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Smugglers' Notch Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Jeffersonville
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

if you like to be on the move, this is the vacation for you!! whether it be hiking, biking, swimming, sightseeing, or .. well... even relaxing!! The camps are fantastic as well as all the camp counselors, the kids have a blast and are exhausted from all the activities at the end of the day! Sitting on the deck and looking at the mountains after a long day is just heaven! I highly recommend smugglers notch resort!

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SmugglersNotchResort, Public Relations Manager at Smugglers' Notch Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Hello - Thank you very much for the recommendation; we appreciate your positive review. It's great to hear that your children enjoy our camp programs for all ages. Thank you for pointing out that relaxing is an option; a visit to Smugglers' does not have to be totally focused on activities! As you mention, the decks on our condominium homes are a great place to kick back since many have lovely views of the mountains or forest. You got us thinking - we might also suggest the rain garden area or the gazebo on the green as other good spots to take in the scenery.

Thank you for vacationing with us, and our best wishes to you.
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We have been to Smuggler's Notch for years in the winter and summer. Whereas I love the skiing, I am continually impressed with all of the summer activities Smuggs has to offer. Our children can attend the day camps, which are great with a wonderful staff, while the parents play tennis, go ziplining, or just relax with a good book and great views. There are family events every day and every night. We recently bought our own condo because we knew we'd be back multiple times a year. We hope you'll consider bringing your family to Smuggs and creating your own memories.
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Owners of Mountain View 1

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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SmugglersNotchResort, Public Relations Manager at Smugglers' Notch Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Hello - Thank you for posting a review highlighting your great vacations in both the winter and summer at Smugglers'. We're glad to hear that during summer stays your children enjoy the kids' programs and that you've had a few adventures of your own, such as ziplining. Hopefully your family was able to sample some of our new programs on your July visit, like mountain biking, the Morse Mining Company for mineral panning or some of the new Artists in the Mountains classes. We certainly always welcome feedback on your experiences and ideas for new activities.

Our best wishes for many more years of wonderful family vacations in your Mountainview home!

Karen Boushie
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

The Kestrels three bedroom ground level home affords a beautiful up-scale residence with open access to a convenient grill and picnic table. We hiked the amazing morse Mt, swam, fished and biked ! The Hearth and Candle restaurant is amazing, the staff at Smuggs willing to go the distance to make your stay a wonderful experience!

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SmugglersNotchResort, Public Relations Manager at Smugglers' Notch Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Hello from Smugglers' Notch!
Thank you for posting a review of your vacation; we are very happy to hear that you were pleased by your Kestrels accommodations. It sounds as though you valued your time spent enjoying many different adventures that our mountain setting has to offer. We appreciate the positive feedback on your dining experience at the Hearth & Candle in our Village and our staff's commitment to guest service.

Thanks for choosing Smugglers' for your vacation and we hope to see you again sometime soon!

Best wishes,
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Unit #57 in the Tamaracks is very new, and the 3 bedroom unit had a king bed master bedroom with Jacuzzi tub and a TV in the bathroom, a queen bedroom, and a 4 single bed bedroom, and a couch that had a sleeper. So you could have 10 people, enjoying 5 TV's, 2 baths, and a nice balcony, with a great view. We walked into the second floor and up a flight of stairs to our 3rd floor unit. Move in without an elevator was the only time we really missed it. There was no central air conditioning, only individual units in the 3 bedrooms, but it rarely gets hot up on the mountain. It was a 200 foot vertical climb on a winding dirt road from the base to our unit every time we went anywhere, and while shuttles were free and frequent, we were never told about them. The pools were plentiful and spread out all over the mountain. Mini golf was fun. The nightly entertainment changed daily with music trivia, a magician, a hypnotist, and afternoon bingo for cash or candy were enjoyed by all. There was a lot to do, and peaceful quiet if you chose. The drive through the actual "Notch" in the mountains was a narrow squeeze that entertained all. The kids did the Arbortrek zipline, and we drove up Mount Mansfield for the view. All the resort staff, including the younger lifeguards and counselors, were friendly and nice. We did sit through a Wyndham 'update' and had a bit of pressure to upgrade our timeshare.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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SmugglersNotchResort, Public Relations Manager at Smugglers' Notch Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Hello - Thank you for sharing a review of your Smugglers' vacation. We're glad you enjoyed your condominium in the North Hill. We certainly apologize that you were not informed about the on-call shuttle.

It appears that you enjoyed a great many of our family programs and also took some time to explore in the area. For others reading this review, there is a toll road drive to the summit of Mount Mansfield on the Stowe side of the mountain. Whether one enjoys the toll road or a hike to the summit, the spectacular view is rewarding and a don't miss for visitors to our area.

Thank you for choosing Smugglers' for your family's vacation.

Best wishes,
Karen Boushie
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

We have been owners for about 18 years and have always had wonderful vacations at Smuggs. The kids' camps are excellent- first our daughter and friends enjoyed them and now our granddaughter has a blast every day. The setting in the mountains (near Stowe, Vermont) is beautiful with hiking trails and tons of activities--yoga, a country fair, family movies, a comedy show for adults, magic shows, crafts....I could go on and on and not mention everything offered.
There are lots of pools, some with water slides,--my family is partial to one set on the mountainside with fabulous views and croquet !
Stowe is nearby with wonderful restaurants and shops.
The staff at Smuggs has always been outstanding- helpful and caring. Love this place!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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SmugglersNotchResort, Public Relations Manager at Smugglers' Notch Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2014

Hello - Thank you for sharing your experience as an owner and identifying for Trip Advisor readers some of the activities and attractions that are your family's favorites during your visits to Smugglers'. How wonderful that the third generation of your family is now enjoying their Smuggs experience and making new memories and friends in our children's programs! We very much appreciate the kind words about our staff.

Best wishes to you for many more vacations filled with fun!
Karen Boushie
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We were given TA67, a new building in the resort. The roll in shower was great, the unit very clean and lovely. We do have a couple of suggestions. There should be more paving in the parking lots. My wheelchair picked up dirt and gravel from all of the parking areas and unfortunately transferred to the interiors of the buildings, especially on the rainy days. Also the beds were VERY HIGH. I couldn't get in the bed, even with a small stool, so I had to sleep on the sofa. In the accessible units, I would suggest the resort put in lower beds so that the travelers can sleep in a real bed. Since Smuggs is remote we were relieved that there were two restaurants, which did not disappoint. We were disappointed in the the extremely high prices in the small convenience store. The employees we encountered were very friendly and helpful.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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SmugglersNotchResort, Public Relations Manager at Smugglers' Notch Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2014

Hello - Thank you for choosing Smugglers' for your vacation. We appreciate that you took the time to post a review of your May stay during our spring programming season. We're glad that you enjoyed your Tamaracks home and that you were pleased by the service provided by our staff. We very much appreciate your suggestions related to the parking lot and the beds to improve cleanliness and accessibility; your comments have been shared with the appropriate departments for consideration.

For others reading this review who might be considering a spring visit, our programs and services do change seasonally and details can be found on our website to assist your planning. Any questions can also be answered by making a quick call to our vacation planning staff.

Thank you again for sharing your experience in a review.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We own Unit #2 in the Mountain View Complex right in the center of the village. We have been going to Smuggs for 7 years in both the summer and the winter. Our kids leave the condo at 9 AM and we don't see them until 3PM. My husband and I relax by the pool or winery - then we join as a family to do outdoor activities until we all collapse! Phones, computers and TVs are OFF! We have become friends with some of the staff and other repeat vacationers. We love the fact that this vacation is not centered around food and technology (although there is plenty of that available!) Our whole family is outside and active while we reconnect with each other and nature. Some of our favorites are: The dive in movie, zip lining, biking through Stowe and stopping for craft beers in each beautiful restaurant, the Boyden Family winery, kids night out, hiking, bonfire sing-along, and the list goes on!
We would highly recommend vacationing at SMUGGs in both the winter and - especially - summer. We are so fortunate to have our children grow up with this family tradition.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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SmugglersNotchResort, Public Relations Manager at Smugglers' Notch Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

Hello - Thank you for posting a review and sharing your family's experience from your vacations at Smugglers' over the years. You identified a great mix of activities that can be enjoyed on resort property, as well as highlights in the local area that are a short drive away. Active families can definitely find plenty to enjoy during their vacation. Arts and crafts classes, nature walks and health and wellness programs are also part of our programming for anyone seeking a laid back and relaxing option for vacation fun. Lots to choose from!

Thank you again for sharing your Smugglers' experience.
Best wishes for many more happy vacations in your Mountain View with a mountain view!
Karen Boushie
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Address: 4323 Vermont Rte 108 S, State Route 108, Jeffersonville, VT 05464
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Region: United States > Vermont > Jeffersonville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Jeffersonville
Price Range: £163 - £358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Smugglers' Notch Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 303
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Smugglers' Notch, the #1 ranked mountain resort in the east for 2017/2018! Smuggs offers acclaimed programs for families and seasonal activities including alpine and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and snowshoeing; enjoyment of 8 pools and 4 waterslides; guided hiking; children's programs and a zip line canopy tour. The resort village amenities include condominiums with fully equipped kitchens, restaurants, a child care center, two teen centers, a country store, a sport shop, a massage center, and winter ski & ride equipment rental and tuning/repair facilities. Smugglers' is nestled in Vermont's northern Green Mountains about 50 minutes from Burlington, Vermont. ... more   less 
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