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.

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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!

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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!

12/03/2014

December Brings Excitement to Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe!

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center - December Schedule

Offering a huge assortment of events and exhibitions, the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe is definitely a place you’ll need to fit in to your plans while visiting the area.  Featuring local, regional and international artists and performers, the month of December is gearing up to be absolutely wonderful – here’s a brief rundown of the dates:

December 6, 2014 – 7:00 PM
FILM: Moulin Rouge – The Ballet (2014)

December 14, 2014 – 7:00 PM
An Irish Christmas In America – traditional Irish music, history, humor & dance.  Featuring Celtic dancers from Waterbury’s Heather Morris School of Dance!

December 20, 2014 – 7:30 PM
A “Heliand Classical Solstice with the Heliand Consort.  A dynamic group of virtuoso musicians who perform engaging classical music, from the baroque era through
20th century and contemporary repertoire.

December 27, 2014 – 7:00 PM
RUCKUS, a Cirque Spectacular – Circus arts with trapeze artists, jugglers, contortionists and more!

December 28, 2014 – 7:00 PM
Warren Miller’s No Turning Back (2014) – Warren Miller’s 65th ski film, takes ski fans to the world’s most exotic destinations and reveals legendary lines with skiing and boarding stars, taking viewers on the ride of a lifetime.  In cooperation with the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum.

Whatever your pleasure, the events at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, located at Stowe Mountain Resort will entertain every age.  Make your plans now to stay at the Green Mountain Inn and then explore Stowe, making a show at the Spruce Peak Performing Art Center a priority.  Better yet, make it a dinner and a show with a great meal at the Whip Bar & Grill.  We’ll see you soon!

 

11/25/2014

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Green Mountain Inn!

Happy Thanksgiving from Stowe!

Whether you’re taking advantage of Black Friday deals, or just in town to see family, the Green Mountain Inn would like to welcome you to Stowe and to our Inn, where you can enjoy a Traditional Thanksgiving Meal at The Main Street Dining Room, and relax in luxurious accommodations accompanied by outstanding service from our dedicated staff.  It’s a great time to be in Stowe, because November 22nd welcomes Opening Day for skiing on Mt. Mansfield!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the
Green Mountain Inn!

He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
~J.A. Shedd

 

11/19/2014

Shop ‘Till You Drop at the Stowe Reindeer Quest Shopping Event!

Stowe Reindeer Quest

From November 15 through December 24, visitors can shop at the over 60 participating retail stores that make up the Stowe Reindeer Quest shopping event, have a chance at winning some of the over $15,000 in prizes, and join in on the fun – here’s how it works:

SHOP at participating retail stores and receive a stamp on your reindeer Quest Card with each purchase. (Pick up your reindeer Quest Card at your first shop!)

COLLECT stamps on five different reindeer on your Quest Card by making purchases at five or more shops. You’ll need a combination of Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixon, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen or Rudolph. Can't find a shop to get that 5th reindeer stamped? Hint: shops have posters in their store windows indicating which reindeer they are stamping.

CASH IN! Redeem your stamped Quest Card at the Stowe Visitor’s Center for a FREE Evolution Stowe Card from Stowe Mountain Resort, a $10 gift certificate to Green Envy, and a $10 gift certificate to Pinnacle Ski & Sports…just for filling out your Quest Card!

***YOU COULD WIN!***

INSTANT PRIZES! When you redeem your stamped Quest Card at the Stowe Visitor’s Center, you’ll get to draw for a $20 gift certificate right on the spot, so you can use it for more holiday shopping!

WEEKLY PRIZES! Your stamped Quest Card will be entered into weekly drawings for fabulous prizes such as: snowshoe tours, ski gear, gift baskets, spa services, Vermont handmade products and more! Prizes are given weekly so the earlier you do your shopping the more chances you have to win! Drawings are held on Mondays at 9am.

Sound like fun?  We knew you’d love it!  So come and visit us here in Stowe, reserve a stay at the Green Mountain Inn and shop ‘till you drop during the Stowe Reindeer Quest adventure.  Don't forget to dine at The Whip Bar & Grill while you're here - we'll give you an extra stamp on your Quest Card!

11/12/2014

Come Join Our Town-Wide Celebration - A Traditional Christmas in Stowe!

Christmas in Stowe

The winter season around Stowe is something quite unique, and our little village certainly knows how to welcome it in style!  With amazing holiday music, a lantern parade, a festival of trees and light, even more shopping hours, Santa is going to have a hard time being the center of attention.  Make your plans now to join us for our town-wide celebration – a Traditional Christmas in Stowe!

A Traditional Christmas in Stowe
December 5 – 6, 2014

Friday evening, enjoy caroling and the tree lighting during the Children’s Lantern Parade along Main Street in Stowe Village and visit the Helen Day Art Center for their Members Art Show and Festival of Lights.

Saturday is a day of full of Christmas and winter festivities. Watch for the arrival of Santa at Stowe Mercantile, enjoy food and family activities throughout town and do some holiday shopping in the shops of Stowe and at the Alpine Christmas Market, in the Town Hall Theater, 2nd Floor!

The Green Mountain Inn is conveniently located directly across the street from Stowe Mercantile and within walking distance of many of the establishments participating in a Traditional Christmas in Stowe!  Continue your traditional Christmas in Stowe with a true Vermont experience at the Green Mountain Inn.  We hope to see you soon!

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