35 posts categorized "Summer Activities"

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.

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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. 

 

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'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.

06/18/2013

The Classic Summer Race – the Stowe 8 Miler for 2013!

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Now in its 32nd year, the Stowe 8 Miler Run & Relay welcomes runners from all over New England and Canada to enjoy the beautiful eight mile single-loop course which will provide them with a stunning view of the Vermont countryside and then straight through the heart of downtown Stowe.  This year, the newly added two-person relay will be back, comprised of a 3 mile leg and a 5 mile leg, after which all participants of both the race and relay will be treated to a post-race celebration on the grounds of Ye Olde England Inne, with Smuttynose Beer, Island made ice cream and much, much more! 

Stowe 8 milerStowe 8 Miler Run & Relay
July 14, 2013

Start: 9:00 AM Sharp – Town Fields on Weeks Hill Road
Finish: Front Lawn of the Golden Eagle Resort
Finish Party: Ye Olde England Inne 

The Stowe 8 Miler course is a rolling course with flat sections, with an amazing backdrop of Mount Mansfield and the Stowe countryside.  Starting out on a relatively flat section of Stowe, the race will eventually challenge its runners with elevation gains and challenging hills.  The Stowe 8 Miler race works closely with Stowe Parks & Recreation and also supports the Stowe Recreation Scholarship Program, allowing residents of Stowe to participate in Rec programs no matter their economic status.

All of us here at the Green Mountain Inn will be cheering for the runners and extend our best wishes for an outstanding race for each and every participant.  If you are in need of accommodations during your visit to Stowe, our staff is ready to help you plan your stay.  Give us a call at 800.253.7302 or check out our website.

06/11/2013

The Summer Will Fly By! Make Sure You Stop and Enjoy the Stoweflake Hot-Air Balloon Festival!

It’s the 27th Anniversary of the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival 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 12th through the 14th.  Starting at 4 PM on Friday, the Festival will kick-off with great folk and rock music from Jim Charonko and Jeff Nicholson (local Vermont legends!), with much more fun to follow.

27th Annual Stoweflake Hot-Air Balloon Festival Stoweflake hot air balloon
July 12th – 14th, 2013
Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa 

Get Ready, Set, Launch!

  • Children’s Corner including Bouncy Houses & more!
  • Live Band
  • Amazing Food & Drink
  • Balloon Launches & Tethered Rides

(Twilight Launches @ 6:30 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!

06/04/2013

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 Fireworkswith the Moscow parade and end 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 sale!

Old Fashioned 4th of July 

The Moscow Parade
Old-Fashioned Village Festival
The Stowe “World’s Shortest Marathon” – 1.7 mile run open to everyone!
Co-Ed Softball One Pitch Tournament – 5 guys & 5 girls
Soccer Fest – 4 vs. 4 – all ages
The Mayo Farm Events – food, fun, friend & fireworks – starting at 6 PM

 

Video courtesy of Go Stowe

Stowe 7 Miles of Sales
July 4 through July 8, 2013

In the Village:
Stowe Mercantile ~ Boutique ~ Ferro Jewelers ~ Galleria Fine Arte ~ The Art Store ~ Stowe Fabric & Yarn ~ Stowe Craft Gallery

On the Mountain Rd.:
Sleeper House Gallery ~ In Company Clothing ~ Oxygen ~ Skiershop ~ Harvest Market ~ Bumblebell ~ Yellow Turtle ~ Once Upon a Time Toys ~ Decisions, Decisions ~ Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens ~ Elements at Stoweflake ~ Green Envy ~ Well Heeled ~ Pinnacle Ski & Sports ~ Stowe Mountain Resort

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.

05/28/2013

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 Strawberries
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
  • Complimentary afternoon tea and cookies

Click here for seasonal rates throughout the year

Hot air balloonMany of the year round activities around Stowe make it easy to rekindle the romance with your loved one, but nothing says it quite like a hot air balloon ride.  It is the most incredible way to view Vermont and something that everyone should experience at least once in their lives.  Above Reality Hot Air Balloon Rides offers flights on a regular basis and has been rated by Frommers as “One of the World’s Ten Best Hot Air Balloon Adventure”.  Create memories, enjoy the scenic Vermont countryside and have the absolute best romantic getaway in Stowe Vermont that you could imagine.

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.

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