The Stowe Wine & Food Classic – a Summer Wine Festival!

Make it a summer tradition to attend the Stowe Wine & Food Classic - it gets better every year!

The Stowe Wine & Food Classic is a summer wine festival, held at the famous Trapp Family Lodge, to benefit charitable health care at Copley Hospital and to help with refurbishing the Chemotherapy/Infusion Suites at the hospital.  Friday night kicks off the Classic with the Blues, Brews & Food Truck Crews event and live music from the Dave Keller Band.  Make your plans now to attend this annual signature event and enjoy a weekend of delectable foods, visit with winemakers and culinary experts and create a memorable getaway to Stowe.

Wine & Food FestivalStowe Wine & Food Classic
June 12-14, 2015
Trapp Family Lodge

Friday, June 12 – Blues, Brews & Foodtruck Crews – 6-9 PM
Saturday, June 13 – Spanish Farm-to-Table Dinner & Auction – 6 PM
Sunday, June 14 – Grand Tasting – 12-4 PM

The Green Mountain Inn hopes you have a fabulous time at this year’s Stowe Wine & Food Classic.  With so many spectacular events to attend, we’re sure it will be an experience that creates many wonderful memories.  Our Inn looks forward to welcoming you to the village of Stowe for this highly anticipated event.

You Can’t Visit Stowe in the Summer Without Enjoying Art on Park!

Looking for that unique Vermont-style gift? You'll find it at Art on Park!

Stowe, Vermont has grown to be the place that even visitors love to call home for a while, and Art on Park is a favorite among so many that visit during the summer months.  Thursday evenings, beginning in June, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, visitors and locals can enjoy streets lined with handcrafted products, from birchbark art to soy candles to specialty foods and teas, and much, much more!  Look for the white tents right off Main Street and get ready to enjoy live music too!  Visit their Facebook page for all the up-to-date music and food listings!

Art on ParkArt on Park in Stowe
June through August
5:00 – 8:00 PM

Painting ~ Drawings ~ Prints ~ Furniture ~ Handbags ~ Hats ~ Children’s Items ~ Jewelry ~ Crafts ~ Specialty Food Items ~ Ceramics ~ Fiber Art ~ Birchbark Art ~ Soy Candles ~ Photography ~ Specialty Coffees & Teas

The Green Mountain Inn is excited to welcome you to our beautiful village of Stowe and we’ll be happy to help you plan your day by visiting many of the historic buildings, learn about Stowe’s historic past, or just stroll our streets in search of that unique gift or keepsake.  Enjoy the comforts of home in our comfortable guestrooms, equipped with luxurious amenities and relax in our pool or by the fire with tea and cookies.  We look forward to having you as our guest.

Explore the Treasures that Stowe has to Offer with a Mountain View Tour

Explore Stowe the easy way...with a Mountain View Tour!

People come to Stowe with plans to relax and unwind and often don’t leave enough time to explore and take in all the beauty that surrounds them.  Mountain View Tours can help with that problem.  Schedule a tour – they offer half-day and full-day tours – and get started with a personal narrated tour of historic Stowe and the surrounding area.

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Historic Stowe Tour
3 hour personal narrated tour of historic Stowe with shopping time included.  Learn about Emily’s Covered Bridge, tour Mt. Mansfield and historic Smuggler’s Notch and finish up with a visit to Cold Hollow Cider Mill or even a Vermont Country Wine Tasting.

The Taste of Vermont Tour SM
Combined with everything in the above tour, make time to tour Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and sample the world’s best Cheddar at Cabot Cheese, among many other delectable places to visit.  Tour duration – 4 hours.

The 7 Wonders of Vermont Tour SM
The Ultimate Vermont Tour!  Take in all of the 6 wonders of Vermont (#7 in the months of Aug.-Oct).  6 hours of total Vermont!

Enjoy Stowe the easy way – with Mountain View Tours – and the Green Mountain Inn.  Rest comfortably in our luxury accommodations and enjoy outstanding amenities such as our outdoor, heated pool and complimentary tea and cookies in the afternoon.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Lace Up Those Running Shoes for the Vermont City Marathon & Relay

Memorial Day Weekend is looking bright! Get ready for the Vermont City Marathon & Relay!

Memorial Day Weekend brings the People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay to Burlington, Vermont.  Winding a course along gorgeous Lake Champlain, this event has grown so popular over its 27 year history that 1,700 plus volunteers are now needed to help welcome the over 30,000 spectators and 8,000 participants to downtown Burlington for the largest one day sporting event in Vermont.

Vermont City Marathon27th Annual People's United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay
May 22-24, 2015

May 22-23 – Sport & Fitness EXPO –Over 70 local and national exhibitors featuring the latest in sportswear, gear, local Vermont products and more.
May 23 - MVP Health Care YAM Scram – Waterfront Park – ½ mile, 1 mile & 2 mile runs for participants 4 to 14 years of age.
May 24 – Race Day – 8:00 AM Wheelchair Start, 8:03 Marathon & Relay Start

Come to Burlington and enjoy the beautiful tree-lined streets, the famous Church Street Marketplace and the outstanding views of the Adirondack and Green Mountains as you strive for the finish in the People's United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay.  If you’re coming to cheer on your favorite runner, be sure to take advantage of the many amazing attractions and surrounding towns like Stowe.  The Green Mountain Inn invites you to explore our wonderful area and come indulge in a relaxing meal at the Whip Bar & Grill while you’re here and enjoy a long holiday weekend.

5 Ways to Enjoy This Year’s 23rd Annual Spring Vermont Open Studio Weekend!

Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend in Stowe and the 23rd Annual Spring Vermont Open Studio Weekend!

Memorial Day Weekend in Stowe and across Vermont, for that matter, will be dotted with yellow signs – for what you ask?  Only one of the biggest statewide celebrations of the visual arts and the creative process – the Spring Vermont Open Studio!  The public is invited to visit artists and craftspeople in their studios all over Vermont, some of which are only open to the public during this event, and gives everyone the opportunity to see the work of these artisans up close.

23rd Annual Spring Vermont Open Studio Weekend
May 23-24, 2015
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Be Adventurous!  The yellow Vermont Open Studiowayfinder signs are there to guide you to the out-of-the-way spots where you’ll get to experience the real Vermont - classic New England farmhouses and barns, hidden villages, stonewalls, streams, waterfalls and spectacular gardens.

Speak to the Experts! Every artist will be glad to direct you to the next wonderful place to visit.

Pick up a Vermont Open Studio Guide Map!  Visit the Vermont Crafts Council website or at rest stops, tourist information areas and galleries across the state.

Stick to one village!  Wherever you’re visiting in the state of Vermont, a village is nearby that is part of the Tour.  Take in all there is to see of the Tour and then explore the village itself!

Pick Your Favorite!  Choose to only visit certain artists by the media you enjoy most!  Woodworking, Pottery, Jewelry – it’s all here.

People who have experienced the Vermont Open Studio tend to return year after year, because each year there is more to discover.  Visitors to the Green Mountain Inn can say the same.  Make your plans now to visit Vermont and tour our vast assortment of studios and stay in our historic Inn.  We hope to welcome you soon!

Need a Reason to Get Away to Stowe? Our Romance Package is the Perfect Incentive!

Romance is easy with our Heart of Stowe Romance Package!

It’s easy to dream about a romantic weekend trip or just packing a bag for an extended hideaway vacation – why not make it reality?  Stowe, Vermont is one place you can do both and rediscover the romance in your life.  So what’s your idea of a romantic getaway in Stowe Vermont?  You’ll need to start with your accommodations and the Green Mountain Inn has just the package for you that will complement any plans you have for romance.

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For a “Just the Two of You” Vacation
$156++ Now through June 18, 2015
(not valid Memorial Day Weekend May 22-24)
$182++ June 19 – September 17, 2015

  • 2 discounted nights lodging (add’l nights available)
  • Daily Country Inn Breakfast in the Main Street Dining Room
  • Bottle of Champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries upon arrival
  • Coupon for $150 off a purchase of $350 or more at Ferro Jewelers
  • Complimentary afternoon tea and cookies

All rates are per person (pp), 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, located in the heart of the Village of Stowe, offers luxurious accommodations with thoughtful amenities chosen with our guests in mind.  Snuggle up in front of the fire or relax any tension away in your in-room Jacuzzi.  Take a stroll down Main Street and discover just what makes Stowe a perfect place for romance.  We hope to see you soon!

The Stowe Farmers’ Market – the Best of Vermont!

Locally Grown Traditions at the Stowe Farmers' Market

Come experience the best of Vermont at the Stowe Farmers’ Market - offering a taste of local Vermont with an emphasis on natural and organic, from locally-grown produce to organic meats and free-range poultry.  If you’re not looking for produce, but instead a day of fun, the Stowe Farmers’ Market can supply that too!  Visitors can enjoy live entertainment, delectable samples of artisanal foods, craft and cooking demonstrations, hands on activities and petting zoos, and special live entertainment from local musicians playing folk, bluegrass or jazz!  Are you a performer?  Apply now to play at the Market!

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May 17 through October 11
10:30 – 3:00 every Sunday
Route 100 & 108 – Mountain Road
Next to the Red Barn Shops
Rain or Shine

Look for entertainment from such performers as:

Jim Charonko ~ Stowe Kids & Ahmann Leather ~ SoulPlay ~ Woodchuck’s Revenge ~ Al N Pete ~ Birdshot Lafunque ~ John & Marge Butterfield ~ Zane & Susan Bush ~ The Eames Brothers Band ~ Out Late ~ Spider Roulette ~ Scott Forrest ~ Thirsty Brothers ~ Chris Malcolm & Friends ~ Allen Church ~ Dark Star ~ The Willoughbys

The Green Mountain Inn, located about a 3 minute drive from the Red Barn Shops, is the perfect place to stay while exploring Stowe, and offers comfortable and affordable accommodations along with luxury amenities.  Visit our website for more information or to make your reservation.  We hope to see you soon.

Run & Relax at The Craft Brew Races – a 5K & Beer Festival in Stowe!

A 5K Road Race followed by a Beer Festival? It can only be the Craft Brew Races!

Craft Brew Races

The Craft Brew Races are a celebration of local craft brewing, an active lifestyle, and the surrounding community, followed by a local craft beer festival open to runners and non-runners alike.  All beer is purchased directly from local breweries in order to support the blossoming industry.  Early Bird Registration is available until April 30 and then the price goes up!  Held on May 30th at StoweFlake Mountain Resort, the festival will feature not only great local beer, but local food vendors and live music as well.

Craft Brew Races
5K & Beer Festival in Stowe
StoweFlake Mountain Resort
May 30, 2015
Race begins at 12:00 PM
Brew Festival opens at 12:30 to non-runners

The Green Mountain Inn is a great place to stay while you’re in Stowe for the Craft Brew Races.  With a convenient location to StoweFlake Mountain Resort and luxurious amenities like our outdoor, heated pool and 10-person Jacuzzi, you can relax in comfort after a full day of pounding the pavement.  We hope to see you soon.

15th Annual Stowe Weekend of Hope!

Find inspiration for healing...helpful information...make steadfast friends - all at the 15th Annual Stowe Weekend of Hope!

It almost seems that anyone alive today in the United States will be affected by cancer in some way.  The Stowe Weekend of Hope provides an inspiring and educational retreat for hundreds of patients and survivors and their families coping with the many demands this dreadful disease.  The 15th Annual Stowe Weekend of Hope will be held May 1 through May 3 and offers education, enlightenment, inspiration and retreat in the restorative environment of Stowe.

Presentations will include free lectures and seminars on the latest findings on cancer prevention and treatment from national renowned oncology specialists as well as helpful suggestions for healing, comfort, spiritual enlightenment and communion.  This year’s Keynote Address will be given by Dan Shapiro, Ph.D., Penn State College of Medicine – A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to Chemotherapy.

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May 1-3, 2015
Stoweflake Resort

Sample Schedule:
(printer-friendly schedule available)

Registration at Stowe Area Association ~ Concurrent Workshops ~ Opening Ceremony ~ Keynote Address ~ Health Fair & Wellness Expo ~ Reiki Sessions ~ KeyBank Vermont City Marathon & SWOH Fun Run ~ Special Mass & Blessing for Survivors ~ Ecumenical Candlelight Service for Remembrance & Hope ~ Dance Party w/Ross Livermore Band ~ Survivor’s Victory Hike w/Prayer Flags ~ Closing Ceremony & Dedication of Flags of Hope & Healing

Accommodations at several of Stowe’s lodges, inns and hotels are provided free of charge to first time attendees by the Stowe Weekend of Hope.  Interested cancer patients and survivors should request reservations as soon as possible.

The Green Mountain Inn welcomes all participants in the Stowe Weekend of Hope and extends our wishes of hope, health and healing to all.  We’d love to welcome you to the Whip Bar & Grill for lunch or dinner and have a moment to hear all about the inspiring stories you will encounter throughout the weekend.

Boyden Valley Winery Maple Sugar Festival

Stowe is such a wonderful area when it comes to fun and exciting places to visit, but sometimes it’s so worth the drive to venture outside of our village to experience even more!  Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits in Cambridge brings the Maple Sugar Festival to the public and it’s a weekend full of fun, family-friendly activities!

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Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits
Cambridge, VT
March 28th & 29th

FREE Sugar On Snow!
Easily Accessible Sugar House on a Working Family Farm
FREE Syrup Sample Tastings All Day
FREE Tastings of Vermont Maple Reserve, Gold Leaf, and Vermont Ice Maple Crème
FREE Maple Cocktail Tasting and Recipe
FREE Winery Tours at 11:30am and 1:00pm (tours suitable for all ages)
Specialty Wine & Food Tasting available All Day featuring Cabot Cheese, Brown Family Farm, and My Little Cupcake products
Local yeast donuts with maple cream frosting available while they last!
Pleasant Valley Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides will be available weather & ground conditions permitting
FREE Parking & Admission

Getting to Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits may take a drive, but you can take that opportunity to take in the beauty of the Green Mountains, Smuggler’s Notch and more!  A great starting point on your journey is the Green Mountain Inn…and we look forward to seeing you soon!