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Hob Knob Inn, Bar & Lounge
Ranked #8 of 23 Stowe B&B and Inns
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16 reviews
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“If "no essentials required" is what your looking for then this is your place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

The location is on the mountain road so a plus for convenience and the grounds are very neat. The owner is very pleasant which is another plus. The restaurant isn't open all the time so check for days if you planned on eating there. I don't consider it an Inn - it's what I would refer to as a motel...drive up to your door. no frills at all. The room was large enough but the decor and bathroom are outdated but clean. The TV worked but really poor picture quality (the Pats looked like they were playing on a snow covered field when it was a 50 degree Sunday night!).

I don't think I would stay here again because there are so many other choices on the mountain road for what I would consider the same value.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

From the dog escorting us into the office, to the owners going out of their way to make sure we had an enjoyable stay, this is a great place in Stowe. The room was VERY spacious and comfortable. Sure, the room could use some updating, but it was clear that the furnishing were top quality in their day. The view from the window was an added, unexpected bonus.

The breakfast was a notch above what most hotels serve for continental breakfast. But the best part of breakfast was the attention given by the owners, making sure we knew what we wanted to do for the day. Their advice was practical, rather than spurned by the desire to send us to the tourist traps.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rochester, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

We were in town for a wedding. Our room was NOT CLEANED because we requested service at the "oh so late hour" of 1PM...early afternoon! We had hung the "do not disturb" sign on the door that morning because we were only out briefly for breakfast and a trip to town. We thought they'd have more time to clean our room after we left for the day at 1PM, at which time we hung the "please clean" sign. WE HAD NO IDEA THE HOUSEKEEPER HAD GONE FOR THE DAY! There was no verbal or written notification of that policy. So we returned at 10PM to unmade beds and wet towels! The owner was very unapologetic, sarcastically stating "we don't have 24 hour housekeeping service." The only thing she did to remedy the problem was to bring us clean towels. When I suggested an adjustment in our bill to compensate for this inconvenience, she said "I'll take that under advisement", but was again sarcastic, and had no intention of doing so. The rates were very high for what is your average motel, especially well before peak season. One would expect flexible accommodations and a pleasant attitude to follow. A very disappointing experience!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

During a recent ladies weekend at a timeshare resort, we decided to have dinner at the Hob Knob Inn. I can't say enough how much we enjoyed the evening. First off, the staff was friendly and more than accommodating. The signature drinks were fabulous and the meal was the best I've had in months. The scallops wrapped in bacon were delightful and the filet cooked to perfection. The ambiance is cozy Vermont. I will definitely return the next time I am in town.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

I would really love to say that this place deserves four-stars because it is managed by a very nice family. The restaurant is nice and the service is pretty good. It is a very well managed property. However, the rooms are outdated and are missing some basic amenities. There is no way this can be attributed to being "rustic". For the money they charge (top season surcharge is accounted for), not really a great value for your dollar. A huge plus is that they are very dog friendly, but make sure you book in advance and call to confirm.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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LaPorte, Indiana, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

The Hob Knob was some what economical but it did lack amenities. There was no refridgerator or microwave or iron and ironing board in the room. and the two chairs were older and uncomfortable. It is located back from the road and was quiet and had beautiful grounds. The breakfast that was offered was adequate, but did not offer much variety.... oatmeal, small amount of fruit, cold cereal, toast and small muffins. The owners were nice.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Essex, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

My husband and I attended the Antique Car Show in Stowe last weekend and the town was full of excitement, lots of people, and hundreds of old cars everywhere! We chose the Hob Knob Inn because it is not far from the show grounds and the town center, and it is on a hill surrounded by nature, and away from the very busy Mountain Road. Our bed was comfortable; the large room was clean; and the outdoor (unheated) pool was refreshing. A simple continental breakfast is included in the price. Barbara and Kate are terrific hostesses, who make you feel welcome!

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Green Features: Happy that this Inn separates trash so items are recycled. We all need to think about our impact on Mother Nature.
  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hob Knob Inn, Bar & Lounge

Property: Hob Knob Inn, Bar & Lounge
Address: 2364 Mountain Rd, PO Box 3363, Stowe, VT 05672-3363
Region: United States > Vermont > Stowe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Stowe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hob Knob Inn, Bar & Lounge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hob Knob is a family owned and operated inn, bar & lounge. Built in 1937 as the first ski lodge in Stowe, the Hob Knob is now completely restored. All of our guestrooms and facilities have been recently renovated for a comfortable home like feel in an original ski lodge. Each nights stay includes a free continental breakfast in our lounge.With 20 spacious guestrooms on 10 acres of land, a walking trail, pool, hot tub, restaurant and bar, 2 ponds and a plethora of wildlife the Hob Knob is the perfect Stowe getaway. ... more   less 
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