Inn At Snowshoe
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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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... additional photo opportunities. The cabooses get set off on stub tracks beside the Greenbrier River... and then it's back to Durbin.
Walt had a chance to mount the cab and take pix there before we left and the crew were generous with their time in conversation. Seems the D&G is believed to be the likely private successor to the State as owner and operator of the Cass Scenic RR... and that the D&G (which is commonly owned with ...
... hold the camera steady while standing on a movable bridge so we took the train pics from solid ground. Then we rode the afternoon departure which included two restored Wabash cabooses now rented as overnite (or longer) lodging at the end of the (currently) usable track, about 10 miles from the terminal. It's a pretty ride, with plenty of curves to offer additional photo opportunities. The cabooses get set off on stub tracks beside the Greenbrier River... and then it's back to ...
... telescope to radio interference of any kind. Because of that, there is a ban on the use of all sorts of things -- including digital cameras, anywhere near the telescopes AND a complete ban on cell phone use -- and towers -- in the whole valley! Thus no cell phone service! I don't feel so bad now that I know it's for a good reason!
Walt would have to fill in the details, because I didn't take notes, but this telescope weighs 17 MILLION pounds. I think the ...
... br> We couldn't see the 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 ...
... is only sort of marginally cold enough, and I think tomorrow it will be time for a meal in a restaurant.
so much for my complaints. Today we drove from Chambersburg, PA, to Durbin, West Virginia. The last 50 or 60 miles were beautiful, and would have been even nicer if it hadn't been too cloudy to see what must have been spectacular views from 3700 fee high. The campground we're in Is adjacent to the tracks and station of ...