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57th Annual Antique and Classic Car Show

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Stowe Car Show

August 8-10, 2014

As a young lad in college I had a small picture of a 1964 Corvette convertible hanging on my dorm room wall, just above the army barracks bed that I had fortified with a piece of ¾” plywood to prevent the cushy 4” mattress from sagging. classic car show in Stowe VT

Corvettes during those hormone-driven days, especially romantic convertibles, often held my attention longer than polysci or english lit.  The 1964 Corvette was both luxurious and beyond cool.  It came with a standard three-speed manual transmission, a 327 engine, which when fuel injected generated 360 HP – and fuel mileage probably less than 20?

However, as I look back on Corvettes, I like the 1967 version best – the one pictured above.  In mid-March of 1965, Chevrolet’s Mark IV big-block was first offered in the C2, displacing 396 cubic inches and rated at 425hp. For 1966, the thundering 427 was released in 390hp and 425hp varieties. In 1967, the 427 was offered with 390, 400 or 435hp.  (Feb 2010 Hemmings Motor News.)  You can only imagine the tasty fuel mileage from this rocket!

Alas, I never bought a corvette; only drove one once (1964 with the 327 engine).  Today I require much more practicality in my transportation (2008 used Honda Pilot), but if I can finish my Stone Hill Inn chores early, I might slip down to see what the corvettes look like in the Stowe, VT., 57th Annual Antique and Classic Car Show.  August 8-10.

After 56 years, this Stowe car show has gotten pretty good at capturing some of the most interesting Antique cars from all over the U.S. while making the show quite charming.  After a restorative night’s sleep and healthy breakfast at our Stowe inn, you are ready for a full day of Stowe and the Antique car show!  Here’s the line-up for the event (only cars 1989 and earlier may enter the judging):

 

Friday, August 8:

7 am to 6 pm – eats!  Food concessions.

8 am to 6 pm – vehicle registration

8 am to sunset – flea market open (non-automotive items not permitted – of course!!)

 

Saturday, August 9:

7 am to 6 pm – eats!  Food concessions.

8 am to 3:30 pm – vehicle registration

8 am to 5:00 pm – flea market open (non-automotive items not permitted – of course!!

10:30 Fashion show judging at Nichols field (costumes must be of the same era as the year of your vehicle – sort of!)

11:00 Hot Wheels racing.

1:00 pm – Senior class judging and youth judging

3:30 pm  Parade leaves the field on the parade route – past the review stand and down to Main street Stowe. 

7:00 pm  10 pm – Street dance in Stowe village. (We’ll show you the back way into Stowe if you’re dining at one of the local restaurants.)

 

Sunday, August 10:

7 am to 4 pm – eats!  Food concessions.

8 am to 4:00 pm – flea market and car corral

9:00 – technical judging begins

11:00 – valve cover racing

Early afternoon:  Awards ceremony; three awards per class

 

Well, I’m not sure if the 1967 Vette, pictured above, will be part of this year’s Stowe car show.  But if so, that’s where you will likely find me!!

Honeymoon in Vermont : Two Couples Celebrate at Stone Hill Inn

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

At Stone Hill Inn we love celebrating special occasions! Pictured below are Annabel and Jamie, who arrived Friday May 16 to celebrate their honeymoon in Vermont. Dominic and Stephanie from Ottawa enjoyed their honeymoon at Stone Hill Inn just a few days earlier.

Jamie is in the retail business and loves animals. Annabel loves to paint and is also an actress and will be in two pictures soon to be released. The first picture stars Cameron Diaz; the second stars Denzel Washington!

These bring the total number of honeymoons celebrated so far at Stone Hill Inn in 2014 to eight! If you are considering a honeymoon in Vermont, be sure to check out our Vermont Honeymoon Package, which can be customized to your wishes.

Best wishes to all our newlyweds!

Vermont Honeymoons

March Blizzard : Stowe VT Snow Report

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

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Well, the early estimate was 12 – 18 inches. But Wednesday night snows of 2 inches/hour brought the total to 18-22 inches of fresh powder. Temperatures Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be in the 20′s and 30′s. Perfect skiing conditions! Perfect Nordic conditions! Perfect snowshoeing conditions! (You need snowshoes in this snow!)
 
Come!  Three incentives in addition to perfect Vermont skiing conditions: 

 

 

  • 3.) Get creative – 20% off during the week and 8% off on the weekend! Hmmmm!

 

Stone Hill Inn. Perfect for winter sports.

The Best Skiing in Vermont is Now!

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

StoneHill Inn, Winter178-2

With roughly two feet of new snow in last week, the best skiing in Vermont is right now! Today: 42 miles over 116 trails. Highs in the upper 20’s. Ski depth average 40” on snowmaking trails; 20” on natural trails. 68 trails groomed last night.

For the rest of February and March, the Stone Hill  Ski & Stay package provides lodging discounts (Sun – Thur) of 20%  and lift discounts of 15%.

Boot and glove driers | washer/dryer | shuttle to the mountain | free snowshoes | toboggan run | outside equipment lockers | four fireplaces in the common areas | fortifying breakfasts | muscle relaxing Jacuzzi in your bath | king bed | fine sheets.

Stone Hill Inn. Perfect for winter sports. Trip Advisor’s 2014 pick as eighth best Inn/B&B in the U.S.

Foot of Fresh Powder : Stowe VT Snow Report

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

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Snow.  Twelve inches and still falling.  (5:00pm) Vermont loves this.  Skiing of course, but beauty, aye, beauty.   Quiet.  Slow motion.  Soft.  Unspoiled.  A gift to remind us we are still children; that we still love to play.

Come.  Now.  We have a room for you.  Warrrm.  Fireplaces – bedroom and bath.  Toasty bubbling water in a tub tuned for two.   Ahhhh.  Relax.  King bed.  Fine sheets.  Watch it snow through the windows and door to the gardens.

Boot and glove driers | washer/dryer | shuttle to the mountain | free snowshoes | toboggan run | outside equipment lockers | four fireplaces in the common areas | fortifying breakfasts | muscle relaxing Jacuzzi  | Stowe VT ski and stay packages with 20% savings.

Stone Hill Inn.  Perfect for winter sports.  Trip Advisor’s 2014 pick as eighth best Inn/B&B in the U.S.

 

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Stone Hill Inn: 8th Best Bed and Breakfast in the U.S.

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

TripAdvisor top bed and breakfast

Hard to imagine.

Each year Trip Advisor examines the guest reviews of the many Inns and B&B’s in the U.S. (over 21,000), and using this data they create what they appropriately call their “Traveler’s Choice” awards. This becomes a list of the top 25 inns/B&B’s in the U.S. as rated by their guests.

Three months after we purchased our Stowe, Vermont bed and breakfast, in January of 2012, Trip Advisor notified us that Stone Hill had earned a ranking as the 16th best bed and breakfast in the U.S. based upon the reviews that our guests had provided over the previous 12 months. We were 16th! Stone Hill had never won one of these awards before.

Hard to imagine.

Of course we acknowledged the excellent efforts by the original owner and previous innkeepers, and simply worked hard to finish 2012, our first year as owners and without any previous involvement with the hospitality industry, with a goal of neither fumbling a good business nor tarnishing its reputation.

In 2013, our second year as owners and innkeepers, we realized that there was much about the hospitality industry that we didn’t know, and began to assemble a support team of marketing professionals: Whitestone Marketing, Jumping Rocks and Beth Campbell photography, Kelly Barkhurst Design, Stowe Area Association, and Tim Wilson from Bed&Breakfast.com.

This January we were again notified by Trip Advisor that we had earned another spot on their Traveler’s Choice top 25 list. This time we were #8 Our guests, because of their gracious comments, had given us a rating that resulted in our being the eighth best inn/B&B in the U.S.

Hard to imagine.

Owners of Best B&B Stone Hill InnSo we thank all of our guests who have been so wonderful and understanding during our first two years. We thank our team members who have picked up the pieces that we have dropped so many times. And we give thanks for our faith, for the gifts that we have been given and the opportunity to use them. We still have much to learn, and we go forward with a thankful heart, trying to embrace all that has taken place in such a short time: #16 B&B in the U.S. in 2012, and now #8 B&B in the U.S. in 2014.

Hard to imagine.

Stowe, Vermont Receives Nearly a Foot of Snow

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

With nearly a foot of fresh snow in the past 72 hours, the natural, unspoiled beauty of Stowe, VT has become magnificently dressed in whites to welcome snowshoers, skiiers, and all that love winter’s splendor.

Stowe skiers currently enjoy 88 trails over 33 miles of terrain given the fresh snow combined with the timely assist of $8 million of new snowmaking equipment.  Ski depths average around two feet along snow-making trails while natural snow trails are between 6” and 18.”  Stowe, with its new snow-making equipment, has enjoyed a significant advantage over other ski venues throughout New England this winter.

Stowe Vermont Skiing

Some of these skiers have taken advantage of Stone Hill’s Ski & Stay Package, whereby lodging prices are reduced 20% for stays between Sundays and Thursdays.  Lift ticket reductions of 15% complete this package.  Stone Hill can also provide a 20% discount on all ski equipment rentals.  Given a short walk down our hill, the Mountain Shuttle will take and return guests with their equipment directly to the mountain and back again to Houston Farm road at no charge.

Meanwhile, non-skiing guests with our complementary snow shoes are exploring the 9.5 acres at Stone Hill and other groomed local paths.  Later, as guest head home from a winter’s day, a warm, double-Jacuzzi tub in each guest room bath beckons.  Cold wet gloves and boots are now enjoying a few hours on the Stone Hill drying rack.  In the morning they will be conveniently placed in the front hall.  Wet clothes are quickly dried in the Stone Hill hallway dryer, and skis and snowboards can be safely stored in locked ski lockers just outside the front door.  Around 5:30 pm, appetizers and the reception area fireplace provide an informal setting for those wanting to share their day’s activities and accomplishments before they head to dinner.  Ahhhh.  A good day!

Obviously, our Stowe, Vermont bed and breakfast is uniquely equipped to serve skiers, snowshoers, and all that enjoy winter’s beauty.  Perhaps that is one reason why it has just been awarded a Traveler’s Choice award for 2014 by TripAdvisor.

Among more than 21,000 inns and B&B’s in the US, each year TripAdvisor selects the top 25.  This year the Stone Hill Inn was rated 8th best in the U.S.

Ten Superlative Bed-and-Breakfasts Across America

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Stone Hill Inn

Laid-back luxury is the name of the game at this B&B in Stowe, Vt. Suites are spacious, yet intimate, with fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs and comfortable beds. Plus, breakfast here includes specialties like fresh eggs and orange-pecan waffles dusted with sugar, with a side of beautiful Stowe views.


For some travelers, a quiet hideaway with a cozy bed and luxurious amenities offers the perfect formula for a relaxing escape. But for those seeking a more unique experience, a bed-and-breakfast may just fit the bill. After all, many of America’s standout B&Bs offer personalized service, memorable meals and an inspiring story or setting that charms visitors time and time again.

Spanning across the country, from North Carolina to Hawaii, the 10 establishments featured on this list vary drastically in their locales and offerings. Some draw travelers with their gracious hospitality and thoughtful touches (like homemade biscuits and antique accents) while others are colorful seaside cottages that wow guests with their spectacular views. To help you discover the best of the bunch, U.S. News Travel has rounded up 10 of the nation’s superlative B&Bs.


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By Liz Weiss | July 09, 2013