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“New owner to be avoided”
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Ram's Head Inn
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Ram's Head Inn
Ranked #4 of 6 Rossland B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 14, 2008

I have stayed here several times over the years and found it to be a very cordial, comfortable, pretty well appointed and reasonably priced place in close to the slopes at Red Mountain. During the summer of 2007, ownership changed and they created a 3 Br suite, which was advertised as sleeping 10. We (two families) rented this "large" 3 Br suite for a week in February and found it was terrible and the owner largely unresponsive to our complaints, which were:

• two of the bedrooms consisted of a bunk bed and nothing else
• no dressers, hooks, etc. that are needed to stow gear. The owner added an 8 hook coat rack in the hall and the last day bought two cheap dressers.
• The "master" BR (no separate bath-- all 8 of us shared one bathroom) was attached to the tiny living room by glass French doors THAT HAD NO CURTAINS! The owner had curtains installed after the first night.
• Overall the apartment had a rough-edged, cobbled together feel that was not at all up to the previous owners' standars or those f the other rooms.
• Housekeeping was not done regularly at all, was poorly done when done at all.
• Bunk beds were terrible-- we discovered on the last morning that my son was sleeping on a BOX SPRING the whole week!!!
• Breakfast was good but the owner insisted on strictly limiting serving hours to 7:30 (-ish) to 8:00 AM SHARP!. No exceptions. As the lifts did not open until 9 AM, this did not contribute to a relaxed, convivial atmosphere.
• We made these complaints known to the owner early and we asked for at least a partial refund of the $425/night price but she adamantly refused.

While some of these problems are peculiar to the start-up of new ownership and the newness of the 3 Br unit, I do not believe that the current owner has the needed traits to makes overnight guests feel welcome or to deal positively and constructively with problems that arise. I will never stay there again and would not advise any friend or foe to do so. advise anyone else to.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 13, 2008

The Rams Head Inn B&B describes itself as "Rossland's only boutique B&B". I'm not sure that overall that is how I would describe it at the moment but it has great potential and the common areas are lovely.

The breakfasts were good and plentiful being buffet style, but the window for hot food is only 7.30-8 meaning that the breakfast room gets pretty packed. Rose provides a good variety of food, and refreshes the plates regularly ensuring that there is plenty of food for everyone. There are pastries, cereals and fruit as well as usually some pancakes/waffles, eggs etc. There aren't always enough tables in the room though, and we ate a couple of breakfasts from our knees on the sofas.

The room we had was pretty tired but nothing that a lick of paint couldn't fix. It was a double ensuite queen room with lovely warm bedding. Our room was nice and warm, and all common areas were warm and clean. Free wifi was available both in our room, and in the dining room allowing us to check out the latest snow reports and weather forecasts. There is ski and snowboard storage downstairs and also boot dryers are provided. The hot tub is a large wooden barrel and was most welcome after a busy day on the slopes.

The innkeeper, Matt, was excellent - finding us a table at a nearby restaurant the evening we arrived, providing helpful suggestions. There are also a couple of season passes in the Inn for the ski area which can save you a days lift ticket cost - but you'll need to get in there quickly.

There are a handful of restaurants within walking distance of the Ram's Head Inn - Rock Cuts, Gabriellas and the excellent Gypsy at Red - but for all other Rossland eateries transport will be required. There is a shuttle bus that operates from Red Mountain to Rossland for $2 - this picks up every 2 hours meaning that you can be stranded if you don't plan carefully.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 1, 2007

Best hot tub and breakfasts. Truly the BC experience.

Stayed: November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2007

There are many changes taking place at the Inn and the new owner "Rose" is totally amazing. She is a chef and the owner of Idgies Restraunt so she cooks a terrific sunday eggs benny. I think it will be the place to stay in the winter. They will be having free snoshoe nights and an apres' ski in the Inn. I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2004

Most of the people I met while staying at the Rams Head had been there before, some from Europe others from the U.S. and as well other parts of Canada. The atmosphere the owners created was totally awesome for anyone on a ski trip,they shared thier local knowledge if requested, produced a breakfast that was outstanding and wholesome (as well as different every day) the hot tub outside with the snow piled high, the ski tuning and waxing room, The main room fireplace blazing after a full day of powder, just so relaxing.Looking forward to going back with my family this year again.

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Address: Red Mountain Road, Rossland, British Columbia V0G 1Y0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Rossland
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Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Rossland
Price Range: $100 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ram's Head Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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