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Hob Knob Inn, Bar & Lounge
Ranked #8 of 23 Stowe B&B and Inns
St. John's, Canada
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149 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

While I cannot say much for Stowe the Hob Knob Inn was a lovely place to stay. The staff were friendly and provided us with local information at check in. We had a large room with plenty of storage. The bathroom and vanity are separate but there is a sink in both areas. The bed was just OK but there was an excellent shower.

The grounds were lovely and it was a very quiet area though if you opened your room door at night you could hear the peepers chirping(frogs), it was actually relaxing but could not be heard inside the room so did not disturb your sleep.

Breakfast was continental but very good, breads, juice, fruit, cereal and very delicious warm mini blueberry muffins.

While we enjoyed the Inn we had no luck with Stowe. It was off season and many restaurants and shops were closed. I have been to other ski areas that are in full swing all year round just different activities depending on season. After a long search we finally found Pie in the Sky a restaurant that was open. I had pizza he had sphaghetti and both were very good.

There was a coment about price on another review but this was one of the least expensive places we stayed on our 2 week road trip, under $100.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights over Memorial Day weekend. Great price and location. Rooom was very clean and comfortable. Upper floor rooms have private decks. Lower level rooms have their own patio with small table and chairs. Owners and staff provided great service. We would definitely stay at Hob Knobb again and would recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2012

I'm baffled by the positive reviews. Basically, it's an overpriced motel, and not a very clean one. No water pressure, heater didn't work (lows at night were in the 40's), my sheets were stained, and the blanket was old. The breakfast consisted of toast that tasted of freezer burn, old fruit salad, butter and grape jam (and only grape jam). The "own terrace" is a small cement slab on the parking lot.
The pictures they post have NOTHING to do with reality.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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North Scituate, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights. While not the most up to date, this is the perfect location for all things Stowe. Clean and comfortable. Because of the snow - 36 inches in 36 hours - we chose to eat at the Inn on Saturday evening. We were pleasantly surprised! My filet was cooked to perfection and the chocolate dessert was amazing. (Our waitress later told us her mother owned the bakery that made it!) Barbara, Kate and Sam were welcoming and fun. Will definitely return.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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East Lansing, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2012

We've stayed at a few places in Stowe and this is by far the best experience we've had. While the rooms are not the most modern, they are well kept and provide a comfortable stay and an at home feeling. If you're looking for a clean comfortable room after a long day skiing/exploring Stowe, there isn't a better value out there. What this hotel lacks in modern amenities, is more than made up for by its close proximity to the Mountain and, more importantly, the extremely nice and more than accommodating group of owners/staff. They truly care about the happiness of their guests and treat each and every one as if they are family. The on site restaurant that is open for dinner is absolutely delicious. Anytime we go to Stowe, we will definitely be staying at Hob Knob!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2012

Stayed here for 4 nights from Feb. 13th to Feb. 16th inclusive. We booked their Suite quite far in advance and were very happy with the Room. It has a full kitchen, large living room area with gas fireplace, good size bedroom with king bed & lots of storage area, bathroom with whirlpool tub and a separate powder room. The unit is heated using the Gas fireplace which has a blower and the room was always warm. A continental breakfast is offered which we tried one morning but found to be lacking ( not enough food ), so we made our own in the room. They have Wifi but for some reasom my netbook wouldn't connect properly in our room. It would connect in the lobby of the Inn which led me to believe the signal is not very strong. This was disappointing as we like to Skype. It was quite warm for February but we cross country skiied at Trapp Family Lodge in spite of the weather. I would recommend this place.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa Ont.
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

I wish I could say nothing but good things about the Hob Knob because all of the staff we met were gracious and kind and I hope my critiism will inspire an effort to do a little better. We spent two nights in mid February at the peak of the high season and I appreciate that the rooms at the Hob Knob are much less than at many of the other resorts but many small details at the Hob Knob that individually would be easy to overlook but in there totality left us dissatified.

The walkway to our deluxe room with fireplace was not shovelled but a narrow twisting path lead to our room. A musty smell overwelmed us on entry.The heating system was in fact the gas fireplace that lit up the room at all hours day and night making sleep difficult. The soap provided was tthe smallest sliver of soap imaginable. The only other toiletry was a tiny capsule of shampoo. No conditioner here. The toilet didn't work. The telephone in our friends room didn't work. The television must have been 30 years old. The room is in desparate need of updating.

The Hob Knob is very well located with a beautiful property and we had a great view from our room. The Hob Knob has so much potential as a great place to stay for adventurers visiting Stowe looking for basic accommodation, at a good rate, in a great location. I hope management can make this happen.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hob Knob Inn, Bar & Lounge
Address: 2364 Mountain Rd, PO Box 3363, Stowe, VT 05672-3363
Location: United States > Vermont > Stowe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Stowe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hob Knob Inn, Bar & Lounge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hob Knob is a family owned and operated inn, bar & lounge. Built in 1937 as the first ski lodge in Stowe, the Hob Knob is now completely restored. All of our guestrooms and facilities have been recently renovated for a comfortable home like feel in an original ski lodge. Each nights stay includes a free continental breakfast in our lounge.With 20 spacious guestrooms on 10 acres of land, a walking trail, pool, hot tub, restaurant and bar, 2 ponds and a plethora of wildlife the Hob Knob is the perfect Stowe getaway. ... more   less 
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