the Stowe Vibrancy Committee
Saturday – British Classic Motorcar Show, People’s Choice Judging & Concours d’Elegance
Sunday – The Notch Run Driving Tour, Tailgate Picnic Competition & The Competition of Colors
Saturday & Sunday – The British Pub
Friday thru Sunday – British Market Place & Auto Jumble & British Car Corral

The Green Mountain Inn wishes good luck to all the competitors! September is one of our favorite times of the year for exciting events. We have been providing accommodations in Stowe for 180 years, so we offer you a great place to make your headquarters for exploring the mountains and valleys around Stowe. You might even want to relax and enjoy a few s'mores roasted over a fire pit in our outdoor terrace area.

Stay at the Green Mountain Inn and enjoy our restaurants and amenities. Get even more ideas for attractions to visit around Stowe.

08/05/2015

Take a Darn Tough Ride and Support Stowe Adaptive Sports!

Are you tough enough for a Labor Day bike ride in Stowe?

Join hundreds of people in Stowe as preparations are made to bike across challenging, but fun bike routes in support of Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports. Residents, tourists and vacationers alike will join in this end of summer "ritual" in New England to be held on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. If you're feeling tough enough, take on a 48-mile, 60-mile or 100-mile bike ride through some truly beautiful routes in Vermont.

Darn Tough Ride
The Darn Tough Ride, scheduled over Labor Day weekend promise to be some of the best yet. Except for the family ride, prior routes used have been re-routed for this year's event. The route change for the event will still be a beautiful vista that makes a refreshing exertion for bikers. Compete in the King and Queen of the Mountain Challenge for a chance to win prizes if you're one of the top six fastest cyclists.

After the bike rides have been finished, participants of the Darn Tough Ride are invited to visit the Whip Bar & Grill, located in the Green Mountain Inn, to celebrate the community's success in supporting Stowe Adaptive Sports.

The Whip offers a variety of menus for all race participants, including brunch, lunch, dinner and a children's menu. Enjoy fine dining in a casual atmosphere accompanied by fresh baked breads and delicious desserts, including the regionally famous Sac de Bon Bon. Contact us at 802-253-4400 x615 for reservations.

Come have some food with friends and enjoy the end of summer Darn Tough Ride event over Labor Day weekend!

07/29/2015

Escape with a Stowe Bed & Breakfast Hotel Package

Come to the Green Mountain Inn on Main Street in Stowe and find everything you need for a relaxing getaway.

No one can provide you with a getaway quite like the one you'll experience at Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, Vermont. With its exclusively fashioned Stowe Bed & Breakfast Hotel Package, there's no detail or aspect of your accommodation that will fail to exceed your expectations.

Whether it's time for a family holiday, a couples’ rendezvous, an enchanting wedding or a solo retreat, this is the perfect place to let go of life's worries. Our location allows for nearby dining and shopping in Stowe, as shops, restaurants and cafes are all conveniently located within walking distance of our Inn.

Bed & Breakfast Package Bed & Breakfast Package

2 nights discounted lodging (additional nights available)
Daily country inn breakfast in the Main Street Dining Room
Complimentary afternoon tea and cookies

Rates Starting from:
$159++ Midweek/$185++ Weekends – June 19 – September 17
$194++ - September 18 – October 17 (excluding 10/9-11)
$143++ - October 18 – December 22 (excluding 11/25-27)

Call reservations at 800.253.7302 to make a reservation.

The Green Mountain Inn's engaging history, surrounding natural beauty and unerring hospitality make for a truly blissful holiday. Our Bed & Breakfast Hotel Package features some attractive amenities to make the offer even more appealing. You can look forward to a heated outdoor pool, spa, health club, game room and fire pit. When it comes to choosing from hotels in Stowe, you can't go wrong with a stay at our relaxing Inn. Stop by today to see everything that our exclusive package has to offer and to begin booking the getaway of your dreams.

07/01/2015

Take Time Out for a Romantic Getaway in Stowe

Vermont romantic getaway packages are refreshingly affordable.

Stowe Village MassageMassage is a great way to ease the stress of modern life, but a good massage doesn't just feel good and relax you; it's healthy too. Massage relieves pain and muscle tension, and it may also help with headaches, stress-related ailments like insomnia, digestive disorders and sports injuries. At Green Mountain Inn, guests have their choice of package deals for almost any type of relaxation they need. Our Relaxation Getaway Package, that includes two 60-minute massages at Stowe Village Massage, is a great bargain for busy people and couples.

Green Mountain Inn has a long history of delighting and pampering guests with beautiful surroundings and comforting services in scenic Vermont. Serene views of the Green Mountains, fun and interesting activities and a range of accommodations from deluxe rooms to luxury suites provide guests with the perfect break from their busy lives.

Massage services at Stowe Village Massage Stowe Village Massage
at the Green Mountain Inn, give our guests the opportunity to experience the soothing
and healing touch of experienced, certified massage professionals. Our highly trained massage therapists are available for a full range of body work to relieve your tension, stress, anxiety and everyday aches and pains, including combination deals that are more affordable than individual massage sessions. Hydrotherapy, scrubs, wraps and aromatherapy complement a full menu of massage options, including stone massage, Shiatsu, Reiki, sports massage and maternity massage. Each service is designed to help you feel physically and emotionally better when you leave than when you first arrived.

When you want a romantic getaway, put the Green Mountain Inn in Vermont on your itinerary. Relaxing massage combination packages, the amenities of our beautiful hotel and the lovely surroundings will help you recharge and refresh. Take advantage of our Relaxation Getaway Package and make your visit to Stowe truly memorable.

06/24/2015

Discover New Sculptures at Helen Day Art Center Exposed

The Exposed Sculpture Exhibition in Stowe draws visitors from all over.

A good number of people seek out artistic projects that go beyond the traditional museum experience. These projects often allow visitors the opportunity to interact with the work on a more intimate level. Those seeking this sort of artistic connection may be drawn to an exhibit unique to a town in Vermont. Stowe, Vermont, is home to incredible scenery, historic surroundings and a wealth of original art. Residents and visitors alike are able to enjoy miles of original sculpture at the Helen Day Art Center: Exposed.

Exposed
This sculpture exhibition, which is now in its 24th year, showcases the outdoor sculptures of participating artists. Visitors have the unique opportunity to walk among the creations, as sculptures are housed on the Helen Day Art Center property as well as installed along the Recreation Path in Stowe, a scenic 5-mile walk meandering through the town. They are also installed along Main Street in Stowe, so even a walk downtown can become an artistic experience.

The exhibition, which boasts an annual attendance of roughly 70,000 people, will be held from July 11 to October 14, 2015. Visitors to the 24th Annual Helen Day Art Center: Exposed will be able to experience sculpture against the backdrop of our colorful northeastern summer and the vibrant changing leaves of autumn.

Here at Green Mountain Inn, we enjoy a breathtaking view of Helen Day Art Center: Exposed each year. We're located just few minutes walk from the Center, and our guests can enjoy a swim in the pool or a rest on Egyptian linens in between visits to the sculpture path. We offer comfortable proximity to this unique event and to the other activities of downtown Stowe, so book your stay today and get your art fix in this historic destination.

05/27/2015

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!

05/13/2015

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.

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