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“Friendly staff and comfortable accomodations”
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Snow Cap Inn
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Snow Cap Inn
Ranked #11 of 16 Bethel B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Very good value for anyone staying at Sunday River. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful in solving minor problems. The rooms were clean and the hotel was quiet. Can't ask for more for the price.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Peter C
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

The staff were all friendly and helpful. The shuttle ride to the slope is less than 5 minutes. Nothing fancy about the rooms, however the lobby feels like a skil lodge. Accommodations were basic and clean, perfect if you are there to ski and relax in the evening in front of the fireplace. We had a room with 2 Queen beds and a pull out couch with plenty of room for 4 adults and 2 kids - only 2 rooms at the inn have this arrangement. The continental breakfast (hot & cold cereal, bagels, muffins, yougart) was kept refreshed and clean. A great way to start the day talking to other skiers. This review is based on comparison to like accommodations I have stayed at.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank CapeCodJudie
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The hotel isn't fancy but it's clean, has a good continental breakfast, a HOT hot tub, a nice, accommodating staff and great shuttle system to the slopes at Sunday River. The common areas are all very comfortable. Do not confuse the inn and the ski dorm. I know nothing about the ski dorm.

Room Tip: Ask for a King Size bed
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank dgoldsmith
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Reviewed March 3, 2012

stayed sunday thru thursday at this hote.Its a basic hotel though it has a continetal breakfast and hot tub

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank jay f
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

My husband and I spent the past weekend at the Snow Cap Inn at Sunday River. We were there with a large group on a discounted package, and we weren't expecting the most deluxe accomodations. The rest of our group had rented condos across the way, but we were Iast minute add-ons and there was limited availability. We were pleasantly surprised with our experience at the Snow Cap Inn. Checking in was a breeze and the staff were all very happy and helpful employees. The room was fine - basic and clean. I would have liked a refrigerator, but we made do. The ice machine and vending machines are located off the lobby. The bathroom was tiny with the sink in the main part of the room, but the tub/shower was normal sized and decent water pressure (shampoo, conditioner, soap supplied). The maid service came around about 9 a.m. and, although I didn't need our room made up, they did swap out some towels for us.

We took advantage of the shuttle to the nearby slopes (South Ridge) and the Apres Ski at the Foggy Goggle. My husband snowboards and I wandered off towards the Outdoor Center to try out my new snow shoes. We both had a great time!

I should mention there is also a hot tub and fire pit out front, although we never did find time to enjoy them. Also, the lobby area is comfortably set up with tables, couches, and a fire place where groups could gather to hang out and play cards or whatever. A continental breakfast was offered there from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. (it was included, I assume for everyone).

For last minute groceries, etc. there is also a little market within a 5 minute drive from the hotel.

I would recommend the Snow Cap Inn as long as you aren't looking for luxury accomodations. Also, although we sometimes used the shuttle, the slopes and snow shoeing trails were both within walking distance (depending on how cold it is).

Room Tip: Perhaps ask about views...we looked out on the parking lot in front of the building.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank RuthD
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

The main sitting room has a gorgeous lodge feel. The room was average, shower was great, as was the hot tub. Heater in the room is very loud when it's running. Recess light in ceiling was falling out over bed. Great location and staff had fresh cookies and coffee/tea. Not fancy but it suited it's purpose with a friendly smile.

Room Tip: They have a few king size beds available if you ask.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank jlynn_2280
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Reviewed January 27, 2012

We are a 50+ couple and just got back from Sunday River to take advantage of a great ski package at the Snow Cap Inn. This is a cozy Inn with very friendly service. As we were checking in, two bus loads of students were checking out! So we really saw a total of about 10 other couples so it was very quiet. Yes you can hear doors closing in the hallway, so if it had been busy with kids, it would have been a different experience.
The rooms are very adequate with updated comfy mattresses and the towels were also new. The tv had tons of cable channels, so chilling out in the room was not a problem. There are two areas with couches and gas fireplaces. Breakfast is served every morning with coffee, teas, oj, cold cereals, hot oatmeal, raisin toast, bagels, english muffins, yogourt and granola. You won't go hungry! Every afternoon at 4pm the fresh baked tollhouse cookies come out, but be on time, they go fast. The hot tub was really great after skiing, although a bit awkward having to go through the lobby in your towel and although the view of the mountain was nice, it's right out in front of the parking lot next to the front door!
This is not a short walk as advertised, but literally a 1 minute drive to the parking lot or a quick efficient shuttle ride. Not much else to do at this resort or in Bethel, so go to bed early and ski your buns off!!

Room Tip: All the even numbers have a view of the ski hill, and the second floor would be quieter.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Sunday River Ski Resort, Bethel, ME 04217
Location: United States > Maine > Bethel
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Ranked #11 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Bethel
Price Range: $73 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Snow Cap Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 67
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