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Snowdon Chalet in Londonderry: An Ideal, Affordable Motel for a Green Mountains of Vermont Vacation

Snowdon Chalet, Londonderry, Vermont

Snowdon Chalet, Londonderry, Vermont.

by Eric Hurwitz. Created 1/30/2017.

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When thinking of ideal, family-friendly lodging in the Londonderry, Vermont area, the Snowdon Chalet first comes to mind.

Situated in one of the most beautiful Green Mountains of southern Vermont locations, I like the Snowdon Chalet for its clean rooms, bucolic location with nice views of Magic Mountain, friendly service, and reasonable rates that come in much lower than so many lodging places in Vermont -- not even close in many instances.  Comfortable beds, a private bath, free WiFi, in-room refrigerator and microwave oven, a free breakfast, BBQ grill, covered patio area with tables and chairs and a pet-friendly policy enhance the Snowdon Chalet's appeal that much more.

That the Snowden Chalet is not one of those high profile, all-inclusive Vermont resorts doesn't matter to us. We'd rather enjoy the great outdoors of Vermont and wonderful nearby attractions to instead experience an all-inclusive Vermont travel experience!  Plus, not paying all that money for an upscale resort allows us some extra cash to explore more of this idyllic region, or have a fancy meal out. We especially like the lack of pretentiousness at the Snowden Chalet. Owner Jen is as authentic as they come and helped make our stay most pleasant.

Many attractions are within close proximity to the Snowdon Chalet. In the winter, downhill skiing and tubing opportunities abound at Magic Mountain, Bromley Mountain, Stratton Mountain and Okemo Mountain.  Okemo is the farthest away -- only 18 miles and Magic Mountain, the closest at one mile away. Additionally, cross country skiing opportunities abound with the Viking Nordic Center two miles away, Wild Wings Ski Touring Center and Yoga nine miles, and Okemo Valley Nordic Center just 18 miles.

Vermont state parks include Lowell Lake State Park and Jamaica State Park, while great hiking opportunities exist at West River Trail in South Londonderry and the Log Trail at Stratton.

Several dining, shopping, and art gallery destinations further help the appeal of this region with the Vermont Country Store in nearby Weston perhaps being the most famous attraction. The Vermont Country Store has been in business since 1946 and specializes in Yankee bargains, Vermont-made clothing, heartwarming merchandise from yesteryear and just about anything else under the sun.

Vermont Country Store, Weston VT
Vermont Country Store, Weston, Vermont.

It wouldn't be a stretch to spend several hours at the Vermont Country Store, given its vast selection of merchandise. With dark wood charm and a cavernous, but sweet smelling experience -- from the scented candles to the incredible fudge -- the Vermont Country store is a classic general store that isn't so general. Wonderful clothing, candles, kitchen gadgets, furniture, and so many hard-to-find items from yesteryear are amongst the 5,000 great products available at this New England legend.

Additionally, Weston features the Weston Priory (a community of Benedictine monks offering mass and prayer time) and a nice mix of Vermont artisans, museums and antiques, as well as “world class theater” at the Weston Playhouse. The town common, in the heart of town, is one of New England's classic village greens -- a great place to relax and reflect and take in the small town vibe.

Weston, Vermont town common
Weston, Vermont town common.

Londonderry and Weston have great Vermont small town charm, so it's heartwarming to know that a place like the Snowdon Chalet provides a great, affordable foundation to traveling this quintessential Vermont area. I highly recommend it!

The Snowdon Chalet is located at 4071, Route 11, Londonderry, VT. Tel. 802-824-6047.

Also, log onto the Snowdon Chalet Facebook Page and Snowdon Chalet Twitter Page for more information.

Editor's note: VisitingNewEngland business partnerships started on Jan. 30, 2017, and differ than feature articles previously posted on VisitingNewEngland. Businesses pay a small, one-time fee to have pages like this appear, and first must be accepted by editor and publisher, Eric Hurwitz, as a business he approves as part of "real New england travel" to keep the integrity of the site. Businesses that sign up for business partnerships receive priority by receiving more social media exposure and link placement on Contact me if interested in forming a business partnership.

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