Get Ready for Chowderpalooza and Spring Art on Park in Stowe

Chowder ChefWhether you've been waiting for the next Chowderpalooza and Spring Art on Park in Stowe or have never attended the event and are keen to, you don’t have long to wait. This year’s festival will be taking place on Saturday, May 28, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Should it rain, the event will be held on May 29, 2016.

One of the Most Favored Events in Stowe

As events go, the chowder festival in Stowe is a popular one and just right for kicking off the summer. Local chefs will design and serve up some of their favorite chowders. They leave the judging for best dish up to the public. All you have to do is buy a $5 tasting bracelet, and you will be issued with voting tokens. Then you can set to work trying all the delectable chowders. Categories include veggie, red, white and open.

The chowder tasting will take place along Park Street along with the local artisan’s market, Spring Art on Park. There will be plenty of live musical entertainment, face painters and crafters selling crafts, fine art, and jewelry.

Come and Stay with Us

Coming to town for the event? Book your accommodations at the Green Mountain Inn. Nestled right in the heart of Stowe we offer the ideal blend of modern comfort and classic elegance. Our guests can look forward to the use of a heated pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, sauna and massage center. We offer complimentary afternoon tea and cookies too, and there are two on-site restaurants.

Come and kick off the summer at the Inn and enjoy the festivities of the Chowderpalooza and Spring Art on Park.

We look forward to welcoming you.


Have You Registered for the Craft Brew Races in Stowe?

The Craft Brew Races in Stowe is May 21, 2016, and is the perfect opportunity for runners and walkers alike to come together in an appreciation of good health and great craft beer.

Beer Festivals in Stowe that Will Leave You Wanting More

If you’re active and you love local craft beer, you will love beer festivals in Stowe. Each of the events at the races comprises a timed 5k road race and then a local 3-hour craft beer festival. All the beer for the festival comes directly from the breweries.

Beer FestivalThe 5K in Stowe kicks off at 12:00pm, and all runners will need to check in before the start of the race to get their race number, 21+ bracelet, and timing chip. Why not make a fun day of it and grab your friends and family to create a team? There are team prizes up for grabs, including the Fastest Team and Largest Brewery Team. All participants will receive a medal when they cross the finish line, and awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers.

Don’t Miss Out on the Brew Festival

The festival will start right after the race. Runners will need to present their 21+ bracelet to gain entry. Festival-goers who have not taken part in the race and still wish to attend the festival will receive their 21+ bracelet at the gate. The same goes for Designated Driver ticket holders. Food trucks and vendors will be on site if you’d like to grab a bite to eat.

The festival urges attendees to have fun responsibly and to designate a sober driver. Designated drivers will be offered admittance of $15.

The Green Mountain Inn wishes all runners, walkers and participants a great time.


Don’t Miss These Vermont Hotel Deals

If you are overdue for a relaxing getaway and have been looking for hotel specials, look no further than our hotel deals in Stowe. For over a century, vacationers have been enjoying a relaxing getaway in Stowe. With so much to offer, from premium ice cream to delicious food shops, chocolatiers, maple syrup and an abundance of sporting activities, it’s little wonder Stowe is the number one tourist attraction in Vermont.

Hotel Specials in Stowe 

If you’re looking for great hotel specials in Stowe, we have just what you need.

The Relaxation Getaway Package includes:

  • Two nights of discounted accommodations Romantic getaway
  • A full country inn breakfast daily
  • A fresh fruit and cheese platter and a liter of spring water on arrival
  • Two one-hour massages at Stowe Village Massage

The Heart of Stowe Romance Package includes:

  • Two nights of discounted accommodations
  • A daily country inn breakfast
  • Chocolate- dipped strawberries and a bottle of champagne on arrival
  • Afternoon tea and cookies

Stowe is the perfect place to rekindle your love for one another. With activities throughout the year, you can enjoy bonding once more, be it in the outdoors on a hike or bike ride or taking a stroll.

Book Your Trip Today 

There’s no need to find other hotels in Stowe; book your relaxing getaway at Green Mountain Inn and look forward to modern comforts, classic atmospheres and a range of on-site activities from a spa and heated outdoor pool to a health club, fire pit and game room. Whether you are taking advantage of our romantic hotel packages in Stowe for a getaway for just the two of you, or planning a family vacation, we are sure you will enjoy our warm hospitality, comfortable accommodations and all the amenities you could need for a convenient and unforgettable stay.

To book your stay with us, call reservations at 800.253.7302. We look forward to welcoming you for that getaway you deserve!


Be Sure to Visit the Stowe Farmers' Market

If you have never been to the Stowe Farmers’ Market, you’re in for a delightful treat. This year the market will open on Sunday, May 15, 2016, and will run every Sunday through to October 16, 2016, from 10:30 AM – 3 PM.

Look Forward to Delicious Produce Locally Grown in Vermont

MarketThese weekly markets in Stowe have everything you could expect from a community market, especially when it comes to fresh produce locally grown in Vermont.  You will find stunning flowers, delectable baked goods and irresistible lotions, handmade soaps and all sorts of other body products along with a variety of locally crafted gifts. The market operates come rain or shine, and attendees can look forward to live entertainment as they sample the decadent artisan foods. Special events are held almost every Sunday, including local musicians performing jazz, bluegrass or folk music. There are also cooking and craft demonstrations held during the day and a range of other hands-on activities and even petting zoos.

The Stowe market can be found on Route 108, Mountain Road.

Looking for Somewhere to Stay During Your Visit?

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay during your trip to Stowe, book your stay with us at the Green Mountain Inn. Located right in the heart of Stowe we offer the perfect combination of modern comfort and classic ambience, and our 104 accommodations promise all the comfort and convenience of home along with complimentary Wi-Fi access and Egyptian cotton bedding. We also offer a range of activities and amenities, such as our heated outdoor pool and spa, massage room, a game room, health club, a cozy fire pit and even complimentary afternoon tea and cookies. We look forward to welcoming you and your family on your trip to Stowe.


Get Ready for an Active Spring in Stowe

It’s almost time for the seasons to change and that means tons of exciting spring activities in Stowe await you and your family. In fact, spring in Stowe is a rather active time.

Spring Activities in Stowe You Have to Try

A whole world of adventure and fun awaits you in Stowe. Some of the popular activities include:

  • Hike - StoweKayaking and Canoeing – guided tours and seasonal programs are available from Umiak Outfitters for all ages and skill levels. Rental posts can be found at Lake Champlain, Lake Elmore, and Waterbury Reserve.
  • Fishing in Stowe – from fly fishing to catamount fishing, there are a multitude of tours on offer for all ability levels. Take a drift boat trip down some of the most pristine waters in Vermont and try your hands at spin-fishing, ice-fishing and more.
  • Hiking in Stowe – with the stunning Worcester range as a backdrop and the majestic Mount Mansfield, the highest peak in Vermont, Stowe is truly a mecca for its hiking
  • Horseback riding – there are several top notch trails, rides and equestrian centers in Stowe that offer riding lessons, carriage rides and longer rides for all skill levels.
  • Golfing – our Inn is a mere fifteen minutes’ drive from four pristine golf courses, and there are even more golf courses within a 45-minute drive, so golf enthusiasts are truly spoilt for choice when they visit Stowe.

Book Your Stay with Us

If you’re coming to Stowe to indulge in the fun spring activities, be sure to book your accommodation at the Green Mountain Inn where you can look forward to even more activities, including the game room, spa, outdoor pool and, of course, comfortable accommodation.


Will You Be Attending the Stowe Weekend of Hope?

If you’ve never attended the Stowe Weekend of Hope or cannot wait for this year’s event, mark your calendars now. The popular weekend retreat in Stowe will be taking place April 29 – May 1 in Vermont.

What You Need to Know About This Weekend Retreat for Cancer Survivors

YogaThis well-attended weekend retreat for cancer survivors is an inspirational and healthy retreat weekend for survivors and their families. It’s the perfect forum for enlightenment, education, inspiration and of course, retreat, right in the heart of the restorative environment of Stowe. The experience is exceptional in that it offers support for survivors, their family members and caregivers. Each year the event schedule includes a variety of support groups, informational gatherings and hands-on workshops as well as retail environments that support growth and healing and plenty of time for relaxation. There will be ecumenical services, musical events and plenty of motivational talks designed to heighten the growth and healing experience.

The Hope and Wellness Through Movement for the Mind and Body promises a full day of healing activities such as meditation, biking and yoga. Participants can pick the activities they most enjoy and participate in those. The Heal Thyself Through Writing workshop is led by a clinical mental health counselor and explains how and why writing can help with the healing process. The workshop is a great platform for participants to discuss and read aloud their works while ending with an uplifting short essay. A wide variety of other workshops, talks and activities will take place during the course of the weekend.

Whether you are a survivor, going through treatment, a caregiver or a family member of a cancer survivor, this is the perfect opportunity to heal, relax, grow and learn. The Green Mountain Inn wishes attendees hope and healing.


Get Ready for Vermont Maple Open House Weekend

Will you be visiting the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend? This year the event takes place on April 2 and 3 and visitors will have the chance to visit Vermont sugarhouses and witness maple syrup being made.

Get Ready to Learn Loads from Vermont Maple Sugar Makers

Green Mountain Inn - Sap BucketsEvery sugarhouse is different and promises exciting experiences for visitors. Some will host pancake breakfasts while others will offer sleigh and wagon rides. You will even be able to snowshoe or ski through the woods at others or get the opportunity to taste delicious Sugar-on-Snow and talk to Vermont maple sugar makers about the exciting process of maple sugar production.

March and April are sugaring season and this is when the maple trees turn their stored starch back to sugar. The sap is then created as the tree mixes the sugar with ground water. It takes as many as 40 gallons of sap to make just one gallon of maple syrup. Sugaring season typically lasts between 4 to 6 weeks and a pattern of freezing and then thawing temperatures build up pressure in the trees which causes sap to flow from the tap holes. The sap is then drawn back to storage tanks at a central collection area or right at the sugarhouse with the help of a vacuum pump. From there it undergoes several different processes to become the delicious sweetness we know and love.

Book Your Stay with Us

If you’re coming to Vermont for the Open House Weekend, book your stay at the Green Mountain Inn.  Our Bed and Breakfast Package includes two nights discounted lodging, daily country inn breakfast in Main Street Dining Room using Vermont's best maple syrup and complimentary tea and cookies in the afternoon. We’re sure you will enjoy the quaint charm of our Inn located right in the heart of Stowe. With the right combination of modern comfort and quintessential Stowe ambience, there’s no doubt you will delight in our comfy accommodations.


Plan a Relaxing Easter Getaway in Stowe

Easter is the perfect time for growth and renewal. During this time of the year, you may feel the need to refresh certain parts of your life that demand a rebirth, focus on new priorities, or simply spend quality time with your loved ones. A few days spent in Stowe will allow you to achieve all these goals and benefit from a beneficial escape from your daily routine.

Get Ready for Mouthwatering Easter Dining in Stowe

The Green Mountain InnWhile staying at the Green Mountain Inn, don’t hesitate to take advantage of the special mix of amenities and complimentary services designed with your well-being in mind. Start by selecting the ideal room; then take the time to enjoy hearty breakfast at The Main Street Dining Room.  Have a nice chat with your family and friends over a lovely brunch or dinner at The Whip Bar & Grill for the holiday, and explore the beauty of the indoors and outdoors, which will inspire you to plan the details of several other exciting Easter activities in Stowe.

Explore a Great Variety of Engaging Easter Activities in Stowe

The Inn makes it easier for you to feel the warmth and light of Easter, by offering you the chance to explore the comfort and convenience of classic, deluxe and luxury rooms, as well as luxury suites, apartments and townhouses tailored to your every need and demand, in terms of accommodation options. During your stay, you won’t have to worry about finding new ways to prevent boredom, considering that there are so many things to do and see in the area.

For starters, you could choose to attend the sunrise service atop of Mt. Mansfield, and make the most of a complimentary, relaxing Mountain Gondola Ride, available from 5 am to 6 am. At the end of the service ensured by the Stove Community Church, you may choose to ride the majestic mountain or ski down to the hotel. After the sunrise service, you could decide to attend the annual Easter egg hunt, scheduled for 9 am. The event will take place at Spruce Peak Plaza, and will certainly guarantee plenty of fun for all family members. If this leisure activity appeals to you, don’t forget to bring your basket and get ready for a close encounter with the Easter Bunny.


Come and Take Part in the 80s Weekend Ski Ballet and Retro Jam

Join in on all of the fun at the 80s Weekend Ski Ballet and Retro Jam.

The Green Mountain InnThe 80s Weekend Ski Ballet and Retro Jam will be taking place from March 11 to March 13 and is the perfect opportunity, if you even need one, to break out those neon one-pieces, leopard-print stretch pants and super-straight skis and head over to Midway Park to indulge in a fun-filled 80s weekend in Stowe. Bust your favorite moves and tricks and stand the chance to win prizes while celebrating the very best of the 1980s with DJ Mashtadon.

Show Your Skills in the Ski Ballet in Stowe

If you’re keen to take part in the ski ballet in Stowe, registration will take place at the Midway Base Lodge between 1:30 – 2 pm. There will then be a fun 80s group photo on the Midway Deck at 2 pm followed by the competitions in Midway Park at 2:30 pm. The Ski Ballet is going to be judged based on overall impression. So that means you’ve got to fit in the most spins, rolls, jumps, jazz hands and leg crossings while showing off the puffiest sleeves – all wrapped up in a 90-second routine. The Retro Jam will be all about the funkiest, brightest 1980s outfit, some of the best 80s tricks worked into the run of the course and of course, overall impression. If you’re keen to take part in both events, go for it!

The Gorgeous Green Mountain Inn

The Green Mountain Inn has been captivating visitors for over 180 years. We’re located on Main Street, right in the heart of the historic town of Stowe, and our overwhelming beauty alone is worth a visit to help you unwind after a full day of 80s greatness. We have just the right blend of modern comfort and quaint atmosphere as well as a range of activities from an outdoor pool and spa, games room, health club, fire pit and a delicious afternoon tea and cookies.


Come and Visit the Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries in Vermont

Explore Vermont’s finest Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries.

If you’re a sucker for amazing quality craft-made beverages, it’s time to head over to check out the incredible breweries, distilleries & wineries in Vermont. Stowe is the perfect base from which to explore Vermont’s finest craft beverages.

Wineries in Vermont

Green Mountain Inn

When it comes to wineries in Vermont, a visit to Boyden Valley Winery is a must. The winery produces award-winning cream liqueurs and wines and is part of a fourth generation of farm crafting talent. The premier line of wines to try to include “Vermont Ice” and “Big Barn Red.”

Vermont Distilleries

Smuggler’s Notch Distillery is a family owned and run outfit lying at the foot of Smuggler’s Notch. The smuggling route was initially used in the 1800s to move goods during the trade embargo. Today, there are fascinating caves to explore and delectable spirits to be tasted, particularly the distillery’s Vodka.

Breweries in Vermont

Von Trapp brewery is a humble set up with the capacity of just 2,000 barrels per year. The family quickly realized they had a product that deserved to sport proudly the family name. Today, their craft lagers are popular all over the United States.

Self-Guided Tours in Stowe

The Craft Bev Trail tour in Stowe is an excellent way to familiarize yourself with Stowe’s amazing craft beverages. Simply pick up the tour kit from the Visitor’s Information Center on 51 Main Street and follow each of the trails you’re interested in. The kit includes items like tour maps, a corkscrew, free chocolate voucher and more. You’ll be able to stop at each of the places mentioned above, too, to learn more.

If you’re headed to Stowe for some great drinks and fun times, book your stay with us at Green Mountain Inn, the perfect base from which to explore Stowe’s rich craft beverage offerings.