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Historical Traveler Reviews Christie Lodge Avon
Great Value, Great Fun
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.
The units were refurbished in the last couple of years. The partial kitchen includes a half size refrigerator, dishwasher, and sink. For cooking there is a microwave and an electric skillet. I've been told that the front desk has additional items like a crock pot for free use, but I have never taken advantage of this. Most of the units are 1 bedroom. The entry to these units is into the bedroom that has a queen bed, closet, and TV. The other half has a queen sofa sleeper, kitchen, table, TV/DVD, fireplace, and a sliding door to the balcony. There is a door that separates the two halves of the unit and a common bathroom with two entrances. The small bunk beds have been replaced with a kid size day bed. For a 1 bedroom, the units are on the small side, but they are clean and comfortable. I have seen several reviews from prior to the refurbishment that complained about the conditions, but while the units are nicer now, I don't recall any significant issues from before the refurbishment.
There are several adult hot tubs and one family hot tub, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool.
I will continue staying here. If you want nice accomadations in a great location for a good price, I'd stay here anytime. I take friends here all the time and they always want to come back. If you want Marriott quality with Marriott prices, stay in Vail.
Clean and Cozy
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.
For the money, it was kay
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.
The sleeping area of the room was a bit on the small side, but that wasn't a problem, as the living area, while small, was comfortable. There was a small refrigerator whose motor was quite loud, sounding almost like a dishwasher was running.
Water pressure in the shower was low, but not the worst I've seen.
Also, we were right next to the higway, and the noise was quite noticeable when the back screen door was opened. We did keep it open, as it was rather warm, and there was no AC. Luckily, there were two floor fans provided that kept the temp at a reasonable level.
At night, you could hear the other guests through the walls, especially people walking down the main corridor.
All in all, it wasn't too bad for a husband and wife on a quickie trip, especially for the money. If I had my choice, though, I'd cough up the extra $40, and stay just down the road at the Sheraton.
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"
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... definitely not your normal supermarket. Upon returning home, Bonnie watched her grandson Braydon play hockey in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and Barb went to the Rec Centre to do some computing. We talked to family at home and packed up our suitcases ready to move out tomorrow and head south to Pagosa Springs. We are looking forward to the trip down as well as checking out our new home, Wyndham Pagosa Springs ...
The weather has turned beautiful here. The mornings and evenings are cool, probably in low 40F, but mid 70s during the day. On Wednesday we had a leisurely morning and headed to Copper Mountain to golf at 1:10. We were paired with two interesting males. One from Denver and one from Breckenridge. We had a good game on a beautiful afternoon. Came back and had a delicious supper of salmon, rice and veggies. We had won a free movie at the Meet ...
... out starting on the 10th tee. The "back" nine wasn't too bad even though the weather was cold and wet. We finished and headed to Hole 1 and the clouds flew away and the sun came out. We had an enjoyable round even though we won't publish the scores. We are blaming the altitude and the weather. HaHa!! We are going back another day and hopefully will do better. No sense dragging that big bag and not using it! We got back to our "home" about 6 and headed to the Meet and Greet ...
... what we have seen in our short time in Colorado, the people here love the outdoors and spend a lot of time hiking, cycling and skiing. There are miles of paved biking trails and we saw many people cycling or walking on these today. We left the unit about noon and went to check out the resort. It has a beautiful indoor pool with an indoor and outdoor spa. We will certainly make use of these as the week goes on. We ...
... The alarm sounded at 3:30 AM and we were up and dressed and down to meet the shuttle to the airport by 4:20 AM. Since we had printed our boarding passes and paid for our luggage ahead of time, the checkin was quite fast and we were off to security. The line was not too long but when it was Barb's turn to go through, something triggered the alarm and she was sent to go through the full body scanner. No problem but something triggered ...