42 posts categorized "Winter Activities"

11/12/2014

Come Join Our Town-Wide Celebration - A Traditional Christmas in Stowe!

Christmas in Stowe

The winter season around Stowe is something quite unique, and our little village certainly knows how to welcome it in style!  With amazing holiday music, a lantern parade, a festival of trees and light, even more shopping hours, Santa is going to have a hard time being the center of attention.  Make your plans now to join us for our town-wide celebration – a Traditional Christmas in Stowe!

Traditional Christmas in StoweA Traditional Christmas in Stowe
December 5 – 6, 2014

Friday evening, enjoy caroling and the tree lighting during the Children’s Lantern Parade along Main Street in Stowe Village and visit the Helen Day Art Center for their Members Art Show and Festival of Lights.

Saturday is a day of full of Christmas and winter festivities. Watch for the arrival of Santa at Stowe Mercantile, enjoy food and family activities throughout town and do some holiday shopping in the shops of Stowe and at the Alpine Christmas Market, in the Town Hall Theater, 2nd Floor!

The Green Mountain Inn is conveniently located directly across the street from Stowe Mercantile and within walking distance of many of the establishments participating in a Traditional Christmas in Stowe!  Continue your traditional Christmas in Stowe with a true Vermont experience at the Green Mountain Inn.  We hope to see you soon!

11/05/2014

Come & Find Out What Makes Stowe So Special for the Holidays!

If you’ve never visited the area before, or it’s been a while since we’ve welcomed you here, now is a great time to experience or even rediscover what makes the Green Mountain Inn in Stowe Vermont so special.

Welcome to the Inn
Historic Green Mountain Inn
A Village Resort Since 1833

Bring the family or enjoy a couple’s weekend retreat in any of our 103 unique guest rooms, luxury rooms & suites or village apartments & townhouses.  Enjoy two highly acclaimed restaurants on-site, The Whip Bar & Grill and The Main Street Dining Room, both providing a comfortable ambiance with a classic Vermont feel.  Relax in our year-round heated, outdoor pool, unwind in our fully equipped health club with Jacuzzi, sauna & massage services, or sit in front of the fireplace and indulge in our homemade cookies.

Xmas TreeTake advantage of our special
Christmas in the Village Package
which includes:

3 nights lodging (minimum)
Welcome bottle of wine w/platter of assorted cheeses, fruits & nuts
Green Mountain Inn commemorative gift
Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride
Christmas Dinner in The Main Street Dining Room
Daily full country breakfast & afternoon tea & cookies
(valid Christmas Week Only)

From $402++ per person

Staying at the Green Mountain Inn wouldn’t be complete without taking in some of Stowe's many fun and exciting winter activities.  From cozy sleigh rides, skiing, and ice skating to an abundance of fine galleries, dining, and unique shops, Stowe has something for everyone.  Don't forget to tour the famous Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, savor some Laughing Moon Chocolates, or even experience how maple syrup is made!

Let us help create the perfect New England Holiday getaway for you and your family at the Green Mountain Inn - Come experience all that Vermont has to offer!

10/22/2014

Opening Day Will Be Here Soon! No…Not for Baseball…but Ski Season Starts 11/22!

Opening Day for Ski Season in Stowe

When most people think of Opening Day, thoughts of hot dogs and sunshine and the cracking of bats comes to mind, but in Stowe, Opening Day has a whole different meaning.  The temperatures are dropping, the snow machines are being primed and Stowe’s scheduled opening day for the 2014-15 winter season is slated for Saturday, November 22nd (weather permitted).Stowe_mountain

Places like Stowe Mountain Resort are already gearing up for the arrival of winter weather enthusiasts on Mt. Mansfield, as well as the Green Mountain Inn.  What better way to welcome the arrival of winter than with a swim in an outdoor heated pool…yes, a swim outside…in the snow!

Come save money on your stay in Stowe with our Ski, Ride & Stay Package where you can enjoy 1 night of discounted accommodation, 1-day lift ticket to Stowe Mountain Resort and a discount breakfast plan when you book – all for $132 per person, per day!

We can’t be more excited to welcome you to our Inn for this special time in Stowe.  If you are looking forward to ski season as much as we are, give us a call today and reserve your accommodations.

10/15/2014

Need Help Planning Your Holiday Meeting or Social Event in Stowe? Let Us Help!

Have Your Meeting or Event in Stowe!

Planning a holiday meeting or social event can be a lot of work for even the most organized person, and the staff at the Green Mountain Inn can help to make your gathering an event to remember.  From family reunions, anniversary/birthday parties and corporate extravaganzas, our several different venues will perfectly accommodate any and all of your needs.  We’ll arrange accommodations, select menus, handle refreshments, assist with audio/visual equipment and work to make sure your event is seamless.

Village RoomHoliday Meeting or Social Event in Stowe
Green Mountain Inn

Village Room – a private, smaller venue perfect for a personalized social event.  Features a nearby dedicated kitchen, beautiful French doors, brass chandeliers and sconces and a view of our landscaped gardens.

Main Street Dining Room – Stunning hardwood floors, fireplace and full bar with dumbwaiter are accented by an expanse of wraparound windows overlooking the quaint village of Stowe.

Meeting Rooms – The Green Mountain Inn offers a variety of meeting rooms that can accommodate your meeting or social event in Stowe – from 10 to 80 guests!

The experienced, professional conference and meeting coordinators at the Green Mountain Inn will tailor-make an event that expertly suits your needs.  Contact our Event Coordinator at 800-253-7302, x606 get started with the planning!

09/30/2014

Perlman Music Program 4th Annual Stowe Residency

Perlman Music Program

“Founded by Toby Perlman 20 years ago, The Perlman Music Program (PMP) offers unparalleled musical training to young string players of rare and special talent.”

Having an opportunity to listen to talented, young string players is a privilege these days as music programs in schools continue to decrease to the disappointment of many.  The annual Stowe Residency by the Perlman Music Program lets Vermonters experience and share in the joys of beautiful music played by the next generation of classical music leaders.

Perlman Music Program Chamber music
4th Annual Stowe Residency
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
Passes & Tickets: Prices start at $20/concert
Sponsored by Sidney & Morgan Stark

Friday, November 7, 7:30 PM – Chamber Music Program
Features chamber ensembles created just for Stowe, playing exceptional classical repertoire

Saturday, November 8, 7:30 PM – Orchestral & Choral Concert
Features all 23 residency participants performing as a chamber orchestra conducted by Itzhak Perlman, and vocal ensemble conducted by Patrick Romano.

Come to Stowe and enjoy a weekend of truly special entertainment and outstanding musical talent.  The Green Mountain Inn is conveniently located to Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center and offers luxurious accommodations that will help to make your stay exceptional.  We hope to see you soon!

04/01/2014

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 Pool-winter
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
  • Coupon for $150 off a purchase of $350 or more at Ferro Jewelers
  • Complimentary afternoon tea and cookies

Click here for seasonal rates throughout the year

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.

03/11/2014

74 Years of Tradition & Celebration at the 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.

Sugar_slalom_small_1Stowe Sugar Slalom
Run by the Mt. Mansfield Ski & Snowboard Club
April 5th & 6th, 2014

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.

Image courtesy of Mt. Mansfield Ski & Snowboard Club

02/25/2014

Sweet Success – Vermont Maple Open House Weekend!

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 22 and 23, maple producers all over the state will open their doors to show the public how it’s done at the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend!

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!  Here are just a few in the Lamoille County area alone.

Maple syrupVermont Maple Open House Weekend
March 22 & 23, 2014
(click here for a full listing of participating sugarhouses Statewide!)

Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm
256 Falls Brook Lane, Stowe
Run by the Coty family since 1980 in the foothills of Mt. Mansfield

Butler Family Maple
689 Codding Hollow Road, Johnson
MapleSince 1846, seven generations of Butler's have produced pure Vermont maple products from the sugar maple trees on the Butler family farm in Johnson.

 Cold Hollow Cider Mill
3600 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Waterbury Center
Leading producer of apple cider and distributor of specialty Vermont food products.

Quarry Hill Farm
400 McGovern Dr., Jeffersonville
Quarry Hill Farm is a family run farm with a tradition of sugar-making and farming going back five generations.

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!

02/11/2014

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

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.  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.

Gentle giantsGentle 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.  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.

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! 

Image coutesy of Gentle Giants

02/04/2014

Enjoy the Winter on Foot with Snowshoe Tours in Stowe

Snowshoeing in Stowe has become one of winter’s fastest growing sports and Umiak Outdoor Outfitters has some amazing packages to help you get off on the right foot!  If you can walk or hike in the summer, you can snowshoe in the winter, with just a few more layers of clothing.  Enthusiasts can choose from a wide variety of terrain which allows you to go at your own pace.

UmiakSnowshoe Tours in Stowe
Umiak Outdoor Outfitters

Nighttime Snowshoe Tours:

Moonlight Cabin Snowshoe Tours – Mon., Wed., Fri., & Sat. - 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Guides will lead you to a hidden sugarhouse in the woods by the light of the moon (or headlamp) while you enjoy Vermont Cabot cheddar cheese, crackers and Cold Hollow’s hot, mulled apple cider all around a cozy fire.

Fondue Snowshoe Tour – Thurs. & Sat., 5:30 – 9:00 PM

Snowshoes 2This nighttime tour will lead on an easy walk through tree lined and snow covered trails as you learn about the great state of Vermont.  Waiting at the end will be a delicious Cabot Cheese and Laughing Moon chocolate fondue dinner.

Daytime Snowshoe Tours:

Top of the Notch Performance Sled Tour – 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

SnowshoersSnowshoes, sleds, snacks and a guide will be provided on this
fun adventure up to Smuggler’s Notch, with an exciting descent on a Hammerhead or Airboard sled.  Enjoy Cold Hollow hot cider and Cabot Cheese with crackers.

Ben & Jerry’s Snowshoe & Ice Cream Too – Sat. & Sun.
Tours meet every hour on the hour at Ben & Jerry’s – 11 AM – 4 PM

This quick ½ hour snowshoe tour through the beautiful woodlands at the factory is just enough fun before joining the ice cream factory tour and getting a sample of Vermont’s finest ice cream.

The Green Mountain Inn, located less than a mile from Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, is the perfect place to stay during your Snowshoe Tours in Stowe.  Enjoy a leisurely soak in our outdoor, heated pool or cozy up to the fire while you enjoy a warm drink and cookies.  Reserve your stay now and enjoy a wonderful winter getaway in Stowe.

Logo courtesy of Umiak Outdoor Outfitters

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