Specials & Packages

At our Vermont Inn in the Okemo Valley, we offer several specials and packages. Check in seasonally to see what’s in store, and email us to join the “Inn Crowd,” where you’ll get special updates on exclusive offers at the last minute. Click on our specials and packages page at the top menu to see what is current!


Girls and Guns Weekend!

Craving some adventure, ladies?

There’s more to the outdoors than hiking, biking, and swimming – if you’ve done it all (or even if you haven’t done any of it!) try something new with the “Women on the Range” Course taking place in Ludlow the last weekend of May.

The class starts Friday afternoon and continues through Sunday afternoon.  For $359 (plus tax), you and your travel partner will stay at the Golden Stage Inn for two nights and receive one admission to the “Women on the Range” course paid in full.  Please note this admission does not include NRA certification, which is available for an extra $25.

Golden Stage Inn Girls and Guns Weekend will appeal to almost any woman…

…whether you want to shoot a pistol, a rifle, a shotgun, or even a bow & arrow!  Here’s a few shots (haha) of some of our favorite sharp-shooters:

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Katniss Everdeen uses her bow & arrow to shoot game (or maybe a Hunger Game opponent!)

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Lara Croft of the video game and movie Tomb Raider uses two pistols during her archaeological action adventures.

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Perhaps the best known sharpshooting woman in history, Annie Oakley was said to have shot the ash off of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s cigarette.  Plus, she donated her entire fortune to charity!

The “Women on the Range” Course is modeled after and inspired by BOW, or ‘Becoming an Outdoors Woman.’ This non-profit agency is run through the University of Washington and offers 3-day events in outdoor training for women in everything from fishing and hunting to nature photography and canoeing.  There are events in almost every state across the nation as well as abroad. If you’re interested in more events like this in Vermont, check out the Vermont Outdoors Women page at the VOGA website.  There is a great calendar of events with upcoming outdoorsy adventures for everyone from novices to experts.  As always, we hope to welcome you at the Golden Stage Inn during your travels to Vermont!  Reserve your spot for our Girls and Guns weekend by calling the Innkeepers at 802 226 7744.

Guns, Gourmets and Getaways

What’s happening this spring at Golden Stage Inn Bed & Breakfast….

delicious farm to table dinner with golden stage inn1. Foodies Getaway

Back by popular demand, our Foodies Getaway is a huge hit for anyone – locavores, snackers, fine diners, and vacationers.  The Foodies Getaway Package includes a two nights’ stay at the Inn, a $50 gift certificate to a local farm-to-table restaurant, and a foodie’s lunch bag overflowing with Vermont snacks and treats. Can you say…Yum?!

2. Road Trip!

We’re really excited about our brand new Road Trip Package for 2014.  We’ve put together a Golden Stage Inn Road Trip Bag overflowing with fun treats for your spring break vacation.  Just a few of the surprises inside include: a mix CD of road trip hits, tons of coupons and discounts to local stores and restaurants, yummy snacks and VT bumper stickers.  In addition, you can participate in contests to win a gas card and a free night’s stay at the Inn!  Book now or call the Inn at (802) 226-7744 for more information.

3. Homemade Indian Cuisine

We’re partnering with VT cooks to create something new.  Local foods are not just featured in breakfast any more, but also in two special dinner events in June.  Our first event on June 7th is an evening of Homemade Indian Cuisine.  Lini Mazumdar of Londonderry, VT has twice won the Taste of Vermont Amateur Chef Competition.  She caters, teaches cooking classes, helps her family run Anajli Farm, and has her own business, Lotus Moon Medicinals.  Enjoy a BYOB cocktail hour with Indian snacks at 6 pm, followed by a healthy and delicious meal complete with ricevegetable currybutter chickenraita, and daal.  Pop your head into Golden Stage Inn’s open kitchen to meet Lini in person!

philly-cheese-steak-crostini-nick-matush4. Vermont Farm-to-Table Dinner

The Vermont Farm to Table Dinner will be cooked by Nick Matush of Springfield, VT on June 21st.  Nick is passionate about using local, humane and organic ingredients in his meals.  Not only will your meal be delicious and fresh – it will be gorgeous to look at!  Join us for hors d’oeuvres at 6pm with BYOB cocktail hour.  Sit down to a three course meal followed by dessert.  You won’t be disappointed!  Pair your meal with a stay at the Golden Stage Inn, or with any of our springtime packages.

5. Girls & Guns Weekend

Have an adventure in Vermont – learn how to shoot pistols, rifles, shotguns and a bow & arrow!  Of course, safety training is a must, too.  “Women on the Range” takes place at the Ludlow Community Center in Ludlow, VT and is put on by the Black River Valley Rod & Gun Club.  This is just a 10 minute drive from our bed and breakfast, so we’ve put together a package that includes one admission to this weekend long course.  The course starts on May 30th and runs through June 1st.  Make your reservation online or call the Inn at 802 226 7744.

Vermont Road Trip Special at the Golden Stage Inn B&B

Vermont Road Trip 2014 with the Golden Stage Inn Bed and Breakfast

Take a Central and Southern Vermont Road Trip with our Spring 2014 Bed and Breakfast Special -

– an exploration of the unique wonders surrounding our bed and breakfast will fill your spring vacation in VT with excitement, adventure, and memories!  When you book a two-night stay with our Road Trip Package between April 20th and June 20th, you’ll get lodging for two people plus all of the goodies, prizes and amenities described here.  As always, all of Golden Stage Inn’s signature homemade treats, complimentary breakfasts, and exceptional hospitality are included in your stay.  The Road Trip Special is $315 (plus tax); additional nights can be added to your stay.  Book now or call (802) 226 7744.

Aside from saving yourself money with this B&B discount, we’ve concocted a few traveler’s treats and treasures to make your spring break road trip convenient and memorable…

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Upon arrival, you’ll receive a free Vermont Road Trip Kit as a gift from the Innkeepers. This Kit includes:

  • Fuel in the form of local Vermont snacks – to keep your energy up while you explore.
  • Vermont road maps to plan your routes, plus suggested itineraries of scenic drives, great towns to visit, and fun things to do.
  • A travelin’ tunes mix CD from the Inn to blast in your car and put a pep in your step!
  • Exclusive coupons and discounts to stores and vendors across Central and South Vermont; available only to guests staying at the Golden Stage Inn.
  • Brand new Golden Stage Inn postcards (designed by Sadie Wood and printed on 100% recycled paper).  Write about your travels and we’ll stamp and mail them for you!
  • A Vermont-themed bumper sticker or two…
  • …and more surprises!

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Golden Stage Inn Spring 2014 Photo Contest & Prize Drawing

Take pictures & videos of your Vermont Road Trip to be entered in a prize drawing!  The winner will receive a free night’s stay at Golden Stage Inn.  As you head out on your adventures, take a pair of the Inn’s honeybee antennae with you…every picture you take will get you one entrance into the drawing!  Take a video between 45 seconds and 1.5 minutes to receive five entries into the contest!  Each person may submit up to twenty entries.

Play Vermont Road Trip Bingo to win a gas card!

We’ve included a few car games in your complimentary Road Trip Kit.  One of them, Travel Bingo, may be familiar to you from childhood.  Every time you see an item on the scorecard, cross it off.  When you get a row, column, or diagonal completely crossed off, you’ve got bingo!  Bring your completed Vermont Road Trip Bingo back to the innkeepers to receive a gas card.  We feel we should chip in for your fuel needs during your journey!

Take a road trip through South and Central Vermont this spring!

Plan your Road Trip to Vermont for the weekend of June 7th or June 21st to pair your vacation with a scrumptious dinner event with local cooks and farmers!  June 7th will be Indian Cuisine Night, and June 21st will be VT Farm-to-Table Feast!

Vermonters create Dinner Specials: Indian & Farm-to-Table Cuisine!

This June, visit the Golden Stage Inn Bed and Breakfast near Ludlow, VT to enjoy two spectacular dinners specially prepared for you by Vermont cooks!  The first will be authentic, homemade Indian cuisine; the second will be a Vermont farm-to-table dinner sourced with fresh, organic ingredients from local farms and fields.  Our specials page will tell you how to book your dinner reservation along with your room or one of our spring specials and packages.  Read on to find out more…but be warned in advance that your mouth may water!

June 7th, 2014: Authentic Indian Food with Lini Mazumdar of Anjali Farm and Lotus Moon Medicinals

lini-at-vermont-farmers-market-indian-cuisineOn June 7th, prepare your taste buds for a trip to India…while spending the evening at our Vermont Inn.  Lini Mazumdar has won the Amateur Chef Competition at the Taste of Vermont’s Stratton Festival in both 2013 and 2014.  She lives and works on Anjali Farm with her husband and is passionate about sourcing organic ingredients and Vermont local foods as the season permits.  Experience her talent firsthand through the Golden Stage Inn’s special Authentic Indian Cuisine Experience.  Arrive around 6:00 pm to enjoy appetizers & beverages, and to meet Lini and watch her cook in the Golden Stage Inn’s open kitchen!  Dinner will be served around 8:00 pm, and recipes will be provided for you to take home with you.

 

 

The evening’s menu will consist of:

  • Daal (Indian stewed lentils)
  • Basmati Rice
  • Spiced vegetables
  • A meat dish
  • Raita (seasoned yogurt dip)

Here are some sample dishes from her website to give you an idea of what you might see at our first Vermont dinner evening:

  • Basmati Rice with peas and onions
  • Red Lentil Daal with carrots and cilantro
  • Braised greens and garlic-y potatoes
  • Carrot and apple Raita
  • Chicken with ginger-cumin tomato sauce
  • Aromatic mixed grain pilaf
  • Green mung bean Daal with ginger & garlic
  • Homemade Paneer with spinach or peas
  • Fresh beet-root Raita
  • Ground lamb with mint, potatoes and peas
Fresh tomatoes from Anjali Farms during Vermont Farm Trail's 2011 Dinner

Fresh tomatoes from Anjali Farms during Vermont Farm Trail’s 2011 Community Harvest Picnic

Lini Mazumdar also specializes in herbs, as she is a certified Herbalist through the Southwestern School of Botanical Medicine.  She is a certified Ayurvedic Nutrition Consultant and caters Indian food for local Vermonters.  She has created organic Vermont herbal products for sixteen years.  Since moving to Vermont, she has cooked her delicious and healthful Indian cuisine using Vermont local foods and fresh, organic ingredients.  Her passion for plants, organic practices, and medicine translates into the health-inspiring and palate-delighting dinners she creates.  Learn more about her business, Lotus Moon Medicinals.  Anjali Farm has hosted Vermont farm-to-table events and dinners, including…

  • Vermont Farm Trail’s “Community Harvest Picnic” with Chefs Amy Chamberlain, Mike Noyes and Jason Tostrup in 2011
  • Mach’s Traveling Pizza Oven Night in 2009
  • “A Chef’s Harvest” with Chef Michael Noyes in 2007
  • and The Vermont Fresh Network’s very first on-site farm dinner in 2005!

June 21st, 2014: Vermont Farm-to-Table Dinner with Chef Nicholas Matush

By late June, farmer’s markets in Vermont will be packed with fresh local produce.  The best way to enjoy the bounty?  Kick back for a delectable five-course meal created by one of Vermont’s very best local cooks.  Nicholas Matush creates stunning dinners using Vermont local foods including meat, dairy, vegetables and more. You may even get a taste of Mad Pickler products, grown and pickled at Nick’s homestead in Springfield, VT!

Nicholas Matush graduated from New England Culinary School’s satellite campus in the British Virgin Islands.  His passion for food extends beyond the kitchen to the farm and soil.  He strives to create meals that please not only the palate, but also the artistic and aesthetic senses.

Nicholas Matush has worked at several fine dining and farm-to-table restaurants across the country, including Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys and Joseph’s Table in Taos, New Mexico.  Internationally, he was Sous Chef at Brandywine Bay Restaurant in the British Virgin Islands.  He was honored to be Chef Davide Pugliese’s sous-chef at the James Beard House in 2010.  Recently, he has started getting back in touch with the land, creating a pickling business called The Mad Pickler.  See below to admire some of Nick’s recent homemade meals!

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Picante gazpacho with pesto crostini

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Ramps ravioli with brown butter, fiddlehead ferns, and Mad Pickler’s herbal beets

Gypsy Mussels with kalamata olives, Mad Pickler's hot peppers, tomato, garlic and grilled Orchard Hill Country Loaf

Gypsy Mussels with kalamata olives, Mad Pickler’s hot peppers, tomato, garlic and grilled Orchard Hill Country Loaf

 

BYOB cocktail hour for both events starts at 6pm.  Tickets are $50 each, and are limited in supply.  Please order in advance to assure your spot!  We hope to do more dinners like this in the future to support local agriculture and the Vermont farm-to-table movement.  Don’t forget to look into our Road Trip Package or Foodies Getaway to make the most of your spring vacation in Vermont!

Vermont Maple Sugar Weekend

Lucky for those with a sweet tooth and love for all things maple, Golden Stage Inn is one of the few bed and breakfasts in VT offering a special for Vermont Maple Sugar Open House Weekend.

Our Gone Sugarin’ Weekend will be filled with maple-bedecked breakfasts and afternoon treats as the smell of this delicate sugar made from the power of photosynthesis wafts through the kitchen doors to the rest of the inn. Mention the special when you make a reservation at our bed and breakfast for the weekend of March 22nd and 23rd and receive a complimentary bottle of local maple syrup from the innkeepers upon your arrival. If your mouth is already watering, try one of these recipes from Vermont Maple Sugar Maker’s Association.

Fun facts:

  • Vermont produces more than 40% of the nation’s maple syrup.
  • It takes 40 gallons of sap to create just a single gallon of maple syrup!
  • Hannah Teter, Olympic gold medal winner, credited VT maple syrup as her key to success.
  • A grove of maple trees is called a ‘Sugarbush’  and are tapped in January and February.
  • The Golden Stage Inn’s ‘Gone Sugarin’ Special is featured in BnB Finder’s blog.

 

Interested in touring local sugar shacks that produce Vermont maple syrup?

Let us know and we’ll connect you with several great maple syrup producers within driving distance of the inn. You’ll be astonished with how much hard work – on the part of both the people and the maple trees! – goes into a single ounce of syrup, or a single piece of maple candy. I recently came across a unique Vermont product that uses exclusively Vermont-produced maple sugar, and is mainly sold in Vermont and a few surrounding states… Yolo (a made up word standing for ‘you only live once’) produces popcorn snacks, including those lightly popped with maple syrup. Yummy! Restaurants in the area are hopping on board with the maple theme as well and including delicious syrup in various supper recipes. We’d be happy to recommend a maple-themed dinner reservation for you. There are also several maple-themed libations produced in Vermont, including Boyden Valley Winery’s Maple Reserve and Maple Creme Liqueur, Vermont Gold Ultra Premium Vodka, and several beers from Vermont breweries including Rock Art, Lawson’s Finest Liquids and Long Trail Brewery.

Processing maple syrup is still a career that many in Vermont depend upon for their livelihood. Maple products are a source of pride for Vermont residents, and provide an edible connection to an integral part of Vermont’s history and economic development.

Watch the video below to learn about how processing Vermont maple sugar is both a career and a lifestyle, as well as a family tradition and Vermont emblem.

This March, sugarin’ season sure will be sweet!

-Sophi Veltrop, The Golden Stage Inn

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