by Morgan Agesen
Cascades Lodge Killington offers families an affordable stay close to some of the best outdoor activities on the east coast. Amenities include a free shuttle service to Killington Mountain (runs every 15 minutes), hot buffet breakfast, onsite family dining, an indoor pool, and free Wi-Fi. Rooms feature coffeemakers, refrigerators, and ski storage. Connecting rooms are available upon request. This hotel is pet-friendly, as well. Nearby activities include golfing, hiking, and biking.
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- Free shuttle service to Killington
- Indoor pool
- Connecting rooms available
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
You can easily walk with your gear to the base. There's a shuttle that runs frequently too. The lodge is clean but dated. Nothing fancy about this place. It's easy to get around and should have mostly everything you need. Breakfast was very good and the coffee was always hot. The front parking lot was super icy and I fell twice, so that's a problem. The rates at neighboring lodges were higher, and even though they might have more amenities, I'd stay here again. I came for the mountain and it did not disappoint. I'm an average skiier and my boyfriend is a better than average boarder and we both were challenged on some routes and had a blast.
To start, Cascades Inn is dated. Just about everything there screams 1980s and 1990s. In our room, there was a tube TV and the telephone was “old school” - a large phone with a big red light on top. And there was a funky smell throughout. I would not say it was a bad smell, it was just a smell. None of these things were deal killers for us. In fact, we had a great stay. But I felt that it is important to get those details on the table, because that could be an issue for some people. It did not bother us. The location is unbelievably great - virtually across the street from the Snowshed lodge and the tunnel to Ramshead. It is right off the Access Road, so it is easy to get to all the restaurants and shopping along that road. The room was spacious with two beds and a clean bathroom, plus a small balcony that overlooked the parking lot and the mountains in the distance. There was also a small dorm fridge in the room. The only complaint is the room is that it was very hot. We finally turned down the heat when we figured out the dial was on the baseboard. The breakfast was great, with a complete selection of eggs, bacon, pancakes, French Toast plus breads, bagels, cereal, juices and coffee. The dining area is large, full of light and clean. There is also a living room area and small bar. There is an indoor pool that looked rather large but we did not use it. We did pay $150 plus resort fees and taxes per night for the room, which I thought was quite expensive for what we got. But it was a weekend night during the ski season, so I did not expect it to be super-cheap but given the décor I did fell like it was a bit high.