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Spend Thanksgiving in Stowe for a Memorable Holiday

Stowe is a historic town overflowing with charm. What better place than here to spend a memorable, cozy Thanksgiving?

Tuck into Our Thanksgiving Dinner in Stowe

For a homemade Thanksgiving dinner away from home, take a seat at our table in the Main Street Dining Room. We’re serving up a traditional meal with all the fixings.

Our Holiday Menu

Thanksgiving-harvest-packageOur menu for Thanksgiving dinner in Stowe will include a feast of appetizers, freshly baked homemade bread, mouth-watering entrees, and homemade desserts.

For example, your meal could include a starter of roasted butternut squash bisque with sage crème fraiche and toasted pepitas. Next, you might choose our slow-roasted Vermont turkey served with sage gravy, apple sausage stuffing, English peas, rainbow carrots, mashed potatoes, and cranberry relish. To top it all off, savor a slice of homemade pumpkin or apple pie, or try the chocolate lava cake.

Hotel Packages in Stowe + Things to Do

While you’re enjoying the holiday, explore Stowe Village and stay with us at our hotel. Art galleries, shops and boutiques, museums, and more will give you plenty to do and see.

During your stay, enjoy discounted accommodations for two nights plus our traditional Thanksgiving dinner with our Thanksgiving Harvest Package. It also includes complimentary afternoon tea and cookies as well as a big country breakfast daily.

Holiday packages help you get the most out of your visit to Stowe.  Find it all here with us at Green Mountain Inn


Leaf Peeping in Stowe: A Sight for Sore Eyes

Each fall in Vermont, nature puts on a show that can’t be topped. See autumn in all its glory when you go leaf peeping in Stowe.

Vermont’s Fall Foliage: A Must-See for Your Autumn Checklist

Crimson, orange, gold, amber, yellow, sienna, and every shade in between crown the trees each fall in Stowe. If you want to see it in person, these are the places to visit:

Women-holding-fall-leavesPinnacle Meadow

Take a hike in Pinnacle Meadow and gaze in awe at the scenery.

Spruce Peak

The Spruce Peak lookout is revered for its amazing views of Mt. Mansfield and autumn colors.

Stowe Village and Sunset Rock

Sunset Rock is right in town and the perfect place to amble along with your family while leaf peeping.

Fun Things to Do During Fall in Vermont

There are lots of fun ways to take in the gorgeous views of Vermont’s fall foliage. Why not hop on some bikes and explore the pathways around Stowe? Or plan a day’s worth of hiking, sight-seeing, and leaf peeping at our recommended spots.

Fall in Vermont is a thing of wonder. Think of Stowe as fall headquarters, and book your getaway this autumn with us at Green Mountain Inn.


Enjoy Halloween in Stowe for the Perfect Fall Trip

Autumn has rolled around once again and Stowe, Vermont is ready. Come and experience Halloween in Stowe and find out why you’ll have a deliciously ghoulish time celebrating the spooky fall season.

Try a Halloween Hotel Package for a Ghoulish Getaway

Carved-pumpkins-with-cobwebs-on-woodThe perfect trip to Stowe should include some spooky fun and lots of perks.

The Ghoulish Getaway Package

Hotel packages in Stowe will give you the complete fall experience. Visit around Halloween and take advantage of our Ghoulish Getaway Package.

You’ll get discounted accommodations for two nights, a daily country breakfast spread, a welcome box of handmade Halloween chocolates, complimentary afternoon tea and cookies, plus some fun at fall attractions. You’ll take a Lantern Tour of our historic village and pick out your own pumpkin from a local farm.

Lantern Tours in Stowe

A lantern tour is a perfect way to take in our town’s history and atmosphere. You’ll hear all about Stowe’s ghostly inhabitants by the light of flickering lanterns. Each tour is about one hour long and an easy walk.

Book our Halloween hotel package and do the end of October justice! Stay with us at Green Mountain Inn and experience it all.


The Stowe Foliage Arts Festival Is a Favorite Local Tradition

Among the glory of the turning leaves and the crisp fall air, attend Stowe Foliage Arts Festival. You’ll experience the best of autumn in Vermont while taking in arts and crafts, great food and drinks, and entertainment.

Have an Idyllic Autumn with Fall Festivals in Stowe

The festival is set for October 6-8, 2017 at Topnotch Fields in Stowe.

Arts and Crafts

Stowe-arts-festivalThis juried festival will showcase over 150 artists, handcrafters, and artisans. Wander among the booths and view or purchase the fruits of their labor – there’ll be traditional crafts, fine arts, photography, sculpture, and more.

Entertainment for Vermont Festivals

The festival stage will feature live music from local bands such as The Spencer Lewis Trio, Storm Cats Jazz, Two Cents in the Till, and The Real McCoy Show. Genres represented include folk, comedy, bluegrass, and jazz.

Food and Beverages

Specialty artisan food items will be for sale, like fine chocolates, spirits, maple syrup, and more. Plus, take your pick from a big roster of gourmet festival food, like falafels, hamburgers, and more. Don’t forget the Vermont beer and wine.

Visit fall festivals in Stowe and find the best of the season at your fingertips. If you plan on taking part, book your stay with us at Green Mountain Inn.


It’s Time for Fall and Stowe Oktoberfest

One of Vermont’s signature fall events is Stowe Oktoberfest. The event field becomes a time machine that takes you to a traditional Bavarian village. Here you’ll enjoy German folk dancing, authentic food, activities, and, of course, Vermont beer.

Cultural Fall Events in Stowe to Fall For

Oktoberfest-design-with-beer-kegOktoberfest in Vermont is happening from Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1, 2017. Come to the Stowe Event Field and get ready to celebrate the fall harvest – German-style.

That means oompah-style bands, sing-alongs, Bavarian delicacies, cold beer, a silent auction, and more fall fun.

Don’t forget to check out these related events while you’re at it:

Rocktoberfest

Oktoberfest kicks off on Friday, September 29, with live music and dancing, plus beer, wine, and ‘wursts. Proceeds from Rocktoberfest will benefit the Stowe Volunteer Fire Department.

Family Bike Parade

On Saturday, September 30, join the Family Bike Parade, which will start at Recreation Path. Decorate your bike and ride in the parade, listen to a live DJ, and ride to the gates of the fest.

All Bike Parade participants get complimentary admission to the festival.

Get the most out of fall events in Stowe and book your autumn stay with us at Green Mountain Inn.


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!


A Biking Adventure in Stowe: Fun for the Whole Family

Looking for things to do on your next visit to Stowe? This scenic town is proud to offer a wide variety of biking options that are sure to please the whole family. Biking is an excellent way to experience the scenic mountains, hills, and valleys of this idyllic town and is a low-cost option for all visitors.

Mountain Biking in Stowe

Biking is not only a great way to get some exercise and explore the area, but also to let the adventurer in you run wild! Stowe is well-known for its many connected and maintained mountain bike trails. You’ll find great mountain biking in Stowe at Adam’s Camp, Cady Hill Forest, and Trapp Family Lodge. Many facilities offer not only trails, but also rentals, guide services, and more for a small fee.

Fat Biking

Fat biking is an option that allows for a unique winter cycling experience. The thick, powerful tires on “fat bikes” allow visitors to cruise and maneuver easily over heavy snow and slippery ice.

Road Biking

Biking-in-stoweRoad biking is a great choice for experienced bikers who are looking for longer trips. 

Leisurely Biking

For beginning bikers or those with small children, leisurely bike rides are available to provide shorter, easier trips. The Stowe Recreation Path offers a pedestrian-and biker-only loop around the area so that visitors don’t have to compete with road traffic. For a slightly longer ride, check out the Quiet Path, which also includes interpretive signs and panoramic views for a more scenic, relaxing trip.

Bike Rentals in Stowe

Bike rentals in Stowe are available at Pinnacle Ski and Sports, A.J.’s Ski and Sports, as well as many other outfitters and guides.

When you’re done exploring for the day on your biking adventure in Stowe, why drive for miles? Green Mountain Inn offers affordable rates for its beautiful countryside rooms. They also provide an easy-to-read guide on all biking opportunities in Stowe. Book your summer stay today!


Visit the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe and Soak in Some Culture

The arts are alive and well in Vermont. Indulge in a visit to the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe and see just what this means. Current and upcoming exhibitions show off both rich local talent as well as the most original minds in today’s art world.

Art Exhibits in Stowe: Enrich Your Autumn with Art

2016 Current Exhibitions to Check Out

Sally Gil

Couple-standing-in-a-galleryWorks by abstract artist Sally Gil will be on display through November 13. See her layered, colorful pieces that encompass collections, sequences, and memories. This includes a collage installation she created just for the Art Center.

Pat Steir: Drawings

Through November 13, see a selection of Pat Steir’s abstract drawings, which are created with the concept of “non-intention” – letting paint and gravity do their thing.

Line Up - Vermont Sculpture

Vermont’s artists populate this exhibition, which is located at the Vermont Art Council gardens and is on view through August 2017. Five abstract sculptures transform the space they occupy, defy nature, and engage the viewer, all at the same time.

Upcoming Exhibitions

2016 Members' Art Show and Festival of Lights

This art show features works contributed by the creative community and Helen Day Art Center supporters. This is a chance to see the vibrant, artistic heart that thrives in the area.

Not to mention, the art show coincides with the glittering, magical Festival of Lights. Visit both of these events from December 2nd through the 31st.

We invite you to book your stay with us at Green Mountain Inn to fully experience all of the art and culture that the town of Stowe has to offer.


Gobble Up Our Thanksgiving Harvest Package

A country Thanksgiving in Vermont is extra-special.  Surrounded by the hills, mountains, woods and fields, you’ll remember the bounty that the Native Americans shared with the first pilgrims in a place not-so-far from here.

Book our Thanksgiving Harvest Package and experience a true American holiday with all of the fixings. Your trip with us in Vermont is sure to be one you’ll never forget.

Come to Picturesque Vermont for Thanksgiving in Stowe

Green Mountain Inn’s package for the 2016 holiday is good for November 22 through the 24. Book your stay with our hotel deals in Vermont and arrive on that Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to be eligible. Happy-thanksgiving-with pumpkin-and-flowers

Here’s what’s included:

  • Discounted lodging for a minimum of two nights
  • A full country breakfast each morning of your stay
  • A traditional Thanksgiving dinner served in our Main Street Dining Room
  • Afternoon tea and cookies, a complimentary treat

Thanksgiving Dining in Stowe for Every Taste

We’re one of the few restaurants in Stowe serving up Thanksgiving. The menu for our meal is full of classic staples beloved for generations, as well as alternative entree options.

The Traditional Vermont Turkey Dinner features roasted turkey with apple and cornbread stuffing, steamed petite peas, roasted butternut squash, and mashed potatoes with gravy.

Or, you can try the Slow Roasted Black Angus Strip Loin (served with autumn vegetables and truffle-scented mashed potatoes), the Roasted Acorn Squash with Mushroom Risotto, and other options like salmon or pork served with delicious seasonal sides, like sweet potato gratin or wilted Swiss chard.

Don’t forget dessert. Have some traditional pumpkin pie, blueberry cheesecake, apple pie with ice cream, and more.

Thanksgiving in Stowe was never more delicious! Stay with us at Green Mountain Inn and have a wonderful holiday.


See the Best of the Autumn Leaves with Fall Activities in Stowe

Vermont’s mountains and valleys are crowned with woods that put on a marvelous show in the fall.

Come to the area to see the glory of autumn for yourself. There are unique ways to drink in nature’s display and enjoy the views.  Fall activities in Stowe like driving and drift boat tours are the perfect way to pass a relaxing afternoon. 

Fall for Fall Foliage in Stowe with These Activities

Driving Tours in Stowe

Couple-in-autumn-ParkExplore scenic back roads and winding country lanes as you take in the autumn-colored trees and hills. Here are two recommended driving tours to try. Each tour begins at Main Street in Stowe at the Visitor Info Center.

·         Moscow and Little River

A short 7.4-mile jaunt along the Little River takes you to the small, quaint town of Moscow, named for the Russian metropolis. This is a great route for stopping to fish, with lovely scenery all along the way.

·         Edson Hill and West Hill

A slightly longer drive takes you on a famous route up Edson Hill underneath beautiful maples that arch over the road. Continue to see picturesque views of the valley looking across the Worcester Mountains.

Drift Boat Tours in Stowe

Cruise along the waters of the Waterbury Reservoir to get a unique view of the fall foliage in Stowe with drift boat tours. The waterway borders Mount Mansfield State Forest, which displays lovely warm hues in the autumn. Look for wildlife along the shore and on the water, such as deer, moose, black bears, or osprey and ducks.

Drift boat trips are offered by The Fly Rod Shop and run daily from September 16 through October 22, 2016. Rides are an hour long and can accommodate 2-6 people. Don’t forget your camera, sunglasses, and insect repellant!

Book your stay with us at Green Mountain Inn to experience charming fall foliage in Vermont.