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Stowe Motel & Snowdrift
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   2043 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672   |  
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Ottawa, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
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“Very nice and reasonable priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

A very nice place with well equipped rooms, and very reasonably priced. A large property, a heated pool, and more than a dozen mountain bikes available to borrow. DVD player in the room and DVD's available for loan. I'd definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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stowemotel, Owner at Stowe Motel & Snowdrift, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Thank you for your great review of our property – it sounds like you had a chance to enjoy many of our amenities such as dvds, pool and bikes! Thanks again for recommending us!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Loved it! We stayed here recently for 2 nights and for an old motel, the property and the rooms are clean and well-maintained. I especially liked the free bike rental - a nice bike trail is close to the motel. They provide helmets and bike locks, so you can ride the few miles into downtown Stowe and lock up your bike at the bike rack while you shop, explore the town, or get something to eat. We stayed in a "superior room" which was a good size, clean and nicely furnished. The free breakfast is a basic continental breakfast - the breakfast room is very small, but they have really good bagels. We found the staff very helpful with everything we needed, and would definitely stay here again if we returned to Stowe!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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stowemotel, Manager at Stowe Motel & Snowdrift, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Thank you for your positive comments about our property! I'm glad to hear you were able to enjoy our mountain bikes and ride on the nearby recreation path to town. On weekends we get our bagels locally from The Bagel, a favorite choice by many guests in our breakfast room. Thank you for choosing our property and we hope to see you again.
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We recommend most highly the Stowe Motel & Snowdrift. The accommodations were immaculate and well-equipped. The price is very reasonable indeed and we will surely stay there again on any future visit to Stowe.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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stowemotel, Owner at Stowe Motel & Snowdrift, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Thank you for great review and wonderful comments about our property on Trip Advisor. We hope you can visit us again soon!
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Stayed with wife and 3 kids in early august. Amazing property. Free bikes to use for everyone and flippers, etc, for the kids to use in the pool The kids had a blast and so did we drinking some Heady Topper poolside. Price was just right. Would stay again and would encourage everyone to do so also! Rooms clean and comfy. Parking outside your room with chairs outside! Just like the old days. Can't wait to return

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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stowemotel, Owner at Stowe Motel & Snowdrift, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Thank you for rating us a 5 out of 5! We really appreciate your wonderful comments about our property and really pleased that you enjoyed our pool as well as our other amenities. Thank you again for recommending us on Trip Advisor!
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Huntsville, AL
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Rushing to beat thunderstorms headed our direction, I didn't really have a lot of time to research hotels in Stowe but, occasionally, the travel gods smile on us anyway and we find a hidden gem. This is one of those times.

The Stowe Motel and Snowdrift isn't the Ritz-Carlton but, to it's credit, it's not trying to be. The Stowe is instead a family-friendly hotel set up to make you comfortable and to keep you busy. The rooms are reminiscent of a time when things were simpler. Case in point, when you enter the your bathroom at the Stowe, there's a bottle opener screwed into the doorframe -- one of the old-timey pop-a-top openers. The whole hotel has that feel -- a comfortable feeling, like it's a place you belong. (Don't get me wrong: the Stowe is keeping up with the times with wi-fi and a DVD library and the like, but it's comfortable nonetheless.)

The staff was warm and friendly and made an excellent recommendation for dinner -- the Cactus Cafe, just across the street and serving up more than passable Mexican food (even for a West Texan by birth). They also made sure that we knew about the other complimentary amenities that the Stowe offered, e.g., breakfast, bicycles, and -- for the weary traveler -- a hammock or two out on the front lawn.

HELPFUL HINTS:
1. The Stowe is a convenient "headquarters" for exploring Northern Vermont. Just to the south, you have Ben & Jerry's Factory Tour, as well as several other cool outlets at/near Waterbury Center. To the northwest, you have the beautiful mountain road up to Smuggler's Notch.

2. Without being on "the beaten path", the Stowe is located near a number of dining options. (There's even a Dunkin' Donuts relatively close and anyone who's traveled New England know how hard those are to come by.)

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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stowemotel, Manager at Stowe Motel & Snowdrift, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
This is such a fabulous review, thank you! We try to have many fun activities for people to do here on our 16 acres- bikes, tennis, heated outdoor pools, game room, wi-fi, dvds, continental breakfast, hammocks, grills, badminton, even horseshoes. I'm glad you had a chance to enjoy our property. Over the years, I had forgotten that our Deluxe efficiency units have a can opener in the side of the door and smiled when I read you noticed it. I also appreciate that you let other travelers know about some of the fun activities, such as Ben & Jerry's, that guests can visit when staying in Stowe. Thank you again for your detailed review and information about the Stowe area.
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Northeast US
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed at the Stowe Motel and Snowdrift for two nights based on the reviews we found here on Tripadvisor, and we were not disappointed. The amenitieis offered - including a game room, badminton, tennis, two pools, bikes, DVD library, hot tub, hammocks on the lawn - and the excellent location within walking distance to the bike path, restaurants, and some shopping - made this an excellent value. The grounds are beautiful. The room we were in was well maintained and though it could use some updating they are clean and everything was in perfect working order. It is clear that the owners work hard to keep this property in excellent condition. The staff was very friendly. The only drawbacks we found were that when our neighbors ran their water, we could hear it clearly through the walls (though we could not hear anything else from the rooms around us), and the room where they have the continental breakfast is too small, and hard to maneuver around other people and the tables. Otherwise couldn't have asked for a better stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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stowemotel, Manager at Stowe Motel & Snowdrift, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for your great review of our property – it sounds like you had a chance to enjoy many of our amenities! Your detailed feedback is very helpful and we appreciate the items that need improvement as well as the things we are doing right. Thanks again for recommending us!
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Chateauguay, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

It was a last minute decision to get away for the weekend, it was going to be a very hot. We decided on Stowe, and began to surf the web for a place to stay, which would have a pool, be close to restaurants and activities. We found this place on the web which met all our criterias, our room was large and comfortable with a king size bed, a very clean bathroom with a powerful showhead, a kitchinette which was more than adequate for 2. They have plenty of bikes which they offer to their guest for free which we rode on the recreational path. The price includes a continental breakfast with a plenty to choose from, a good start to the day. The staff was very friendly and accomondating, they made us feel at home. We will be sure to stay here on our next visit, but will book for a longer stay because we didn't have time to do or see all.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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stowemotel, Manager at Stowe Motel & Snowdrift, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for rating us a 5 out of 5! We really appreciate your wonderful comments and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. Thank you again for recommending us on Trip Advisor! Hope to see you again soon.
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Additional Information about Stowe Motel & Snowdrift

Address: 2043 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
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Location: United States > Vermont > Stowe
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Stowe
#4 Romantic Hotel in Stowe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Stowe Motel & Snowdrift 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled between picturesque Stowe Village and the Stowe Mountain Resort, the Stowe Motel & Snowdrift is situated on 16 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, bordered by the pristine Westbranch River. A variety of lodging including rooms, efficiencies, fireplace efficiencies, apartments, suites and houses is offered. Guests can partake in our continental breakfast, mountain bikes, snowshoes, hot tub, heated pools, tennis courts, game room and more. Free wireless is also available! ... more   less 
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