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June 2013

Make Sure Your Visit to Stowe Includes a Zip Line Canopy Tour!

Looking for an experience you’ll never forget…need to add some excitement to your stay?  Take a look at ArborTrek Smuggler’s Notch and you’ll have just the right amount of adventure added to whatever you’re looking for.  Offering eco-adventures ranging from the serene to the extreme, ArborTrek Smuggler’s Notch offers various opportunities to explore and enjoy the beauty of the Green Mountains from high above in the treetops or from the woodland floor below.

Zip Line Canopy Tours: Experience an award-winning
zip line eco-adventure like no other.  Ride up to 4,500 feet of zip lines, cross sky bridges and rappel from the tallest trees and get to see areas you would never even notice on an ordinary hike.  Combining the thrill of flying with the benefit of education, the Zip Line Canopy Tours are geared for any skill level and offer the pinnacle of enjoyment.

Treetop Obstacle Course: Designed with adventure trekkers in mind. Provides 40+ elements for thrill seekers to explore with different challenges ranging from easy to very challenging.  Slide, balance, jump, crawl, climb, dash, swing and stroll through the trees.

Climbing Adventure: Test your climbing strength on an artificial rock wall, vertical obstacles or an innovative tree climb.

The Green Mountain Inn is located just 20 minutes from ArborTrek and invites you to add one of their exciting adventures to your plans when visiting Stowe.  Imagine discovering the mountains of Vermont on a Zip Line Canopy Tour or sharing pictures with family and friends of your climbing conquest!  We hope to see you soon.

The Classic Summer Race – the Stowe 8 Miler for 2013!

Now in its 32nd year, the Stowe 8 Miler Run & Relay welcomes runners from all over New England and Canada to enjoy the beautiful eight mile single-loop course which will provide them with a stunning view of the Vermont countryside and then straight through the heart of downtown Stowe.  This year, the newly added two-person relay will be back, comprised of a 3 mile leg and a 5 mile leg, after which all participants of both the race and relay will be treated to a post-race celebration on the grounds of Ye Olde England Inne, with Smuttynose Beer, Island made ice cream and much, much more! 

Stowe 8 Miler Run & Relay
July 14, 2013

Start: 9:00 AM Sharp – Town Fields on Weeks Hill Road
Finish: Front Lawn of the Golden Eagle Resort
Finish Party: Ye Olde England Inne 

The Stowe 8 Miler course is a rolling course with flat sections, with an amazing backdrop of Mount Mansfield and the Stowe countryside.  Starting out on a relatively flat section of Stowe, the race will eventually challenge its runners with elevation gains and challenging hills.  The Stowe 8 Miler race works closely with Stowe Parks & Recreation and also supports the Stowe Recreation Scholarship Program, allowing residents of Stowe to participate in Rec programs no matter their economic status.

All of us here at the Green Mountain Inn will be cheering for the runners and extend our best wishes for an outstanding race for each and every participant.  If you are in need of accommodations during your visit to Stowe, our staff is ready to help you plan your stay.  Give us a call at 800.253.7302 or check out our website.

The Summer Will Fly By! Make Sure You Stop and Enjoy the Stoweflake Hot-Air Balloon Festival!

It’s the 27th Anniversary of the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival and the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa will once again host the highly anticipated event.  More than 25 hot-air balloons will grace the skies July 12th through the 14th.  Starting at 4 PM on Friday, the Festival will kick-off with great folk and rock music from Jim Charonko and Jeff Nicholson (local Vermont legends!), with much more fun to follow.

27th Annual Stoweflake Hot-Air Balloon Festival
July 12th – 14th, 2013
Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa 

Get Ready, Set, Launch!

  • Children’s Corner including Bouncy Houses & more!
  • Live Band
  • Amazing Food & Drink
  • Balloon Launches & Tethered Rides

(Twilight Launches @ 6:30 PM – Friday & Saturday, Sunrise Launches @ 6:30 AM Saturday & Sunday)

Click here for flight pricing information.

The Green Mountain Inn offers outstanding accommodations for your visit to the village of Stowe for the Stoweflake Hot-Air Balloon Festival.  Our convenient location will give you the opportunity to enjoy a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, but yet a close enough spot to be sure you don’t miss anything!  Make your plans now!

An Old Fashioned 4th of July in Stowe & 7 Miles of Sales!

The Old Fashioned 4th of July in Stowe is as much of a tradition as July 4th itself!  The day starts with the Moscow parade and end with Stowe’s incredible fireworks display, with a huge variety of family-friendly activities in-between.  All day long, visitors to Stowe can enjoy food, music, entertainers, fireworks and more and the Old Fashioned 4th of July in Stowe is not just about fireworks!  Beginning July 4th, everyone can enjoy the famous Stowe 7 Miles of Sales, a town-wide sale not to be missed!  More than 60 independent locally-owned boutiques, galleries, and one-of-a-kind specialty stores will participate in this event.  It’s Vermont’s largest town-wide sale!

Old Fashioned 4th of July 

The Moscow Parade
Old-Fashioned Village Festival
The Stowe “World’s Shortest Marathon” – 1.7 mile run open to everyone!
Co-Ed Softball One Pitch Tournament – 5 guys & 5 girls
Soccer Fest – 4 vs. 4 – all ages
The Mayo Farm Events – food, fun, friend & fireworks – starting at 6 PM

Stowe 7 Miles of Sales
July 4 through July 8, 2013

In the Village:
Stowe Mercantile ~ Boutique ~ Ferro Jewelers ~ Galleria Fine Arte ~ The Art Store ~ Stowe Fabric & Yarn ~ Stowe Craft Gallery

On the Mountain Rd.:
Sleeper House Gallery ~ In Company Clothing ~ Oxygen ~ Skiershop ~ Harvest Market ~ Bumblebell ~ Yellow Turtle ~ Once Upon a Time Toys ~ Decisions, Decisions ~ Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens ~ Elements at Stoweflake ~ Green Envy ~ Well Heeled ~ Pinnacle Ski & Sports ~ Stowe Mountain Resort

The Green Mountain Inn, located right on Main Street Stowe, is the perfect place to spend your Independence Day celebrating our country!  You can walk to many of the wonderful establishments offering sales, and watch the gathering crowds, right from the comfort of our rocking chair front porch.  Indulge in a true Vermont experience and spend your Independence Day enjoying the Old Fashioned 4th of July in Stowe.  We hope to see you soon.