This review is long overdue.
This past March, I went up to Stratton for a couple of days of snowboarding. I drove up from NYC early Saturday morning and hit the slopes at Stratton at around 1pm. I took it easy figuring I would have a full day tomorrow. My understanding wife knows I love snowboarding and was kind enough to let me go snowboarding for a couple of days even though we have a one month old baby at home.
I checked in late at the Econo Lodge and took a shower looking forward to the first night of quiet sleep in a month. When I stepped out of the shower, I noticed a used towel hanging behind the door. Figuring the cleaning lady must have overlooked this, I didn’t think much of it and went to bed looking forward to hitting the slopes first thing in the morning.
Throughout the night I faded in and out of sleep scratching my thighs until it became unbearable. I quickly jumped out of bed and saw red marks all over both legs. Freaked out, I lifted my bed sheets and immediately discovered what I suspected was a bed bug -- see attached picture.
After I confirmed it was indeed a bed bug by comparing images online, I called the front desk. The manager on duty came to my room and insisted there were no bed bugs until I showed him the bed bug I had captured. We proceeded to look through all the bed sheets. After expressing how angry I was, especially if I were to bring this home to my wife and newborn, he accused me of bringing the bed bug with me. I was livid. I gave him an earful and demanded my money back. He reluctantly agreed. I proceeded to carefully pack everything into a trash bag to minimize the chance of bringing the bed bugs back home with me. When I went to the front desk to get my money back, he had the audacity to withhold $20 as a "cleaning charge". When I called him out, he quickly backpedaled and refunded me the entire amount.
Exhausted from a lack of sleep, I headed backed to NYC at around 3AM.
Having traveled to many places in the world and at times staying in questionable accommodations (a hut in the Amazons and a sleeper on overnight trains to small cities throughout China), this is my first encounter with bed bugs.
Needless to say, I would never stay here again and urge you to stay away from this place.
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