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Salt Ash Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Plymouth B&B and Inns
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“You get what you pay for”
Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

This is not a 4 star hotel. I don't understand why people rate it that way. We stayed in the Wilder room which is upstairs. They door was very difficult to unlock and the impossible to lock from the outside. The lock was very loose with the screws coming out. When we informed the owner he told us that it was because of the weather! Breakfast is 6:30 - 9:30. We went down at 7:00. There were no coffee cups. We had to wait for them to get washed. Then there was no coffee when the cups finally arrived. The bathroom had a half roll of TP on the wall and a spAre half roll on the back of the toilet. We had three adults in our party and this was not enough for an entire weekend. We had to go down and request more. The room was warm and clean but not deserving of the 4 star rating

Stayed February 2014
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AB009, Owner at Salt Ash Inn, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Thanks for your feedback. The tripadvisor rating is not the star-rating of the property it is supposed to rate your experience at the property. Based on your feedback it does not sound as though you had a bad experience overall. On the note of breakfast we begin at 7:30 not 6:30 hence no coffee or mugs before 7:30, when you came down at 7 we were prepping for breakfast. I hope you found your stay to be enjoyable overall and that we will see you again in the near future.
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Amissville, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

I last stayed at the Salt Ash about 20 years ago, and while the room was okay and the bed comfortable there was a definite slide. We arrived to find NOONE to greet us, just our key on a table. Interestingly the room pictured as the one we selected was not the room we were assigned, which needless to say was somewhat inferior in appointments. Another couple arrived and didn't even find their key, and calling the posted help number caused the phone to ring at the empty front desk. The owner had called to welcome us before we left home, but we never saw him the whole time we were there. It wasn't quite Bates Motel or Overlook Hotel creepy, but it seemed like doors were open 24/7 with no security. Salt Ash shouldn't be called a bed and breakfast, as no breakfast (not even coffee either in the lobby or the room) was offered. There was a sign asking guests to turn down the heat when they left the room, and while we didn't set it very high we left it on - who wants to return from a day of skiing to a cold room. One day someone on the staff turned it down for us. In the meantime, all manner of lights and fans were running in the bar and outside, day and night, with nobody around. On the whole, I'll keep my memory of the first time I stayed there, soaking in the hot tub (long gone) while falling snow sizzled on the water, but I won't be back.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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AB009, Owner at Salt Ash Inn, responded to this review, 2 March 2014
We are not a bed and breakfast, the listing on Trip advisor has been adjusted o reflect this. We offer rooms mid-week starting at $59/night. Our goal is to provide affordable clean comfortable accommodations. If you are looking for a higher level of service there are many other properties in the area that offer more services at a higher price. We strive to provide the lowest possible price especially during the week, to do so requires that we do not pay for someone to sit around at a desk waiting for guests to arrive. Most people choose to stay with us based on price alone, especially during the week. If you are shopping on price please do not expect 5 star service at 1 star pricing.
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Travellers are raving about these Plymouth hotels

Glastonbury, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

The accommodations were basic but cozy. Check in was easy and the entire place is charming enough. The room and bathroom were clean and adequately stocked. There is no cell service but wifi is easy to access and fast. There is only one TV channel, which didn't really matter as my friends and I fell asleep right away after a full day of skiing.

Breakfast, however, was a disappointment. The waffles, which was probably the most substantial item of the food choices, was grocery-grade and was served in it's box. Guests had to toast it themselves, which is fine, except that there was only one toaster for the entire breakfast room.

Coffee was not hot and the water for tea was lukewarm. The rest of the breakfast menu were cereal and fruit. If you want a good breakfast for a full day on the mountain, you will have to get it elsewhere.

While my stay was not bad, I will definitely try other accommodations in the area.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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AB009, Owner at Salt Ash Inn, responded to this review, 2 March 2014
We provide basic continental breakfast on weekends and holidays. Our prices are much lower then a typical bed & breakfast in the area shop around. We strive to provide affordable, comfortable and clean accommodations our rates are among the lowest in the area.
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Ballston Spa, New York
1 review
Reviewed 23 February 2014

if you are going to killington for more than 1 night this is the place to be. 10 min from the Rear gondola. The staff is supper helpful, friendly and laid back. there is always great beer on tap in thier bar and the food is fantastic. A place like this should cost a fortune however it is so affordable you will think its to good to be true. dont miss out on the salt ash.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Spent the second half of the kids school vacation in Plymoth skiing at Okemo and staying at the Salt Ash Inn! The Inn is about 20 minutes out from Okemo and from Killington in opposite directions. Okemo mountain was great sun and snow - with a day of rain in between.
The Salt Ash Inn was very quaint. The room was above the bar "the Moore' and accomodated 2 teenages and mself and my husband nicely. Lots of space. The room was a little noisy at times.. but to be expected given it was above the Restaurant. The rstaurant and menu is really nicely done. The kids loved the profitter rolls made onsite and had a great time playing pool while we enjoyed a beer or two after skiiing. The rooms in the Inn are very cute and old world. No frills but warm with lots of hot water and clean and comfortable beds. For the price I have no complaints. We will defintely be back - Thanks Al!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

My husband and I have a dog, and it's difficult to find accommodations that are pet friendly near Killington. Seeing the favorable rating here, we booked a room. I am not sure what the rest of the rooms are like, but the pet friendly room was in the extension of the main house. We have backpacked in various places, from staying in a hut to pitching our own tents. The only reason I would put this room above camping is because there is an indoor toilet with a hot shower that has plenty of water pressure. Otherwise, I wish I brought my sleeping bag. The outside temp was -20 degrees, and we only had a thin wool blanket. Even on the second night after the room had a chance to warm up, we had our dog in the bed (which we NEVER do) for extra warmth. Even though the price supposedly included breakfast, we never saw a soul in the mornings, nor smelled any coffee brewing. Good if you don't mind bare accommodations and amenities, as it is a short 15 minutes drive to the slopes. Otherwise, stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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AB009, Owner at Salt Ash Inn, responded to this review, 2 March 2014
it was -20 outside, the rooms usually maintain around 68 degrees, but with those extreme temperatures and the wind it is going to feel cold no matter what. Our dog friendly rooms are located on the first floor and thus may be slightly colder as there is a crawl space below. This guest never asked for an extra blanket which we gladly would have provided. We leave extra's in the dresser of each room. Sometimes they get moved around, but there a plenty to be had one just needs to ask.
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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Had a great time this weekend! The inn keeper was super nice and really helpful. Our previous accommodations had fallen through and so we literately had to find a new hotel for six people and four nights in three hours. Al was great and really understanding. He responded fast and cleared up all of our questions. In addition he and the restaurant/bar staff treated us like family. If you are looking for a place thats really relaxed and laid back this is it!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Salt Ash Inn
Address: Jct. Routes 100 & 100A, Plymouth, VT 05056
Region: United States > Vermont > Plymouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Plymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Salt Ash Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Salt Ash Inn is conveniently located near Killington and Okemo Ski Areas in Calvin Coolidge's hometown of Plymouth, in Vermont. We are just up the road from the Long Trial Brewery, and a short drive to Woodstock. The Inn is a very casual, home-style Vermont Country Inn, think about it as a home full of friends you haven’t met yet. The main building is rich in history and much of our furnishings are antique and rustic. The main building has been an 1830s stagecoach stop, a general store and even a post office. The Inn has undergone many updates over the years and recently underwent a major renovation after damages caused by Hurricane Irene. It now offers 13 uniquely decorated guest rooms (all with private baths, individually controlled heat, TV's and telephones with free domestic calls). We offer warm common areas for lounging or reading, a cozy rustic Country style bar with pool table, gas fireplace, and some of the most unique furnishings you will find anywhere. ... more   less 
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