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Be Transported with Gentle Giants Carriage Rides in Stowe

Experience the beauty of the Vermont landscape in a unique way. For a transporting adventure to olden days of horse-drawn carriages and wagons, consider taking a trip with Gentle Giants Carriage Rides in Stowe. Rides include a choice of vehicle (carriages and wagons carrying anywhere from two to twelve passengers) behind peaceful Belgian and Percheron draft horses – the “gentle giants” that will pull your party through idyllic countryside, winding forested paths, and a covered bridge. This is a premier stop for horse-drawn carriage rides in Vermont.

Carriage Rides in Stowe

Stowe-landscapeThree types of carriages are available for a beautiful ride. Visitors can choose from a Victorian carriage and a surrey (both two-seaters and perfect for romantic rides) or a vis-à-vis carriage with room for four. A carriage ride is a romantic and intimate way to spend some time with a special person while enjoying the beauty of Vermont.

Wagon Rides in Stowe

Wagons are a perfect choice for large groups. You can choose from six-passenger or twelve-passenger wagons; both painted a cheery apple red. Take the whole family along on a relaxing, scenic ride through Vermont countryside with views of Mt. Mansfield.

Gentle Giants Carriage Rides opens at 11 a.m., seven days a week, all year long, weather permitting. You can call to reserve a ride. Rides are always private for just you and your group.

Horse-drawn carriage rides in Vermont are an excellent, pleasant stop during your trip to the Green Mountain State. Animal lovers will especially appreciate the noble beauty of the brown and white draft horses. Consider staying with us at Green Mountain Inn to complete the experience. We have a variety of accommodations to suit any size party, as well as a convenient location close to attractions in the Stowe area.

ZipTour Adventure in Stowe: Fun for the Whole Family

Stowe Mountain Resort is excited to announce its new ZipTour Adventure.  The attraction offers a wide range of awesome rides and activities that are sure to wow all ages and provide a great time for adventure seekers of all ages.  

Zip Lining in Stowe: An Adrenaline Adventure

Open to riders age 10 and up, these unique TreeTop Adventures in Stowe consist of a broad selection of zip lines, including:


  • Drops that range from 150 feet long and 10 feet off the ground
  • The Nosedive Zip, a wild ride that’s over 4,000 feet long and 130 feet up

The launching point is the summit Gondola, near the top of Mt. Mansfield (the highest peak in Vermont). Riders are projected from this peak back to base on a series of exciting zip lines. Before you take off, you have the option of riding alone or descending on side-by-side lines with another member of your party.

When you want to take a break from the peaks, head on over to experience a new type of excitement; as a bonus, all-day access to the Gondola SkyRide is also part of the ZipTour Adventure, giving you and your family the ultimate thrill ride vacation experience that you won’t soon forget!

Stay With a Quality Crew

When you’re worn out from your ZipTour Adventure in Stowe, you can return to comfortable lodgings and a relaxing atmosphere when you plan your trip with Green Mountain Inn. We offer year-round heated indoor pool and spa, convenient location and warm and friendly service.

We strive to go above and beyond your expectations, so begin your zip lining adventures and book a room with us today!

Have You Registered for the Craft Brew Races in Stowe?

The Craft Brew Races in Stowe is May 21, 2016, and is the perfect opportunity for runners and walkers alike to come together in an appreciation of good health and great craft beer.

Beer Festivals in Stowe that Will Leave You Wanting More

If you’re active and you love local craft beer, you will love beer festivals in Stowe. Each of the events at the races comprises a timed 5k road race and then a local 3-hour craft beer festival. All the beer for the festival comes directly from the breweries.

Beer FestivalThe 5K in Stowe kicks off at 12:00pm, and all runners will need to check in before the start of the race to get their race number, 21+ bracelet, and timing chip. Why not make a fun day of it and grab your friends and family to create a team? There are team prizes up for grabs, including the Fastest Team and Largest Brewery Team. All participants will receive a medal when they cross the finish line, and awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers.

Don’t Miss Out on the Brew Festival

The festival will start right after the race. Runners will need to present their 21+ bracelet to gain entry. Festival-goers who have not taken part in the race and still wish to attend the festival will receive their 21+ bracelet at the gate. The same goes for Designated Driver ticket holders. Food trucks and vendors will be on site if you’d like to grab a bite to eat.

The festival urges attendees to have fun responsibly and to designate a sober driver. Designated drivers will be offered admittance of $15.

The Green Mountain Inn wishes all runners, walkers and participants a great time.

Don’t Miss These Vermont Hotel Deals

If you are overdue for a relaxing getaway and have been looking for hotel specials, look no further than our hotel deals in Stowe. For over a century, vacationers have been enjoying a relaxing getaway in Stowe. With so much to offer, from premium ice cream to delicious food shops, chocolatiers, maple syrup and an abundance of sporting activities, it’s little wonder Stowe is the number one tourist attraction in Vermont.

Hotel Specials in Stowe 

If you’re looking for great hotel specials in Stowe, we have just what you need.

The Relaxation Getaway Package includes:

  • Two nights of discounted accommodations Romantic getaway
  • A full country inn breakfast daily
  • A fresh fruit and cheese platter and a liter of spring water on arrival
  • Two one-hour massages at Stowe Village Massage

The Heart of Stowe Romance Package includes:

  • Two nights of discounted accommodations
  • A daily country inn breakfast
  • Chocolate- dipped strawberries and a bottle of champagne on arrival
  • Afternoon tea and cookies

Stowe is the perfect place to rekindle your love for one another. With activities throughout the year, you can enjoy bonding once more, be it in the outdoors on a hike or bike ride or taking a stroll.

Book Your Trip Today 

There’s no need to find other hotels in Stowe; book your relaxing getaway at Green Mountain Inn and look forward to modern comforts, classic atmospheres and a range of on-site activities from a spa and heated outdoor pool to a health club, fire pit and game room. Whether you are taking advantage of our romantic hotel packages in Stowe for a getaway for just the two of you, or planning a family vacation, we are sure you will enjoy our warm hospitality, comfortable accommodations and all the amenities you could need for a convenient and unforgettable stay.

To book your stay with us, call reservations at 800.253.7302. We look forward to welcoming you for that getaway you deserve!

Be Sure to Visit the Stowe Farmers' Market

If you have never been to the Stowe Farmers’ Market, you’re in for a delightful treat. This year the market will open on Sunday, May 15, 2016, and will run every Sunday through to October 16, 2016, from 10:30 AM – 3 PM.

Look Forward to Delicious Produce Locally Grown in Vermont

MarketThese weekly markets in Stowe have everything you could expect from a community market, especially when it comes to fresh produce locally grown in Vermont.  You will find stunning flowers, delectable baked goods and irresistible lotions, handmade soaps and all sorts of other body products along with a variety of locally crafted gifts. The market operates come rain or shine, and attendees can look forward to live entertainment as they sample the decadent artisan foods. Special events are held almost every Sunday, including local musicians performing jazz, bluegrass or folk music. There are also cooking and craft demonstrations held during the day and a range of other hands-on activities and even petting zoos.

The Stowe market can be found on Route 108, Mountain Road.

Looking for Somewhere to Stay During Your Visit?

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay during your trip to Stowe, book your stay with us at the Green Mountain Inn. Located right in the heart of Stowe we offer the perfect combination of modern comfort and classic ambience, and our 104 accommodations promise all the comfort and convenience of home along with complimentary Wi-Fi access and Egyptian cotton bedding. We also offer a range of activities and amenities, such as our heated outdoor pool and spa, massage room, a game room, health club, a cozy fire pit and even complimentary afternoon tea and cookies. We look forward to welcoming you and your family on your trip to Stowe.

Get Ready for an Active Spring in Stowe

It’s almost time for the seasons to change and that means tons of exciting spring activities in Stowe await you and your family. In fact, spring in Stowe is a rather active time.

Spring Activities in Stowe You Have to Try

A whole world of adventure and fun awaits you in Stowe. Some of the popular activities include:

  • Hike - StoweKayaking and Canoeing – guided tours and seasonal programs are available from Umiak Outfitters for all ages and skill levels. Rental posts can be found at Lake Champlain, Lake Elmore, and Waterbury Reserve.
  • Fishing in Stowe – from fly fishing to catamount fishing, there are a multitude of tours on offer for all ability levels. Take a drift boat trip down some of the most pristine waters in Vermont and try your hands at spin-fishing, ice-fishing and more.
  • Hiking in Stowe – with the stunning Worcester range as a backdrop and the majestic Mount Mansfield, the highest peak in Vermont, Stowe is truly a mecca for its hiking
  • Horseback riding – there are several top notch trails, rides and equestrian centers in Stowe that offer riding lessons, carriage rides and longer rides for all skill levels.
  • Golfing – our Inn is a mere fifteen minutes’ drive from four pristine golf courses, and there are even more golf courses within a 45-minute drive, so golf enthusiasts are truly spoilt for choice when they visit Stowe.

Book Your Stay with Us

If you’re coming to Stowe to indulge in the fun spring activities, be sure to book your accommodation at the Green Mountain Inn where you can look forward to even more activities, including the game room, spa, outdoor pool and, of course, comfortable accommodation.

Will You Be Attending the Stowe Weekend of Hope?

If you’ve never attended the Stowe Weekend of Hope or cannot wait for this year’s event, mark your calendars now. The popular weekend retreat in Stowe will be taking place April 29 – May 1 in Vermont.

What You Need to Know About This Weekend Retreat for Cancer Survivors

YogaThis well-attended weekend retreat for cancer survivors is an inspirational and healthy retreat weekend for survivors and their families. It’s the perfect forum for enlightenment, education, inspiration and of course, retreat, right in the heart of the restorative environment of Stowe. The experience is exceptional in that it offers support for survivors, their family members and caregivers. Each year the event schedule includes a variety of support groups, informational gatherings and hands-on workshops as well as retail environments that support growth and healing and plenty of time for relaxation. There will be ecumenical services, musical events and plenty of motivational talks designed to heighten the growth and healing experience.

The Hope and Wellness Through Movement for the Mind and Body promises a full day of healing activities such as meditation, biking and yoga. Participants can pick the activities they most enjoy and participate in those. The Heal Thyself Through Writing workshop is led by a clinical mental health counselor and explains how and why writing can help with the healing process. The workshop is a great platform for participants to discuss and read aloud their works while ending with an uplifting short essay. A wide variety of other workshops, talks and activities will take place during the course of the weekend.

Whether you are a survivor, going through treatment, a caregiver or a family member of a cancer survivor, this is the perfect opportunity to heal, relax, grow and learn. The Green Mountain Inn wishes attendees hope and healing.

Plan a Relaxing Easter Getaway in Stowe

Easter is the perfect time for growth and renewal. During this time of the year, you may feel the need to refresh certain parts of your life that demand a rebirth, focus on new priorities, or simply spend quality time with your loved ones. A few days spent in Stowe will allow you to achieve all these goals and benefit from a beneficial escape from your daily routine.

Get Ready for Mouthwatering Easter Dining in Stowe

The Green Mountain InnWhile staying at the Green Mountain Inn, don’t hesitate to take advantage of the special mix of amenities and complimentary services designed with your well-being in mind. Start by selecting the ideal room; then take the time to enjoy hearty breakfast at The Main Street Dining Room.  Have a nice chat with your family and friends over a lovely brunch or dinner at The Whip Bar & Grill for the holiday, and explore the beauty of the indoors and outdoors, which will inspire you to plan the details of several other exciting Easter activities in Stowe.

Explore a Great Variety of Engaging Easter Activities in Stowe

The Inn makes it easier for you to feel the warmth and light of Easter, by offering you the chance to explore the comfort and convenience of classic, deluxe and luxury rooms, as well as luxury suites, apartments and townhouses tailored to your every need and demand, in terms of accommodation options. During your stay, you won’t have to worry about finding new ways to prevent boredom, considering that there are so many things to do and see in the area.

For starters, you could choose to attend the sunrise service atop of Mt. Mansfield, and make the most of a complimentary, relaxing Mountain Gondola Ride, available from 5 am to 6 am. At the end of the service ensured by the Stove Community Church, you may choose to ride the majestic mountain or ski down to the hotel. After the sunrise service, you could decide to attend the annual Easter egg hunt, scheduled for 9 am. The event will take place at Spruce Peak Plaza, and will certainly guarantee plenty of fun for all family members. If this leisure activity appeals to you, don’t forget to bring your basket and get ready for a close encounter with the Easter Bunny.

Escape with a Stowe Bed & Breakfast Hotel Package

Come to the Green Mountain Inn on Main Street in Stowe and find everything you need for a relaxing getaway.

No one can provide you with a getaway quite like the one you'll experience at Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, Vermont. With its exclusively fashioned Stowe Bed & Breakfast Hotel Package, there's no detail or aspect of your accommodation that will fail to exceed your expectations.

Whether it's time for a family holiday, a couples’ rendezvous, an enchanting wedding or a solo retreat, this is the perfect place to let go of life's worries. Our location allows for nearby dining and shopping in Stowe, as shops, restaurants and cafes are all conveniently located within walking distance of our Inn.

Bed & Breakfast Package Bed & Breakfast Package

2 nights discounted lodging (additional nights available)
Daily country inn breakfast in the Main Street Dining Room
Complimentary afternoon tea and cookies

Rates Starting from:
$159++ Midweek/$185++ Weekends – June 19 – September 17
$194++ - September 18 – October 17 (excluding 10/9-11)
$143++ - October 18 – December 22 (excluding 11/25-27)

Call reservations at 800.253.7302 to make a reservation.

The Green Mountain Inn's engaging history, surrounding natural beauty and unerring hospitality make for a truly blissful holiday. Our Bed & Breakfast Hotel Package features some attractive amenities to make the offer even more appealing. You can look forward to a heated outdoor pool, spa, health club, game room and fire pit. When it comes to choosing from hotels in Stowe, you can't go wrong with a stay at our relaxing Inn. Stop by today to see everything that our exclusive package has to offer and to begin booking the getaway of your dreams.

Take Time Out for a Romantic Getaway in Stowe

Vermont romantic getaway packages are refreshingly affordable.

Stowe Village MassageMassage is a great way to ease the stress of modern life, but a good massage doesn't just feel good and relax you; it's healthy too. Massage relieves pain and muscle tension, and it may also help with headaches, stress-related ailments like insomnia, digestive disorders and sports injuries. At Green Mountain Inn, guests have their choice of package deals for almost any type of relaxation they need. Our Relaxation Getaway Package, that includes two 60-minute massages at Stowe Village Massage, is a great bargain for busy people and couples.

Green Mountain Inn has a long history of delighting and pampering guests with beautiful surroundings and comforting services in scenic Vermont. Serene views of the Green Mountains, fun and interesting activities and a range of accommodations from deluxe rooms to luxury suites provide guests with the perfect break from their busy lives.

Massage services at Stowe Village Massage Stowe Village Massage
at the Green Mountain Inn, give our guests the opportunity to experience the soothing
and healing touch of experienced, certified massage professionals. Our highly trained massage therapists are available for a full range of body work to relieve your tension, stress, anxiety and everyday aches and pains, including combination deals that are more affordable than individual massage sessions. Hydrotherapy, scrubs, wraps and aromatherapy complement a full menu of massage options, including stone massage, Shiatsu, Reiki, sports massage and maternity massage. Each service is designed to help you feel physically and emotionally better when you leave than when you first arrived.

When you want a romantic getaway, put the Green Mountain Inn in Vermont on your itinerary. Relaxing massage combination packages, the amenities of our beautiful hotel and the lovely surroundings will help you recharge and refresh. Take advantage of our Relaxation Getaway Package and make your visit to Stowe truly memorable.