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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.


Come and Take Part in the 80s Weekend Ski Ballet and Retro Jam

Join in on all of the fun at the 80s Weekend Ski Ballet and Retro Jam.

The Green Mountain InnThe 80s Weekend Ski Ballet and Retro Jam will be taking place from March 11 to March 13 and is the perfect opportunity, if you even need one, to break out those neon one-pieces, leopard-print stretch pants and super-straight skis and head over to Midway Park to indulge in a fun-filled 80s weekend in Stowe. Bust your favorite moves and tricks and stand the chance to win prizes while celebrating the very best of the 1980s with DJ Mashtadon.

Show Your Skills in the Ski Ballet in Stowe

If you’re keen to take part in the ski ballet in Stowe, registration will take place at the Midway Base Lodge between 1:30 – 2 pm. There will then be a fun 80s group photo on the Midway Deck at 2 pm followed by the competitions in Midway Park at 2:30 pm. The Ski Ballet is going to be judged based on overall impression. So that means you’ve got to fit in the most spins, rolls, jumps, jazz hands and leg crossings while showing off the puffiest sleeves – all wrapped up in a 90-second routine. The Retro Jam will be all about the funkiest, brightest 1980s outfit, some of the best 80s tricks worked into the run of the course and of course, overall impression. If you’re keen to take part in both events, go for it!

The Gorgeous Green Mountain Inn

The Green Mountain Inn has been captivating visitors for over 180 years. We’re located on Main Street, right in the heart of the historic town of Stowe, and our overwhelming beauty alone is worth a visit to help you unwind after a full day of 80s greatness. We have just the right blend of modern comfort and quaint atmosphere as well as a range of activities from an outdoor pool and spa, games room, health club, fire pit and a delicious afternoon tea and cookies.


Come and Visit the Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries in Vermont

Explore Vermont’s finest Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries.

If you’re a sucker for amazing quality craft-made beverages, it’s time to head over to check out the incredible breweries, distilleries & wineries in Vermont. Stowe is the perfect base from which to explore Vermont’s finest craft beverages.

Wineries in Vermont

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When it comes to wineries in Vermont, a visit to Boyden Valley Winery is a must. The winery produces award-winning cream liqueurs and wines and is part of a fourth generation of farm crafting talent. The premier line of wines to try to include “Vermont Ice” and “Big Barn Red.”

Vermont Distilleries

Smuggler’s Notch Distillery is a family owned and run outfit lying at the foot of Smuggler’s Notch. The smuggling route was initially used in the 1800s to move goods during the trade embargo. Today, there are fascinating caves to explore and delectable spirits to be tasted, particularly the distillery’s Vodka.

Breweries in Vermont

Von Trapp brewery is a humble set up with the capacity of just 2,000 barrels per year. The family quickly realized they had a product that deserved to sport proudly the family name. Today, their craft lagers are popular all over the United States.

Self-Guided Tours in Stowe

The Craft Bev Trail tour in Stowe is an excellent way to familiarize yourself with Stowe’s amazing craft beverages. Simply pick up the tour kit from the Visitor’s Information Center on 51 Main Street and follow each of the trails you’re interested in. The kit includes items like tour maps, a corkscrew, free chocolate voucher and more. You’ll be able to stop at each of the places mentioned above, too, to learn more.

If you’re headed to Stowe for some great drinks and fun times, book your stay with us at Green Mountain Inn, the perfect base from which to explore Stowe’s rich craft beverage offerings.


Relaxing Massage Services at Stowe Village Massage

Book a massage at Stowe Village Massage.

Our spa services in Stowe offer guests the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation. From body scrubs and body wraps to reflexology and deep tissue treatments, our massage services at Stowe Village Massage are sure to leave you feeling refreshed and tension-free.

Massages at The Green Mountain Inn

Guests wanting to book massages at the Green Mountain Inn are spoilt for choice. Some of our offerings include:

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  • Relaxation massage – this light pressure treatment offers the perfect gentle session using
    Swedish massage strokes to help ease painful conditions and arthritis.
  • Sports massage – the ideal solution for sports enthusiasts who needs those muscles stretching. Various pressures are used to promote balance, coordination and flexibility and improve posture.
  • Stone massage – stone massages gained popularity for their ability to help improve circulation and promote deep muscle relaxation while encouraging the body’s natural healing process.
  • Exfoliating body scrub – a nourishing treat for the body, exfoliating with a sugar or salt scrub is followed by a full body massage that leaves out guests feeling detoxified and refreshed.

Whether you’re visiting on vacation or for business, massage services at Stowe Village Massage can be the perfect way to unwind and feel the day’s stresses melt away, or relax those muscles after a day of sightseeing and exploring.

Book Your Stay at the Green Mountain Inn

Located right in the heart of Stowe, our hotel offers the perfect combination of contemporary comfort and classic ambience. We offer a range of activities to complement that relaxing massage, be it a swim in the year-round outdoor pool, a workout in the health club or a relaxing afternoon tea and cookies. Whether you’re coming for a weekend retreat, a family vacation or to attend a wedding, book your stay, and massages with us.


Rosy Cheeks and Happy Hearts with Winter Activities in Stowe

Winter activities in Stowe
There is nothing more exhilarating and energizing than spending time in the great outdoors, especially when there is a fresh blanket of snow on the ground. There are many winter activities in Stowe that visitors can take advantage of when they're in the area. Pick the perfect adventure and off you go.

Sleigh riding in StoweSleigh Riding in Stowe Is Just One of Many Possible Adventures
Vermont in the winter is truly a magical winter wonderland, and sleigh riding in Stowe can give you an up close and personal experience of our quaint countryside. Snuggle up next to your love on an intimate sleigh ride for two or bring the whole family and enjoy a fun trip through woods and over rolling hills.

How about some snowshoeing in Stowe? Yes, you can do that, too. Winter's version of hiking is best suited for our little corner of the country, because we have some of the best trails out there. Get the most out of our beautiful wilderness and see the backcountry like it was meant to be seen – on foot.

There is, even more, winter fun to be had when you go skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing, dog sledding, or snowmobiling. No matter what winter activity you choose to do with your friends and family, you're sure to have a great time complete with rosy cheeks and happy hearts by the end of the day.

Green Mountain Inn invites you to stay with us and keep warm in between your many winter wonderland adventures. We hope you book a visit to our snowy retreat very soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Are You Ready to Race in the Stowe Mountain Derby?

It's time for the annual Stowe Mountain Derby.

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Vermont is considered one of America's winter playgrounds, so it's no surprise that it happens to be the home of the original downhill cross-country ski race in the country. This year will mark the 71st Stowe Mountain Derby and once again, thousands of competitors and spectators will come from all over the globe for some good old winter racing fun.

Stowe Mountain Derby Race Track – 20km of Challenging Fun

On February 28, 2016, participants in the downhill ski race in Stowe will work their way through all kinds of terrain as they race from the peak of Mt. Mansfield to the finish line in the town below. Every year, all levels of skiers come to take on the challenge. Usually, the more experience an athlete has, the faster they complete the course, but everyone is welcome. Make sure you bring your A-game because the course drops over 2,600 feet and is pretty difficult.

The event will also include a 14km race called the Derby Fat Bike. Racers will ride their winter-equipped bicycles down the mountain in hopes of crossing the finish line first. For even more heart-pumping thrills, competitors can sign up for the Fat Meister, a competition that combines the times of ski racing and bike racing.

No matter what brings you to town, participating in the race or watching the competitors is sure to be a good time.

Winter Racing Outside, Warm Up Inside

We hope everyone in town for the cross country ski race in Stowe has a wonderful time. When your race is completed, or you need a break from watching the competitors out in the cold, we invite you to stop in at the Green Mountain Inn to warm up – we're located right by the finish line.


It’s Time to Plan Your Vermont Winter Getaway in Stowe

Enjoy a winter getaway in Stowe.

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Have you ever had a winter getaway in Vermont? If not, it’s time to plan your Vermont winter getaway in Stowe. Stowe boasts the newest and most sophisticated high-speed lifts as well as a wide selection of snow terrain, promising a winter getaway in Vermont you’ll not forget.

Not convinced of a winter getaway Stowe? The area continues to invest in state-of-the-art snow-making operations. Whether you are an avid rider or skier, the new snow-making promises better early season terrain and also aids the overall snow quality, allowing mountain operations to quickly resurface the mountain.

A winter getaway to Stowe is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to have heaps of snowy fun.

Ski Packages in Stowe

The Green Mountain Inn has several winter packages to offer. The Ski, Ride and Stay package at Green Mountain Inn includes one-night discounted accommodation at the Inn and a 1-day lift ticket to Stowe Mountain Resort.  This special is valid through to March 19, 2016, and a discount breakfast plan is available when you make your reservation.

We are also proud to offer the January White Sale, which is available through January 31, 2016.  With this offer, you'll enjoy relaxing in our classic rooms or warm up with one of our fireplace and Jacuzzi rooms.  This offer is not applicable to townhouses and apartments, but does include a full country breakfast, lodging, and afternoon tea and cookies.

After an exhilarating day on the slopes, come and relax in the Green Mountain Inn’s heated pool and spa, unwind around the fire pit, or indulge in afternoon tea and cookies. It may be cold outside, but we extend a very warm welcome to our guests.

 

 


Spend the Holidays in Stowe

Enjoy the holidays in Stowe with our special packages.

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Whether you’re just passing through or fancy a family skiing trip this festive season, you’ll find warm and welcoming accommodations at the Green Mountain Inn when you spend the holidays in Stowe.

With a history dating back nearly 200 years, the Green Mountain Inn continues to warmly welcome travelers from around the globe. The inn lies in the heart of the historic town, on Main Street, and offers the perfect marriage of modern comfort and classic surrounds. There are 104 rooms spread among 8 buildings and guests can look forward to an array of activities on the property, from snuggling up around the fire pit to relaxing in the heated pool and spa or working out at the health club.

Special Holiday Offers at the Green Mountain Inn

Whether you’re treating the family to a vacation or catching a quick romantic getaway, the special holiday offers at Green Mountain Inn along with our warm hospitality will ensure you have a wonderful trip.

Ski Packages in Stowe

The Green Mountain Inn offers a Ski, Ride and Stay Package that includes one-night discounted accommodation and a 1-day lift ticket to the Stowe Mountain Resort. The package starts from $137 per person, per day, based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply and the deal is valid through to March 19, 2016. A discount breakfast plan will be available when you make your booking.

Bed and Breakfast in Stowe

If you’re looking for a convenient getaway deal, check out our Bed and Breakfast Package that includes a daily country inn breakfast at the Main Street Dining Room, two night’s discounted accommodation and complimentary afternoon tea and cookies.

The Green Mountain Inn wish you and your loved ones a very happy holidays and we look forward to welcoming you soon.