35 posts categorized "Summer Activities"

06/10/2014

Make This Summer Soaringly Good at the Stoweflake Hot-Air Balloon Festival!

Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival

For 28 years, the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival has been bringing a weekend full of enjoyment and fun to the Stowe area, and the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa will once again host the highly anticipated event.  More than 25 hot-air balloons will grace the skies July 11th through the 13th.  Starting at 4 PM on Friday, the Festival will kick-off with great folk and rock music, children’s activities and even a Spa Tent where you can get a chair massage or facials!

28th Annual Stoweflake Hot-Air Balloon Festival Stoweflake hot air balloon
July 11th – 13th, 2014
Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa

Get Ready, Set, Launch!

  • Children’s Corner including Bouncy Houses & more!
  • Live Bands
  • Amazing Food & Drink – Food, Beer & Wine Tents!
  • Spa Tent for Chair Massages & Facials
  • Balloon Launches & Tethered Rides

(Sunset Launches @ 7:00 PM – Friday & Saturday, Sunrise Launches @ 6:30 AM Saturday & Sunday)

Click here for flight pricing information.

The Green Mountain Inn offers outstanding accommodations for your visit to the village of Stowe for the Stoweflake Hot-Air Balloon Festival.  Our convenient location will give you the opportunity to enjoy a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, but yet a close enough spot to be sure you don’t miss anything!  Make your plans now!

06/03/2014

An Old Fashioned 4th of July in Stowe & 7 Miles of Sales!

The Old Fashioned 4th of July in Stowe is as much of a tradition as July 4th itself!  The day starts with the Moscow parade and ends with Stowe’s incredible fireworks display, with a huge variety of family-friendly activities in-between.  All day long, visitors to Stowe can enjoy food, music, entertainers, fireworks and more and the Old Fashioned 4th of July in Stowe is not just about fireworks!  Beginning July 4th, everyone can enjoy the famous Stowe 7 Miles of Sales, a town-wide sale not to be missed!  More than 60 independent locally-owned boutiques, galleries, and one-of-a-kind specialty stores will participate in this event.  It’s Vermont’s largest town-wide retail sale!

Fireworks 4Old Fashioned 4th of July
The Moscow Parade
Old-Fashioned Village Festival
The Stowe “World’s Shortest Marathon” – 1.7 mile run open to everyone!
The Mayo Farm Events – food, fun, friend & fireworks – starting at 6 PM:

Live music with Chad Hollister ~ Face Painting ~ Balloons ~ BBQ ~ Kid Carnival Games ~ Ice Cream ~ Bouncy House ~ Pedestal Joust ~ Hay Rides ~ Touch-a-Truck ~ Old Fashioned Games ~ Popcorn & Cotton Candy & More!

7 miles of salesStowe 7 Miles of Sales
July 4 through July 6, 2014

The Green Mountain Inn, located right on Main Street Stowe, is the perfect place to spend your Independence Day celebrating our country!  You can walk to many of the wonderful establishments offering sales, and watch the gathering crowds, right from the comfort of our rocking chair front porch.  Indulge in a true Vermont experience and spend your Independence Day enjoying the Old Fashioned 4th of July in Stowe.  We hope to see 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.

05/13/2014

16th Annual Stowe Wine & Food Classic!

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 The Vermont Foodbank.  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.

Stowe Wine & Food Classic Stowe wine and food classic logo
June 13-15, 2014
Trapp Family Lodge

Highlights:

Friday, June 13 – Blues, Brews & Foodtruck Crews – 6-9 PM
Saturday, June 14 – Culinary Adventure: By Land & By Sea – 12-1:30 PM
Saturday, June 14 – Saturday Gala & Auction – 6 PM
Sunday, June 15 – Sunday Grand Tasting – 12-4 PM
Sunday, June 15 – Sunday Culinary Theater Sessions

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.

Image courtesy of Stowe Wine & Food Classic

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

04/01/2014

What’s Your Idea of a Romantic Getaway in Stowe Vermont?

Many people dream of taking that long awaited romantic weekend trip or packing a bag for an extended hideaway vacation and 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.

Heart of Stowe Romance Package Pool-winter
Green Mountain Inn
For a “Just the Two of You” Vacation

  • 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

Click here for seasonal rates throughout the year

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.

08/13/2013

Plan Your End of Summer Getaway in Stowe With our Late Summer Special Package!

Sometimes it’s the impromptu, spontaneous decisions that end up creating the best memories, and we’ve got the perfect offer to make your last minute getaway even better.  The warm weather is coming to an end soon and the Green Mountain Inn wants to invite you to come and discover just how amazing an end of summer getaway in Stowe could be with our Late Summer Special!  This offer is available by phone only and for very specific dates.

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Available by phone only – use Promo Code LATESUMMER
Sunday through Thursday only
August 25-29, September 1-5, September 8-12

Enjoy 25% off the booking rate 

Call us at 800.253.7302 or 802.253.7301

 

What is there to do in Stowe this time of year?  

  • The end of season sales in most 25-percent-off
    stores makes shopping even better
  • The views from the Gondola Skyride or Alpine Slide are outstanding
  • A refreshing hike is always a great way to enjoy the Stowe countryside
  • Rent a bike and explore the area
  • Average Temperatures in late August, early September: High – 70, Low – 45
  • Enjoy the cooler evening temps around our newly added fire pit in our renovated pool area!

Don’t wait! This Late Summer Special will end soon…just like the warm temperatures!  All you need to do is pick up a phone and give us a call.  Our friendly staff will be waiting to help you plan the most amazing end of summer getaway in Stowe, Vermont.  We can’t wait to welcome you to the Green Mountain Inn!

08/06/2013

Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy Presents the 2013 Darn Tough Ride!

Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy (MMWA) is a winter sports academy that provides academic programs for alpine and snowboard student athletes in grades 7 through 12.  September 1st, a challenge will be presented to anyone and everyone in the form of the 2013 Darn Tough Ride, a cycling adventure through Vermont to benefit the MMWA.  Featuring challenging ascents, breathtaking descents and an amazing group of people, along with popular sponsor – Darn Tough Vermont – the 2013 Darn Tough Ride fundraiser will allow MMWA students to further their education and accomplish their goals.

2013 Darn Tough Ride Darn tough ride
September 1, 2013

Complete course – 100 mile loop from Stowe to Jay Peak and back over Smugglers’ Notch.
Total Elevation – 8,000 feet, including 2 Category 2 climbs, 1 Category 4 climb and 6 Category 5 climbs.
Riders are expected to complete the ride in less than 6.5 hours
Additional route options include distances of 65, 45 and 25-mile route.
After Party at Black Diamond Barbecue with live music, prizes and raffles
Ride is limited to the first 300 entrants

 

The Green Mountain Inn appreciates the work that Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy does for the many children that attend their programs wishes everyone involved in the 2013 Darn Tough Ride a successful ride.  If you’re staying the weekend, take some time to visit The Whip Bar & Grill for an outstanding meal while in Stowe.

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