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Guys ski trip to Killington - where to stay?

post #1 of 17
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Planning trip to Killington with my buddies - guys ski weekend - mid January 2008. We are planning to ski 2.5 days and stay three nights. None of us have ever been to Killington so we have no clue where to stay. We do not need Ritz Carlton-like accomodations, but we also do not want college dorm style either. Something clean and near or on the mountain, As of now, there are 4 of us, so we need either adjoining rooms, a suite, condo, etc....

Suggestions please....

-Scott
post #2 of 17
I've stayed at a Best Western in Rutland a few years back that had adjoining 2 bedroom suites. It was nice and was reasonably priced, especially with the AAA discount. About 15 minutes to the slopes and breakfast with make-your-own waffle bar included. THe guys I used to go with didn't stay there last year because the price had gone up a bit. Check it out.
post #3 of 17
Lots of places to stay at K-ton in every price range. For direct to lift access, the Grand Hotel is like all other former ASC Grand Hotels .. functional and trailside. When you just want to park it at the hill, this is where I do it.

That said, I'll put in a plug for a couple of friends from years ago - Bob and Pheobe Sardelli - who operate Mountain Sports Inn. Just up the hill and on the left when you turn onto the K access road. They provide comfortable rooms (an older "basic" wing, and a newer more modern section). Small lodge style property that is clean and casual. Bob and Phoebe will chat you up, or let you relax as you desire. Activity room and big screen for socializing with the rest of the guests and knocking back a few cold ones, or head up the road to the Pickle and Wobbly. I've always enjoyed the MSI. www.mountainsportsinn.com Not barebones and not luxe - just easy and enjoyable.
post #4 of 17
Inn at Long Trail. right across from Pico, great bar!
post #5 of 17
Turn of the River Lodge. Cheap. Close to Bear. Free cereal, muffins, and coffee for breakfast. I was on the third floor and turned the shower on and it took at least five minutes for the HW to come up but it did and it was indeed hot.
post #6 of 17
I second The Grand Hotel, usually cost a little more- but you can get fully dressed and walk to the lifts from your room. (They even offer a ski check at the exit door so you don't have to carry your gear)
You can usually score a package with tickets which can save you a little $ too. Nice outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, easy to go back and forth to the room mid day for whatever reason.
post #7 of 17
I've stayed at both the Mountain Sports Inn and Long Trail Inn on guys trips. Both accurately described above. Mountain Sports is on the access road close to the Rt. 100 end and Long Trail is on 100 just about a half-mile, maybe, north. It's right where the Long Trail and AT cross the road. Long trail has a good, sit down breakfast included, the bar is a great Irish pub. If you like Guinness and shepherd's pie, this is your place.

Last year we rented a 2 bedroom condo package deal with lift tickets for 5 guys. Not ski-in-ski-out, but a quick shuttle bus ride to the lodge and they have a hot tub/sauna building with a bar that was located just across a small parking lot from our building.

I liked having the condo because we could hang out and drink beer cheaply. Also saved money by eating in, we cooked a big steak and potatoes dinner. Don't get me wrong, I love the ladies, but those all guy ski trips are a lot of fun.
post #8 of 17
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I've stayed at both the Mountain Sports Inn and Long Trail Inn on guys trips. Both accurately described above. Mountain Sports is on the access road close to the Rt. 100 end and Long Trail is on 100 just about a half-mile, maybe, north. It's right where the Long Trail and AT cross the road. Long trail has a good, sit down breakfast included, the bar is a great Irish pub. If you like Guinness and shepherd's pie, this is your place.

Last year we rented a 2 bedroom condo package deal with lift tickets for 5 guys. Not ski-in-ski-out, but a quick shuttle bus ride to the lodge and they have a hot tub/sauna building with a bar that was located just across a small parking lot from our building.

I liked having the condo because we could hang out and drink beer cheaply. Also saved money by eating in, we cooked a big steak and potatoes dinner. Don't get me wrong, I love the ladies, but those all guy ski trips are a lot of fun.
No sheep was safe that weekend.


We have been doing a "guys weekend" for going on 25 years..we would rotate from area to area (Inn at Long Trail was in the rotation) finally for the past 5 years or so, we have been just going to The Barn at Mad River. There is NO BETTER place for a guys weekend. About an hour north of Kton, but you have MRG and Bush to ski. Betsy won't be around this year, but Craig and Vicky will be running the place.
post #9 of 17
My ex girlfriends condo. She has a sister too.
post #10 of 17
Since Killington is usually a day trip for me now, and I was in a ski house before that, it has been years since I stayed overnight at a motel/lodge/condo. So no personal recommendations. (Although I did stay at Turn of River Lodge probably 20 years ago -- it was funky but fun even then.)

I did notice the Killington website has a much more extensive list of lodging options than it used to.

I'd suggest first deciding if you want the access road vibe or not, and then perusing the listings. After you've narrowed your options, ask again - a more specific question might get more specfic feedback.
post #11 of 17
The wife and I stay at the Happy Bear for a weekend every year. It's abit rustic, inexpensive but clean and friendly. A couple of bars within stumbling distance and 5 min to the base. Love the BBQ at the Backroads about 5 min the other way and has a fun bar.
post #12 of 17
I too would recommend the Best Western Inn & Suites Rutland/Killington. They offer spacious condo-style accommodations. Also, they offer a Killington Ski Package, as well as a weekly Manager's Special, which can both be viewed on their website at http://www.bestwestern-rutland.com
post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks to everyone, I appreciate it!
post #14 of 17
I like "The Woods" at kilinton. I think thats what it's called. It's a little pricy but you get a condo with sona big living room and kitchen, and wirlpool bath.
post #15 of 17
The Mountain Sports Inn best describes what you're looking for. Give Bob a call. He'll take care of you. 1 888 422 3315.
post #16 of 17
don't wanna rain on this parade, but why not head north to Mad River Valley or something? the skiing;s better up in the snowbelt...
post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 
Ono - from a distance perspective, Killington is as far North as we want to go...I wanted to go to Stoew, but got nixed.
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