Heading to Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa in Vermont! #momsparklifelist #partner

Disclosure: I received resort accommodations, spa treatments, some meals and balloon ride in return for this post. Thoughts are my own. Read Mom Spark’s full disclosure here.

Stoweflake Mountain Resort Balloon

Last year, I put together a real life list. The list contained various items, like “eat at In-N-Out Burger” (don’t ask) to “ride in a hot air balloon” and visit “all 50 US states.” Typical life list, you know, more or less. (well, maybe not the In-N-Out Burger part)

Well, a month or so after posting this life list, I received communications from the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa in Stowe, Vermont, offering to not only host a stay for myself and a guest, but to make one of my list life wishes come true – riding in a hot air balloon. Oh, and to visit a new state – Vermont! (number 26)

After I closed my jaw, I responded with a big, fat “YES” and began to learn more about the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa. (and what the heck the hot air balloon ride had to do with it)

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa

The AAA four-diamond Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, located in the heart of Stowe, VT, features 120 guest rooms and suites and 58 townhouses, the 50,000-square-foot Spa at Stoweflake, recognized by Conde Nast Traveler and Fodor’s Travel as a Top Resort Spa in the U.S., a nine-hole par three and 18-hole championship golf courses; and Charlie B’s Pub & Restaurant.

Stoweflake Balloonfest

Stoweflake Celebrates 27th Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa will celebrate the 27th anniversary of the Stoweflake Hot-Air Balloon Festival July 12-14, 2013.

Voted a Top Ten Event of Vermont, the three-day festival offers not only a great photo opportunity of more than 25 brilliant balloons amid the Green Mountains scenery, but also an array of exciting activities for attendees:

  • Take over the sky with 25 other balloonists – Attendees can lift up with the other 25+ balloonists with their own hot-air balloon ride priced at $275 per person, plus tax (advanced reservations are required.)
  • Stay down to earth – For the less adventurous, tethered rides are available for $10 per person (no reservations needed.)
  • Soak up the scenery, food and festivities – Guests enjoy the views from below with a children’s corner featuring a variety of activities, live entertainment, delicious food and a beer and wine garden. The views of the morning launches are complimentary for all visitors; admission for the evening festival events is $10 and children 12 and under is admitted for free.

Stoweflake Celebrates 50 Years with Amazing Discount!

This summer, Stoweflake rates start at $199.00 per room, per night now through September 2013, plus guests enjoy:

  • $50 Resort Credi– Good toward the resort’s award-winning Spa at Stoweflake, and Charlie B’s Pub & Restaurant.
  • Bonus $50, 25-minute spa treatments (a 33% savings!), anytime a full-priced, 50-minute spa service is purchased.
  • Room Upgrades – For guests celebrating 50th birthdays or anniversaries this summer

Stoweflake Mountain Resort Mountain and Spa

So, what will I be doing during my stay? I’ll be tasting the Stoweflake fare, enjoying spa treatments, taking in the beautiful grounds and, of course, riding in a hot air balloon. Be prepared for a slew of photos and videos next week! Follow me on my journey to Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Stoweflake Balloon

For more information or reservations, visit www.stoweflake.com or call 1.800.253.2232.

Disclosure: I received resort accommodations, spa treatments, some meals and balloon ride in return for this post. Thoughts are my own. Read Mom Spark’s full disclosure here.

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Amy Bellgardt

AMY BELLGARDT is a wife and mom of two boys, as well as founder and lead blogger at Mom Spark. Amy also manages Mom Spark Media, a social media marketing firm.

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6 Responses to “Heading to Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa in Vermont! #momsparklifelist #partner”

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    Desiree Fawn — July 3, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I am soooooooooo psyched for you, girl! I expect one billion Instagrams from that balloon!!

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    Mom Spark — July 3, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    No doubt! You’ll be sick of me for sure.

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    Liza @ Views From the 'Ville — July 4, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Vermont is beautiful and that resort looks ~gorgeous~ so I am sure you’ll have an amazing time. Can’t wait to see all your Instagram pictures :) I think I’d be on the $10 tethered balloon list – you’re braver than I to go up, up, up.

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    • Amy replied: — July 4th, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

      I admit that I am a little bit scared, but I really, really want to experience it.

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    Tammy S — July 4, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I think it would be so much fun to ride in a hot air balloon! Congrats to you for checking another thing off your list!

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    • Mom Spark replied: — July 4th, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

      Thanks so much, Tammy! I really look forward to it.

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