Seneca3.0 out of 5.0
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Booked a studio room at Seneca when we decided to make a last minute ski trip this past weekend. I really like staying in the Village due to it's proximity to restaurants, slopes, ski rental and retail. The vibe in the village is also a lot of fun and it's a very friendly atmosphere. It was the last room available at Seneca and a traditional studio ($300 per night plus those nasty fees and taxes) consisting of a King bed, pullout sofa, kitchen, bathroom, tiny dining area and lovely fireplace. The condo was very clean and the kitchen had all of the plates and utensils that you will need. We've stayed at most every place in the village and I really liked the layout of the building and it's definitely the most convenient location to the ski school, ski rentals and the Depot where we got our season passes. BTW, we got those season passes for $229 which includes a free child's pass (under 12) and a 10% discount on food, lodging and retail. Honestly, this is a steal of a deal. Seneca is also close to the restaurants in the village. After a long day of skiing and the necessity for a quick start in the morning, it's incredibly nice to be close to everything rather than have to wait for a bus to take you back home. Add Seneca to another list of great options on the mountain. Please see my reviews for Highland House and Rimfire Lodge if your curious.
Stayed Jan 28th Through Feb 2nd 2017 in a 1 bedroom deluxe unit that had two queen beds. Room was clean and very nice. Kitchen had all the items we needed to cook meals and avoid the pricey restaurants. Only complaint is the parking garage is small and can not accommodate all the people that need to park in the building so you have to go to the overflow lot across the street. The locker room on the ground floor was very convenient to access your skis on the way to the slopes. I was worried at first that the locker would not fit 3 pairs of skis and 2 snowboards but it did. For those with families and little ones that can't walk a long distance to the slopes or to bars/restaurants this is a great place to stay.
For nearly $900 a night these condos are highly overpriced. Nice but certainly not worth coming back to for the money. Extra fees for linens and no soap or shampoo provided...really? Our particular unit could also use a serious upgrade.
There are a lot of pluses for this condo. It is in the village and walking distance to the slopes. It has and underground garage which is great for loading and unloading in the cold and snow. The units are large . We were in a 3 bedroom with 2.5 baths. Plenty of room for our family. The kitchen is adequate with all the necessary utensils. The beds are comfortable. The units have lockers downstairs to leave your ski gear. The heating units were a bit loud. The water heater tank must be small because it would turn cold fairly quick on the second shower. The water pressure was low for more than one person at a time. All in all it was good for us and we would like to stay there again mainly for the convenience and proximity.
We just got back from 3 days at Snowshoe and had a blast snowboarding. The lodging, however, was not as good. We stayed in a 2 bedroom at Seneca - Unit #413. Our first issue was getting into our unit. We arrived early so that we could hit the slopes the first day. We were able to do a "pre-arrival" which got us our lift tickets and a key to the garage (which is a huge plus for Seneca). Unfortunately, our room was not cleaned and ready to enter until 6:30pm! (not good since our pre-arrival card was only good until 5pm). The housekeeping didn't even start on our room until after 5pm. Apparently, Snowshoe has scaled down the housekeeping staff so that there are only 23 people to clean ~703 units. They did give us a $100 voucher for dinner at either the Junction or the Sunset Cantina. That was a nice gesture, but we had to wait 30 minutes for a table (at 8:30) and then it took 45 minutes for our food to arrive. Our boys (15 & 18) were looking forward to a nice, hot shower after a long day on the slopes and waiting to get into our room. Unfortunately, there was very little water pressure and the hot water came out as a trickle. In fact, the water flow was not even strong enough to keep the shower knob up. Needless to say, the boys had to take baths since we could not get the shower to stay on. Spoke with a neighbor on the 4th floor and they had the same issue. Another main issue was the restaurant service/wait time. It seems like Snowshoe could benefit from some additional restaurants for dinner. Most wait times were anywhere from 1.5 to 2 hours at peak dinner time. In some cases, the wait was still 40 minutes at 8:30pm. To add insult to injury, we could see open tables but still were told there would be a 25 minute wait. Given we were there the week before Christmas, I was really amazed that they were so understaffed knowing how many people would be staying in the Village. Not surprising, the food was only average, the selection small, and the prices outrageous. All of that said, we will definitely be heading back to Snowshoe because the Snowboarding was a lot of fun. Seneca is in a great/convenient location, and the underground parking is a plus.
We stayed in a Seneca unit for three days in February and really enjoyed it. They provide indoor parking (a big plus when it's well below freezing), a few steps from slopes, and direct access to restaurants and stores in the village. Behind the building is a nice hot tub with great sunset views and you get access to the Split Rock pool as well. It is a bit of a drive from DC, but worth the atmosphere that reminds you more of a larger/western ski resort than a mid-Atlantic one. The slopes were fun (not really rating those in this post) and it was nice being so close to our unit to take small breaks during the day if need be. There is even a large locker for each unit where you can keep all your gear so it isn't taking up space in your unit! The location is great for families and couples and highly recommended.
Rented a three bedroom with my wife, my sons and their girl friends. Seneca was a blast! One issue? The hot tub gets COLD when no one uses it! We solved that by turning it on when we got off the slopes and then sending someone out to turn it back on every 20 minutes. Even while we were at dinner, since the restaurants are so close, we could keep the shifts going. By 8pm, when we were all ready to hit the spa again? It was HOT! Great times at Snowshoe!
I booked this through 'booking.com'...Booking was misleading... started at 285 for two nights and by the time I checked out on their website, the total was over 325. When I checked into the condo the total was well over 400.00 with 'resort fees' and other nonsense! I had to argue with the manager at the resort to bring the price back inline with what I agreed to online.... will never use their website again or stay at Snowshoe. RIP-OFF! TIP: Call the resort on their direct line to book... the room was worn and walls were dirty with smudge-marks and greasy hand-prints. When you step out on the balcony, your next-door neighbor is directly in your face (unit 107).There is really nothing to do there during the summer (and we knew this but just wanted to go see the place). The 'zipline' was a complete joke! Take everything you need for your overnight stay because the only 'convenienc store' in the village closes at 6 P.M.(REMEMBER THIS IF YOU GO UP THERE!!!!). Probably the only thing worth doing is the chairlift down to the lake and paddle-boat....
Being our first visit to Snow Shoe, I was going off of the guest reps suggestion. She got it right, centrally located facility, big family area in condo, eat to get to all areas, especially lifts. We truly enjoyed ourselves and learned some tricks, especially the need to bring more groceries as it is not like a grocer of any size is close by the area. There is a small provision store that is stocked nicely but it is priced nicely as well. I would go back and stay right here.
Perfect central location in the middle of the village. Walk to restaurants and shops. Or take the bus to the other ski area and additional restaurants. The heated underground garage was great! No digging out our car after nearly 4' of snow over a long weekend! Checkout is 11 AM, so our stuff was easily accessible in our car while we skied the last days. No lobby, but there was a concierge there during the day. Bathrooms are in a building next door if you need them after checkout. Walk next door for ski rentals and the slopes. Locker in first floor for skis made it so easy. The standard room is hotel sized, which is a little tough with lots of ski clothes. The 2 chairs at the table are tight! If you bring lots of stuff you might want the next size room. There is a closet and some drawers below the TV. There is also space above the kitchen cabinets to store stuff. The DVD player didn't work as it appeared the TV was upgraded and they didn't get new wires for the DVD. It's disappointing that the second bed is a sofa bed, but our kids said it was okay to sleep on. You can upgrade to a larger room if needed. We cooked most of our meals. There is a two burner stove, microwave, coffee maker, and mini fridge. Put a cooler on the balcony if you run out of fridge room. The nearby pizza place was good too. We would stay here again over the other choices. The room, building, and linens were well kept. It was pretty soundproof, but we did hear a low hum from an HVAC unit (not ours) and the groomers in the early morning. If you prefer valet parking and a nice lobby try the Allegheny Springs hotel nearby in the village.
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
- Ski-in/ski-out access
- Laundry facilities
Seneca places you next to Snowshoe Mountain and within a 10-minute drive of Shavers Lake. Each of the 49 rooms at this 3-star condo property includes a sofa bed, a sitting area, and a microwave. It's in the mountains and also close to Raven Golf Club.
Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.
All 49 air-conditioned condos feature sitting areas. Other standard amenities include sofa beds and microwaves.
Guests of Seneca enjoy features like ski-in/ski-out access, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide tour or ticket assistance. Other amenities at this ski condo include laundry facilities and a fireplace in the lobby.
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