North Star Lodge and Resort2.0 out of 5.0
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I spent a week here in a one bedroom unit with a kitchen/living room. The kitchen had a fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and dishwasher. There was a TV in the living room and bedroom and a DVD player. Both TVs were very badly tuned so many of the channels had picture and/or sound quality issues. This didn't bother me too much as I was out and about most of the time but I thought it was a bit poor. The room I was in was very quiet and I got a great night's sleep every night I was there. The laundry had two washing machines and one dryer. One of the washing machines was out of order. But it was good to have the laundry room. The location is good with a small grocery store a short drive away and then bigger stores about 30 minutes away. Plenty of parking spaces on site. I did quite a bit of sightseeing and the location is central with very scenic drives to the surrounding towns and attractions. I'd stay here again for the location.
This is a time share hotel. Rooms clean but have no tea or coffee facilities. The hotel restaurant is only open the winter. Heated pool was a nice surprise. Comfortable lounge area. Vending machine for snacks would have been appreciated. Lovely outlook, close to ski runs in winter.
The view out from the front porch is magnificent (see photos) but when you turn to go back into the unit you are met with two major pieces of rotten siding (see photos). The grounds outside our lake-facing unit (#211) were magnificent. We were not bothered by any noise from the highway across from the lake. A nice feature of the NS Lodge was the availability of freshly made coffee up on the 4-th floor in the seasonal restaurant. As a result of this coffee service there are no coffee packets or filters in the unit although there is a coffee maker. The pocket door between our bedroom and the small bathroom was stuck so much that the two of us could barely move it. As a result at night we had to walk thru the living room and the kitchen to get to the other door into the bathroom. We did call maintenance but we were not made aware of any action taken to fix the stuck pocket door. The bedroom including an in-room spa tub was large and comfortable. However one had to lift up on the sliding windows to move then at all. The unit was well furnished. The directions from RCI were a little misleading as there are two locations where Rts 4 and 100 cross and the name of the street the RCI directions tell you to turn on to get to the NS Lodge was not the name on the street signs.
Ski lodge nice in summer too Posted Jul 23, 2017 Pros: Many amenities (pool, gym, sauna, game room, bar in season), nice view, large room Location: Killington Adventure Park in the summer has great fun activities for families This place primarily caters to the skiers at nearby Killington during the winter. However, it is a pleasant place to stay in the summer too. The room had lots of space (unlike many places) and it was clean. The lodge has many amenities as the description says. The bar is not open in the summer, but there are places to go nearby if you like. The pool was nice; quite warm. The view was nice from the pool deck or the public balcony or a few rooms had private balconies. There is a pond with resident geese just in front of the lodge. Gym looked adequate (unused by us). But I did use the sauna (it's hidden in the restrooms near the gym). The kids enjoyed the game room also. Books also are available in there. Overall a nice stay.
obviously not ski season - no matter - this place is really a gem - nicely appointed rooms - not far from anything - if your into biking several trails nearby - surrounded by plenty of restaurants in all price categories - wife and I just wanted a quiet and quick getaway - this met all of our needs -
Killington Vermont is fun all year long. Winter is wonderful to ski and enjoy the nightlife. But when the temperature rises the beautiful country side awakens. So many hiking trails, fishing spots, mountain biking trails and so much more for you or the family to do. Go to North Star and escape the city
We had a great stay. The Hot Tub / Pool is fantastic!!! Staff is very helpful. Very close to the ski resort and love the proximity to all restaurants and retail shops on the access road. We loved having a kitchen in our room and TVs in both rooms!
I actually like the North Star when I travel to Killington.. it is quiet and pleasant. Staff is very accommodating and they keep the place clean. I love the super warm outdoor pool after a day on the slopes. So what that the furnishings are dated; comfort is what counts.
I stayed for a week of skiing (3rd week of March) and was not disappointed. So here we go. Positives; • Check in was easy, gave my name and they gave me the key. • Distance to the mountain was maybe 3 mi. • Plenty of on-site parking • Nice layout of room. Flat panel tv’s, cooktop stove, full size refrigerator, microwave, whirlpool tub, and full set of dishes, pans etc. This was a timeshare room btw. • Plenty of hot water and decent linens. • Nice lobby with fireplace and tables for you to relax. • The heated pool was awesome. Don’t stay and not use it. Not so Positive; • The sofa bed/couch is USED/WORN and in need of serious replacement • The thermostat is old fashion (dial) and only goes to 75. There was a day where more than that was needed. While this may seem good, it’s just comfortable. And it seemed at night it went off. • Heaters are base boards and don’t seem to give off enough heat. Esp on the ground floor. • When it snowed, don’t look for them to clear the lot, not happening. • This is the biggie, it was mentioned in another review but I thought nawww. The floors are super thin!! I couldn’t believe how thin they were. I could hear every step from the folks above me. It sounded like they were walking/jumping/playing in their ski boots. I took this to the front desk twice. On the second request, the gentleman took care of it because it calmed down some for 2 days. But on my last day (Fri)… OMG, the circus was back in town. Normally it’s the walls not the ceiling. Unbelievable, don’t know how they can fix that. • No on-site shuttle. You have to walk across the street – yeah! You can drive by the time you do that; esp with ski gear in tow. • They do not serve breakfast. Just an evening lounge with the usual bar food and drinks, but they’re plenty of places to go. • There were other aesthetic things but too small to make a difference. Overall; • Everyone in and around the hotel and ski area and town are very friendly. • I would probably stay again, maybe, but I’d have to have a top floor room. • They serve breakfast at a lot of places on the mountain but if you have the time; I recommend Sugar and Spice… Yummmmm • The skiing, well, it was fantastic. • Lastly, I feel if RCI is attaching their brand to NorthStar, between the two they can and should look into upgrading some of the basic features. I think that would make this place stand out above the others on the mountain. • Because the positives and negatives were about the same, I cannot rate this place higher than a 5 of 10, Maybe a 6 no higher.
We stayed at the North Star Lodge over the March break. One of the main things going for North Star is its ideal location situated about 5-7 minutes from the K1 ski base. We booked this through RCI and received a two bedroom, two bathroom accommodation facing the ski hill on the 2nd floor. The unit looked like it did in the pictures on their website. Another redeeming quality was the staff, they were helpful and supplied items for the room that were lacking or that we ran out of. For example, there is no oven in the kitchen but they had a convection/microwave that needs a special pan to be able to bake things. Our unit didn't have the "special" pan and so we asked about it and they came right over with one, no problems. Our daughter enjoyed the outside pool, and our in-suite whirlpool tub and access to the free wifi with which we had no trouble connecting to. Now for the just average/ok points about this Lodge. It could use some money invested into how the place presents itself, a little would go a long way. The furniture in the living area really needs to be replaced, with sagging sofa's and worn chairs. The walls could use a good painting and the windows should really be replaced as well. We had to stuff the door out to the balcony with towels and tissue to keep the cold air from blowing in. We could actually see outside between the door and the frame. The noise from the hallway was really loud and having thicker sound proof doors would alleviate that. The hallways throughout the building need upkeep as well as the wallpaper was peeling off and the doors were pretty banged up. However, the bathrooms in the unit did look like they had been updated, so that was nice to have. So, if a modern and luxurious resort with many amenities is what you are looking for, this is not the place for you. But if you are mostly out enjoying the slopes or other adventures this area offers this may be the place, especially if you like to cook your own food to help keep the cost of a vacation down. All in all it served our needs for a week in Killington, but if we ski there again we would like to try another resort.
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