Green Mountain Inn
Travel Blogs from Stowe
Time to move on to Danville, Vermont! Why? Because we are slowly making our way over to Niagara Falls.
We weren't but 20 miles from Bar Harbor when a tire blew on the 5th wheel. Boy did it destroy the tire!! It didn't do to much damage to the camper but did break the cold water line. We waited a very long time to get someone to help change the tire. Since I had the flashers on my batteries went dead and I ...
... of the best we had ever seen. The backdrop of the tree-lined Presidential Mountain Range, with gorges and ravines thousands of feet deep gave spectacular scenery to the ride. We passed the treeline up to the rocky outcrop and then into the clouds. At the top we stood on the summit for a photo. The clouds didn't dissipate while we were at the top, so we didn't have the same kind of views we had coming up. Besides, Sherrie's eyes were watering, hence the quote ...
... to something we see at Mariners games in the Seattle area. There, between innings, there is a video that is run on the large screen showing a "race" between three hydroplanes. Everyone in the crowd gets into it and cheers on their favorite colors. In Burlington, they take a lower-tech approach, but it was much more entertaining. There, they suit up three people in costumes of a hot dog, ketchup and mustard, then have them run ...
Mallett's Bay is located on the 40 mile Island Line Trail. We biked about 12 miles of this beautiful, well maintained trail that includes waterfront and parks which connects Burlington to South Hero Island. A large portion of this trail is a former Rutland Railroad railbed (stopped running in the 1960s) which includes a very long causeway across Malletts Bay. Many people were out riding on this beautiful sunny ...
Malletts Bay is a popular vacation spot with campgrounds and four big marinas. We chose Champlain Marina because Linda and Brian on Splashdown (met in Sorel) stayed here 21 days and really liked it. The cruise across the lake was beautiful even though it was hazy and breezy. ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsGreen Mountain Inn Stowe
... Still pretty good. Perhaps enlarged a little too much to justify its 'Inn' name we had a pleasant room with an eccentric whirlpool bath with doors that opened to make italy of the bedroom. The gas log fire would no doubt be both romantic and welcome in the ski season.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Green Mountain Inn Stowe
Summer visit. Stayed in a Mill House (separate bulding) room.
Incredibly well thought out room. For example, it had one of those Jacuzzis you could see from the canopied bed, but also a folding door so that you could close off the view. Never seen that before and much appreciated it.
Not only was there a coffee maker tastefully hidden inside a cabinet, but there was also plates, silverware and corkscrew already there.
I'm not very articulate about such things, so maybe this will make the point. I'm the kind of guy for whom Motel 6 is fine. My spouse is times 10 the opposite and the challenge for an aesthetically-chanllenged sort such as me is figuring out online if a hotel will make the cut. This place is a no-brainer.
Great romantic weekend
My husband and I stayed in the Mill House in February 2004. The room was great - just like the picture, and I liked the rest of the inn also. The heated outdoor pool was quite special, and if you need to work out there is a nice array of equipment. The only comment I have on the room is that the bathroom floor was very cold and there were no rugs. The buffet breakfast was OK, but not great, and not worth the extra cost. There was a large selection of pastries, some cereal/toast, scrambled eggs, sausage/bacon, and pancakes. Buffet pancakes don't work, though. I would have liked to see a waffle station or something.
We ate dinner at the Whip - it was good, but not outstanding.
Although I really enjoyed our stay, I'm not quite sure if it was worth the price.
Everything we wanted!
We recently returned from what will be the first of many visits to Stowe and the Green Mountain Inn.
The inn is really charming with some fantastic staff adding to the atmosphere of this wonderful place. Reception staff were more than helpful to give you any local information you needed aswell as talk to you about the history of the inn and its apparent ghost!
Terry, who works in the Main Street Dining Room is a real laugh a minute with her very dry sence of humour and Suzzanne in the health club treats you to a fabulous massage whilst chatting away as if she has known you for years.
We stayed in the Mansfield House, which is well worth the upgrade cost.
The room had a entrance hall with a built in wardrobe, massive bathroom with a sliding door to separate the Toilet and shower area from the vanity area and to topp all this off a massive double jacuzzi bath in the main part of the bedroom with an open fire and king double canopy bed!.
Even if you do not stay at the GMI, please make time to eat at the Whip Bar & Grill. Thisrestaurant offers you the very best of Vermont cooking and you won't be disappointed.
Wow.......did it snow! the whole village looked like it had been just taken from the film White Christmas and gave us all the excitment of how it felt when we were children at this time of year. We even purchased Sleds and used the nearby hill to wizz down!
Everything here is fantastic...please go and experience it for yourself!
I stayed at the Green Mountain Inn for my honeymoon. I was pleasantly suprised by the beautiful Mill house room that we stayed in. The restaurant was also fantastic, the homeade bread was to die for. We were dissapointed though that the pool and restaurant closed for maitnance after our 3rd night there and was closed for the rest of our week long trip. They told us they tried calling us to tell us but we did not get any messages nor did they contact us by mail. Since we did book the Inn 6 months in advanced they had plenty of time to give us notice. I would reccommend the inn but definately confirm that everything is open during your stay.
A frequent guest
A delightful Inn. Both our sons went to college in Vermont, so we began staying at GMI for parents weekends. Everyone enjoyed the inn's atmosphere, amenities, and presence in the heart of Stowe village.
W'eve had several extended family holidays at the inn since, including thanksgiving, and plan to collect everyone and spend next Christmas there. The Green Mountain Inn is synonymus with quality, service and great memories.
It was all going well until ...
In April 2002, my family and another family went to this hotel as we had booked a ski-ing holiday.We were put in annexe rooms and at first everything was ok. The rooms were ok but family rooms had very little hanging space especially with all the ski gear you take on such a break!The greatest attraction for us was the heated pool to ease up the muscles after a day on the slopes! This was a deciding factor in our choice of hotel.However, towards the end of our holiday, we were told that the pool was closing for routine maintenance and would be closed for the rest of our stay. We asked that they wait until we left for home as we were right at the end of the season but they said it was closing.After a rather heated discussion with management, our holiday rep transferred the seven of us to the Stoweflake Mountain Resort which had a pool that stayed open for ski-iers until the end of the season.So this hotel started with much promise but things turned rather sour for us! When a hotel offers a heated pool as part of the package, you expect to have the use of it for the duration of your stay!Cath Donne, Cardiff, UK
Worst Hotel I've Stayed In
Myself and my wife booked this hotel as part of our winter holiday package this January (2003). The hotel was booked direct with them and we requested that we be in the main inn and have a full bathroom.
Upon our arrival, the staff stood around could see that we were having some difficulty with our large luggage (necessity on winter hols) but did not offer so much as an ounce of assistance. After we struggled to our room, we found the most squalid, horrid room we had ever seen in our many years of foreign vacations. The mirror was totally obscured by the television, the bed was two singles, both different heights made up as a double, the lamp was broken, there was definatley no bath and all you could hear was the noise of the extractor for the kitchen of the Whip Bar & Grill.
After having no sleep the first night, we duly contacted the reception first thing to discuss our problems only to be met with the comment that "We should have spent more money"
I don't know if all Americans are used to being ripped off at over $105 a night, for a box room filled with some cheap tatty 1930's furniture dubbed as being antique, no breakfast and the rudest staff i have encountered for some time, or if it is just the US's way of treating its overpaying UK guests.
We will definatley not be recommending the GMI or Stowe for that matter. Rubbish hotel, Rubbish resort, for my money - go to Canada, far nicer and hotels are great and cheaper to boot!
Adam & Amanda Button, UK
We stayed in one of the wonderful Mill House rooms for our Honeymoon. The staff was very helpful & polite. The inn was sparkling clean. We had a spacious room with a king size canopy bed, down duvet, large jacuzzi tub & big screen tv. A quiet breakfast in front of our fireplace was wonderful. Their on-site restaurant, The Whip Bar & Grill has great food!
This hotel is simply marvelous - wonderful location, well appointed cozy rooms with beautiful decor, amazing pool, and very clean.
I found the staff to be very professional, polite, knowledgeable about the surrounging area, and extremely helpful. The Whip Bar and Grill and Main Street Dining Room are both superb restaurants to eat at on site. Try some local brews at the bar and the breakfast buffet at the dining room is a must have.
It is exactly what I expected from a hotel in Vermont. With the beautiful fireplace in the library near the lobby and the ambiance of the whole place, I truly felt like I was in a ski resort community.
I would stay here again in a heartbeat and I totally recommend it to anyone planning a trip to beautiful Stowe.
I want to go back
This hotel is quite simply a treasure. Elegant atmosphere, great romms, beautiful pool, and recreational facilities, great bar with local brews and friendly bar staff and quality restuarant. All of these features in Vermont's most attractive village. This hotel provides everything for a truly enjoyable vacation.