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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Salt Ash Hotel Plymouth
- Salt Ash Inn b&b