102 posts categorized "In & Around Stowe"

04/22/2014

Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend in Stowe at the 22nd Annual Spring Vermont Open Studio!

Memorial Day Weekend in Stowe and across Vermont, for that matter, will be dotted with yellow signs – for what you ask?  Only one of the biggest statewide celebrations of the visual arts and the creative process – the Spring Vermont Open Studio!  The public is invited to visit artists and craftspeople in their studios all over Vermont, some of which are only open to the public during this event, and gives everyone the opportunity to see the work of these artisans up close.  The Spring Vermont Open Studio weekend will feature approximately 240 artist’s and artisan’s works from glassblowers, jewelers, potters, weavers, quilt makers, furniture makers and so much more.

22nd Annual Spring Vermont Open Studio Vermont Open Studio 2014
May 24-25, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Click here for a downloadable PDF Schedule

Spring Vermont Open Studio Weekend is supported by The Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing.  The Vermont Crafts Council is a non-profit organization serving the Vermont visual arts community.

Look for the yellow wayfinder signs and posters that will help you locate the studios you want to visit, or visit the Vermont Crafts Council website to request a free Vermont Studio Tour Guide booklet, which are also available at Vermont Information Centers or from the individual participating studios and galleries.

People who have experienced the Spring Vermont Open Studio tend to return year after year, because each year there is more to discover.  Visitors to the Green Mountain Inn can say the same.  Make your plans now to visit Vermont and tour our vast assortment of studios and stay in our historic Inn.  Learn about the dynamic participating artists located right here in Lamoille County like Seasholtz Glass Design, Wind’s Edge Studio, My Earthwork and Paint on Purpose.  We hope to welcome you soon!

04/15/2014

Spring Art on Park & Chowderpalooza!

Food and Fine Arts…now that sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday in Stowe!  Mark your calendars for May 24 from 11 AM to 3 PM for Spring Art on Park & Chowderpalooza.  Grab your spoon, because you’ll have a chance to sample a plethora of outstanding chowders created by Stowe area chefs and then vote on your favorite.  Chowderpalooza will be set up along Main Street and for one set fee you can taste a great selection chowders.  Then take a walk over to Park Street to work off all that great food and listen to live music and shop from the artists and artisans selling their wares at Spring Art on Park.

Spring Art on Park & Chowderpalooza
Saturday, May 24, 2014
$10 for 10 chowders

Spring Art on park

The Green Mountain Inn is excited to welcome you to our beautiful village of Stowe.  Enjoy the comforts of home in our comfortable guestrooms, equipped with luxurious amenities and relax in our pool or by the fire with tea and cookies.  We look forward to having you as our guest.

04/08/2014

Garson Kanin’s “Born Yesterday” Kicks Off the Lamoille County Players 2014 Season!

The character of Harry Brock has been played by a few famous men including Ed Asner, Jim Belushi and more, and “Born Yesterday” will continue to entertain theatre goers when it kicks off the 2014 season of the Lamoille County Players on May 2nd.

Harry Brock is a crooked junk dealer tycoon.  He brings his showgirl mistress, Billie Dawn, to Washington, DC where he’s come to manipulate legislation of a crooked deal.  Fearing he will be embarrassed of Billie Dawn’s lack of social graces, he hires a “tutor” to teach her how to fit in.  Vivid personalities come to life when Billie Dawn surprises everyone and understands more that she should about human relationships, corruption and self-worth.

Garson Kanin’s “Born Yesterday” Born Yesterday
May 2-4, 9-11, 2014
Lamoille County Players
Hyde Park Opera House
Directed by Enid Rosenblum

Originally built to serve as the Town Hall, the Hyde Park Opera House has been the perfect location for the Lamoille County Players to entertain audiences from all over the country. 

The Green Mountain Inn, located just 20 minutes from Hyde Park is a great place to stay when visiting the area.  With our convenient location on Main Street, Stowe and a quick trip to Main Street, Hyde Park, following VT-100 N all the way, you can have the experience of enjoying a locally acclaimed theatre production and a scenic drive all at the same time.  It’s the perfect way to spend a weekend in Vermont.  We hope to see you soon.

04/01/2014

What’s Your Idea of a Romantic Getaway in Stowe Vermont?

Many people dream of taking that long awaited romantic weekend trip or packing a bag for an extended hideaway vacation and Stowe, Vermont is one place you can do both and rediscover the romance in your life.  So what’s your idea of a romantic getaway in Stowe Vermont?  You’ll need to start with your accommodations and the Green Mountain Inn has just the package for you that will complement any plans you have for romance.

Heart of Stowe Romance Package Pool-winter
Green Mountain Inn
For a “Just the Two of You” Vacation

  • 2 discounted nights lodging (add’l nights available)
  • Daily Country Inn Breakfast in the Main Street Dining Room
  • Bottle of Champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries upon arrival
  • Coupon for $150 off a purchase of $350 or more at Ferro Jewelers
  • Complimentary afternoon tea and cookies

Click here for seasonal rates throughout the year

The Green Mountain Inn, located in the heart of the Village of Stowe, offers luxurious accommodations with thoughtful amenities chosen with our guests in mind.  Snuggle up in front of the fire or relax any tension away in your in-room Jacuzzi.  Take a stroll down Main Street and discover just what makes Stowe a perfect place for romance.  We hope to see you soon.

03/25/2014

Celebrate Life at the Stowe Weekend of Hope!

One in three people alive today in the United States will be affected by cancer in some way.  The Stowe Weekend of Hope provides an inspiring and educational retreat for hundreds of patients and survivors and their families coping with the many demands this dreadful disease.  The 14th Annual Stowe Weekend of Hope will be held May 2 through May 4, 2014, and has seen tremendous growth, both locally and nationally.  Presentations will include free lectures and seminars on the latest findings on cancer prevention and treatment from national renowned oncology specialists from Fletcher Allen Health Care & the Vermont Cancer Center at the University of Vermont, as well as helpful suggestions for healing, comfort, spiritual enlightenment and communion.  This year’s Keynote Address will be given by Jeffrey F. Gallahue, President and Founder of WE BEAT CANCER FOUNDATION.

SWOHStowe Weekend of Hope
May 2 – 4, 2014

Sample Schedule:
(click here for a full, printer-friendly schedule)

Friday, May 2 – Registration @ Stowe Area Assocation ~ Ultimate Survivor ~ Concurrent Workshops ~ Opening Ceremony ~ Dessert & Discussion - Social
Saturday, May 3 – (all daytime events take place at The Stoweflake Resort) ~ Keynote Address ~ Health Fair & Wellness Expo ~ Reiki Sessions ~ Concurrent Workshops ~ KeyBank Vermont City Marathon & SWOH Fun Run ~ Special Mass & Blessing for Survivors ~ Ecumenical Candlelight Service for Remembrance & Hope ~ Dance Party w/Ross Livermore Band
Sunday, May 4 – Breakfast Buffet ~ Survivor’s Victory Hike w/Prayer Flags ~ Closing Ceremony & Dedication of Flags of Hope & Healing

Accommodations at several of Stowe’s lodges, inns and hotels are provided free of charge to first time attendees by the Stowe Weekend of Hope.  Interested cancer patients and survivors should request reservations as soon as possible.

The Green Mountain Inn welcomes all participants in the Stowe Weekend of Hope and extends our wishes of hope, health and healing to all.

Image courtesy of SWOH

03/18/2014

Our Top 5 Ways to Enjoy the Spring Season in Stowe Vermont

It has been quite a winter, but the snow is beginning to recede and the air is getting a little warmer.  While many are still skiing and enjoying the warmer temperatures on the slopes, the fields are starting to stir with new life and little bursts of color can be glimpsed here and there, indicating the coming splendor.  Here at the Green Mountain Inn, we’re getting ready for Spring in Stowe and we’d like to help you enjoy it just the same!  Here are some suggestions for creating a memorable getaway to our quaint little village.

  1. Fishing – As trout season begins in Waterfall
    mid-April, it’s not just the bears and squirrels that come out of hiding.  Many a fisherman take to the shores of our many beautiful lakes and tributaries for a resurgence of man’s oldest pastime.
  2. Antiquing – a trip to Stowe would not be complete without visiting many of the eclectic antique shops that are scattered throughout.  Spring time in Stowe Vermont is your chance to walk the streets and maybe chance upon
    something vintage that you’ve always wanted.
  3. Take a Hike…literally!  The landscape Stroll Through Stowe Hiking
    of colors in Vermont are not only spectacular in the
    fall, but in the spring as well.  Just east of town is The Pinnacle Trail which will provide you with outstanding views of town.  The 265 mile Long Trail system is easily accessed in Smuggler’s Notch and offers diverse trails.  Wiessner Woods is perfect for a long leisurely
    stroll.  April to mid-May is also the Emily's Bridge
    perfect time to hike, before the May/June arrival of the black flies.
  4. Covered Bridges – from Emily’s Haunted Bridge (also known as Gold Brook Bridge) to the Stowe Walkway Bridge which allows visitors to cross over Waterbury River, a drive around the area will be the highlight of your day.
  5. Maple Sugaring – Early spring is a perfect time to visit the local sugar houses and get a first sampling of the sweet
    treat that Vermont is best known for – maple syrup.

Revel in the beauty of the brilliant blue skies, the blooming fields and the warm sunshine that all makes Spring time in Stowe, Vermont a very special time of year.  Be sure to complete your experience with an overnight stay at the Green Mountain Inn.  Each unique accommodation at the Inn offers an expert blend of elegance and style, along with a convenient location giving you easy access to Stowe and all that it has to offer.  Choose from classic rooms with exceptional amenities all the way up to an exquisite Depot Street Townhouse for the larger family or group.  Visit our website for more information or to book your stay.

03/11/2014

74 Years of Tradition & Celebration at the Stowe Sugar Slalom!

It seems that the word “history” or “tradition” comes up a lot when one talks about Stowe, especially within the ski world.  Being the quintessential ski town that it is, Stowe offers some of the most challenging trails and impressive vertical drops in the country.  For over 70 years, the historic Stowe Sugar Slalom has been celebrating the arrival of Spring and the tapping of maple trees, complete with live entertainment, challenging races, festive costumes and the ever-popular Vermont treat of sugar-on-snow, donuts and sour pickles at the finish line.  Drawing over 1,000 racers of varying skill levels and several hundred spectators, the Stowe Sugar Slalom is one of the most recognized alpine races in America.

Sugar_slalom_small_1Stowe Sugar Slalom
Run by the Mt. Mansfield Ski & Snowboard Club
April 5th & 6th, 2014

All participants in the Stowe Sugar Slalom are invited to dress up in costumes best representing the theme of “A Spring Celebration” – from pink tutus to ape suits!  All age groups open to USSA licensed racers ages 10 and up compete on Saturday to qualify for the Sunday finale held on Exhibition Hill.  Masters class, all racers ages 21 and up with no license required, race on Sunday in two combined dual slalom runs.

The Green Mountain Inn looks forward to the Stowe Sugar Slalom each year, when the village of Stowe gets to share its traditions with locals and visitors alike.  Speaking of tradition, our Inn is steeped in history and offers a true Vermont experience – from four poster beds and handmade quilts, to stories of famous past guests and residents that have graced our halls.  Make your plans now for the perfect Stowe Vermont vacation.

Image courtesy of Mt. Mansfield Ski & Snowboard Club

03/04/2014

Tinseltown Gala Celebrates the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe!

The Tinseltown Gala, celebrating the Helen Day Art Center, is set to be the event of the year around Stowe and how could it not be?  With a theme of the Golden Age of Hollywood inspired by the sophistication, glitter and glamour that made and still make Hollywood the place it is, the Tinseltown Gala will be an epic celebration and fundraiser for the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe.  Attendees can look forward to a fantastic where they can step back in time to the 40s & 50s, delectable cuisine and cocktails and a silent and live auction offering hundreds of unique items.

Tinseltown-gala banner
  Tinseltown Gala 2014 Helen Day Art Center in Stowe
Stowe Mountain Lodge
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Schedule of Events:

5:30 – 8:30 – Cocktail/Hors D’oeuvres/Dinner/Silent & Live Auction
9:00 – Music & Dancing

Black tie optional

The Helen Day Art Center is a member-supported, Helen day art center logo
community arts and education non-profit organization in the village of Stowe.  Major exhibitions are displayed featuring internationally and nationally recognized artists both from Vermont and outside of the state.  Classes for youth and adults are offered all year including everything from figure drawing to video animation to painting.  Tinseltown Gala, a special fundraising event, will ensure that the Helen Day Art Center can continue its mission to
enhance the human experience through the visual arts.

The Green Mountain Inn hopes you enjoy your time at the Tinseltown Gala and visiting the village of Stowe.

02/25/2014

Sweet Success – Vermont Maple Open House Weekend!

Vermont is the nation’s leader producer of maple syrup and because of all those sweet maple trees it’s also one of the most beautiful fall foliage displays in the country.  There are many wonderful things to be said about the state of Vermont, but one claim to fame would be that it’s called America’s Maple Syrup Capital and coming this March 22 and 23, maple producers all over the state will open their doors to show the public how it’s done at the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend!

During the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend, some sugarmakers will offer tours, tastings, and the opportunity to view generations-old methods for producing the amber gold.  You can’t just visit one sugarhouse either…there’s so many to choose from!  Here are just a few in the Lamoille County area alone.

Maple syrupVermont Maple Open House Weekend
March 22 & 23, 2014
(click here for a full listing of participating sugarhouses Statewide!)

Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm
256 Falls Brook Lane, Stowe
Run by the Coty family since 1980 in the foothills of Mt. Mansfield

Butler Family Maple
689 Codding Hollow Road, Johnson
MapleSince 1846, seven generations of Butler's have produced pure Vermont maple products from the sugar maple trees on the Butler family farm in Johnson.

 Cold Hollow Cider Mill
3600 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Waterbury Center
Leading producer of apple cider and distributor of specialty Vermont food products.

Quarry Hill Farm
400 McGovern Dr., Jeffersonville
Quarry Hill Farm is a family run farm with a tradition of sugar-making and farming going back five generations.

The Green Mountain Inn welcomes you to come and experience the true sweetness of Vermont during the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend.  As the days start to warm up, the sugar maples’ sap will begin to flow and the area will come alive with young and old getting ready to sample our state’s sweetest prize.  Plan a fun weekend and enjoy exceptional accommodations while here!

02/18/2014

Make Any Day Better at Stowe Village Massage!

Never had a massage?  We know…you’ve always said that you would like one, but you’ve never gotten around to actually enjoying one.  Why wait?  Located at the Green Mountain Inn, Stowe Village Massage offers outstanding bodywork by certified, professional massage therapists and has massages and packages that fit every need – from deep tissue and relaxation to couples massage and scrubs and wraps – and all packages include FREE aromatherapy.  If you’re a regular visitor to the Green Mountain Inn, purchasing a Stowe Village Massage package just makes sense, since they are designed to be used over the course of weeks, months, or even throughout the year.

Relaxation massageStowe Village Massage
at the Green Mountain Inn

Massages & Services Available:
Relaxation ~ Combo ~ Deep Tissue ~ Sports ~ Four-Hands ~ Maternity ~ Reflexology ~ Reiki ~ Shiatsu ~ Stone ~ Thai ~ Side-by-Side ~ Exfoliating Body Scrub ~ Hydrating Body Wrap ~ Side-by-Side Stone

Packages to choose from:
Stress Free 60 Minute ~ Healing Touch 90 Minute Combo ~ Well Being 60 Minute Deep Tissue ~ Deep Well Being 90 Minute ~ 30 Minute Escape ~ Mother-to-Be 60 Minute ~ Shiatsu/Thai 60 Minute ~ Stone Massage 75 Minute ~ Relaxation Variety ~ Rejuvenation Variety

Stowe Village Massage has two locations on the property of Green Mountain Inn; one being the main spa on Depot Street right next to the Inn and the second being The Club House, located in the health club in the Inn, offering a limited menu.  Whether you’re visiting Stowe for the first time or a local resident, we welcome you to come and relax with us.  Stowe Village Massage gift certificates make great gifts too!

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