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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)

 


Make Sure You’re at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival in Vermont

Head over to Vermont between June 3 – 12, 2016 for the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival in Vermont. The festival is a 10-day celebration of live music the whole family is sure to enjoy. There will be four stages of live music with headlining shows taking place at the Waterfront Tent and Flynn Center for Performing Arts. There will also be nightly showcases in restaurants and other venues around the city.

Headliners for This Year’s Jazz Festival in Vermont

Jazz FestivalThe exciting jazz festival in Vermont always brings out the big acts and this year is no different. Headliners this year are set to include Charenée Wade, Randy Newman, Marcus Roberts Trio and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.

Randy Newman will be opening the festival on the Flynn Main Stage. Particularly exciting, Bela Fleck and Flecktones will be reuniting for a special summer tour, stopping off at one of the best music festivals in Vermont, on June 9. The multi-Grammy award winning group first formed in 1988 and quickly became one of the unique super groups in the history of music.

Vocalist Charenée Wade will also be making an appearance. She was the 2010 runner up in the Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition. Marcus Roberts Trio joins the festival, too, as Artist-in-Residence. The program invites jazz musicians to spend some time in the community participating in music education and engaging festival goers.

If you’re coming to town for the festival, be sure to book your stay with us at the Green Mountain Inn. Relax with spa treatments and luxury accommodations along with all the amenities needed for a memorable stay in Vermont. Our hotel offers the perfect combination of modern comfort and classic elegance, along with incredible views and an array of activities to enjoy when you’re not at the festival.

We look forward to hosting you.


Spoil Mom This Mother’s Day in Stowe

What better way to spoil the lady who loves you most than with a special Mother’s Day in Stowe? Join us for a day to remember.

Start Off with Brunch in Stowe

Mother's Day in StoweStart the day off with a delicious brunch in Stowe at our Whip Bar & Grill. Let Mom indulge in specialty cocktails, a variety of soups and appetizers and a range of delectable brunch specialties from the à la carte menu.

After starting the day with a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch in Stowe, book Mom in for a relaxing treatment at Stowe Village Massage. Choose from a variety of packages and enjoy massages in Stowe before heading off to explore the village.

Our Inn lies right in the heart of Stowe Village. If Mom is into art, there are several galleries as well as the Helen Day Art Center nearby. If you would prefer a walk after brunch, there is a recreational 5.5-mile path, perfect for a stroll. Perhaps a bit of retail therapy will be in order. If that’s the case, the village offers an abundance of fine jewelry, Vermont specialty foods, clothing and handcrafted goods.

Book Your Mother’s Day Stay Soon

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so don’t miss out on accommodations. Book your stay with us at the Green Mountain Inn and let Mom enjoy world-class service and comfort this year. We have two restaurants on site and a year-round heated pool along with an in-ground outdoor Jacuzzi. There is a kid-friendly game room for when Mom needs some downtime. In the afternoon, Mom and the kids can join us for complimentary afternoon tea and cookies.

After a beautiful day, retire to comfortable guest rooms complete with Egyptian cotton bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi, locally handcrafted furnishings and an array of convenient amenities.

Book your stay soon!


Get Ready for Chowderpalooza and Spring Art on Park in Stowe

Chowder ChefWhether you've been waiting for the next Chowderpalooza and Spring Art on Park in Stowe or have never attended the event and are keen to, you don’t have long to wait. This year’s festival will be taking place on Saturday, May 28, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Should it rain, the event will be held on May 29, 2016.

One of the Most Favored Events in Stowe

As events go, the chowder festival in Stowe is a popular one and just right for kicking off the summer. Local chefs will design and serve up some of their favorite chowders. They leave the judging for best dish up to the public. All you have to do is buy a $5 tasting bracelet, and you will be issued with voting tokens. Then you can set to work trying all the delectable chowders. Categories include veggie, red, white and open.

The chowder tasting will take place along Park Street along with the local artisan’s market, Spring Art on Park. There will be plenty of live musical entertainment, face painters and crafters selling crafts, fine art, and jewelry.

Come and Stay with Us

Coming to town for the event? Book your accommodations at the Green Mountain Inn. Nestled right in the heart of Stowe we offer the ideal blend of modern comfort and classic elegance. Our guests can look forward to the use of a heated pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, sauna and massage center. We offer complimentary afternoon tea and cookies too, and there are two on-site restaurants.

Come and kick off the summer at the Inn and enjoy the festivities of the Chowderpalooza and Spring Art on Park.

We look forward to welcoming you.


Have You Registered for the Craft Brew Races in Stowe?

The Craft Brew Races in Stowe is May 21, 2016, and is the perfect opportunity for runners and walkers alike to come together in an appreciation of good health and great craft beer.

Beer Festivals in Stowe that Will Leave You Wanting More

If you’re active and you love local craft beer, you will love beer festivals in Stowe. Each of the events at the races comprises a timed 5k road race and then a local 3-hour craft beer festival. All the beer for the festival comes directly from the breweries.

Beer FestivalThe 5K in Stowe kicks off at 12:00pm, and all runners will need to check in before the start of the race to get their race number, 21+ bracelet, and timing chip. Why not make a fun day of it and grab your friends and family to create a team? There are team prizes up for grabs, including the Fastest Team and Largest Brewery Team. All participants will receive a medal when they cross the finish line, and awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers.

Don’t Miss Out on the Brew Festival

The festival will start right after the race. Runners will need to present their 21+ bracelet to gain entry. Festival-goers who have not taken part in the race and still wish to attend the festival will receive their 21+ bracelet at the gate. The same goes for Designated Driver ticket holders. Food trucks and vendors will be on site if you’d like to grab a bite to eat.

The festival urges attendees to have fun responsibly and to designate a sober driver. Designated drivers will be offered admittance of $15.

The Green Mountain Inn wishes all runners, walkers and participants a great time.


Don’t Miss These Vermont Hotel Deals

If you are overdue for a relaxing getaway and have been looking for hotel specials, look no further than our hotel deals in Stowe. For over a century, vacationers have been enjoying a relaxing getaway in Stowe. With so much to offer, from premium ice cream to delicious food shops, chocolatiers, maple syrup and an abundance of sporting activities, it’s little wonder Stowe is the number one tourist attraction in Vermont.

Hotel Specials in Stowe 

If you’re looking for great hotel specials in Stowe, we have just what you need.

The Relaxation Getaway Package includes:

  • Two nights of discounted accommodations Romantic getaway
  • A full country inn breakfast daily
  • A fresh fruit and cheese platter and a liter of spring water on arrival
  • Two one-hour massages at Stowe Village Massage

The Heart of Stowe Romance Package includes:

  • Two nights of discounted accommodations
  • A daily country inn breakfast
  • Chocolate- dipped strawberries and a bottle of champagne on arrival
  • Afternoon tea and cookies

Stowe is the perfect place to rekindle your love for one another. With activities throughout the year, you can enjoy bonding once more, be it in the outdoors on a hike or bike ride or taking a stroll.

Book Your Trip Today 

There’s no need to find other hotels in Stowe; book your relaxing getaway at Green Mountain Inn and look forward to modern comforts, classic atmospheres and a range of on-site activities from a spa and heated outdoor pool to a health club, fire pit and game room. Whether you are taking advantage of our romantic hotel packages in Stowe for a getaway for just the two of you, or planning a family vacation, we are sure you will enjoy our warm hospitality, comfortable accommodations and all the amenities you could need for a convenient and unforgettable stay.

To book your stay with us, call reservations at 800.253.7302. We look forward to welcoming you for that getaway you deserve!