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Romantic Getaway in Stowe

Winter is finally drawing to a close. The birds are singing, flowers are budding, and love is in the air. Now is a fantastic time to book your romantic getaway in Stowe at Green Mountain Inn.

Take a Spring Couple’s Vacation and Bust Out of Winter

Spring Activities for a Vermont Weekend Getaway

Stowe is known for its nearby hiking trails, so if you plan to lace up your hiking boots, you won’t be disappointed. The Long Trail is perhaps the most famous, but it hooks up with a variety of other paths and trailheads, giving you lots of options. Industrious hikers can even cross over Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak.

A biking excursion is another great way to spend your time in Stowe. Hop on a bike to hit the trail right across from our Inn, Stowe Recreation Path. Spend a leisurely day exploring the town, or meander through the countryside on dirt paths and trails.

Other activities include maple sugaring, fishing, and canoeing and kayaking.

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Dining in Stowe

 After a day out and about, you’ll want to wind down in the evening with a delicious meal. Stowe has lots of tasty options, from fine dining to bistros to pizza. At the Inn, you’ll find no less than two great eateries that offer fresh dishes with local Vermont flair.

The Whip Bar & Grill is where you’ll find fine dining firmly rooted in local tastes. The casual atmosphere is also ideal for grabbing a drink. Meanwhile, the Main Street Dining Room is the place to get great country breakfasts in a charming setting.

Don’t forget: a great hotel deal in Stowe will complete your couples vacation. Pick the Heart of Stowe Romance Package and enjoy discounted lodging, daily country breakfast, an arrival gift of champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries, and complimentary afternoon cookies and tea. Get it all when you book your romantic stay with us at Green Mountain Inn.


A Spring Adventure Awaits: Hiking in Stowe

The mountains and hills surrounding Stowe are the perfect place to head out and do some hiking. If the beautiful landscape doesn’t beckon you into the wild, then the area’s first-class trail system, which appeals to both novices and experts, surely will.

Spring Hiking in Stowe: Top Trails

Couple-hiking-in-forestThe area around Stowe is fantastic for hikers. Not only is it beautiful, but there are plenty of paths and hiking trails in Vermont to tread. Along the way, you’ll cross rugged terrain, ponds, forests, streams, and pines. Watch for wild animals coming out of hibernation, and see if you can spot the first blooming wildflowers.

Long Trail in Stowe

As its name suggests, Long Trail is a lengthy trek. This means you’ll have endless opportunities to explore the Vermont wilderness, as the trail crisscrosses the state with footpaths, side trails, and campsites. Whether you plan to hit this trail on an extended hike, a day trip, or just want to take a few hours to explore the backcountry, this is the path to follow for breathtaking nature views.

Pinnacle Trail

For a fairly short hike, head to this trail, which is 1.4 miles long and will take you on a gradual incline up to the Pinnacle, one of the peaks in the Worcester Range. From here you’ll get inspiring views of Stowe spread out beneath you and distant Mt. Mansfield. This is the perfect hike for any skill level, from beginner to seasoned pro!

For spring hiking in Stowe, it’s recommended that you dress in warm layers, bring along food and water, and soak in the views. After your hiking adventure, get some rest and relaxation when you book your spring getaway with us at Green Mountain Inn.


Come Enjoy the 2017 Maple Open House Weekend in Vermont

During the early springtime, the nights are chilly and the days start to warm up. In Vermont, we call this sugaring season. This is the time of year when fresh maple syrup is harvested. Vermont residents celebrate this exciting time by holding a syrup festival.

Celebrate Sugaring Season in Vermont

The weekend of March 25 & 26 is when the Maple Open House Weekend in Vermont is held. We welcome you to join us for this special event, which will be held all day long on both Saturday and Sunday. When you come, you will get to enjoy the following:

  • Maple-sapVisit a variety of sugarhouses and try maple syrup from different areas in Vermont. We guarantee you this will be the best maple syrup you’ve ever tasted.
  • A pancake breakfast with fresh syrup, of course.
  • Live, local music.
  • A candy-making demonstration, which is fun for the whole family.
  • Try every kind of maple goodness imaginable, from maple donuts to maple cotton candy.
  • There will be plenty of food and drink vendors new to the festival this year. These vendors are excited to show you how they choose to celebrate the maple season.

Old-Fashioned Hospitality in the Modern Age

When you come to Vermont to enjoy your sugar-on-snow weekend, make sure you book your stay with us. At Green Mountain Inn, we show our guests old-fashioned hospitality. Our splendid Bed & Breakfast package includes:

  • Discounted lodging in our beautiful, cozy rooms.
  • A country breakfast—complete with fresh Vermont maple syrup.
  • Afternoon tea and cookies.

While you’re here, you can enjoy delicious meals at our Main Street Dining Room or The Whip Bar & Grill. Green Mountain Inn has so much to offer during this wonderful time of year — we hope that you will join us for all the fun.


Elegant, Easy Business Meetings in Stowe

For your next small meeting, intimate event, or business conference, Stowe has the perfect venue. Business meetings in Stowe are an excellent fit at Green Mountain Inn.

The Perfect Meeting Space in Stowe

A variety of spaces is available for your next meeting, gathering, or event at Green Mountain Inn. Our accommodations will comfortably fit 10 to 80 people for a broad range of set-ups, from theater-style presentations to boardroom meetings.

Meeting-room-stoweThe Village Conference Room is the largest space available, with 897 square feet to work with. With lots of natural light along with set-up options for audio and visual equipment, this space is the perfect choice for any event.

For receptions, dinners, and lunch meetings, the Main Street Dining Room offers an impeccable atmosphere, including wood floors and an antique dumbwaiter. It’s also connected to the elegant Library, which is an excellent choice for a private meeting of up to 12 people.

For business retreats, team-building, or weekend or week-long conferences, we offer a range of comfortable and well-appointed rooms, suites, apartments, and townhomes that will accommodate every guest.

Planning and Coordinating

For any small event, we can help you plan and coordinate all the details. From catering and menu selection to room arrangements and audio/visual set-up, we can assist you to make your meeting run like clockwork.

Business travel in Stowe is handled at Green Mountain Inn. Book with us for a seamless and stress-free event that will impress your guests. Focus on your meeting and don’t worry about the details when you work with us.


2 Venues to Visit for Performance Arts in Stowe

Performance arts in Stowe are alive and well. Come visit our mountain village and find a surprising amount of culture packed into one place. See exciting live performances in Stowe that promise to provide fantastic entertainment.

Live Performances in Stowe for an Evening of Theatre

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center

Live-music-saxFor an intimate theater-going experience, try Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. This venue plays host to touring acts, local talent, plays, shows, and more.

The 2017 upcoming shows at this premier theater in Stowe will include Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band on February 18, a Carpenters Tribute Concert on February 25, and A Jazz Evening with Audrey Bernstein on March 4.

Stowe Theatre Guild

For plays and musicals in Stowe that bring the very best of theater, Stowe Theatre Guild is your venue.

The 2017 season at the Guild will include classic productions like Chicago, And Then There Were None, and Dogfight as well as a family-friendly show, The Addams Family. The season opens in mid-June and runs through October. Purchasing your show tickets in advance is recommended.

See the broad range of possibilities for culture and performing arts when you visit Stowe. A dramatic dose of live theater performances, boisterous musicals, side-splitting comedy, and musical talent are all on the menu. Choose to book accommodations at Green Mountain Inn for the ultimate stay in Stowe while you take part in the vibrant performance arts scene.


Weddings in Stowe: Truly Charming Affairs

If you dream about an intimate destination for your wedding with all the charm and coziness of an inn, yet space and flexibility to accommodate up to 110 guests, then you should consider Green Mountain Inn.

Whether you’re eloping or have a longer guest list, weddings in Stowe are sure to be unforgettable.

Where to Tie the Knot for Cozy Vermont Weddings

Intimate weddings are perfectly suited for Green Mountain Inn. Stowe-wedding

Small Weddings

If you want to keep the guest list short, we’re a perfect choice. We have venues that will fit small gatherings, like the Village Room, as well as accommodations for private ceremonies, like the Inn’s Library and Living Room.

For your reception, we have space that will seat up to 120 for dining or 80 for dining and dancing. Our accommodations have hardwood floors, a fireplace, and antique touches that will add magic and character to your event.

Country Inn Elopement Package

The Country Inn Elopement Package is a wonderful option for couples who want to elope yet also have a special ceremony.

The package includes discounted lodging for two nights, a country inn breakfast served daily, and everything needed for your small celebration.

Have the ceremony in the Library, Living Room, or in the outdoor Wedding Garden. Ceremony supervision and a Justice of the Peace to officiate will be provided, along with a 5” cutting cake, champagne, a pair of souvenir champagne glasses, and a special departure gift.

Your wedding in our cozy town of Stowe will be a cherished memory your whole life long. Let us help you create it at Green Mountain Inn.


For Your Vermont Winter Vacation, Plan on Outdoor Adventure

The ideal winter vacation can be found in Stowe, Vermont. With plenty of mountainous terrain, snow, forest, hills and valleys, activities run the gamut from dog sledding and carting to sleigh rides. Find out all you can do on your next Vermont winter vacation.

Winter Activities in Stowe to Get You Outdoors

Dog Sledding or Carting

Hop aboard a sled or cart behind a team of Alaskan or Siberian Huskies. These hardworking dogs are eager to pull you through miles of beautiful winter terrain in the area. In many cases, you can even help drive the sled. Businesses offering guided tours in the area include Peace Pups Dogsledding, Eden Ethical Dogsledding, October Siberian Sled Dog Adventures, and Umiak Dogsledding.

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing-coupleStrap on some snowshoes and tramp out into the wilderness surrounding Stowe. There are extensive trails to discover and breathtaking winter landscapes to experience. Go at a leisurely pace on Recreation Path, a flat trail that’s 5.3 miles, or try some difficult turf. If you love to hike, you’ll love snowshoeing!

Snowshoe tours are available in the area from Trapp Family Lodge, Umiak Outfitters, and Stoweflake Mountain Resort. Rentals are available at no less than seven locations in town, including the Nordic Barn and Shaw’s General Store.

Sleigh Rides

Sleigh rides are a cozy and picturesque way to take in the Stowe landscape during your Vermont vacation. Bundle into a sleigh behind a team of horses and glide through fields, forest, and snowy hills.

Sleighs can fit anywhere from two people to ten. Trapp Family Lodge offers rides every Saturday and Sunday all season long (through February 26, 2017).

For winter activities in Stowe and cozy accommodations, stay with us at Green Mountain Inn and enjoy country hospitality.


Retreat to a Romantic Getaway in Vermont

A lovely spot for planning your romantic getaway in Vermont is Stowe. The village itself is cozy and charming, nestled near Mt. Mansfield, and the Inn offers a special for couples looking to make an escape for romance.

Hotel Deals in Stowe for an Idyllic Trip

The Heart of Stowe Romance Package is just the right option for you and your loved one looking to get away from it all. It includes two nights’ discounted lodgings, a country inn breakfast served daily in the Main Street Dining Room, a romantic welcome with a bottle of champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries, and afternoon tea and cookies.

Valentine’s Getaway Activities in Stowe

Couple-making-snow-angelsFor your Vermont vacation, Stowe has lots of activities that are perfect for just the two of you. Take a romantic sleigh ride through the snow, head out for an exhilarating snowshoeing adventure along Stowe’s many picturesque trails, or spend an idyllic afternoon wandering through town and browsing the village shops.

There are over 45 unique stores, boutiques, and more to explore along Stowe Mountain Road. Find treasures including hand-crafted furniture, art, jewelry, specialty foods and local fare, clothing, sports equipment, and more.

The ultimate romantic getaway for two can be found in Vermont. Stay with us at Green Mountain Inn and experience the romantic scenery and charm of a mountain village. Relax, enjoy each other’s company, and have a fantastic time.


Ski, Ride, and Race at Stowe Derby

Looking for a little adventure to round out your winter season? You should come to Stowe, Vermont, strap on your skis (or hop on your fat bike), and join the throng of competitors who will race down Mount Mansfield.

Spice up your winter with some hot competition, whether you’re a pro or an amateur. Stowe Derby is the place to find it in the snow!


The Main Event: A Fat Bike and Cross Country Ski Race

The cross-country ski and fat bike race will happen on Sunday, February 26, 2017. There will be a variety of races to choose from for all skill levels, including a free chance to check out the course terrain and descent.

Child-skiingShort Course

The short course is about 6 km long and is intended for children six and up and their families. It runs along Stowe Recreation Path.

Long Course

Racers 14 years old and up should try the 16 km long course. Choose either the freestyle or classic category (freestyle allows ski skating). Or, if you’re an expert skier, take part in the Derby Meister race, which means you’ll compete in both freestyle and classic races, back-to-back – the ultimate challenge!

Fat Derby

Riders 13 and up can compete in the Fat Derby and race down Mt. Mansfield on a fat bike. Only experienced riders should enter the race. This one fills up fast, so pre-registration is recommended to grab a spot among 100 riders.

Stowe Derby Recon

If you want a preview for derby day, this recon event on Friday, February 17 at 1:30 p.m. will help you strategize! Ski down the mountain with a cross country pro, Trina Hosmer.

If you love riding your fat bike or heading downhill in a cross country ski race, this is the perfect event for you. While you’re in Stowe enjoying your winter getaway, remember to book your stay with us at Green Mountain Inn.


Soothe Your Senses with Our Spa Package in Stowe

For a peaceful, quiet trip with the goals of rejuvenation and relaxation, think about getting away to the mountains of Vermont and leaving the city behind. The Relaxation Getaway Package includes everything you’ll need for a two-day retreat from the stresses of your busy life.

A Hotel Deal in Stowe for De-Stressing

The Spa Package is a wonderful opportunity to step away from your hectic life and breathe easily. You’re sure to go home with a lighter mood and a spring in your step after experiencing all that the package offers.

Spa -massageIt includes a discounted stay for two nights (with extra nights available); a big country inn breakfast each morning; a platter with fresh fruit and cheese, and a one-liter bottle of spring water; and two sessions at Stowe Village Massage for 60-minute relaxation massages.

When you call and book this package, you will simultaneously book your spa appointment for your Vermont getaway.

Stowe Village Massage

Green Mountain Inn’s spa is a sanctuary for whole-body rejuvenation. Along with massages, the spa offers an extensive menu of other services, such as wraps, scrubs, aromatherapy, and reflexology.

At the spa, certified massage therapists will make sure you get the most relaxing experience possible. You can even customize your session to create your ultimate spa visit or spa day.

This is a great hotel deal in Stowe if you’re looking to retreat from your busy life for a while in order to relax your body and mind. Book your stay with us at Green Mountain Inn and you’re sure to find the tranquility you’re seeking in Stowe.