02/11/2015

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

Gentle Giants Sleigh Rides

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.  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. 

Gentle 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, beautifully lit with enchanting lights.  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.

Winter fun

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! 

02/04/2015

A Fun Week of Hockey – the Hyde Cup Hockey Tournament in Stowe!

Hyde Cup Hockey Tournament

Each March, Jackson Arena in Stowe welcomes hockey enthusiasts of all talents to one of the largest winter attractions it holds – the Hyde Cup Hockey Tournament!  Unique game rules and a friendly atmosphere make the tournament a fun and exciting experience for everyone involved.

Hyde Cup Hockey Tournament Hockey Puck
Jackson Arena in Stowe
March 17 – 21, 2015 

Registration is at the David Gale Recreation Center or at Stowe Arena
(a mail in registration is available)
Players: $95 Resident/$105 Non-Resident, Goalies: $50 Resident/$60 Non-Resident, Subs: $20/game

No hockey skills…even better!  Skaters in lower level brackets actually score double points for every goal, making them one of the biggest assets on the team.  Points are awarded to each team by winning periods, scoring goals, finishing with wins or ties and defending shut-outs.  Backchecking, passing, smooth line changes, defensive zone coverage and scoring are all optional.

The Green Mountain Inn welcomes you to Stowe for the Hyde Cup Hockey Tournament.  If you are coming from out of town, our Inn is the perfect place to stay.  Located just 2 minutes from Jackson Arena, your stay in Stowe will be convenient and fun, along with luxurious and comfortable.  We hope to see you soon.

A Fun Week of Hockey – the Hyde Cup Tournament in Stowe!

01/28/2015

Saying “I Do” is All You Need to do with a Green Mountain Inn Wedding

Weddings in Stowe

Stowe, Vermont is a year-round tourist town, offering stunning mountain views, historic charm and beauty and is the perfect place to say “I do”.  The Green Mountain Inn, located in the heart of downtown Stowe, offers an elegant atmosphere for your Stowe, Vermont wedding, rehearsal dinner and more!  Established in 1833, the Green Mountain Inn has an exceptional selection of ceremony and reception venues, an on-site celebration planning service and an assortment of lodging accommodations, certain to create the wedding of your dreams!

Choose from any of the following for your Stowe, Wedding 4
Vermont wedding at the Green Mountain Inn:

Village Room – offers abundant natural light, charming antique wall sconces and an element of privacy – ideals for ceremonies, receptions and private dinner parties.

Library & Living Room – Perfect for a small ceremony and offers a delightful option for couples who wish for simplicity and may also be reserved with our Main Street Dining Room for larger events.  The Mansfield House features a staircase to the living room, perfect for making a grand entrance.

Mansfield House Lawn – A lovely, landscaped area perfect for an intimate, outdoor ceremony or cocktail reception – accommodates up to 120 people.  An elaborate surround-sound system enhances the entire area.

Main Street Dining Room – Overlooking beautiful
Stowe Village, Wedding 5the Main Street Dining Room offers an atmosphere of beauty and charm within its hardwood accoutrements, fireplace and bar.

In addition to our lovely ceremony and reception venues, the Green Mountain Inn offers exceptional accommodation packages - from our Country Inn Ceremony which provides an intimate nuptial ceremony for the two of you and up to four additional guests to our Heart of Stowe Romance Package with a welcome bottle of Champagne just for the two of you.  Your guests can enjoy seasonal skiing, boutique shopping, or just relaxing around our outdoor heated all-season pool.

If you wish to speak with someone directly, please contact our Event Coordinator at 800-253-7302 x606.

The Green Mountain Inn will work with you on planning all of the fine details that come into play when orchestrating a truly memorable Stowe, Vermont wedding, and you can relax and feel confident that every last detail will be taken care of.  We hope to welcome you soon!

01/21/2015

Enjoy the Beauty of Stowe with Full Moon Ski Tours

Full Moon Ski Tours

Skiing in Stowe is always fun and provides a way to enjoy all the beauty that surrounds us.  An even more beautiful experience are the Full Moon Ski Tours led by Stowe Nordic!  Each month, during the winter season, you can join a fun group of people to ski down the Stowe Recreation Path on the day of the full moon.  Any age or ability can join in on the fun!

Full Moon Ski Tours cross country skier
Stowe Nordic
6:00 PM

Tuesday, February 3rd
Thursday, March 5th
Saturday April 4th

Dress appropriately ~ Bring a headlamp ~ Tour is followed by snacks & beverages at a local restaurant ~ Membership is not required ~ Meet on the Rec Path parking lot behind Nordic Barn on the Mountain Road

 

Stowe Nordic is an organization of Nordic ski enthusiasts in the Stowe area, and offers many training programs, supports youth racing and organizes a Masters ski racing team.

The Green Mountain Inn welcomes you to come and discover what makes the village of Stowe so special and enjoy a moonlit skiing adventure while here.  Our convenient location makes it easy for you to explore the area and then return for a relaxing evening in the heart of Stowe.  Take advantage of our outdoor, heated pool or get in a great workout in our spacious fitness center.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

01/14/2015

Come Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of The Stowe Derby!

Stowe Derby

Come be a part of ski history!  Celebrating its 70th year, the Stowe Derby is a fun, but competitive race attracting almost 1,000 competitors each year.  This year, an unprecedented class of competitor will be introduced – a new fatbike class – with the race finishing right in the center of Stowe!  Starting from the top of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak and descending to the historic village of Stowe, the Stowe Derby will give expert skiers like the Canadian Cross Country Ski Team to recreational skiers a thrill.  The course has a total vertical drop of over 2,600 feet and can take between 45 minutes to several hours to complete.

The Stowe Derby Skiing
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Highlights:
Fatbikes make its debut at the Derby for winter cycling competitors and enthusiasts.
Short Course: This 6km race is designed for children ages 6 & up and for those who prefer to avoid the rigors of a long and sustained descent.
Long Course Races: Ages 13 & up – 20 km course – 2 Divisions – Skating & Classical
SWIX Derby Meister – Experts Only – limited to the first 50 entrants.

The Stowe Derby brings the ski community together, from racers to spectators, all attracted by the unique and challenging course, excited crowds and the honor of saying they competed in the race.  The Green Mountain Inn looks forward to the Stowe Derby every year and offers exceptional accommodations perfect for a ski weekend in Vermont.  After a long day of racing in the Stowe Derby, enjoy a leisurely soak in our outdoor, heated pool or visit Stowe Village Massage for a Relaxation Massage.

01/07/2015

Enjoy the Snow with Winter Activities at Umiak!

Winter Fun in Stowe!

The winter in Stowe is not just about skiing.  Many fun activities occur throughout the season and Umiak Outdoor Outfitters has a huge selection of fun, family-friendly and challenging sports to choose from.  If you can walk or hike in the summer, you can snowshoe in the winter, with just a few more layers of clothing.  Don’t want to hike…try a dogsled tour or a snowmobile tour or even a sledding tour with the kids.  Whatever your passion, you’ll find something to delight you.

Winter Fun in StoweUmiak Outdoor Outfitters

Snowshoe Tours:
Moonlight Cabin Snowshoe Tours ~ Fondue Snowshoe Tour ~ Top of the Notch Performance Sled Tour ~ Ben & Jerry’s Snowshoe & Ice Cream Too!

DogSled Tours ~ Sledding Tours ~ Ski Clinics & Tours ~ Snowmobile Tours

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.

12/30/2014

Wishing You the Best for the New Year from the Green Mountain Inn!

New Year's Eve in Stowe!

There is no time more fitting to say "Thank You" and to wish you a New Year of health, happiness and prosperity from the Green Mountain Inn.

Celebrate the arrival of 2015 in Vermont-style in one of our well-appointed guest rooms, or enjoy a delectable meal at The Whip Bar & Grill or The Main Street Dining Room.  Looking for a place to ring in the New Year?  Join us for our New Year’s Eve Dinners – our early dinner is perfectly suited for families and helps you celebrate the holiday without having to make it to midnight.  Our late seating dinner is a great way to welcome a new year full of possibility and promise, with a night full of delectable food, entertainment and fun!

Happy New Year from all of us at the Green Mountain Inn!

Happy New Year in Stowe

 

12/23/2014

Warmest Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season from the Green Mountain Inn!

Happy Holidays from Stowe!

Once all the decorations are up, the warm fires are burning and the snow is falling all around, it’s almost like a picture postcard from long ago around our Inn.  The Holiday Season in Stowe is a time to spend with family and friends; to create memories and cherish our loved ones, and Christmastime around the Green Mountain Inn is even more special.  We invite you to come and see why!

Take advantage of our special Christmas in the Village Package*, where you can enjoy a true Vermont experience:

  • 3 nights of discounted lodging
  • a welcome bottle of wine and platter of assorted cheeses, fruits & nuts
  • choice of a Green Mountain Inn commemorative gift
  • a Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride
  • Christmas Dinner in the Main Street Dining Room
  • Daily, full country breakfast

* Valid Christmas Week Only: Arrival Dec. 23, 24 or 25, 2014 – from $402+ per person

Happy Holidays from Stowe
Holiday Wishes from the Green Mountain Inn family to yours!

Spend time with family and friends, have fun in the wintery weather of Stowe and save money with one of our hotel packages.  We hope you enjoy all the sights, spending time with those you love and have a wonderful Holiday Season!

12/17/2014

It’s Time to Get Stowe-ked! The 41st Stowe Winter Carnival is Coming Soon!

41st Stowe Winter Carnival

For over 40 years, Stowe has been celebrating winter like no other town around with its Winter Carnival.  From ice carving demonstrations and competitions, ski races, snow golf & snow volleyball to the ever popular Stowe Squares, a zany adult version of “Hollywood Squares”, the 41st Stowe Winter Carnival is sure to please.

Winter

41st Stowe Winter Carnival
January 17 – 25, 2015

Schedule:

Saturday, 1/17 – Opening Night – Kids Karnival Kaos, Stowe Squares, Chad Hollister Live!
Sunday – 1/18 – Warren Miller’s Film “No Turning Back”
Monday – 1/19 – Snowgolf Tournament
Tuesday – 1/20 – “The Voice” Karaoke
Wednesday – 1/21 – Pub Style Trivia Challenge
Thursday – 1/22 – BroomBall & Beer Garden
Friday – 1/23 – Ice Carving Demo Day, Ice Carving Stroll, Snowvolleyball, NICA Ice Carver’s Welcoming Party, Ice Carver’s Rock On
Saturday – 1/24 – Snowvolleyball Tournament, 15th Annual Ice Carving Competition, Apres Awards, “Under the Lights” Rail Jam, Ice Carvers Meltdown Parties
Sunday – 1/25 – USASA Slopestyle

The events during the Stowe Winter Carnival will take you to places like The Rusty Nail, Stowe Mountain Resort, Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center and Piecasso, and the Green Mountain Inn is a great place to start off from.  Come enjoy luxurious accommodations and a true Vermont experience, along with attentive staff and thoughtful amenities to help make your stay in Stowe memorable.  We hope to see you soon!

12/10/2014

Celebrate in Style with a New Year’s Eve Dinner in Stowe at Green Mountain Inn

New Year's Eve Vermont Style!

We can’t think of a better way to usher in 2015 than with a traditional New Year’s Eve dinner in Stowe at the Green Mountain Inn?  Our Main Street Dining Room welcomes you to come and enjoy the special ambience that gives you the heart-of-the-village feel amidst a roaring fire, hardwood floors and Walton Blodgett watercolor landscape paintings adorning the walls.  Choose from two expertly tailored menus for your New Year’s Eve dinner in Stowe and come celebrate the arrival of a New Year with us!

Nye
New Year’s Eve Early Family Party

Dinner seating from 5:00 - 5:30pm; party ends at 8:00pm.
Includes a fabulous four-course dinner prepared by our Executive Chef
Entertainment by Joey the Clown & 7 PM “New Year’s in London” Toast
$59 per adult, $29 per child (12 & under)*

New Year's Eve Late Seating Dinner
Dinner and party from 9:00pm - 1:00am.
Includes a sumptuous four-course dinner prepared by our Executive Chef, glass of champagne at midnight, party favors and music!
$89 per adult (children's menu not available)*

*Prices exclude tax and service charge.

Call 800.253.7302 to make a reservation.

Welcome 2015 in style while you enjoy a delectable New Year’s Eve dinner in Stowe at the Green Mountain Inn!  Need a place to stay after the celebration?  We offer luxurious accommodations perfect for a long holiday weekend in New England.  Adorned with every modern amenity and showcasing outstanding Vermont hand-crafted furniture, our guestrooms, suites, apartments and townhouses will create a wonderful atmosphere and lasting memories to start the New Year off great!  Happy Holidays and the Warmest of New Year Wishes from our family to yours!

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