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2015 Annual Dickens Christmas Festival in Stowe

Celebrate the Christmas season during the traditional Stowe holiday events.

The Dickens Christmas Festival in Stowe is set to take place December 3 - 5, 2015. Join us in celebration of the holidays as the streets of Stowe Village come alive with lights, sounds and decorations. We invite you to enjoy this year’s three-day Dickens Festival with your family and friends and make it a tradition every year.


Travel back in time to 19th century London and see famous Dickens characters, a production of the Christmas Carol and the Children’s Lantern Parade and Christmas Caroling. Santa will make his annual visits to children on Saturday, December 5, at the Stowe Mercantile. Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities and take as many pictures of your children with Santa as you wish.

Shop for one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts and souvenirs at the Victorian Vendors Marketplace. Our local artists and vendors will display their unique artistry at the Village Green on the corner of Park and Main Streets. Our vendors will join you in celebration of the 19th century London era with vintage costumes and decorations. This event will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Along with the vendor marketplace, enjoy tantalizing food and great music.

The staff at the Green Mountain Inn welcomes you to our comfortable hotel located on Main Street in the historic Stowe area. We’re proud to celebrate the Dickens Christmas Festival in Stowe with local residents and visitors from all over. Our hotel is the perfect setting for family trips, weekend getaways, and special events. Visit our website to book your reservation and find out more about our special offers.

Christmas in the Village Package - Plan for Your Stowe Holidays!

Green Mountain Inn offers a great deal when it comes to spending your Holidays in Stowe, a picturesque mountain town.

If you are looking to make your holiday truly special, it is hard to find a better way than spending Christmas in Stowe with our Christmas in the Village Package. Loaded with great amenities, including our very special Vermont Christmas Dinner, this will make your holiday getaway truly special!

What a perfect way to make the most out of a winter holiday visit to New England. In fact, our Stowe hotel package is so enticing you may not even want to leave the charming and festive atmosphere of the Inn except to enjoy the horse drawn sleigh ride, which is included. When you arrive at the hotel, you will find a bottle of wine and a cheese plate waiting for you. The package includes Christmas dinner in the Main Street Dining Room, daily breakfast, and tea and cookies in the afternoons. You can spend your time either enjoying the cozy comfort of your room or exploring the village of Stowe, which is easily accessible from our hotel. 

GMI Holiday

Special Christmas in the Village Package Includes:

·  Two nights discounted lodging (minimum)
·  Welcome bottle of wine
·  Platter of assorted cheeses, fruits, and nuts

·  Choice of a Green Mountain Inn commemorative gift
·  Horse drawn sleigh ride
·  Christmas dinner in the Main Street Dining Room
·  Daily full country breakfast
·  Complimentary afternoon tea and cookies.

Nestled snugly among the picturesque Green Mountains, here you will find all the charms of New England for the winter holidays. All through December, the holiday spirit is alive in Stowe. The streets are lined with lights, and stores are decorated in seasonal finery and our Inn will be decorated to show it's festive side as well! The shops downtown are the perfect place to shop for presents or to browse the quaint goods on display. Come and spend your holiday with us and enjoy all the best that Stowe has to offer!

Please call 800.253.7302 to make a package reservation.

Valid Christmas Week Only:
Arrival Dec. 23, 24, or 25, 2015
Arrival Wednesday, Thursday or Friday
From $406++ per person
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.

Green Mountain Inn Packages for Fall & Winter Getaways

Enjoy fabulous hotel discounts for Stowe hotel.

Green Mountain Inn Packages for Fall & Winter Getaways in Stowe welcome the fall and holiday season here in beautiful Vermont. Bring your family and loved ones to enjoy the tradition and fun of the season. Packages include:

GMI in Fall - Couple on Porch

• The Fall Brilliance Package invites you to enjoy the colors of the season and includes two nights' lodging, a scenic horse and carriage ride, a harvest gourmet basket with a bottle of wine and more.

• The Ghoulish Getaway includes a lantern tour of Historic Stowe Village and a fun-filled, pick-your-own-pumpkin at a nearby farm as well as homemade candy treats.

• The Thanksgiving Harvest Package comes with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

• The Christmas in the Village Package has a horse-drawn sleigh ride and Christmas dinner as part of the festive celebration.

• The Ski, Ride & Stay Package includes a lift ticket to Stowe Mountain Resort and one night's lodging.

• The Bed and Breakfast Package is another favorite and includes a hearty breakfast to start the day.

• The Heart of Stowe Romance Package offers a discount at Ferro Jewelers as well as champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries.

• Because we all need relaxation and recuperation, the Relaxation Getaway Package offers two massages at Stowe Village Massage.

• The Country Inn Ceremony Package is for lovers ready to take the plunge and offers an intimate ceremony for you and up to four guests. A Justice of the Peace is provided along with a choice of an indoor or outdoor Green Mountain Inn garden setting.

Green Mountain Inn Packages for Fall & Winter Getaways in Stowe are the ultimate in Stowe hotel deals. Learn more about these packages and book a fabulous fall or winter stay with us at the Green Mountain Inn. 

Escape with a Stowe Bed & Breakfast Hotel Package

Come to the Green Mountain Inn on Main Street in Stowe and find everything you need for a relaxing getaway.

No one can provide you with a getaway quite like the one you'll experience at Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, Vermont. With its exclusively fashioned Stowe Bed & Breakfast Hotel Package, there's no detail or aspect of your accommodation that will fail to exceed your expectations.

Whether it's time for a family holiday, a couples’ rendezvous, an enchanting wedding or a solo retreat, this is the perfect place to let go of life's worries. Our location allows for nearby dining and shopping in Stowe, as shops, restaurants and cafes are all conveniently located within walking distance of our Inn.

Bed & Breakfast Package Bed & Breakfast Package

2 nights discounted lodging (additional nights available)
Daily country inn breakfast in the Main Street Dining Room
Complimentary afternoon tea and cookies

Rates Starting from:
$159++ Midweek/$185++ Weekends – June 19 – September 17
$194++ - September 18 – October 17 (excluding 10/9-11)
$143++ - October 18 – December 22 (excluding 11/25-27)

Call reservations at 800.253.7302 to make a reservation.

The Green Mountain Inn's engaging history, surrounding natural beauty and unerring hospitality make for a truly blissful holiday. Our Bed & Breakfast Hotel Package features some attractive amenities to make the offer even more appealing. You can look forward to a heated outdoor pool, spa, health club, game room and fire pit. When it comes to choosing from hotels in Stowe, you can't go wrong with a stay at our relaxing Inn. Stop by today to see everything that our exclusive package has to offer and to begin booking the getaway of your dreams.

Spring is Coming to Stowe Vermont – Here’s Our Top 5 Ways to Enjoy it!

Are you ready for spring? Take advantage of our great ideas!

It has been quite a winter, and the snow doesn’t seem to be going away for a while - many are still skiing and enjoying the slopes.  Soon though, the fields will start to stir with new life and little bursts of color will be visible here and there, indicating the coming spring.  Here at the Green Mountain Inn, we’re getting ready for Spring in Stowe and we’d like to help you enjoy it just the same!  Here are some suggestions for creating a memorable getaway to our quaint little village.

  1. Take a Hike…literally!  Hiking
    The landscape of colors in Vermont are not only spectacular in the fall, but in the spring as well.  Just east of town is The Pinnacle Trail which will provide you with outstanding views of town.  The 265 mile Long Trail system is easily accessed in Smuggler’s Notch and offers diverse trails.  Wiessner Woods is perfect for a long leisurely stroll.
  2. Covered Bridges – from Emily’s Haunted Bridge (also known as Gold Brook Bridge) to the Stowe Walkway Bridge which allows visitors to cross over Waterbury River, a drive around the area will be the highlight of your day.
  3. Fishing – As trout season begins in
    mid-April, it’s notAntiques just the bears and squirrels that come out of hiding.  Many a fisherman take to the shores of our many beautiful lakes and tributaries for a resurgence of man’s oldest pastime.
  4. Antiquing – a trip to Stowe would not be complete without visiting many of the eclectic antique shops that are scattered throughout.  Springtime in Stowe Vermont is your chance to walk the streets and maybe chance upon something vintage that you’ve always wanted.
  5. Maple Sugaring – Early spring is a perfect time to visit the local sugar houses and get a first sampling of the sweet treat that Vermont is best known for – maple syrup.

Revel in the beauty of the brilliant blue skies, the blooming fields and the warm sunshine that all makes springtime in Stowe, Vermont a very special time of year.  Be sure to complete your experience with an overnight stay at the Green Mountain Inn.  Each unique accommodation at the Inn offers an expert blend of elegance and style, along with a convenient location giving you easy access to Stowe and all that it has to offer.  Choose from classic rooms with exceptional amenities all the way up to an exquisite Depot Street Townhouse for the larger family or group.  Visit our website for more information or to book your stay.

Celebrate the Arrival of Spring at the Stowe Sugar Slalom!

Stowe Sugar Slalom

It seems that the word “history” or “tradition” comes up a lot when one talks about Stowe, especially within the ski world.  Being the quintessential ski town that it is, Stowe offers some of the most challenging trails and impressive vertical drops in the country.  For over 70 years, the historic Stowe Sugar Slalom has been celebrating the arrival of Spring and the tapping of maple trees, complete with live entertainment, challenging races, festive costumes and the ever-popular Vermont treat of sugar-on-snow, donuts and sour pickles at the finish line.  Drawing over 1,000 racers of varying skill levels and several hundred spectators, the Stowe Sugar Slalom is one of the most recognized alpine races in America.

Stowe Sugar Slalom Skiing 2
Run by the Mount Mansfield Ski Club
April 4th & 5th, 2015

All participants in the Stowe Sugar Slalom are invited to dress up in costumes best representing the theme of “A Spring Celebration” – from pink tutus to ape suits!  All age groups open to USSA licensed racers ages 10 and up compete on Saturday to qualify for the Sunday finale held on Exhibition Hill.  Masters class, all racers ages 21 and up with no license required, race on Sunday in two combined dual slalom runs.

The Green Mountain Inn looks forward to the Stowe Sugar Slalom each year, when the village of Stowe gets to share its traditions with locals and visitors alike.  Speaking of tradition, our Inn is steeped in history and offers a true Vermont experience – from four poster beds and handmade quilts, to stories of famous past guests and residents that have graced our halls.  Make your plans now for the perfect Stowe Vermont vacation.

Sweet Success – Vermont Maple Open House Weekend!

Vermont Maple Open House

Vermont is the nation’s leader producer of maple syrup and because of all those sweet maple trees it’s also one of the most beautiful fall foliage displays in the country.  There are many wonderful things to be said about the state of Vermont, but one claim to fame would be that it’s called America’s Maple Syrup Capital and coming this March 28 and 29, maple producers all over the state will open their doors to show the public how it’s done!

Vermont Maple Open HouseVermont Maple Open House Weekend
March 28 & 29, 2015

During the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend, some sugarmakers will offer tours, tastings, and the opportunity to view generations-old methods for producing the amber gold.  You can’t just visit one sugarhouse either…there’s so many to choose from!  Keep checking back for the updated list of locations and times.

The Green Mountain Inn welcomes you to come and experience the true sweetness of Vermont during the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend.  As the days start to warm up, the sugar maples’ sap will begin to flow and the area will come alive with young and old getting ready to sample our state’s sweetest prize.  Plan a fun weekend and enjoy exceptional accommodations while here!

A Night in Oz Gala 2015 at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe!

Helen Day Art Center Gala

The Night in Oz – Helen Day Art Center 2015 Gala, is set to be a fantastical journey for all that attend?  With a theme of a Night in Oz, guests are encouraged to bring their creativity and enjoy a journey to the Emerald City among the young at heart.  Delectable cuisine and cocktails and a silent and live auction offering hundreds of unique items will make the evening complete.

GalaNight in Oz Gala 2015
Helen Day Art Center
in Stowe

Stowe Mountain Lodge
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Schedule of Events:

Cocktail/Hors D’oeuvres/ Dinner / Silent & Live Auction / Music / Dancing

Black tie optional

The Helen Day Art Center is a member-supported, community arts and education non-profit organization in the village of Stowe.  Major exhibitions are displayed featuring internationally and nationally recognized artists both from Vermont and outside of the state.  Classes for youth and adults are offered all year including everything from figure drawing to video animation to painting.  A Night in Oz Gala, a special fundraising event, will ensure that the Helen Day Art Center can continue its mission to enhance the human experience through the visual arts.

The Green Mountain Inn hopes you enjoy your time at the Gala and visiting the village of Stowe.

Discover Stowe in a Whole New Way – Gentle Giants Sleigh Rides

Gentle Giants Sleigh Rides

From the dramatic to the picturesque, Stowe offers a plethora of enjoyable and breathtakingly beautiful treks for the nature lover, and the Gentle Giants horse drawn sleigh rides is a perfect addition to anyone’s stay.  Enjoying scenic tours of Stowe is a favorite of many visitors to the area because each time you venture out, the beautiful landscape gives you more to see. 

Gentle Giants Sleigh Rides

Jingle Bells comes alive at Gentle Giants Sleigh Rides! Visitors can experience the most scenic and romantic horse-drawn ride, pulled by Percheron and Belgian draft horses in a one or two horse, open Santa-style sleigh, beautifully lit with enchanting lights.  Venture through a covered bridge along an open brook, while winding through a picturesque wooded trail, all the while cozying up under warm blankets and enjoying a perfect New England experience.  Open daily from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM and early evening rides begin at 4:00 PM.

Winter fun

We love this time of year at the Green Mountain Inn and hope that we can look forward to welcoming you to our little slice of wintry paradise someday soon.  Spend your day exploring and enjoying all the wonderful scenic tours of Stowe, Vermont and then come and relax by the fire, have a cup of cocoa, or enjoy our heated outdoor pool! 

A Fun Week of Hockey – the Hyde Cup Hockey Tournament in Stowe!

Hyde Cup Hockey Tournament

Each March, Jackson Arena in Stowe welcomes hockey enthusiasts of all talents to one of the largest winter attractions it holds – the Hyde Cup Hockey Tournament!  Unique game rules and a friendly atmosphere make the tournament a fun and exciting experience for everyone involved.

Hyde Cup Hockey Tournament Hockey Puck
Jackson Arena in Stowe
March 17 – 21, 2015 

Registration is at the David Gale Recreation Center or at Stowe Arena
(a mail in registration is available)
Players: $95 Resident/$105 Non-Resident, Goalies: $50 Resident/$60 Non-Resident, Subs: $20/game

No hockey skills…even better!  Skaters in lower level brackets actually score double points for every goal, making them one of the biggest assets on the team.  Points are awarded to each team by winning periods, scoring goals, finishing with wins or ties and defending shut-outs.  Backchecking, passing, smooth line changes, defensive zone coverage and scoring are all optional.

The Green Mountain Inn welcomes you to Stowe for the Hyde Cup Hockey Tournament.  If you are coming from out of town, our Inn is the perfect place to stay.  Located just 2 minutes from Jackson Arena, your stay in Stowe will be convenient and fun, along with luxurious and comfortable.  We hope to see you soon.

A Fun Week of Hockey – the Hyde Cup Tournament in Stowe!