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Make Your Spring Break in Stowe, Vermont 2019 Simply Sensational!

If you love the great outdoors, discover why spending Spring Break in Stowe, Vermont may be perfect for you!

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Winter may melt away a little slower up here, but soon all of the getaways in Stowe, Vermont will take on a slightly milder character (but only in weather)! The action and amazing things to do in Stowe, Vermont in spring make our area the perfect place to visit. Even better is the fact that this season gives you a built-in excuse to discover more ways to enjoy the majestic Green Mountain State. Spend your spring break in Stowe, Vermont!

Whether you are looking at the getaway deals in Stowe or your own version of a little me-time, the fresh mountain air is calling to you. From family-friendly events in Stowe to ideas that highlight the romantic side of our natural wonderland, here are several sensational spring activities to consider for your personal itinerary:

  • Day Hiking – With a plethora of trails available, you will find the perfect one to suit your skill level.
  • Fishing – Fly-fishing expeditions start in earnest as soon as the ice begins to melt.
  • Skiing – This is the perfect time to not only hit the slopes but try your hand at a little “cross country” or Nordic style of spring skiing in Stowe, Vermont! 
  • Go on a Tour – Want to keep things a little less outdoorsy? Whether looking for something sweet during our area’s maple sugaring season or a little “hoppier” at one of the nearby craft breweries, both samplings of our local culture are ideal Stowe, Vermont date night ideas.

Looking for places to stay in Stowe, Vermont? Be sure to reserve your getaway in Stowe, Vermont and stay with us at The Green Mountain Inn. We are ideally located in the center of all of the action in our area’s historic Downtown. The modern comfort and rustic charm of our accommodations perfectly complement any type of spring Stowe getaway!


Why Midweek Skiing is The Best (Including How to Take Advantage on One of the Best Ski Deals in Stowe)

Planning ski getaways in Stowe, Vermont should not be exclusive to Saturdays and Sundays!

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One of the top winter activities in Stowe, Vermont will continue long after spring has sprung. There’s a reason that our beloved mountainous paradise is considered ‘The Ski Capital of the East’ after all. Spring skiing in Stowe, Vermont is about to begin, and just like this activity is not exclusive to one season of the year, it’s not only a weekend pastime. Even though there are a variety of ski specials, those that fall midweek tend to bring our guests maximum pleasure. Not only in savings, but in fun!

Think about it… getaways in Stowe, Vermont that occur during the middle of the week will be clear of the heavy crowds. Those “9 to 5ers” who can’t break away from their work or the school kids that are daydreaming about spring break – they will all be away from the slopes! Not only will the traffic on the mountains be less, affording you more runs down the powder and shorter lines for the lifts, coming and going on the roads will be easier.

Another advantage of the smaller amount of people shredding down the slopes? The powder will be pristine for a lot longer than on the busy weekends. Incessant runs by countless skiers puts quite a pounding on the trails. Unlike hockey, there is no zamboni grooming those lines off your favorite slope. So, no matter how many times you trek up and down the lift, you can blaze your own trail without worrying about wear and tear hampering your descent!

Yet for many, the biggest advantage of midweek skiing will be the getaway deals in Stowe! The discounted midweek lift tickets alone will save you a pretty penny. Not to be outdone, The Green Mountain Inn has one of the best ski and stay hotel deals in Stowe! Book your room today by calling 800-253-7302 and mention the Midweek Lodging Internet Special


Plan Your Midweek Escape With One of the Best Getaway Deals in Stowe!

Enjoy the perfect midweek escape to one of the top places to stay in Stowe, Vermont!

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Now until March 21st, The Green Mountain Inn has one of the top hotel deals in Stowe,Vermont to make for a memorably marvelous escape!

No matter what type of accommodation you choose, from our classic guest rooms to our luxury suites, our Midweek Internet Special will discount the normal rate by 30%! The same classic charm and modern comfort of our beautifully-appointed accommodations have never been such a steal, making your winter getaways in Stowe, Vermont worth having in the middle of the week.

Also, when you stay with us between Sunday and Thursday while taking advantage of this special, you will receive some additional VIP benefits including 10% both when dining at our on-site restaurant, The Whip Bar & Grill, and for spa treatments at our Stowe Village Massage. Just think of the relaxation and rejuvenation that your sojourn will provide, and how jealous all of your friends and co-workers will be that they didn’t think of this midweek ski season hotel package in Stowe for the ideal me-time experience!

The mountains are calling and everyone here at The Green Mountain Inn is waiting to welcome you at one of the top places to stay in Stowe, Vermont to make your midweek a more memorable version of your weekend!


The Most Charming Places to Get Married in Stowe, Vermont Are at The Green Mountain Inn!

Explore our various hotel wedding venues in Stowe, Vermont to discover how all of your dreams can come true!

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Stowe is a picture perfect wedding destination. And if you are looking for the quintessential New England ambiance, out of all of the places to get married in Stowe, Vermont, The Green Mountain Inn has the perfect backdrop for your wedding!

Unlike some other hotel wedding venues in Stowe, Vermont, we have a variety of options for your ceremony locations. Indoor or outdoor, large or intimate… it is your day and you should be able to choose the perfect setting for your personal vision! We want all of our brides and grooms to have their own fairytale ceremony and will work to make your dreams come true!

Our Ceremony Locations

  • Village Room – With the charming natural light from floor to ceiling windows and the allure of our antique décor, the welcoming ambiance is a classic blank canvas for all types of ceremonies and receptions.
  • Library and Living Rooms – Both of these smaller spaces hold all the classic elegance of a larger venue to make your intimate ceremony a truly grand affair.
  • Mansfield Gardens – Our outdoor venue brings the natural beauty of the Green Mountain State to your intimate gathering.
  • Vermont Ski Museum – For a ceremony that is a little more contemporary and unique, tie the knot while surrounded by décor highlighting our state’s outdoor sportsman history!

Our Reception Locations

  • Main Street Dining Room – Hardwood floors, a roaring fireplaces, all overlooking the beauty of our historic Downtown… the charm of an authentic 19th Century Inn comes alive for up to 120 guests!
  • Village Room – More intimate, but just as picturesque, this wedding venue can also double as your perfect spot for your reception (up to 100 guests).

The entire team at The Green Mountain Inn is almost as excited as you are about planning your dream wedding! Contact us today to learn more about our special wedding packages and start your journey to “I Do” in Green Mountain style!


Celebrate the Start of Maple Sugaring Season at This Sweet Annual Tradition!

Save the date on your calendar as the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend will return on Saturday, March 23!

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You’ll never look at a bottle of maple syrup again if you take a trip to the Green Mountain State during prime maple sugaring season! Why? Because besides skiing, there is one thing Vermonters know better than the rest of our great country – maple syrup! Not only do we love using it in a variety of culinary creations, we’re also one of its biggest producers, being the source of over 40% of the nation’s maple syrup supply! Thus, it is no small wonder that we celebrate the start of the new harvest with one of the top family friendly events in Stowe for the entire early spring!

The annual Vermont Maple Open House Weekend takes place this year on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24. Just as the name entails, this is not an event that can be housed in one location – it is an open house to many of the sugarhouses throughout our area! Visitors will get a firsthand glimpse into the process of turning the sap of our prize sugar maples into the sticky, sweet syrup we all know and love! The process may seem simple enough, but watching the over 40 gallons of maple sap that is needed to produce a single gallon of syrup is quite an experience…especially since you’ll get to sample it!

Still not sure if this weekend is right for you? Well, we here at the Green Mountain Inn have something to help sweeten this pot of syrup a little more – our Bed and Breakfast Package. Not only will you receive a discounted rate on the room type of your choice, a full country breakfast in our Main Street Dining Room will start your day off right! And yes… maple syrup will be served!


Start on the right foot with Snowshoe Tours in Stowe, Vermont

This great alternative to skiing is one of the top winter activities in Stowe, Vermont.

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For many, skiing will always be the winter activity du jour in the Green Mountain State. Yet for those who wish to stay away from the crowded slopes but still enjoy the great outdoors, snowshoe tours in Stowe, Vermont are a perfect alternative. Explore the woodland trails and frozen waterfalls to see a side of our winter wonderland that is impossible to grasp when flying down the hills. This activity is perfect for everyone, with the hiking made easy by special shoes worn to allow you to walk on top of the snow, not sink to your knees!

Before thinking of taking a little twilight tour, one of the truly quintessential winter Stowe, Vermont date night ideas or gathering your whole family for a midday trek, take a look at this guide from Stowe.

  • These tours are one of the winter activities in Stowe, Vermont that is recommended for everyone!
  • Your tour package  will include – a professional guide, snowshoes and poles.
  • What you should bring – warm waterproof clothing, camera, water and small snack
  • Experience needed – NONE (minimum fitness required - 1 hour of walking)

Snowshoeing is an activity that can take on many forms. It can be one of the best family friendly events in Stowe with One-Hour Morning Tours and Two-Hour Afternoon Tours catering to the abilities and interest of every member of your party. Just as easily, this activity can turn romantic, especially when setting out on a One-and-a-Half-Hour Twilight Tour! All tours depart from the Adventure Center at the Stowe Mountain Resort every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Book your stay with us at The Green Mountain Inn and get ready to discover our snow-covered countryside for yourself! As one of the top hotels in Stowe, Vermont, our blend of traditional New England charm and modern convenience provide all of the comfort of home for any type of winter getaway!


The Perfect Stowe Vermont Date Night Ideas For February

February is the month of love and the perfect time to check out one of these performances in Stowe!

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February is almost here and love is in the air! Luckily, the events this winter at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center have something for every type of “date night”. We’ve rounded up some of the highlights on their calendar to give you the perfect Stowe, Vermont date night ideas.

For the couples…
THE MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: ADRIANA LECOUVREUR | FEBRUARY 13 @ 01:00 PM
What better way to start off your Valentine’s Day celebration than by watching this timeless tragedy in full HD? You will feel much better about your own relationship when following the love story of Adriana Lecouvreur (with virtuoso Anna Netrebko taking on the role) and her military amour Maurizio.

For the families…
AMERICAN GIRL LIVE | FEBRUARY 20 – 21, 2019
This all-new musical brings the American Girl characters to life, leading the audience through the historical periods that each one has been pulled from. Empowering for all members of the family, this tale embodies the spirit of the AG franchise – follow your heart, chase your dreams, and trust in the power of friendship!

For everyone...
GAELIC STORM— FEBRUARY 24 @ 07:00 PM
You don’t need to have a love of Celtic music to enjoy this “feel good” band’s performance. Their eclectic blend of storytelling, instrumentation's, tradition, and extreme passion make every show standing-ovation worthy. It will be hard to leave the theater without a smile on your lips!

Coming to town for any one of these winter events in Stowe, Vermont? Then you’ll want to have the most comfortable accommodations in the heart of our historic Downtown. Book a stay with us at The Green Mountain Inn to ensure that your personal “month of love” getaway will stay in your heart long after March comes roaring in!


Romantic Winter Getaway in Vermont

Valentine’s Day is approaching and we have the perfect romantic winter getaway in Vermont!

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With the winter in full swing it’s the perfect time to brighten up the season with a little romance! Valentine’s Day is always a day that inspires the lovers in all of us and there is always something magical about the snow-capped mountains of Stowe that sets the stage for a picture-perfect romantic getaway in Vermont.

First stop: Take it outdoors and set your sights on snow! With a variety of gorgeous, groomed trails to choose from, Stowe sees 333 inches of snow annually making it the ideal location to explore your sporty side as a couple. If you’d rather discover what the area holds for the cold weather fun in other ways, pair up for some ice staking or even a romantic sleigh ride through the Village. Does a romantic star-lit evening pull at your heart strings? We suggest a some  snowshoeing by moonlight. Later, after you’ve had your fill of the chill and outdoor adventure, head to one of the local area Breweries in Vermont or explore the variety of specialty galleries and craft shops in the Village.

End your day with the perfect Stowe hotel accommodations and our Heart of Stowe Romance Package at The Green Mountain Inn. Treat your sweetie to two nights lodging, daily country inn breakfast, complimentary afternoon tea and cookies, coupon to Ferro Jewelers and a welcome bottle of Champagne with chocolate dipped strawberries upon arrival.

Reconnect and make the most of every moment. Treat your love to something extra-special with our romantic winter getaway package this season.


3 Reasons To Experience Dog Sledding in Vermont This Winter

Often thought as a solely Alaskan pursuit, discover the magic of “mushing” with Eden Ethical Dog Sledding.

Dog sledding

There are a variety of winter activities to try when visiting the Green Mountain State! One of the least-known – dog sledding in Vermont –may actually provide you with the most unforgettable memories of your entire getaway! Many conjure up images of the famous Iditarod Race in Alaska, but Vermont dog sledding is just as memorable, if not more enjoyable.
One reason – Eden Ethical Dog Sledding, whose mission is to provide a happy home for retired race dogs while also teaching and enriching the lives of guests of all ages. If you are still unsure if a little winter dog sledding in Stowe is right for you, The Green Mountain Inn has 3 other reasons to come “mush” the day away:

Their Vermont Dog Sled Tours Are Fun and Educational!
Taking a tour with Eden is meant to be more than just a ride. You will enjoy learning about the sport of dog sledding, or “mushing”, and get to meet and bond with the dogs who’ll make up your team. These tours last from two to three hours due to their one-of-a-kind nature.

These Pups Are True Dog Sledding Champions in Stowe, VT!
It’s in their name, but Eden is one of the only free-range dog kennels in North America. Founder Jim Blair has experience on the dog sledding circuit, becoming an international race champion. His new team, “The UN-Chained Gang” includes over five generations of human/pack raised dogs.

Their Trails Are Second-To-None!
There’s a reason why mushers from all over New England and Canada come to practice on their privately built trails. Cutting through miles of the Vermont Wilderness, and with no snowmobiles in sight, you will be awe-struck by the beauty of the landscape around you!

After an afternoon of mushing in the snow, spend your evening relaxing at The Green Mountain Inn! With historic charm and modernly-appointed accommodations, we provide a comfortable home base for any winter activity in the Greater Stowe Area!


Get Ready to Hit The Slopes as the Stowe Derby is Almost Here!

If you are planning a Vermont ski getaway this winter, we suggest booking your trip sooner than later!

Stowe Derby

Stowe ranks as one of the top cross-country skiing destinations along the East Coast. One of the top reasons for this designation is the annual running of one of the oldest and winter ski events in Stowe, which also happens to be one of the most unique races in all of North America!

This year, on Sunday, January 13th, the Stowe Derby will return for its 74th year. Family friendly skiing in Stowe will be on full display with four different courses for the over 900 competitors to take part in. These four different pursuits are:

Long Course – Separate 20 kilometer races in both Classic and Freestyle
Short Course – designed for children ages 6 and up that doesn’t include the infamous 2,700 foot descent!
Meister – race in both the Classic and Freestyle Long Course
Fat Bike Course – 16 kilometers of cycling on the fresh powder

The course remains the same since this ski race in Stowe began all those years ago, as a personal challenge between a few famous visiting European mountaineers – race from the top of Vermont’s highest peak, Mt. Mansfield, to the historic town of Stowe below. The winners will clock in a little over 40 minutes, while those seeking to do some family friendly skiing Stowe may take a couple of hours.

After an afternoon in the snow, spend your evening relaxing in the traditional charm of The Green Mountain Inn. The classic ambiance and modern comfort of our accommodations provide the perfect home-away-from-home for any Vermont ski getaway!