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“In transition” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Mountain Road Resort

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The Mountain Road Resort
Ranked #18 of 24 Hotels in Stowe
Ulverston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“In transition”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2012

The Mountain Road Resort has the feel of a hotel that is in the process of moving from dated accommodations to something more fabulously contemporary. The lobby, outdoor patio and indoor pool areas have a fresh modern European feel. Some of the same styling was carried over into the Jnr suite we stayed in. Quirky red lounge chair, modern lighting and original art work sat alongside other furniture that was clearly from an earlier era in the hotels history. Having done our research on Tripadvisor and other sites prior to booking we were not disappointed, we got what we expected. Our suite in the pool block was comfortable, clean and warm. The carpets and curtains were new. We could see other rooms were being redecorated and the faulty fireplaces were being repaired at the time of our stay. We booked our stay over Thanksgiving and it was quiet. The hotel was running on skeleton staff with no breakfast or full housekeeping, but they were helpful, going as far as calling our room to check if we needed fresh towels etc. The location is great for access into Stowe with a sidewalk opposite that goes all the way into the town. It's a few miles from the slopes by car. The resort is set back from the road so we noticed little road noise from our room. All in all we found our stay to be just what we'd expected and good value for money.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 1Cumberland
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Schenectady, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

Our room had many broken features, including the patio door, flat screen, tv, and fireplace. The staff made several excuses for the fireplace, stating they are seasonal and not in use during October, but then changed to stating that all of the fireplaces do not work and need to be replaced. Basically they lied and continue to advertise fireplaces on their website. When we asked to speak to the manager/owner, we were told he was busy making soup. Really?! Not what I would consider great customer care.The room was dated, which wasn't such a big deal, yet we were not getting what we paid for and were being treated poorly. Dont be fooled by the beautiful lobby, as our room was a dump. My husband and I made reservations three months in advance for our first wedding anniversary weekend. Nothing was mentioned when I made the reservation about the fireplaces. We were delighted when we found another hotel to stay at. In all of my travels, which are worldwide, I have never had to leave a hotel, but I am so glad we did because we had a great weekend regardless!

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2012

We had a fantastic stay! Mountain Road Resort is lovely, w/ beautiful rooms, a gorgeous lobby w/ lots of lovely art throughout the hotel & a wonderful indoor pool/Jacuzzi/sauna for R&R. Great hiking/biking trail right across the road on Stowe's recreation path.. The staff are all wonderful, thanks to Betty & Bob for all of your very cool tips on Stowe i.e. where to dine, hike & just enjoy our stay!! We look forward to coming back up to Stowe to explore more & of course stay longer at The Mountain Road Resort we love it, definitely the best hotel to stay at in Stowe!!! Congrats Bob to you & your fabulous staff!! THANKS! D&D

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank D_Hope7
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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012

We decided to get away from Montreal during Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Our original destination was Cape Cod but we decided to return to a nearby destination (Stowe) as our son faced a time constraint this year.
The Mountain Road Resort seemed like a reasonable choice if they had room for us. We have stayed at The Mountain Road Resort many times over the past twenty or so years - right from the beginning when owners Jeff and Bill had wooden cutouts of cows strategically placed on their front lawn!
Every visit we have seen improvements and experienced continued wonderful hospitality. We were very impressed with the newest renovations - especially the new deck and main lodge area. The staff catered to our every need as they have always done.
The breakfast was fine - good quality and selections. On day two, our son had a desire for pancakes. Not a problem - a short trip across the street and he was happy! Dinner at the Trapp Family Lodge was a little further up the road and we were thankful that we did not have to deal with the traffic delays in downtown Stowe.
We did not use the pools or work-out room. We were looking for a do-little weekend so we let nothing get in the way. Admittedly we could have done more - everything was available.
The location was great for sleeping too (important for me). We all had a restful weekend. Next time we will stay longer. Hats off to Mountain Road Resort!

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tplmtl
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brooklyn, ny
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

My husband and I spent 3 nights at the Mountain Road Resort this August. We wished we had booked it for a week and spent our whole vacation there. Everyone who works there is courteous, helpful and warm. The rooms were clean and well-put together. The amenities are fantastic, we spent many hours at the indoor and outdoor pool and sitting out on the lounges relaxing. Mountain Road Resort is close to town but far enough away that you feel like you are in Nature. We just had to cross the road to take strolls through the woods on the town's recreation path.
We can't wait to go back! We highly recommend the Mountain Road Resort!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank atlasnic
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Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

The Moutain Road Resort is absolutely wonderful. I feel so sorry that it has obviously been receiving UTTERLY bogus reviews by some vindictive party. In fact, I'm so outraged by the injustice of it that I've decided to write my first review ever, and I really never bother to write reviews!

"Tasteful" was a word that kept coming up for us during our stay. My husband and I were so impressed by the eye for design and the amount of love put into the decoration and appearance of the property. Everywhere we looked we found excellent, quality, hand picked art that could easily belong in galleries. A pleasant surprise considering the number of hotels featuring drab and uninteresting artwork.

The grounds and building are quite impressive. The woodwork around the hotel is outstanding. We spent a lot of time on the wooden sitting area outside the lobby and it was very pleasant. The hotel also has the most delectable reclining wood and cushioned outdoor chairs I've sat in outside of Bali! There is a new and extremely well kept indoor pool, and a gated outdoor pool (great childproofing for kids) which we spent lots of time in. There is also a sauna and a hot tub that looks out onto the garden area. The hot tub was under repairs when we got there, but we had a whirlpool jacuzzi in our room so we didn't miss it! There's also an outdoor sitting area by the pool that's sleek and looked like something from a modern beach club. AND, there is a laundry room in the hotel too which is a nice reassuring feature for parents to have access to! Everything is very well maintained and spotlessly clean. The flowers and garden are well groomed. And there was painting and restoration being done every day that we were there. It's clear that so much care is put into the upkeep of the hotel.

The rooms themselves were extremely cozy and spacious and we felt immediately at home. We had 2 rooms- the Kibbultz (sp?) and The Club, which were right next to one another. One of them had a dining table, living room, and a little kitchenette with dining ware and cooking pots etc. Everything seemed new and we had everything we needed to make our stay feel comfortable. And even the rooms had excellent artwork up in them.

Breakfast was great. Fresh fruit, pastries, bread, excellent coffee. The dining room is cozy but a bit dark and I think management could improve on the lighting in that room. We brought our breakfasts outside to the porch on our last morning and that was wonderful.

Robert, the manager is warm and welcoming and always prepared to answer questions. He gave us a lot of good personal recommendations for restaurants and bars in the area. We used the brand new grill on the grounds and Robert was very helpful in getting us set up with it and directing us to a good place to get grill food items.

As for the surroundings, there is a gorgeous, fern-filled magical trail right behind the hotel. Right next door is Harvest Market which is a great gourmet store with wines, deli meats and cheeses, prepared foods, delicious breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and pretty much everything you need while on vacation. The Stowe Recreation Path is very closeby. The Recreation Path is just beautiful and I highly recommend biking it starting from the North entrance. Bikes are free to borrow for MRR hotel guests, which is a great feature of the hotel. We actually rented our bikes from a bike store, but only because we wanted a trailer for our baby and MRR didn't have one. But if you were to just need bikes, the hotel would save you a lot of money.

This place only deserves positive reviews. I feel so sorry that they have not received as much business as they could have because of these false, damaging reviews.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank NomadTraveller80
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Troy, NY
Level Contributor
41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

I'll start out with the good. The renovations that have been done are amazing and beautiful. The people that worked there were friendly. It's close to access the recreation path. You can walk to the village if your able to walk about a mile and a half. They have free wifi access and nice flat screen TV's with cable. They had some crusiser bikes that the guests could use. We did, and loved them and the ability to use them, free of charge. Now for the bad: the room was ok but it needed some updating, which I'm sure they will get around to. There was no microwave but we did have a fridge and coffee maker. Half of the outlets didn't work. The outlet in the bathroom didn't work at all, so I couldn't us the hairdryer or curling iron in there. We did let them know the first day, but we never heard anything and it wasn't fixed. The breakfast room is nice with a patio off it, however, there was no microwave there either. Breakfast was cold ceral, store bought danish, and some yorgurt. There was fresh fruit provided, but since that was the best thing, everyone took a lot of that and if you weren't there early there was maybe one piece left. The hot tub had no directions on how it worked. You just had to figure it out. The sauna didn't work at all. The control was broke. There was only one ugly plastic chair on our balcony.Now the ugly: Our room was not cleaned the first day until we went out at 4 pm to swim. it was at that time the housekeeper came and asked if we wanted housekeeping. The next day we went out at 10:30 and didn't come back till 4 and had our maid service request sign on the door. No one ever came. Needless to say, a tip was never left. The worst was the musty smell of the room. My husband took off the filter for the window air conditioner and it was black and disgusting! He took an old tooth brush and cleaned it for over an hour. After doing that the smell got better then next day!

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Wendyxski
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Additional Information about The Mountain Road Resort

Property: The Mountain Road Resort
Address: 1007 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
Region: United States > Vermont > Stowe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Stowe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Mountain Road Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Mountain Road Resort. We are conveniently located on the mountain road just 5 minutes from majestic Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak and home to Stowe mountain resort. We are within walking distance to most of Stowe’s art and antique galleries, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues and we are just 35 minutes from Jay peak, Mad River Glenn, and Smugglers Notch. We offer high quality lodging with consistently excellent service and six different types of accommodation. The Mountain Road Resort offers our guests’ great value and a balanced blend of modern amenities and timeless rustic charm. Whether you are traveling to Stowe for business, outdoor recreation, or pleasure the mountain road resort welcomes you and looks forward to providing you a clean well appointed room at a terrific rate. ... more   less 
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