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“Good deal for a budget ski trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Snow Lake Lodge

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Snow Lake Lodge
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Dover
Syracuse, New York, United States
1 review
“Good deal for a budget ski trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

Myself and two friends stayed here for mount snow's college week. We found a deal from snosearch.com for $300 a person for 5 lift tickets and 5 nights. For being a cheap old lodge near a ski resort, we were pleasantly surprised with what we found. We needed a refrigerator for someone with dietary issues in our group, but the double we booked didn't have one. They gave us a free upgrade to a very nice suite with a King bedroom and pullout sofa. Joel and George at the front desk were very nice and helpful. The pullout bed sheets were not made, and they came up to change the them right away. The indoor hot hub is huge, and the sauna is clean but there are large windows from the bar, and the patrons are sometimes inclined to stare at the bathers in a creepy fashion. The outdoor hot tub is a great place to relax and look at the mountain after a day on the slopes. The maids were very through and pleasant. They even folded clothes laying around. The double bed rooms were rather small. Pretty decent continental breakfast. The Moover shuttle stops at SLL and can take you to the mountain and surrounding areas. Bottom line: Great staff and service make up for it being a kind of antiquated hotel.
PS- If you are traveling as a family with kids or really mind noise, don't go during college ski week. It will be loud.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Morristown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

The Snow Lake Lodge is an economic opportunity to stay & ski Mount Snow. The lodge offers moderately sized rooms with views of the mountain (depending upon where you are located) in close proximity to the Main-base, Sundance, and Carinthia lodges. The lodge itself is still in need of some additional upgrades to individual rooms and common spaces in order to compete for customers that would prefer more defined amenities (room size needs to be increased or furniture needs to be slimmed down to allow for more floor space, bedding needs to reflect a higher quality, continental breakfast options need to be more robust and environmentally friendly (everything is disposable), hallway carpets need replacing, and board game options need to be more numerous & replaced).

However, our stay was pleasant and employees were friendly and well organized to meet customers' needs upon arrival. The lodge itself houses pictures of the lodge from previous decades that depict the charm and splendor that it offered to the Mount Snow area. In many ways the pictures make you feel connected to other ski areas showcased by the New England Ski Museum which allow you to overlook the many updates that the lodge needs.

The valley itself does not seem to have many economic lodging options so the Snow Lake Lodge permits a family to stay & ski Mount Snow more affordably than many of the surrounding inns and hotels.

Room Tip: Rooms on the top floor facing the mountain offer the most enjoyable stay.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2011

My husband and I stayed at Snow Lake Lodge for 4 nights (December 23-27) and fortunately we didn't experience the "frat house" feel that other reviewers experienced. We weren't expecting much because of the price we paid compared to what our friends paid to stay at the Grand Summit Lodge during the same period as us (we saved $730!)...The Snow Lake Lodge is not fancy and it is old so don't expect plasma tv's, wi-fi in the room etc...What you do get is a basic room that is clean, small but quaint, quiet, well maintained considering how old the place is, with a friendly staff. The location of the lodge is very convenient and the "moover" shuttle bus comes every 15 minutes so you do not need to drive to the slopes. Also, all the restaurants a very short drive away...We didn't see or hear anyone running or shouting in our 4 night stay and we thought the lodge was too quiet considering the place was almost sold out during the Christmas week. Breakfast is minimal and very basic (cereal, donuts, bagels, coffee, juice, tea...). The heat in the room worked very well and you get to adjust the temperature...If you are looking for a clean and economical place to stay, I would recommend this hotel but if you are looking for a luxurious hotel with a spa, activities, etc. then you should look elsewhere.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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West Dover, Vermont, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2011

The pub in Snow Lake Lodge is now open upstairs & AWESOME!!! Bartender very friendly, drinks were reasonably prices, food was delicious & there was a pool table & huge TV in a full wall of windows over looking Mount Snow!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Newton, NJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

Went up for Octobrewfest and to show our support for the Deerfield Valley area that was devastated by Hurricane Irene. Check in was smooth. Rooms were very small but clean; furniture way to large for space. Although the parking lot was full, the halls were quiet. We were a little disappointed that the restaurant/pub was closed so no food or coffee available....a bit of a pain. Lodge is geared towards the ski crowd I guess.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Vermont
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2011

I stayed there with a special last minute disocunt rate for there 17 dollars special ski day, The staff and check in process was smooth and freindly. The room had a view and was a reasonable size, it was clean.
The hotel appears to have a had a quick make over, but the furniture and even bedding was clunky and not all of it worked. The bathroom was clean. good shower pressure, bare bones soap and shampoo. As was the cable selection.

Breakfast was very weak, no yogurt or fruit, they claimed they had tried those items but they did not work?? Fruit even worked in Animal House.

The outside hot tub had a nice view, but it was scary with all mold and algae. Lots of garbage; beer cans and butts around it. They were still not picked up the next day.

There is no sound proofing in the hotel, but it is old. The problem is the guests treat it like a frat house. Lots of party central types in the hall ways. There was garbage,debris, and parts of the hotel strewn all over the halls at 8 in the morning. the stuff was still there when I checked out at 10 AM.

I think a little staff pride would go a long way and might quiet the Animal House atmosphere of the guests.

You can get a better deal elsewhere,

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the last added, wing.
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2011

Run/ski fast the other way. If you are a family or you are used to average to above accommodations this is NOT for you. This is for a cheap place to sleep and ski thats it. The elevator smells like vomit. The kids run up and down the halls, people have yelling conversations in the halls. The rooms are tiny. The bar downstairs is just an embarrassment not sure why they bother only they charge 7 dollars a drink (Tip: BYOB and liquor) at the Ski Barn next door drinks are 6 dollars. The place is really a disaster it amazes me a nice ski mountain like Mt. Snow would allow crappy disgusting accommodations. One positive good parking.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Snow Lake Lodge
Address: 7 Snow Lake Road, Dover, VT 05356
Region: United States > Vermont > Dover
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Dover
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Snow Lake Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 92
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Snow Lake Hotel Dover
Mount Snow Snow Lake Lodge Hotel
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