01/21/2014

Let the Green Mountain Inn Make Your Stowe, Vermont Wedding Memorable!

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.  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, Vermont wedding at the Green Mountain Inn:

Wedding walkway 3Village 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, newly 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, the Main Street Dining Room offers an atmosphere of beauty and charm within its hardwood accoutrements, fireplace and bar.        Weddings

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 parties of 12 or less 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 handled.

We hope to welcome you to the Green Mountain Inn soon!

01/14/2014

The Oldest Downhill/Cross-Country Ski Race in North America – The Stowe Derby!

Come be a part of ski history!  Celebrating its 69th year, the 2014 Stowe Derby is a fun, but competitive race attracting over 900 competitors each year.  Originating in 1945 as a personal challenge between two talented skiers, the race has not changed much since then.  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, and was even chosen as one of the top sporting events in Vermont by readers of Vermont Sports Magazine!  The course has a total vertical drop of over 2,600 feet and can take between 45 minutes to several hours to complete.

Stowe DerbyThe Stowe Derby
Sunday, February 23, 2014

Highlights:
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 2014 Stowe Derby, enjoy a leisurely soak in our outdoor, heated pool or visit Stowe Village Massage for a Relaxation Massage.

Logo courtesy of The Stowe Derby

01/07/2014

Enjoy the Best Winter Events at the 2014 Stowe Winter Carnival

Winter is an exciting time around Stowe when the Stowe Winter Carnival brings amazing seasonal fun full of frivolity and intense competition.  Events include the Stowe Super G Ski Race, Kids Karnival Kaos, Snowgolf and Snowvolleyball tournments.  The most looked forward event has to be the NICA sanctioned Professional Ice Carving Competition.  Running January 18 to January 26, the Stowe Winter Carnival offers something exciting for people of all ages.

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"40 Years of Rockin' Stowe"
January 18 through January 26, 2014

Highlights:
Ice Carving Demonstrations & Competitions
Ski Races
Snow Golf & Snow Volleyball
Kids Carnival Kaos
"Voice" Karaoke Competition
Carnival “Meltdown” parties

The Green Mountain Inn looks forward each year to the Stowe Winter Carnival and welcomes you to come and enjoy all the wonderful activities and events planned for visitors.  While you’re visiting, the Green Mountain Inn is the perfect place to stay and indulge in exceptional accommodations, sumptuous cuisine and friendly staff catering to your every need.  We look forward to having you stay with us!

12/30/2013

Come Enjoy a Spectacular New Year’s Eve Dinner in Stowe at 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.  What better way is there to usher in 2014 than with a traditional New Year’s Eve dinner in Stowe at the Green Mountain Inn?  Choose from two expertly tailored menus for your New Year’s Eve dinner in Stowe.

New Year’s Eve Early Family Party 2014 red bows
Dinner seating from 5:00 - 5:30pm;
party ends at 8:00pm.
Includes a fabulous four-course dinner prepared by our Chef, magic and balloon art by Joey the Clown and at 7:00pm "New Year’s in London" toast!
$59 per adult, $29 per child (12 & under).
Prices exclude tax and service charge.

Click here for our New Year’s Eve
Early Dinner Menu

New Year's Eve Late Seating Dinner Nye special
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 provided by Peak Entertainment DJ!
$89 per adult (children's menu not available). Prices exclude tax and service charge.

Click here for our New Year’s Eve
Late Dinner Menu

Welcome 2014 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?  The Green Mountain Inn has 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, apartment 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!

12/24/2013

Warmest Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season from the Green Mountain 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 so special.  With glittering decorations, warm fires burning and the snow falling all around, it’s almost like a picture postcard from long ago.

There's still time to take advantage of our special Christmas in the Village Package*, where you can enjoy a true Vermont experience:

  • 3 nights of discounted lodgingDecorated-for-the-holiday
  • 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. 24, or 25, 2013 – from $393+ per person

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!

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12/17/2013

The Stowe Recreation Path Becomes Transformed for the Stowe Tour de Snow!

When families come to Stowe during the winter season, snow activities are usually first and foremost in their minds and if you’re looking for a new snow experience, the Stowe Tour de Snow is the perfect event.  Enjoy a full day of activities on the Stowe Recreation Path with FREE Nordic ski equipment and lessons offered to all registered children.  Fun-filled activities provided by local merchants and friends of the Rec Path will be available throughout the day, along with a Vintage Cross-Country Ski Race sponsored by The Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum.

Tour de SnowStowe Tour de Snow
Stowe Recreation Path
January 19, 2014
12:30 – 4:00 PM

Highlights:
Yoga Slack Lines
Dog Sledding
Nordic Terrain Park
Learn to Ski & Snowshoe Clinics
Dunk Tank
Biathlon & Air Rifle Target Shooting
Hockey Puck Shooting
Sled-pulling Contest
Slalom Ski Course Competition
Snow Disc Golf
Winter Arts & Crafts
Food & Drinks & Free Samples

Finish Celebrations will take place in the heart of Stowe Village, in the Helen Day Art Center from 3 – 4 PM.  Pick and choose the activities you want…try to do them all…or just tag along and watch your kids have fun!  All proceeds from the Stowe Tour de Snow help to enhance the winter use of the Stowe Rec Path and to benefit S.K.I.S (Skiing Kids in Schools).

The Green Mountain Inn, located directly on Main Street in Stowe, is excited to welcome everyone for this highly anticipated event.  The Stowe Tour de Snow showcases 5.3 miles of the best of what Stowe has to offer during the winter for everyone to enjoy.  Make your plans now for a great Vermont family getaway at our luxurious Stowe Inn.

Image courtesy of Stowe Tour de Snow

12/10/2013

Dog Sledding in Stowe Makes for the Perfect Vermont Getaway!

Are you looking for an activity that the whole family can enjoy?  Do you love snow?  Look no further, because dog sledding in Stowe is a great way for the whole family to enjoy the snow and scenery together on an exhilarating dog-led sleigh journey through the majestic trails of the Green Mountains.  There are many locations that offer several types of tours, but here are two of our favorites:

Umiak dogsleddingUmiak Dog-Sledding
Main Street, Stowe
Offers 2-hour backcountry dogsled tours at Little River State Park in Waterbury and 20 minute sled dog rides at Stoweflake in Stowe.  Trip are designed to be educations and interactive. 

“Experience the thrill of 12 Siberian Huskies gracefully running your sled through the snow. Get ready to "Gee" and "Haw" through the scenic trails of Vermont. Dogsledding is sure put a smile on your face and creates a lasting memory.” from the Umiak Dog-Sledding website

Dog sleddingPeace Pups Dogsledding
Lake Elmore, VT
Dogsled experiences are available at their Lake Elmore location and also at Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe.  Reservations are recommended.

 “It's more than just a ride! Learn what is required to maintain a team of Siberian Huskies, what equipment is used and how we put it all together to move down the trail. Our guided tours are a great way to see the Vermont wilderness and learn all you ever wanted to know about dogsledding.” from the Peace Pups Dogsledding website

Make it a great Vermont family getaway with a fun and exciting dog sledding adventure in Stowe and make it complete with a stay at the Green Mountain Inn.  Luxurious accommodations and attentive staff await your arrival.  We hope to see you soon.

12/03/2013

Trapp Nordic Cup Time Trial Series – A New Timed 5K Race!

We know we don’t have to give you a reason to come to Stowe; everyone knows that the skiing is amazing and the scenery is something from fairy tales – but if we needed to have one, the brand new Trapp Nordic Cup Time Trial Series would be it!  Beginning on December 31 and running for 10 weeks through February 25, every Tuesday, skiers and skaters alike can compete on a marked race course complete with timing and start area.  Participants can choose their start time between 9 AM and 4 PM and can also compete in the 5K loop in skate, classic or both.

Trapp Nordic Cup Time Trial Series Nordic skiing
Trapp Family Lodge
Every Tuesday – December 31 – February 25
Cost is $60 for the series or $8 per race

The Green Mountain Inn is located just 10 minutes from Trapp Family Lodge and is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the most popular season in Stowe.  With our newly upgraded outdoor heated pool area, complete with in-ground Jacuzzi, to our comfortable and thoughtfully appointed guest rooms, your stay in Stowe will be the best it can be.  We hope to see you soon and we wish all who participate the best of luck!

Image courtesy of agreenwriter

11/26/2013

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

Are you spending the Thanksgiving holiday in Stowe this year?  It’s a great time to take advantage of spectacular shopping and entertainment that’s plentiful throughout the area.  If sugar plum faeries are part of your Thanksgiving tradition, then head on over to the Stowe/Mad River Dance Academy to witness ballet perfection in their production of The Nutcracker.  With a little luck, you may even be able to hit the slopes, as Stowe Mountain Resort celebrated their Opening Day on November 23rd.

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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 one of our two in-house restaurants, The Main Street Dining Room, and relax in luxurious accommodations accompanied by outstanding service from our dedicated staff.

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

11/19/2013

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

The winter season around Stowe is something unique, and our little village certainly know how to welcome it in style!  With amazing holiday music, a lantern parade, a festival of trees and light, even more shopping hours and the Grand Opening of our brand new Stowe Ice Arena, 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, starting on December 5.

Traditional Christmas in StoweA Traditional Christmas in Stowe
December 5 – 7, 2013

Thursday, December 5
7:30 PM – Stowe Performing Arts presents The Rose Ensemble “And Glory Shone Around” – at the Stowe Community Church.  Tickets available at StowePerformingArts.com

Friday, December 6
11:00 AM – Candy Cane Making Demos –
at Laughing Moon Chocolates
Candy Canes4:30 – 5:30 PM – Children’s Lantern Parade – Caroling and tree lighting by Stowe Elementary students and the Green Mountain Choraleers.
6:00 – 8:00 PM – Festival of Trees and Lights – The Giving Tree & Member Show at the Helen Day Art Center – Opening Ceremony
Until 9:00 PM – Noel Night – Special discounts, holiday treats, free gift wrapping and longer shopping hours.

Saturday, December 7
Christmas-Tree10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Alpine Christmas Market – at the Akeley Memorial Building Town Hall Theater & Plaza.  Local artists and artisans offering wonderful gifts for the holiday season.
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Candy Cane Making Demos – at Laughing Moon Chocolates
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Christmas Caroling – on Main Street & in the Town Hall Theater
11:30 AM – Arrival of Santa by Hay Wagon at Stowe Mercantile
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Grand Opening Ceremony of New Stowe Ice Arena
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Free Hay Rides – stops at Stowe Mercantile and David Gale Center, Santa visits with kids at Stowe Mercantile, Winter Family Day at David Gale Center
Until 8:00 PM – Noel Night

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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