We booked a six night stay from 20th – 26th December in a standard room at the Snowed Inn. On arrival we were greeted presently enough by Jim the manager, give a tour of the communal area and all seemed ok. Then we were shown the room, which apparently was the largest std room (as we were staying there for a reasonably long stay). It was grim! A combination of dark brown / mustard decoration in a fairly bare room. To make matters worse the std rooms are situated on a corridor right in between the reception (could here every word that was said) and the ski room which had a large fridge in which we could hear working all the time. Whilst I couldn’t say that the place was dirty or anything like that – we took an instant dislike to the place – to the extent that we were prepared to for go all the money paid to Killington resort (who we booked accommodation and lift passes through) and go to what was our second choice (Inn of the Six Mountains) who would have been more than happy to do us a deal.
What stopped us was some persuasion by the manager to try a different room and give it a chance, which we did. And we did see out the full six nights in the end.
So my advice is:
1: Do not book a standard room here – it is noisy and very dreary – Only go for a suite, but…..
2: Booking a suite makes it too expensive compared to other places around (for example Inn of the Six Mountains – we were put off by the reviews on here, but the two rooms they showed us around which they were prepared to give us for under $700 for the six nights – were much much better value)
3: Don’t expect a hearty breakfast – a coffee and some (very nice) muffins were literally the full extent of it
4: Don’t expect to be that warm – we ended up in a room with a fireplace which was all that kept us from freezing. One night they ran out of oil and we had no heating or hot water – great when it’s like 10F outside! The manager blamed the oil company as they were on auto delivery – which I found odd – I run a car, I think it’s my responsibility to make sure it doesn’t run out of petrol and not the oil companies!
The only good thing about the place, is that it’s probably one of the few places in the ‘resort’ that you can actually walk to a couple of restaurants rather than having to drive up and down the road.
Last but not least – the skiing – 3 perfect powder days made up for everything – not the biggest of resorts, but the skiing was great and there was no one there – lost count of how many times we went down a run and were virtually the only people on it – make sure you go to Pico mountain as well – it was even quieter! Brilliant!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Snowed Inn in Killington, Vermont, is a family-owned and operated small hotel-style inn with a AAA 3-Diamond rating, located only 1.5 miles from the base of Vermont's largest ski and summer resort, Killington Resort. We are tucked away from, but within walking distance of Killington's famous Killington Road and its restaurants, shops and nightlife. [VIEW GOOGLE MAP] We offer: • A variety of updated room types and suites, all with private bath • Two-sided fireplace with living room on one side, breakfast and gathering room on other side • Free wireless throughout the inn • Year-round outdoor hot tub on expansive deck with gazebo (Open 4-9 p.m.) • Complimentary afternoon cookies and beverage • Centrally located refrigerator, microwave, ice machine • Complimentary expanded continental breakfast including delicious homemade baked breads, coffee cakes and muffins, a "make your own" Belgian waffle station with toppings, fresh yogurt with fruit and granola toppings, hard boiled eggs, hot and cold cereal, fresh fruit, juice, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Snowed Hotel Killington
- Snowed Inn Killington, Vermont