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Appalachian Motel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Vernon
Reviewed 27 September 2012

My family and I were in town as vendors for Mountain Creek's Oktoberfest and were looking for a nearby alternative to staying onsite.

Yes, the mattresses were rock hard (but I like it that way) but the interior (which could use a little updating) and exterior if this older motel were spotless. The husband (phone reservations) and wife (check-in) were welcoming and friendly. Knowing they could not accomodate our request for a non-smoking room as they were sold out, they did have the windows open in the room to help air it out prior to our arrival (Febreze would have helped too.)

The view is very nice and best of all, it's a mere 5 minutes from Mountain Creek, so if you're looking for an inexpensive place to stay while skiing, mountain biking or golfing at nearby Crystal Springs, this is an acceptable choice as, like us, you're probably spending most of your time at the resort anyway. (I almost hesitate writing this review because I don't want to call to make reservations next time to find it sold out to fellow "tripadvisors!" :-)

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 April 2010

We decided to stay at this motel because it was close to the Warwick Drive In and other New York area attractions.

Double check the map Tripadvisor is showing. It was incorrectly showing Verona, NJ when the motel is located in Vernon, NJ

When I visited the motel website, I said, that's for me. It was 2 diamond AAA rated; pictures of mountains basically surrounding the motel were outstanding. It looked like the relaxing type of motel I was looking for. I posted the pictures we took here.

When we arrived, to reach the motel there is a steep hill you must drive up to reach the motel as it is on a mountain. The motel lobby we noticed was locked and remained locked the entire weekend. They have to buzz you in. Its family run so the owner's children where in the office and lobby watching television. Check-in went fine as the owner was very nice. The lobby lacks tourism brochures, vending machines, coffee.

It was after dusk when we arrived so we wanted to grab a bite to eat and then relax in our room. It was very chilly this weekend on the New Jersey/ New York border in the mountains. Before leaving to eat we attempted to turn the heat on and there was nothing. After calling the owners, they advised it would take 30 minutes. Ok, so we left the room to eat and upon arriving in the room, no heat. We called again and they advised it will take another 20 minutes. Eventually it did come on.

Now the rooms were very nice and clean. But the mattresses were like stone. You really don't notice how terrible they are until you attempt to sleep. After the first night, I had to purchase a heating pad, Ibuprofen and Ben-Gay for my wife's arm, neck and shoulder. It was terrible. She basically could not move her head and arm for 2 days. The next night since there were 2 beds, we removed all the blankets from one bed, and placed them on the bed we were sleeping on. I had a sleeping bag in the car and placed that on the bed as well. This helped a little but we still could not sleep.

There is no morning coffee as stated on the website.

The motel could use chairs or benches outside the rooms and a lounging area set up where patrons can sit, relax and enjoy the views.

Now if you can accept the mattresses, the motel is great. Maybe our room had the oldest mattresses of the 10 rooms. The mountain views are awesome. The whole area is rural and country.

We would not stay there again but patrons that like very hard mattresses will love the motel. If it were not for the mattresses, I would gladly recommend the motel.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2014
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Room Tip: Das ganze ist ein ruhiger Ort
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Peter A
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Address: 367 State Rt 94, Vernon, NJ 07462-3208
Region: United States > New Jersey > Vernon
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Vernon
Price Range: £57 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Appalachian Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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