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Fall in Love with Vermont Fall Foliage

Arguably, the nation’s most spectacular, stunning changing leaves turn with the season right here in Stowe. To get a taste of Vermont fall foliage, drive through the countryside and stay at a quaint location at the cusp of valleys bursting with color.

Greet Autumn in Stowe for the Season’s Best Color Display

Couple-in-Autumn-Park-FallStowe is the perfect place to call home base while you explore the autumn countryside. Here’s the best way to take it all in.

Driving Tours in Stowe

See the fall foliage in Stowe at a leisurely pace as you take a scenic drive along highways, byways, and back roads. Routes vary in length from 7.6 miles to 113 miles. Whether you have a few hours, an afternoon, or a whole day, there’s a drive for you.

Just a few include Moscow & Little River (7.6 miles); Brush Hill (14.6 miles); and Stowe Hollow, Ben & Jerry's, and Cold Hollow Cider Mill (26 miles).

Vermont Fall Vacation Packages

Top off your tour of the autumn landscape with a stay at Green Mountain Inn. Our Fall Brilliance Package is designed for the ultimate fall getaway and includes a big country breakfast each morning, plus a horse and carriage ride and more fall goodies.

Stay with us at Green Mountain Inn and experience Vermont fall vacation packages. Fall in love with fall all over again!


Stowe Soaring Will Take You to New Heights

Ready to soar through Stowe and over the majestic mountains, hills, and green valleys? Hit up Stowe Soaring for glider rides that are an up-in-the-air adventure.

Glider Rides in Vermont Give a Scenic View from the Sky

Anybody can fly on scenic glider rides, from newbies to advanced pilots. Do it any day of the week from May to October. Here are a few of the tours you can take:

Taste of the Sky

GliderThis introductory ride will give you a breezy, calm ride over fields. You’ll ride with a pilot for 10 minutes of bliss and get acquainted with the air.

Stowe Scenic Tour

Fly over Stowe Village and see this particular area from the air. You’ll also see Trapp Family Lodge and Mt. Mansfield. This ride lasts for around 25-30 minutes.

Mile High Mt. Mansfield Special

Fly higher than ever on an unforgettable ride over Mt. Mansfield. You’ll reach amazing heights with a panoramic view to match. In the distance, you’ll spy the Adirondacks, the Green Mountains, and more of the spectacular Vermont landscape.

As you plan for glider rides in Vermont, book your Stowe adventure getaway with us at Green Mountain Inn.


Hot Air Ballooning in Vermont Is a Dream

There’s nothing in this world like sailing into the horizon aboard a hot air balloon. If you want a totally unique, dream-like experience, then hot air ballooning in Vermont is the way to go.

The Sky’s the Limit with Hot Air Balloon Rides

Hot-air-balloonFor a bird’s-eye view of Vermont’s gorgeous vistas, landscapes, hills, and mountains, hopping on a hot air balloon is just the thing. This is one trip filled with wonder and splendor you’ll never forget.

Here’s where and how to book your ride.

Above Reality Hot Air Balloon Rides

This trusted company operates a few different balloons and offers both private and group rides. There’s everything from a four-passenger balloon to one that holds up to 14 people, plus the pilot.

They emphasize that no two rides are ever the same. What you can count on, though, are breathtaking views of the Adirondacks, the Green Mountains, Lake Champlain, and even wildlife like bears, beavers, Blue Herons, deer, and maybe a moose – if you’re lucky.

Above Reality has a variety of flights and price points to choose from. You can book your balloon tour online.

If you’re ready for your getaway to take flight with Vermont tours, book your stay with us at Green Mountain Inn.


Craft Brew Tours in Vermont Offer Sophisticated Sips

Vermont is your one-stop-shop for locally-brewed or distilled, crafted beverages. Whether you want to drink beer, wine, cider, or spirits, it’s all here. Tantalize your taste-buds on craft brew tours in Vermont.

Visit Vermont Breweries for Crafted Libations

We’re known for our breweries in Vermont. Don’t miss your chance to have a fantastic array of sips.

Craft Bev Trail Self-Guided Tour

Craft-beer-breweryIf you want the perfect opportunity to hop from brewery to brewery and taste their wares, try the Craft Bev Trail.

Purchase a $10 map at the Visitor’s Center in Stowe, and you’ll see exactly which breweries, cideries, and distilleries you should hit in the area. Or, you can purchase the tour package and pick up goodies for each member of your group, plus free chocolates from Laughing Moon in Stowe.

Your map will include discounts for each brewery, including 50% off tastings, free sampler glasses, discounts on food, and brewery gift shop coupons.

Where You’ll Visit on Craft Brewery Tours

Vermont is loaded with breweries. In fact, we have more per capita than anywhere else in the U.S. These are a few top-notch establishments in the area:

Boyden Valley Winery and Spirits – An award-winning outfit producing wine, cider, and spirits with an emphasis on sustainable farming.

Idletyme Brewing Co. – This Stowe mainstay brews their beer in small batches in a copper brew kettle.

Stowe Cider – If you’re a cider fan, stop here to try the experimental flavors, all of which contain local hops and fruits.

If you’re headed to the area for Vermont Breweries, book your “beer-cation” with us at Green Mountain Inn.


Idyllic Vermont Family Vacation in Stowe

This summer, why sit at home and enjoy nature from afar? Instead, consider a summer in Stowe, Vermont, where you will find a variety of outdoor opportunities for both young and old travelers. With its long days and glorious sunshine, why not pick summer as your season for your next Vermont family vacation?

Things to do in Stowe

Gondola Rides

Gondola rides are one of the most popular summer activities in Stowe. The Stowe Gondola rings visitors to the top of Mt. Mansfield for an exhilarating birds-eye view of the area. Hiking trails, a gift shop, and the Cliff House restaurant are all available on top.

Climbing Adventures

A multitude of climbing options, for the novice to the experienced climber, are available in Stowe. From rock climbing to tree-to-tree courses, it’s easy to find the right option for your skill level and interests.

  Zip-lineZip Line

Two exciting zip lining adventures are available in Stowe: Zip Tour Adventure and Arbortrek Canopy Adventures. Zip Tour is the world’s fastest zip line experience and allows for self-paced participant experiences near the top of Mt. Mansfield. Arbortrek provides guests with a guided tour of local ecology and history of Smugglers’ Notch and is a milder—yet equally exciting—zip line option for families.

Hotel Package in Stowe

If you’re looking for a great way to relax, unwind, and experience all of its small town charms, choose a hotel package in Stowe like our bed and breakfast. This package includes two nights at a discounted rate, daily country breakfast, and afternoon tea and cookies. Last minute bookings at Green Mountain Inn are still available, so don’t wait—book now!


A Biking Adventure in Stowe: Fun for the Whole Family

Looking for things to do on your next visit to Stowe? This scenic town is proud to offer a wide variety of biking options that are sure to please the whole family. Biking is an excellent way to experience the scenic mountains, hills, and valleys of this idyllic town and is a low-cost option for all visitors.

Mountain Biking in Stowe

Biking is not only a great way to get some exercise and explore the area, but also to let the adventurer in you run wild! Stowe is well-known for its many connected and maintained mountain bike trails. You’ll find great mountain biking in Stowe at Adam’s Camp, Cady Hill Forest, and Trapp Family Lodge. Many facilities offer not only trails, but also rentals, guide services, and more for a small fee.

Fat Biking

Fat biking is an option that allows for a unique winter cycling experience. The thick, powerful tires on “fat bikes” allow visitors to cruise and maneuver easily over heavy snow and slippery ice.

Road Biking

Biking-in-stoweRoad biking is a great choice for experienced bikers who are looking for longer trips. 

Leisurely Biking

For beginning bikers or those with small children, leisurely bike rides are available to provide shorter, easier trips. The Stowe Recreation Path offers a pedestrian-and biker-only loop around the area so that visitors don’t have to compete with road traffic. For a slightly longer ride, check out the Quiet Path, which also includes interpretive signs and panoramic views for a more scenic, relaxing trip.

Bike Rentals in Stowe

Bike rentals in Stowe are available at Pinnacle Ski and Sports, A.J.’s Ski and Sports, as well as many other outfitters and guides.

When you’re done exploring for the day on your biking adventure in Stowe, why drive for miles? Green Mountain Inn offers affordable rates for its beautiful countryside rooms. They also provide an easy-to-read guide on all biking opportunities in Stowe. Book your summer stay today!


Ride, Hike, or Race to the Top of Vermont

If hiking, biking, or running up a mountain appeal to you, you might be interested in the Race to the Top of Vermont.

This event is three-fold: a race, a fundraiser, and a good time. If you like a challenge, head to Stowe at the end of August to participate.

Climb a Mountain at This Race in Stowe

Hiking-on-a-trailThis big race to climb Mt. Mansfield will be held on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Every cent of the proceeds will support the Catamount Trail Association, a non-profit dedicated to preserving and protecting a 300-mile-long backcountry ski trail.

There will also be a kids’ run in Stowe, called the Kids Run for Fun, at the Mansfield Base Lodge. Kids from 4-14 can join in.

How to Participate

You don’t have to be a runner, or even a serious athlete, to compete in the race to Mt. Mansfield. If it sounds intimidating, don’t let the toughness of the race stop you from joining in! Grab a group of friends or family and enjoy a hike up while getting into the racing spirit.

The Course

The race course is 4.3 miles long and spans the Mansfield Toll Road, which takes you to the top of Mt. Mansfield. Prizes will be handed out, including cash, for the top racers in eight age categories split by gender.

After the Race

Stick around after the race to eat some celebratory BBQ! A full spread including BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, veggie burgers, salads, and beverages will be on offer. Plus, the food will be accompanied by live music.

Taking on the challenge at the race in Stowe? Book your stay with us at Green Mountain Inn.


At the Stowe Wine & Food Classic, Sip, Savor, and Taste

This premium wine fest is a sip above the rest. The Stowe Wine & Food Classic features the best Vermont chef creations and keeps the wine flowing. Your all-inclusive ticket gets you access to it all amid the spectacular setting of the Vermont mountains.

Come to one of the best food events in Stowe and see for yourself.

Foodie Dreams Come True at the Food Festival in Stowe

Glasses-of wine-outsideThe festival will be held on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at Top Notch Resort’s Mountain View Pavilion. The venue is a picturesque setting with prime views of the Green Mountains – the perfect backdrop for elegant tastes and sips.

What to Expect at the Wine Festival in Stowe

The event will include tastings of all varieties, not just wine tasting. You’ll get to try local, fresh dishes from well-regarded Vermont chefs. Of course, there will be wine – taste a variety from around the world – along with Vermont craft beers and artisan spirits.

There will also be a silent auction, where you can bid on collectible wines, fine vintages, vacation packages, and more. The entire event benefits Stowe Charities in support of Copley Hospital.

Participating Restaurants and Food Producers

A wide range of culinary delights will be available from local food experts. These will include Laughing Moon Chocolates, The Bistro at Ten Acres, Mt. Mansfield Creamery, Michael’s on the Hill, Cork Wine Bar and Market, Charlie B’s, Roost, Flannel, and much more.

If you’re ready to indulge in gourmet food tasting at this food festival in Stowe, you need a place to stay. Book with us at Green Mountain Inn and enjoy your time in Vermont to the hilt.


Raise a Glass at Stowe Brewers Festival

For a true taste of Stowe, Vermont, you must get yourself to the Stowe Brewers Festival. This two-day event isn’t just about tasting great brews, though – it’s also about music, food, and fun.

Delicious Brews Await at the Beer Festival in Stowe

Craft-beerThe festival will happen on Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29, 2017 and will include three tasting sessions – one on Friday evening and two on Saturday.

What You Get with Your Ticket

A ticket to the festival will buy you a commemorative tasting glass and access to one four-hour-long session on your chosen day. Take your three-ounce glass with you and get 15 tastes from over 40 local and national breweries and cideries. You’ll also get five spirit-tasting tickets to sample spirits from local distilleries.

Events and More

Along with tasting Vermont craft beer and spirits, you’ll enjoy a line-up of live music, workshops, food trucks, and a vendor fair. For the music festival portion of the event, the entertainment will include RumbleCat on Friday, the Seth Yacovone Blues Trio on Saturday afternoon, and Pace Car Joe on Saturday night.

Participating Breweries

Just some of the breweries you’ll see at the festival will include both local and national outfits. Just a few include Allagash Brewing Company, Frost Beer Works, 14th Star Brewing Co., Vermont Goodwater Brewery, Havoc Mead, Magic Hat Brewing Company, Angry Orchard, Stowe Cider, The Traveler Beer Co., Stone Corral Brewery, Upper Pass Beer Company, Woodchuck Hard Cider, and Citizen Cider.

If you plan on tickling your taste-buds at this fun brewery event, you should also plan on staying with us at Green Mountain Inn.


Music in the Meadow in Stowe Serves Up Entertainment and Atmosphere

Imagine sitting back in a peaceful green meadow, the beauty of nature all around, as live music fills your ears. In the distance, you can see rolling green hills and lovely vistas. This can be your reality when you attend any of the events for Music in the Meadow in Stowe.

Attend Summer Concerts in a Beautiful Setting

The concert meadow is found at Trapp Family Lodge, and events are put on by Stowe Performing Arts. The outdoor venue is a sloping lawn that affords a perfect view and a great listening experience.

When you attend a show, you can either spread out with a picnic blanket (plus a picnic feast) or bring your own low-back or high-back lawn chairs. There are designated areas for each seating choice. That way, everyone gets a great view of the entertainment.

Summer Schedule for the Concert Series in Stowe

Microphone-on-stage-festivalAt summer concerts, you can hear everything from a bluegrass quintet to patriotic orchestra tunes and gypsy jazz.

  • June 25 – The Lonely Heartstrings Band – This show, featuring foot-stomping bluegrass, is free!
  • July 9 – Vermont Symphony Orchestra – This patriotic show will be followed by fireworks.
  • July 16 – Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy – A married duo will dazzle with their fiddle-playing chops.
  • July 23 – The Black Market Trust – Hear the classic sounds of jazz in new ways.
  • August 20 – The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra – This is big-band jazz at its finest.

Stowe has so much to offer in the summer, including unique concerts and lots of fun. Book a summer getaway with us at Green Mountain Inn to enjoy all of Stowe’s possibilities.