Our church is located just two and a half miles south of Mount Snow Ski Resort, in the village of West Dover. 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, volunteering for our local Habitat for Humanity chapter or just visiting our area.
The Church basement 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, and internet access. The room can be separated in several different ways via portable partitions on wheels.
There are two separate restrooms 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. 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 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.
AA meets upstairs at the church on Saturday evenings, but will enter and leave through a separate part of the building.
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 just $35 per person for two nights, $25 for one night, $45 for three night stays and $60 for four nights. 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, Thanksgiving 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: randysch(at)sover.net
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 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!