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“Not worth it!” 2 of 5 stars
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Stowehof Inn
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   434 Edson Hill Rd., Stowe, VT 05672   |  
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Ranked #9 of 26 Stowe B&B and Inns
Edina, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Not worth it!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We researched our trip back in May and thought this was a beautiful place to stay. We paid full price for four nights when we reserved.

The view is beautiful and Stowe is charming. The Stowehof Inn, however, is a different story. The room was dirty. We left a tip everyday to no avail. The carpet was never vacuumed, the sheets were stained, the chair was broken, the bathroom had hairs all over, and the insects were disgusting (wasps, Asian beetles, and flies). (My husband had to kill numerous insects daily). The breakfast was delicious and the food at Coslin's was good. The bartender was friendly and easy to talk to. The owner/innkeeper was not. We had an issue with a wedding on our last night. The music was underneath us and shook our room for hours. We were never notified of a wedding during our stay. When we complained- the owner said,"What do you want me to do about it?" Wow!!! I have never met someone in the service industry as rude as him. We booked well before this wedding (which he did admit) and we were NEVER notified of the wedding. We would not have stayed here had we known there would be a wedding. We were told the music would be done at 10PM, but it wasn't! With drunken people banging and talking loud all night- it wasn't pleasant. We received half off the last night of our stay after heavy negotiations with the owner/innkeeper the following morning. I was extremely sad. My husband and I are pleasant people and wanted to enjoy our last night in Vermont. Needless to say- we will never go back to the Stowehof- but we will go back to Vermont and hopefully Stowe.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Plymouth, MA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We have stayed here twice previously with our ski club and the rooms were always clean, nice, and comfortable. The buffet breakfast was always on the luke-warm side. As a large group it was more than adequate. Our dinner there was always good and the pub in the cellar made late nights fun. This time we were on our own. As it was leaf peeper season, there were bus tours there each of the nights we stayed. The desk booked us away from all the noise, placing us in a Chalet room at the far end of the Inn over the owner residence. We had private parking right near the separate entrance. There was indoor access to the main portion of the Inn as well, but I must say I felt like a hamster in a "habit-trail" or, like Hansel and Gretel, a trail of breadcrumbs would have enabled me to find my way. Our room was huge with a lovely view of the well manicured grounds. The furnishings reminded me of our trips to Austrian hotels - a king bed had two duvets - one for each side. The bathtub is another story - a huge high claw foot old fashioned but brand new tub provided super relaxation. We heard no noise from the bus tours and they were gone by the time we got to breakfast - a hot buffet this time - with eggs, pancakes, bacon and potatoes. Cold cereal and yogurt were also available. We found the staff very nice and accomodating. I'm glad we came here out of ski season. We'll certainly book again.

Room Tip: If bus tours are coming in, ask to be placed away from them.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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boston
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

The best compliment that I can give is that we keep coming back. We continue to stay at the hotel. We continue to eat an Emily's and we continue to eat at the pub. Every year.
Our room was lovely with a soaking tub so large it could be classified as a pool. All staff are very friendly. Don't miss the chocolate fondue!!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nepean
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We just got back from the Stowehof from a 3 night stay. It's a nice inn but rustic... The furniture in the rooms and lobby are all antique. The room was clean and the bed was comfy. We did get the room at a discounted rate with Hotwire (105 a night), I wouldn't of paid regular price for this hotel. I also believe that we got one of the nicer "traditional rooms" as well from what I saw. I noticed some rooms were much smaller and didn't have a LCD TV like ours, we also had a king size bed...it was room #16. No coffee maker in our room. The idoor pool and jaccuzi are very small and the hallways are very narrow and not very inviting. We didn't end up using the pool or the gym room (whch was very small). It was very nice that the buffet style breakfast was included. It tasted good to me but after 3 days we were getting a bit tired of it because it was always the same. There were eggs, bacon, potatoes, pancakes and a cold buffet on the other table (yogurt, instant oatmeal packets, cereal, toast and English muffins). We had dinner one night at the Pub in the basement which was excellent. We just had burgers and fries and the guy said their was a special if you had beer. So we had 2 hamburg platters with fries, 2 beers and an iced tea for about 20$. Upon checkout we did get a little unexpected surprise of an extra "Hotwire Resort fee" of 8$ per night (it was 24$ for the 3 nights) which we were not aware of upon booking with Hotwire.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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232 reviews 232 reviews
55 hotel reviews
Reviews in 96 cities Reviews in 96 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Although this an older lodge style hotel just outside of town, it has been well maintained on a beautiful hilltop. Cozy pub style bar with fireplace and dinning room overlooks the valley. Good service. Excellent for a one night stay, but would probably feel tired if you stayed a week.

Room Tip: Lots of stairs to multiple levels, not for the elderly, or those with a cane or walker.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Scotland UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We visited just recently on our New England road trip, and turned up without booking. We were offered extremely competitive rates (due to it being the off season). The room was homely and a good size, with a four poster bed. Views from the hotel of the surrounding mountains were spectacular. Great facilities including a wonderfully cosy reading lounge with open fire and nice restaurant and old tavern. Breakfast was included and delicious. Only downside was the room smelt of chlorine from the pool.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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North Haven, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

My husband and I stayed two nights at the Stowehof Inn, courtesy of a Groupon. The hotel grounds are lovely and it appears that all rooms have access to a balcony with a nice view of the mountains. Each room is uniquely decorated which adds to the charm of the hotel. It is an older hotel and rustic in decor but I found this extremely appealing. There is an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and an indoor hot tub. They have a cozy living room stocked with books and games which the guests are welcome to use. The staff members we met were friendly and welcoming. Additionally, the free breakfast each morning was wonderful and much better than the cold continental breakfasts one usually encounters at hotel chains. We were offered eggs, bacon, blueberry pancakes, fresh fruit, yogurt, juices, and much more. Add to that the gorgeous view from the breakfast area and we had a lovely start to each day. It almost feels as if you are staying in the over-sized home of a friend!

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  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Stowehof Inn

Address: 434 Edson Hill Rd., Stowe, VT 05672
Location: United States > Vermont > Stowe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Stowe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Stowehof Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Stowehof Inn is one of the last classic alpine inns in ski country. Steeped in classic decor and the site of Alan Alda's movie "Four Seasons", the inn represents the eclectic beginnings of America's love affair with Austrian alpine design and skiing. Built in the late 40's the Stowehof sits on a 30 acre estate looking up on the ski trails of the Stowe Ski Resort. ... more   less 
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