I visited the Inn in a Livingsocial weekend ski escape to Mount Snow with some friends. The offer was pretty cheap so we were not expecting much. There's a BYOB policy and they don't make any fuss.
we were pleasantly surprised, the inn is very beautiful, with nice grounds, a couple common areas to chill out and 2 hot tubs. The room was nice and very clean, with trunk beds that looked pretty new and a wonderful bathroom with a jacuzzi and great water pressure. The included breakfast was also good (eggs, bacon, croissants, pancakes)
the included buffet dinner and lunch were not very good. The a la carte dinner was slow (one of the tables waited for an hour and a half) and pretty bad. There's a dog, she didn't bother me, she is very nice, clean and sweet but some people didn't like her wandering around the dining area and asking for food.
All the above would have been OK, because the inn is clean and beautiful and they really let you hang around freely and are quite nice, but when it's well below freezing outside, you need a warm place to come back to. This was not the case. The first night none of us could sleep because it was too cold in the room. Next day, we told the owner, who came to our room (which was very cold) and said that the thermostat was set @ 68ºF and we couldn't change it. He said some stuff about we paying a price that didn't let him heat up the place, because he would loose money or something. He also said that we had all the available blankets and he couldn't give us any extra.
Well, you just can't go to a ski lodge were you need to sleep in you ski clothes and keep you Winter coat on while you have dinner.
It's a real pity because all the rest was great, just this one CRUCIAL detail spoiled the weekend.
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