19 posts categorized "Spring Activities"

03/25/2015

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.

Stowe Weekend of Hope Weekend of hope 2
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.

03/18/2015

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!

Maple syrup festivalMaple Sugar Festival
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!

03/11/2015

Spring is Coming to Stowe Vermont – Here’s Our Top 5 Ways to Enjoy it!

Are you ready for spring? Take advantage of our great ideas!

It has been quite a winter, and the snow doesn’t seem to be going away for a while - many are still skiing and enjoying the slopes.  Soon though, the fields will start to stir with new life and little bursts of color will be visible here and there, indicating the coming spring.  Here at the Green Mountain Inn, we’re getting ready for Spring in Stowe and we’d like to help you enjoy it just the same!  Here are some suggestions for creating a memorable getaway to our quaint little village.

  1. Take a Hike…literally!  Hiking
    The landscape of colors in Vermont are not only spectacular in the fall, but in the spring as well.  Just east of town is The Pinnacle Trail which will provide you with outstanding views of town.  The 265 mile Long Trail system is easily accessed in Smuggler’s Notch and offers diverse trails.  Wiessner Woods is perfect for a long leisurely stroll.
  2. Covered Bridges – from Emily’s Haunted Bridge (also known as Gold Brook Bridge) to the Stowe Walkway Bridge which allows visitors to cross over Waterbury River, a drive around the area will be the highlight of your day.
  3. Fishing – As trout season begins in
    mid-April, it’s notAntiques just the bears and squirrels that come out of hiding.  Many a fisherman take to the shores of our many beautiful lakes and tributaries for a resurgence of man’s oldest pastime.
  4. Antiquing – a trip to Stowe would not be complete without visiting many of the eclectic antique shops that are scattered throughout.  Springtime in Stowe Vermont is your chance to walk the streets and maybe chance upon something vintage that you’ve always wanted.
  5. Maple Sugaring – Early spring is a perfect time to visit the local sugar houses and get a first sampling of the sweet treat that Vermont is best known for – maple syrup.

Revel in the beauty of the brilliant blue skies, the blooming fields and the warm sunshine that all makes springtime in Stowe, Vermont a very special time of year.  Be sure to complete your experience with an overnight stay at the Green Mountain Inn.  Each unique accommodation at the Inn offers an expert blend of elegance and style, along with a convenient location giving you easy access to Stowe and all that it has to offer.  Choose from classic rooms with exceptional amenities all the way up to an exquisite Depot Street Townhouse for the larger family or group.  Visit our website for more information or to book your stay.

03/04/2015

Celebrate the Arrival of Spring at the Stowe Sugar Slalom!

Stowe Sugar Slalom

It seems that the word “history” or “tradition” comes up a lot when one talks about Stowe, especially within the ski world.  Being the quintessential ski town that it is, Stowe offers some of the most challenging trails and impressive vertical drops in the country.  For over 70 years, the historic Stowe Sugar Slalom has been celebrating the arrival of Spring and the tapping of maple trees, complete with live entertainment, challenging races, festive costumes and the ever-popular Vermont treat of sugar-on-snow, donuts and sour pickles at the finish line.  Drawing over 1,000 racers of varying skill levels and several hundred spectators, the Stowe Sugar Slalom is one of the most recognized alpine races in America.

Stowe Sugar Slalom Skiing 2
Run by the Mount Mansfield Ski Club
April 4th & 5th, 2015

All participants in the Stowe Sugar Slalom are invited to dress up in costumes best representing the theme of “A Spring Celebration” – from pink tutus to ape suits!  All age groups open to USSA licensed racers ages 10 and up compete on Saturday to qualify for the Sunday finale held on Exhibition Hill.  Masters class, all racers ages 21 and up with no license required, race on Sunday in two combined dual slalom runs.

The Green Mountain Inn looks forward to the Stowe Sugar Slalom each year, when the village of Stowe gets to share its traditions with locals and visitors alike.  Speaking of tradition, our Inn is steeped in history and offers a true Vermont experience – from four poster beds and handmade quilts, to stories of famous past guests and residents that have graced our halls.  Make your plans now for the perfect Stowe Vermont vacation.

02/25/2015

Sweet Success – Vermont Maple Open House Weekend!

Vermont Maple Open House

Vermont is the nation’s leader producer of maple syrup and because of all those sweet maple trees it’s also one of the most beautiful fall foliage displays in the country.  There are many wonderful things to be said about the state of Vermont, but one claim to fame would be that it’s called America’s Maple Syrup Capital and coming this March 28 and 29, maple producers all over the state will open their doors to show the public how it’s done!

Vermont Maple Open HouseVermont Maple Open House Weekend
March 28 & 29, 2015

During the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend, some sugarmakers will offer tours, tastings, and the opportunity to view generations-old methods for producing the amber gold.  You can’t just visit one sugarhouse either…there’s so many to choose from!  Keep checking back for the updated list of locations and times.

The Green Mountain Inn welcomes you to come and experience the true sweetness of Vermont during the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend.  As the days start to warm up, the sugar maples’ sap will begin to flow and the area will come alive with young and old getting ready to sample our state’s sweetest prize.  Plan a fun weekend and enjoy exceptional accommodations while here!

02/18/2015

A Night in Oz Gala 2015 at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe!

Helen Day Art Center Gala

The Night in Oz – Helen Day Art Center 2015 Gala, is set to be a fantastical journey for all that attend?  With a theme of a Night in Oz, guests are encouraged to bring their creativity and enjoy a journey to the Emerald City among the young at heart.  Delectable cuisine and cocktails and a silent and live auction offering hundreds of unique items will make the evening complete.

GalaNight in Oz Gala 2015
Helen Day Art Center
in Stowe

Stowe Mountain Lodge
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Schedule of Events:

Cocktail/Hors D’oeuvres/ Dinner / Silent & Live Auction / Music / Dancing

Black tie optional


The Helen Day Art Center is a member-supported, community arts and education non-profit organization in the village of Stowe.  Major exhibitions are displayed featuring internationally and nationally recognized artists both from Vermont and outside of the state.  Classes for youth and adults are offered all year including everything from figure drawing to video animation to painting.  A Night in Oz Gala, a special fundraising event, will ensure that the Helen Day Art Center can continue its mission to enhance the human experience through the visual arts.

The Green Mountain Inn hopes you enjoy your time at the Gala and visiting the village of Stowe.

01/28/2015

Saying “I Do” is All You Need to do with a Green Mountain Inn Wedding

Weddings in Stowe

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, rehearsal dinner and more!  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, Wedding 4
Vermont wedding at the Green Mountain Inn:

Village 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, 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, Wedding 5the Main Street Dining Room offers an atmosphere of beauty and charm within its hardwood accoutrements, fireplace and bar.

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 the two of you and up to four additional guests 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 taken care of.  We hope to welcome you soon!

05/27/2014

Thrilling…Exiting…Fun! Come Experience a Zip Line Canopy Tour!

Zip Line Fun!

Discover why Travel + Leisure Magazine called ArborTrek the “World’s Coolest Zip Lines”, or The Weather Channel included them in their list of “10 Thrilling Zip Lines Around the World”.  Take a look at ArborTrek Smuggler’s Notch and you’ll have just the right amount of adventure added to whatever you’re looking for.  Offering eco-adventures ranging from the serene to the extreme, ArborTrek Smuggler’s Notch offers various opportunities to explore and enjoy the beauty of the Green Mountains from high above in the treetops or from the woodland floor below.

Zip Line Canopy Tours: Experience an award-winning zip line eco-adventure like no other.  Ride up to 4,500 feet of zip lines, cross sky bridges and rappel from the tallest trees and get to see areas you would never even notice on an ordinary hike.  Combining the thrill of flying with the benefit of education, the Zip Line Canopy Tours are geared for any skill level and offer the pinnacle of enjoyment.

Treetop Obstacle Course: Designed with adventure trekkers in mind. Provides 40+ elements for thrill seekers to explore with different challenges ranging from easy to very challenging.  Slide, balance, jump, crawl, climb, dash, swing and stroll through the trees.

Climbing Adventure: Test your climbing strength on an artificial rock wall, vertical obstacles or an innovative tree climb.

The Green Mountain Inn is located just 20 minutes from ArborTrek and invites you to add one of their exciting adventures to your plans when visiting Stowe.  Imagine discovering the mountains of Vermont on a Zip Line Canopy Tour or sharing pictures with family and friends of your climbing conquest!  We hope to see you soon.

05/20/2014

Art on Park in Stowe – Make Your Summer Special!

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 place to visit during the summer months.  Thursday evenings, beginning on June 26, from 5:30 to 8:30 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!

Art on Park in Stowe
June 26 through August 28
5:30 – 8:30 PM

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 and 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.

05/06/2014

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

The Craft Brew Races is a series of six 5K races, with a race in each New England state, followed by a local craft beer festival open to runners and non-runners alike.  You have just enough time to get your Early Bird Registration in by May 17 and then the price goes up!  Held on June 14 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
June 14, 2014
Race begins at 12:00 PM
Brew Festival opens at 12:30 to non-runners

5k + Brew Festival fees include entry into the 5k, official Craft Brew Races finishers' medal, pint glass AND entry into the Brew Festival for unlimited sampling of over 20 local craft breweries!

Brew Festival tickets allow for entry into the Brew Festival for unlimited sampling of over 20 local craft breweries and a complimentary event pint glass.

Designated Driver tickets allow for entry into the Brew Festival for food and non-alcoholic beverages, live music and a complimentary event pint glass.

Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers.

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.

 

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