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Don’t Miss the 2016 Stowe Winter Carnival in January

The 2016 Stowe Winter Carnival in January promises tons of fun for the family.

When it comes to finding things to do in Stowe, you won’t want to miss the 2016 Stowe Winter Carnival. This year, the carnival takes place January 16 - 30, 2016.

The winter carnival in Stowe promises exciting activities for the whole family. Whether you want to watch ski-related movies, check out crazy sports events, take part in a kid’s carnival or witness incredible ice carving competitions, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

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The Winter Carnival in Stowe

Why not base yourself at the Green Mountain Inn? It’s a great starting point from where to explore the town and check out the amazing professional ice carvers taking part in Demonstration Day on January 22. There’s even an ice carving competition on January 23!

Stowe Winter Activities

Visitors to Stowe can take part in fun events at the 2016 Stowe Winter Carnival. Some whacky activities include the Las Vegas Night Gala, a snow volleyball tournament, the brand new Broomball Tournament and Kids Carnival Kaos.

The theme for the Carnival is “All Stowed In!” The opening and closing weekend’s festivities promise amazing musical talent and even an adult game show. There’s karaoke, pub style quizzes and plenty of prizes up for grabs. For the adults, there’s an all-new Beer Bar to relax and keep away the winter chill.

Stay at Green Mountain

With so many things to do in Stowe during the carnival, the Green Mountain Inn is the perfect place to rest your weary feet and freshen up for all the fun. Right in the heart of Stowe, the hotel has 180 years’ experience welcoming visitors to Main Street.

As historic as the Inn is, these rooms offer modern comfort and classic atmospheres and there are also various activities to be enjoyed. Warm up in the heated pool or unwind at the spa, reminisce about a fun day at the carnival around the fire pit or get back for scrumptious tea and cookies in the afternoon.

We look forward to spending carnival with you in 2016!


Enjoy New Year's Eve Dinner at Main Street Dining Room in Stowe

If you are searching for a quaint, peaceful, and festive way to spend New Year’s Eve, consider celebrating NYE in Stowe.

The snow covered mountains and twinkling holiday lights create a holiday atmosphere that will make your celebrations truly magical.

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How to Spend New Year’s Eve in Stowe

The first thing to think about is where you are going to have dinner on New Year’s Eve in Stowe. For a delicious meal and a memorable celebration, consider having New Year’s Eve dinner at Main Street Dining Room. The dining room is a charming space with hardwood floors and an antique dumbwaiter adding to the atmosphere. Dine beside the roaring fireplace and admire the original Walton Blodgett watercolors that adorn the walls as snow falls outside.

What is for dinner?  

Enjoy a New Year's Eve dinner in Stowe.  The Main Street Dining Room at Green Mountain Inn is serving a four-course meal that is guaranteed to make your mouth water.  Start with poached shrimp or duck confit and Vermont chevre strudel followed by a fresh caeser salad or mesclun greens.  For your main choice, you will have a hard time picking between the five delicious options. These include tenderloin, quail, halibut, ravioli, and veal. Finally, end the day with a chocolate trilogy or a maple creme brulee.

You can make your New Year’s Eve special with this amazing menu for only $59. You can even make it a celebration for the whole family! The prix fixe menu is only $29 for children 12 and under. Your New Year’s Eve celebration will be unforgettable with this fantastic dining experience.

After your stomachs are full and your taste buds are satisfied, you will be ready for your first sleep of 2016. Start the New Year off right by relaxing in a rustic, yet elegant room at Green Mountain Inn. We are wishing you a happy new year and we are excited to see you soon.

 

 

 

 


2015 Annual Dickens Christmas Festival in Stowe

Celebrate the Christmas season during the traditional Stowe holiday events.

The Dickens Christmas Festival in Stowe is set to take place December 3 - 5, 2015. Join us in celebration of the holidays as the streets of Stowe Village come alive with lights, sounds and decorations. We invite you to enjoy this year’s three-day Dickens Festival with your family and friends and make it a tradition every year.

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Travel back in time to 19th century London and see famous Dickens characters, a production of the Christmas Carol and the Children’s Lantern Parade and Christmas Caroling. Santa will make his annual visits to children on Saturday, December 5, at the Stowe Mercantile. Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities and take as many pictures of your children with Santa as you wish.

Shop for one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts and souvenirs at the Victorian Vendors Marketplace. Our local artists and vendors will display their unique artistry at the Village Green on the corner of Park and Main Streets. Our vendors will join you in celebration of the 19th century London era with vintage costumes and decorations. This event will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Along with the vendor marketplace, enjoy tantalizing food and great music.

The staff at the Green Mountain Inn welcomes you to our comfortable hotel located on Main Street in the historic Stowe area. We’re proud to celebrate the Dickens Christmas Festival in Stowe with local residents and visitors from all over. Our hotel is the perfect setting for family trips, weekend getaways, and special events. Visit our website to book your reservation and find out more about our special offers.


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.


Lamoille County Players at the Hyde Park Opera House

People are coming to the Stowe area to see a Wait Until Dark production in a historic theater.


Theater-masksIf you enjoy the theater and thrillers, you'll have a great time watching "Wait Until Dark" presented by the Lamoille County Players at the Hyde Park Opera House in Hyde Park, Vermont. 

WAIT UNTIL DARK
by Frederick Knott

November 13-15 and 20-22, 2015
Special $10 Matinee on November 15th

At the Historic Hyde Park Opera House


The Hyde Park Opera House was built in 1912 and was originally designed to be the town hall. The building served as a town hall, a place for Sunday services, and a location for high school graduations. A production of "The Mikado" was held at this theater in Stowe area in 1952 to benefit a church that needed a new furnace. The first performance was such a success that the tradition continued. The Lamoille County Players were established in 1953.

"Wait Until Dark" by Frederick Knott was not only a Broadway hit, but a classic film starring Audrey Hepburn.  If you've seen this story before, you know how thrilling it is.  If you haven't, don't miss this chance to see a wonderful classic that highlights the art of suspense!  How will this blind woman outwit her attacker?  Find out in November - the suspense is nail-biting and will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Make your night at the theater into a long weekend by staying with us at the Green Mountain Inn in Stowe. We offer rooms, suites, townhouses, and apartments for the perfect accommodations to make your stay a special one.


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.


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.

Holiday Meal
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.


The Stowe Foliage Arts Festival Is Back!

Celebrate alluring fall foliage in Stowe with art at this annual festival.

Stowe Foliage Arts Festival
At the peak brilliance of fall foliage, the 31st annual Stowe Foliage Arts Festival will be returning October 9 to 11. The gorgeously hued backdrop of the historic town is rivaled only by over 150 artists and artisans exhibiting fine arts and crafts for you to explore. Spend the day mingling with the featured artists while you shop for fine art, home décor, sculptures, photography, kitchenware and unique gifts for your loved ones.

Indulge in vast array of local specialty foods, including grass-fed burgers, organic wood-fired pizza, sweet potato fries, tacos, lobster rolls, grilled cheese paninis, pulled pork, soups, salads and plenty more. The Vermont Beer, Cheese and Sausage tent will be making its fourth annual appearance at the fall festival in Stowe, serving craft Vermont beer alongside locally produced cheese and sausage.

The Stowe Events Field will be hosting live music throughout the festival. This year's lineup includes Spencer Lewis, Storm Cats, Contois School of Music and Brent McCoy. The festival will be held rain or shine under sizable Camelot tents heated for a cozy shopping experience.

To enjoy lodging near the festival, book a room or luxury suite for the weekend at the Green Mountain Inn. The hotel is conveniently located on Stowe's Main Street just a short distance from the Stowe Foliage Arts & Crafts Festival. Each room offers unique accommodations and a wide range of amenities to ensure that your hours spent away from the festivities are a pleasant experience. The Green Mountain Inn offers a year-round heated outdoor pool and dining at the historic Whip Bar & Grill where you can dive into rich New England cuisine and refreshing microbrews in a friendly setting.


Don't Miss the Stowe Oktoberfest October 2-4

This German festival in Stowe is one of the biggest fall events in Vermont.

Stowe Oktoberfest
Come be a part of one of the top fall events in Vermont at the 19th Annual Stowe Oktoberfest, held October 2-4. This family-friendly festival celebrates the heritage and culture of German-Americans and Vermont history. It will be conveniently located at the Stowe Events Field, but you may feel like you've stepped into an actual Bavarian village.

This annual harvest celebration is presented by the Rotary Club of Stowe. You can enjoy a weekend filled with great food and fun while supporting a good cause. A percentage of all proceeds will go to benefit the Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports, which helps make it possible for those with physical handicaps to participate in recreational sports and activities.

The fall festival kicks off Friday evening with live music and dancing and welcomes back to the stage one of Stowe's favorite local bands, the Sugardaddies. Start Saturday's celebration with the Oktoberfest Grand Parade Stowe. The parade will feature local marching bands, floats and classic cars. It all begins in the village of Stowe and ends right in the middle of the festivities at the events field. Enjoy a bratwurst, sauerkraut and refreshing Vermont-brewed beer while listening to authentic German oompah bands and a live yodeler. With activities including a sing-a-long and silent auction, along with pumpkin decorating and bouncy houses, there will be something for everyone.

If you are looking for a place to stay while enjoying the festival, come visit us at the historic Green Mountain Inn for a cozy Vermont getaway. Located in the heart of Stowe, you will enjoy the serenity of Vermont while still staying close to all the action.