My husband and I spent an idylic weekend at the Snow Goose Inn in West Dover Vermont. I had an image of the perfect Inn for a snowy Vermont getaway, and The Snow Goose was so much more than I anticipated.
The Inn is easy to get to. We pulled up to a chamringly rambling building all aglow on a cold New England night. The owners, Cyndee and Ron Frere, greeted us at the door with an easy warmth and showed us to our room, wonderfully furnished with country antigues and a huge fireplace all set to light. WIth a wood pile that was replentished daily, we kept it going the whole weekend. The bed was comfortable and our large bathroom was complete with a luxurious jacuzzi bath. Our friends had equally pleasant rooms, all different, and set up to accommodate families from two to a crowd.
The Inn is large enough to handle groups in the common areas, but these are designed to allow smaller groups to find cozy spaces as well.
Plan to forget any New Year's resolutions about diets while here. The breakfasts were homemade, delicious and plentiful. The varied menu allowed us to try something different each morning - you can't leave without tasting the blueberry pancakes!
There is wonderful shopping nearby and lots of outdoor activities. Some of us started our days with hikes in the nearby woods; others just settled back with another cup of coffee and watched the birds at the numerous bird feeders on the balcony outside.
Cyndee and Ron made some excellent recommendations for some of the area restaurants for dinner and were most helpful with reservation arrangements.
This will definitely become a getaway that we return to again and again, and I am anxious to explore the area in some of the other seasons as well.
Add this to your list of "must visit" spots.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- High style and romance in Vermont's beautiful country setting. Nestled on 3 wooded acres at the base of Mount Snow in West Dover; Antique-appointed rooms, wood-burning fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, full country breakfast, wine and cheese. Pet friendly rooms available. Wi-fi, cable TV, private baths. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Snow Goose Hotel Dover
- Snow Goose Inn Vermont/Dover