Originally Posted by cspsskiguy
The Red fox Ski Dorm,which is at Smugglers fits the bill.It might be a little far to drive,but it might be what you're after.Nothing fancy,but the food is decent,and there is a good bar about 100 feet away(200 if you're walking back)>
Since the notch is closed staying at Smuggs and skiing at Stowe would be way more than "a little far to drive".
There are a couple of ma/pa motels in Morrisville about 15-20 min north of Stowe and a couple in Montpelier/Barre,about 45 mins. Nothing super cheap tho.
I didn't think the Vt State dorm was open anymore but if it is, Epic's suggestion would be the one.
The Bush and Stowe got some nice powder(8-10" at the Bush) on Sat but the rainey weather that followed has pretty much changed all that so going north might not help that much.
If your hell bent on coming you could do the Bush and stay at the Golden Lion, Hyde-Away, Garrison or the Mad River Barn for pretty cheap but not "dirt bag" cheap. Maybe $50-60 a night for the room. Go to www.madrivervalley.com