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Weekend Events in Stowe at the end of July

Summer events in Stowe, the weekend of July 29th, 2016

July 29 - 30: 2nd annual Stowe Brewers Festival  featuring fine craft beer, cider, spirits, live music, food truck and vendors. 

For more information and to buy tickets, you can go to their website. 

Girls Guns and Glory - July 28: Boston’s own - performing at the well known Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.  Girls Guns and Glory found inspiration from early ’50s rock ‘n’ roll icons such as Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, and Buddy Holly, as well as country greats like Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.

You may want to take a peek at the brand new Spruce Peak Adventure Center at the mountain!

Check out some of the new shops, restaurants and lodging facilities.  And, don't forget about some of the east's best mountain biking trails.

 

Stowe and its Mountain History

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. When was Stowe chartered?

       *1763

2. When was the first Winter Carnival in Stowe?

       *1921

3. What was the most popular Winter Carnival event the 1st year?

       *Las Vegas Night

4. What year was America's oldest ski patrol founded - which was in Stowe?

       *1934

5. Who was the 1st person to ski down Mt. Mansfield?

       *Dartmouth Librarian Nathaniel Goodrich

6. Who cut the 1st ski trail in Stowe?

       *Charlie Lord (1930)

7. What was the name of the 1st ski trail cut on Mt. Mansfield?

       *The Bruce

8. Who played the piano for years at Sister Kate's?

       *Rock King

9.  What was the name of the Cotillion held in spring in the 1980's?

       *Cowshit cotillion

For more on Stowe's rich ski history, check out Pat Haslam's wonderful book that was recently published: Ski Pioneers of Stowe, Vermont: The First Twenty-Five Years

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If  you go to this webpapge you will find an interactive interior where you can quickly find lots of helpful tips for every part of your home.  You can turn your lights on before you get home, turn your heat up or down while on vacation, have your entertainment system hidden in your light sockets; and even unlock the door for a service person, while you're at work.  Technology has come so far, that you can now actually have a cup of coffee awaiting you when you arrive home after a long day. 

For more information, and additional state of the art smart home ideas, you can visit this site.

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Don't Ski, but You're Here on Vacation in Stowe?

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are So Many Things To Do In Stowe

Are you here on vacation, and everyone else you know is skiing?  Looking for something to do until they come back?  Here are some suggestions:

1. Walk, snowshoe or hike in Smuggler's Notch - just steps away from the Mt. Mansfield parking area.

2. Snowshoe at Trapp Family Lodge, or one of the many Stowe Land Trust conserved properties, like Wiessner Woods, or Kirchner Woods.

3. Treat yourself to a spa day!  Topnotch, Stoweflake and The Lodge all offer wonderful options for treating yourself to what you deserve.

4. Relax at a cozy coffee shop, or at Cork in the afternoon with a glass of wine, after checking out the art exhibit at Helen Day Art Center, or perhaps checking out a book at the library

5. Shop 'til you drop at any one of these places, and more.

6. Take in that movie you've been wanting to see, by treating yourself to a matinee.

7. Check out the Stowe Area Association website for a continued list of fun things to do. 

Enjoy your stay in Stowe, Vermont, and happy New Year!

Winter Rendezvous 2014 | Stowe VT | Stowe Blog

 Winter Rendezvous Celebrates 30 Years!

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The longest running gay ski weekend in the Northeast is celebrating 30 years of coming to Stowe, VT.  Stowe and Stowe Mountain Resort have played host to this fun and exciting crowd for 30 years and are looking forward to the next 30 years.  This year the Winter Rendezvous will take place January 22 to 26, 2014.

The weekend offers a full array of activities other than just skiing.  Each night offers entertainment, check here for the schedule.  Nightly activities.

If you've been before or this is your first time you probably have questions, well here are the answers. FAQ

They offer hotel packages, but if you prefer to stay in a ski home please contact us we have plenty of wonderful ski homes that can accommodate any size party and pets, because who can leave fluffy behind when it's time to party in Stowe!  Ski rental homes.

For more information on the Winter Rendezvous, click below:

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Historic Stowe Hardware Building For Sale - Rent | Smith Macdonald Real Estate Group

We are pleased to be representing the Historic Stowe Hardware Building For Sale and Rent.

Exclusive: $1,500,00 - sale

Exclusive: $7,500 per month, triple net - rent

This building housed the Stowe hardware and tin shop from 1829 until 2011: one hundred and eight-two years of history and commerce. Restored in 1999 to reflect the character of the 1800's, this building offers almost 9000 square feet of retail and storage space. Few buildings in Stowe offer the versatility and location as this anchor at the north end of the village. There are endless possibilities where the character and history of this building could enhance businesses. Any possibility you can create there is square footage with charm. Wine bar, bookstore, coffee shop, restaurant to retail shop, ample parking, garage or shop space, use your imagination. Own a piece of Stowe's history and make your imprint on its future.

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Spring Skiing Has Arrived

Although this was a very mild winter by anyone's standards and it seems like we've been spring skiing since New Years, spring skiing truly arrived this past weekend.  Temps rose well into the 50's and the blue birds were singing all day long.  Stowe has a deep base, over 30 inches, so the conditions have held up and will continue to right through the end of March.

Come up and stay in Stowe and get those last few runs of the year.  There are many discount packages being offered at area hotels and resorts.  Email me today to see about our vacation rentals.

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Housing Driven by Jobless Rates | HouseLogic Poll Finds Voters Driven by Jobs, Housing in 2012 Election

Vermont Unemployment Rates

Jobs have been in the forefront of everyone's mind since the economic downturn.  The lack of jobs and poor housing markets seem to go hand in hand.  Many areas that were hit hard by one or both still have a long way to go to recover.  Those areas that had stable or slight dips in one or both have been able to recover more quickly to a stabler market.

Vermont's jobless rate took a dip in November, the third straight month of declines, to 5.3 percent compared to the 8.6 percent nationally.  The Morristown-Stowe area rate was 5.7 percent, which is much lower than the 6.8 percent from November 2010.

To read more about jobless rates and the election click here:

HouseLogic Poll Finds Voters Driven by Jobs, Housing in 2012 Election

To read the article in the Stowe Reporter dealing with jobless rates click here:

State Jobless Rate Takes a Dip

 

To Buy or Rent a Home?

Since the downturn in 2008 homeownership has been on the decline and the percent of people renting has risen.  Since home prices in many markets have hit bottom or are near bottom and interest rates remain historically low it is now time to take a closer look at buying verses renting.  As rents have steadily climbed many people may find they able to return to homeownership at the same cost as renting.

Click this link to examine the differences on whether to buy or rent.

To Buy or Rent a Home?.