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ANTIQUE CAR SHOW IN STOWE: AN AUTO ENTHUSIAST’S HEAVEN

If you are an auto enthusiast, then the Antique Car Show in Stowe is where you want to be this August 12th through the 14th.   With over 800 antique and classic cars in Stowe on display, this show has been a lasting favorite in Vermont, 2016 being its 59th year in Stowe.

Events Taking Place at the Antique Car Show in Stowe

Being one of the largest and oldest, this car show in Stowe remains an adored summer tradition in Vermont. Here are some events to look forward to: car-show

  • Automobile judging
  • Automobile parade
  • Youth judging
  • Vintage fashion judging
  • Flea Market and car corral
  • Street dance

This year, race cars will be included in the show as well, helping to make it one of the top annual events in Stowe.

Why See this Car Show in Stowe?

Apart from the spectacular antique car shows on display, the chance for the younger generations to see classic cars that are no longer in production and a fun take on learning about the history of automobiles, this car show has many events that bring people together. Even if you aren’t an auto enthusiast, there is lots of fun to be had. This year, the show is sponsored by the Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts. Bring the family along, there’ll be lots to see and many food concessions to fill your tank up as you enjoy the show.

If you’re visiting Vermont for this show, you’ll need a convenient location to stay in. The Green Mountain Inn is located in the heart of Stowe and offers the perfect combination of modern comfort with classic ambience. Featuring lots of amenities, the Green Mountain Inn is the perfect location for destination weddings, weekend getaways, and family vacations. Book your stay with us to enjoy our warm and friendly hospitality, as well as our perfectly convenient location.


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:

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  • 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!


Get in the Spirit at Stowe Brewers Festival 2016

Craft beer aficionados, cider lovers, and spirit enthusiasts alike will love to spend some time at the 2016 Stowe Brewers Festival. The event features spirits, cider, and fine craft beer to sample and sip, as well as a food truck round-up, live music, and plenty of fun vendors to browse. With one session of sampling on Friday, July 29 and two sessions on Saturday, July 30, there’s sure to be something to wet your whistle.

A Fun Craft Beer Festival in Vermont Featuring Local Tastes

Beer-festivalJust a few of the brewers featured at this beer festival in Stowe include Brown’s Brewing Company, Frost Beer Works, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Havoc Mead, Stowe Cider, and Magic Hat. Featured Vermont distillers include Boyden Valley Winery, Appalachian Gap Distillery, and Mad River Distillers. Try a local craft beer (or two or three), sip on local cider, taste the wine, or drink some spirits. There're a plethora of options for all adults over 21 years of age.

Plan on attending this craft beer festival in Vermont, and while you’re at it, stay in a convenient location with lots of great amenities. At Green Mountain Inn, you’ll be minutes away from the festival and enjoy concierge services, massages, and other wonderful perks. Book your stay with us to enjoy the best that Vermont has to offer.


The Summer Concert Series in Stowe, Vermont is Music to Your Ears

Summertime is built for lazy days and picnics, but if you’re looking for a little more entertainment bring the family to beautiful Stowe, Vermont. Enjoy the Summer Concert Series brought to you by Stowe Performing Arts as they present two summer venues: Music in the Meadow and Gazebo Concerts.

Music in the Meadow of 2016

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  • July 10 the Vermont Symphony Orchestra brings you on a magical journey of music from around the world.
  • July 24 a party atmosphere that will make you want to sing and dance to music by The California Honeydrops and their funky blues style.
  • August 7 the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy band will have your fingers snappin’ and your toes tappin’ as they bring the swing, jazz, and Dixieland beats to the meadow.
  • August 21 Music in the Meadow wraps up with the USAF Heritage of America “Rhythm in Blue” Jazz Ensemble. This group is comprised of musicians enlisted in the Air Force and they honor our brave military through their music.

Gazebo Concerts of 2016

This free concert series takes place on the lawn of the Stowe Free Library every Tuesday from July 19 to August 9, and all you need is a picnic basket and a blanket or lawn chairs. Astrograss for Kids is a family show with sing-a-longs, fiddling hoedowns, dance contests, and a full-on bluegrass learning experience. If you’ve ever wondered if accordion players did anything besides polkas, then you’re not going to want to miss Those Darn Accordions as they take you on a musical journey in the “weird lane” of life. The third Gazebo Concert brings together the Morrisville Military Band and the Waterbury Community Band for their annual get-together with Broadway show tunes and patriotic numbers, for their grand finale of the National Anthem. The last concert presents Fireweed, a trio of acoustic guitar melodies that is reminiscent of Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

Green Mountain Inn

A picturesque place to stay when you come for the summer concert series in Stowe, where you will find your favorite amenities, friendly staff, and comfortable accommodations. Smiling faces and unparalleled customer service welcome you. You may arrive as a stranger, but you’ll leave as a member of the Green Mountain Inn family.


Don’t Miss the Helen Day Art Center Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: Exposed

If you’re looking for an interesting and fun activity that all the family can enjoy together, then check out The Helen Day Art Center Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: Exposed. Running from July 23 to October 15, this year’s event marks the 25th annual outdoor sculpture exhibition in Stowe. It’s a tradition you don’t want to miss out on. There’s something truly magical about exploring art in the fresh air.

Internationally Renowned Art Comes to Stowe

CoupleThe featured artist this year is the very talented JaeHyo Lee. This impressive sculptor creates artwork from materials like wood and metal. The results are awe-inspiring, powerful and majestic, especially when experienced out in the open air. Prepare to be wowed. You and your family will be filled with a sense of wonder and struck by the beauty of nature. The exhibition will include a mixture of sculptures and site-specific installations. You’ll be able to explore and experience them at your leisure while surrounded by nature and fresh air. In addition to Lee’s amazing art, the work of many other carefully selected artists will be on display.

Make Sure You Visit the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe

This show is an essential part of the community and culture here in Stowe. It’s always such a fun and unique day out. Children and adults alike will love the spectacle and be out in the open air. Enrich your life with art. Experience something new. This stunning exhibition will inspire you and your family.

Don’t forget to book your stay at the Green Mountain Inn so you can enjoy this fantastic event.

 


Reach New Heights at the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival

Stowe is a beautiful and serene town with activities to die for throughout the year. It may be small, but there is a great mix of fun for all ages and abilities to allow you to enjoy the cool fresh air, green spaces, and spectacular views.

Hot Air Balloon Festival in Stowe

Balloon FestivalOne of the major events happening in the summer is the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa.  Imagine watching more than 25 hot air balloons rising against the backdrop of the sunrise or sunset. That sight is glorious in itself, but what about when you look at the sunrise or sunset with no obstructions?

Just the open sky as it changes from one magnificent color to the other. If the sky is too high for you, you can still have a ride on a balloon while it remains tied to the ground. Everyone gets a ride suitable for them at the Stowe Balloon Festival from July 8 – 10, 2016.

Fun for All

There will be activities for kids too (and they get in free if under 12), so you won’t need to find a babysitter to attend them. You will, however, have to leave your pets behind. For safety reasons no pets or coolers allowed on the fields. You can have a chair massage or facial, enjoy live music, check out the gift shops and re-energize with some food, beer, and wine. 

Plan your weekend stay for this annual event in Stowe at the Green Mountain Inn.  We offer many amenities like our heated outdoor pool, game room, outdoor fire pit and of course, comfortable accommodations.  We look forward to welcoming you.   


Experience Stowe’s Old Fashioned 4th of July

If you have not yet made plans for the 4th of July weekend, consider coming along to Stowe’s Old Fashioned 4th of July celebrations.

Plenty of Events in Stowe This Independence Day

There is an array of events in Stowe to look forward to during the celebrations.

Old-Fashioned Village Parade and Festival Girl on the 4th of July

The traditional 4th of July parade and festival will delight the entire family. There will be music, clowns, animals and loads more. The parade will start at 1 PM and travel along Mountain Road, ending in Memorial Park where the festival will take place. Visitors will be able to enjoy musicians, street performers, caricature artists and plenty more.

Moscow Parade

You won’t want to miss this 4th of July parade in Stowe. The parade will start at 10 AM, and afterwards, there will be food, music and plenty of attractions for everyone in the village. Enter the pie-eating contest, show your strength on the climbing wall or simply soak up the atmosphere before the fireworks begin at 6 PM on the Mayo Farm. The 4th of July fireworks in Stowe are a tradition that is not to be missed.

Don’t forget to book your accommodations with us at The Green Mountain Inn.


The Ultimate Retail Therapy with 7 Miles of Sales in Stowe

With more than 70 specialty stores to browse in Stowe, you’re sure to find something to buy. From handcrafted furniture to fine art, crafts, jewelry, clothing and, of course, Vermont specialty treats, shopping in Stowe is a pure delight. That’s why you won’t want to miss the 7 Miles of Sales in Stowe in July!

The Best Stowe Sidewalk Sales You’ll Come Across

ShoppingIf you’re visiting Vermont in July, you have to check out the Stowe Sidewalk Sales. There’s no doubt you will find something special for yourself, and gifts to take back home.

The sales will be held from July 1 – 4, 2016 and promise incredible savings from loads of locally-owned galleries, boutiques, and specialty stores. This year, visitors will also be able to find maps around town to guide you along the 7 miles of fabulous sales. Don’t forget to look on the back of the map where you will find extra coupons to go towards the already-amazing savings.

If you’re in town on July 4, join Stowe’s Independence Day celebrations where you can enjoy music, food, fireworks, and loads of family fun.

Book Your Stay for the Sales

If you’re heading over to Stowe especially for retail therapy, book your stay with us at The Green Mountain Inn. Come and relax in modern comfort and spacious accommodations. After a day of shopping, look forward to complimentary tea and cookies in the afternoon. Soak those feet in our heated pool or Jacuzzi, or book a treatment at the massage center.

We look forward to welcoming you.


Spend the Summer in Stowe, There’s Loads to Do

Come and enjoy summer in Stowe this year. There are plenty of things to do in Stowe for the entire family. If you love outdoor activities and adventures, Stowe is waiting for you.

Try These Summer Activities in Stowe

Pool in the SummerSummer activities in Stowe are varied, thrilling and unforgettable. Stowe Soaring is particularly popular and one of the top soaring sites in New England. You’ll find the experience six miles north of Stowe, and it is the perfect opportunity to feel what it’s like to ride on wings. That’s right, soaring allows you to join an experienced pilot and take a ride way above the valleys and mountains. Glider rides are offered from May through October.

There are many family-friendly attractions in the area, too, including hang gliding in Stowe, biking, hiking and swimming. You’ll find three public beaches in the area, and there are designated swimming areas at Waterbury Reservoir. Try out the community pool, the Swimming Hole, if you want to have fun on the diving board and splash around in the competition-sized pool. There are also water slides, a child swimming pool and toddlers are catered for, too.

If hiking is more your thing, head to Mount Mansfield for the well-known Long Trail. This is a 265-mile trail system that crosses over Spruce Peak and Mt. Mansfield. Several connecting trailheads offer access to hikes for different levels.

Don’t forget to book your summer getaway with us at Green Mountain Inn. You’ll find us right in the hub of picturesque Stowe. We offer guests a blend of comfort and elegance and our well-appointed guest rooms promise luxury comfort and the utmost convenience. Amenities include a health club, spa, game room and outdoor pool. There’s always something fun to do in Stowe.


Check Out Our Vermont Staycation Hotel Package

If you don’t feel like traveling far this summer, why not take a staycation in Stowe? Our staycation hotel package will ensure you have a fun time in Vermont.

A World of Fun Awaits for Your Vermont Staycation

StaycationYour Vermont staycation is sure to be filled with endless adventure. Rent a kayak or canoe or book a guided trip for a different way to explore Stowe. If you’d rather be in the water, you will find public beaches at Lake Elmore, Caspian Lake, and Lake Eden. There are several designated swimming areas and even a rope swing and rock outcroppings. There is also a competition-size community pool with diving board and water-slide fun. For golfers, our Inn is located within fifteen minutes of four outstanding golf courses.

Stowe is also home to a bustling arts community, and there are always plenty of cultural things going on.

Book Your Stay

If you want great hotel deals in Vermont, check out our staycation package*. Our offer is exclusively for residents of Vermont and includes:

  • One night’s accommodations
  • A country inn breakfast
  • Complimentary afternoon tea and cookies
  • A Green Mountain Inn (GMI) VIP card when you check in that offers 10% off massage and dining

Come and enjoy the wide variety of amenities the Green Mountain Inn has to offer. While our Inn has a timeless ambience, we also have all the modern comforts you could need. Our team of dedicated staff is happy to provide world-class service. After a day’s fun activities in Stowe, enjoy a meal in one of our two restaurants or relax in the outdoor Jacuzzi and heated pool. Grab a drink at the pool bar or head off to the massage center for a treatment.

As hotel deals in Stowe go, we think you’ll enjoy a staycation in Vermont this summer!

*Terms & Conditions may apply - please visit us online for details.

Offer Valid  March 20- June 16  Midweek Sunday- Thursday  ( Excludes Memorial Day Weekend May 27-29)