Black Bear Lodge
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Black Bear Lodge

Room 349, tiny table and 2 hard chairs, wasted space
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Premier Room 2 Queen Beds
Room & Suite (44)
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#2 of 2 hotels in Stratton Mountain
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
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3.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
Enjoy the convenience of a classic Stratton lodge located just a quick shuttle to the slopes (winter only). Enjoy Table 43.1 restaurant for dinner and drinks on site. Free WiFi to hotel guests. Black Bear Lodge offers a limited number of rooms for well-behaved pets for an additional fee.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Sauna
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Game room
Hiking
Ski rentals
Ski school
Skiing
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View

Location

61 Middle Ridge Rd, Stratton Mountain, VT 05155-9746
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Mary R wrote a review Nov 2023
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1,031 contribution63 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is not our first visit to cozy Black Bear Lodge, because as soon as ski season begins, we like to visit Vermont and check out the snow.

This comfortable, family-friendly lodge is conveniently located on the Stratton Ski mountain, and offers free daily shuttle service as well. The beginning season rates were very reasonable, and we even enjoyed a daily included breakfast, although sometimes the restaurant ran out of bacon due to the hungry crowds. Our room did not have a microwave or refrigerator, but it did have a big area to store wet skis and boots.

We also liked the large, clean, indoor hot tub, and the big lobby fireplace. There are other amenities available as well. The hotel is walkable to many restaurants, and just a short drive away from the town of Manchester, which also features shopping outlets and more dining opportunities.

Yes, Black Bear Lodge is a nice cozy choice when one wants a convenient and relaxing mini- ski getaway!
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Date of stay: November 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lisa B wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Canada63 contributions38 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for two nights at the Black Bear Lodge in early March for a short ski vacation.

Overall, we were very pleased with our stay. The staff, from the front desk to the restaurant team, were really caring and courteous.

The room was quite spacious and featured two very comfortable queen beds. The bathroom was clean and had a nice large mirror but lacked an extractor fan.

The room heating system was very noisy, in fact, we had to switch it off as it kept waking us up every time it turned on. The Wi-Fi connection was also really poor but this could be because our room was on the third floor.

Breakfast is included in the room booking and it was really nice. Full buffet, with a wide selection of hot and cold options, pastries, fruits etc.

The hotel is located very close to Stratton Mountain and their shuttle, which runs continuously from 7 am to 10 pm, was very convenient.

I do recommend this hotel if you’re looking for something close to Stratton Mountain.
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Date of stay: March 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms on the lower floors may have better WIFI connection
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rphawn wrote a review Jan 2020
Sherborn, Massachusetts16 contributions15 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Just returned from a three day, two night “deal” from Travelzoo. The deal was good in that it more than paid for the lift tickets, but the lodging at Black Bear Lodge left something to be desired. The place is really tired. Heat/ac unit was noisy all night long and finally seemed to give out on our last night...and it wasn’t that cold out. Bed was lumpy, furniture from the 60’s. The breakfast buffet was okay, but unimaginative. The staff were pleasant when we saw them. The one good thing is the shuttle to the lifts.
Stratton itself is also starting to look a little tired for a ski resort. The only “new” lift is the gondola which takes you to the top, otherwise you have to take a combination of lifts to get there. The food in the lodge is expensive: $15 for a grilled cheese and tomato soup: $22 for a corned beef sandwich, chips and a bottle of water; $3.50 for not very good hot chocolate/cocoa, about the same for tea. Right now there is no snow other than man made, which means there are many runs either closed or partially covered. Needless to say, the place was empty so we got a fair amount of skiing in on the lower half of the mountain, but won’t go back. Long run for a short slide.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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grace d wrote a review Oct 2021
6 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
What a dreadful place!
We stayed there for a weekend event and it was awful. The place smells a mix of musty, mice and chlorine to try to cover it up. Carpets were stained and had not seen vacuum in too long, missing moldings along the corridors. On top of the stairs to the second floor the door to a utility room was large open and shown broken walls, damage and dirty equipment parts on the filthy floor. Ghastly. Our room had stained sheets and stained blanket –thou they seems be washed because they had a heavy smell a chlorine which gave me a headache for most of the time spent in the room. We had no screens at the windows so we can open them to refresh the air. The bathtub had long strains of hair at one end- for sure not ours. The phone outlet was pull off from the wall and was hanging exposing the wires. A loud noise was coming every hour for about 20 minutes and receptionist told us is every once in a while and is created by the water system. The room looks so depressed; I challenged all the reviewers of Black Bear Lodge which said the rooms are pretty if they even stayed at Black Bear. There is no cuteness there. It is the ugliest place I ever seen and unsanitary. This is a rundown student dormitory which seen too many parties and smoking weed and should had been demolished or renovated a long time ago. Once you make a reservation if you cancel it at any time after that the resort is charging 50$ fee which seems to be the real price of the room. 3 days before if you try to cancel the resort retain entire payment so no refunds. No elevator, no personal to help, no room service, no hot water for tea or coffee except in the morning in the lobby– you have to carry your luggage on the dirty corridor yourself. The roads inside of the so called resorts are pitch black in the night. Maybe in the winter season they rely on the snow to make it brighter. We regret to use this place but had no choices since the resort reservations office only offered us 2 and 3 bedrooms condominium alternatives for only 2 people. Just notices the update from hotel that they take safety precautions against COVID 19: that was not our experience: no one asked us to wear mask or even if we were vaccinated or anybody else around us. Most people did not wear masks. I did see thou restaurants personal wearing masks.
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Date of stay: October 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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JB wrote a review Feb 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I were looking for a short get away. Stayed 2 nights. When we arrived, the heat in our room was set at 50 and it took several hours to get it up to 60. Forget trying to sleep. The walls are paper thin and the housekeeping staff clearly want you out early in the morning. The housekeeper on the 1st floor begins at 7:30 AM and yells to other staff down the hallway, carries on loud conversations and vacuums. This was despite complaining to the front desk. We will not be coming back.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Toni S wrote a review Oct 2022
1 contribution2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
For $240 a night (peak fall leaves season) you would think this place would have a little more to offer. There are no refrigerators or microwaves in the rooms despite the fact that there is ample room for them in the guest rooms. The beds are stiff and you can feel the springs through the mattress. Although they advertise on here as having a pool, they do not. There is a fitness center on Stratton mountain but you must purchase a $30 (per day) pass to swim in the saltwater pool. No kids allowed before 10am as they have lap swimming available to residents and they close at 6:30. There is a hot tub but it is often at capacity (12 people) and during our stay it was loud, drunk guests with a personal music speaker and no regard for anyone else around. Not relaxing at all. The sauna is ok, warms up quickly. Be aware of taking your children in with you as there are multiple profanities and obscene drawings carved into the wood of the sauna. Wasn’t expecting to have to explain those to my child.

Breakfast is advertised as “made to order eggs, sausage, and hash browns” but that is not the case. For a full to capacity lodge they have one half hot plate of overcooked eggs, the other of under cooked chicken sausages, and a Dutch oven (small family size) of cooked frozen home fries. Most condiment bottles were put out for guests even though they were empty? “Starbucks Coffee” is so burnt tasting you can’t even choke it down. Yogurts are put out on a non iced bowl. They have two elderly gentlemen working the breakfast area each morning and they simply cannot keep up. Toast, cereal, muffins and everything else that is supposed to be offered are never refilled once gone and there is not even close to enough for everyone staying there. Things run out within the first 30 minutes but breakfast is served for 3 hours.

There is a game room but every single game in there besides the pool table is broken. We wasted $5 in quarters figuring this out.

Be aware that the only restaurants available on the mountain are extremely expensive… $15 for a small bowl of plain noodles with butter for my child and $26 for a mediocre chicken sandwich that should have been $10. If you are eating out for meals, make the drive to Manchester for more reasonable (and better) restaurants.

Overall would never pay the price we did to stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jackie C wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
At breakfast old man Chris? spit on the table to clean it. He was in the corner but I saw you buddy. If staff does this imagine what else they do here. Beds were comfy but it’s an old hotel so there is a musty smell. Room service started vacuuming at 7:30am makes no sense. If you are looking for a cheap place where staff doesn’t care about you this is your place.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bozenka wrote a review Feb 2022
New York City, New York179 contributions76 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the hotel for the President's Week with our friends and family. The good thing is about this hotel is the location, but not much else. For the amount we paid $400 per night we expected a little bit more but this is just a standard motel in a dire need of renovations. The smelly carpets and the old furniture and tv from the 80s are screaming to be replaced. We had a nice size of bathroom but the sink was so small you could not even a put a makeup case there..no clue who would design this. The breakfast is included in the price and it's not the worst but constantly you had to wait for more food to arrive I believe because of staff shortage ..The things being served are always the same, so you can get bored after a day of two, But the croissants and Starbicks coffee was all I needed.The hot tub is there but the place does not look so inviting, having been to many hotels all over the world, that was the most sad looking hot tub..This is a hotel that needs to be renovated but why would they? They were full that time we were there so maybe they just dont want to spend any money since people are coming anyway. But I know I won't be one of them.
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Date of stay: February 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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ScottCT wrote a review Feb 2023
Cheshire, Connecticut9 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The Black Bear Lodge is about a quarter mile downhill from the Stratton base area. Our experience was that the Stratton buses did a good job of delivering skiers and boarders from the lodge to the mountain and back. Check in was efficient and the check in staff was pleasant and helpful. We paid about three times what we might pay for a similar room elsewhere for a Friday and Saturday night stay, but we knew that when we booked the room. The queen beds and the pillows were reasonably comfortable, the bathroom was a little tight but everything worked well, the room heater was noisy but worked fine, and the concrete walls and ceiling allowed us to be entertained by whatever mysterious activity the party above us was engaging in. A free continental breakfast in the Table 43.1 restaurant came with the stay, which was convenient but disappointing if, like me, you like a good breakfast. The Table 43.1 restaurant also has convenient but equally unsatisfying buffet dinners.
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Date of stay: February 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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David D wrote a review Mar 2022
Doylestown, Pennsylvania4,174 contributions77 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I've been coming for years. It is not fancy but I find it is adequate for my needs. Rooms are pretty basic, in particular the small table and hard chairs.

Pros:
Great location. Walkable to the pedestrian village (in street shoes), shuttle to the main ski base area.
Large Hot tub.

Cons:
Thin walls and floors so it's very loud.
Loud wall mounted HVAC units.
Breakfast has varied over the years from "continental" to basic chafing dishes of eggs, potatoes, sausage.
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Date of stay: March 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Upper floor, rear (not facing parking lot)
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apuerini asked a question Jan 2023
Clayville, Rhode Island44 contributions16 helpful votes
Do you have charging for electric vehicles?
Sean Mac asked a question Jan 2021
1 contribution
Do they have adjoining rooms?
Answer from Jose M
New York City, New York26 contributions19 helpful votes
I suppose so, I actually didn't see one, but would be very surprised if they did not.
Answer from Alicia W
Hatfield, Massachusetts31 contributions41 helpful votes
We went there in the summer so the restaurant wasn't open but there is one, check out Stratton's web page for Table 43.1, There wasn't a pool but they do have a large hot tub.
konacoco wrote a tip Feb 2024
burlington, vt147 contributions113 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"On-site restaurant Table 43.1 is really good."
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Tour66836791313 wrote a tip Feb 2024
5 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dine early as evening gets full - on weekdays too."
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David D wrote a tip Feb 2023
Doylestown, Pennsylvania4,174 contributions77 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"For quiet, get a room on the top floor and on the back, away from parking lot. And far from the function room over the lobby."
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Marta R wrote a tip Jan 2023
Mineola, New York8 contributions12 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared for paper thin walls."
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David D wrote a tip Mar 2022
Doylestown, Pennsylvania4,174 contributions77 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upper floor, rear (not facing parking lot)"
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PRICE RANGE
$267 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
inn at stratton mountain hotel stratton mountain, stratton mountain hotel and village, village stratton mountain, stratton mountain inn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Inn at Stratton Mountain
LOCATION
United StatesVermontGreen MountainsStratton Mountain
NUMBER OF ROOMS
216
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Frequently Asked Questions about Black Bear Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Black Bear Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Stratton Mountain (0.00 km), Stratton Mountain Resort (0.3 km), and Green Door Pub (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Black Bear Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Black Bear Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Black Bear Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Black Bear Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Black Bear Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mulligan's, Stratton Mountain Market and Deli, and Fire Tower Restaurant and Tavern.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Black Bear Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Black Bear Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Black Bear Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home (14.8 km) and The Shires of Vermont (14.1 km).
Does Black Bear Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Black Bear Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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