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Recommend any lodging for Stowe?

post #1 of 10
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Trying to narrow down a place to stay for Stowe. Since I'll be driving I figure I'll just drive to the mountain each morning (any reason I shouldn't?)

 

It seems there are some more affordable options, but pretty consistent complaints around things like poor wifi, noisy plumbing/heating, etc... while some of the alternatives are like double the price.

 

Could anyone provide any recommendations or help point me in the right direction of narrowing down my decision?

 

- Any reason I should consider distance from mountain? Any reason I shouldn't be driving to the mountain each morning?

- Wifi is important

- What about breakfast? Some offer (mainly continental) breakfast, but is it a) offered early enough and b) even worth considering? Won't exactly pack the energy you'd need for the day!

- Any have a slightly more social aspect to them? Common areas that are actually used, to meet people, etc...

- Can't say I care about style/how outdated it is, but I would expect clean

 

Anything else I might be missing?

post #2 of 10

Stowe motel, basic motel decent rooms, Northern Lights nice place rooms seem to be about same as Stowe motel, Northern has indoor pool and hot tub, small bar, common area and I think a breakfast with it.

post #3 of 10
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Yes I was looking at Northern Lights - seems 2nd highest rated on Booking.com. Unfortunately I was turned off by their own site which had... practically nothing on it :(

 

I assume that all the places that do offer breakfast, offer it early enough that you can eat + get ready/leave and arrive at the mountain for open?

post #4 of 10

I think with the time frame you have said you are going to Stowe/Sugarbush you could probably just stop in to a place like Northern and see what it's like and decide then if you would want to stay. I don't think anyone is going to be booked solid especially during the week. I have good memories of Northern because a few years ago I had arranged a 2 night stay over the 1st week end in April for a bunch of us ski instructors from Middlebury Snow and the owner was very flexible with us in terms of rooms. He let us set up our "band" we have in the lounge/bar area and we all had a blast. Oh you can get good eats/treats at the Edelwise variety store as you go up the mountain road, it's the last store (on the left) before you get to the mountain, nice baked goods etc.

post #5 of 10

When I skied Stowe I was contemplating splitting my time between Stowe, Sugar, Smuggs, and MRG. I ended up spending all my days last week at Stowe but I wanted a little flexibility so I stayed in South Burlington, at the South Burlington Travelodge. Something like $58 bucks a night, free breakfast at 7 which gives you plenty of time to get to Stowe by 8 for openers. Cheap and gives you equidistant journey to most of the Mad River Valley ski resorts. 

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Hmm I was looking around and there is the Golden Eagle Resort, whch nobody mentioned. I juts called them and they gave me a rate of $145/night which also includes lift tickets for # of days less a day. Given a lift ticket is roughly $85 discounted... seems like a really great rate. Anything I'm missing? Has anyone stayed there?

post #7 of 10

The Golden Eagle can be a mixed bag. Rooms in the main hotel are nice, but there are some questionable ones in the satellite buildings that are terrible. I believe they annexed a neighboring hotel years ago and the other hotel was not as nice. The cafe is a great place for breakfast whether you stay there or not.

 

I have long been a fan of Ye Olde England Inne which as a good restaurant and one of the best pubs in town. The rooms in the Bluff House are particularly nice.

 

The Mountaineer is a good option with great prices. It's clearly a little older and worn-in, but perfectly serviceable and the guy at the front desk also doubled as the bartender so the lobby had that communal common area feel you mentioned. The have hot tubs if I remember correctly, and it's a short, easy drive to the mountain.

 

Sun and Ski has some good but basic accommodations. It's usually cheap and it's walking distance to some decent food and bars.

post #8 of 10
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I ended up staying at (and am still here!) Golden Eagle after all. I am in the main building, and it's doing very well for me. I'm happy!

 

They also have daily lift tickets for $80 which also beats the 3-day lift tickets from Liftopia for $242... hmmm!

post #9 of 10

I meant to post that The Golden Eagle is pretty nice, nothing special, but not bad at all... and right across the street from our shop.

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
 

I meant to post that The Golden Eagle is pretty nice, nothing special, but not bad at all... and right across the street from our shop.

What's your shop? Already been to O'Gradys and Pie in the Sky :)

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