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Accomodations Around Killington

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I am going to be up in VT on Sunday and wanted to stay somewhere near Killington to ski there on Monday.

Even with my Gold pass the resort owned rooms are a ripoff at $120-175 a night.

I have stayed at a few places on Route 4 and one on the access road but was wondering if you guys have any favorates?

I will be driving up from Okemo so I could stay somewhere on Route 100 if there are any options.
post #2 of 17
turn of river lodge has a bunk room if you're looking for cheap...
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
I don't want the cheapest thing around but something that is affordable and maybe a bar or fireplace in the hotel or Inn.
post #4 of 17
this might be helpful:
http://www.lastsecondclub.com/
post #5 of 17
The Long Trail
post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scalce
I am going to be up in VT on Sunday and wanted to stay somewhere near Killington to ski there on Monday.

Even with my Gold pass the resort owned rooms are a ripoff at $120-175 a night.

I have stayed at a few places on Route 4 and one on the access road but was wondering if you guys have any favorates?

I will be driving up from Okemo so I could stay somewhere on Route 100 if there are any options.
Scalce, my wife and I recently stayed at the Ramada on Main St. in Rutland -- it was really inexpensive ($60?) and included a pretty good breakfast with waffles, yogurt, some fruit. About a 10 minute drive to Killington. There was a pool, too, and the rooms were large and nicely appointed. I wouldn't call it ritzy, but a lot of skiers were there. One warning: make sure you get an upstairs room (it's 2 storeys). It's an older building and the first night we stayed downstairs and I could hear footsteps upstairs. Once we moved rooms to upstairs, which the hotel was pleased to do, it was absolutely terrific. Good, super-hot bath/shower water, a cinema and shopping strip closeby. Sorry, no info on bars (non-drinker).
post #7 of 17
Mountain Sports Inn on the access road. Everything you're looking for. 888 422 3315. Ask for Bob. Tell him the other ski bum from Rhode Island sent you.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by paul jones
The Long Trail
Agreed. Great bar.
post #9 of 17
our house is close to the long trail (on route 4 just before pico)... have not stayed there, but the bar is good and the food is decent. very easy access and convenient to both killy and pico.
post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the suggestions.

Now the question is what base lodge to park at on a Monday morning.


hmmmmmmmmmm
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
So where is The Long Trail?

Is it a bar or an Inn?
post #12 of 17
Thanks MAC, we booked the Mountain Sports Inn.

We've never skied Killington, except early season (i.e. 3 runs open). Does anyone have any recommendations on how we can ski most of the mountain in one day? For example: at Sunday River, we hit Barker and Spruce early because they track once the masses wake up (unless 80 gazillion race teams are training then we avoid Barker), then decide to head to White Cap and work our way back or head to North Peak and start peak hopping all the way over to Jordan. Thoughts???
post #13 of 17
I'm no Killington expert, but ski there a few times each season. I get there early and snag a spot near what ever the Killington base Lodge is now called which is where the K-1 (summit) gondola is. Be in the gondola line at 7:45 AM (sometimes it runs earlier on powedr days), do laps of the gondy until the Canyon quad opens, laps on the Canyon quad until the trails are skied off or get crowded. I usually head over to Super Star quad for some laps there depending on the snow that lift is usually quick if you use the singles line.

From Super Star I do laps off the Sky Peak chairs and sometimes the South Ridge triple if there's snow. I'll hop over to Bear during lunch for a few laps of the OL chair while the line is short. Before lunch is over I'll sometimes migrate over to Snowdon if there has been natural snow to ski the powder bumps on some of the neglected trails over there like Great Bear and North Star or do some of the glades. At 3:00 PM or so when the hill is devoid of snow and mainly glare ice I quit and go to Yoshi Sushi for some beer and sashimi for lunch.

Avoid Ramshead: big lines, chair stops a lot and except for one glade the trails aren't that interesting. No need to ski at Snowshed as it is all novice stuff except for a snowboard park.

I have never used the Skyship gondola on RT 4.

I hope you have a fabulous time. The Mtn Sports in is a fun place to stay. Ask the owner about Killington strategy he has been skiing there for 25 years.
post #14 of 17
The Long Trail is on the left - Rutland to access Rd - top of the hill. It is located at the base of a cliff with the bar built into rocks so they are in the bar - like the floor. It is rustic unlike other access Rd motels. I go to Vermont to be in Vermont not Long Island. Worth a try!
post #15 of 17
Chances of getting a room at the Long Trail inn are slim to none on a busy ski weekend. However the rustic fireplace suites and the irish pub are tough to beat. I always like Mendon Mountview inn myself

Alfonse
post #16 of 17
If memory serves, they serve a good breakfast, included with the room at Long Trail.
post #17 of 17
Alfonse is right - probably too late for the Long Trail. Better keep going to MRG, Stowe or Jay!
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