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“Yes you do get what you pay for”
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Snow Lake Lodge
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Dover
New York City, New York
2 reviews
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“Yes you do get what you pay for”
Reviewed 27 December 2011

My husband and I stayed at Snow Lake Lodge for 4 nights (December 23-27) and fortunately we didn't experience the "frat house" feel that other reviewers experienced. We weren't expecting much because of the price we paid compared to what our friends paid to stay at the Grand Summit Lodge during the same period as us (we saved $730!)...The Snow Lake Lodge is not fancy and it is old so don't expect plasma tv's, wi-fi in the room etc...What you do get is a basic room that is clean, small but quaint, quiet, well maintained considering how old the place is, with a friendly staff. The location of the lodge is very convenient and the "moover" shuttle bus comes every 15 minutes so you do not need to drive to the slopes. Also, all the restaurants a very short drive away...We didn't see or hear anyone running or shouting in our 4 night stay and we thought the lodge was too quiet considering the place was almost sold out during the Christmas week. Breakfast is minimal and very basic (cereal, donuts, bagels, coffee, juice, tea...). The heat in the room worked very well and you get to adjust the temperature...If you are looking for a clean and economical place to stay, I would recommend this hotel but if you are looking for a luxurious hotel with a spa, activities, etc. then you should look elsewhere.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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West Dover, Vermont, United States
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Reviewed 25 December 2011

The pub in Snow Lake Lodge is now open upstairs & AWESOME!!! Bartender very friendly, drinks were reasonably prices, food was delicious & there was a pool table & huge TV in a full wall of windows over looking Mount Snow!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Newton, NJ
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Reviewed 14 October 2011

Went up for Octobrewfest and to show our support for the Deerfield Valley area that was devastated by Hurricane Irene. Check in was smooth. Rooms were very small but clean; furniture way to large for space. Although the parking lot was full, the halls were quiet. We were a little disappointed that the restaurant/pub was closed so no food or coffee available....a bit of a pain. Lodge is geared towards the ski crowd I guess.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 May 2011

I stayed there with a special last minute disocunt rate for there 17 dollars special ski day, The staff and check in process was smooth and freindly. The room had a view and was a reasonable size, it was clean.
The hotel appears to have a had a quick make over, but the furniture and even bedding was clunky and not all of it worked. The bathroom was clean. good shower pressure, bare bones soap and shampoo. As was the cable selection.

Breakfast was very weak, no yogurt or fruit, they claimed they had tried those items but they did not work?? Fruit even worked in Animal House.

The outside hot tub had a nice view, but it was scary with all mold and algae. Lots of garbage; beer cans and butts around it. They were still not picked up the next day.

There is no sound proofing in the hotel, but it is old. The problem is the guests treat it like a frat house. Lots of party central types in the hall ways. There was garbage,debris, and parts of the hotel strewn all over the halls at 8 in the morning. the stuff was still there when I checked out at 10 AM.

I think a little staff pride would go a long way and might quiet the Animal House atmosphere of the guests.

You can get a better deal elsewhere,

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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 February 2011

Run/ski fast the other way. If you are a family or you are used to average to above accommodations this is NOT for you. This is for a cheap place to sleep and ski thats it. The elevator smells like vomit. The kids run up and down the halls, people have yelling conversations in the halls. The rooms are tiny. The bar downstairs is just an embarrassment not sure why they bother only they charge 7 dollars a drink (Tip: BYOB and liquor) at the Ski Barn next door drinks are 6 dollars. The place is really a disaster it amazes me a nice ski mountain like Mt. Snow would allow crappy disgusting accommodations. One positive good parking.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Snow Lake Lodge

Property: Snow Lake Lodge
Address: 7 Snow Lake Road, Dover, VT 05356
Region: United States > Vermont > Dover
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Dover
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,936 - ₹ 8,904
Hotel Class:2 star — Snow Lake Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located lakeside with spectacular views of the mountain, Snow Lake Lodge, Mount Snow's economy lodge with basic rooms, is a real value. A free shuttle will take you to and from the slopes and you are walking distance from a great evening of entertainment at the Snowbarn (open winter and some special events only). After a full day of play, take a soothing sauna or hop into the indoor or outdoor hot tub. Walt's Pub with light fare menu, schedule varies. Light continental breakfast included in the rates during the ski/snowboard season only, served daily 7-10 am. This is a non-smoking lodge. Features: 92 rooms. Indoor hot tub and sauna and outdoor hot tub. Free WiFi in common areas and the majority of guest rooms. Snow Lake Lodge is on the "MOOver" shuttle route. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Snow Lake Hotel Dover
Mount Snow Snow Lake Lodge Hotel
Snow Lake West Dover

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