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Smugglers' Notch Resort Fall Guest Reviews

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For 20 years we have surveyed our guests and asked them "How Do You Like Us?" We use the survey results to refine our programs, activities and amenities to bring our guests the Best Resort For Family Fun Anywhere!

The internet has evolved to provide instant information about anything and everything, and you can find reviews about Smugglers' on many sites. We decided to share with you what our guests tell us in our surveys. We commit to you to give a balanced, candid report and let you decide.
Late Fall 2023
Kristen from Cromwell, CT
Stayed 12/08/2023-12/10/2023

"We had a lot of fun. Four of us snowboarded and had perfect conditions. The off-season price was reasonable for the lift tickets. The FunZone had a good variety of games at a reasonable price."

Alfredo from Tampa, FL
Stayed 11/03/2023-11/10/2023

"We thought the resort was in excellent condition. Everything was clean and well kept. Our unit itself was very clean and left a good impression on us as to the care and detail your staff takes to make things right. Overlooking the mountains and even enjoying a little snowfall helped us to see the beauty of this resort."

Olga from Weston, FL
Stayed 10/28/2023-11/04/2023

"Our Vacation was Fabulous, an unforgettable experience, a Resort worth visiting and recommending to family and friends, worthy of a Hotel Gold Crown. The location of the Hotel allowed us to make a daily Agenda to visit a different place every day and really ALL the ones we saw. They were spectacular. Inside the Complex we enjoy internal walks along beautiful trails. We are Hikers and we appreciate the contact with nature. Smugglers° Notch filled our expectations and the state of Vermont. Our Vacation was unforgettable, I would love to bring my grandchildren to enjoy this Tourist Complex and recommend it to close friends so they can enjoy it the same way we did. THANK YOU SMUGGLERS' NOTCH, THANK YOU VERMONT for so much beauty and hospitality."

Linda from Farmingdale, NY
Stayed 10/27/2023-10/29/2023

"Excellent. Vermont is beautiful. I haven’t been to Smugglers for 20 years. It was so nice to be back. The perfect resort to feel safe at and rest your head at night without a worry."

Edward from Queensbury, NY
Stayed 10/25/2023-10/28/2023

"Most impressed. The accommodations were more than expected. Personnel, all were most personable, kind generous with any concern we had. That included a need for a different coffee pot and a new ice cube maker. Any and all questions answered. My guests including myself are considered super seniors. We had a grand time thanks to their acceptance of our needs. A consideration at sometime could be a pull bar in the bathrooms near those low toilets. Be proud of your high standards in connections with Wyndham owners. Thank you all!!!!!!!"

Kenneth from Newberry, FL
Stayed 10/22/2023-10/28/2023

"Love the area (Vermont), and the facilities are awesome at Smugglers' Notch. This is our 2nd visit. Really enjoyed bringing our kids (and grandkids) back to this location to share with them."

Christine from Orleans, Ontario
Stayed 10/18/2023-10/27/2023

"Huge property, well maintained, quiet, well located with lots of onsite and nearby nature walks/hikes. We were very comfortable in our 2 bedroom condo. It was private, peaceful and quiet when we were there. We appreciated all the provided kitchen and bathroom amenities and products."

Thomas from Newark, DE
Stayed 10/16/2023-10/19/2023

"Smugglers is an exceptional resort, even during the off-season. The suite was excellent, and the views of the fall foliage were spectacular. The staff was courteous and efficient. We were last at the resort in 2016 and the upgrades since then have been substantial. We will be returning on an annual basis now."

Phillip from Brighton, Ontario
Stayed 10/15/2023-10/22/2023

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Smuggs. Our unit was in Pines which was a great spot to stay. It was very central and gave easy walking access to the immediate Village amenities. The unit was roomy and updated. We did miss a king size bed, however the bed was very comfortable. We really enjoy staying at Smuggs and travelling all over northern and central Vermont during our visit. An excellent spot to stay at during a fall vacation. This was our third trip to Smuggs in 2023. As is always the case, the property, staff and accommodations were excellent."

Thomas from Edmonton, Alberta
Stayed 10/14/2023-10/21/2023

"Excellent. The resort and accommodations were first rate. Small suggestions would be to have more shampoo etc in the bathrooms and towels at the pools."
AutumnFest 2023
William from Bayport, NY
Stayed 10/09/2023-10/12/2023

"Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our second stay that The Resort. Both the accomodations and amenities were excellent, and staff very supportive. The Fall is Our favorite season to enjoy Vermont and it's splendor!"

Russell from Higginsville, MO
Stayed 10/02/2023-10/05/2023

"Enjoyed the beauty of the resort, the accommodations were very nice, we enjoyed the pool. Very nice, quiet and relaxing time. We appreciated the lovely condo, the beautiful surroundings and the peace and quiet. Thank you."

Roland from Dawsonville, GA
Stayed 09/29/2023-10/05/2023

"Great Resort and wonderful condo. Location was perfect. Staff was friendly and welcoming. We have stayed at Smuggs several times and have brought many of our family members and friends with us. They have all had a great time and enjoyed the stay at Smuggs."

Eric from Hubbardston, MA
Stayed 09/29/2023-10/01/2023

"Very fun experience at the Stay&Play weekend. The resort was fun and welcoming and the room was great for what we paid. Disc golf was top “notch” and left nothing to be desired."

Briana from Tallahassee, FL
Stayed 09/29/2023-10/01/2023

"Good deal for the disc golf stay and play. Really enjoyed the courses and the accommodations were very convenient. Most amazing disc golf courses ever! Well maintained and the pro shop is fantastic."

Justin from Brookfield, MA
Stayed 09/29/2023-10/01/2023

"Another wonderful weekend at Smugg's for Disc Golf! Thank you so much. Check-in was easy, fast and friendly. Free breakfast was good, and our room was perfect! We did not know that this year sign-up was required for glow disc and unfortunately we couldn't get in a slot. Although will say - yes definitely needed because last year it was a bit chaotic. Course's were incredible!! Definitely looking forward to next year! THANK YOU!!!!"

Sevdet from New York, NY
Stayed 09/29/2023-10/01/2023

"Beautiful resort, lots of activities, well maintained and spacious accommodations. Very please with our overall experience. We came at the perfect time, fall foliage was in full effect and had an amazing weekend at your resort. Thank you."

Lydia from Peabody, MA
Stayed 09/24/2023-09/27/2023

"I have been coming every fall For the past 8 years and each time it’s a new experience. Love Vermont to visit!! People are so warm and friendly."

Don from Mont-Royal, Quebec
Stayed 09/22/2023-09/24/2023

"Our family had a wonderful time! The grounds were impressive, the activities for the kids plentiful, and the staff very helpful!"

Alfred from South Dennis, MA
Stayed 09/17/2023-09/23/2023

"Excellent!! Courteous and professional staff, we felt welcome! The unit was spacious and clean, overall a very nice resort."

Glenn from North Monmouth, ME
Stayed 09/10/2023-09/17/2023

"Fabulous. Great area with lots to do. Comfortable, well-equipped unit with comfortable beds, great patio, and lots of tv channels. The pool area was awesome."
Late Fall 2022
Lee from Ringwood, NJ
Stayed 11/23/2022-11/28/2022

"We had a wonderful family vacation. Ages under 1 to over 70 and everyone had fun."

Ronald from Williamsburg, VA
Stayed 11/22/2022-11/28/2022

"Smugglers Notch is a great place to vacation (again)!"

Robert from Goffstown, NH
Stayed 11/20/2022-11/27/2022

"It was a wonderful vacation! The staff was absolutely so helpful and amazing! They responded to any need or questions we had promptly and with a smile! Our accommodations were nice and clean; very comfy, ... The Country Store is a great option...so many choices.....fresh food, gifts, bakery items and all reasonably prices. We stopped there about 4 times during the week! Our unit was so comfy.....beds comfortable, the jacuzzi and fireplace a treat, and every utensil we needed was there. The view was wonderful and we look forward to returning! The outdoor heated pool was a November treat......wished we hadn't missed the Billiard tables! :) A wonderful family vacation and the small town of Jeffersonville also offers good choices for dining, market...a lovely area!"

James from Westfield, MA
Stayed 11/12/2022-11/19/2022

"It was fantastic.Even though it was the off-season and most of the activities and amenities were not open, Smuggler's Notch Resort was still a great place to stay and relax. My vacation was extremely relaxing at Smuggs. The views from the home were beautiful looking up the slopes, especially after the snow shower left a few inches on the ground."

Connie from Mays Landing, NJ
Stayed 11/04/2022-11/11/2022

"Very nice vacation. Beautiful resort. Condo was spotless and very comfortable. We had everything we needed. Did alot of hiking, the weather was perfect. Would have been nice to have some activities and restaurants open, but we had no problem keeping busy.

Michael from Chester, NH
Stayed 11/04/2022-11/11/2022

"The area was very beautiful even this time of the year. The condo was very clean and it had all the amenities we needed. There wasn’t much to do due to the season, but we made do. Plenty of trails for hiking. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They were also very informative in helping with area

Anne from Intervale, NH
Stayed 10/30/2022-11/06/2022

"Quiet beautiful time to visit Vt and in particular Smuggs. Friendly staff. Much seasonal cleaning going on. Well done! The local bike trails just keep getting better and better- Once the Lamoille Valley trail is fully opened it will be a destination for many riders and Smuggs is perfectly situated to enjoy it."

Tina from Tucson, AZ
Stayed 10/28/2022-11/04/2022

"Very nice. Accomodations were nice and clean. Just a beautiful area to visit. We will absolutely be back. We had a great time we shared a few hundred photos and have had several friends and family and co workers ask us about our trip. We had nothing but good things to say. It was an amazing trip. I would highly recommend Smuggler's Notch Resort."

Bonnie from Melrose, MA
Stayed 10/23/2022-12/04/2022

"Time at Smuggs is like a breath of fresh air. Great way to relax, take in the gorgeous mountain views and spend time with loved ones. I can never get enough and can't wait to get back to Smuggs."

Julie from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Stayed 10/22/2022-10/29/2022

"Amazing! Loved it. Very peaceful. We really just came to be immersed in the mountains but being in Trailside Highlands and having access to the Aspens pool, which we used several
times was great. I thought it might be disappointing to be so far from the village but it wasn’t and hiking down was easy enough for us. Very happy with the vacation. See you in February.

Stayed 10/20/2022-10/23/2022

"I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the resort and the size of the accommodations. We travelled with a baby so the extra space to stay organized was a big help! The size of the resort made walking around enjoyable and so many sights to take in."

George from Slingerlands, NY
Stayed 10/17/2022-10/19/2022

"It was amazing. The Resort was really nice. I give it 10/10. I would recommend it to anyone. I see my self making another trip out there especially to experience winter time over there. Fall was amazing but I can imagine how it is in the winter."

Monica from Ruston, WA
Stayed 10/14/2022-10/19/2022

"Idyllic spot. Super relaxing and scenic."

William from North Pomfret, VT
Stayed 10/14/2022-10/16/2022

"Super, special, and spectacular! (the fall foliage helped!) Played in a disc golf tournament held at Brewster's Ridge and Fox Run Meadows. Two of the best courses in the world!"

Gail from Elmwood Park, IL
Stayed 10/09/2022-10/13/2022

"Smuggler's Notch was a very nice resort and we had a very pleasant visit there. Our unit was clean and had all the necessary amenities. We enjoyed exploring the area."
AutumnFest 2022
Rachel from Orlando, FL
Stayed 10/08/2022-10/12/2022

"Our family had an amazing vacation. The kids enjoyed their time in the pool, I enjoyed my walks to the country store to grab my morning cup of coffee, and thoroughly enjoyed the view of the mountains from the deck outside of the living room."

Michelle from Acton, MA
Stayed 10/08/2022-10/11/2022

"Excellent!!!! Lots of Healthy Activities for kids to keep them busy and active. Wonderful staff who are great with kids!!!! Amazing scenery. Comfy and beautiful accommodation."

Johnnie from Trimble, MO
Stayed 10/03/2022-10/06/2022

"Beautiful property, wonderful staff, perfect area for sightseeing. Very relaxing and a wonderful experience!"

Christopher from Lebanon, PA
Stayed 10/01/2022-10/08/2022

"We loved it! Fall was bursting on the scene and the mountains here are always beautiful! We really appreciate the laidback atmosphere at Smuggs and it such a great place to relax and make memories."

Ronald from Richmond, KY
Stayed 10/01/2022-10/07/2022

"Smugglers Notch was the most fantastic vacation I have been on for many many years! The rooms were excellent and well kept, the staff was always helpful and went above and beyond."

Michael from Attleboro, MA
Stayed 09/30/2022-10/02/2022

"Amazing value! We all had a great time. We will absolutely be back soon. Our trip was a complete success due in fact from the kindness of your staff and the cleanliness of the grounds/homes. The disc golf courses blew us away. Great job all the way around. You all should be proud of the job you’re doing. Keep up the stellar work! See you soon!

Justyne from Webster, MA
Stayed 09/30/2022-10/02/2022

"We had a wonderful time. We had about 10 people with us and all we’re in agreement that we would make this a reoccurring yearly event!"

Benjamin from Bethel, VT
Stayed 09/27/2022-09/29/2022

"Amazing! Mid-week in the fall was quiet and perfect for a couple’s getaway. The room was a perfect size to spread out and the grounds were great for walking to everything we needed."

Lori from Lowell, MI
Stayed 09/24/2022-10/01/2022

"It was a relaxing time in a place surrounded by natural beauty! We enjoyed walking around the resort, taking pictures of its natural beauty! We also enjoyed exploring the area around the resort. The resort has much to offer anyone who enjoys exploring the great outdoors and natural beauty!

Joseph from Hendersonville, TN
Stayed 09/21/2022-09/28/2022

"A fantastic, all around fun place to stay."

Johnnie from Germantown, TN
Stayed 09/18/2022-09/25/2022

"Our unit in the West Hills area is excellent. The quality of audiovisual equipment is some of the best we have ever seen in a timeshare unit. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped. The living room/dining area is thoughtfully arranged. We enjoyed the location of the resort and thoroughly enjoyed driving along gorgeous VT 108 several times to Stowe and Waterbury. We used the resort as a base to explore several areas of mid and northern Vermont. We would definitely opt to return here."

Shelley from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Stayed 09/16/2022-09/18/2022

"This was my first trip to Smugglers Notch and I wasn't quite sure what to expect. We had a lovely time and the Resort was beautiful!"

Marc from Fly Creek, NY
Stayed 09/15/2022-09/18/2022

"Wonderful time Relaxing getaway and a place we will come back yearly."

Margaret from Lyndhurst, VA
Stayed 09/13/2022-09/19/2022

"It was a truly wonderful vacation. I traveled with 2 friends; and we all agreed that we weren't ready for it to end! I fell in love with the state of Vermont; and the resort was beautiful and very comfortable - an enchanting home away from home."

James from Bainbridge, PA
Stayed 09/13/2022-09/18/2022

"Very quiet and relaxing, exactly what we wanted/ needed/expected/were hoping for."

Thomas from Sunset Beach, NC
Stayed 09/10/2022-09/13/2022

"We loved our stay at Smugglers’ Notch. Accommodations were roomy, comfortable and clean. Check in was an easy process, as was check out. We did a lot of touring in the area, so did not use many of the resorts facilities. We hope to return and stay for a longer time so we can enjoy the resort more."

David from Saint-Constant, Quebec, Canada
Stayed 09/06/2022-09/09/2022

"Awesome! It was very quiet, which is what I like. Just being in the mountains with all the forests is good for my soul."
Heather from Westbrook, ME
Stayed 12/03/2021-12/07/2021

"Fabulous accommodates, great staff, we had a blast."

Michael from Wilton, CT
Stayed 12/03/2021-12/05/2021

"Relaxing. We chose Smuggs for the mixture of hiking, snow, spacious accommodations, and local venues."

Dawn from Attleboro, MA
Stayed 11/26/2021-11/29/2021

"Very impressed. Beautiful place. Already planned our next trip. Staff go above and beyond."

Raymond from Redwood, NY
Stayed 11/01/2021-11/10/2021

"This was a perfect "reset" trip for us. We are both writers and we got so much work done there, with break trips to Jeffersonville, Stowe, and Johnson. Our unit had everything we needed for a week and a half, including for my 93-year-old mother."

Laura from Exeter, NH
Stayed 10/28/2021-11/02/2021

"Even in the off season when things are quieter then usual, Smuggs is a special place."

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