During the height of the recent hurricane we found ourselves in Mendon, VT. All surrounding roads were blocked and no one was able to predict when an escape would be available.
We went to the Cortina Inn and booked a room until such time as we could drive out. The power was out when we arrived but the front desk staff worked quickly to get us checked in despite not having their computer available. We were immediately given a supply candles and matches and were told that the kitchen staff would provide a meal for us in the evening - I believe that some other stranded travelers may have gone hungry that first night. In the late afternoon the chef and his staff made warm soup and crackers available to us, gratis. The staff even lit a fire in the lobby fireplace which made us all feel a little more secure and comfortable.
We were there for three days and two nights and never felt the least bit disadvantaged in spite of the fact that we were stranded in an area that has been declared a federal disaster zone. Everyone on the staff was friendly and more importantly, they bent over backwards to be helpful. They even hiked over 20 miles round trip to Rutland to bring back food and other necessities for their guests.
The management and staff of this Inn epitomize the term "Gracious Hosts" - my wife and I are indebted to them - they made what was a serious situation feel more like a small inconvenience.
Our room was well appointed, clean, and comfortable. Under the circumstances it would be unfair to try to rate the rest of the Inn. However, if we are ever in the vicinity of Mendon, VT, we will certainly return to the Cortina Inn and we highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cortina Inn, located in Rutland/Killington is one of Vermont’s loveliest hotel and four-season destination resort, is centrally located in the Green Mountain State only minutes from the Killington and Pico ski areas and just a few miles from downtown Rutland. Here, experience the true meaning of “relaxation” amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the extraordinary natural environment. Virtually everything you could want is within a few steps of your door, and you’re always welcomed by a friendly staff dedicated to your every comfort.Internationally renowned for offering guests the charming hospitality of a country inn with the splendid amenities of a full service resort hotel. Cortina Inn features 57 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, all air-conditioned and many with their own fireplaces. Tastefully and uniquely furnished in luxurious contemporary décor or charming country style, every room and suite provides enviable levels of comfort and convenience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cortina Hotel Mendon
- Cortina Inn And Resort Vermont/Mendon