The SpaceHostels are known for common areas for guests to hang out in and mingle with fellow travelers. We view ourselves as a combination of an inn and hostel. Private rooms where the majority of time is to be spent in common space or enjoying the great outdoors. An inn for the social traveler with the availability for private sleeping quarters.
The living room consists of the large wrap around couch a step down from the dining room. Then main focus is the four sided fireplace, perfect to warm up by after a long day on the slopes. Toad stools made of tree stumps surround the fire. A small table for playing games or enjoying a cup of joe sit next to large windows looking out to the Green Mountain National Forest. A long bar completes the room with tall barstools and a hors d'oeuvres table. Look inside the bar to find a large collection of puzzles, cards and games. Cozy up with a book from our lending library or watch a personal DVD/VHS or Roku with your account on the flat screen TV.
The kitchen has large countertops great for multiple people cooking at once. Includes a fridge for storage as well as cabinets for dry food. Please label all food with initials and date. All food without a label is considered hostel food and available for all to enjoy. Remove labels of any food you wish to donate to the hostel for future guests. Plenty of cookware such as plates, silverware, cups, wine glasses, pots, pans, sheet pans, baking pans, cooking utensils, etc. We try to regularly stock flour, sugar, and cooking oil. An electric stove for cooking and baking along with a coffee maker, popcorn maker, microwave and toaster. The kitchen is a privilege to have when on the road traveling and we request our guests to clean up after themselves. A dishwasher is available for dish ware, all pots, pans, wood utensils and other large items are to be hand washed. Soap and sponge provided.
Three bathrooms, two full bathrooms and one half bath, are available for all guests to share. Clean towel and face cloth will be on your bed upon arrival. Bathrooms include hand towels, toilet paper, hand soap and a bath mat. All bathrooms are for single occupancy use with a locking door for privacy. Bathrooms are cleaned regularly and we would appreciate help to maintain a clean environment. Please remember personal toiletries such as shampoo for they are not provided. Consider bringing a bathrobe or flip flops for your comfort.
Enjoy our large deck overlooking the Mad River and Green Mountain National Forest located off the back of the inn for greater privacy. Outside seating includes a six person table with chairs and two cushioned chaise lounge chairs. Hummingbirds frequent the flower boxes and feeders. Walk down the back hill to the Mad River and enjoy family-friendly shallow swimming areas. Take a short walk down the river to the Warren Falls where rock jumping and deep swimming holes can be found. Interaction with GuestsOwners, Joe and Kirsten, live on the property in an attached apartment with their cat, Moo, who can be seen around the property The NeighborhoodThe Mad River Valley is a beautiful area surrounded by mountains and filled with meandering rivers and brooks. Known for its four seasons, or as the locals say, six seasons, the wildlife is abundant and the scenery cannot be beat. Visitors come to the valley for a variety of events including craft fairs, weddings, farmers markets, concerts, brew fests, art shows, marathons and cycling events.
The closest ski areas to the Warren Falls Inn & Hostel are Sugarbush and Mad River Glen; Stowe and Bolton Valley are both under an hour. With this many choices you are sure to find a mountain to meet all your skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing needs. In warmer weather enjoy the large variety of hiking and biking trails, including the Long Trail. Historic Route 100 is a popular route to many cycling options, as well as a great scenic drive to view many of the covered bridges. Kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding are abundant along the Mad River and Blueberry Lake in Warren, and a little further away check out Waterbury Reservoir and Lake Champlain for your boating desires. Local craftsmanship is displayed in the local shops, farmers markets and craft fairs. Other Things to NoteThe Olsen House was founded in 1971 by John and Sue Olsen. The Olsen friends and family helped to build this house while camping on site every weekend for an entire summer. The post and beam style house meant lots of team work to hand lift the structure into place. Natural cedar siding completed the house, for John wanted to feel part of the woods. John and Sue created an environment where everyone was welcome and the house was always rocking with music, dance, and laughter. The Olsen's have become local legends, known for their loyalty to Mad River Glen, great conversations, and always the life of the party. Our goal is to continue a loving, welcoming environment for all to enjoy.
The Inn has been maintained in its original design since being established, with little plans for change. As you enter the house you will immediately feel the seventies ski house vibes. Our long dining room table with bench style seating is perfect for serving a large party. You will truly notice the seventies feel when sitting on the built in couch of the sunken living room in front of the four-sided fireplace, an ideal place to rest after a long day of skiing. The back side of the house includes a large deck that faces the Green Mountain National Forest and overlooks the babbling Mad River.