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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!

Enjoy the View with a Fall Foliage Trip to Stowe!

Vermont in the Fall

"The first week of October in Vermont is the unbearably beautiful American time and place. Brilliant yellow birch-covered hills slope down to glowing green meadows. Every sugar maple along every country lane combusts in scarlet and gold. The autumn sun brightens the white church steeples in the pretty valley towns. Plump pumpkins appear in orange pyramids outside the crossroads stores, and the smell of wood smoke hangs in the air. The intensity of the season so overpowers the senses that autumn cannot be remembered one year to the next, so its splendor always comes as a shock." ~ Charles Kuralt, CBS "On The Road" Correspondent

Fall in Stowe is the perfect time to plan your vacation to Stowe, Vermont and the Green Mountain Inn can help with our Autumn Brilliance Package.

Autumn Brilliance Package Autumn
Available September 19 through October 18, 2014
(excludes Columbus Weekend)
From $276 per person

  • Two nights discounted lodging (minimum)
  • Daily full country breakfast
  • Scenic horse and carriage ride
  • Fall harvest picnic lunch “to go” with seasonal specialties and bottle of wine

All rates are per person (pp), based on double occupancy and do not include 10% Vermont State Rooms and Meal tax and 6% Service Charge

Call 800.253.7302 to make a reservation or visit our website to book online.

The best time of year to view the fall foliage in Stowe is typically from mid-September through late October, and as always, you can expect to have a spectacular show!  Check out for a convenient list of Scenic Drives, some Fun Foliage Facts and a Free downloadable Kid’s Activity Book.

Make your plans now to come and enjoy the fall foliage in Stowe and stay at the Green Mountain Inn for a true Vermont experience!  We hope to see you soon.

The British Invasion Car Show in Stowe!

British Invasion Car Show

The British Invasion Car Show is back and it’s sporting a new location – the Stowe Events Field!  From the tiniest of Mini Coopers to the grandest dame of them all, the Rolls Royce, the British Invasion Car Show in Stowe has become North America’s largest British classic sports car and motorcycle event!  It’s a weekend long celebration and a salute to the great British Motorcar and also to the British lifestyle, and every year, on the third weekend in September the town of Stowe becomes a bit more “ace”.  MG, Lotus, Singer and British racing cars are featured Marques for 2014.

British Invasion Car Show in Stowe
September 19-21, 2014
Saturday – 9-5, Sunday – 9-3
NEW location this year!
Stowe Events Field

Parking proceeds will benefit the
American Cancer Society

Friday – Driving Tour, Registrant’s Reception & Stowe Main Street Party Hosted by the Stowe Vibrancy Committee
Saturday – British Classic Motorcar Show, People’s Choice Judging & Concours d’Elegance
Sunday – The Notch Run Driving Tour, Tailgate Picnic Competition & The Competition of Colors
Saturday & Sunday – The British Pub
Friday thru Sunday – British Market Place & Auto Jumble & British Car Corral

Hundreds of British car enthusiasts descend upon Vermont to enjoy the winding roads and rolling hills of the area and to browse the over 60 classes of motorcars that compete in the British Invasion Car Show in Stowe.  The Green Mountain Inn is proud to be a supporter of the Show and welcomes one and all to come and experience the British culture through activities, crafts and unique British gifts all present at the 24th British Invasion Car Show in Stowe.  Make your reservations now and enjoy luxurious accommodations and thoughtful amenities sure to make your stay in Stowe exceedingly memorable.

3rd Annual Darn Tough Ride!

Darn Tough Ride

It forms a loop…starting in Stowe, over Mt. Mansfield, to Jeffersonville, Eden, Belvidere and back over Smuggler’s Notch…and it’s a Darn Tough Ride!  Mark your calendars for the much anticipated 3rd Annual Darn Tough Ride on Sunday, August 31st.  Sponsored by Darn Tough Vermont, the race welcomes cyclists from Canada and all over New England to Stowe to be part of this end of summer ritual that helps to raise money to support the Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy and Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports.

2014 Darn Tough Ride
August 31, 2014

Total Elevation – 8,000 feet
Riders are expected to complete the ride in less than 6.5 hours
Additional route options include distances of 65, 45 and a Family Ride.
After Party at the Commodores Inn with BBQ, live music, swimming, prizes and raffles
Ride is limited to the first 300 entrants

The Green Mountain Inn appreciates the work that Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy and Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports does for the many children that attend their programs and wishes everyone involved in the 2014 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.

Run, Bike or Hike to the Top of Vermont!

North Face Race to the Top

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 RTTOVT 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.

North Face Race to the Top of Vermont
August 24, 2014

9:00 AM - Race Start Runners/Walkers/Hikers
10:00 - AM Race Start Mountain Bikers
11:30 - AM BBQ at the Rusty Nail
12:00 PM - MVP Health Care Kids Run For Fun beginning at the Rusty Nail
12:30 PM - Awards and Raffle at the Rusty Nail

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!

Make Your Summer Memorable with Amazing Summer Activities in Stowe

Summer Time in Stowe

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.  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. 

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

Stowe Mountain Resort:
Alpine Slide – an exhilarating 2,300 ft. ride down Spruce Peak
Attractions Park – Bungee Trampoline, Climbing Wall and Obstacle Course
Auto Toll Road – 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 village 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!

Music in the Meadow Concerts is the Perfect Summertime Tradition!

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.  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! 

Music in the Meadow Concerts
Presented by Stowe Performing Arts
@ Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow
(Music in the Meadow concerts will be held in Stowe High School on Barrows Road in the event of rain)

July 20 – 7 PM – Quinn Sullivan, presented by the Juzek Family and Metropolitan Music
August 3 – 7 PM – Shemekia Copeland, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
August 17 – 6:30 PM – West Point Band’s
Jazz Knights, presented by Kneebinding, Inc.

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 22 welcomes The Cider House Boys, July 29; Francesca Blanchard, August 5, Morrisville Military & Waterbury Community Combined Bands, and August 12, Cosa Buena – Jazz, Latin, World, Groove 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!


57th Annual Stowe Antique Car Show!

The 57th Annual Stowe Antique Car Show is one of the oldest car shows in New England and starting Friday, August 8th, thousands of car aficionados will stroll through Stowe enjoying a plethora of vintage, fully restored automobiles along with a vast selection of items at the enormous automotive flea market.  Visitors can look forward to:

  • Over 800 antique & classic
    cars on display
  • Food Concessions by the Stowe Volunteer Fire Department
  • Giant Automotive Flea Market
  • Car Corral
  • Vintage Fashion Judging Contest
  • Vermont Crafters
  • Valve Cover Racing
  • Antique Car Parade
  • Saturday Evening Street Dance in Stowe Village
  • Automobile Judging
  • Awards Ceremony

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.

23rd Annual Helen Day Art Center Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: Exposed

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: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibitions in Stowe
Helen Day Art Center
July 12 – October 15, 2014


July 12, 4-7 PM – Opening Reception & Walkabout

Check back regularly for updates on events and artists

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!

Make Your Vermont Getaway Perfect with a Relaxation Massage

Relaxation Massage

When you’re planning a romantic getaway to Vermont, it should always include time for a relaxation massage.  Many of the activities that make Stowe so popular, or even just a long car ride, can wreak havoc on your muscles and hamper your ability to relax.  A soothing massage can not only help you unwind, but provides health benefits for conditions such as arthritis, Fibromyalgia and migraines and also helps to enhance sleep quality, give you greater energy and improve concentration levels.  The Relaxation Getaway Package from Stowe Village Massage is the perfect way to make your day complete.

RelaxationRelaxation Getaway Package
at the Green Mountain Inn & Stowe Village Massage

Book this package and enjoy:
Two nights lodging (add’l nights available)
Daily Full Country Inn Breakfast
Two 60-minute relaxation massages at Stowe Village Massage
*We recommend making your appointment at the time of booking

Fresh Fruit & Cheese Platter & 1-liter bottle of Spring Water 

SPA - Woman facial massageClick here for specific dates & rates.
Please call reservations at 800.253.7302 to book this package.

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, two night minimum stay is required to receive this special rate and does not include 10% Vermont State Rooms and Meal tax and 6% Service Charge.

The Green Mountain Inn looks forward to welcoming you for an absolutely wonderful getaway.  Enjoy stylish accommodations with all the comforts of home, attentive staff and an outstanding location that provides easy access to all the best attractions in Stowe.  We hope to see you soon!