This was my first time up at Jay Peak. 10 us stayed at the Tiernan House for a week. The house is a bit cozy when filled to capacity but there were plenty of seats at the dinner table and ample room down in the finished basement. All the appliances were there (including futuristic pot-less coffee brewer) and the furniture was comfortable.
I was a big fan of the master bedroom which was recently renovated with hardwood floors, lambskin rug, and private deck with a view of the backyard.
There was a big collection of sleds in the shed which were fun to play around with in the neighborhood.
Three minor qualms with the house were:
1) 3 of 4 bedroom closets were locked. Not a huge issue as there were dressers in the rooms but it would have been nice to spread out a bit more.
2) There weren't any curtains on any of the windows. The house is far away from the neighbors that it wasn't a privacy concern, it was just very bright in the morning.
3) Sound travels through the heating vents.The vents are basically holes to other rooms.
Not huge issues though, I could come back in the future. Some other things about the house:
- Good cell phone signal throughout
- Wireless was fast but it did drop from time to time.
We spent a lot of time at the mountain where we skied, ate dinner, watched NYE fireworks, snowshoed on the mountain, XC skied, and did the waterpark. We also ate at the Big Jay Tavern just past the entrance to Alpine Haven which was really good.
Finally if you haven't been to Jay before, it snows a lot in the winter. The neighborhood is a bunch of dirt roads on steep hills. Yes they plow but it can still be slippery. If coming up in the winter I highly recommend coming in an all-wheel drive vehicle.
Mike was great and was quick to respond to my questions.