Winter Activities Feed

Before His Big Sleigh Ride, Skate with Santa at Stowe Arena

Be sure you are on the “Nice” list this year and come skate with Santa in Stowe this holiday season!

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“Naughty” or “Nice”? The Big Man in Red will soon decide your fate and you have one last chance to get on his good side. The magic of the holiday season may soon be coming to a close, but Stowe Arena strives to keep it going all the way to the big day on December 25. Christmas falls on a Wednesday this year, giving the youngest members of the family (and the young at heart) a few extra days for some winter fun in Stowe that have a bit of a Christmas spin.

Speaking of “spinning”, how about take a spin on ice and skate with Santa in Stowe? Take this opportunity to get some quality “nice” time with Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick while enjoying holiday music and special seasonal treats! We are sure there will be many cookies on hand for both you and the man of the hour to enjoy. Snap a selfie or write a letter and deliver it to him firsthand, ensuring that your Christmas List will not be lost in the mail (our sincerest apologies to the parents out there).

Skating with Santa at Stowe Arena takes place on Saturday, December 21 from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. If you are coming to Vermont in the winter, start by booking your room at The Green Mountain Inn. Our location is right in the heart of the Village and less than a mile away from the Arena, making us a comfortable home-away-from-home for all of the fun during wintertime in Stowe.


Celebrate the Season with A Traditional Christmas in Stowe

Even if your plans for Christmas do not include celebrating the holidays in Stowe, you can still experience all of the charm and merry joy of the festivities earlier in the month.

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The words “A Traditional Christmas in Stowe” tend to conjure up images of celebrating the beloved holiday in genuine Old New England charm on December 25th. But that’s not how our town rolls – to Stowe, Vermont, the holiday season begins as soon as the day of “Giving Thanks” has passed. To commemorate the true start of the holiday events in Stowe, Vermont, Stowe Vibrancy hosts a weekend full of family-friendly activities centered around the joyous nature of the season – A Traditional Christmas in Stowe!

Each and every year, this patented brand of winter fun in Stowe brings many visitors to our area to enjoy a more ‘traditional’ side of holidays. How best to describe what you will experience during this annual celebration of Christmas in Stowe? The general consensus through the years is all of the classic joys of the season in the historic setting of our charming Downtown Village. From the beloved Children’s Lantern Parade and Tree Lighting all through the Candy Cane making and Hot Chocolate drinking to finally ending with a festive theatrical performance and visit from Santa, it will be hard not to get caught up in the simple joys of the holiday!

Named as a Top Ten Winter Event 2018-2019 by The Vermont Chamber of Commerce, you can expect this celebration of the holidays in Stowe to be bigger and better than ever for 2019! A Traditional Christmas in Stowe will be taking place throughout our town from Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8. Many of the events are free and open to the public.

Although you may not be planning a visit to Stowe for the holidays, this weekend festival will allow you to still enjoy our traditional flavor of winter fun. Make the most of your time and our peerless location in the heart of Downtown Stowe by settling in with us at The Green Mountain Inn. Complementing the modern comfort desired by today’s travelers but with the traditional charm of our locale, we will ensure your stay is truly cozy and classically unique.


Join Our Community and Say Welcome to Winter in Stowe

The start of winter activities in Stowe is heralded in with some quintessential quaint charm on the first Saturday in December!

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Welcome to Winter! Although the actual season does not begin until December 21, like many other places across the country, the start of winter activities in Stowe begins as soon as the holiday of “Giving Thanks” is done. When December rolls around on the calendar, our historic area of Stowe, Vermont gets into the season with a variety of events to kick off the spirit of holidays that all fall on the first weekend in the month. Voted as one of the Top 10 Winter Events by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, our Traditional Christmas always brings many visitors to our Village for a variety of Stowe activities that center on the holiday. Tree lightings, decorations, wagon rides, each and every aspect of this weekend is brimming with festive cheer.

During this weekend, on Saturday, December 7, 2019, one of the lesser-known parts of this celebration is the Welcome to Winter in Stowe. Taking place at the David Gale Recreation Center from 12 PM – 3 PM, swing on by to partake in some holiday craft making, festive games, and all of the free hot cocoa and cookies you desire. This is a perfect event for the entire family to spend some time together in Stowe in the winter, including a round-trip hay wagon ride to Stowe Mercantile to visit Santa!

There are so many fun events that take place during the Traditional Christmas in Stowe that you may wish to spend the entire weekend getting in the spirit of the season with us. If you are coming to Stowe for the Winter, stay in the home-away-from-home comfort of The Green Mountain Inn. Located right in the heart of downtown Stowe, our inherent traditional charm is a perfect complement to the festivities around us, many of which can be found right outside of our doors!


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!


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.