15 posts categorized "Spring Activities"

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, ArbortrekArborTrek 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.

Arbor trekTreetop 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.

Images courtesy of ArborTrek

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

Art on park banner

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 racesCraft 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.

Image courtesy of Craft Brew Races

04/29/2014

Locally Grown & Crafted Traditions at the Stowe Farmers’ Market!

Did you know that Vermont leads the United States in the number of farmers' markets per capita; and Stowe has one of the best?  The Stowe Farmers’ Market offers a taste of local Vermont with an emphasis on natural and organic, from locally-grown produce to organic meats and free-range poultry.  Buying local produce that was potentially picked that day is the best way to be sure what you’re buying will taste the best that it can and stay fresh longer.  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 – click here for a full schedule of entertainment!

Stowe farmers market
  Stowe Farmers’ Market
May 18 through October 12
10:30 – 3:00 every Sunday
Route 100 & 108 – Mountain Road
Next to the Red Barn Shops
Rain or Shine

Vendors:

Green Mountain Granola
Stencil & Stone
Rooftop Pottery
Vermont Maple Forest Products
Berkshire Botanicals
Applecheek Farm
Laughing Waters Silver Jewelry
It’s Arthur’s Fault
Vermont Cannoli Lady

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.

Image courtesy of Stowe Farmers Market

04/22/2014

Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend in Stowe at the 22nd Annual Spring Vermont Open Studio!

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.  The Spring Vermont Open Studio weekend will feature approximately 240 artist’s and artisan’s works from glassblowers, jewelers, potters, weavers, quilt makers, furniture makers and so much more.

22nd Annual Spring Vermont Open Studio Vermont Open Studio 2014
May 24-25, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Click here for a downloadable PDF Schedule

Spring Vermont Open Studio Weekend is supported by The Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing.  The Vermont Crafts Council is a non-profit organization serving the Vermont visual arts community.

Look for the yellow wayfinder signs and posters that will help you locate the studios you want to visit, or visit the Vermont Crafts Council website to request a free Vermont Studio Tour Guide booklet, which are also available at Vermont Information Centers or from the individual participating studios and galleries.

People who have experienced the Spring 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.  Learn about the dynamic participating artists located right here in Lamoille County like Seasholtz Glass Design, Wind’s Edge Studio, My Earthwork and Paint on Purpose.  We hope to welcome you soon!

04/15/2014

Spring Art on Park & Chowderpalooza!

Food and Fine Arts…now that sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday in Stowe!  Mark your calendars for May 24 from 11 AM to 3 PM for Spring Art on Park & Chowderpalooza.  Grab your spoon, because you’ll have a chance to sample a plethora of outstanding chowders created by Stowe area chefs and then vote on your favorite.  Chowderpalooza will be set up along Main Street and for one set fee you can taste a great selection chowders.  Then take a walk over to Park Street to work off all that great food and listen to live music and shop from the artists and artisans selling their wares at Spring Art on Park.

Spring Art on Park & Chowderpalooza
Saturday, May 24, 2014
$10 for 10 chowders

Spring Art on park

The Green Mountain Inn is excited to welcome you to our beautiful village of Stowe.  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.

04/08/2014

Garson Kanin’s “Born Yesterday” Kicks Off the Lamoille County Players 2014 Season!

The character of Harry Brock has been played by a few famous men including Ed Asner, Jim Belushi and more, and “Born Yesterday” will continue to entertain theatre goers when it kicks off the 2014 season of the Lamoille County Players on May 2nd.

Harry Brock is a crooked junk dealer tycoon.  He brings his showgirl mistress, Billie Dawn, to Washington, DC where he’s come to manipulate legislation of a crooked deal.  Fearing he will be embarrassed of Billie Dawn’s lack of social graces, he hires a “tutor” to teach her how to fit in.  Vivid personalities come to life when Billie Dawn surprises everyone and understands more that she should about human relationships, corruption and self-worth.

Garson Kanin’s “Born Yesterday” Born Yesterday
May 2-4, 9-11, 2014
Lamoille County Players
Hyde Park Opera House
Directed by Enid Rosenblum

Originally built to serve as the Town Hall, the Hyde Park Opera House has been the perfect location for the Lamoille County Players to entertain audiences from all over the country. 

The Green Mountain Inn, located just 20 minutes from Hyde Park is a great place to stay when visiting the area.  With our convenient location on Main Street, Stowe and a quick trip to Main Street, Hyde Park, following VT-100 N all the way, you can have the experience of enjoying a locally acclaimed theatre production and a scenic drive all at the same time.  It’s the perfect way to spend a weekend in Vermont.  We hope to see you soon.

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