For all Overnight Group inquiries, please contact Randy at 802-464-63081, or randymoover(at)gmail.com
Our church is located just two and a half miles south of Mount Snow Ski Resort, in the village of West Dover. We are also close to Stratton, Okemo and Magic Mountains. Our church’s basement has an activity center capable of hosting overnight groups. We are a perfect and cost-efficient place for Scout troops, church and temple youth groups, school clubs, or others to stay while skiing/biking the mountain, or just visiting our area.
The Church activity room features a large open room that is 30’ x 35’ which can host up to 33 people on comfortable cots that we provide. We have a large flat screen color television, DVD player, Wii gaming system and fiber internet access. The room can be separated in several different ways via portable partitions on wheels.
There is a restroom on the upper floor, and a full bathroom in the activity center which includes a shower and two sinks.
There is a full kitchen with two stoves and ovens, a microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, and a full set of pots, pans, dishes, and utensils. There are also folding chairs and tables for dining or relaxing.
The worship area, on the main level, is used each Sunday from 8:30 -11 a.m and Saturday from 4:30-5:30 pm. Guests are always welcome at these services. The church is smoke-free, alcohol-free and does not allow pets. We’d love for your group to attend the worship service with us, If not, we ask that the basement be vacated between 8:30 – 11 a.m. on Sunday only so that we may use the facility for Sunday School, Bible Study and child care. We ask groups to either attend church with us or be outside skiing, having breakfast, etc. during that time. You are welcomed to come back after 11 a.m. to change, finish packing, etc. and depart prior to 5 p.m. Sunday evening. Prior to 8:30 a.m. we ask that you move your belongings to a corner of the room that we will partition off for you so we can conduct Bible study and Sunday School. Groups do not need to be awya durring the Saturday evening service.
AA meets upstairs at the church on Saturday evenings, but will enter and leave through a separate part of the building.
Covid-19 Precautions: We require all persons who are exibiting any amount of cold or flu-like symptoms to refrain from staying at the chruch in order to care for your larger group and our community. We request (but do not require) guests to test for Covid-19 prior to staying at the church regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. We provide 2 industrial air purifiers for the activity room and kitchen. We request masks be worn indoors at all times by all people with the exception of when people are eating, showering and sleeping. We have made arrrangements for all other users of the church to not interfere with your goup's space (activity room and Kitchen) while you are here (with the exception of Pastor Jeremy who may need to access his office or the copy machine). We ask that, barring an emergency, you enter and exit throgh the front door and use the bathroom downstairs and the bathroom uptairs near the front door only. Any other groups will restrict their use to the library and upstairs rear bathroom accordingly. If a member of your group tests positive for COVID-19 within two weeks after returning home from your trip, we ask that you notify the church immediatally so we may be included in contact tracing. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in caring for one another durring this pandemic time!
We are one block from the local bus stop that serves Mount Snow and all attractions in the region. The bus is free and stops at approximately 15 minutes past the hour going northbound to Mount Snow and returns about 45 minutes past the hour southbound coming from Mount Snow between 7 am and 6 pm daily.
The price is $40 per person for two nights, and $30 for one night. Contact Randy for pricing on longer stays. There is no tax or service charge. Most winter weekends require a two night stay. Other conditions may apply and depending upon circumstances the pricing may be adjustable.
A reservation deposit of $100 is due within seven days of making a reservation. Final payment is due upon arrival in cash or check. Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to arrival will be refunded in full, but cancellations received less than 30 days will be credited toward a future stay up to one year from the original reservation date. Christmas Eve, and Easter Weekend are not available. We ask that that your group provide a one adult chaperone per 8 kids plus one designated group leader. If that is not possible we can discuss other arrangements.
Deposit checks should be made payable to the West Dover Congregational Church, and should be mailed to Randy Schoonmaker, Box 886, West Dover, VT 05356. He can be reached via email at: randymoover(at)gmail.com
WE HAVE MANY REPEAT GROUPS, SO WE URGE YOU TO BOOK EARLY
Driving Directions: Take Route 95 to Route 91. In Vermont take Exit #2 off I-91. Go right off the exit onto Route 9 west, and follow this 19 miles until you come to the only stoplight in Wilmington. Go right at the light onto Route 100 North. Follow 6 miles. West Dover Village is on your right, and the church is easily visible in its center.
A key will be left outside the church prior to your arrival. Groups should let themselves in. Randy will stop by Saturday evening to see how you are doing and to collect your final payment. If you need any help call 802-464-3081. Cots, tables and chairs will be stacked in the room for you to set up to your own liking. Upon departure we require that these items be put back in their original location.
To contact the group while staying at the church call 802-464-1195. Groups using the church phone may make free local and 800# calls but will need a calling card to make long distance calls.
We are looking forward to hosting your group!