It's a jewel! Our late January night, returning early February 2014 stay ( total 2 nights) was the result of previously great experiences at the Four Seasons in the same winter months in 2010 and 2013.
At the end of January 2014, our group of eight backpackers returned to Four Seasons for the second year in a row, after an all day drive from southeastern Virginia. The parking lot snow was all plowed away. The outdoor lighting provided a pleasing appearance and helped us spot the Inn when we arrived. The Inn is nicely set back from the road and there is no road noise at all.
Lee Hallquist, a co-owner with his wife, Robin, greeted us warmly on our late arrival. Gracie, their dog, made her appearance the next morning. We were there for a winter backpacking experience in the Presidentials and Crawford Notch, Perhaps we looked a little road weary and thirsty. Lee appeared after we had slumped down in our rooms with some liquid refreshment that evoked many "huzzahs".
Our rooms on the ground floor were all comfortably appointed with solid, firm beds. They were clean. The hot water was hot. The toilets flushed. The shower drained. The TV worked fine. The room thermostat kept the room pleasantly heated with outdoor temperatures dropping down to a bit below +10F. There is a satisfactory cell phone signal. Not sure about the internet strength, as we were too tired to try to connect. Next day, we departed for our backpacking hike to Gray Knob Cabin, and Lee permitted us to store extra, unneeded gear at the Inn in our absence.
We returned a couple days later after coming back down to watch the Super Bowl. Lee invited us to watch it on the large screen TV in the game room of the main area, and we welcomed the hospitality he showed us. The game wasn't much, but we could stretch out and relax. The game room itself looks like it would be fun for any kids. Again, the rooms were in first rate condition. The Four Seasons daily rates are certainly affordable and a very good value for the money.
Both evening experiences were further benefited from his local knowledge of nearby restaurants--Brenda's and Munroe's--both good choices. We reluctantly had to leave the next morning. Some home fries from Munroe's made it to the top of Mt. Pierce later in the day! The mountain views from the Four Seasons' parking lot are pretty spectacular in their own right.
All and all, Four Seasons is the place to stay when in Twin Mountain and the surrounding area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All non-smoking rooms, great views, game room, pool (seasonal), morning coffee and free WIFI. Hike, bike, golf, ski, snowmobile. Attractions surround us. You can relax with us! Sorry, no pets are allowed on the property. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Four Seasons Motor Hotel Twin Mountain
- 4 Seasons Motor Inn
- Four Seasons Twin Mountain
- Twin Mountain Four Seasons