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The Stowe Inn
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   123 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672   |  
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Ranked #17 of 26 Stowe B&B and Inns
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“Excellent stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I had a great time during my stay! The manager Timothy made it all the better, very friendly great people person, he's very attentive to his customers and just over all made it a better experience, given that it was the first time I stayed in Stowe! I will definitely be a repeat customer! Keep up the good management Tim! Your staff was great also, Very good good as well. Thank you for the great experience!

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Management17, Manager at The Stowe Inn, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
We are pleased you had such a great visit with us at The Stowe Inn and Riverhouse Restaurant.

Thank you for your nice somments about our staff and hotel. I will be sure to pass along your feedback which we always appreciate.

Come see us again soon.

Sincerely:

Management
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Actually this was our 3rd time staying at The Stowe Inn. We just love the history of this inn, it was a carriage manufacturer in the early 1900's, then a creamery after that, then an inn. The furnishings are lovely and you don't even have to leave the inn to enjoy your vacation. They have a baby grand piano in the sitting room and guests are invited to play, and we enjoyed sitting with other guests in the evening, it brings us back to an era when people actually 'visit' one another!
The restaurant is 5-star quality, the food is first class and the view out the picture windows is serene and green. We always get the slow roasted prime rib with local vegetables. It's a huge portion and we bring the leftovers back to our room for a midnight snack. The continental breakfast is coffee and pastry, nothing extravagant, but perfect for our group.
Every time we have been to the inn, the rooms are exceptionally clean. This is not a Marriot Hotel, it is an older establishment, more of a boutique hotel, that is individually owned. So for those people looking for this type of experience, we highly recommend staying here.

Room Tip: We recommend the main inn rooms, worth it to pay a little more and stay in the main building.
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  • Stayed October 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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Management17, Manager at The Stowe Inn, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, Thank you for great comments. The main inn houses the upscale rooms and yes, it is worth the little bit extra for these rooms. I will pass your great comments on to the staff at the hotel. They work hard to give everyone a great visit at our hotel and in the town of Stowe.

The view from the restaurant is fabulous as you say. We have recently changed our continental breakfast to add season fruit and yogurt, more choices of our home made muffins, with our home made granola etc.. so this will be even better on your next visit with us.

Sincerely: Management, Stowe Inn
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Naerum, Denmark
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Nice old hotel with atmosphere and good food. Very good service at reception(Jenna). Close to beautiful mountains and wonderful autumn colors in September.
Rooms are old-fashioned equiped. With big beds.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Management17, Manager at The Stowe Inn, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Hello.
Thank you for your nice comments.

Our staff works hard to help all our guests have an enjoyable, fun and relaxing stay at our hotel.
Our guests like our friendly, unique, clean, centrally located, and low key atmosphere at our inn, away from the "hustle" and "bustle" of large cities.

Our hotel is listed on The National Historic Register and certainly has the antique style and charm of a classic New England style, historic hotel.

Again, thank you for your nice comments and we look forward to having you back again soon.

Management
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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We have been to The Stowe Inn for dinner before, but this was our first time staying at the Inn overnight. Our room was located in the Main house on the first floor near reception. We've stayed at historic B&B's before so our expectation of a modern sleek facility was not there as some of the other reviewers seem to have.The architecture and furnishings remain true to the era of the building with plenty of sitting areas, fireplaces and a nice wrap around porch for morning coffee and a book!
We loved the convenience of proximity to Main Street. You can leave the car and stroll into town as sidewalks are readily available and stores, etc...are a short distance away. (We enjoyed an Artisan festival while we were in town and scored some great local products to boot.)
Overall, we were satisfied with our stay and felt the Inn has a lot of character and charm. We will be sure to stop in again next time we are in Stowe.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Management17, Manager at The Stowe Inn, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Hello.

Welcome back to our establishment.
We are glad you were able to stay the night in our main inn and that our staff and hotel created
a great experience for you.

We appreciate your feedback that we are not a sleek, high rise style of property but a unique, comfortable and friendly new England style inn.

We are actually listed on The national Register of Historic Hotels and have kept the original architecture of the inn to keep the charm of this style of inn and to maintain it's history here in Stowe.

Thanks for noticing and appreciating the bones of a historic inn built in the 1800's yet with the modern amenities!

Again, we appreciate your wonderful comments and look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Stowe.

Management at The Stowe Inn
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Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Despite an attractive exterior, the overall feel was that of a cheap motel. The first impressions were poor; there was a stack of old signs propped against the wall in reception (they stayed there through our two day visit even though they were next to a door to a private office where they could have been stored), and the whole area looked as though it needed a good sweep. Lighting was sufficient for the receptionist to work in, but no more. The whole place felt a bit grubby, and the room itself was a bit dark and gloomy. Coffee and tea left in reception for guests were both empty, and although the receptionist saw us try them, there was no offer to refill them or apology that they were finished. The receptionist, while friendly enough, was generally a bit unresponsive; we were given the key and told where the room was, and that was it. No information about the restaurant or bar, or what the arrangements were for breakfast. We initially decided to eat in that night as it was the one wet night of our holiday, but on going to the bar it, and the restaurant, were all in darkness. We later discovered that they only open from Wednesday to Sunday (we were there Monday & Tuesday) but it would have been nice to have been told when we checked in. (In fairness, this was on their website but as we had been booked in by an agent as part of a 'fly-drive' holiday, we had not seen it.) When we went to breakfast in the morning everywhere was still closed, and we assumed we were mistaken about it being included. Just about to go out, we mentioned it to the receptionist who directed us to a conference room at the end of a corridor, where a jar of pretty poor muffins and a Thermos of coffee and hot water had been placed well out of sight on a sideboard, together with an empty jug we assumed had once contained fruit juice. We had breakfast at a local Bagel shop the following day. We joked about the place reminding us a bit of the Bates Motel from Psycho! The overall feel was of a hotel which is at worst, unloved or at best, in need of a good makeover, and of reception staff who need thorough training in how to look after guests properly.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Management17, Manager at The Stowe Inn, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear guest.
We have received your response.
The breakfast has been updated to include cereal, milk, juice, coffee and freshly baked muffins
during the week.

The coffee and continental breakfast is offered complimentary and included with the
Our restaurant is open Wednesday-Sunday for dinner. We do give our chef off two days a week
to rest. We are known for our tasty prime rib and seafood and we hope you are able to join us soon.

We do apologize for the front desk agent who you indicated was not friendly.
This concerns us greatly.
This employee has been spoken to and is now no longer employed by the hotel.
We take your comments seriously and do appreciate you giving us your feedback.

Please visit us again soon.
Stowe Inn Management
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Deutschland
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The Stowe Inn has gone to great lengths to cover up a hotel that needs to be seriously gutted and renovated. Shocking at $160/night. Could really be a charming place given its long-standing history.

Location was perfect to walk to Stowe restaurants, even the local cinema.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Management17, Manager at The Stowe Inn, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Hello.
Dear guest. Thank you for providing us your feedback.
You stayed in our economy style rooms during a sold our weekend here in Stowe.

We wish you had brought your concern to our staff and we would have moved you to a different room right away. The Carriage House building where you stayed has many rooms with new carpet and tile etc.. and you would have been more comfortable in one of these rooms or in our main inn rooms with antique style furniture which are more spacious.

We are in the process of updating our Carriage house rooms but in the meantime, can offer to upgrade you at no additional charge, to our main inn, which boast antique style furniture, historic, updated rooms, on your next stay to Stowe.

Spend some time in our library, or sitting room complete with a piano or drink coffee on our wrap around deck.

Our hotel has a great location, clean rooms and friendly staff.
Come see us soon.

Sincerely

Stowe Inn Management
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Ashford, United Kingdom
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED WITH EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS HOTEL EXCEPT I WOULD NOT FAULT IT ON CLEANLINESS TO BE FAIR.
Staff were rude. Noinformation abouthotel or the town. Breakfast consisted of cold tea and a choice of plain or blueberry muffin ssold as continentalbreakfast when complained about breakfast it was a take it or leave it attitude.
Would not recommend and have advised tour operator to check this out andconsider removing from their books

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Management17, Manager at The Stowe Inn, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Hello.
Thank you for your recent feedback.
Our breakfast has been updated to include fresh fruit and other items which I am sure you will enjoy.

We have addressed the concerns of the unfriendly employee and this person is now no longer employed at the hotel. We are terribly sorry you had an unpleasant experience with this employee as we have very fun and friendly employees working here who love assisting our guests with things to do, see and enjoy while staying with us.

We hope you will stay with us again soon and meet the rest of our staff which you will find to be very nice, friendly and helpful.

Sincerely:

The Stowe Inn
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Address: 123 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672
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Location: United States > Vermont > Stowe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Stowe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Stowe Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Stowe Inn is one of Vermont's architectural treasures. Carefully restored, the Inn provides a peaceful, elegant setting for guests and visitors alike. Graceful, wraparound porches overlooking the river, period furnishings, inviting rooms and an exceptional collection of American art distinguish this exceptional property. Ideal for weekend getaways, memorable ski vacations, family reunions, weddings or small corporate retreats, the Stowe Inn caters to discerning travelers looking for a Vermont experience out of the ordinary. Conveniently located, the Stowe Inn is only a short stroll through a covered bridge to the enchanting village of Stowe where galleries, shops, museums, live theatre and fine restaurants flourish. ... more   less 
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