Architectural, Engineering and Interior Design Services
Project Cost: $7,300,000
The Vantage Inn at Snowshoe Mountain Resort was among the first destinations to be built atop Cheat Mountain. The property later housed a pub as well as what was widely considered one of the finest restaurants in the state of West Virginia. Over the years, the restaurant had gone vacant, and the inn had fallen into disrepair. In 2013, a family purchased the property with a vision to transform the inn into a boutique hotel and return the restaurant to its once prominent form and function.
The design challenge was to unify all three structures on the site to establish an organization of form and space to be both functional and inviting. Of prime concern to the owner was the addition of a hearth room for the inn and a separate café for the restaurant. The solution included strategic demolition of a portion of the existing building on the Snowshoe Drive side. Three distinct entry elements were created at that frontage: one to accept visitors and guests for the Corduroy Inn, one for the adjacent café, and a tower element that leads patrons through a courtyard entry into the newly established restaurant which is tucked into the far corner of the property. Heavy timber, stone and fiber cement siding unify the buildings and marry the contemporary rustic style of the exterior to the new and renovated interior spaces.
The twelve existing guest rooms were completely renovated. Multi-view, direct-vent fireplaces provide a focal point that separates living and sleeping spaces while unifying the open floor plan. Headboards constructed of reclaimed barn wood add a touch of rustic charm juxtaposed by modern amenities that include fine bed linens, quartz countertop, and heated porcelain tile floors. The result is upscale rustic elegance, a warm and inviting space with modern amenities.