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Ram's Head Inn
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Ram's Head Inn
Ranked #3 of 6 Rossland B&B and Inns
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“People and Animal Friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2013

Every year I like to make at least one trip to Rossland for skiing. From now on, if I need to stay the night in Rossland, you will find me soaking in the Ram's Head Inn hot tub. Not only are the owners friendly, but the hotel is dog friendly!

If you're not an animal lover, don't be turned off. You would never even know animals were allowed in the rooms by how clean it is kept. I was travelling with a friend that has terrible animal allergies and they did not flare up at all while staying there.

Great place, great location - highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Collabo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012

Stayed one nite march 31 2012. Got there early that morning and we were allowed to park in lot even though check in at 3:00. Got to leave vehicle there on day 2 as we went cat skiing and they were expecting a big party. Didn't eat breakfast because we had to leave early but it looked good. Owners were very polite and accommodating. Nice and quiet. Easy access off highway and red mountain. More like a big cabin or lodge feeling. Quiet time at 10:00 was awesome because we were there to ski not party. Stay again in summer. Room was clean. Everything we needed was in room. Thanks again for your hospitality. Shelby

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Skiride
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Portland, Oregon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

If you are looking for a brand new luxury place to stay this is not it. But if you are looking for warm, homey and comfortable then this is the place. Simple room, great cheap breakfast, nice hot tub and sauna. Close to the mountain and half the price. Everyone was so nice as well. Actually everyone we ran into all over Rossland was friendly and helpful. Hoping to go back for longer next year.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Julie H
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Kenmore
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

The Ram's Head Inn is a charming quaint place conveniently located at the base of Red Mountain. However, the place in need of serious TLC! With many months of advance reservation, three of us arrived in the early evening (early March 2012) to cat ski for two days (not consecutive) and also make turns at either Red or Whitewater. Keys were not ready or available right away - we were handed one key (no ring or string or anything) and told to come back later for other keys. We walked in and there were only two towels (they knew three of us would be staying; there was a half full roll of TP in the bathroom with no extra; one of the light bulbs was out in the light on the table and we had to ask for a new light bulb. Their is a switch that apparently keeps the tiny refer in the room going with a note to keep the switch in the on position; it was in the on position but the refer had been unplugged so we had to wait hours for it to chill - and it was filthy inside; the drapes on one window were in poor condition - did not open or close and had strings hanging there - looked really ragged and the other was on metal rings on a rod that was unstable. There was no soap provided; instead there were dispensers of soap on the wall by sink and in shower - but shower gel was empty! There is no type of cleaning service provided at the Ram's Head whatsoever while you are there - the boot & glove dryers in the lower level of the lodge barely circulated any air and worked marginally. The basement area that they claim is to play pool and watch the big screen, etc. (equipment room?) was a bit of a pit - cold and dirty - do not know why anyone would hang down there! We asked a couple of times what the weather was expected to be and always got a "I have no idea" answer. I know it's the mountains and things change - but really - for a lodging establishment to have no idea what it is expected or predicted to be? Then, the topper was that cat skiers were to have breakfast at 7:30 (even though we had to be a 6 minute walk way by 8:00 a.m. to check in); if you didn't cat ski they requested that you wait to eat at 8. The breakfast is a good one for the price, but the meats were not thoroughly cooked. The second morning, when we did not cat ski, we accommodated their request and came down at 8 - most of the hot food was gone and not to be replaced! They said - we thought you were cat skiing! There was simply no communication of any sort at this place and the folks at the desk - surprisingly Martin and Pam who were so good communicating on email -- seemed to be on holiday while we were there. They were nice enough for sure, but just not in tune with the guests and their needs. We may return, but it will be only after we've checked all other availability - the place just doesn't seem to be taken care of! Very sad to see the deterioration and service at what could be such a charming place all around! Rossland so desperately needs some affordable but good and comfortable accommodations!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Vicki K
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Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

I have stayed at this inn annually, along with other members of my son's boarding team for the past three years. The service has always been above and beyond, and the facilities have suited the families very well. The drying room in the lowest level also includes a pool table and large screen tv with Wii for the kids.
The main lodge area has a fire place and seating for informal gatherings. The team parents really get gods user of this gathering area in the evenings for wine and card games. The banquet table is used for pizza dinners for the kids. The breakfasts are always enough to keep us going until lunch.
The rooms are clean and vary in size, depending on your needs.
My only complaint would be that I always ended up timing my showers poorly, so I was competing for the hot water supply with the cat skiiers. :(
Location, drying room with kids stuff, gathering room, hot tub, individual rooms and service all more than met our needs.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Princess4349
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West Kelowna, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Our family (Grandparents, parents and 2 kids under 6) stayed over the family day long weekend. Having spent lots of time at Red Mountain and in other accomodation, we were thoroughly disappointed. We rented a two bedroom with kitchenette. While there was plenty of room to sleep, there was not a sense of care put into our place. There were large windows missing drapery and therefore a total lack of privacy. We had access to another ajoining room which should have been locked off and was odd that that wasn't taken care of. The kitchenette was really poorly supplied. No pots, no glasses etc. There were 2 burners on the stove to use but no way of cooking really.There wasn't a can opener or other things to allow you to cook. The frying pans were all bent and useless Thankfully we brought a crockpot. There were no additional garbage bags or towels (3 towels provided for a family of 6??). Also, for a ski condo, why would you NOT have anywhere to hang stuff. Literally, there is not one hook to hang wet gear on to dry. We would not stay again and were disappointed with the lack of care for simple things to make ones stay more cozy. For what they charged per night, thanks but no thanks.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Krista R
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Morrisville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
154 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

If you are reading this review and hope it will have you to decide whether to stay at this place, first you have to determine what you are after at Red Mountain and what is important to you.
Luxury accommodation it is not! However, if you need a place to stay close to the slopes, and if you want it to have a nice feel and be run by friendly and helpful people, this is your place!
My son and I stayed there for 5 days while skiing at Red Mountain in December 2011. The room was small, but it was enough for us. The breakfast was sufficient to keep you skiing at least till lunch time. Ski storage and boot/glove dryers are something more important for me at a ski vacation than a large room. Martin and Pam (the two people running Ram's Head Inn) were very helpful in accommodating our needs.
And it takes only 4-5 minutes to walk to the ski lifts from the Inn's backyard. How nice is that?
If I ever plan another ski vacation at Red (and I hope I will), I would not hesitate a second before booking my lodging at Ram's Head Inn again!

Martin and Pam, thanks for your hospitality!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Michaelfe
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Property: Ram's Head Inn
Address: Red Mountain Road, Rossland, British Columbia V0G 1Y0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Rossland
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Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Rossland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ram's Head Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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