I stayed at the Inn of the Six Mountains last March from 5th for 1 week via Virgin Holidays, we got an amazing deal considering there were Europe Ski holidays for more than we paid!
The flight was great, everyone loves flying with Virgin, beats the shambles of Thomas Cook! We picked up our car for the hire place at the airport and it took about 3hrs drive from Boston to Killington. It was a tough slog especially after a 8hr flight and jet lag but it was very straight forward.
The hotel itself is about half way up the main Killington road, even though we had a car we didn't use it once we were there at all. There is a sports bar directly across the road and various restaurants up and the down the road - the Wobbly barn Steakhouse is a must!
We ate out every night at a different place and all very good value - huge portions! Just remember to take ID with you as everyone ID's you for drinks!
The hotel is a little tired looking, but was warm and cosy, we had a room on the upper floor at one end so it had a balcony (think only the end rooms do) I did email the hotel prior saying it was my birthday so if we could have the best room possible and it was nice - very big, 2 massive double beds each, tea and coffee facilities, nice hot strong shower, TV with DVD player (reception has a load of DVDs you can watch for free).
Breakfast was nice, hot and cold selection, the hotel would put out cookies and cider every afternoon around 4pm which was a nice touch and there is tea and coffee facilities in reception also.
Pool was lovely, good size for hotel and it had an indoor and out door hot tub which was never too busy when we were there at 4-5pm.
The ski bus comes a couple of times in the morning and afternoon and takes less that 5mins, it drops you off at the Snowshed base which is where the Killington Grand Hotel is located and this is the main base for bus drop off. 'The Bus' does the rounds every 10 minutes between all the bases also and goes to Pico which is about 10 minutes down the road.
The skiing was great, we were very lucky as it started to get warm half way through the week and abit slushy, I think by the time we left it was 15 degrees during the day! We did have a bit of snow whilst we were there and they had the snow cannons too so almost every slope was open. One thing I would say is that none of the chair lifts seemed to have the foot rests for your skis which was abit scary at first!
Overall this was a fantastic deal of a holiday we found through Virgin, the hotel was great for what we needed and the restaurants nearby were great as was the ski area.
Although had we of stayed a week later it might have been different story with the temperatures increasing, the snow melting and a group of 200 Candian-Polish people decending on the hotel on our last night and up went the Polish banners/ signs/ meeting point reminders etc from their tour rep!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A ski lodge in Killington that is open during Fall and Winter months for skiing, and open for spa packages from May through October. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn Of The Six Mountains Hotel Killington
- Inn Of The 6 Mountains
- Hotel Of The Six Mountains
- Resort Of The Six Mountains