Haven't been back to Snowshoe in over 20 years, didn't know what to expect. I will review this condo building here but I will do another review of several since we had friends at almost each building in the Village.
Expedition Station - Didn't know what to expect since there were not really many pictures online of this place. But, the few that I found were right-on. Very nice, modern furniture, size of a hotel room so it was tight for 2 adults and 2 teenagers. No room to entertain for a few happy hour drinks so we always had to meet friends at Senecca instead.
As stated in the other reviews the bed is low, but not box spring on the floor low, its the European model type, encased in a box, it was very comfortable. The pull out was a regular pull out, not comfy but works. Flat screen was great, dresser was clean and new looking, kitchenette was perfect as I don't cook on vaca, full microwave, half refrigerator, no freezer, sink, garbage disposal, 2 full burners, Coffee maker, Tea kettle, toaster and kitchen utensils, plates, cups and pans.
The bathroom was modern tile on the floor, long glass shelve to hold toileties, large mirrow, very clean shower no mold or mildew, hair dryer, wide shower curtain, roomy. The only complaint, the towels were fluffy white but they shed so white towel dust was everywhere. No fan in bathroom, might want to bring one as it gets very steamy.
We had a slopeside room, view was awesome, could see 3 lifts and people everywhere on the slopes learning how to ski. I was originally worried about slopeslide as I read the reviews about the noise from slow blowers. But, we were smack in the middle of the building, 314, and I noticed there were 2 snowblowers on either side of the building so we did not hear them much. I think I woke up 2 times briefly from it in 4 days, my kids and hubby heard nothing, We did hear and see the snow mobiles leaving and returning but we would race to the window to watch them:) The windows were large and very well sealed. We opened one to get fresh air.
The heat/ac worked great and I used both, just have to turn it onto Auto to turn it off for awhile as it is the sould of loud forced air, but the system is very good.
Equipment lockers are located on the 1st floor, need a key. There is a door from the inside and one from the outside. So we would leave our skis/poles and walke down in our boots, get our gear and go right out the outside door and ski away. Some people left their boots in the locker but I like my boots warm in the room to put on.
There is no lobby, just an elevator room when you first walk in. 1st floor has a 2 couch and flat screen tv right in front of the elevators but I never saw anyone hang out there.
Ice machines worked great. But ran out one day when we lost power for 5 hours.
I will be writing a review on the actual Snowshoe resort where I list Allegany Springs, Rimfire and Senecca as well as restaurants etc...
I would recommend staying here as it was modern and comfortable compared to all of the other buildings had very dated great grandma furniture. It is also very central to everything.
Housekeeping: was friendly but not that great, they only change towles and pick up trash. I had to call them to reclean the bathroom when we got there as it had pee stains on the toilet seat and had them revacuum as there were debri and crumbs everywhere. The turn around time for them is quick so I think they bypass alot of hygene cleaning. Luckily I brought antibacterial wipes and I wiped all of the door knobs and handles down, which made me feel alot better:) There also 2 stains on the carpet which should have been shampooed but housekeeping said there was not dry time since it was a back to back room, meaning- one family checking out / another family checking in.
Power: The entire mountain lost power for 5 hours, then the backup generators lost power, so we did have to walk up and down the stairs and thank goodness we had our flashlights on our Iphones.
Cell/Internet Service: Forget it, get over it, you will be disconnected, not even Starbucks has it:( After day 2 we all got used to it and just dealt with it, meet here, meet there etc etc. Option 1 to make calls, get a calling card for 5 bucks 2 hours and use any phone for free. Option 2 there is none. Every phone at every building is free to use to call any room for free, each room has a phone number. Tip: I did get wifi here and there and each time my phone downloaded all emails etc I was also able to get online at certain spots because I have ATT, my phone would ding when I hit those spots, in front of elevators, downstairs lobby at Rimfire, 3rd floor elevator area at Expedition Sta, Hearth room at Senecca and lucky for me right side of the bed in my room.
Parking: Sucks!! One small lot next to building, always full. 2 huge lots across the street from Senecca, nevery plowed. Unload your stuff in front of buliding with a luggage cart, have two people take the stuff to the room as the carts are wobbly and its very windy there, our cart fell over and our stuff went flying...than one person parks the car and leaves it forever. It will be encased in a coat of ice, bring scrapers and a shovel. If you don't have 4 wheel drive, rent one, you'll be spinnin in the lot and will need help otherwise.
Medication: Bring it, my son ended up with a fever for 24hours, there is no pharmacy, doctor etc, luckily we had advil that he used up:(
Best tip: Bring snow boots, no other shoes work there. Dress attire, is sporty ski wear, no one dressed up for any resturant. This is an upside down moutain resort, everything is on top of mountail so very windy, bring lots of Hats/Gloves/2nd coat in case your first one zipper breaks, my daughters did, we were lucky we had backup.
Check out my Snowshoe review on the resort and other buildings...Have fun!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering junior studio, two bedroom, two bedroom with den, and three bedroom condos, Expedition Station's contemporary styling offers a completely new lodging alternative for guest at Snowshoe. Junior studios and two-bedroom units are equipped with an efficiency kitchen. Junior studios sleep 2-4 people, with a select few that only sleep 2 and some units will have a pull-down Murphy bed. All units are air conditioned. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Expedition Station Hotel Snowshoe