Find us on Rte 100 between Waterbury and Stowe!
Welcome to the Green Mountain Club’s Visitor Center, a beautiful timber-frame building made of local wood, displaying the best in renewable energy and energy efficiency, providing public picnic areas, a walking trail out the back door and exhibits about the Long Trail and club history.
Architecture: A Green Building
The energy efficient design of the building features local sustainably-harvested wood (secured through Vermont Family Forests), energy-efficient lighting and natural daylighting, biomass gasification heating, solar energy from photovoltaics, composting toilets and superb insulation. Efforts have resulted in the club now producing 100% of its energy use on-site. Read more and see a video about our conservation efforts on campus here.
Directions & Contact Information:
Green Mountain Club Headquarters
4711 Waterbury-Stowe Rd.
Waterbury Center, VT 05677
Phone: (802) 244-7037
From Interstate 89, take Exit 10 (Waterbury/Stowe) and travel north towards Stowe on Route 100 for approximately four miles. A mile beyond the Cold Hollow Cider Mill, turn LEFT onto Cabin Lane (at the Evergreen Gardens sign). After 1/10 mile, bear right into the GMC parking lot.
If traveling south on Route 100 from Stowe, GMC is on the west (right) side of Route 100. Go approximately 1/8 of a mile past the GMC headquarters sign and turn right onto Cabin Lane (at the Evergreen Gardens sign). Bear right on the unpaved Cabin Lane, bearing right immediately into the GMC parking lot.
Summer Hours (mid-May to mid-October):
Open 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm
Winter Hours (mid-October to mid-May):
Open Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm
A Community Effort
The list of people who contributed to the construction effort of GMC’s new Visitor Center is long. It begins with Jeff Schoellkopf, long-time chair of GMC’s Headquarters Planning Committee, who served as architect of record during construction. J.A. Morrissey was the general contractor; Doug White was Project Manager and Steve Elder was Superintendent. VHCB administered a federal HUD grant secured by Senator Patrick Leahy for the project. Pete Antos-Ketcham was GMC’s Facilities Manager during the construction. Erik and Laurel Tobiason were the lead timber-framing volunteers. Dozens of volunteers pitched in to help with timber-framing and barn-raising. John Connell led the Education Committee, which was responsible for the displays, expertly crafted by Sarah and Ted Montgomery and Dave Blumenthal. More than 700 people and local businesses contributed to the capital campaign which raised most of the funds necessary for the construction.
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