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“Quaint, charming Vermont-styled Inn with great new family owners”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Salt Ash Inn

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Salt Ash Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Plymouth B&B and Inns
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“Quaint, charming Vermont-styled Inn with great new family owners”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2007

I was looking for a reasonably-priced place to stay near Killington and had originally booked a budget motel in Rutland when I came upon a listing that included the Salt Ash Inn. For just a few more dollars the Salt Ash offered a real Vermont experience instead of a motel on a main commercial road.

The new owners, Karla and Naz, could not be friendlier. They manage to at once be warm and friendly hosts inviting you into their home while at the same time offering professional service at every turn. The fireplace in the pub is great, their kids are sweet, and their dog is well behaved and friendly. After skiing, the hot tub in the courtyard is awesome (and seemingly new or at least spotless) though they may want to get some rubberized runners for the path leading to and from it from the main house; although the path was shoveled of snow it was still snow-covered and icy walking back in barefoot. The pool was closed for the winter.

We stayed in the Bay room which has a great big window overlooking the driveway and main road. It's a lovely room with great furnishings, though the bathroom area is a little small and rustic. Nonetheless, everything was spotless and well-maintained; two of us had no problems quickly getting ready to ski in the morning. Although the Inn has wireless internet, we weren't able to access it from the room, only in the pub where it worked great.

Breakfast is made to order; you order it the night before. We stayed two nights and had omelettes, banana pancakes, cinnamon french toast, sausage, juices, tea, coffee, fruit, and chocolate chip mini-muffins. Everything tasted great and we were stuffed each morning. We skied straight through both days without stopping for lunch or even a powerbar.

I'm not sure what renovations or maintenance the new owners may have done since the previous review, but the place seemed in tip-top shape. My girlfriend and I were sad to leave.

Stayed January 2007
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2004

My husband and I discovered the Salt Ash Inn while we were dating in college, and we have stayed there numerous times over the years. It's in a beautiful location, between Plymouth (Calvin Coolidge's birthplace) and Ludlow (home to Okemo Mountain), and a charming country inn. Particularly nice is the large fireplace in the public lounge/game room. We've stayed in many rooms, in both the inn itself and the carriage house nextdoor. Each room is unique; our favorite is the "Bay Room," named for its large bay window looking out to a hill next door. It's an especially beautiful room in the fall. The rooms in the carriage house are larger and more expensive, but not as charming as the rooms in the main house.

The problem with the Salt Ash is its discontinuity in ownership. Years ago its innkeepers were Glenn and Ann, a lovely couple with lots of local knowlege. The breakfasts were superb. The inn apparently has changed ownership twice in recent years, and although new owners continue to make Ann's famous granola, the inn has lost much of its charm. The pub no longer makes the Salt Ash Inn brew, and the each new owner seems to be new to Vermont.

Another feature, mentioned by the previous reviewer, is that the recent owners have been gay couples. The last time I checked the inn's website, photos and recipes were replaced by promotions for civil ceremonies at the inn -- instructions for hiring an officiant, Vermont's legal procedure, etc. It seems that the inn is now specializing in hosting civil ceremonies in its outdoor patio/pool area, and no longer concentrating on being a quaint counrty inn.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2004

We were delighted with this beautiful Vermont country inn, its casual ambience and its genial innkeepers,jon and jordan. It is located deep in the wooded hills of rural Vermont, yet very close to Killington and the popular village of Woodstock. The rainbow of colorful Adirondack chairs lining the front porch are the inn`s trademark and indicative of your hosts welcome to a diverse and friendly clientele. The lounge-pub area, with it`s circular fireplace, is warm and inviting and a popular gathering place for all. There are 17 rooms to choose from, some with atmospheric gas fireplaces. All rooms have names associated with this area of Vermont. We were in "Pico," a real charmer with a 4-poster bed, antiques, a spacious bath and sliding glass doors looking out onto the wooded hillside. We were also adjacent to the private pool and spa area which will be most welcome in the warm summer months. Everything here is pristine and nicely maintained. We also enjoyed a delicious and convivial breakfast in the quaint dining room. We hope to be able to return here often. If you`re looking for the epitome of a sociable Vermont country inn, this is where you need to be.

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Additional Information about Salt Ash Inn

Property: Salt Ash Inn
Address: Jct. Routes 100 & 100A, Plymouth, VT 05056
Location: United States > Vermont > Plymouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Plymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Salt Ash Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Salt Ash Inn is conveniently located near Killington and Okemo Ski Areas in Calvin Coolidge's hometown of Plymouth, in Vermont. We are just up the road from the Long Trial Brewery, and a short drive to Woodstock. The Inn is a very casual, home-style Vermont Country Inn, think about it as a home full of friends you haven’t met yet. The main building is rich in history and much of our furnishings are antique and rustic. The main building has been an 1830s stagecoach stop, a general store and even a post office. The Inn has undergone many updates over the years and recently underwent a major renovation after damages caused by Hurricane Irene. It now offers 13 uniquely decorated guest rooms (all with private baths, individually controlled heat, TV's and telephones with free domestic calls). We offer warm common areas for lounging or reading, a cozy rustic Country style bar with pool table, gas fireplace, and some of the most unique furnishings you will find anywhere. ... more   less 
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