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Come Enjoy the 2017 Maple Open House Weekend in Vermont

During the early springtime, the nights are chilly and the days start to warm up. In Vermont, we call this sugaring season. This is the time of year when fresh maple syrup is harvested. Vermont residents celebrate this exciting time by holding a syrup festival.

Celebrate Sugaring Season in Vermont

The weekend of March 25 & 26 is when the Maple Open House Weekend in Vermont is held. We welcome you to join us for this special event, which will be held all day long on both Saturday and Sunday. When you come, you will get to enjoy the following:

  • Maple-sapVisit a variety of sugarhouses and try maple syrup from different areas in Vermont. We guarantee you this will be the best maple syrup you’ve ever tasted.
  • A pancake breakfast with fresh syrup, of course.
  • Live, local music.
  • A candy-making demonstration, which is fun for the whole family.
  • Try every kind of maple goodness imaginable, from maple donuts to maple cotton candy.
  • There will be plenty of food and drink vendors new to the festival this year. These vendors are excited to show you how they choose to celebrate the maple season.

Old-Fashioned Hospitality in the Modern Age

When you come to Vermont to enjoy your sugar-on-snow weekend, make sure you book your stay with us. At Green Mountain Inn, we show our guests old-fashioned hospitality. Our splendid Bed & Breakfast package includes:

  • Discounted lodging in our beautiful, cozy rooms.
  • A country breakfast—complete with fresh Vermont maple syrup.
  • Afternoon tea and cookies.

While you’re here, you can enjoy delicious meals at our Main Street Dining Room or The Whip Bar & Grill. Green Mountain Inn has so much to offer during this wonderful time of year — we hope that you will join us for all the fun.


Enjoy the Fun & Adventure of Spring Skiing in Stowe

There is nothing more fun and adventurous than springtime skiing. If you love taking advantage of the winter snowpack during the spring months, you need to know more about skiing in Stowe, Vermont.

Spring Skiing: Springtime Doesn’t Get Much Better

Why should you come to Stowe for a springtime skiing vacation? One reason is because of the vast number of ski trails—116 to be exact. Here are some more reasons why you should plan your next ski trip in Stowe.

Spring-skiing-stoweThe Best Snow: Mid-morning presents the best ski conditions ever: soft, relaxed snow. This type of snow has less ice in it and makes skiing safer and more enjoyable than skiing on watered-down snow.

Plenty of Snow Activities: Besides skiing and snowboarding, those who come to Stowe in the spring will enjoy plenty of other activities. Activities include snowmobiling, ice skating, dog sledding, and snowshoeing.

Gorgeous Weather: The sky is blue, the sun is shining, yet there’s still a nice crispness in the air. While the cool temps still make warm clothing necessary, the temperature isn’t nearly as cold as in winter months. That means you don’t have to dress in such bulky clothes when you go skiing.

Quickly & Easily Plan Your Ski Vacation in Vermont

When you’re ready to spend spring skiing in Stowe, stay with us at Green Mountain Inn. Our fantastic ski vacation package—Ski, Ride & Stay—includes a discounted holiday rate and a one-day lift ticket to Stowe Mountain Resort.

Green Mountain Inn offers comfortable suites, apartments, and townhouses. You’ll also have access to our massage therapy services and our heated winter pool.

If you want to take advantage of this package, you need to act fast. The ski resort is only open until April 23, 2017.

For the best springtime ski vacation, visit Stowe, Vermont and the Green Mountain Inn


2 Venues to Visit for Performance Arts in Stowe

Performance arts in Stowe are alive and well. Come visit our mountain village and find a surprising amount of culture packed into one place. See exciting live performances in Stowe that promise to provide fantastic entertainment.

Live Performances in Stowe for an Evening of Theatre

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center

Live-music-saxFor an intimate theater-going experience, try Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. This venue plays host to touring acts, local talent, plays, shows, and more.

The 2017 upcoming shows at this premier theater in Stowe will include Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band on February 18, a Carpenters Tribute Concert on February 25, and A Jazz Evening with Audrey Bernstein on March 4.

Stowe Theatre Guild

For plays and musicals in Stowe that bring the very best of theater, Stowe Theatre Guild is your venue.

The 2017 season at the Guild will include classic productions like Chicago, And Then There Were None, and Dogfight as well as a family-friendly show, The Addams Family. The season opens in mid-June and runs through October. Purchasing your show tickets in advance is recommended.

See the broad range of possibilities for culture and performing arts when you visit Stowe. A dramatic dose of live theater performances, boisterous musicals, side-splitting comedy, and musical talent are all on the menu. Choose to book accommodations at Green Mountain Inn for the ultimate stay in Stowe while you take part in the vibrant performance arts scene.


Weddings in Stowe: Truly Charming Affairs

If you dream about an intimate destination for your wedding with all the charm and coziness of an inn, yet space and flexibility to accommodate up to 110 guests, then you should consider Green Mountain Inn.

Whether you’re eloping or have a longer guest list, weddings in Stowe are sure to be unforgettable.

Where to Tie the Knot for Cozy Vermont Weddings

Intimate weddings are perfectly suited for Green Mountain Inn. Stowe-wedding

Small Weddings

If you want to keep the guest list short, we’re a perfect choice. We have venues that will fit small gatherings, like the Village Room, as well as accommodations for private ceremonies, like the Inn’s Library and Living Room.

For your reception, we have space that will seat up to 120 for dining or 80 for dining and dancing. Our accommodations have hardwood floors, a fireplace, and antique touches that will add magic and character to your event.

Country Inn Elopement Package

The Country Inn Elopement Package is a wonderful option for couples who want to elope yet also have a special ceremony.

The package includes discounted lodging for two nights, a country inn breakfast served daily, and everything needed for your small celebration.

Have the ceremony in the Library, Living Room, or in the outdoor Wedding Garden. Ceremony supervision and a Justice of the Peace to officiate will be provided, along with a 5” cutting cake, champagne, a pair of souvenir champagne glasses, and a special departure gift.

Your wedding in our cozy town of Stowe will be a cherished memory your whole life long. Let us help you create it at Green Mountain Inn.


For Your Vermont Winter Vacation, Plan on Outdoor Adventure

The ideal winter vacation can be found in Stowe, Vermont. With plenty of mountainous terrain, snow, forest, hills and valleys, activities run the gamut from dog sledding and carting to sleigh rides. Find out all you can do on your next Vermont winter vacation.

Winter Activities in Stowe to Get You Outdoors

Dog Sledding or Carting

Hop aboard a sled or cart behind a team of Alaskan or Siberian Huskies. These hardworking dogs are eager to pull you through miles of beautiful winter terrain in the area. In many cases, you can even help drive the sled. Businesses offering guided tours in the area include Peace Pups Dogsledding, Eden Ethical Dogsledding, October Siberian Sled Dog Adventures, and Umiak Dogsledding.

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing-coupleStrap on some snowshoes and tramp out into the wilderness surrounding Stowe. There are extensive trails to discover and breathtaking winter landscapes to experience. Go at a leisurely pace on Recreation Path, a flat trail that’s 5.3 miles, or try some difficult turf. If you love to hike, you’ll love snowshoeing!

Snowshoe tours are available in the area from Trapp Family Lodge, Umiak Outfitters, and Stoweflake Mountain Resort. Rentals are available at no less than seven locations in town, including the Nordic Barn and Shaw’s General Store.

Sleigh Rides

Sleigh rides are a cozy and picturesque way to take in the Stowe landscape during your Vermont vacation. Bundle into a sleigh behind a team of horses and glide through fields, forest, and snowy hills.

Sleighs can fit anywhere from two people to ten. Trapp Family Lodge offers rides every Saturday and Sunday all season long (through February 26, 2017).

For winter activities in Stowe and cozy accommodations, stay with us at Green Mountain Inn and enjoy country hospitality.


Retreat to a Romantic Getaway in Vermont

A lovely spot for planning your romantic getaway in Vermont is Stowe. The village itself is cozy and charming, nestled near Mt. Mansfield, and the Inn offers a special for couples looking to make an escape for romance.

Hotel Deals in Stowe for an Idyllic Trip

The Heart of Stowe Romance Package is just the right option for you and your loved one looking to get away from it all. It includes two nights’ discounted lodgings, a country inn breakfast served daily in the Main Street Dining Room, a romantic welcome with a bottle of champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries, and afternoon tea and cookies.

Valentine’s Getaway Activities in Stowe

Couple-making-snow-angelsFor your Vermont vacation, Stowe has lots of activities that are perfect for just the two of you. Take a romantic sleigh ride through the snow, head out for an exhilarating snowshoeing adventure along Stowe’s many picturesque trails, or spend an idyllic afternoon wandering through town and browsing the village shops.

There are over 45 unique stores, boutiques, and more to explore along Stowe Mountain Road. Find treasures including hand-crafted furniture, art, jewelry, specialty foods and local fare, clothing, sports equipment, and more.

The ultimate romantic getaway for two can be found in Vermont. Stay with us at Green Mountain Inn and experience the romantic scenery and charm of a mountain village. Relax, enjoy each other’s company, and have a fantastic time.


Ski, Ride, and Race at Stowe Derby

Looking for a little adventure to round out your winter season? You should come to Stowe, Vermont, strap on your skis (or hop on your fat bike), and join the throng of competitors who will race down Mount Mansfield.

Spice up your winter with some hot competition, whether you’re a pro or an amateur. Stowe Derby is the place to find it in the snow!


The Main Event: A Fat Bike and Cross Country Ski Race

The cross-country ski and fat bike race will happen on Sunday, February 26, 2017. There will be a variety of races to choose from for all skill levels, including a free chance to check out the course terrain and descent.

Child-skiingShort Course

The short course is about 6 km long and is intended for children six and up and their families. It runs along Stowe Recreation Path.

Long Course

Racers 14 years old and up should try the 16 km long course. Choose either the freestyle or classic category (freestyle allows ski skating). Or, if you’re an expert skier, take part in the Derby Meister race, which means you’ll compete in both freestyle and classic races, back-to-back – the ultimate challenge!

Fat Derby

Riders 13 and up can compete in the Fat Derby and race down Mt. Mansfield on a fat bike. Only experienced riders should enter the race. This one fills up fast, so pre-registration is recommended to grab a spot among 100 riders.

Stowe Derby Recon

If you want a preview for derby day, this recon event on Friday, February 17 at 1:30 p.m. will help you strategize! Ski down the mountain with a cross country pro, Trina Hosmer.

If you love riding your fat bike or heading downhill in a cross country ski race, this is the perfect event for you. While you’re in Stowe enjoying your winter getaway, remember to book your stay with us at Green Mountain Inn.


Soothe Your Senses with Our Spa Package in Stowe

For a peaceful, quiet trip with the goals of rejuvenation and relaxation, think about getting away to the mountains of Vermont and leaving the city behind. The Relaxation Getaway Package includes everything you’ll need for a two-day retreat from the stresses of your busy life.

A Hotel Deal in Stowe for De-Stressing

The Spa Package is a wonderful opportunity to step away from your hectic life and breathe easily. You’re sure to go home with a lighter mood and a spring in your step after experiencing all that the package offers.

Spa -massageIt includes a discounted stay for two nights (with extra nights available); a big country inn breakfast each morning; a platter with fresh fruit and cheese, and a one-liter bottle of spring water; and two sessions at Stowe Village Massage for 60-minute relaxation massages.

When you call and book this package, you will simultaneously book your spa appointment for your Vermont getaway.

Stowe Village Massage

Green Mountain Inn’s spa is a sanctuary for whole-body rejuvenation. Along with massages, the spa offers an extensive menu of other services, such as wraps, scrubs, aromatherapy, and reflexology.

At the spa, certified massage therapists will make sure you get the most relaxing experience possible. You can even customize your session to create your ultimate spa visit or spa day.

This is a great hotel deal in Stowe if you’re looking to retreat from your busy life for a while in order to relax your body and mind. Book your stay with us at Green Mountain Inn and you’re sure to find the tranquility you’re seeking in Stowe.


FILM: Warren Miller’s Here, There and Everywhere

Filmmaker Warren Miller is synonymous with movies about skiing and snowboarding. This legendary director spent 60 years capturing fresh powder, downhill adventures, and telling stories about the love of winter sports.

In fact, he released one film a year under his production company, Warren Miller Entertainment, up until the 1980s, when he sold the company. Some of his films include Deep and Light, Symphony on Skis, The Sound of Skiing, No Boundaries, and Winter People.

Now you can see new interviews with the man himself, not to mention take some grand snowy adventures, in FILM: Warren Miller’s Here, There and Everywhere.

Ski Films Enthusiasts Shouldn’t Miss

Snow-mountainHere, There and Everywhere will be playing at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center for a limited time at 7 p.m. on the following 2017 dates: Saturday, January 7; Sunday, January 15; and Monday, February 20.

Along with interviews with Miller, the film will feature adventures with names like Wendy Fisher, Seth Wescott, Collin Collins, Jess McMillan, and Matt Elliott in places like eastern Greenland, the Swiss Alps, Glacier Country in Montana, and British Columbia.

Tickets will be $16 to attend a showing of the film, which is sure to be an exciting and nostalgic look at winter sports films. Tickets can be purchased online at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center website.

 If you’ll be in the area to attend a showing of ski films like this one, book your stay with us at Green Mountain Inn and hit some slopes for the total Vermont ski experience.


Winter Rendezvous in Stowe

The largest gay ski week in the northeast descends on Stowe for five whole days of skiing, parties, entertainment, and activities. Winter Rendezvous in Stowe is guaranteed to break up your boring winter and give you plenty of opportunities for fun in the snow.

Join Gay Ski Week in Stowe for a Winter Pick-Me-Up

Snowboarder-jumpingLasting from January 18 to 22, 2017, the Winter Rendezvous will be packed with events. Outdoor enthusiasts (and indoor enthusiasts) alike will find something to love.

For skiers, snowboarders, dog-sledding enthusiasts, and ice skaters, Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak are the places to be. Besides skiing in Stowe, other outdoor fun will include horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing on miles of trails at the Trapp Family Lodge.

Other events will include a big bonfire with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, a 3D laser black-out party, an indoor pool party, performances (including comedian Julie Goldman and singer Jimmy James), and a big blowout party for closing out the festival.

Passes and Discounts

Guests to the winter event can purchases passes for whatever kind of experience they want. For instance, a Full Skier and Events Pass gets you access to every single event, discounted ski lift tickets, ski rentals, and lessons.

Or, a Non-Skier Pass will grant you access to all four events that don’t involve skiing. There are additional passes to choose from that will fit any budget or preferences. Guests can also purchase a la carte tickets to any of the events if they would like to add on to their pass, or just attend one or two.

Gay ski week in Stowe is a fun chance for LGBTQ skiers and fun-lovers to meet up and have a good time. Book your stay with us at Green Mountain Inn to have an extra-fabulous time.