Best Things Nearby:
Excellent selection of restaurants, unique area attractions, and scenic beauty of the area.
Best Things About the Resort:
Indoor pool available in all weather, beautiful setting, availability of nearby Stowe and Waterbury.
In July 2003, my family (husband, me, and our five-year-old and one-year-old daughters) stayed at Mountainside Resort at Stowe for a week. We had a three-bedroom unit, which is one of the more spacious units in my history of many exchanges with RCI.
The Mountainside Resort at Stowe is built on a steep hillside. Luckily, we were very close to the building housing the indoor pool (which we used quite a bit). Each visit to the pool, we had it mostly to ourselves. It was mid-sized and in good condition. In the same building is a sauna, very large eight-person hot tub, and game room overlooking the pool area (very nice for teens).
Outside our unit was a small playground and tennis court, which my husband and five-year-old utilized. It was in good condition.
A short flight of outdoors stairs leads to the front door. Up another short flight to the kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, and bath. The living room had a wood stove, which would have been nice during the winter. Off the living room is a large balcony with picnic table and chairs with a pretty view of the Green Mountains. Down a spiral staircase to a second bedroom, and bath with sauna (which also would have been very welcome during the winter).
The layout of this unit was such that my husband and I had a bedroom and master bath (the only bath upstairs) at one end of the upstairs with the one-year-old at the opposite end in a room with two twin beds, and our five-year-old was expressing her independent little self by blissfully sleeping downstairs (in a room with one double bed and, oh joy, a TV!). Yes, there were three televisions in this unit, as well as and several large stand fans, which were very necessary during the summer.
The kitchen was full size (fridge, oven, dishwasher, many cupboards) and very easy to negotiate. The dining area contained a large table and many chairs.
Overall, the furnishings were nothing special, but the size, layout, and view made up for it.
We were very pleased with the unit, resort, and area.
- Unit Type: 3 Bedroom
- Activities: Not Available
- Amenities: Very Good
- Unit Satisfaction: Very Good
- Family Friendliness: Very Good
- Service: Not Available