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One of Our Favorite Winter Events in Stowe is Set To Return for Its 45th Year

Make sure you mark your calendars, as the Stowe Winter Carnival 2019 is almost here!

When the calendar changes to 2019, the winter events in Stowe continue to roll on! In fact one of the most beloved, having been awarded a “Top 10 Time-Honored Event” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, will return for three glorious days at the end of January. From Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27, the 45th Stowe Winter Carnival will bring a cavalcade of activities for all ages.

Centered around this year’s theme, “To Stowe and Beyond…”, all three days of this beloved winter carnival in Vermont will feature events that spotlight the many reasons people choose to visit the Green Mountain State during the colder months. These family fun events in Stowe will include:

Friday, January 25

  • Townwide Ice Carving Demonstration Day -Professional carvers will craft their icy masterpieces throughout town. 
  • Live Music Dance Parties -When night falls, it’s time to warm up and boogie for a while.

Saturday, January 26

  • Youth Ice Fishing Derby - Ages 1 – 14 may enter in competitions that range from longest, shortest, and most fish caught.
  • Ice Carving Competition - This “nationally sanctioned” event will pit the top ice carvers around in a frozen water battle carrying the theme from the entire carnival – outer space!

Sunday, January 27

  • Snowvolleyball Tournament -Six person teams compete in this carnival favorite putting a wintery spin on a warmer weather sport.  
  • Snowgolf Tournament - Don your costume and head to the Stowe Country Club for the “wackiest” golfing you have ever seen.

If you’re visiting in January, be sure to check out the Stowe Winter Carnival as you explore our winter wonderland. To truly enjoy your visit, book a room at The Green Mountain Inn. Conveniently located in historic Downtown Stowe, after days in the ice and snow, warm up in the comfort of our elegantly modern accommodations.

Make 2018 The Year You Spend Christmas and New Year’s in Stowe!

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with us at The Green Mountain Inn!


There is no place like home for the holidays… unless you can treat yourself to Christmas and New Year’s in Stowe. With the picturesque backdrop of the Vermont landscape and the traditional New England old-word coziness of our quaint downtown, The Green Mountain Inn is ready to welcome you “home” to our special yuletide destination.

Whether enhancing your own festive traditions or as a sweeping change from them, we believe that spending the holidays with us will reward you with a Christmas you’ll never forget. With that in mind, we’ve crafted a special package to get you in the spirit for your holiday stays in Stowe.

Christmas in the Village Package
Upon arrival, you’ll be transported into the quintessential Old World ambience that is only now found in the Christmas carols of yore. Our setting, that truly could be “like a picture print By Currier and Ives”, is only the beginning, as you’ll enjoy a yuletide filled with tradition and charm.

n addition to our time-honored amenities we offer year-round (such as the guest-favorite full country breakfast), your package includes our luxuriously rustic accommodations at a discounted rate, a welcome Green Mountain Inn commemorative gift, complete with a bottle of wine and festive cheese, fruits, and nuts platter, a horse-drawn sleigh ride through our historic town, and of course, a fabulous Christmas dinner in the Main Street Dining Room.

Even if you wish to have your traditional Christmas celebrations, you can still experience a bit of the Stowe, Vermont Holiday Season by joining us for New Year’s Eve at the Inn. Celebrate the end of 2018 at one the top holiday events in Stowe, Vermont, complete with all of the traditional New Year’s festivities but with a Green Mountain twist.

For hotel guests this year's eve, join us in the Main Street Dining Room from  noon to 7 p.m.  Enjoy the televised college bowl games, open bar and a menu of snack items to choose from.   Then from 10pm to 1am, you can dance into 2019 with tunes played by Peak Entertainment and raise a glass with us for a midnight Champagne toast. 

At Whip Bar and Grill we are featuring  delicious New Year’s Eve specials such as Lobster and Surf and Turf with lunch served from 11:30am – 4:30pm and dinner from 5:00pm – 10:00pm. Dinner Reservations are required: (802)-253-6554

On behalf of everyone at The Green Mountain Inn, we wish you and yours peace, love, and happiness throughout this holiday season and into the New Year!

Enjoy One of Vermont’s Top Destinations with Our Early Winter Savings in Stowe Package!

Take advantage of our Early Winter Savings offer and save big on your Vermont winter getaway!

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At The Green Mountain Inn, we offer the most Stowe family fun, no matter the time of year. Are you already thinking of a Vermont winter getaway? Even though it’s still early in the season, if you answered “Yes”,  take advantage of our Early Winter Savings in Stowe package.

Discover the historic charm of this year-round New England destination with our limited time offer, and enjoy extra savings at one of the top hotels in the heart of Downtown Stowe.

• Stay between November 25 – December 20, 2018 (Sunday – Thursday Only)
• Discounted rooms rates (Classic Rooms from $99 to our Luxury Suites from $177)
(*Lodging rates are per room, per day, based on double occupancy. Rates quoted do not include 6% Service Charge and 10% Vermont State Rooms Tax. Please mention Early Winter Savings at time of booking.)
• Daily Full Country Breakfast
• Fireside Afternoon Tea and Cookies

Outdoor winter fun in Stowe starts early every year, with our ski season being one of the most well-known across the globe. Nicknamed “The Ski Capital of East”, the season on our famed slopes has already begun. Yet there are many other activities to explore when spending your early winter in Stowe, Vermont. Our Downtown location puts us in a prime position to all of the eclectic shops and restaurants in the Village.

Our dedicated team is ready to assist in planning your own perfect personal Stowe getaway from the slopes to the stores to the seasonal events that pepper our town’s winter calendar.
There’s so much happening in Stowe, Vermont into the New Year and beyond!

Get in the Spirit of the Holiday Season with Christmas in Stowe Vermont

Christmas in Stowe Vermont is filled with charm that will keep you warm all holiday season!

Christmas in Stowe Vermont
Winter in Stowe is magical on its own but when you couple the season with the holidays, something even better happens! The sound of holiday music fills the air, a lantern parade, a festival of trees and light, even more shopping hours... there is something to make even the Grinch’s heart fill with joy. Make it a weekend to remember with Christmas in Stowe Vermont!

Between November 30th and December 2nd, the Village is filled with events to enjoy:

Friday you can celebrate with the lighting of Main Street and Children’s Lantern Parade as well as the Holiday Tree Lighting. Afterward, take in a performance of “A Christmas Carol” at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.

On Saturday, visitors will be treated to the Annual Christmas Fair at Stowe Community Church with handmade crafts and gifts for purchase. At Cork Stow, there will be a fun filled day of Gingerbread House Decorating and Candy cane Twisting. Don’t miss your chance to get photos of Reindeer and Donkey, the beautiful village tree and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus! Carolers will be singing, cookies will be decorated and hay rides and ice skating can round out your day.

Sunday is has its own festivities to enjoy as well with the opportunity to meet and skate with characters of the film Frozen, another performance of "A Christmas Carol."

At The Green Mountain Inn we love this time of year and hope everyone enjoys a fun filled weekend ushering in Christmas in Stowe Vermont this year!

Holiday Shopping in Stowe

Find the perfect gift when you embark on your holiday shopping in Stowe.

holiday shopping in Stowe
One of the best feelings in the world is the positive energy that comes when giving to others and with the holiday season is almost upon us, gift giving opportunities abound. Now is the perfect time to embark on trip for some holiday shopping in Stowe.

Explore more than 50 amazing shops are available in our picture perfect New England village and along Stowe Mountain Road with art, jewelry, handcrafted furniture, Vermont specialty foods, clothing & more.

Small Business Saturday takes place November 24th this year and many of the retailers in the area will be waiting to share some amazing deals on local goods. Shoppers can even stop by the Visitor Information Center for complimentary chocolate and a SBS bag to stash your gifts.

Wrap up your holiday shopping in Stowe and treat yourself to an overnight getaway with us at The Green Mountain Inn, just a short distance from all of the shops in the area. We hope to welcome you now and through the winter season!

Endless Winter Activities in Stowe!

Winter Activities in StoweGet Inspired with our List of Winter Activities in Stowe!

Stowe was ranked "Top 10 Best Ski Towns in America" by Forbes. With it's extensive trail system, however, Stowe Vermont is recognized to be an ideal destination for all adventure seekers, offering a plethora of activities such as dogsledding, snowmobiling and sleigh riding - just to name a few. Plan your Vermont winter getaway with us at the Green Mountain Inn and discover the endless winter activities in Stowe this season. You'll soon discover that nothing beats Stowe’s quintessential village and Stowe’s world class ski resort this winter!

Skiing & Riding - No two trails are alike so each ride will offer a truly unique experience.
Sleigh Rides - A horse-drawn sleigh ride will quickly bring in the rush of that good ol' holiday season feeling!
Dog Sledding - Cozy up in a comfortable sled and experience a ride with the amazing animals pulling you along a one-of-a-kind tour.
Ice Climbing - Explore nearby Smuggler's Notch, the perfect playground for ice climbing in Stowe.
Snowmobiling - Embark on a guided tour from Stowe Snowmobile Tours.
Snowshoeing & Nordic Skiing - Yes, Stowe offers the perfect terrain for cross-country skiing & snowshoeing, too!
Ice Skating - The Jackson Ice Arena is located just one block away from us at the Green Mountain Inn. The Arena offers public skating and skate rentals from now through late March.
Sledding - Oh what fun! Sledding continues to be one of our favorite winter activities in Stowe because Marshall Hill is only a short walk from the Inn. Sleds and toboggans are available to rent at Shaw’s General Store in Stowe Village.
Arts & Events - Stowe is home to an eclectic, thriving arts community if you are interested in learning more about our art scene during your winter stay.
Galleries, Shops & Antiques - Shop more than 45 one-of-a-kind stores in the charming New England village. Get a head start on your holiday shopping in Stowe!

It's the perfect time to plan your winter getaway in Stowe Vermont. We welcome you to book your winter stay with us at our charming Green Mountain Inn. Enjoy affordable rates and cozy accommodations this season.

Bountiful Thanksgiving Dinner in Stowe Vermont!

Thanksgiving Buffet in Stowe VermontGather Around the Table for our Thanksgiving Dinner in Stowe Vermont.

Thanksgiving is fast approaching. It's the perfect time to begin planning your Thanksgiving getaway with us in Stowe Vermont. It is no surprise that the quaint village of Stowe is a magical place to spend the holiday season. Escape from the hustle and bustle and relax in our charming Inn, sip hot cocoa by the fire, indulge in a bountiful feast and spend time creating cherished memories at the Green Mountain Inn.

Whether traveling near or far, our beautifully decorated Inn will feel just like home. Along with our Thanksgiving Harvest Hotel Package in Stowe Vermont, we are hosting a memorable Thanksgiving Dinner in Stowe, filled with holiday favorites to please any palate.

Our Thanksgiving Harvest Package at the Green Mountain Inn includes:
Two nights discounted lodging (minimum), daily full country breakfast, traditional Thanksgiving dinner in the Main Street Dining Room, and complimentary afternoon tea and cookies.

Please call 800.253.7302 to make a package reservation. Valid Thanksgiving Only: November 20 – 22, 2018. Valid for arrival on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Rates from $229 ++ per person.

All rates are per person (pp), based on double occupancy and does not include the 10% Vermont State Rooms Tax, 10% Meals tax, 18% gratuity on meals and 6% Service Charge.

Our Vermont Thanksgiving Dinner features delicious appetizers from New England Corn Chowder, Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque, Green Mountain Inn Bibb Salad and a seasonally-appropriate Harvest Salad. Our entrees are sure to please, including Slow Roasted Vermont Turkey, Cold Hollow Cider Pork Chop, Pepper Roasted Strip Steak and Roasted Acorn Squash. End the evening with our delicious dessert selections which includes Homemade Pumpkin Pie, Homemade Apple Pie and Chocolate Sin Cake.

Prix fixe $49.00 per person, $24.50 children 12 & under.

Tax and service charge are not included. An 18% service charge will be added to your final food and beverage bill. This service charge covers all staff involved in making your Thanksgiving celebration special. If you prefer to determine your own service charge, please inform your server

View our Thanksgiving Dinner Menu and reserve your table with us today!

Don't Miss our Fall Festival in Stowe Vermont!

Fall Festival in Stowe Vermont

The Great Pumpkin & Ghost Festival - A Fall Festival in Stowe Vermont You Won't Want to Miss!

Gather your little goblins and ghouls, our fall festival in Stowe Vermont is fast approaching. The Great Pumpkin & Ghost Festival at the Green Mountain Inn offers something for everyone from lantern tours to pumpkin carving! Plan your fall getaway in Stowe Vermont with us and enjoy the fun festivities taking place Friday, October 26 - Wednesday, October 31.

The Schedule of Events include:

Friday, October 26
• 8:00 PM Lantern Tour starts at the Stowe
Visitor’s Center
• End Tour at Mansfield House Fire Pit with
Great Pumpkin Arrival
• S’mores available at the Fire Pit

Saturday, October 27
• 12:00 PM Pumpkin Carving for all ages
in the Village Room - Prizes! Plus Tiny
Pumpkins to paint
• Contest for Best Pumpkin at dark on the
front porch of the Inn
• 5:00 - 7:00 PM DJ Dance Party in the Main
Street Dining Room (costumes welcome!)
Masks available & apple bobbing!

Sunday, October 28
• 5:00 - 7:00 PM Spooky Silents: A Silent
Film Halloween with Peacherine Ragtime
Society Orchestra at Spruce Peak
Perfoming Arts Center

Monday, October 29
• 3:00 PM Caramel Apple Demonstration
• 8:00 PM Ghost Story by the Fire Place in
the Main Street Dining Room (appearance
by our ghost, Boots Berry)
• Hot apple cider & Halloween cookies

Tuesday, October 30
• 5:00 - 7:00 PM Alchemist Beer Tasting in the
Main Street Dining Room
• 8:00 PM Lantern Tour starts at the Stowe
Visitor’s Center

Wednesday, October 31
• 1:00 PM Children’s Ghost Walk on Main
• 4:30 - 6:00 PM Halloween Party at Stowe
Elementary School Gym
• 8:00 PM Lantern Tour starts at the Stowe
Visitor’s Center

All events are located at the Green Mountain Inn, unless otherwise noted. Embark on a lantern tour in Stowe, treat yourself to hot apple cider and delicious Halloween cookies or gather around the fire and listen to spooky ghost stories. No matter your age, there is something for everyone to enjoy at our fall festival in Stowe Vermont. We hope to see you there!

Dine Stowe - Discover your New Favorite Dining Spot in Stowe Vermont

Dine StoweSave the date for Dine Stowe 2018!

It's that time of year again, foodies! Dine Stowe is taking place October 21 – 27 and we are excited to be participating in the event this year! Plan your stay with us at the Green Mountain Inn and don't miss the week-long celebration, featuring incredible specials at some of the best restaurants in Stowe Vermont.

Dining Stowe offers something for every palate, from American and Italian, to fine dining and craft brew pubs. Among the many Stowe Vermont restaurants that will be featured, our Whip Bar & Grill will be one of the participants in this year's fall event in Stowe.

Enjoy our special prix-fixe menu for only $20.18:

First Course
Vermont Cheddar Soup
with lobster, Applewood smoked bacon and sweet corn
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad
heirloom apples, Vermont cheddar, Applewood smoked bacon and a maple-Dijon vinaigrette

Second Course
Pan Roasted Chicken Breast
with caramelized onions and fall fruits, wild mushroom jus, butter whipped potatoes and roasted acorn squash
Autumn Beef Stew
with braised short ribs, fingerling potatoes, baby vegetables and homemade potato gnocchi

Third Course
Green Mountain Inn Maple Pie
with fresh whipped cream and poached cranberries
Prix Fixe
$20.18 per person
Does not include tax or gratuity

Dine with us during Restaurant Week in Stowe Vermont and enjoy fine dining in a casual atmosphere. Our menu features flavorful food and the freshest ingredients from local Vermont farmers.

View our Stowe Vermont Restaurant Week Menu and begin planning your stay today.

All Aboard! Set Sail with Fall Foliage Tours in Stowe Vermont

Fall Foliage Tours in Stowe Vermont

Set Sail with Fall Foliage Tours in Stowe Vermont.

If you are wondering where to view fall foliage in Stowe Vermont, there may be no better place than by taking a trip along the water!

Residents know there are four seasons, yet for many visitors of the Green Mountain State, there are only two: ski season and “leaf peeping” season! A bevy of different fall activities in Stowe Vermont all center around taking in the majestic maples and stately oaks that set the landscape aflame! You will find fall foliage tours in Vermont by foot, car, bike, even plane. Not to be outdone however, we find that some of the best Stowe Vermont fall foliage tours occur by floating down the river, courtesy of The Fly Rod Shop!

Vermont Drift Boat Trips

Even though these trips run throughout the warmer months (and are a great way to get in some bass fishing), this style of scenically drifting down the flowing tributaries that crisscross the area can also be one of the best fall foliage boat tours in Stowe Vermont.

Reservations: (May – October)
Half Day (4hrs.) $375 for 2 people | Full Day (8hrs.) $450 for 2 people

Fall Foliage Scenic Boat Charters

True to its name, these guided tours on the Waterbury Reservoir offer some of the most resplendent views in the whole state! As the Reservoir is settled between two mountain ranges, the majestic mastery of nature is on full display with foliage and wildlife blending together to make a portrait that even the greatest artist could never replicate!
Reservations: (Until Oct. 19)

Daily 1Hr Tours - $45 per person (2-6 people)

Be Prepared!

Unlike other forms of “leaf peeping”, there are some essentials to bring:

  • Appropriate attire – comfortable clothing, sunglasses, hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Provisions
  • Camera

Another way to be prepared when deciding where to view fall foliage in Stowe Vermont? Book a room with us at the Green Mountain Inn, your ideal home base for any fall Stowe getaway!