My boyfriend and I stayed here along with two dogs for the weekend of the Mad Marathon race. I was running the half marathon and it was the perfect distance away from the race. Far enough to enjoy some peace and quiet the days before. It was really nice to be able to bring our pups along to enjoy some fresh air. The room was much bigger than I expected with a nice little sofa for the dogs to rest on. The room was a bit humid but the air conditioning helped with the nasty heat outside. The room had a fridge and a small table which was nice since we couldn't go out to eat too much with the dogs. The property behind the inn is what makes it special. The Mad River Trail is lovely and we had fun exploring it with the dogs. We even got a chance to swim in the river, we had a peaceful dip in the water with no one to bother us. It was beautiful and I hope to go back one day. In our room we were also able to have breakfast. Breakfast is home cooked and it was the perfect way to start the day. I would definitely recommend this place. And if I do the half marathon again next year, I'll be staying here once again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Golden Lion has modern motel accommodations with the warmth and hospitality of a country inn. Spacious rooms include air conditioning, cable TV, shower/ bath, telephones, and daily housekeeping. You will enjoy our hearty complimentary breakfasts served in our fireside dining lobby. We also offer efficiency units with kitchenettes. Pets are welcome in some rooms. We are the best location to ski at Sugarbush or Mad River Glen, the closest lodging to Yestermorrow, and convenient for all local hiking and outdoor activities, as well as events such as the Mad Rally, the Vermont Stage Race, and the Century Ride. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Golden Lion Riverside Hotel Sugarbush Valley