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4 Perfect Ideas for a Father’s Day Getaway in Stowe

Forget the tie – this year, do something special for ‘Dear Ol’ Dad’ by planning a Father’s Day getaway in Stowe!

Father’s Day Getaway in Stowe

The best presents one can receive in life are always experiences, not material gifts. If you really want to show ‘Dear Ol’ Dad’ how much he means to you, a Father’s Day Getaway in Stowe is clearly the way to go. Whether he prefers to spend time in the great outdoors by land or sea, sampling some of the finest craft brews around, or indulging in some local farm-to-table delicacies, The Green Mountain Inn has four perfect ideas that offer something truly special for every kind of dad!

  • Take a Hike – Enjoy the warmer weather, the natural beauty, and the simple pleasure of bonding with one of the (if not the) most important man in your life. No matter your desired skill level, from a casual midday stroll to a strenuous hike up the tallest peak in the state (Mt. Mansfield), a day in the great outdoors is a gift that creates memories to last a lifetime.
  • Go Fish – Fly fishing has become quite a pastime for Vermonters, and with a multitude of different outfitters available, you’ll be able to plan your perfect day out on the water. Just make sure you don’t catch a bigger fish than the man of honor.
  • Get Hoppy on a Brewery Tour – Stowe has one of the best craft brewing scenes in all of New England and it will take you a full weekend to tour each and every one!
  • Have a Vermont Flavor-filled Meal – Our own The Whip Bar & Grill has an extensive menu full of flavorful menu selections all made with the freshest ingredients from Vermont local farmers. 

The perfect complement to these getaway ideas is pairing your trip with one of the best Stowe hotel packages around – The Green Mountain Inn’s Bed and Breakfast Package! With two nights of discounted lodging and a full country breakfast each morning in our Main Street Dining Room, this may be the first year when that special dad in your life feels as honored as ‘mom’ does during her day in May.


Kick Off the Summer at Chowderpalooza & Spring Art on Park

This beloved annual event sponsored by Stowe Vibrancy includes fun for the whole family!

Memorial Day weekend has long been the traditional “kick off of summer” in our country. In Stowe, Vermont, this is no different as each and every year, this sun-filled season is heralded in with the annual Chowderpalooza festivities. Stowe Vibrancy, an organization whose mission is to enhance the cultural characteristics of the town, sponsors eight major events in the calendar year. Not surprising, their “kick off” for the 2019 calendar is Chowderpalooza & Spring Art on Park.

Chowderpalooza & Spring Art on ParkTaking place on Park Street in the Stowe Village, this beloved annual tradition will be held on Saturday, May 25 from 11:30AM – 2:30PM (rain date – Sunday, May 26). The festival is full of food and fun for the whole family, spotlighting many local talent from the Stowe area:

Chowder tastings and competition – the heart and soul of the event is the competition for People’s Choice of Best Chowder. Many Stowe restaurants compete for this crown and a $6 entry fee will give you a taste of each and every one. Then, let your voice be heard as you help select the best of the best. Last year’s winner was the Trapp Family Lodge and their Roasted Poblano Chowder with Lobster. What creation will they have for us this year? Or will the runner-up Bistro at Ten Acres swoop in and take the crown?

Art on Park – featuring Vermont-based vendors with wares including specialty foods, jewelry, and fine arts.

Live entertainment – the performer for 2019 is indie Nashville singer-songwriter Madeleine.

Family-fun activities – including face painting, henna tattoos, carnival games, balloon twisting, and more enjoyable recreation that the young and young-at-heart will enjoy.

With Chowderpalooza on Saturday, if you need a temporary home for your Memorial Day weekend in Stowe, look no further than The Green Mountain Inn. With a variety of room options and plenty of on-site amenities, our comfortable accommodations provide you with a perfect jumping off point for exploring Downtown Stowe.


Celebrate Mom with a Mother’s Day Getaway to Stowe

With only a few weeks before May 12, now is the time to start planning your Mother’s Day getaway to The Green Mountain State.

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re looking for some wonderful ideas on how to treat Mom to a special day, The Green Mountain Inn has a few tried and true suggestions that will ensure May 12, 2019 is a day she’ll never forget!

Mother's DayFun in The Great Outdoors – Stowe is known as an outdoorsman’s paradise due to our amazing mountainous landscape. A leisure nature-walk or a picnic along the Stowe Recreation Path is an easy way to bond with distraction-free quality time.

Take in Some “Retail Therapy” – Downtown is full of so many exciting attractions including art galleries, dining, and of course, The Stowe Village Shops. And just like Mom, no matter your choice, you will find that inherent “simple way of life” charm.

Relax with an Ahh-mazing Spa Treatment – Nothing says “I Love You” more than a day of pampering and luxurious relaxation at Stowe Village Massage. With a variety of different treatments from massages to scrubs, this is the perfect stress-free escape that every mom needs!

Enjoy a “Home-cooked” Dinner – Just because it’s the most popular holiday for restaurants, doesn’t mean you should forsake the charm of a home-cooked meal. Our on-site restaurant, The Whip Bar & Grill, serves up an extensive menu full of fresh local ingredients that will please every palate.

For all she’s done, Mother’s Day should be every day of the week. Whether you are celebrating the most important woman in your life on the actual holiday or take our suggestion and honor her any day of the year, The Green Mountain Inn is the perfect destination for a Mother’s Day getaway. Situated in the heart of downtown Stowe, unwind and relax with your family in the home-away-from-home comfort of our well-appointed guest rooms.

On behalf of our entire staff, we wish you all a very Happy Mother’s Day!


Gear Up for the Stowe Craft Brew Race

Returning for its sixth year, this is the 5k in Stowe with some serious “hoppy” flavor!

Athleticism and drinking beer don’t often go hand-in-hand. But on Saturday, May 18, 2019, the Sixth Annual Stowe Craft Brew Race storms into town to add some flavor to this normal feat of fitness. But there is a lot more to this 5k in Stowe, VT than just the race and a cold one at the finish line! This is an all-day extravaganza that draws more and more participants each and every year, combining the 5k with a beer and musical festival near Mt. Mansfield, VT! Thinking about joining us for the event? Here is what you need to know…

Stowe Craft Brew RaceDate and Time – Saturday, May 18, 2019 with the start of the race set for 12:00PM (but please arrive early to allow yourself time to pick up your bib and check-in for the event)

Where – Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa is the starting line for the race. Yet the race itself is more or less a Stowe Recreation Path 5k, with the bulk of the mileage being spent winding through the scenic landscapes of our picturesque countryside along this paved trail.

Rewards – All participants will receive a medal, pint glass, and entry into the beer festival after the event.

Beer and Music Festival (Mt. Mansfield area) – Anyone 21 and older can purchase a ticket for this event after the race. The festival includes beer sampling, live music, and food trucks/vendors selling their wares onsite.

After an exciting day of brews and brawn, be prepared and plan on returning to the Green Mountain Inn with a medal around your neck and a “hoppy” smile on your lips. Whether you are staying in town or just a local looking to unwind after the craft beer festival in Stowe, relax and enjoy dinner at our on-site restaurant, The Whip Bar & Grill.


Summer in Vermont – Stowe Hiking Edition!

The warmer weather months are the perfect time to seek out some of the top hiking trails in Stowe, Vermont!

The Green Mountain InnThe Green Mountain State is a dream vacation spot for any outdoor enthusiast. Hikers of various skill levels will find miles upon miles of trails in Stowe, Vermont! Whether you are looking for one of the more popular trails for family backpacking in Stowe, Vermont or just want the best place to take a stroll with your pup, a good place to start your journey is at Underhill State Park. Open from Memorial Day weekend through late October, this park is known for its hiking trails, four of which lead to the summit ridge of Mt. Mansfield, Stowe, VT tallest peak!

Within the expanse Mt. Mansfield State Forest, this park is the perfect place for a day outdoors with the whole family, including not only some of the best day hikes near Stowe, Vermont. Every trail may not be right for every level of hiker, so we put together a quick little guide of the most popular to help you decide:

  • CCC Road – (1.1 miles) The easiest and perfect for Underhill National Forest family hikes
  • Sunset Ridge Trail – (2.0 miles) May be considered one of the best for intermediate hiking in Vermont, and the most popular. This scenic pathway to the summit of Mt. Mansfield will give you great views of all of the distinct “facial features” of the rock formation (forehead, nose, lips, chin, and Adam’s apple). And don’t be fooled, the “chin” is actually the highest point!
  • Laura Cowles Trail – (1 mile) This hike may be the most direct route to the “chin”, but it is also the steepest and most difficult.
  • The Long Trail - Built between 1910 and 1930 by the Green Mountain Club, the Long Trail offers 272 miles of footpath and 166 side trails.

When planning your day of Underhill Vermont hiking, be sure you have a comfortable home base to return to. There is no better way to treat yourself after a day outdoors than with a night at The Green Mountain Inn (and perhaps even a meal at The Whip Bar & Grill). 


Inspiration Abounds During the Stowe Weekend of Hope

Don’t ever give up the fight by celebrating life at this year’s Cancer Survivors Retreat in Stowe, Vermont!

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In the last 25 years, the cancer rate has dropped 27% but it is easy to forget when it hits close to home for so many. Stowe Weekend of Hope has helped families affected by this cope through empathy and compassion. Now in its 19th year, the Stowe Weekend of Hope is set to return to our area on Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5, providing three-days of education, healing, and support activities to cancer survivors, their families, and caregivers. With support from the Stowe Area Association, Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society, and more, the core values of this inspirational retreat in Stowe, Vermont remain the same as the attendance continues to grow.

One of the aspects that makes this specific health and wellness retreat in Vermont such a unique experience is that it provides support for the whole family. Continuing to grow as one of the top cancer survivor events in Vermont, organizers have alleviated a lot of the financial burden and stress on the families, especially those attending for the first time! First-Time Attendees receive free lodging with discounted rates for returning guests.

Continually highlighted in Vermont Living Magazine as one of the most significant fundraising events in the state annually, this special weekend of events includes a schedule full of panels and activities with some of the top oncologists in the nation for cancer survivors and their families. There are a large variety of events fit for the whole family, which include healing activities like yoga, swimming, biking and other recreational sessions, therapeutic workshops, and informative panels.

Join us at The Green Mountain Inn for this special weekend. Celebrate life and support the cause during this annual spring tradition.


3 Reasons to Consider Mountain Weddings in Stowe, Vermont as Your Go-To Dream Destination!

Skip the beach and learn the three top reasons you should consider planning destination weddings in Stowe!

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No matter the time of year, there is something special about getting married in Vermont. What we lack in the stereotypical “destination wedding” venues of ocean waves and sandy beaches, we make up for with beautiful foliage, majestic mountains, and rustic charm. We’re proud to be a top wedding location in Stowe, Vermont and have 3 reasons why we hope every bride and groom would think of our New England state as the perfect destination!

1. The Green Mountain Inn can double as your Stowe wedding venue and your lodging! Not only do we offer unique locations such as the Vermont Ski Museum that will cater to your dream ceremony, but you can also have all of your guests nearby to share and celebrate this wonderful time in your life. Book your room block along with your ceremony and truly make your destination wedding one that everyone will never forget!

2. There are so many things to do and see in Vermont!
From outdoor adventures to exciting activities and attractions, your out-of-town guests (and maybe even you yourself) will have a lot of options to choose from during the downtime. Hiking, skiing, brewery tours… Stowe, Vermont has them all!

3. Vermont experiences all four seasons!
An autumnal paradise or a winter wonderland – our state can do it all. Summer may be the most popular season to get married in Vermont, but thanks to the mild temperatures and beautiful colors of the foliage, fall is another great option as well. For the perfect intimate wedding venue that takes advantage of the beautiful weather from late spring to fall, many brides and grooms have said “I Do” in our own Mansfield Gardens.

Contact us today at The Green Mountain Inn to learn more about all of our wedding services and get ready to start planning your dream mountain wedding in Stowe, Vermont!


Treat Yourself to the Best Massage in Stowe, Vermont

Indulge and make your visit to the Green Mountain State a Stowe spa getaway!

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The next time you find yourself traveling to the Green Mountain State be sure to consider taking a Stowe spa day. Seeking out one of the places to get a massage in Stowe is an ideal way to ensure your visit will include moments of true relaxation. If you’re a massage veteran or new to this wellness-inducing activity, the professional therapists of Stowe Village Massage at the Green Mountain Inn are ready to create a session that is personalized just for you!

Whether you’re looking for rainy day activities in Stowe, Vermont or to release sore muscles after some time on the slopes, you might want to start off exploring the wonder of the Combo Massage! Your therapist will work with you to determine what works best for your stress relief, offering a combination of lighter and deeper pressure massage techniques throughout the session.

For those that have a little more experience in the holistic arts, you’ll come to discover that they offer a variety of different experiences; Deep Tissue Therapy to relieve the most chronic bouts of muscle tightness to Exfoliating Body Scrubs that renew your skin with your choice of sugar or salt. Or if you are looking for that perfect glow, the full-body, moisture-rich Hydrating Body Wrap will leave you tingling both inside and out.

But what might be the perfect way to experience a Stowe spa getaway is with your significant other. Always one of the best Stowe, Vermont date night ideas, there are a variety of “Side-By-Side” massages to keep romance in the air. And you won’t be limited to just a standard style as every technique can be made into a Stowe couples massage.

Indulge in this “ahhhh-mazing” getaway by booking the Relaxation Getaway Package at the Green Mountain Inn.


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