29 posts categorized "Summer Activities"

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.

Late Summer SpecialLate Summer Special
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.

07/30/2013

Are You Tough Enough to Conquer the North Face Race to the Top of Vermont

Drawing from areas across the US and Canada, the North Face Race to the Top of Vermont (RTTTOVT) welcomes some 800+ hikers, mountain bikers and runners to climb Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak and Stowe is the setting for this amazing event!  Organized by the Catamount Trail Association, the RTTTOVT course covers the historic Toll Road and encompasses 2,564 challenging feet on this 4.3 mile race.  Some participants come to beat their time or be the fastest…some come to enjoy the outstanding views that the Green Mountains provide…some come for the camaraderie and the inspiration.  Whatever your reasons, the North Face Race to the Top of Vermont will challenge and fulfill you.

Race to the TopNorth Face Race to the
Top of Vermont

August 25, 2013

9:00 AM - Race Start Runners/Walkers/Hikers
10:00 - AM Race Start Mountain Bikers
11:00 AM - Live music starts with Red Hot Juba
11:30 - AM BBQ at Midway Lodge at Stowe Mountain Resort
12:00 PM - MVP Health Care Kids Run For Fun at Midway Lodge
12:30 PM - Awards and Raffle at Midway Lodge

The Green Mountain Inn is proud to be a Lodging Sponsor of the North Face Race to the Top of Vermont and offers a convenient location along with comfortable accommodations for your stay.  Enjoy amenities such as an outdoor, heated pool and in-ground spa, in-room Jacuzzis and one of the top restaurants in Stowe, The Whip Bar & Grill.  While you’re registering for the race, take a moment to book your accommodations at our Inn.  We wish all racers good luck and hope to see you soon!

07/23/2013

Beat the Heat and Escape to Vermont with Summer Activities in Stowe

For over a century, people have been retreating to the upper New England states to escape the heat of summer and Vermont has some of the best locations to do just that.  Known as the winter sports capital of the East, most people don’t know, but the summer is actually the most popular time to visit Stowe and take advantage of some amazing summer activities in Stowe.  From hiking and amazing shopping to dining and as always, outstanding views and comfortable weather, summer activities in Stowe are plentiful and fun.

WaterfallSummer Activities in Stowe 

Suggestions:
Recreation Path ~ Hiking ~ Tennis ~ Swimming Holes ~ Auto Toll Road ~ Biking ~ Canoeing & Kayaking ~ Golfing ~ Zip Line Adventures ~ Dog Carting

Stowe Mountain Resort:

Alpine Slide – an exhilarating 2,300 ft. ride down Spruce Peak
Attractions ParkGondolaBungee Trampoline, Climbing Wall and Obstacle Course
Gondola Skyride – spectacular views all the way up to the peak of Vermont’s highest mountain.

The Green Mountain Inn is located directly on Main Street, Stowe and puts you in a prime spot for great shopping, dining and exploring the city of Stowe, and it’s just a quick drive to Stowe Mountain Resort, where you can enjoy a plethora of summer activities in Stowe.  Make your plans now to visit Stowe and have one of the most memorable summers ever!

07/16/2013

A Summertime Tradition in Stowe – Music in the Meadow Concerts!

Visitor’s and locals alike flock to The Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow, a spectacular natural amphitheatre, for a long running summertime tradition – the Music in the Meadow Concerts!  First started in 1976 and held in Whisker’s Field, Stowe Performing Arts has grown the Music in the Meadow Concerts into a perennial summer event for everyone to enjoy.  Much of the seating is “picnic style” and is given out on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t wait and get your tickets in advance through Stowe Performing Arts.

Music in the Meadow
Photo by Bill Jalbert
Music in the Meadow Concerts
Presented by Stowe Performing Arts
@ Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow
(Rain site is Stowe High School on Barrows Road)

July 28 @ 7:00 PM – BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont presents Citigrass.  A combination of Bluegrass and Rock & Roll.

August 25 @ 6:00 PM – KneeBinding, Inc. presents Carolyn Wonderland Band.  A Texas Blues whirlwind – bringing poetry, soulful vocals and amazing guitar skills to the stage.

If Sundays don’t fit your schedule, another treat for music lovers is the Gazebo Concerts held on the lawn of the Helen Day Memorial Building on Tuesdays @ 7 PM (Rain site is the Stowe Community Church).  July 23 welcomes Dave Keller and the Dave Keller Band, July 30; the Swing Peepers and August 13, the Nisht Geferlach Klezmer Band.

The Green Mountain Inn, located on Main Street in Stowe is great place to relax and unwind after enjoying an exciting concert either in the Meadow or at the Helen Day Memorial Building.  With exceptional accommodations and luxurious amenities all thought out with our guests in mind, our Inn will complete your stay in Stowe.  We hope to see you soon!

07/09/2013

56th Annual Stowe Antique Car Show!

The Green Mountain Inn is proud to be a Gold Sponsor for the 56th Annual Stowe Antique Car Show and is excited to welcome you to Stowe on August 9th through the 13th for one of the largest and oldest car shows in New England.  Visitors can look forward to:

56th Annual Stowe Antique Car Show
Nichols Field
August 9-11, 2013

  • Over 800 antique & classic cars on displayAntique car
  • Food Concessions
  • Giant Automotive Flea Market
  • Car Corral
  • Vintage Fashion Judging Contest
  • Vermont Crafters
  • Valve Cover Racing
  • Antique Car Parade
  • Saturday Evening Street Dance
  • Automobile Judging
  • Awards Ceremony

Click here for a full schedule of the Stowe Antique Car Show!

Thousands of classic car connoisseurs have converged on the little village of Stowe for over 55 years for the Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts, Inc. Stowe Antique Car Show.  The Show is located on Nichols Field on Route 100, just South of Stowe and takes place rain or shine!

The Green Mountain Inn is conveniently located on Main Street, Stowe and offers exceptional accommodations that are perfect for a weekend in Vermont.  Enjoy a sumptuous meal at the Whip Bar & Grill or lounge by our upgraded outdoor pool with the family.  Whatever your need, our attentive staff strives to give you the most memorable stay in Stowe that is possible.  We hope to see you soon.

07/02/2013

Exposed: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibitions in Stowe

The Helen Day Art Center in Stowe produces major exhibitions featuring internationally and nationally recognized artists, along with local Vermont artists and artwork.  Exposed, is the annual outdoor sculpture exhibition in Stowe that hosts sculptures, site-specific installations and participatory work from national and international artists, all on display throughout the town.  On Thursday nights, the exhibitions will be accompanied by video artists, writers, performers and musicians. 

 

Exposed 2
'Seed', Steel armature, drip irrigation, soil, burlap, grass and flowering plants, 2013
Ethan Bond Watts

Exposed: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibitions in Stowe
Helen Day Art Center
July 13 – October 15, 2013

Highlights: 

July 13, 4-7 PM – Opening Reception & Walkabout
July 18, 6-7 PM – Lizzy Fox Spoken Word Event
July 25, 6-7 PM – Danielle Selby Dance Performance
July 27, 12-8 PM – Andrew Oesch Storytelling Event
August 1, 6-7 PM – Montpelier Movement Collective Performance
August 8, 6-7 PM – Polly Motley, Molly Davies Performance
September 19, 6-8 PM – Maris Wolff & Robert Grundstein Performance 

The Exposed: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibitions in Stowe will be installed along Main Street, throughout the Recreation Path and on Helen Day Art Center’s property for all to see.

The Green Mountain Inn is located just minutes from the Helen Day Art Center and offers exceptional accommodations and a relaxed atmosphere perfect for your Vermont getaway or family trip.  We look forward to greeting you this summer!

06/25/2013

Make Sure Your Visit to Stowe Includes a Zip Line Canopy Tour!

Looking for an experience you’ll never forget…need to add some excitement to your stay?  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.

Arbortrek

Zip Line Canopy Tours: Experience an award-winning Arbor trek
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.

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