My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights on a busy summer weekend. We liked the layout of the building and the spacious and attractive grounds. There are multiple comfortable common rooms on several floors on one side of the lobby. These include everything from a fireplace to piano to televisions, pool table, guest refrigerator, and sofas. It also includes the dining room where the included breakfast is served. This is a cooked to order hot breakfast with a server and several menu choices each morning. Not gourmet, but very nice. There's also muffins and much appreciated fruit salad. On the other side of the lobby are 3 levels of sleeping rooms. The rooms are somewhat small, but have nice bathrooms, a dresser, night table, and fan. Our room was very clean. There is no A/C, but the windows open. A balcony with chairs runs the length of the second floor. Each room has a door that opens onto the balcony. The grounds, next to Mt. Snow, are extensive. There's a beautiful pool with lots of seating. The woman who is apparently the owner is very friendly. She makes a point of going table to table to talk with guests at breakfast. At check-in she made a point of indicating that the common rooms were for partying, conversation, drinking, watching t.v., etc. and the sleeping rooms were for quiet. My wife and I were in VT to visit our daughter and attend a chamber music festival. All the other guests and thousands more in the area were there that weekend for "Tough Mudder." This is an international obstacle course event which raises money for charity. It attracts thousands of alcohol and testosterone infused guys and likeminded women, not a quiet group. The first night they chose to party in their rooms, rather than the common rooms, until way after midnight. The next morning at 6:30 they were up doing loud exercises in the parking lot beneath our window. So it was not possible to get close to 8 hours sleep. I had a lot of anxiety about the noise as we were returning from our concert late the next evening. But is was totally quiet the second night. I guess the Tough Mudders actually competed that day, then did their drinking and exhausted themselves out. I'm not a skier. But this looks like a lovely and comfy ski lodge for that season. It's certainly beautiful there during the summer, a really nice building with spacious grounds and pool. I'm sure the foliage would be awesome in the fall. So I would love to stay there again and would recommend it to others. My only caveat would be to check beforehand to see what event is going on there or at Mt. Snow while you are there in order to ensure that you are compatible with that particular crowd. The Mountaineer Inn advertises "Vermont Knitting Getaways." I can't imagine that the knitters stay up until 1:00 a.m. drinking, hooting and high-fiving each other every time someone makes a nice stitch. So perhaps I should go for one of their weekends instead of the Tough Mudders.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mountaineer has all the trappings of an authentic ski lodge with friendly, attentive service, delicious meals and an excellent location. Walk to Mount Snow's lifts, trails, events and Snow Barn or take the MOOver door-to-slopes (winter & Tough Mudder). 25 charming, uniquely decorated guestrooms each with private bath, await your arrival. Included with your stay is a hearty Vermont country breakfast. Delicious 4-course dinners are optional and we accommodate children and special diets. The fireplaced BYOB bar has a pool table and large-screen TV; enjoy a soothing sauna, or spend quiet time in the library. A 14-person outdoor hot tub provides a relaxing massage. Our large living room with its immense fireplace is a cozy place to gather to re-live the thrills and spills of a day on the slopes, links or trails. Welcome reception for all guests. All rooms have a 42" HDTV. Summertime finds guests enjoying our 64' heated lap pool surrounded by lovely gardens and gazebo. Lift & Lodging, Golf Getaway and Knitting Retreat packages available. Groups and reunions welcome; kids 2-12 free except winter weekends and holidays. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mountaineer Hotel Dover