Hospitality in traditional surroundings. It's marvellous to go to a lodge/hotel that is not part of a chain and exactly the same as hundreds of others all round the world. This hotel takes you back to the days of individuality with wood panelling, large open log fires, cosy places to sit and bedrooms that are not simply identical boxes off long corridors. Bill Bauer, the owner and host, makes everybody most welcome and the atmosphere is more of a large, extended family house than a hotel. This is not to say that the hotel lacks amenities. In winter there is the heated outdoor pool and the large, indoor hot tub and sauna while there is a larger pool and sports courts for when the snow has departed. Inside, there is also a large games room. Summer or winter there is a marvellous bar with a variety of interesting beers (including local ones) that serves excellent food at realistic prices.
Despite having had many family holidays here (although solo on this trip) we cannot match the lenrth of time that other families having been going back to the Summit. Some of them now on to the third generation. I have always found the summit clean, comfortable and providing a good night's sleep. Room rates are competitive for the area. The welcome is always excellent from Bill, his staff and the dogs.
If you want something a bit different with traditional hospitality, give the Summit a try.
I look forward to my next visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Summit Lodge & Resort is situated high on a knoll, just minutes from the slopes of Killington and Pico. Enjoy our commanding views of Killington Peak and the surrounding Green Mountains of Vermont. The lodge's decor of antiques, hand hewn beams, barnboard, and fieldstone fireplaces all combine to provide a warm and friendly ambiance. The Summit Lodge is built for comfort, with two restaurants on premise, two lounges, two swimming pools (one heated for year round use), a large hot tub, and clay tennis courts ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Summit Lodge And Resort
- Summit Hotel Killington
- Summit Resort Killington
- Killington Summit
- Summit Killington