About the Weather

When you move to Vermont, you realize how much weather can affect your daily life – both positively and negatively! Read about the weather in Proctorsville VT as experienced by innkeepers, guests, and neighbors alike. Through snow, sleet, rain, wind, clouds and sunshine, life goes on.


End-of-season ski deals in Vermont

Family going to OkemoWe’ve made it through the deep cold of February. Snowfall was impressive, with 45 inches of snow reported in some areas of VT! March is the time to take advantage of all that fresh snow by skiing Okemo and staying at Golden Stage Inn. March offers spectacular end-of-season ski deals in Southern Vermont…

At Golden Stage Inn, we’re still offering discounted room reservations.

Stay at our bed and breakfast for two nights or more and receive 10% off your bill on weekends and 20% off during the week. (That’s over $100 savings on midweek!)  Your reservation includes a two-course homemade breakfast each morning, endless coffee, tea and cookies, and hot soup upon your return from a long day of skiing Okemo! These end-of-ski-season deals also mean you can try out our newly renovated rooms, Otis’ and Cornelia’s, at a lower price.

Golden Stage Inn’s discounted Okemo ski vouchers have sold out–but never fear! Okemo is offering plenty of spring skiing deals for lift tickets.

There is a Spring Lift & Lunch Special offered Tuesday through Thursday. Skiers can also save on end-of-season skiing by purchasing tickets in advance online: Adult 2-day tickets are $119 and 3-day tickets are $159. On March 29th, bring 5 non-perishable food items to donate and your lift ticket is $39. One of the best deals is the Spring Siesta Card. Starting March 20, you can purchase a pass for $99 that lets you gets you unlimited skiing for the rest of the season! Even if you can only make it up for 2 days, that’s a huge discount.

Please see Okemo’s Special Lift Ticket Deals to see full details, which may be subject to change.

So what’s the deal with the orange bubble?!

Okemo installed a new lift this year. The lift has an orange bubble that can be pulled down to shield riders from the wind. And if that wasn’t enough to escape the cold, the lift seats are also heated! If there was one way to make February’s subzero temperatures more bearable, that would be it. Oh…plus the hot soup and cider back at Golden Stage Inn!

Check out Okemo’s live webcams if you’re thinking about visiting Vermont for an end-of-season ski trip. Spring is within sight, and there’s only so much time left to hit the slopes!

Snow means ski time in Vermont

snow and beehivesSnow can be a pain when it means shoveling and traffic jams – but in Vermont, snow means skiing! Over the past weekend, Southern Vermont (including the Okemo Valley area) received about a foot of snow. The conditions are prime at the slopes of Okemo, Killington and Bromley. For cross-country skiers and snowshoers, the woods are gorgeous. Snow lingers on the boughs of hemlocks and fresh tracks hint at the presence of forest creatures.

Snowy Inn

Now that the snow has stopped falling, you can get the best of both worlds – great conditions and bluebird skies. And when the temperatures are really dropping, Okemo’s new bubble lift helps skiers brave the cold with heated seats and a wind-protective cover. According to the National Weather Service’s forecast, Proctorsville VT and other Okemo Valley towns will likely see some light snow Thursday into the evening. A drive from the city to rural Vermont countryside should be quite scenic on Friday!

Call us at (802) 226-7744 to reserve rooms for your Vermont ski trip. Happy President’s Day Week!

GSI’s Six Ways to Beat the Heat

Golden Stage Inn’s guide to staying cool on your summer vacation!

1. Get yourself to Vermont!

Hop on in the car and hit the road – because unless you’re in Maine or Canada, no place is cooler than Vermont in the summer.  South Central Vermont has it all – mountains, lakes, waterfalls, historic towns, gardens…

 

A drive on Vermont's scenic country roads.

What’s at the end of the rainbow? Vermont!

2. Lounge in Golden Stage Inn’s garden-flanked pool.

Sometimes guests don’t realize we have a pool until we tell them!  That’s because it’s tucked away in the backyard, surrounded by flowers and a fence.  You’ll have privacy to lounge about the poolside and splash in the water.  Once you’ve cooled off, take a stroll around the gardens and relax in one of the outdoor sitting areas or in the shade of the front porch.

Outdoor swimming pool Inn amenities

3. Sip on an icy glass of our signature ginger-honey lemonade.

Commonly known as switchel, ginger-honey lemonade is a classic Vermont summer drink.  Farmers make cold switchel in the summer to cool down while working in the fields.  Always made from local honey, switchel can even help with summer allergies.  After you’ve finished your drink, you can take a honeybee hive tour to see where the honey came from – the B&B’s own front lawn!

Switchel is made from lemons, local honey, and ginger.

4. Take a stroll in the shade.

Golden Stage Inn is adjacent to the Proctor-Piper State Forest.  In fact, we’re so close the woods are just a short stroll across the lawn!  You’ll walk into the shady forest, cross a babbling brook on a footbridge, and explore the peaceful calm of nature away from the glare and heat of the sun.  Perhaps you’ll see some woodland creatures – especially if you go for a walk closer to dawn or dusk.

5. Hang out in the B&B’s air-conditioned sitting rooms.

Golden Stage Inn is a fully air-conditioned bed and breakfast, so if you need to just get out of the sun, our sitting rooms are the place to be!  Read a book, play a game or solve a puzzle.

Sitting Room in VT Bed and Breakfast

6. Explore a swimming hole.

Our bed & breakfast is not far from several great places to swim in a natural setting.  There are several great swimming places within a short drive from Golden Stage Inn.  In Cavendish, visit the Cavendish Gorge and play in the rocks and falls (see the photo below!).  The Black River meanders through Ludlow.  Buttermilk Falls is also located in Ludlow, and boasts a small waterfall with a large swimming hole at the bottom.  Brockway Mills is a spectacular spot in Springfield, VT.  Jamaica State Park is so much fun: a short hike to a swimming hole dotted with huge rocks to play on.  Like to jump off of things?  Dorset Quarry, with massive cliffs, is the place for you.

For a complete list of Vermont swimming holes, visit Swimmingholes.org

Photos below courtesy of www.swimmingholes.org/vt.html

Photo 1: Cavendish Gorge (Cavendish, VT)    Photo 2: Dorset Quarry (Dorset, VT)    Photo 3: Brockway Mills (Springfield, VT)

Cavendish Gorge, VT

Dorset Quarry Swimming Hole VT

 

Brockway Mills VT

 

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

There’s no place like Vermont to weather the weather with loved ones, a cozy fire, and a good book! With our first full-fledged snow storm hitting just two nights ago, the Okemo Valley has received 12-16 inches of snow in less than 24 hours. Here at the Inn, we were lucky to receive the upper end with 15-16 inches of snow, and we can see many of Okemo Resort’s 91 open trails right from our front yard. With 75% of the mountain slopes open and lessons and competitions already in full swing, it’s sure to be a glorious year. So let it snow! The sparkling fluffy powder on the ground is a far cry from the ice and sludge of cities and suburbs, making winter in Vermont a delight rather than a drag. Every year we look forward to this moment; we pack away our outdoor summer gear and get out the shovels and snowshoes. And when the snow finally blankets the hills, everyone is off on their skis and snowboards, skates and sleds, beating the cold with exciting winter sports and cozy indoor games, music and food. Here’s a glimpse of our beehives under the snow; the colonies are safely tucked away in their own stores of honey and heat for the season. We hope this tremendous snowfall is just a hint of what’s to come!

 

 

Golden Stage Inn Bed and Breakfast Vermont    Golden Stage Inn Vermont B&B Winter Season

 

 

Snow is here…

…and we hope it’s here to stay! We’ve received a few flurries and snowshowers, in addition to some rain and sunny days. We are certainly ready for a heaping dose of snow, and with what we’ve had so far it seems like we’re in for a good winter ahead! Check out some powdery dustings at the Inn back in November, as well as our front yard view of Okemo’s already ski-able trails:

 

 

 

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