Since 1996, I've owned and run a Vermont based luxury adventure touring company. I can't begin to count how many site inspections and stays I've had at inns and hotels all over New England, the Adirondacks and the Canadian Maritimes. I mention this because researching hotels and restaurants is a part of how I make my living.
My experience with the Snow Goose In has been exceptional and I have brought many, many guests here from various parts of the world. The Inns three great strengths are the rooms, the breakfasts and Cindy Frere.
The rooms we use at the inn have everything I like to see in a New England Inn. They're nicely but subtly decorated and most of them have their own decks with balconies, large spa tubs and true wood burning fireplaces. The latter is becoming rare in inns because of the obvious need for extra insurance as well as the extra cost of wood, maintenance, etc. That being the case, its really a pleasure to know that one can come to the Snow Goose and enjoy a true wood fire as well as a soak in the spa tub.
Some inns tend a bit too much towards doilies and an over-abundance of decoration and knick knacks. The Snow Goose isn't cluttered like that.
Many inns have gone to fixed breakfast menus or, even, continental breakfasts. Cindy's breakfast menu is fairly broad and delicious. She offers the kind of breakfasts that few us have the time or energy to make when we're home.
Finally, there is Cindy herself. I think she was born to be an innkeeper. She is gracious and friendly but also allows us plenty of privacy and time to ourselves. She also has always extended herself to our guests - helping them with special arrangements, throwing wet clothes in the drier for them on a rainy day, etc.
In a perfect world the Snow Goose would serve dinner as well as breakfast. Otherwise, it has been the perfect inn for my tours. We have the option to bring guests anywhere we want and the Snow Goose remains our first choice inn in this area.
Obviously, I highly recommend this inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- High style and romance in Vermont's beautiful country setting. Nestled on 3 wooded acres at the base of Mount Snow in West Dover; Antique-appointed rooms, wood-burning fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, full country breakfast, wine and cheese. Pet friendly rooms available. Wi-fi, cable TV, private baths. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Snow Goose Hotel Dover