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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

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.

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!

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.

North Face Race to the Top of Vermont

Check out Mount Mansfield Vermont and the thrilling race to Stowe's highest peak

Race to the Top of VermontHome to the highest peak in Vermont, Stowe is proud to present one of the most challenging and euphoric athletic events in the nation. North Face Race to the Top of Vermont, on August 23rd, is designed to test your endurance, stamina and will to persevere in varied terrain.

The race is a total of 4.3 miles, and it brings over 800 people per year to explore the beauty of this mountain expedition. Mount Mansfield features a vibrant atmosphere that's abundant with green forests and grassland at low altitudes. Trekking closer to the summit, one will come upon Alpine tundra, which includes rare streaks of land that date back to the ice ages. The contrast of stark, rocky peaks with bright green meadows make traveling atop Mount Mansfield a truly unique and visceral experience that will last in your memories for generations.

The race is also open to not only trail runners, but bikers and hikers as well. Everyone is encouraged to go at their own pace, and a grand prize package worth 500 dollars will be issued to one lucky winner.  If you're looking for activities for all ages, the Youth Care Run for Fun, held at Stowe Mountain Resort, is a great way to introduce kids to the love of running!  Black Diamond BBQ will also be providing delicious food such as pulled pork sandwiches and Mediterranean pasta, served to all racers during a post-race meal.

To accommodate visitors, lodging for North Face Race to the Top is being provided by the Green Mountain Inn, located conveniently nearby so that racers will get to the starting gates comfortably and on time. Visit our website to check out the variety of amenities designed to help you make the most of your entire trip.

Music in the Meadow Concerts are Almost Here!

Vermont's premier music event arrives with free summer concerts in Stowe

Stowe and the Northern Vermont Music in the Meadows
area are excited about the Music in the Meadow Concerts that take place in the Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow. With picnic-style seating, the concert series offers a season of free summer shows within a beautiful outdoor setting. Bring your family or friends for an unforgettable evening of jazz and fun that is part of this unique musical program and its contribution to the cultural scene of Vermont.

The August 2nd concert features the Hot Sardines playing electrifying jazz, and it all begins at 7:00 p.m. Their music is a fusion of musical influences from the Great Depression and features the sounds heard in several cities such as New York, Paris and New Orleans. Having played at the London Jazz Festival in 2014, this group was called back to do a second show. Additionally, the Vermont Jazz Ensemble plays on September 6th at 5:30 p.m., and they'll have your toes tapping as they play musical renditions in their big band style. With over 35 years of experience, this jazz ensemble has been bringing their sound to Vermont and New England since 1976 and they're a local favorite.

Part of Stowe Performing Arts, Music in the Meadow brings the community as well as visitors together for a wonderful time of great sounds and the best of musical performances in a memorable atmosphere. You will be surrounded by the beauty of the meadow, twinkling night skies and sunset glows as well as the awesome sounds of the musicians. We at the Green Mountain Inn welcome you to discover these concerts and the fabulous jazz that is coming to Stowe in late summer. Visit our website and be sure to let us know if we can help you book your stay.

Experience the Stowe Antique & Classic Car Meet

Take part in the 58th anniversary of the Stowe Antique Car Show

Stowe Antique & Classic Car MeetWhether you want to purchase a classic car, network with other enthusiasts or just enjoy the festival-like atmosphere, paying a visit to the Stowe Antique & Classic Car Meet is an enjoyable way to spend a day or two at Nichols Field in Stowe. The event runs from August 7 to August 9, and it celebrates the history of the automobile.

Visitors will be able to see over 800 antique and classic cars on display and purchase items at the largest automotive flea market in Stowe. The event is sponsored by the Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts, and visitors will be able to take part in a car-judging contest as well as a fashion contest.

This year, the event focuses on the electric car and its history, from its inception all the way up to contemporary electric vehicles. A car parade through the town of Stowe will treat locals and visitors alike to the full variety of antique and classic vehicles at the show.

When you come into town to celebrate this event - one of the Northeast's largest and longest running car shows - you're invited to stay with us at the Green Mountain Inn. We're nestled in the heart of Stowe, and when you stay with us, you can select from an array of classic rooms and luxury suites. In addition, we offer town-homes and apartments, so you can stay in comfort during your visit no matter the size of your group. We offer amenities that include an outdoor, heated pool, sumptuous breakfast and proximity to plenty of events downtown. Stop by our website today and see how you can stay close to all the action during the excitement of this local Vermont tradition.

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.

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.

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.

The Stowe 8-Miler/5K Run Set for July 12

The 8th Annual 8-Miler summer run in Stowe continues a New England tradition.

We're excited to catch the 5K Run and Stowe 8-Miler on Sunday, July 12. This run will mark the eighth year of the existence of the 8-Miler, and the excitement involved with all runners continues to grow with each passing year, especially with the addition of the 5K race.

The popularity of this race is such that not only people from Vermont but also other parts of New England and Canada take part as well. Camaraderie among the participants helps make this a truly enjoyable event.

Stowe 8-Miler
Just as in past years, the race will begin in Recreation Field in Stowe with 2 of the 8 miles of the run taking place on a maintained dirt road. There's no need to worry about missing directional signs because everything will be clearly marked and certified. The finish line for the 8-mile race will be on the front lawn of the Golden Eagle Resort in Stowe.  The 5K also starts and finishes in the same place with both events having water stops available for all runners. The 8-Miler will have four separate water stations spaced apart, and the 5K will have a single stop.

Sponsorship of the event is being undertaken by a number of local entities, including The Rusty Nail, Smuttynose Craft-brewed Beer and Island Homemade Ice Cream. On Saturday between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., runners can pick up their racing packet at the Nail, or participants can join on the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m.

The Green Mountain Inn is proud to support participants of this exciting event. Visit our website for a calendar of more fun events taking place in town this summer.

Exciting Fun at the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival

Have a grand time on the ground or in the sky with the annual hot air balloon festival in Stowe, Vermont!

The wonder and grandeur of the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival never gets old. Hot air ballooning has been around for decades and continues to inspire awe in all visitors lucky enough to see their launch. Stowe, Vermont, is a special place, full of lush trees and green rolling hills that welcome visitors. You'll want to make the Stowe Hot Air Balloon Festival part of your bucket list when July 2015 rolls around.

This event is held at the Stoweflake Mountain Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival
Resort & Spa where you can roam around the grounds for a small fee. The Hot Air Balloon Festival actually lasts around three days, making each day a new launch event for all fans. Is it a sunset or sunrise launch today? You'll have a chance to see both if you spend the entire weekend in Stowe.

If you're wondering if the kids will like this event, don't worry. The children's activities at Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival are diverse and age-appropriate, allowing you to spend all afternoon and evening out enjoying the event without the kids getting bored. You may not be from around these parts, but you can still be part of the excitement by reserving a hotel room. When you immerse yourself in the Vermont culture, you might wonder if you'll ever want to go home.

Are you excited about spending all weekend in Vermont? Visit the Green Mountain Inn website and book a room with us today. We offer a homey atmosphere that your whole family will love. After you take in all the sights at the balloon festival, venture back to the Inn afterward for a taste of home.