Inn At Snowshoe
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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.
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... bed-and-breakfast. After getting settled into our room, we were getting ready to head out for dinner when we saw Steve and Loye checking in, along with their friends Luis, Mary, and Phil. We knew they were going to Snowshoe the same weekend as us, but we didn’t realize they’d be staying at the same hotel. After they got settled in, we all headed for dinner in Marlinton. After dinner, we socialized for a bit in the common area and then headed to ...
... br> The Climax is one of three known to still exist in the whole world; another is under restoration at the Cass RR, about which Linda wrote yesterday. The Climax design sports a single piston on each side of the boiler, mounted diagonally, with the force transferred thru a series of gears to two trucks under the firebox-and-boiler and two more under the (integral) tender. The wheels are small -- maybe 18 - 20 inches in diameter -- which ...
... derelict but is probably NOT beyond hope, as the Cass has thriving restoration/rebuilding shops. -- The D&G also supposedly hope to add some 4-6-0 Baldwins for use on much of the (hypothetically) restored-loop, though the grade and the switchbacks on the Cass between Durbin and Cass would probably rule out use of any much-heavier locomotives there.
As you can undoubtedly tell, ww thoroughly enjoyed hearing about all this and learning more than he knew before about a ...
... train, but we could still hear it, and thought it was coming our way. Then the sounds got fainter and then stopped. Then we heard a whistle and more train sounds, so we waited, but they stopped again. We decided to wait five more minutes, and our patience paid off. The train eventually came around the bend, and we got some more pictures.
Back to the station for lunch and shots of the next train leaving. Then we headed back toward our campground.
On the ...
On the way, though, we decided to stop at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, which just happened to be right on our way. What an amazing place! i don't know if all of the tour guides are as good as the one we got or if we just lucked out. She not only knew her spiel and did it so well that it didn't sound canned, but she had answers to all of our questions. And Walt threw quite a few her way!
One point that particularly caught ...