Your classic New England Inn A review of The Mountain Top Inn & Resort
We just returned from President's Day weekend stay at this inn and we had a fabulous time. It was skiing trip, so we left early in the morning to drive to Killington and returned around 5:30pm daily. I cannot comment on the onsite activities like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, however all other services we have used were excellent. Some highlights:
- We booked the trip last minute (5 days before we arrive) and got a cheaper than usual rate on our room. However this is on the condition that we move room mid-stay. It was handled flawlessly. We left our luggage in the old room before we headed off in the morning, by the evening the new key was ready for us at the front desk and luggage were moved to the new room as promised.
- They were a miscommunication between the staff and they messed up our dinner reservation at the tavern for the first night. However once they've found out they made up for it by letting us sit in the dining room and offering us both the tavern and dining room menu
- Room décor was pleasantly-homely with small touches of luxury (complimentary toiletries and clean, fluffy towels in bathroom)
- When we were there the inn was fully booked, yet the common areas never felt crowded
- Inn is kids-friendly, there were a number of families there last weekend but all were well behaved. Kids seemed to have fun riding on horse-sleigh and sliding down the snow-covered slopes at the back of the inn. I saw several kids watching cartoons on portable DVD machines in the dining room at night - I think they were offered by the inn to keep the kids quiet during mealtime. It worked since all of them had their eyes glued to the screen and the adults can enjoy the dining room atmosphere
- Complimentary breakfasts were amazing during our stay - they offered a buffet of French roasts/pancakes/quiche/potatoes/egg benedicts/sausage/bacon/scrambled eggs with cream cheese/smoked salmon/cereals/bagels/fresh fruits. Good that I was skiing everyday or I couldn't keep the extra calories off!
- No TV/cell phone reception at the inn, but who needs that when they provide a games room, a roaring fire and a large selection of magazines to read
- Free high-speed internet access in the lounge if you need to check your emails quickly
- Walls are not 100% sound-proof, sometimes I do hear my neighbors moving around next door. However this is a problem with all inns and B&B. It didn't bother me since I am so tired from skiing everyday that I passed out promptly when in bed
- Dining room is expensive but I think it's worth the price (around $45-50 pp with appetizer/entrée/one drink) You need to factor it in if you are going to stay there unless you are willing to drive out to town for dinner in the winding road in the dark
- Scenery is breathtaking - it's a bit far from Killington ski area (20 min drive one way) but it's worth it for the seclusion
- Staff always friendly and willing to help. We received everything we have been promised.
This is one of the few hotels/resorts I think they could have charged me more than the listed-price and I would still wanted to stay there. If you can afford it then go - you won't be disappointed!