Stoweflake Mountain Resort is probably most famous for its luxurious spa treatments and gourmet cuisine, but an increasing number of visitors also know it for its Annual Hot-Air Balloon Festival. This year marks the event's 23d anniversary. More than 25 balloons will hover and soar in the skies above Stoweflake Besides the colorful airborne display the festival also features live music, children's activities, beer and wine garden, food glorious food, and of course, balloon rides.
The three-day event kicks off Friday, July 10 with a twilight balloon launch. Saturday and Sunday follows with a jam-packed schedule including sunrise launches at 6:30 a.m. -- a sight not to miss. Viewing all launches is free, and admission to evening events is $8 for adults, with kids 12 and younger admitted for free. Balloon rides are priced at $275 per person plus tax and advanced reservations are highly recommended. Tethered rides are available for just $10 a person.
Stoweflake offers a special balloon flight package that includes: two nights with daily breakfast, balloon welcome basket, admission to festival, and all for $366 per night [double occupancy]. For details visit online or call 802-253-7355.