08/05/2014

3rd Annual Darn Tough Ride!

Darn Tough Ride

It forms a loop…starting in Stowe, over Mt. Mansfield, to Jeffersonville, Eden, Belvidere and back over Smuggler’s Notch…and it’s a Darn Tough Ride!  Mark your calendars for the much anticipated 3rd Annual Darn Tough Ride on Sunday, August 31st.  Sponsored by Darn Tough Vermont, the race welcomes cyclists from Canada and all over New England to Stowe to be part of this end of summer ritual that helps to raise money to support the Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy and Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports.

Darn tough ride2014 Darn Tough Ride
August 31, 2014

Total Elevation – 8,000 feet
Riders are expected to complete the ride in less than 6.5 hours
Additional route options include distances of 65, 45 and a Family Ride.
After Party at the Commodores Inn with BBQ, live music, swimming, prizes and raffles
Ride is limited to the first 300 entrants

The Green Mountain Inn appreciates the work that Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy and Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports does for the many children that attend their programs and wishes everyone involved in the 2014 Darn Tough Ride a successful ride.  If you’re staying the weekend, take some time to visit The Whip Bar & Grill for an outstanding meal while in Stowe.

Image source: Darn Tough Ride

07/29/2014

Run, Bike or Hike to the Top of Vermont!

North Face Race to the Top

Drawing from areas across the US and Canada, the North Face Race to the Top of Vermont (RTTTOVT) welcomes some 800+ hikers, mountain bikers and runners to climb Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak and Stowe is the setting for this amazing event!  Organized by the Catamount Trail Association, the RTTOVT course covers the historic Toll road and encompasses 2,564 challenging feet on this 4.3 mile race.  Some participants come to beat their time or be the fastest…some come to enjoy the outstanding views that the Green Mountains provide…some come for the camaraderie and the inspiration.  Whatever your reasons, the North Face Race to the Top of Vermont will challenge and fulfill you.

North Face RaceNorth Face Race to the Top of Vermont
August 24, 2014

9:00 AM - Race Start Runners/Walkers/Hikers
10:00 - AM Race Start Mountain Bikers
11:30 - AM BBQ at the Rusty Nail
12:00 PM - MVP Health Care Kids Run For Fun beginning at the Rusty Nail
12:30 PM - Awards and Raffle at the Rusty Nail

The Green Mountain Inn is proud to be a Lodging Sponsor of the North Face Race to the Top of Vermont and offers a convenient location along with comfortable accommodations for your stay.  Enjoy amenities such as an outdoor, heated pool and in-ground spa, in-room Jacuzzis and one of the top restaurants in Stowe, The Whip Bar & Grill.  While you’re registering for the race, take a moment to book your accommodations at our Inn.  We wish all racers good luck and hope to see you soon!

07/22/2014

Make Your Summer Memorable with Amazing Summer Activities in Stowe

Summer Time in Stowe

Known as the winter sports capital of the East, most people don’t know, but the summer is actually the most popular time to visit Stowe and take advantage of some amazing summer activities in Stowe.  From hiking and amazing shopping to dining and as always, outstanding views and comfortable weather, summer activities in Stowe are plentiful and fun.  For over a century, people have been retreating to the upper New England states to escape the heat of summer and Vermont has some of the best locations to do just that. 

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Suggestions:
Recreation Path ~ Hiking ~ Tennis ~ Swimming Holes ~ Auto Toll Road ~ Biking ~ Canoeing ~ Golfing ~ Zip Line Adventures ~ Dog Carting

Stowe Mountain Resort:
Alpine Slide – an exhilarating 2,300 ft. ride down Spruce Peak
Attractions Park – Bungee Trampoline, Climbing Wall and Obstacle Course
Auto Toll Road – spectacular views all the way up to the peak of Vermont’s highest mountain.

The Green Mountain Inn is located directly on Main Street, Stowe and puts you in a prime spot for great shopping, dining and exploring the village of Stowe, and it’s just a quick drive to Stowe Mountain Resort, where you can enjoy a plethora of summer activities in Stowe.  Make your plans now to visit Stowe and have one of the most memorable summers ever!

07/15/2014

Music in the Meadow Concerts is the Perfect Summertime Tradition!

Music in the Meadow Concerts

First started in 1976 and held in Whisker’s Field, Stowe Performing Arts has grown the Music in the Meadow Concerts into a perennial summer event for everyone to enjoy.  Much of the seating is “picnic style” and is given out on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t wait and get your tickets in advance through Stowe Performing Arts.  Visitor’s and locals alike flock to The Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow, a spectacular natural amphitheatre, for a long running summertime tradition – the Music in the Meadow Concerts! 

Music in the Meadow Concerts Music in the Meadow
Presented by Stowe Performing Arts
@ Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow
(Music in the Meadow concerts will be held in Stowe High School on Barrows Road in the event of rain)

July 20 – 7 PM – Quinn Sullivan, presented by the Juzek Family and Metropolitan Music
August 3 – 7 PM – Shemekia Copeland, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
August 17 – 6:30 PM – West Point Band’s
Jazz Knights, presented by Kneebinding, Inc.

If Sundays don’t fit your schedule, another treat for music lovers is the Gazebo Concerts held on the lawn of the Helen Day Memorial Building on Tuesdays @ 7 PM (Rain site is the Stowe Community Church).  July 22 welcomes The Cider House Boys, July 29; Francesca Blanchard, August 5, Morrisville Military & Waterbury Community Combined Bands, and August 12, Cosa Buena – Jazz, Latin, World, Groove band.

The Green Mountain Inn, located on Main Street in Stowe is great place to relax and unwind after enjoying an exciting concert either in the Meadow or at the Helen Day Memorial Building.  With exceptional accommodations and luxurious amenities all thought out with our guests in mind, our Inn will complete your stay in Stowe.  We hope to see you soon!

Image source: Photo by Bill Jalbert

07/08/2014

57th Annual Stowe Antique Car Show!

The 57th Annual Stowe Antique Car Show is one of the oldest car shows in New England and starting Friday, August 8th, thousands of car aficionados will stroll through Stowe enjoying a plethora of vintage, fully restored automobiles along with a vast selection of items at the enormous automotive flea market.  Visitors can look forward to:

  • Over 800 antique & classic Stowe Antique Car Show
    cars on display
  • Food Concessions by the Stowe Volunteer Fire Department
  • Giant Automotive Flea Market
  • Car Corral
  • Vintage Fashion Judging Contest
  • Vermont Crafters Stowe car show
  • Valve Cover Racing
  • Antique Car Parade
  • Saturday Evening Street Dance in Stowe Village
  • Automobile Judging
  • Awards Ceremony

Thousands of classic car connoisseurs have converged on the little village of Stowe for over 55 years for the Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts, Inc. Stowe Antique Car Show.  The Show is located on Nichols Field on Route 100, just South of Stowe and takes place rain or shine!

The Green Mountain Inn is conveniently located on Main Street, Stowe and offers exceptional accommodations that are perfect for a weekend in Vermont.  Enjoy a sumptuous meal at the Whip Bar & Grill or lounge by our upgraded outdoor pool with the family.  Whatever your need, our attentive staff strives to give you the most memorable stay in Stowe that is possible.  We hope to see you soon.

07/01/2014

23rd Annual Helen Day Art Center Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: Exposed

The Helen Day Art Center in Stowe produces major exhibitions featuring internationally and nationally recognized artists, along with local Vermont artists and artwork.  Exposed, is the annual outdoor sculpture exhibition in Stowe that hosts sculptures, site-specific installations and participatory work from national and international artists, all on display throughout the town.  On Thursday nights, the exhibitions will be accompanied by video artists, writers, performers and musicians.

Exposed: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibitions in Stowe
Helen Day Art Center
July 12 – October 15, 2014

ExposedHighlights:

July 12, 4-7 PM – Opening Reception & Walkabout

Check back regularly for updates on events and artists

The Exposed: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibitions in Stowe will be installed along Main Street, throughout the Recreation Path and on Helen Day Art Center’s property for all to see.

The Green Mountain Inn is located just minutes from the Helen Day Art Center and offers exceptional accommodations and a relaxed atmosphere perfect for your Vermont getaway or family trip.  We look forward to greeting you this summer!

06/24/2014

Make Your Vermont Getaway Perfect with a Relaxation Massage

Relaxation Massage

When you’re planning a romantic getaway to Vermont, it should always include time for a relaxation massage.  Many of the activities that make Stowe so popular, or even just a long car ride, can wreak havoc on your muscles and hamper your ability to relax.  A soothing massage can not only help you unwind, but provides health benefits for conditions such as arthritis, Fibromyalgia and migraines and also helps to enhance sleep quality, give you greater energy and improve concentration levels.  The Relaxation Getaway Package from Stowe Village Massage is the perfect way to make your day complete.

RelaxationRelaxation Getaway Package
at the Green Mountain Inn & Stowe Village Massage

Book this package and enjoy:
Two nights lodging (add’l nights available)
Daily Full Country Inn Breakfast
Two 60-minute relaxation massages at Stowe Village Massage
*We recommend making your appointment at the time of booking

Fresh Fruit & Cheese Platter & 1-liter bottle of Spring Water 

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Please call reservations at 800.253.7302 to book this package.

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, two night minimum stay is required to receive this special rate and does not include 10% Vermont State Rooms and Meal tax and 6% Service Charge.

The Green Mountain Inn looks forward to welcoming you for an absolutely wonderful getaway.  Enjoy stylish accommodations with all the comforts of home, attentive staff and an outstanding location that provides easy access to all the best attractions in Stowe.  We hope to see you soon!

 

06/17/2014

The Classic Summer Race – the Stowe 8 Miler!

Now in its 33rd year, the Stowe 8 Miler Run & Two-Person Relay, presented by Onion River Sports, welcomes runners from all over New England and Canada to enjoy the beautiful eight mile single-loop course which will provide them with a stunning view of the Vermont countryside and then straight through the heart of downtown Stowe.  The two-person relay (comprised of a three and five mile leg) was added in 2012 and has proven to be a popular addition.  All participants of both the race and relay will be treated to a post-race celebration on the grounds of Ye Olde England Inne, with Smuttynose Beer, homemade Island ice cream and much, much more!

MarathonStowe 8 Miler Run & Relay
July 13, 2014

Start: 9:00 AM Sharp – Town Fields on Weeks Hill Road
Finish: Front Lawn of the Golden Eagle Resort
Finish Party: Ye Olde England Inne

The Stowe 8 Miler course is a rolling course with flat sections, with an amazing backdrop of Mount Mansfield and the Stowe countryside.  Starting out on a relatively flat section of Stowe, the race will eventually challenge its runners with elevation gains and challenging hills.  The Stowe 8 Miler race works closely with Stowe Parks & Recreation and also supports the Stowe Recreation Scholarship Program, allowing residents of Stowe to participate in Rec programs no matter their economic status.

All of us here at the Green Mountain Inn will be cheering for the runners and extend our best wishes for an outstanding race for each and every participant.  If you are in need of accommodations during your visit to Stowe, our staff is ready to help you plan your stay.  Give us a call at 800.253.7302 or check out our website.

06/10/2014

Make This Summer Soaringly Good at the Stoweflake Hot-Air Balloon Festival!

Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival

For 28 years, the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival has been bringing a weekend full of enjoyment and fun to the Stowe area, and the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa will once again host the highly anticipated event.  More than 25 hot-air balloons will grace the skies July 11th through the 13th.  Starting at 4 PM on Friday, the Festival will kick-off with great folk and rock music, children’s activities and even a Spa Tent where you can get a chair massage or facials!

28th Annual Stoweflake Hot-Air Balloon Festival Stoweflake hot air balloon
July 11th – 13th, 2014
Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa

Get Ready, Set, Launch!

  • Children’s Corner including Bouncy Houses & more!
  • Live Bands
  • Amazing Food & Drink – Food, Beer & Wine Tents!
  • Spa Tent for Chair Massages & Facials
  • Balloon Launches & Tethered Rides

(Sunset Launches @ 7:00 PM – Friday & Saturday, Sunrise Launches @ 6:30 AM Saturday & Sunday)

Click here for flight pricing information.

The Green Mountain Inn offers outstanding accommodations for your visit to the village of Stowe for the Stoweflake Hot-Air Balloon Festival.  Our convenient location will give you the opportunity to enjoy a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, but yet a close enough spot to be sure you don’t miss anything!  Make your plans now!

06/03/2014

An Old Fashioned 4th of July in Stowe & 7 Miles of Sales!

The Old Fashioned 4th of July in Stowe is as much of a tradition as July 4th itself!  The day starts with the Moscow parade and ends with Stowe’s incredible fireworks display, with a huge variety of family-friendly activities in-between.  All day long, visitors to Stowe can enjoy food, music, entertainers, fireworks and more and the Old Fashioned 4th of July in Stowe is not just about fireworks!  Beginning July 4th, everyone can enjoy the famous Stowe 7 Miles of Sales, a town-wide sale not to be missed!  More than 60 independent locally-owned boutiques, galleries, and one-of-a-kind specialty stores will participate in this event.  It’s Vermont’s largest town-wide retail sale!

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The Moscow Parade
Old-Fashioned Village Festival
The Stowe “World’s Shortest Marathon” – 1.7 mile run open to everyone!
The Mayo Farm Events – food, fun, friend & fireworks – starting at 6 PM:

Live music with Chad Hollister ~ Face Painting ~ Balloons ~ BBQ ~ Kid Carnival Games ~ Ice Cream ~ Bouncy House ~ Pedestal Joust ~ Hay Rides ~ Touch-a-Truck ~ Old Fashioned Games ~ Popcorn & Cotton Candy & More!

7 miles of salesStowe 7 Miles of Sales
July 4 through July 6, 2014

The Green Mountain Inn, located right on Main Street Stowe, is the perfect place to spend your Independence Day celebrating our country!  You can walk to many of the wonderful establishments offering sales, and watch the gathering crowds, right from the comfort of our rocking chair front porch.  Indulge in a true Vermont experience and spend your Independence Day enjoying the Old Fashioned 4th of July in Stowe.  We hope to see you soon.

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