My wife and I decided to use our time share points to visit Ascutney Mountain Resort in September 2012 before we become new parents in December. We wanted a place to relax, be comfortable, and have easy access to day trips and sight seeing.
Check in: Fast and efficient. The staff member offered local directions, help with our luggage (our room was on the top floor and as other reviewers have mentioned, there are no elevators), and was very welcoming.
Our room: we booked a two bedroom villa as we thought another couple were going to travel with us, but we ended up travelling alone. My first words were "holy crap! It has an upstairs!" Our villa had a large flat screen tv, a smaller tv in each bedroom, 3 a/c units, a fireplace, WiFi, a great kitchen with all new appliances, a great view from the patio, 2 full bathrooms.... I could go on. Not your typical hotel room. Oh, as for beds, there were 2 singles in one room and two doubles in the other.
Location: less than an hour from many great sights and flavours of Vermont. We would recommend Fox Hollow Tavern, Sagebrush farm, the Dartmouth College campus and Manchester.
Amenities & Grounds: I'll be honest, the sight of the closed ski hill is a bit weird if not creepy but hopefully this is temporary and new owners will come in. The lawns were all mowed, trimmed and I didn't see a single piece of garbage on the property. The fitness center is a stand-alone building but we just drove to and from because the mornings were a bit cool. The pool was nice and warm and very quiet every morning. Not a screaming child to be found :) We didn't use the gym but the equipment was extensive. The beaver pond on the property was very cool and made for some great photo ops.
Food: we only tried the food one night and weren't very adventurous. The chicken fingers and wings were pretty good, but nothing extraordinary. Too many restaurants to try and we liked to save $ by cooking in our room.
Complaints? I'd have to be creative and say maybe put more toilet paper in the washrooms and get your money back from the company that installed the tile in the kitchens and bathrooms. That's about it. Most of the grout was cracked and some tiles were soon to follow. Too bad.
Awesome place to take a family to relax or see Vermont in day trips. Not a 5 star glitzy dreamland, but a comfortable resort for those in need of rest and relaxation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax and unplug at Holiday Inn Club Vacations® Mount Ascutney Resort in Brownsville, Vermont. The peaceful resort is perfect for couples’ getaways and fun outdoor-oriented family vacations. Enjoy spacious hotel-suite, condo-style 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom accommodations from 970 to 1,600 square feet including two-story villas. You’ll love the living room and in-unit washer/dryer. And save money by preparing family meals in your full kitchen with cookware and dining table with tableware. Plus, Wi-Fi and parking are free! The resort has everything needed for quality Vermont vacations. Enjoy indoor and outdoor pools, Sidewinder's Arcade, racquetball and The Maple Kitchen featuring local cuisine. The Climb Fitness Center offers the latest exercise equipment, group fitness and yoga, an indoor pool and basketball court, plus massage services. Explore the beautiful outdoors of Vermont with hiking and biking trails right from the resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Club Vacations Ascutney Mountain Hotel Brownsville
- Holiday Inn Brownsville
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