Inn of the Six Mountains
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We are spending the day in Whitehall. We want to do some boat chores then tour the Skene Manor, a Victorian manor built in 1874 that is undergoing renovation.
Whitehall's claim to fame is that in 1775 Benedict Arnold commandeered a schooner owned by Philip Skene (owner of the aformentioned manor) which became the first ship of the American Navy. ...
It rained buckets last night! But the morning dawned clear so we fired up the diesels and headed south down Lake Champlain. On our right we passed Fort Ticonderoga. On our left were the Green Mountains of Vermont. The farther south ...
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... town that we will return to later to paruse. We continue a few more miles to Quechee to enjoy a wonderful lunch at Simon Pearce. Simon Pearce is a famous hand blown glass company based here in Vermont. They have a great restaurant overlooking the Ottauquechee River with a glass blowing factory in the lower level. Oh, they also have a store filled with glass for sale too. Lauralee found the store. Our next adventure - time to see a real maple syrup farm. We follow the signs to ...
New England its AMAZING, honestly, one of the most beautiful and natural, i ´ve ever seen.
Everything its green, and fresh, with long and ¨heavy¨rivers, my town was in NH, but we were all the time in Main, Vermont, Boston..
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Claremont it was in the middle of nowhere, without stores, ( only a few small ones), only one movie theater, and one bowling ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Inn of the Six Mountains Killington
Excellent family hotel
we stayed here for 9 days from 8th february (my wife and 3 children -8, 11 and 12 yrs). We thought it was an excellent family hotel. Children loved the swimming pool. Very close to the slopes. Breakfast was sometimes a little crowded but if you have children that wake up early its not a problem!
Food in the evening was very good and excellent value. Mexican restaurant next door also very good.
Thought that the hotel was excellent, plenty of thing to do whilst not on the slopes. The staff were extremly helpful, and the breakfeat was to die for. Apple cider and cookies waiting for you when you coming in from a hard day on the slopes. Rooms were nice. Nice open flame fires upstairs and downstairs.
We liked the Inn of the Six..
Stayed here for four nights in mid December 2004 with my wife and 4 year old daughter. We used it as a base for skiing in the Killington resort and had a great time. We arrived on Dec 14th and it was snowing hard. It was great to walk into the lobby with a roaring fire and we had a very nice welcome from the young lady behind the desk. Just the way a ski lodge should be. The room was pretty much a carbon copy of others I have stayed in in the US: two queens sized beds, big TV in cabinet, small en suite bathroom. Some things were starting to look worn and I thought that the place could do with a refurb before too long. We found all the staff very polite and helpful. We ate out on the first night at Casey's Caboose down the road... and regretted it: Terrible service and food, a shame because I had fond memories of the place from 1995! The next three nights we used the Inn's own restaurant and enjoyed it. After tiring ourselves out in the snow we just couldn't be bothered to go out for food. The evening meals were pretty good and reasonably priced. We were first into the restaurant in the evenings and we did notice the waitresses were a bit reluctant to stop chatting and start serving! But once they got on with their jobs they were attentive, especially to our daughters needs. This was especially true at breakfast when they took the trouble to microwave her porridge (oatmeal) just the way she liked it. The breakfast was pretty plain but ample. My only real complaint was that there were no warmed plates for the hot food at breakfast, so it was cold by the time you got it back to the table. On my last morning I tried to warm one myself by running some hot water out the coffee machine over it, until I realised people were staring at me! We didn't use the bar. We all enjoyed the pool and found it clean, well maintained and a nice temperature. My daughter made friends with a boy her age and they enjoyed playing in the hot tub together. There were lots of happy looking children at this hotel and I would recommend it to anyone with a family. I have to say that when we stayed the dollar had just suffered a slump and as a result we found prices incredibly cheap, which certainly added to our enjoyment of the holiday. On our last night we noticed the hotel was rapidly filling with Brits, again probably as a result of the exchange rate. I would say two thirds of the people at breakfast on our last morning were British, most on package tours. So don't be surprised if you go all that way and meet someone that lives in your street!
This place was just okay. We were supposed to stay here for the week, but checked out after one night. The room had definetely seen better days, the couch was torn, bedspread dirty, bathroom dirty and rundown. Just not a well kept place. The picture of the room on the website looked nothing like the deluxe room we received.
Recently spent 3 night here. The reason I booked it was the great rate of $250 for 3 nights. Sounded like a great deal to me. Its a fairly good looking hotel on the outside. Its website was very accurate.
However, there were minor things about the place that bugged me. First, the room had no air conditioning, just a fan that was quite loud when turned on. So if you go in the summer months or late september and experience over 70+ temperature it could feel a bit stuffy. I understand that their main business is during the winter months so it might not be too important to them. The shower in the bathroom was probably half the size of a normal shower and once the shower curtin is closed it becomes very dark. I know I'm picky. The indoor pool area was nothing special. After a day of hiking i decided to use the hot tub. Well it should be called 'luke-warm tub' and also the entire area had an overwhelming odor of chlorine, especially the hot tub, that burned my eyes. Needless to say my blue swimsuit mysteriously turned gray the next day after drying and i used the hot tub that one time only. The continental breakfast included instant coffee. The room, a king size, didnt even have a pad or pen to write anything down. True these are all minor complaints but if they corrected some of these things it would have made the stay much better.
However, if you want to stay at a sensation place I would highly recommend The Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, about 20 minutes away. Truly beautiful,
we stopped to take a look and the staff was extremely gracious, giving us a tour of the inn and strongly suggesting to us to wander anywhere on their grounds. Came back the next day for a great lunch served outdoors on their patio. Now this truly felt like being in a luxurious resort. Wouldn't hesitate a bit to stay here the next time i'm in killington area. It's more expensive but seems worth it.
My boyfriend and I stayed here before the prime ski season and had a great time. (You can get a great deal if you stay before the peak season - we stayed at the end of Nov). We did not eat in the restaurant, but the lobby was nice and the room was great for the very reasonable price. The mountain is only a minute away and there are cute 'Vermont-y' bars and restaurants in the area.
Clean and spacious. Dinner was excellent. Excellent service to meet my families needs. Two pools that my kids loved. We have stayed in Killington before and found this property to be far superior. Third floor rooms had skylights that let us see the stars at night.
The first night of our stay, our 2 year old soiled the sheets. After a whole day out on the second day, we came back exhausted, got in our pj's and unmade the beds to find the one bed still soiled YUK! (it was blatantly soiled). Also disappointing was the continental breakfast.
There was fruit loops,cheerios and juice. Nothing else. And the wall paper is peeling in the bathrooms. Definitely not the three stars AAA gives it. Obviously they haven't been there in a while. No one ever addressed my concerns about those dirty sheets.
Top nosh with friendly staff
We are going to the Inn of the Six Mountains for the 3rd year running for our ski trip.The main reason being the quality and friendliness of the staff and the resturant. we never had a bad meal cooked to perfection and very reasonable. In fact our worst meal was dinning out at more expensive resturant were they could not get rid of us quick enough. I think it was because we had a child under 2. So if you are thinking of staying there I would highly recommend it.
Avoid the restaurant and be prepared to be treated with contempt if you have a complaint !!
My wife and I stayed in this hotel in August 2002.
On our first evening we took the set meal in the hotel restaurant. The main course was highly unsatisfactory - the vegetables were not cooked and both meat portions were inedible - My wife was did not eat any of her meal at all. When the server cleared up we were unsure of the procedure to complain.
I decided to raise this as an issue with the front desk the following morning. The gentleman on duty seemed quite concerned about our complaint, took a note of our room number and said he would "look into it and sort it out".
However when we checked out a couple of days later the young lady on the front desk had no record of our complaint, so I proceeded to again quietly and diplomatically describe it. This received a completely cold unsympathetic and totally uncompromising response. Our conversation very quickly fell into a loop in which she was only prepared to challenge me on what procedure I would have taken to complain in any other restaurant. No matter how much I tried to argue that as were guests in your hotel, and had dined in your hotel, and had brought the issue to a colleague's attention, then this was surely rather a different circumstance to a ordinary restaurant not attached to a hotel. But no, in her view, I had not carried out the correct procedure and I should have made my complaint at the dining table. This conversation continued to go nowhere for some time and she clearly had no interest in following up or even making a note of our problem.
What was particularly galling was that while I was loading up the car, my wife overhead the young lady in question speaking about the incident to a colleague including the comment "we have our standards".
I am not sure what "standards" the young lady was talking about, but I would like to pose the following question - do the "standards" of the Inn Of The Six Mountains include serving sub-standard meals, not properly recording or following up guest complaints, and treating guests with contempt.
I emailed the General Manager of The Inn of The Six Mountains on my return home but did not get the courtesy of a reply.
We had a great vacation visiting all six New England states. The quality of accommodation, food and service was outstanding throughout with the glaring exception of this incident which left a very sour taste.