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Olympia Lodge
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Manchester
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Olympia Lodge is a family run hotel that in my opinion is the example of how other small businesses or family run businesses SHOULD run. The way they greet and treat their guests is like those very nice neighbors inviting you to their home and making you feel welcome. This is not a 5 star enterprise but it is a very nice place to stay. The home made breakfast to me was a highlight. Its amazing how much effort they put to make sure their guests are comfortable in their place. The rooms are clean, the owners are very friendly and professional, the included breakfast is a HUGE PLUS and the hospitality is unheard of. I would recommend anyone taking a trip to that part of Vermont to stay at this place and save your money from overspending at places where you are just a number. I take a trip with my wife up there for skiing in the winter and we finally found a place to stay every year. Great place!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

We stayed at the Olympia for the second time over President's Day weekend and once again had a great time. Cute and cozy, you will feel right at home while staying at the Olympia. Whether relaxing by the fire or enjoying an Old Fashioned at the bar (yes, they had all the ingredients necessary!), the Olympia is a great find in Manchester!

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

We randomly decided to spend a night in Manchester VT when the weather turned bad. Read some reviews and decided to check out the Olympia Lodge. Was greeted by the owner Sal at the front desk and after a brief conversation realized we both grew up in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Small world. Both Sal and his wife, Trish, really make you feel welcome, and provide great advice about the area. Sal helped us out with a dinner reservation at Ye Old Tavern, which had really good food.

This is not a fancy 5 star hotel, and doesn't pretend to be one. The room was spacious and clean, and the made to order breakfast was tasty. There is a fireplace and a small bar in the Lodge, that adds to the relaxed atmosphere of the place.

Overall, we had a very good stay, and can recommend without hesitation. We hope to visit again.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Olympia L, Manager at Olympia Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2013

Hi guys, thanks so much for taking the time to post a review.
It's very rare to have someone just walk into the Olympia and find out they grew up just a few minutes away. It was great meeting the both of you and talking about Sheepshead Bay. It truly was a magnificent place to grow up. Hope the rest of your trip was fun. We look forward to seeing you again.
Thanks
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

We stayed here for a long weekend over MLK weekend. Trish and Sal couldn't have been any nicer! Granted, it's not a 5 start hotel, but the rooms are very clean, the breakfast is made to order, and I can't rant and rave enough how accommodating everyone is. Whatever you need, Trish will make sure you get it along with other recommendations of where to eat, where to go shopping to get the best ski deals, etc. You're about 20 minutes away from Stratton Mountain, and 5-15 minutes away from some very lovely bars and restaurants. We recommend The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Bar. The downstairs is a nice restaurant, and the upstairs is a pub (with tables as well). We're definitely going back.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Olympia L, Front Office Manager at Olympia Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

So glad we were able to help make your weekend so enjoyable!! It nice to be able to get away and have a fun weekend with friends. Let us know if we can help with planning another trip to Vermont anytime soom!!
Trish

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Reviewed February 4, 2013

After reading the great reviews of the Olympia we decided to try it out for our first "big" ski trip, and am I sure glad we did! From our first inquiry call to when we reluctantly said goodbye, Trish & Sal made us feel welcome, comfortable, and treated us like longtime friends rather than the VT ski trip novices we really were. With their help, we got the best deal possible on Stratton lift tickets, had all the great local/insider advice on the slopes/lifts/lodges/logistics we could ever need, and had a lot of laughs at the end of the day reliving the adventures next to the fire with them & all the guests!

The kids & I LOVED the generous breakfasts Sal & Trish served us. After a full morning of skiing I was still pretty full and didn't need to eat lunch. Everything -even the toast- was special!

The rooms are large, extremely clean, and unloading/reloading is a cinch for the downstairs guests. Their location is ideally close to all the shopping and dining in Manchester, and an easy 15-20 minute ride to the slopes.

In summary: Outstanding hospitality, Ideal location, Reasonable rates, Highly Recommended. I have a feeling we'll be back to try some hiking in the summer or fall.

Room Tip: Downstairs at the end of the hall worked great for unpacking/repacking the car. 10 steps. Downstair...
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Olympia L, Front Office Manager at Olympia Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

Hey Jim,
It was so nice to meet you and your family. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in the BIG MOUNTAINS!! Sorry to say your going to have to come back because the kiddos are now going to want to ski the big slopes all the time!! Maybe next time our kids will get to hang out?
We are looking forward to your next trip to Vermont!
Trish

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

The Olympia is always our favorite part of a trip to Vermont. Sal and Trish are great innkeepers and make everyone feel at home. We spent yesterday afternoon après ski in front of the fire. What could be better?

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Olympia L, Front Office Manager at Olympia Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

Hey Jean and Hank
It's always so nice to see you guys relaxing in front of the fire.....Hank you do a great job keeping that fire going!! (you have a promising 2nd career as an innkeeper). Hopefuuly the time between visits can be shorter. We really enjoy seeing you.
Trish

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

We've been visiting the Olympia lodge with our kids and friends for 8 years now and we wouldn't think about staying anywhere else in VT. Sal and Trish are wonderful, caring hosts who make us feel right at home in their lodge. The rooms are clean, fees very affordable and the ambiance is fun, festive and very Vermont. The lobby has seating for you, your family and friends in the warmth of a great fireplace. We highly recommend visiting and know you'll go back. We are already talking about our next trip for this season!

Room Tip: Talk to Sal or Trish and they'll set you up. We wanted a room near the door for loading/unloadin...
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Olympia L, Front Office Manager at Olympia Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2013

Hey Tom, it was great to see you guys again this year. It's always a good time. Lots of Laughs!Looking forward to your next visit!! Send our best to Debbie.

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Address: 7259 Main St, P.O. Box 606, Manchester, VT 05255-9312 (Formerly Olympia Motor Lodge)
Location: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Manchester
Price Range: $131 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Olympia Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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