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June 3, 2008
Rancho Cucamonga, California
May 19, 2006
It's a beautiful spot in the Green Mountains where it's lush and woodsy. There are plenty of places to eat and stores to shop in right at the resort. They offer plenty of activities for children and adults—even teens have their own places to hang out without parents! Burlington and Stowe are close by and make great day trips.
The units are all condominiums or town homes. The unit we had was a three bedroom with over 1500 square feet of space all on one level. Most units have full kitchens and nice big living and dining rooms. I believe all units also have washer/dryers that make things very nice with a family. Smuggler's Notch goes out of their way to make the stay a great adventure. The kids can be at camp and the parents can have their own time to explore, which makes a vacation fun for everyone! I highly recommend this spot for a great family vacation in Vermont!
From journal Summer at Smugg's
Concord, New Hampshire
January 4, 2006
Best Things Nearby:Burlington and Lake Champlain, Cold Hollow, Trappe Family Lodge, the mountains, Stowe.Best Things About the Resort:This is a large resort situated on a beautiful location. It was off-season when we were there, so many of the activities and amenities were not open. I would recommend going during peak seasons.
Resort Experience:Our unit was fabulous! Large and spacious. The master bedroom had a king sized bed and a TV in the bedroom and one in the bathroom over the whirlpool bath. The second bedroom had a queen and two single beds! Also a TV. There was a washer and dryer in the second bathroom. The kitchen was fully stocked--there was a dining area, and a living room with gas fireplace and another TV. Very comfortable.
From journal A Snowy October Week in Vermont
Glen Burnie, Maryland
December 15, 2005
We went for Thanksgiving week. It snowed, but the snow school wasn't opened, however we sledded and snowboarded (we brought our gear) for free. They had a fun zone on-site for the kids to do balloon bouncing, huge slides and mazes, along with all kinds of games to keep all ages busy. It had two pools, one outside and heated at 82ºF, and one inside with a slide. The restaurants weren't that great. However, we went to Smuggs Inn for Thanksgiving (we had a car accident on-site-so the staff drove us to dinner and the convenience store. They were great). The two bedroom we stayed in was one of the largest places we ever stayed. The second bedroom had two twin beds and one full sized, and two closets.
We stayed in the condos off the main campus. The master bedroom was large, had a great view, a large bathroom, and a tub with jets. The balcony afforded us a beautiful view. The kids loved playing hide and seek, as the unit was so large. They even give you a locker to keep your ski gear, and have ski camps for the kids so mom and dad can relax. Also, the place is very remote, with no cab service or shuttle service. We had a car accident and would have had to pay $75 to get to the rental car picked up, so we stayed on-site until the car was fixed and the staff accommodated us. The Hillside Collision Garage was gracious in driving me to pick up groceries and with great service. Even with the accident this was the best Thanksgiving we ever had, the people in Vermont were helpful and wonderful.
From journal Smuggs for Thanksgiving--Best Time Ever!
October 14, 2005
From journal Vermont Calls
September 5, 2005
From journal Smuggler's Notch, Spring Break
Winterville, North Carolina
June 20, 2005
From journal Smuggler's Notch, Vermont, in the Spring
Wantage, New Jersey
June 9, 2005
From journal Fall Foliage in Vermont
Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania
January 11, 2005
Our unit is in the condominiums called Sycamores. It is a newer complex that is decorated very nicely. We have a one-bedroom unit that sleeps six people. There is a kin-size bed, a twin trundle bed that sleeps two in the bedroom, and a pull-out sofa bed in the living room.
Sycamores is like home away from home. Our one-bedroom unit has a gas fireplace, a nice-size deck, a large living room/dining area and bedroom, and a large bathroom with a whirlpool tub. All the appliances are new. There is a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, two TV's, plus a DVD player and stereo. The two- and three-bedroom units are even more awesome! Each unit has its own ski locker located on the ground level of each building (there are three buildings in Sycamores).
Sycamores is located in what is called the West Hill Community, which is small, conveniently located, and away from the bustle of the main village (but only a 5-minute walk or 1-minute shuttle ride away.) The West Hills Community enjoys its very own Community Center, which had a heated outdoor pool (open all year), exercise room, locker/shower room, massage therapy room, a pool table, two ping-pong tables, and some video games.
The scenery is gorgeous, and the people more than friendly. The setting is relaxing and laid-back, whether you stay in a slope-side condo or down in the main village. At our unit in the Sycamores, we can swim outside in a steaming pool in mid-winter and throw snowballs at each other... the kids love it!
Winter activities at Smugg’s are endless, and no matter what you enjoy, you are surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountains. Our kids attended ski school for the week, never having skied before, and returned home pretty darn good little skiers! The instructors at Smugg’s Snow Sport University are excellent, and results are guaranteed by the resort. There is terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels. There are so many things to do, it is hard to fit them all in: downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. There are dogsled rides and sleigh rides available very close to the resort, also.
We can’t wait to experience this summer in Vermont! Smugg’s offers free summer camps for the kids, and they are grouped according to ages and interests. There are wonderful water parks on the resort property we can’t wait to try, and the hiking will be spectacular with the views from those mountains! The activity offerings in summer are as many and varied as in winter: canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, mountain boarding, diggling (look it up… it looks like a lot of fun!), horseback riding, tennis, and swimming.
The resort focuses on the enjoyment of the entire family. It is such a wonderful feeling to have your children so looking forward to the activities they will enjoy that day and to be able to enjoy your day knowing that the kids are having a blast and are being taken care of by the awesome staff. Even more wonderful is the joy of reconnecting with your family during your stay here. Even though you may have each spent the day enjoying your individual interests, you come together as a family again at dinner time, when stories are exchanged about your day, laughter is shared, and bonds are strengthened. Family activities are offered every night: family dance parties, bingo, karaoke, sing-alongs, and bonfires.
This is the place that family vacation dreams are made of - a place to unwind, reconnect, and make memories that last a lifetime.
From journal Family Fun in Vermont
January 6, 2005
The unit was very spacious, clean, and well-kept. The fireplace was nice, as well. The kitchen was full-sized and easily accommodated the six of us.
From journal Smuggler's Notch Resort