Overview: I took my students(19) on a ski trip for most of their first time on the weekend of December 9-11, 2011. The Inn for those who are on a budget, looking for a place that clean, comfortable, and have the amenities you would get at most hotels and also has wonderful service. This is long, but gives you a semi-detailed review.
Arrival: We arrived on the night of December 9th and were checked in very quickly. They gave us all of the keys, lift tickets, and rental tickets we needed when we checked in. Told us all of the information we needed: slope information, bus times, breakfast, and rooms. The service here was phenomenal. Each person on staff went above and beyond their call of duty to make our stay at the Inn as pleasant as possible. From accomodating a large group for breakfast to the dinner plans in the Youth Ski Dorm to helping us store our luggage on the final day.
Location: The Inn is also quite close to the slopes, however as mentioned before you might want to take the local bus to the base. You can also take the bus to the local food places and enjoy a cold brew at the end of the day or a warm drink to bring your body back to life. The bus can take you to each of the establishments and runs every 30 minutes through rhe resort, if you miss it, just let the front desk know that you need a pick up and they will radio the bus.
Rooms: The rooms are a little dated, but offer a comfortable bed, nice pillows, warm blankets, and a TV. The sink outside of the bath makes it a great room for groups of more than 2 people. The TV gets very few channels, all with very odd shows, but you probably won't be watching much television anyway. A problem that most students had was that when they turned on the heater for the room, it would wake them up every time it turned on. I didn't have this problem because I turned on a low fan and piled up the blankets. But I know this could be a problem for some people who are light sleepers. Towels were not the best, they were thin and worn a little. Bed Comforters were a little thin as well, but nothing the extra they have in the room won't fix.
Food: Breakfast was very basic so you don't think it's a full hot breakfast, but for the price, more than worthwhile. We had cereal, pasteries, bagels, yogurt, fruits, coffee, hot chocolate, and teas. If you would like a hot meal, ask the front desk for information or head to a local restaurant. In the evening while we were there, they also heated up the fire pit out front and brought out stuff for S'mores, that was a first for a lot of my students, they really enjoyed that.
They also had cookies and hot drinks in the lobby at 4 when you get back from the ski slopes, so keep that in mind!
Other: There was a hot tub out front in the cold, after a day of skiing take a dip in it to sooth the tired legs, but ask if it is open for use. It looked closed and we didn't get in it until the last day. The main log is beatifully decorated and they have two fireplaces, one upstairs and one downstairs, so you can hang out around the fire and have some hot cocoa or tea in the evening. There is also a game room downstairs, it's nothing magical, but it's fun. Everyone played ping pong throughout the night. There is no bar, which would be a nice addition, so bring your own drinks if you don't want to spend lots of money at the resort bars.
Overall, I give it a 5 out of 5 for it's hospitality, cost, location, and overall value. And I thank the manager and his crew for working so well with us while we were there! If you get the chance, go with a group to get the group discount, but even without it, the Inn is very economical.
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