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Historical Traveler Reviews Honeywood Inn Stowe
I was fortunate to find the Honeywood when the Inn we usually stay in was fully booked. My fiance & I made the mistake of just arriving in Stowe, last fall without reservations, on a last minute whim. We went to the Inn we usually stay at, and they had a wedding and were filled, but they suggested the Honeywood, and it was a great choice. We have stayed in Stowe for years, and there are a lot of Inns., but most do not live up to the expectations of warm and friendly, most are cold and unfriendly. Thank you for suggesting the Honeywood, you definitely know your fellow innkeepers, and now we have an alternate Inn when you are filled, it is so nice to see that Innkeepers work together and are friendly with each other. Bill and Carolyn definitely live up to the standards of being real Innkeepers, also great food and rooms. I would recommend the Honeywood to anyone.
Wonderfull Warm Hospitality, in Quaint Setting, close to Ski Mountain
Coming from Vancouver, Canada to seek out the colourful fall foliage in the east, my girlfriend and I choose Stowe as our destination. We had heard good things about autumn in Vermont, and decided to do a tour of new England Inns. Upon arrival at the Honeywood, we were greeted by the wonderfull aroma of fresh baked oatmeal cookies, and hot Vermont Apple cider, which was a welcome reprieve from the cold damp October afternoon.
The Inn was quaint, as we noticed the abundance of warm fuzzy teddy bears to greet you at the front door of the gingerbread house. My girlfriend loves bears, and thought the atmosphere was very cute, making us feel very relaxed from our long days journey. We sat by the fireplace in the guest livingroom, and enjoyed a few cookies, cider and afternoon snacks, while chatting with the Innkeepers.
We had rented a 2 room suite, with a jacuzzi tub and a fireplace in the living room. The room was homey and nicely decorated. Not being familiar with the local restaurants in Stowe we received a very good dinner recommendation from Carolyn and Bill. In the morning we awoke to an outstanding breakfast of Eggs Benedict and distinctive homefries and we enjoyed chatting with some of the other guests at breakfast as we sat at one of the communal dining tables in the guest living room.
I would go back to the Honeywood, and recomend it to anyone looking for an Inn with a friendly warm atmosphere close to Mount Mansfield.
My girl friend and I just found the Honeywood on line, and were more than happy with our choice, as it was the best weekend we have spent in a long time. We booked a room with canopy bed and small fireplace, and were thrilled to find it had a whirlpool tub as well. The room was qauint with beautiful carved canopy bed, and the whirlpool tub was very relaxing after a long day of skiing. Carolyn and Bill are very friendly, and go out of their way to be helpful recommending dining, and going over all the other leasure activities available in the area, other than alpine skiing. We can't wait to return.
Great rooms and breakfasts
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Honeywood Inn and Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. It is on the main road leading to Mount Mansfield. The room was very quaint, quiet, and nicely decorated.
The made to order breakfasts were delicious. The French Toast is the best.
Carolyn and Bill make their guests feel right at home.
We're Charmed by the Honeywood!
The Honeywood is a wonderful place to spend time in Stowe regardless of the season. The location is ideal since it is on Mountain Road, near both the recreation trail (which is fabulous in all seasons!) and Mount Mansfield. The rooms are charming and comfortable. The hosts, Carolyn and Bill, are friendly and go out of their way to meet your every need. The breakfast is exceptional and always served with a smile. We particularly enjoy the apres ski gatherings - they provide a chance to mingle with other guests in a relaxed and light hearted atmosphere. The Honeywood is our favorite place in Stowe and we recommend it to all our family and friends. And if you are a bear lover, it's the place for you!
I was initially apprehensive staying here after reading the first few reviews. I contacted the owners and they replied immediately with reasonable explanations. This was our first trip to Stowe so I didn't want to waste time with mediocre lodging. I can say without a doubt at the end of the weekend that the stay was worthwhile, pleasant and all we expected. Carolyn and Bill, the owners of the lodge for 15 years are friendly and responsive. We arrived late on a Friday night and I was sure we awoke Bill for the check in but he didn't complain at all. He knew I had 2 young girls with me and gave me a choice of 2 rooms and proceeded to make up an extra bed for us while we unpacked. The morning homemade breakfasts were tasty and fresh and more than we expected. The girls especially loved the apple pancakes and waffles. However, the highlight for the kids, after a day of skiing was the afternoon fresh baked cookies and hot apple cider. Nice touch after a long day on the slopes, which were just 2 miles down the road. Carolyn had many suggestions for local restaurants and activities. The rooms were tastefully decorated and quiet and I couldn't find any problems with them at all. Overall we would not hesitate to stay at the Honeywood when we are in Stowe again.
We were at The Honeywood in Stowe last weekend, and it was wonderful. We were in the Lodge, a small 60's style motor-inn, with exceptional rooms. We had a room with wonderful canopy bed, small fireplace, and whirlpool tub in the bathroom. We particularly enjoyed the whirlpool tub after skiing, it was so relaxing and a really nice tub. The breakfasts were great and the hosts very friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend it for your visit to Stowe, I noticed other reviews, and I am shocked, they do not describe the Honeywood at all. They also have an Inn, which we thought was very cute, but my wife & I prefer the lodge with motor in amenities in room.
Loved the Inn & Lodge
My husband just called me to tell me a friend he had referred to The Honeywood had found these terrible reviews. We have stayed there for the past 6 or 7 years, and have loved every stay. The rooms are a good size very clean and tastefully decorated. We have stayed in all 3 suites at various times, and they are great, and very clean, and there definately are no fleas. I don't undestand the nasty reviews, as they are not the truth. The Innkeepers Bill & Carolyn are very friendly, work very hard, and the breakfast is great. PLEASE try them out, and do not believe the other reviews, I noticed they were anonymous, that should speak for itself Mary
Absolute Worst Experience!!!
We reserved a room for two nights in two weeks advance. We called them over 3 times to check the reservation and everything that came with it. After an 18 hour straight drive I surely was'nt ready for what was about to come.
The room that we were placed in was not the room that we paid for. When asking for our money back, they refused. The hot tub that they promised in they're web site was nothing more than a dingy bath tub. The rooms were the size of a big closet. The beds were squeeky and uncomfortable. The over all look of the hotel was like nothing else on the road.
We paid $411.98 for an hour arguement and a two hour stay to bathe and regroup to travel another 18 hours back.
The owners are not professional at all. They directed us to leave the property (without our money), they refused to show us any contract that they said we had signed, they accused us of sneaking behind they're office and stealing paper work while they werent looking, and they talked to my fiance like dirt.
The website and pictures are VERY DECEIVING, and the confirmations on the phone werent any better. Do Not Stay Here !!!!! Bad Idea!!!
Worst Service Ever
Beware of staying here. The innkeeper Bill is nasty, and doesn't want to be bothered with requests from guests. We paid nearly $600 for two nights in the jacuzzi/fireplace suite, and he snapped at us when we asked for more firewood, even offering to carry it ourselves...a measley 4 pieces were there to begin with. The room was filled with fleas, and when we asked him to fumigate/clean the room, he didn't mop/vacuum or change the sheets. We weren't able to use the jacuzzi the entire time, dirt was coming out from the jets. Upon checkout when showing him, we asked to be reimbursed for the lack of services, not fair to pay for a jacuzzi when it was unusable. He freaked out, yelling at us to leave his premises. Not apologetic at all, is an unethical innkeeper. Don't stay there unless you want to pay huge sums of money to sleep in an unhospitable environment with fleas and bathe in dirt.
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