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January 2013

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Scenic Tours of Stowe Vermont – by Horse, Ski or Car – Start the New Year off with a Great View!

Whether it’s by automobile horsepower, manpower, or by Gentle Giant horse power, enjoying scenic tours of Stowe, Vermont can be different each time you do it.  From the dramatic to the picturesque, Stowe offers a plethora of enjoyable and breathtakingly beautiful treks for the nature lover.

The Smuggler’s Notch Road – Route 108
Established in 1978 as a State Scenic Road under the Vermont Scenic Roads Law, this scenic route passes through the area of Mansfield State Forest and offers convenient pullouts and parking areas where rock climbing and hiking are popular activities.  During the winter months when snow arrives, the winding road becomes impossible to plow and is a favorite spot for cross-country and downhill skiers.

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.  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 at 11:00.

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!  All of us here at the Green Mountain Inn wish you the joy of family, the gift of friends and the best of everything in 2013!

New Year’s Eve Dinner in Stowe at Green Mountain Inn

What better way is there to usher in 2013 than with a traditional New Year’s Eve dinner in Stowe at the Green Mountain Inn?  Our Main Street Dining Room welcome you to come and enjoy the special ambience that gives you the heart-of-the-village feel amidst a roaring fire, hardwood floors and Walton Blodgett watercolor landscape paintings adorning the walls.  Choose from two expertly tailored menus for your New Year’s Eve dinner in Stowe.

New Year’s Eve Early Family Party
Dinner seating from 5:00 - 5:30pm; thru 8:00pm.
Includes a fabulous four-course dinner prepared by our Chef, magic and balloon art by Joey the Clown and at 7:00pm "New Year’s in London" toast!
$59 per adult, $29 per child (12 & under).

Prices exclude tax and service charge. 

Click here for our New Year’s Eve Early Dinner Menu

New Year's Eve Late Seating Dinner
Dinner and party from 9:00pm - 1:00am.
Includes a sumptuous four-course dinner prepared by our Executive Chef, glass of champagne at midnight, party favors and music provided by Peak Entertainment DJ!
$89 per adult (children's menu not available).
Prices exclude tax and service charge. 

Click here for our New Year’s Eve Late Dinner Menu

Welcome 2013 in style while you enjoy a delectable New Year’s Eve dinner in Stowe at the Green Mountain Inn!  Need a place to stay after the celebration?  The Green Mountain Inn has luxurious accommodations perfect for a long holiday weekend in New England.  Adorned with every modern amenity and showcasing outstanding Vermont hand-crafted furniture, our guestrooms, suites, apartment and townhouses will create a wonderful atmosphere and lasting memories to start the New Year off great!  Happy Holidays and the Warmest of New Year Wishes from our family to yours!

The Holidays are Sweet with a Reindeer Quest, Candy Cane Making and an Amazing Ski Package in Stowe!

Where else but Stowe could you imagine watching candy canes being made, going on a shopping hunt for Santa’s Reindeer and enjoying an amazing ski package in Stowe all in one visit?  When you take advantage of the Green Mountain Inn’s Ski, Ride and Stay Package, you’ve made the first step in treating yourself to an enjoyable experience in the Ski Capital of the East!

Ski, Ride and Stay Package
Green Mountain Inn
Starting from $109* per person, per day! 


One night accommodation
1-day lift ticket to Stowe Mountain Resort
Discount breakfast plan available at time of booking 

All rates are per person, per night, based on double occupancy and do not include 10% Vermont State Rooms tax and 6% Service Charge.
*Rate quoted available midweek (Sun - Thurs) Winter season; and 7 days early/late seasons. Weekend and Holiday rates available.


Call Green Mountain Inn reservations at 800.253.7302 for additional rate and booking information.

After you’ve had enough excitement conquering Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak, and its 116 trails and a 2,160’ vertical drop, change gears and head into Stowe to go on a search for Santa’s Reindeer in Stowe’s Reindeer Quest.  Shop at participating retail stores through December 24 and receive a reindeer card with each purchase.  Collect four different cards, cash them in and be entered into weekly drawings for fabulous prizes. 
If shopping is not your style, then head on over to Laughing Moon Chocolates where you can view or even join in on the making of Candy Canes.

The Holidays are a wonderful time around the area and with the state-of-the-art snowmaking operations going on, our ski package in Stowe couldn’t be more perfect!  We can’t wait to welcome you to the Green Mountain Inn during such a special time of the year and wish you the Happiest of Holidays!

Enjoy the “Greatest Stowe on Earth” at the 2013 Stowe Winter Carnival

The month of January is an exciting time around Stowe when the Stowe Winter Carnival brings amazing winter fun full of frivolity and intense competition.  Events include the Stowe Super G Ski Race, Kids Karnival Kaos, Snowgolf and SnowVvolleyball tournments.  The most looked forward event has to be the NICA sanctioned Professional Ice Carving Competition at Spruce-Peak Performing Arts Center.  Running January 19 – 27, the Stowe Winter Carnival offers something exciting for people of all ages.

Stowe Winter Carnival
January 19 – 27, 2013

Sample Schedule of Events:

Saturday, January 19 – Opening Night Celebration – 9:00 PM
Sunday, January 20 – Stowe Squares Revival – 8:00 PM
  January 25 -27 – Stowe Youth Hockey Tournament – Jackson Arena
Friday, January 25 – Stowe Super-G Schuss – 12:00 PM
    Saturday, January 26 – Snowvolleyball Tournament – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Kids Karnival Kaos – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
NICA Ice Carving Competition – 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  Carnival Finale Parties – 9:00 PM

Click here for a full schedule of events

The Green Mountain Inn looks forward each year to the Stowe Winter Carnival and welcomes you to come and enjoy all the wonderful activities and events planned for visitors.  While you’re visiting, the Green Mountain Inn is the perfect place to stay and indulge in exceptional accommodations, sumptuous cuisine and friendly staff catering to your every need.  We look forward to having you stay with us!


Rediscover the Green Mountain Inn & Stowe for the Holidays!

If you’ve never visited the area before, or it’s been awhile 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.  We've got a new format for our blog and with so many fun and festive ways to enjoy the Stowe area, we have a lot to share with you!

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

Bring the family or enjoy a couple’s weekend retreat in any of our 105 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.

Take 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)

Click Here for per person rates.

]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!

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