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Riverside Inn
Ranked #10 of 22 Stowe B&B and Inns
Brockville, Canada
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“YIKES....wouldn't take alot to update!”
Reviewed 24 May 2012

Stayed one night in May. We were very desperate to find a place as we arrived in Stowe early evening on a Saturday and vacancies were limited. A lovely lady from another B&B told us about this place as it belonged to her friend. The person who looked after us was very nice but save your 80 bucks and go elsewhere. It doesn't look like they have put any money into the place for awhile and it wouldn't take too much $$ or effort to "pretty" the tired place up. I was very disappointed to visit such a beautiful place like Stowe and end up in such a sketchy place...serves me right for not booking ahead!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

A big group of us (nearly 50 in all) rented the entire place. I must say that rhe rooms were small and not all of them had their own bathroom. The furniture and kitchen appliances were old. But the Riverside Inn worked wonderfully well for our group. The adults could move about freely and not worry about spilling their beer. The kids could run around making noise. You could throw your gear on the lobby floor and not worry that you were doing something wrong. You could watch TV, play cards at the living room table, hang out in the kitchen or discuss the day's skiing on a couch in front of the fire.

The owners Julian and Kay were genial hosts ready to try to accommodate our requests.

The drive to the Stowe ski resort took only 10 minutes up the Mountain Road. A shuttle passes every 20 minutes.

So while it isn't fancy, I would recommend the Riverside Inn for any group wanting a congenial place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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hampshire
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119 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Better places than this! Soooo smelly, muddy outside & outdated furniture. Old duvets & carpets.Needs some dollars invested in it desperately! Go elsewhere. Pleasant owners though.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Concord, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2012

This is a low end budget hotel so if your priorities are skiing and spending time with friends instead of sleeping, the Riverside is the place for you. Bed was OK and fortunately I had a room with a private bath. The room was tiny with no place for a suitcase but on the floor and I had to move the night table around to get light to read by the bed. The place is noisy with thin walls and most of the Inn rooms face the road with constant traffic. Good thing I sleep well with earplugs. Downstairs has a nice fireplace with couches and pool table.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

I stayed here in September whilst I was travelling through with a group on a Trek America trip.
I can't remember their names but the couple who own the house are very helpful and welcoming. We were a relatively large group but felt totally welcome and had a great time.
There are plenty of rooms with a variety of room types (double beds, single beds etc).

Located in a beautiful area not too far from shops, pubs and restaurants. Although the weather was not very forgiving when we were there, bikes were on offer free of charge if we wanted to use them, Also a number of maps and information was readily available.

There was 1 or 2 rooms that had en suites, the others shared bathrooms but that was no problem for us.

Kitchen, living room and dining area were perfect for us.
Overall I had a fantastic time. very homely and relaxing!
Definitely would come back if I was ever in the beautiful area of Stowe!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Ellington, CT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2011

My husband and I found this property while searching for pet-friendly accomodations so we could bring our pug on vacation. The rooms that allow pets are in the motel that is situated right behind the Inn. The innkeepers were very friendly and had our room ready a bit early so we were able to check in when we arrived in VT. The room and bathroom were clean. Everything in the room was outdated and little shabby, but for the price, it's what I expected. It was roomy and comfortable and we only used the room for sleeping anyway. The mini fridge and microwave were a nice surprise and the fridge came in handy. Another nice feature were the bikes that were chained outside, available for guest use. Since the Inn is right on the recreation path, they came in handy. We had to try out a few bikes before we found ones that had good air in the tires and worked properly (they get a little beat up by the end of the season), but the innkeepers got out the air pump from the garage, so we were able to pump the tires up. We spent a little over 2 hours riding the recreation path and stopping for photos and such, so it was very convenient to not have to worry about rental fees. The innkeepers were also considerate and did not vaccuum the room while we were out, since they didn't want to scare our dog who was in her crate when they came to clean. A warning though - the walls in the motel are very thin. We could hear the children running around and talking in the room next door and every time someone walked by outside, we could hear entire conversations. Overall though. it was a good stay and a convenient location, so we might go back.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2011

We stayed at the Inn for 3 nights on a very rainy weekend. The accommodations met our expectations. We stayed in the motel and the room was large (2 queens and a single) with a private bath. The other room we used was inside the Innn. It had an exterior entrance and was quite nice with twin beds and private bath. The innkeepers were very warm and welcoming. We had a dog with us and he was welcome anywhere. One evening we used the large table in the main house to eat pizza and play games. The innkeepers told us to make ourselves at home. They kept the woodstove burning for us and it was very nice.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Riverside Inn
Address: 1965 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-4769
Region: United States > Vermont > Stowe
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Stowe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Riverside Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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