90 posts categorized "Our Inn"

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!

02/11/2014

Discover Stowe in a Whole New Way – Gentle Giants Sleigh Rides

Enjoying scenic tours of Stowe is a favorite of many visitors to the area because each time you venture out, the beautiful landscape gives you more to see.  From the dramatic to the picturesque, Stowe offers a plethora of enjoyable and breathtakingly beautiful treks for the nature lover, and the Gentle Giants horse drawn sleigh rides is a perfect addition to anyone’s stay.

Gentle giantsGentle Giants Sleigh Rides
Jingle Bells comes alive at Gentle Giants Sleigh Rides! Visitors can experience the most scenic and romantic horse-drawn ride, pulled by Percheron and Belgian draft horses in a one or two horse, open Santa-style sleigh.  Venture through a covered bridge along an open brook, while winding through a picturesque wooded trail, all the while cozying up under warm blankets and enjoying a perfect New England experience.  Open daily from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM and early evening rides begin at 4:00 PM.

We love this time of year at the Green Mountain Inn and hope that we can look forward to welcoming you to our little slice of wintry paradise someday soon.  Spend your day exploring and enjoying all the wonderful scenic tours of Stowe, Vermont and then come and relax by the fire, have a cup of cocoa, or enjoy our heated outdoor pool! 

Image coutesy of Gentle Giants

02/04/2014

Enjoy the Winter on Foot with Snowshoe Tours in Stowe

Snowshoeing in Stowe has become one of winter’s fastest growing sports and Umiak Outdoor Outfitters has some amazing packages to help you get off on the right foot!  If you can walk or hike in the summer, you can snowshoe in the winter, with just a few more layers of clothing.  Enthusiasts can choose from a wide variety of terrain which allows you to go at your own pace.

UmiakSnowshoe Tours in Stowe
Umiak Outdoor Outfitters

Nighttime Snowshoe Tours:

Moonlight Cabin Snowshoe Tours – Mon., Wed., Fri., & Sat. - 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Guides will lead you to a hidden sugarhouse in the woods by the light of the moon (or headlamp) while you enjoy Vermont Cabot cheddar cheese, crackers and Cold Hollow’s hot, mulled apple cider all around a cozy fire.

Fondue Snowshoe Tour – Thurs. & Sat., 5:30 – 9:00 PM

Snowshoes 2This nighttime tour will lead on an easy walk through tree lined and snow covered trails as you learn about the great state of Vermont.  Waiting at the end will be a delicious Cabot Cheese and Laughing Moon chocolate fondue dinner.

Daytime Snowshoe Tours:

Top of the Notch Performance Sled Tour – 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

SnowshoersSnowshoes, sleds, snacks and a guide will be provided on this
fun adventure up to Smuggler’s Notch, with an exciting descent on a Hammerhead or Airboard sled.  Enjoy Cold Hollow hot cider and Cabot Cheese with crackers.

Ben & Jerry’s Snowshoe & Ice Cream Too – Sat. & Sun.
Tours meet every hour on the hour at Ben & Jerry’s – 11 AM – 4 PM

This quick ½ hour snowshoe tour through the beautiful woodlands at the factory is just enough fun before joining the ice cream factory tour and getting a sample of Vermont’s finest ice cream.

The Green Mountain Inn, located less than a mile from Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, is the perfect place to stay during your Snowshoe Tours in Stowe.  Enjoy a leisurely soak in our outdoor, heated pool or cozy up to the fire while you enjoy a warm drink and cookies.  Reserve your stay now and enjoy a wonderful winter getaway in Stowe.

Logo courtesy of Umiak Outdoor Outfitters

01/28/2014

2014 USSA Cross Country Junior National Nordic Ski Championships – the Mini-Olympics of Stowe!

The town of Stowe is an amazing place to enjoy just about anything that has to do with skiing…all types…all skills, and more.  The 2014 USSA Cross Country Junior National Nordic Ski Championships are no exception.  During the week of March 1st through the 8th, 450 cross country junior athletes and Olympic hopefuls will compete in Nordic ski competitions, held at Trapp Family Lodge.  Over 2,500 people are expected to converge on the quiet little village of Stowe and excitement is rising in anticipation for this amazing event.

JN 20142014 USSA Cross Country Junior National
Nordic Ski Championships

Trapp Family Lodge Nordic Outdoor Center
March 1 – 8, 2014

Saturday, March 1 – Official Training Day
Sunday, March 2 – Opening Ceremony in Stowe Village & Open House at Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum
Monday, March 3 – Competition Day 1: Interval Start – Classic, Parent’s Social at Helen Day Art Center
Tuesday, March 4 – Coaches & Citizen Race
Wednesday, March 5 – Competition Day 2: Sprints – Classic, Coaches’ Dinner Social at Piecasso
Thursday, March 6 – Mid-week Awards Ceremony & Ice Cream Social at Topnotch Tennis Center
Friday, March 7 – Competition Day 3: Mass Start – Freestyle
Saturday, March 8 – Competition Day 4: Relay – Freestyle, Final Banquet, Awards & Celebration,
DJ Dance

The Green Mountain Inn is excited to welcome everyone to Stowe during the 2014 Junior National Nordic Ski Championships and hope you have a great time enjoying the highest level of junior cross-country ski competition in the nation.  During the week you’ll have the opportunity to experience many of the unique shops and boutiques that Stowe has to offer and then return for a comfortable, true Vermont experience at our Inn.  We hope to see you soon!

Photo courtesy of www.jn2014stowe.com
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