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“Quiet and peaceful” 4 of 5 stars
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Inn at Snowshoe
2.5 of 5 Inn   |   10 Snowshoe Drive, Snowshoe, WV 26209   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Snowshoe B&B and Inns
2 reviews
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“Quiet and peaceful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Spent a lovely three days here and was rejuvenated and refreshed upon departure. The staff was helpful, kind and considerate. Would recommend during in-season as well as off. I was there during non peak season. The restaurants and stores have limited hours, but I was still able to shop and eat well. I loved dining at The Fox Fire, as did others, there were local groups as well as tourist groups. The Inn is a good spot to stay if you are sight seeing, train riding and leaf looking.

Stayed October 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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West Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We stumbled into the Inn at Snowshoe on very short planning, after coming off the Stargazer train of the Durbin & Greenbrier Railroad, where on the way back down the mountain we noticed in a local area flyer that the Green Bank National Radio Astronomy Observatory was having a free Family Fun Day the next day on Sunday.

Rather than make the two and a half hour drive home, we decided to make a total astronomy weekend out of our train trip and drove late down to Snowshoe. It and a few other distant hotels, spread out in the area, are sort of the only game in town, so we hit Snowshoe to see what kind of deal we could get.

Coming in late, the lady working reception was extremely friendly, and sympathetic to our plight being late with sleeping kids, etc., and gave us a great deal. She also provided us with free passes to recreation facilities there and the tram for the following day as well, and free breakfast. We only used the breakfast since we were heading for the NRAO, but the intent was awesome.

The room was decent, general and typical of an average hotel room, the beds were comfortable, the room and bathroom was clean. There was nothing spectacular about it ,but nothing out of the ordinary or bad either. We had 2 full size beds, a few chairs, a table, separate HVAC unit with in room controls, full back, TV and dressers. It was fairly spacious as well.

The hospitality is what made the different. The next day, in order to use the pool and hot tubs, they gave us a late checkout, which was perfect to have a pleasurable breakfast (sausage, waffles, bisquits and gravy, fruit, teas, coffee, cereals, muffins, etc) and then the kids were able to enjoy the pool for a good while.

The Inn is in the middle of the national radio blackout area, with strict controls on radio signals, so they have internet, but it's limited to the pool and lounge/lobby area. People complaining about the pool being off the lobby are ridiculous. It's a public hotel pool, you expect privacy? Seriously? Anyway, had it not been where it is located, we wouldn't have been able to sit there on our laptops and iphones reviewing our pictures and catching up on email/etc, which we hadn't been able to do since early the day before when we drove into the radio blackout area.

From past experiences there are a ton of great recreational activities in the area, including those offered by Snowshoe Resort. The Inn has ample parking, is attractive, and is staffed by very friendly folks. Ignore the naysayers and come with confidence. Don't expect the Ritz of a 5 star hotel, but you're in the middle of some of the most beautiful mountains in the world, and you're not paying 5 or even 4 star prices either (unless you're good at Priceline like me).

It is what it is, and it's a deal for what it is. Some people can't be pleased. I don't want to stay in a room next to them anyway. Enjoy the Inn at Snowshoe in the beautiful mountains, go for a hike, take a bike ride, ride the train, ride the tram. Get fit, get active, and enjoy yourself. Then go relax in the pool, with or without your kids. Cheers.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Budds Creek
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The rooms are very comfortable and reasonably priced. If you are coming to this area, and need to save a little, this is the place to stay. If you need something to eat, you are out of luck. We have stayed here several times and the food is just not up to par. You would think with the skiing population, it would be more than it is, but it's not. Staff is very friendly.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Palmyra, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This place was a dump. Old, peeling wallpaper, chipped paint, not very clean. There is a pool and hot tub smack in the middle of the circular designed building, absolutely no privacy. The restaurant was only open for breakfast (August). The food was mediocre, eggs seemed like powdered eggs, served luke warm. Fruit was canned not fresh. There was no fitness center.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

My family and I wanted to get away for the night, somewhere different. Funds were limited & an inexpensive room was a must. I almost completely took snowshoe off the list based on the negative comments here. I am SO glad I didn't. For the price of our room, we had 4 passes to many options on the mountain. We took the ski lift down to the lake, rode the paddle boats, played horseshoes, etc. It was beautiful. The kids played on the rock wall and euro bungee for over an hour. It was chilly and rainy so we didn't get to take advantage of the split rock pool, but it was included in our room fee. We all joined in for a few games of corn hole in the middle of the village. Had our stay been on Saturday, our passes also included a movie and popcorn. For just $15/each, the kids had a blast on the zip line.
As far as the hotel goes, it exceeded all expectations. I had braced myself for a worse version of the Bates Motel. Completely wrong! The room (#114) was immaculate. The beds were comfortable. I did not encounter one staff member that was not welcoming, friendly and smiling. Anything I asked for was promptly received. The pool is wonderful. The breakfast was the best we had ever had at a hotel. There were a couple spots of peeling at the corners in the bathroom. SO WHAT? That is the worst thing I can say about this establishment. Please don't shy away from the Inn at Snowshoe based on what you've read here. I'm so glad I didn't.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Berwick, Maine
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

this place was very nice and an absolute upgrade from york super 8, 2 hot tubs 2 pools very nice area, the problem here is no central stair way, everything is a mile walk, to parking to lobby to pool. no fridges didnt like this, WHAT?? NO wi fi here unless in lobby, the riding in the area is great for bikers, the also had a brown water problem(construction) on nearby roads, brown water in shower and you can not drink water which they dont tell you, so not cool. id stay here again if wifi or fridges added.

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  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Midlothian, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Place really needs to be updated. I get it, they offer themselves as a cheaper alternative to the top of the mountain and if they spend money to update it, they will have to charge more but this place looks like it has not been updated in 40 years.

Not worth the drive or shuttle for 20 minutes to the top of the mountain when you can work with an owner and find a place on top for a little more but be much closer to the action. I stayed at Summit recently, which is across from the Village so it is cheaper than the Village prices but a quick walk or shuttle ride to the slopes and it was so much better

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Inn At Snowshoe Hotel
Inn At Snowshoe Hotel Snowshoe
Address: 10 Snowshoe Drive, Snowshoe, WV 26209
Location: United States > West Virginia > Snowshoe
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Snowshoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn at Snowshoe 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Snowshoe offers standard, one and two bedroom units located at the base of Snowshoe Mountain. The Inn at Snowshoe is six miles from the slopes and Village at Snowshoe. This property has been a favorite of skiers for decades. It offers all the amenities you need in one location at very reasonable prices. The Inn is a full service hotel with a host of amenities including: Indoor Pool, Jacuzzi and Exercise Room, Arcade, Restaurant and Bar, Full Service Front Desk and Gift Shop. Please note, the standard rooms at the Inn at Snowshoe are non-cooking rooms. Plus, all standard rooms and the lobby are non-smoking. Food is available at the Inn at Snowshoe at Brandi's Restaurant as well as at Brandi's Bar. Complimentary breakfast is also included for rooms at the Inn. ... more   less 
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