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The Ultimate Retail Therapy with 7 Miles of Sales in Stowe

With more than 70 specialty stores to browse in Stowe, you’re sure to find something to buy. From handcrafted furniture to fine art, crafts, jewelry, clothing and, of course, Vermont specialty treats, shopping in Stowe is a pure delight. That’s why you won’t want to miss the 7 Miles of Sales in Stowe in July!

The Best Stowe Sidewalk Sales You’ll Come Across

ShoppingIf you’re visiting Vermont in July, you have to check out the Stowe Sidewalk Sales. There’s no doubt you will find something special for yourself, and gifts to take back home.

The sales will be held from July 1 – 4, 2016 and promise incredible savings from loads of locally-owned galleries, boutiques, and specialty stores. This year, visitors will also be able to find maps around town to guide you along the 7 miles of fabulous sales. Don’t forget to look on the back of the map where you will find extra coupons to go towards the already-amazing savings.

If you’re in town on July 4, join Stowe’s Independence Day celebrations where you can enjoy music, food, fireworks, and loads of family fun.

Book Your Stay for the Sales

If you’re heading over to Stowe especially for retail therapy, book your stay with us at The Green Mountain Inn. Come and relax in modern comfort and spacious accommodations. After a day of shopping, look forward to complimentary tea and cookies in the afternoon. Soak those feet in our heated pool or Jacuzzi, or book a treatment at the massage center.

We look forward to welcoming you.


Spend the Summer in Stowe, There’s Loads to Do

Come and enjoy summer in Stowe this year. There are plenty of things to do in Stowe for the entire family. If you love outdoor activities and adventures, Stowe is waiting for you.

Try These Summer Activities in Stowe

Pool in the SummerSummer activities in Stowe are varied, thrilling and unforgettable. Stowe Soaring is particularly popular and one of the top soaring sites in New England. You’ll find the experience six miles north of Stowe, and it is the perfect opportunity to feel what it’s like to ride on wings. That’s right, soaring allows you to join an experienced pilot and take a ride way above the valleys and mountains. Glider rides are offered from May through October.

There are many family-friendly attractions in the area, too, including hang gliding in Stowe, biking, hiking and swimming. You’ll find three public beaches in the area, and there are designated swimming areas at Waterbury Reservoir. Try out the community pool, the Swimming Hole, if you want to have fun on the diving board and splash around in the competition-sized pool. There are also water slides, a child swimming pool and toddlers are catered for, too.

If hiking is more your thing, head to Mount Mansfield for the well-known Long Trail. This is a 265-mile trail system that crosses over Spruce Peak and Mt. Mansfield. Several connecting trailheads offer access to hikes for different levels.

Don’t forget to book your summer getaway with us at Green Mountain Inn. You’ll find us right in the hub of picturesque Stowe. We offer guests a blend of comfort and elegance and our well-appointed guest rooms promise luxury comfort and the utmost convenience. Amenities include a health club, spa, game room and outdoor pool. There’s always something fun to do in Stowe.


Make Sure You’re at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival in Vermont

Head over to Vermont between June 3 – 12, 2016 for the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival in Vermont. The festival is a 10-day celebration of live music the whole family is sure to enjoy. There will be four stages of live music with headlining shows taking place at the Waterfront Tent and Flynn Center for Performing Arts. There will also be nightly showcases in restaurants and other venues around the city.

Headliners for This Year’s Jazz Festival in Vermont

Jazz FestivalThe exciting jazz festival in Vermont always brings out the big acts and this year is no different. Headliners this year are set to include Charenée Wade, Randy Newman, Marcus Roberts Trio and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.

Randy Newman will be opening the festival on the Flynn Main Stage. Particularly exciting, Bela Fleck and Flecktones will be reuniting for a special summer tour, stopping off at one of the best music festivals in Vermont, on June 9. The multi-Grammy award winning group first formed in 1988 and quickly became one of the unique super groups in the history of music.

Vocalist Charenée Wade will also be making an appearance. She was the 2010 runner up in the Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition. Marcus Roberts Trio joins the festival, too, as Artist-in-Residence. The program invites jazz musicians to spend some time in the community participating in music education and engaging festival goers.

If you’re coming to town for the festival, be sure to book your stay with us at the Green Mountain Inn. Relax with spa treatments and luxury accommodations along with all the amenities needed for a memorable stay in Vermont. Our hotel offers the perfect combination of modern comfort and classic elegance, along with incredible views and an array of activities to enjoy when you’re not at the festival.

We look forward to hosting you.


Spoil Mom This Mother’s Day in Stowe

What better way to spoil the lady who loves you most than with a special Mother’s Day in Stowe? Join us for a day to remember.

Start Off with Brunch in Stowe

Mother's Day in StoweStart the day off with a delicious brunch in Stowe at our Whip Bar & Grill. Let Mom indulge in specialty cocktails, a variety of soups and appetizers and a range of delectable brunch specialties from the à la carte menu.

After starting the day with a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch in Stowe, book Mom in for a relaxing treatment at Stowe Village Massage. Choose from a variety of packages and enjoy massages in Stowe before heading off to explore the village.

Our Inn lies right in the heart of Stowe Village. If Mom is into art, there are several galleries as well as the Helen Day Art Center nearby. If you would prefer a walk after brunch, there is a recreational 5.5-mile path, perfect for a stroll. Perhaps a bit of retail therapy will be in order. If that’s the case, the village offers an abundance of fine jewelry, Vermont specialty foods, clothing and handcrafted goods.

Book Your Mother’s Day Stay Soon

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so don’t miss out on accommodations. Book your stay with us at the Green Mountain Inn and let Mom enjoy world-class service and comfort this year. We have two restaurants on site and a year-round heated pool along with an in-ground outdoor Jacuzzi. There is a kid-friendly game room for when Mom needs some downtime. In the afternoon, Mom and the kids can join us for complimentary afternoon tea and cookies.

After a beautiful day, retire to comfortable guest rooms complete with Egyptian cotton bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi, locally handcrafted furnishings and an array of convenient amenities.

Book your stay soon!


Get Ready for Chowderpalooza and Spring Art on Park in Stowe

Chowder ChefWhether you've been waiting for the next Chowderpalooza and Spring Art on Park in Stowe or have never attended the event and are keen to, you don’t have long to wait. This year’s festival will be taking place on Saturday, May 28, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Should it rain, the event will be held on May 29, 2016.

One of the Most Favored Events in Stowe

As events go, the chowder festival in Stowe is a popular one and just right for kicking off the summer. Local chefs will design and serve up some of their favorite chowders. They leave the judging for best dish up to the public. All you have to do is buy a $5 tasting bracelet, and you will be issued with voting tokens. Then you can set to work trying all the delectable chowders. Categories include veggie, red, white and open.

The chowder tasting will take place along Park Street along with the local artisan’s market, Spring Art on Park. There will be plenty of live musical entertainment, face painters and crafters selling crafts, fine art, and jewelry.

Come and Stay with Us

Coming to town for the event? Book your accommodations at the Green Mountain Inn. Nestled right in the heart of Stowe we offer the ideal blend of modern comfort and classic elegance. Our guests can look forward to the use of a heated pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, sauna and massage center. We offer complimentary afternoon tea and cookies too, and there are two on-site restaurants.

Come and kick off the summer at the Inn and enjoy the festivities of the Chowderpalooza and Spring Art on Park.

We look forward to welcoming you.


Have You Registered for the Craft Brew Races in Stowe?

The Craft Brew Races in Stowe is May 21, 2016, and is the perfect opportunity for runners and walkers alike to come together in an appreciation of good health and great craft beer.

Beer Festivals in Stowe that Will Leave You Wanting More

If you’re active and you love local craft beer, you will love beer festivals in Stowe. Each of the events at the races comprises a timed 5k road race and then a local 3-hour craft beer festival. All the beer for the festival comes directly from the breweries.

Beer FestivalThe 5K in Stowe kicks off at 12:00pm, and all runners will need to check in before the start of the race to get their race number, 21+ bracelet, and timing chip. Why not make a fun day of it and grab your friends and family to create a team? There are team prizes up for grabs, including the Fastest Team and Largest Brewery Team. All participants will receive a medal when they cross the finish line, and awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers.

Don’t Miss Out on the Brew Festival

The festival will start right after the race. Runners will need to present their 21+ bracelet to gain entry. Festival-goers who have not taken part in the race and still wish to attend the festival will receive their 21+ bracelet at the gate. The same goes for Designated Driver ticket holders. Food trucks and vendors will be on site if you’d like to grab a bite to eat.

The festival urges attendees to have fun responsibly and to designate a sober driver. Designated drivers will be offered admittance of $15.

The Green Mountain Inn wishes all runners, walkers and participants a great time.


Get Ready for an Active Spring in Stowe

It’s almost time for the seasons to change and that means tons of exciting spring activities in Stowe await you and your family. In fact, spring in Stowe is a rather active time.

Spring Activities in Stowe You Have to Try

A whole world of adventure and fun awaits you in Stowe. Some of the popular activities include:

  • Hike - StoweKayaking and Canoeing – guided tours and seasonal programs are available from Umiak Outfitters for all ages and skill levels. Rental posts can be found at Lake Champlain, Lake Elmore, and Waterbury Reserve.
  • Fishing in Stowe – from fly fishing to catamount fishing, there are a multitude of tours on offer for all ability levels. Take a drift boat trip down some of the most pristine waters in Vermont and try your hands at spin-fishing, ice-fishing and more.
  • Hiking in Stowe – with the stunning Worcester range as a backdrop and the majestic Mount Mansfield, the highest peak in Vermont, Stowe is truly a mecca for its hiking
  • Horseback riding – there are several top notch trails, rides and equestrian centers in Stowe that offer riding lessons, carriage rides and longer rides for all skill levels.
  • Golfing – our Inn is a mere fifteen minutes’ drive from four pristine golf courses, and there are even more golf courses within a 45-minute drive, so golf enthusiasts are truly spoilt for choice when they visit Stowe.

Book Your Stay with Us

If you’re coming to Stowe to indulge in the fun spring activities, be sure to book your accommodation at the Green Mountain Inn where you can look forward to even more activities, including the game room, spa, outdoor pool and, of course, comfortable accommodation.


Will You Be Attending the Stowe Weekend of Hope?

If you’ve never attended the Stowe Weekend of Hope or cannot wait for this year’s event, mark your calendars now. The popular weekend retreat in Stowe will be taking place April 29 – May 1 in Vermont.

What You Need to Know About This Weekend Retreat for Cancer Survivors

YogaThis well-attended weekend retreat for cancer survivors is an inspirational and healthy retreat weekend for survivors and their families. It’s the perfect forum for enlightenment, education, inspiration and of course, retreat, right in the heart of the restorative environment of Stowe. The experience is exceptional in that it offers support for survivors, their family members and caregivers. Each year the event schedule includes a variety of support groups, informational gatherings and hands-on workshops as well as retail environments that support growth and healing and plenty of time for relaxation. There will be ecumenical services, musical events and plenty of motivational talks designed to heighten the growth and healing experience.

The Hope and Wellness Through Movement for the Mind and Body promises a full day of healing activities such as meditation, biking and yoga. Participants can pick the activities they most enjoy and participate in those. The Heal Thyself Through Writing workshop is led by a clinical mental health counselor and explains how and why writing can help with the healing process. The workshop is a great platform for participants to discuss and read aloud their works while ending with an uplifting short essay. A wide variety of other workshops, talks and activities will take place during the course of the weekend.

Whether you are a survivor, going through treatment, a caregiver or a family member of a cancer survivor, this is the perfect opportunity to heal, relax, grow and learn. The Green Mountain Inn wishes attendees hope and healing.


Get Ready for Vermont Maple Open House Weekend

Will you be visiting the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend? This year the event takes place on April 2 and 3 and visitors will have the chance to visit Vermont sugarhouses and witness maple syrup being made.

Get Ready to Learn Loads from Vermont Maple Sugar Makers

Green Mountain Inn - Sap BucketsEvery sugarhouse is different and promises exciting experiences for visitors. Some will host pancake breakfasts while others will offer sleigh and wagon rides. You will even be able to snowshoe or ski through the woods at others or get the opportunity to taste delicious Sugar-on-Snow and talk to Vermont maple sugar makers about the exciting process of maple sugar production.

March and April are sugaring season and this is when the maple trees turn their stored starch back to sugar. The sap is then created as the tree mixes the sugar with ground water. It takes as many as 40 gallons of sap to make just one gallon of maple syrup. Sugaring season typically lasts between 4 to 6 weeks and a pattern of freezing and then thawing temperatures build up pressure in the trees which causes sap to flow from the tap holes. The sap is then drawn back to storage tanks at a central collection area or right at the sugarhouse with the help of a vacuum pump. From there it undergoes several different processes to become the delicious sweetness we know and love.

Book Your Stay with Us

If you’re coming to Vermont for the Open House Weekend, book your stay at the Green Mountain Inn.  Our Bed and Breakfast Package includes two nights discounted lodging, daily country inn breakfast in Main Street Dining Room using Vermont's best maple syrup and complimentary tea and cookies in the afternoon. We’re sure you will enjoy the quaint charm of our Inn located right in the heart of Stowe. With the right combination of modern comfort and quintessential Stowe ambience, there’s no doubt you will delight in our comfy accommodations.


Plan a Relaxing Easter Getaway in Stowe

Easter is the perfect time for growth and renewal. During this time of the year, you may feel the need to refresh certain parts of your life that demand a rebirth, focus on new priorities, or simply spend quality time with your loved ones. A few days spent in Stowe will allow you to achieve all these goals and benefit from a beneficial escape from your daily routine.

Get Ready for Mouthwatering Easter Dining in Stowe

The Green Mountain InnWhile staying at the Green Mountain Inn, don’t hesitate to take advantage of the special mix of amenities and complimentary services designed with your well-being in mind. Start by selecting the ideal room; then take the time to enjoy hearty breakfast at The Main Street Dining Room.  Have a nice chat with your family and friends over a lovely brunch or dinner at The Whip Bar & Grill for the holiday, and explore the beauty of the indoors and outdoors, which will inspire you to plan the details of several other exciting Easter activities in Stowe.

Explore a Great Variety of Engaging Easter Activities in Stowe

The Inn makes it easier for you to feel the warmth and light of Easter, by offering you the chance to explore the comfort and convenience of classic, deluxe and luxury rooms, as well as luxury suites, apartments and townhouses tailored to your every need and demand, in terms of accommodation options. During your stay, you won’t have to worry about finding new ways to prevent boredom, considering that there are so many things to do and see in the area.

For starters, you could choose to attend the sunrise service atop of Mt. Mansfield, and make the most of a complimentary, relaxing Mountain Gondola Ride, available from 5 am to 6 am. At the end of the service ensured by the Stove Community Church, you may choose to ride the majestic mountain or ski down to the hotel. After the sunrise service, you could decide to attend the annual Easter egg hunt, scheduled for 9 am. The event will take place at Spruce Peak Plaza, and will certainly guarantee plenty of fun for all family members. If this leisure activity appeals to you, don’t forget to bring your basket and get ready for a close encounter with the Easter Bunny.