West Dover, VT 5356
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Maureen R.Price Point$$Helped?0Dec. 21st 2017
Pulling up to the hotel you will immediately notice the attractive rustic exterior (The Christmas lights and decorations were still up in late March which was a bit strange). I enjoyed the rustic theme to this hotel, as well as the laid-back, mountain themed rooms. The fireplace, comfortable reading and relaxing areas, and comfortable dining area added to the ambiance. This inn is great for those looking for a quiet, relaxing time. If you are looking for a more upbeat atmosphere, you are probably better off staying somewhere else. There were not many people around during our stay. In addition, the town of West Dover was very quiet with not many opportunities for entertainment (outside of the ski resort and a few local restaurants and bars). If you are looking to just relax, sit by the fireplace with a few drinks, or read then the Kitzhof Inn will be great. In addition, skiers will love the free area shuttle and indoor hot tub after a long day on the slopes.
Our room was rustic themed with wood paneling, which was great for enhancing the relaxed mountain atmosphere. On the downside, the room was extremely tiny. The bathroom was probably the smallest I have ever seen. There was no bathtub and the shower head was very low. My 6+ foot boyfriend had a very hard time fitting in the shower, and this usually is never a problem. The toilets need to be fixed as they have to be flushed twice. There is no hair dryer in the room, which was an inconvenience. I never thought of bringing one with me as they are usually provided for guests. There is no fridge or microwave in the room, although there is one available in the BYOB bar area. Another inconvenience is the absence of an in room coffee maker. Although here is coffee and tea available upstairs all day, the staff acted a bit funny when you went to get a mug so maybe it was only supposed to be for staff. A coffee maker by the bar area or in the common room would have been a better alternative to the strange upstairs location. Hopefully Kitzhof makes some changes in the future: every little detail counts!
Room rates vary depending on the season and number of people in your party. For the current winter season, a room for 2 people would have cost $103 per night. We found a Groupon deal for 2 nights for $115, which is a pretty good deal for an inn in the New England area.
The following is a list of improvements that I feel the Kitzhof Inn could make to improve the quality of stay for all guests: turn up the heat during the day, turn up the heat of the hot tub, add hair dryers to each room, be more inviting and welcoming to guests, include a larger assortment of breakfast options (maybe a few side items), and perhaps place a coffee maker in the rooms or common room area. Overall, the Kitzhof Inn was a good value for what it is â€“ a quiet, relaxing inn. For what we were looking for on this trip â€“ peace and relaxation -we definitely got that. Although the staff was a bit absent and reserved, the amenities are decent, the rustic setting was nice, and the proximity to town activities was convenient.