Just came back from a weekend trip - a father & his two sons.
On a positive note, the staff was very fair with their treatment of my situation. My son became ill over night with a fever and they allowed me to be charged only for 2 nights instead of 4 nights. We had to leave early. That was a very nice gesture. Also, for the most part, the staff was relatively nice. The location was also very convenient being only a couple of miles from the main lodge at Killington. The dogs were absolutely adorable and a very nice theme.
The entire hotel is extremely dated in every part to the point where "rustic", or "homey" can not be used as a euphemism. All the carpeting, fixtures, windows and furnishing must have been last updated 30 years ago. The breakfast room's skylights had mildew, or mold around them. The breakfast was nothing like the special Vermont "lodgy/B&B" that you would normally expect in VT.
As for the rooms, I can not speak to other types of rooms other than the economy level. Besides the walls & floors being paper thin, the room was very small especially considering it was meant to sleep 4. I would imagine that most of the people visiting, go for skiing and most likely have lots of clothing. I was there with my 2 young teenage boys and we hardly fit. I could not imagine having a fourth person. The bathroom was no larger than a normal sized powder room, but included a shower with very low water pressure. Again, very, very old a cheap quality & I question the cleanliness. There was a piece of the flooring missing beneath the sink. The bedding was something like my grandmother had on her beds > 30 years ago. The mattresses were poor at best. By the second night my back hurt pretty badly. It did seem as though there were clean sheets, but the blankets had holes in them and some old burn marks. Although, I really don't go to VT to watch TV in my room, it would be nice to have a newer TV where the remote works.
I really don't like writing these types of reviews, but I feel that other customers should be alerted before staying somewhere, and maybe the owners will pay attention to these reviews & use it as constructive criticism. I'm very surprised to see that the hotel actually received lots of favorable reviews. I may not know how it ranks relative to other hotels in the area. If the ratings are accurate from a relative standpoint, I would hate to see some of the other places. Also, from what I understand this hotel's rates are fairly economical compared to other hotels in the area.
I think the hotel is very conveniently located and has a layout that can work very nicely only if the owners paid as much attention to the hotel as they do to their dogs, even though they are awesome dogs.
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