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“Cozy Vermont Inn, perfect for a relaxing getaway”
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Snow Goose Inn
Ranked #4 of 12 Dover B&B and Inns
CT
1 review
“Cozy Vermont Inn, perfect for a relaxing getaway”
Reviewed March 1, 2009

We recently stayed at the Snow Goose Inn (our 7th time) for a two night getaway. As always, Cyndee went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and memorable. A warm fireplace, a clean & cozy room, excellent food, and 8 inches of fresh snow! What more could you ask for a trip to VT?

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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New Jersey
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Reviewed February 23, 2009

This was our first time staying at the Snow Goose Inn, and we definitely will return many times in the future.
We walked in at 5:30 PM on a Thursday after checking out of a room that was not what we expected. Cyndee could not have been more acommodating. She showed us the room and told us we could look
around the inn before we decided if we wanted to stay. It took us about 2 minutes to say yes. We met
some of the other guests right away and were enjoying wine, cheese, and good conversation in front of
a warm fire. What a great beginning of our wonderful 4 night stay. Delicious breakfast, wine and cheese,
friendly guests, clean charming room, warm fires, and most importantly our gracious innkeepers, Cyndee & Ron, made this a wonderful experience at this lovely country inn. Thank you for your hospitality.
Norm & Josie Neill

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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new york city
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Reviewed February 22, 2009

We could not of had a better experience. My husband and I stayed at the Snow Goose Inn surreptitiously. The Friday before we had a very bad experience at a friend's sharehouse, so at 6:00 am on Saturday we called around to see if there were any vacancies in the hotels/BBs near the mountain. We were blessed to find a vacancy at the Snow Goose Inn. We arrived before 7 am basically "off the street", we got a room with a fireplace and a bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. Having come from the sharehouse this place was like heaven to us. Cindy was more than hospitable. I am 5 months pregnant and had only slept 3 hours the night before. She more than made us feel comfortable and welcome. She offered us breakfast THAT morning, which we were only supposed to get breakfast the morning after our stay. The smell of fresh muffins coming from the kitchen was wonderful. She made me tea and settled us into our rooms. The breakfast is fabulous. There is an actual menu that you can choose from, fresh fruit, fresh homemade muffins and fresh homemade whole wheat toast. They use local produce. It was delicious!
The location of the Snow Goose is also great. It's down the block from the entrance way to Mt. Snow. I could not recommend this B&B more. Enjoy your stay and tell Cindy Michele says "hello"!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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connecticut
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Reviewed February 22, 2009

This may sound like an over exaggeration. It is not. If you are looking for a charming, Vermont bed and breakfast with a great location to a ski mountain, The Snow Goose Inn would rank enough for a high recommendation and this review would be done. But that only scratches the surface of what makes this Inn so unique and incredible.
To start with, if you read the reviews from other guests you will notice one common word over and over..."Cyndee." Cyndee, along with her husband Ron are the Inn Keepers, but so much more. From the moment you walk in, until the time you leave, you are welcomed with the kind of ambience one might expect from your favorite Aunt or friend. Cyndee has that unique gift of making you feel right at home and accommodating your every need. For example, there is an open refrigerator policy stocked with juices to Pelligreno. There is a basket of her famous blueberry muffins left on the counter for anyone to enjoy. Every night, she serves wine and cheese by the fireplace
in the living room. But what makes that even more special is the great conversations that spontaneously happen among the guests...and Cyndee. Even my normally shy, soft-spoken teenage daughter was engaged and fascinated by the night. To continue with the the above and beyond details of this Inn, The rooms have fireplaces in them. Okay, so do a lot of places.(I recently stayed at a place at another ski resort with a fireplace in the room that sold Duraflames for in the lobby for $7 each.) So what makes these fireplaces any better. Again, it comes down to Cyndee and he staff. Every day when we arrived back from skiing, the fireplace was cleaned and set up with new logs and starters. A new pile of wood was also provided to feed the fire. The rooms are equipped with jetted tubs which helped my old back after a rigorous workout on the slopes.
Had enough yet? Well here is the best part. The breakfasts are to die for. Cyndee, a graduate of culinary school and comes from a family of restauranteurs, makes the absolute best breakfast one could ever desire. The bacon is made with a hint of brown sugar. The eggs Benedict are made with a unique blend of lemon and spices. My wife ordered them every breakfast, and she is a picky eater. (sorry honey, but you are.)
And Ron made my 10 year old son's hot chocolate and checked twice to make sure it was just the right temperature. He actually stood and watched him take the first sip and then asked if it was ok. Yes this is a small detail, but your stay will be filled with these small pleasant details.
In summery, you will feel at home, you will feel comfortable, you will be cozy, warm, and deliciously fed. You will feel compelled to spend an hour and a half (if you type as slow as I do) typing a review on the day after you get back instead of getting back to your normal life.
If you do decide to go, and a I hope you do, Give Cyndee a hug from me!

Seymour and Jamie, Ct.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 19, 2009

This inn is a very charming and comfortable place with many things that make it special but the first and foremost of these things is the innkeeper, Cyndee. Her gracious warmth makes you feel immediately comfortable and welcome. Her goal is to make you feel at home and at that, she is very successful. Our first planned day of skiing did not work out because of the weather but Cyndee had a myriad of suggestions of things to do, places to go, directions on how to get there and even offered to lend us snowshoes if we chose to take a winter hike.

The surroundings are lovely and very clean and comfortable. The rooms are each furnished differently with a nice selection of antique furniture pieces throughout. We stayed in room 11 with a king bed, a double Jacuzzi tub and a wood burning fireplace. The fireplace was ready for use every night; all we needed to do was light it.

The breakfasts are outstanding and everything is made to order. Others who have posted here on Trip Advisor have mentioned the homemade blueberry muffins. They are absolutely the best and served warm from the oven. Another special touch is the wine and cheese that is served in the early evening, accompanied by interesting conversation with other guests and of course, with Cyndee.

If you are looking for a place for a relaxing and romantic weekend in Vermont, we highly recommend the Snow Goose Inn. This may have been our first visit, but we can assure you, it will not be our last.

Mark and Karen
Baldwin, NY

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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new jersey
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Reviewed February 18, 2009

The Snow Goose made our father son weekend getaway a joy. Cyndee is a wonderful host who is willing to accomodate your needs with a smile. Her staff takes their cues from her and follows through nicely. With my 7 year old son it was nice to be able to walk into the kitchen for a glass of juice in the middle of the night. Another nice touch was having the computer available for guests. Breakfast in front of a wood fire was nothing short of incredible. Ejnoy!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
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New Jersey
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Reviewed February 17, 2009

This inn was very nice. While the room we were in was ok, the others we got to see were well decorated and very cozy. The inn is presented to you as your home away from home. The breakfast is very good and the wine/cheese at the end of the day is a nice way to wind down the day. The kitchen is left open if you would like to help yourself to a cold soda or make yourself a cup of tea. The family room fireplace is a nice place to gather around and chat with other guests. The unique quality about this inn is the owner does not live on the premisis but lives behind it in a seperate home. This allows the guests to feel comfortable and relaxed as they do not feel as if they are intruding on the owners personal space and possesions. This makes the inn especially inviting. The location is excellant in view of Mount Snow less then a mile from the entrance to the mountain. We very much enjoyed this inns hospitality and how comfortable we were made to feel. I would very much recommend this place.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Snow Goose Inn
Address: 259 Route 100, Dover, VT 05356-4405 (Formerly Shield Inn)
Location: United States > Vermont > Dover
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Dover
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Snow Goose Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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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