Fall Activities Feed

Autumn Plus Art Equals Stowe Foliage Art on Park

Art on Park is a favorite Stowe event, featuring artists and artisans from all over Vermont offering their best. The last of these events for the year will happen on Saturday, September 24, 2016, with a special Stowe Foliage Art on Park. Stroll along Park Street in Stowe Village for a fall-themed street fair with all of the paintings, drawings, sculpture and pottery, handmade jewelry, photography, and more that you love. Plus, there will be specialty foods to munch on as well as fall-themed beverages to enjoy. This is a wonderful way to start off fall in Stowe as well as end the outdoor market season.

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Kids-playing-fall-season-graphicThis special fall-themed outdoor market in Stowe will be held on a Saturday in September, with a rain date the following Sunday in case of inclement weather. The fair will run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Since it’s the last of the year, the event will be sent off in style with the addition of live music as well as local food on the Village Green. Visitors can shop for that special art piece for their home, find an interesting and unique gift for a friend or loved one, or simply enjoy taking in the beauty of local art and culture set against the backdrop of the colorful fall foliage of a signature Vermont autumn.

This art fair is a great tradition for fall activities in Stowe. Discover more of what the area has to offer in the autumn when you book your getaway with us at Green Mountain Inn.


Witness the Wonder of Fall Foliage in Stowe

Fall is a magical season, full of cozy pleasures and crowned with gorgeous autumnal colors. Those who love this brief but special time will want to enjoy fall foliage in Stowe. Located in Vermont, the area is known for its forests and scenic landscapes that are covered in warm colors once the weather turns cooler. Plan your getaway for fall in Stowe, and experience the autumn season as it was meant to be enjoyed.

Fall Outdoor Activities in Stowe

Fall-hikeThere is a wide range of activities you can do in Stowe while enjoying fall colors at the same time. For instance, take a scenic driving tour through some of the most beautiful countrysides. Try cycling or mountain biking on area trails, or take an old-fashioned carriage or wagon ride pulled by a team of horses. Being on the water will also afford you some majestic views – try gondola rides, drift boat trips, fishing, or river tours for a great vantage point and a relaxing activity.

Fall Hotel Deals in Stowe

While you’re in Stowe enjoying the autumn atmosphere, Green Mountain Inn’s Fall Brilliance Package* is the perfect complement. It’s available from September 16 to October 15, 2016, which is usually primetime for fall colors. With this package, you'll get a discount for two nights of your stay, a full country breakfast daily, an included horse and carriage ride through the colorful scenery, and a fall harvest gourmet basket that comes with a bottle of wine.

To immerse yourself in the fall season in all its glory, stay with us at Green Mountain Inn. You’ll love all of the fall outdoor activities in Stowe as well as the gorgeous autumnal scenery.

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Be Transported with Gentle Giants Carriage Rides in Stowe

Experience the beauty of the Vermont landscape in a unique way. For a transporting adventure to olden days of horse-drawn carriages and wagons, consider taking a trip with Gentle Giants Carriage Rides in Stowe. Rides include a choice of vehicle (carriages and wagons carrying anywhere from two to twelve passengers) behind peaceful Belgian and Percheron draft horses – the “gentle giants” that will pull your party through idyllic countryside, winding forested paths, and a covered bridge. This is a premier stop for horse-drawn carriage rides in Vermont.

Carriage Rides in Stowe

Stowe-landscapeThree types of carriages are available for a beautiful ride. Visitors can choose from a Victorian carriage and a surrey (both two-seaters and perfect for romantic rides) or a vis-à-vis carriage with room for four. A carriage ride is a romantic and intimate way to spend some time with a special person while enjoying the beauty of Vermont.

Wagon Rides in Stowe

Wagons are a perfect choice for large groups. You can choose from six-passenger or twelve-passenger wagons; both painted a cheery apple red. Take the whole family along on a relaxing, scenic ride through Vermont countryside with views of Mt. Mansfield.

Gentle Giants Carriage Rides opens at 11 a.m., seven days a week, all year long, weather permitting. You can call to reserve a ride. Rides are always private for just you and your group.

Horse-drawn carriage rides in Vermont are an excellent, pleasant stop during your trip to the Green Mountain State. Animal lovers will especially appreciate the noble beauty of the brown and white draft horses. Consider staying with us at Green Mountain Inn to complete the experience. We have a variety of accommodations to suit any size party, as well as a convenient location close to attractions in the Stowe area.


Happy Thanksgiving from the Green Mountain Inn!

Come to Stowe for Thanksgiving and start a new tradition with our special package!

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It's almost time to carve the turkey and fill our plates with all the fixings!  Make this holiday truly special and have your family and friends join us this holiday with our special Thanksgiving Harvest Package.  Delicious Thanksgiving Dinner in our Main Street Dining Room, followed by luxurious accommodations in the heart of Stowe will certainly make this holiday extra special!

Thanksgiving Harvest Package*

Discounted lodging with 2-night minimum
Daily full country breakfast
Traditional Thanksgiving dinner in the Main Street Dining Room
Complimentary afternoon tea and cookies

Please call 800.253.7302 to make a package reservation.

Spend Thanksgiving with us at the Green Mountain Inn and have more time to spend with loved ones while we take care of the rest!

Happy Thanksgiving to All from the Green Mountain Inn!

 

*Terms and conditions apply.


Treat your family to a Green Mountain Inn Thanksgiving weekend with turkey & all the trimmings

Thanksgiving Dinner in Stowe at our Main Street Dining Room

HOLIDAY_THANKSGIVING_Dinner SettingThere's nothing like a cozy New England Thanksgiving filled with family, delicious food and an inviting atmosphere. If you want to have an unforgettable holiday without a pile of dirty dishes in the sink, celebrate Thanksgiving in Stowe, Vermont. The historic Green Mountain Inn is offering a homemade Thanksgiving dinner in an authentic New England setting that will be fun for the entire family.

Thanksgiving dinner in Vermont at The Main Street Dining Room in Stowe will feature three courses of traditional New England cuisine. You and your family members can catch up while sampling tasty appetizers that include traditional New England clam and corn chowder or roast butternut squash bisque. Next, you'll share a hearty meal by the fireside. You can choose a traditional meal of turkey and all the trimmings or satisfy your family's diverse taste buds with horseradish and dill-crusted Faroe salmon with wild rice pilaf and Vermouth-braised leeks. Finally, you can top off a fine meal with a scrumptious dessert that includes a choice of pumpkin pie with crème anglaise or apple pie with caramel sauce. 

You'll enjoy your meal in the cozy ambiance of The Main Street Dining Room. Our historic village inn has an authentic New England atmosphere with a fireplace, hardwood floors and antiques. The restaurant is also decorated with paintings of the Green Mountain Inn and Vermont scenery by noted watercolorist Walton Blodgett.

Browse our menu and make plans for Thanksgiving weekend at Green Mountain Inn.


Green Mountain Inn Packages for Fall & Winter Getaways

Enjoy fabulous hotel discounts for Stowe hotel.

Green Mountain Inn Packages for Fall & Winter Getaways in Stowe welcome the fall and holiday season here in beautiful Vermont. Bring your family and loved ones to enjoy the tradition and fun of the season. Packages include:

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• The Fall Brilliance Package invites you to enjoy the colors of the season and includes two nights' lodging, a scenic horse and carriage ride, a harvest gourmet basket with a bottle of wine and more.


• The Ghoulish Getaway includes a lantern tour of Historic Stowe Village and a fun-filled, pick-your-own-pumpkin at a nearby farm as well as homemade candy treats.

• The Thanksgiving Harvest Package comes with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

• The Christmas in the Village Package has a horse-drawn sleigh ride and Christmas dinner as part of the festive celebration.

• The Ski, Ride & Stay Package includes a lift ticket to Stowe Mountain Resort and one night's lodging.

• The Bed and Breakfast Package is another favorite and includes a hearty breakfast to start the day.

• The Heart of Stowe Romance Package offers a discount at Ferro Jewelers as well as champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries.

• Because we all need relaxation and recuperation, the Relaxation Getaway Package offers two massages at Stowe Village Massage.

• The Country Inn Ceremony Package is for lovers ready to take the plunge and offers an intimate ceremony for you and up to four guests. A Justice of the Peace is provided along with a choice of an indoor or outdoor Green Mountain Inn garden setting.

Green Mountain Inn Packages for Fall & Winter Getaways in Stowe are the ultimate in Stowe hotel deals. Learn more about these packages and book a fabulous fall or winter stay with us at the Green Mountain Inn. 


Finding Things to Do in Stowe This Fall

Stowe fall events promise to offer visitors a wealth of scenery, festivities and fun in Vermont.

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Nowhere in the United States are you likely to find scenery as gorgeous as Stowe, Vermont, during the autumn months. Called "Fall's Color Capital," this picturesque New England village offers visitors the chance to enjoy the changing leaves with guided tours, gondola rides, carriage and wagon rides, hiking, cycling and more. Whether you're looking for outdoor festivals and events or just the chance to take in the vibrant colors of fall, Stowe is the perfect place to enjoy all the best that autumn has to offer.

Throughout October, the changing leaves of Stowe provide a gorgeous backdrop for the many events in this engaging town. The 31st Annual Stowe Foliage Arts Festival brings fine art and craft exhibitors, and it features a specialty food tent with local wine, spirits, jams and syrups. The historic Town Hall Theatre hosts several showings of "A Midsummer Night's Dream: The '40s Musical" during October, turning the classic comedy into a zany, post-war musical. For those looking to sample more of the local flavors of Stowe, the Fourth Annual Go Beer event on Saturday, October 17 will bring a dozen craft breweries together for tasting pours served with hors d'oeuvres. Additional events during October that help make Stowe such a fantastic place to really experience the fall include:

• Stowe Restaurant Week
• Stowe-at-Night-Lantern Tours
• Wine Tasting In the Trapp Family Wine Cellar

The Green Mountain Inn, located on Main Street in this historic village, is the perfect place to relax amid all this gorgeous scenery. The modern conveniences and old-fashioned character of our hotel blend seamlessly with the rustic autumnal charm of Stowe. Browse our website's event calendar to see details about more great events taking place in town during your visit this fall.


Ghoulish Getaway Package in Stowe will Delight Halloween Lovers

Haunted places in Stowe promise a spook-tacular time for all this Halloween season.

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Why settle for the chills and thrills of a horror movie marathon or yet another costume party when you can see real haunted places all across Stowe? The Ghoulish Getaway Package in Stowe comes with everything you need to delight your inner child, and you may even find yourself taking a quick peek under the bed after finishing up your tour.

With so many historic sites and places located around the city, it is not surprising that the area is home to so many haunted hot spots. Taking a tour lets you get up close to some of the most haunted locations and may even result in you going home with a few stories of your own. Stowe Lantern Tours take you all around town and provide you with your very own lantern to get a better look at haunted hotels, restaurants, homes and businesses. What could be spookier than a haunted tour by lantern on a dark and chilling night?

If you want to experience the ultimate excitement this Halloween season, book a Halloween hotel package in Stowe here at the Green Mountain Inn. Every person who stays with us receives a free box of homemade Halloween candy, and you don't even need to say, "Trick or treat!"

Our Halloween hotel package also comes with a trip to a local pumpkin patch where you can pick out your own pumpkin to take back home with you and carve it into a jack-o'-lantern masterpiece. Start your day off right with a full country breakfast downstairs before taking a tour of Stowe. Our Halloween package comes with everything you need for a fun-filled getaway this October, including candy, pumpkins and maybe even some chills and thrills.


Now is the Time to Plan Your Holiday Dinners at the Green Mountain Inn

Put aside the stress of cooking for the whole family and host your holiday dinners at the Main Street Dining Room

Between the casual fine dining of the Whip Bar & Grill and the down-home feel of Main Street Dining Room, guests are finding plenty of reasons to dine on the premises at the Green Mountain Inn. The Main Street Dining Room projects an ambiance of a New England village from its fireplace and hardwood floors to the antique dumbwaiter. You'll find the food is as hearty as the atmosphere, from a traditional Vermont country breakfast loaded with homemade baked goods and all the fixings to afternoon tea and cookies to keep yourself fueled between lunch and dinnertime.

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Main Street Dining Room is so warm and cozy that it might as well be home, and plenty of visitors have discovered the appeal of holiday dinners at the Green Mountain Inn. The Thanksgiving menu at the Green Mountain Inn features a blend of local favorites and Thanksgiving traditions from maple bourbon glazed ham to New England clam and corn chowder. Browse the Christmas menu at the Green Mountain Inn to find a selection that similarly spins classic comfort food with culinary creativity. Indulge yourself on a holiday favorite like slow roasted prime rib of beef, or explore something different with our mushroom ravioli. A decadent candy cane cheesecake makes a great cap to a holiday meal. Ring in the beginning of a new year with the New Year's Eve menu at the Green Mountain Inn, a four-course prix fixe menu specially made for the season, and finish it off with drinks at the Whip Bar & Grill.

We hope you will join us for a holiday dinner at the Green Mountain Inn. People are already calling to make reservations, so give us call soon, because it's a good time to get plans made.


Stowe Restaurant Week Brings out the Best in Vermont

Restaurant Week in Stowe Vermont combines local ingredients with culinary skill to provide a week long celebration of flavor

Long known for its excellent ski slopesRestaurant Week in Stowe
and natural beauty, Stowe is quickly gaining fame in the world of gastronomy with Stowe Restaurant Week, an extravaganza of the taste buds that pays tribute to the produce of Vermont's fertile valleys and the creativity of local chefs. Providing imaginative menus that highlight the finest seasonal ingredients, such as Vermont's famous sharp cheddar cheese, late summer vegetables, apple-smoked bacon, and maple-barbecued meats, guests are treated to an array of delectable dishes from the area's finest eateries.

Many of the meals being offered are divided into three price groups that include starters or soups, a main entree, and a delicious dessert. For Prix Fixe meals Stowe provides excellent value, allowing guests to sample cuisine in the $15, $25, or $35 price groups. More than a dozen restaurants are participating, and their menus include Irish-themed pub meals, Mexican classics, New England seafood dishes, and Italian favorites. Another way to take full advantage of the festivities is by purchasing a VIP Pass for Stowe Restaurant Week, which offers an additional 10 percent off of items purchased from local retail shops participating in the event. Visitors can use their discount to stock up on locally made items, ski gear, and souvenirs.

Take a break from all the excitement by visiting the Green Mountain Inn. It's the perfect way to enjoy the peaceful, idyllic mountain surroundings of this charming and historic town. The Inn was built in 1833 and distills the spirit of Stowe with period furnishings, antique detailing, and a range of amenities. Enjoy a soothing massage in the spa or work up an appetite in the Inn's pool. The bucolic surroundings and luxurious extras will ensure a vacation that is relaxing and restful.