Travel Blogs from Avon
This morning we wake up a bit dishevelled from yesterday's long day and drinking. Neither of us are hung-over and the sooner we get on the road the better, as we have 12 hours of driving ahead of us. After showers and packing we head downstairs to enjoy a famous Vegas buffet. Reviews on the Internet weren't great, but the Monte Carlo brunch choices …
We drove all day from Lander, WY to Avon, CO and finally ended up at the Christie Lodge for 7 days of R&R. We're winding down our vacation with side trips to places like Leadville, CO.
A long drive today, but the scenery was well worth it. We stopped at areas where the Indians had built their homes in huge caves, And saw spectacular scenery all day. At a spectacular bend in the river, we had champagne and nibbles. Now we are in Moab, on a Navajo Indian reservation. The view from our balcony is gorgeous, ...
The day started with a trip to the Butterhorn Bakery for the girls and I. Amazing breakfasts!!! Brian had to get "back to work" after two days off. The kids and I explored a few parks in town. We took a ride to Loveland Pass and ended up walking around the outlets before crashing. A great, restful ...
Left Denver at 7.30am. First stop was Vaile....a beautiful ski resort, with buildings like being in Austria. Wish we could have stayed there longer. Into the Moab area .......so stunning and massive. Big rock mountains and strange rock formations both sides of the bus, and it looks like there could be landslides any time !! Absolutely spectacular. Moab tonight, and we're going on a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Christie Lodge Avon
Our family has stayed here numerous times. You are short ride to Beaver Creek on a free bus that stops right in front. It is a 10 minute drive to Vail or take the inexpensive shuttle. There are all kinds of dining and shopping options within walking distance. There is a Subway and an inexpensive but good Nepalese restuarant inside. Across the street are a couple of excellent restarants if you want higher end dining. Gart Sports and Walmart are close by. For boutique shopping, take the shuttle to Beaver Creek Village. There are endless options for hiking and mountain biking. Many people use this as a base for day trips to Vail, Leadville, Glennwood Springs, and even Aspen.
We spent an enjoyable week at the Christie Lodge and used it as a base for many hiking and exploring trips to places like Leadville (45 min.), Vail (10 min.), Breckenridge (50 min.), and Aspen (90 min.). The lodge has an indoor mall feel to it with its three story high atrium, and one pool, the hot tubs, and the ping pong tables are situated out in the center areas between the two buildings of rooms. But it was very comfortable. The room, while small, was spotless and contained new amenities. But for two adults and one child, it was fine. Other reviewers complain about the size and the lack of air conditioning--it's obvious that they were looking for a resort to stay in all day with loads of luxurious amenities. Clearly, the Christie is for families on the go who are out seeing the area, not sitting by the pool; thus to use this as a base to see the wonderful outdoor playground that is Colorado, I recommend it heartily. Plus, we were there in late June and we did not need the air conditioning, so clearly that complaint is more about glamour and prestige than actual comfort.
Not worth the money
Rooms were small and noisy. Lots of road traffic and guest traffic. Place needs work, hot tub handle amlost came off in my hand as I was getting in.
We visited from Feb. 5, 2005 to Feb. 12, 2005 and found the accommodations to be wonderful. The management is excellent. The units are small, but have everything that a couple would need for an wonderful ski week. Housekeeping does a great job in keeping the units and common areas clean. Hot tubs and indoor pool provided evening entertainment. Several shops and a Walmart close by. Bus service right outside the door will take you to Beavercreek and Vail. We plan to return next year for 2 weeks.
My husband and I were on an extremely brief visit to Avon/Vail, for 2 nights. We were meeting family in town who all stayed over at the Sheraton Mountain Vista. As they were booked by the time we made our reservation, we ended up at Christie Lodge.
Nice Place to stay in Avon
The Christie lodge is in a great location in Avon. It has a shuttle service to the Beaver Creek and Vail. It has a family atmosphere with indoor pool and hot tub. The rooms are small but the entire hotel has been remodeled and updated. Nice place to stay for a weekend get away!
The Christie Lodge is in a perfect location to enjoy the Vail Valley and is just down the road from Beaver Creek. With its renovations, the lodge's rooms have been upgraded and have new furnishings. The common areas are open and inviting. A great place to bring the family.
Will never Stay There Again!
My family was shocked when we first opened the door to the room at The Christie Lodge. The main bed was stuck in a room called the bedroom the size of a walk-in closet with a t.v. and bedstand in it. (Nothing else could of possibly fit!) The extra beds for our teenage kids were bunk beds that were cut into the hallway wall! The screen on the deck door was hanging off and there was no way to keep the bugs out and we needed it open for air. It had the ambiance of a cheap $20 a night hotel that I have seen in movies! We walked out as soon as we inspected the room as did several other people who we met at the front desk-oh and no air conditioning!
We had a wonderful time with our entire family at the Christie Lodge!
Children feel welcome, and the open areas in the halls are great meeting places. After skiing at Beaver Creek we were just a hop, skip and a jump (on free transportation) to a cozy Lodge with amenities for all. Love the Subway being there, it gives the whole place a "Homey, fresh baked bread" aroma. All in all a terrific time!
A (for around Vail) relatively inexpensive place to spend a couple nights...2 or three adults, the bunk beds are strictly for rugrats or midgets, but the sofa sleeper in our unit was above average for comfort. Units have weird layout, lousy ventilation and interstate traffic noise. Plan to eat breakfast in shifts in the "kitchenette"