Inn At Snowshoe
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On Sunday, with the convention pretty much over for us, we rode up to Cass, WV, to ride the Cass Scenic Railroad, one of the premier scenic train rides in the country. Cass operates with Shay steam locomotives, having 7 in their livery, the most of any railroad in the country. They really work these engines with the 9% grades that exist of several sections of the road.
... out I-66 like I knew the way. The engine was 'soft and smooth' -- product of 11,000 miles of Alaska and Back. Doing 70 to 75 on the freeway no longer causes frogs to jump around in my stomach. I stay in the left lane so I have an 'exit' should anything happen (ever been in the right lane on I-66 out of DC ? Its a mess...). I now know enough to take Route 15 around Gainesville. I skip the first ...
Today we drove along twisting switchback roads, through the George Washington National Forest, over the mountains, into the Monongahela National Forest, to the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park in West Virginia.
The drive was lovely, it looks like the foliage is already beginning to change colour, especially in West Virginia.
The Cass line was built in 1901 to haul lumber to the mill in Cass. The ...
Tomorrow is our last day at Snowshoe. We've had such a wonderful time. I wasn't expecting Snowshoe to be so nice, and the skiing was actually good for this area. Chad and our family will defiantly be going back, but we won't be staying at the Summit in condo 102C again! There's a food, wine, and jazz festival around Chads bday in August, maybe we will go back up ...
Today we took Adison skiing for the first time. There was a big snowstorm last night, and it has lasted into today. The wind is brutal, at about 40mph, with 15 degree temp. Not exactly ideal conditions, but we are just happy there's some good snow. We decided to go to Silver Creek to start Adison out, she wast a big fan of the wind. At first she didn't want to ski, but we sort of forced her ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsInn At Snowshoe
For a budget-friendly, but still great stay at Snowshoe, consider the Inn at Snowshoe at the base of the mountain about 6 miles away from the main skiing area. There are shuttles that run between the Inn and The Village/Silver Creek at the top of the mountain, so staying at the bottom isn't a problem. In fact, it's kind of nice to not have to drive up the mountain in poor weather - let the experienced shuttle drivers handle that. And they keep to the schedule quite well so no long waits if you know the schedule. The staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful and the Inn has most amenities - there is a restaurant, bar, and ski shop. The WiFi in the hotel, however, is rather poor. No reception in the rooms, so you have to go to the lobby to get signal. Also, note that there is pretty much no cell phone reception (AT&T supposedly has some reception although its unreliable) anywhere, since all of Pocahontas County is a federal quiet zone due to the nearby National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Complimentary breakfast buffet was quite good and there was a good selection of warm and cold food available. But most importantly, there's also a pool and two hot tubs - great after a chilly day of skiing to relax and warm up. The hot tubs are directly adjacent to the pool, so if you get overheated, you can jump right in the pool, cool off for a bit, then get back in the hot tub to warm back up, all without ever getting out of the water. All of this for quite a bit less than what it costs to stay at the top of the mountain. We plan to come back and stay here again. My only complaint is that there was no refrigerator or safe in the room so its hard to save money on food by bringing your own.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.