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Snow Lake Lodge
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Dover
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Used to stay here 20 years ago with ski group. Maybe my memories have faded but I seem to remember it being much better. Rooms very small - beds are really large singles - not queen size. Outdated and TV does not work very well. Looks like new motel like bathrooms were recently put in. Plenty of hot water. Walls, floor very thin - due to old wood construction. Indoor and outdoor hot tubs but not enough for number of people in the hotel in the ski season. Come early or late. Restaurant in basement - pretty depressing. Large groups mostly - buffet style. Food OK in the evening. Breakfast - seemed to be two types going on with a staff member policing. Groups who had paid for it got hot breakfast - eggs, bacon and potatoes - then there was also the bread, muffins. Those not with a group only got the bread it looked like. It was OK breakfast but not great. Coffee good however. Elevators extremely slow so a lot of walking up and down stairs. staff friendly however. Overall, it was OK for a weekend with a group, but would not chose it for myself.

Room Tip: Maybe top floor - no overhead noise. But then you have those stairs!
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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pioneerdonna, Guest Relations Manager at Snow Lake Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments about Snow Lake Lodge. I will share your compliment about the friendly staff with the manager. The continental breakfast included in the winter rates at Snow Lake Lodge consists of muffins/danish/toast, fruit, hard boiled eggs, juice, coffe/tea. If there is a large group in the hotel, it is possible that they arranged for a hot breakfast. Snow Lake Lodge is our basic, economy accommodations at Mount Snow and it is an older ski lodge; however it did receive a face lift 2 years ago including updating the bathroom fixtures and flooring. The majority of the rooms have 2 full size beds (double beds); we do not promote them as queen beds. I will pass the concerns about the elevator onto the managment and maintenance personnel; perhaps they can address slowness issues you mentioned.

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Just spent MLK weekend and everything was wonderful. The rooms were small but the beds comfortable & clean. the breakfast buffet was excellent. boiled eggs, bagels, cereal, coffee tea. oj... the staff were helpful AND the location was excellent. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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pioneerdonna, Guest Relations Manager at Snow Lake Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Thank you very much for posting your thoughts about the Snow Lake Lodge. I will pass them on to the staff of the hotel. We hope to see you back again soon.

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Overall our trip to Mount Snow was very enjoyable (Couple, 20 somethings). As for the Hotel, we were slightly disappointed with the "look" of the room at first glance and to echo other reviewers, the rooms are definitely dated from the furnishings, to the bathroom, to the bedroom(s), to even the TV (state of the art circa 1998). That being said the room itself was rather spacious (King Size Suite, Mountain Facing) with a medium/large sized sitting room and average sized bed room. For the most part the room felt clean albeit a little dingy from age. It was not noisy, however we did have a slightly annoying group of adolescent boys staying a few rooms down from us, which is to be expected and they were ultimately harmless after 10pm. The staff was always very pleasant and eager to help. We did not take advantage of the complimentary breakfast and did not eat at the Pub on site, but that was more a personal preference than anything. All in all the room was rather budget friendly, had a bare bones "ski dorm" feel to it (that might not appeal to all modern travelers, but it worked for us), and was a short shuttle or drive from the mountain & surrounding restaurants and bars. It is a hotel that you're only meant to sleep at, forcing you to explore Dover and enjoy the mountain surroundings. I guess that's not such a bad thing.

Room Tip: I would recommend a mountain facing view. With the deal they were running at the time it was any mor...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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pioneerdonna, Guest Relations Manager at Snow Lake Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. It is always helpful to hear comments from our guests. We appreciate your honest assessment of the Snow Lake Lodge. The property did undergo a facelift in the fall of 2010 (new flooring, wall coverings, bathroom fixtures/tile and more), albeit not a complete renovation. Snow Lake Lodge is Mount Snow's basic accommodation at the base of the mountain. It has a rich history and many loyal fans. We hope to see you back again and are happy you were able to see all that Dover, Vermont has to offer.

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

All of the reviews are accurate about this place except they do not highlight how great the staff is. All of the waiters and bar staff are so nice, and eager to please. The bar staff was great, giving us info on how to ski the mountain since it was our first time. If there is a problem, they go out of their way to accommodate. We ran out of dessert at our dinner and they actually went out to another hotel in the area to get us a gourmet dessert in record time. The rooms are kept immaculate, even though extremely outdated. The bathrooms are very clean and look like they were updated. Here are some tips - Bring earplugs. The walls are paper thin. Don't hesitate to call the front desk to quiet any disturbances - they do it! Use the shuttle to go over to the main lodge, it has a place to store your skis/poles on the back. If you have kids, bring quarters for the arcade games. The hot tub is a weird green color. It was a no go for us. The bar food is good - everyone liked the wings and cheese steak.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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pioneerdonna, Guest Relations Manager at Snow Lake Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We hear many, many compliments about the staff at Snow Lake Lodge and I am happy that you enjoyed your visit (and the wings and cheese steak at Walt's Pub). Snow Lake Lodge was built in 1962 and has undergone improvements over the years, including new bathroom fixtures and tile work in 2010. The housekeeping staff takes a great deal of pride in their work and strives to keep the property very clean. Management and maintenance will certainly receive a copy of your review - so that any hot tub issues can be addressed. The MOOver shuttle bus system is a great way to get around Dover and I am glad you were able to utilize the service. Thank you again for your comments.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Rooms are small n outdated. Enjoyed the lounge n bar area n got plenty of use out of outdoor hot tub. Walking distance to snow barn n mount snow.
Would def stay here again and recommend to others….........................................................

  • Stayed: December 2012
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pioneerdonna, Guest Relations Manager at Snow Lake Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2013

Thank you for your comments. We appreciate you taking the time to post a review. All comments assist us in providing the best guest experience possible. We hope to see you back at Snow Lake Lodge and Mount Snow again.

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We love Mount Snow. Have been there twice ths year. I think it's the best family skiing in the east. We usually day trip it. But this time we decided to go up the night before. The Snow Lake Lodge is seriously outdated. Rooms were tiny. Old furniture. Old spring mattresses. The room had poorly functioning heat. The toilet ran all night. And the breakfast the next morning was awful. If there is a next time, we will try the main hotel.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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pioneerdonna, Guest Relations Manager at Snow Lake Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2013

Thank you for providing feedback on your most recent family vacation to the Mount Snow. I am delighted that you and your family enjoyed all of the services. I do apologize that you felt we did not “wow” you at Snow Lake Lodge and appreciate the honesty. We do review all comments, as they are effective tools in assisting us in creating a memorable experience. As for the condition of the units, we are currently in the process of discussing the mattresses for this spring and other improvements. If you could please let us know what room you stayed in we can address the other maintenance items you mentioned and repair. Thank you again for visiting the Mount Snow

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stayed here for a cheaper hotel near Mount Snow. It was a great location, but the hotel itself was pretty poor. Very, very small room, it was pretty rundown, and needs renovating/updating. There was not much to do other then skiing, we saw one adults comedy club, but other then that there was nothing. If we go again we will most likely stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Snow Lake Lodge

Address: 7 Snow Lake Road, Dover, VT 05356
Location: United States > Vermont > Dover
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Dover
Price Range: $92 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Snow Lake Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located lakeside with spectacular views of the mountain, Snow Lake Lodge, Mount Snow's economy lodge with basic rooms, is a real value. A free shuttle will take you to and from the slopes and you are walking distance from a great evening of entertainment at the Snowbarn (open winter and some special events only). After a full day of play, take a soothing sauna or hop into the indoor or outdoor hot tub. Walt's Pub with light fare menu, schedule varies. Light continental breakfast included in the rates during the ski/snowboard season only, served daily 7-10 am. This is a non-smoking lodge. Features: 92 rooms. Indoor hot tub and sauna and outdoor hot tub. Free WiFi in common areas and the majority of guest rooms. Snow Lake Lodge is on the "MOOver" shuttle route. ... more   less 
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Snow Lake Hotel Dover
Mount Snow Snow Lake Lodge Hotel
Snow Lake West Dover

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