Expedition Station2.5 out of 5.0
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My family has stayed at this motel on several trips to Snowshoe, WV. We have been pleased each time. The only reason I gave it three stars is because it is a no frills motel without a conceirge or desk service. The rooms are small but clean and contain most everything you need for a short stay on the mountain. Suites have a coffee maker, mini fridge, microwave, two burner stove and sink. It's small, but efficient. The absolute best part of this hotel is the location! It's the first one you reach on the mountain and it's ski-in, ski-out location is second to none. It's also located directly about the Expedition rental shop which is oh so convienent. Not to mention the fact that the kids ski classes meet right outside your door. All of this makes up for whatever the small room lacks! We travel every other March and will definitely stay here again. PS) Our last stay was in March 2015, but it wouldn't let me go back that far.
I spent 3 nights at the Expedition Station when I participated in the 2017 USAC Mountain Bike Championship held July 17-23, 2017. It's located right in the heart of what they call the village so walking distance to shops and restaurants. It was a little confusing on where to check in as there's no lobby at the Expedition Station and even the Snowshoe website is unclear. It turned out that check-in was at the Mountain Lodge. Official check-in time is 5pm and don't expect to get in a room much sooner than that. I was staying in a Junior Deluxe Studio which had 1 queen size bed, a futon sofa, and small kitchenette. "Deluxe" means the equipment and furnishings are newer than in their junior studio. The room itself wasn't much bigger than a standard motel room. However, I was traveling solo so there was plenty of room for me and probably fine for 2 people. I think it would be tight squeezing in another 1-2 people though. There was a long desk/dresser with several drawers and a flat screen TV. The kitchenette was furnished with a small microwave, 2-burner cook top, and refrigerator, plus dishes, utensils, etc. Also included was a coffee maker and toaster. Bathroom was nice and included a tub shower and there was a nice supply of bath towels (I think I counted 8). One thing I learned is as a cost reduction daily housekeeping service is not provided, so if you're messy and/or expecting someone else to clean up you'll have to pay extra. It was $22/day for fresh towels and trash emptied and $40/day if you want full maid service. I didn't have a problem with this because I didn't have to worry about hiding and/or locking up valuables and I'm also not messy. Another thing I learned is Snowshoe is part of the National Radio Quite Zone, meaning no cell phone or wi-fi coverage. It's a 13,000 square mile area covering the eastern part of WV. However, there was wi-fi at the lodging (you needed a password to log-on) and if you have AT&T cell service (it's the only provider available) you'll have spotty coverage. I was able to connect to the lodging's wi-fi for internet use but I wasn't able to set up my phone for wi-fi calling. Next time I would look into either an AT&T calling card or one of their prepaid phones. There is a land line in the room and supposedly free long distance. Parking is across the street in a general public lot. You're given a hang tag to put on your rear view mirror. I believe there is an unloading zone close to the front door, however, it was blocked when I was there because of the bike race. You need your key card to unlock the front door to the building so it seemed secure. Snowshoe is a very remote area so there's no running to the store to pick up things you forgot. There's a very small "convenience" store with limited stock on top of the mountain so it's wise to bring anything you think you'll need before arriving. The closest grocery store is about an hour away. Despite my average review if I return to Snowshoe I would stay there again.
Snowshoe was packed so there were only a few rooms available so we took a room at this condo. The barren, small lobby smelled weird as did the hallway to our room. The room was small but had a decent view. That's all of the positives. I ran a Wet One over the little end tables and got not dust bunnies but dust feathers!! There was a big wad of gum stuck to the front of the telephone. What looked like milk was all over the front of the dark gray mini kitchen cabinet. I tried to wipe it off but it was hardened on the wood. The carpet had bits of trash on it...I could go on and on. What's worse is we were told this unit had just been cleaned! Stay away from this place!
We checked in at 1PM, we alerted the front desk that the room had 2 light bulbs out, broken remotes and A DIRTY AIR FILTER that is so dirty I am sneezing as soon as we entered!!! So Nasty!!! After 2 hrs I called back.... then at 730PM I called again and was transferred to "JANE" the manager. I explained the problem and was given the standard "we alerted the staff" ........she did NOT care and did NOT apologize at all!!!!! The furniture is WORN OUT and the cleanliness is way below par. They should rent this place by the hour for parties. I will never bring my family back here. Management needs to be fired!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We spent a weekend getaway at Snowshoe and booked Expedition Station for its central location to the slopes and within the village. That aspect was fantastic! However, this place is no more than a cheap budget motel. When we arrived, our room was a decent size (300 sq ft), and technically had all the amenities described by the resort website. However, there is a huge difference between having something and being useful. First... the furniture: extremely outdated, worn, and needing serious replacement. Carpets were disgusting, and fixtures were easily 20 years old. The bed was perhaps the worst part. In our unit, there was a pull down bed hidden in a wall cabinet that converts to a table. The cabinet itself was damaged severely. We weren't sure the "bed" would pull down. When we did manage to pull it down, it was easily the worst "mattress-like" piece of furniture imaginable. Thin, worn, and hard as the floor. Don't expect a decent night's sleep after your slope side fun. The linens/blankets were non-existent, and we had to hunt for the extras that were reserved for the pull out couch. When we got those blankets out, the comforter had a 2 foot in diameter coffee stain. Pillows were flat and scarce. Basically, if you're planning a stay here, come to enjoy the slopes and tire yourself out so much that your accommodations don't matter.
Expedition Station is great if you want to stay close to Snowshoe Village and be walking distance to the slopes. Found the room to be perfect for a one night stay. The amenities included, TV (with connectivity to YouTube, Amazon, NetFlix etc), DVD Player, Coffee maker, small kitchenette (microwave, 2 burner stove, sink, dishes, silverware, dish soap). Bathroom was plenty big with everything you need. Just be aware that there are snow machines on the slope side of the building and they are loud. Personally found them to be a nice white noise for sleeping. If you are on that side of the building make sure you check for an amazing sunrise. Checking in: You have to check in at Alleghany Springs Parking: Expedition Station has a small private lot close to Expedition Station, that lot fills up fast and you will need your room key to access it. If that lot is full you have to park across the road in the main parking area. Though you are able to unload your car near the parking lot.
I booked a 2 night stay for my son who was traveling home from school for Christmas break. He wanted to stop and snowboard with friends but wasn't sure if he would stay both nights. I booked with Reservations.com and was told numerous times by the agent that I could cancel the 2nd night but had to pay for the 1st since I booked the same day that my son was staying. I made it very clear that the possibility of my son not staying the 2nd night was high and the agent reassured me that it would not be an issue and that I would not have to pay for the unused night. As expected he only stayed night one and I called to cancel that morning. Reservations.com refused to honor what I was told and said I would have to pay for a night that was not used. I asked to speak to a manager and he was beyond rude and basically told me that I was lying and knew what I was getting into because I booked online and "clicked" the agree to terms button. This never happened because I booked on the phone with an agent who never discussed the terms. I asked if he could review the recording of my conversation with the agent and was told that they don't record their booking conversations. After many calls, letters, and emails Reservation.com refused to refund my money. Make sure you book through the hotel itself not Reservation.com that is owned by Expedia.com. I have to say the hotel staff, while not able to refund my money which I understood, was very nice and sympathetic. They even went out of their way to help my son who's car ended up breaking down in the parking lot.
Family of 4 .. studio . 2ring gas job, fridge and microwave. Good views to front , ski lockers on first floor and through back door you are at Skidder " chair lifts" very convenient. Good bathroom . Windows suffered from very bad condensation. ! We couldn't drive up the evening meant and stopped 50miles away due to bad weather and no refund for lost night was offered. Ski rental at bottom of building, Check in is at another ski slope !
If you are staying at Expedition Station, you are in an amazing spot at the top of the mountain. The ski lockers are a wonderful addition, as you grab your skis on the way out the door and are literally right on the slopes. Location wise, Expedition Station is on the slopes and in the village - it just can not be beat. However, the bed was very uncomfortable and bumpy. There was a lot of grout missing in the bathroom, and the shower curtain was extremely moldy (ewwww). The carpeting was a dark color, which was probably good because it hid the dirt and stains. The room did come with a two burner stove, microwave and sink in the kitchen area, which was nice. The walls were very thin, and noise from the hallway could be heard in the room. Parking is not very convenient unless you got a spot in the small lot adjacent, but is not real far away if it is full. Overall, location is perfect, but the room could use some work. Since we were skiing all day, it was not terrible, but for the price, would have liked to have a bit nicer accommodations.
A clean simple accommodation right by slope side. They a have a "heated" ski locker from which you can walk straight on the slope. Unfortunately no underground parking and their adjacent small parking lot gets full quickly. The bathrooms are in much better shape than the Rimfire and use Delta appliances.
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
- Ski-in/ski-out access
- Fitness center
Expedition Station places you next to Snowshoe Mountain and within a 10-minute drive of Shavers Lake. This 90-room condo property has a bar/lounge along with conveniences like ski-in/ski-out access and a fitness center. It's in the mountains and also close to Raven Golf Club.
At the end of the day, relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.
All 90 air-conditioned condos feature kitchenettes and space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can stay connected with free wired Internet. Condos also include sofa beds.
Guests staying at Expedition Station enjoy access to ski-in/ski-out access, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you plan to drive, free offsite parking is available. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide tour or ticket assistance. This ski condo also has laundry facilities.
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70% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 62 reviews