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Historical Traveler Reviews Zephyr Mountain Lodge Winter Park
We stayed at the Zephyr Mtn. Lodge Christmas 2004. It was very convenient to everything we needed, ski rental, ski school, a few restaurants, but they were quite crowded. Still if you have a car with you, the drive into town was only 10 minutes and there were many restaurant and shopping choices there. The underground, heated garage was wonderful. Our condo was clean and large and quite homey and acceptible. The only problem I had was that we had booked and paid for a slope side view. One very small window did look out onto the bottom of the ski area, but an area of the building obscured most of our slope view. The other windows of the condo looked out on the parking lot. Not what we expected, but not trip destroying. There are two sections to the ZML -- Slopeside and Riverside. We stayed in the Slopeside and were pleased, but I think it was a bit more difficult getting to the lifts and then back to the condo at the end of the day than what Riverside would be. Slopeside had hot tubs that looked out on the lifts and slopes, while the Riverside hot tubs looked out on a parking lot. All in all the most convenient place to stay in relation to the lifts and such in Winter Park.
2 Good Weeks
We have just had 2 weeks skiing at the Zephyr Lodge.
Very convenient, very comfortable, Very relaxing.
Their 'on demand' bus sevice is first class. Enabling us to avoid car rental.
Helpful, efficient staff.
Our 1 bedroom Condo was well equipped, but slightly smaller than normal for North America. This wasn't a problem for us though.
I just stayed at the Zephyr Lodge for five nights. I thought that the lodge was perfect. Parking is indoors and you can drive right up to the elevators to unload your gear. The rooms have full kitchens with a microwave oven and dishwasher so, instead of eating out every night, you can go shopping at the local supermarket and save a fortune. You get a locker for your ski equipment, which is ten steps to the back door of the lodge, where you ski in and out. The room I was in had a queen size bed in a private bedroom and a foldout couch. My buddy was extremely comfortable on the couch. The room had two big TV's connected to an extensive cable network and the reception was fine. The bathroom was large and the water pressure was great. The room was stocked with everything you could need. It didn't hurt that the mountain was awesome. You can stay here with confidence.
Hotel room was average for a 2 bedroom lodge suite with the same floorplan that many timeshares use. (It may be a timeshare location or it may have been in the past because it has an owner closet that was not in use.) Space was adequate and the lodge was very conveniently located slope side for skiing. The negatives are that the thermostat in the room did not work so we had to keep windows open in order to not suffocate! In fact, we felt nauseous in the room when the window was not open -- I doubt there was a CO problem since it was electric heat, but don't know for sure.
Would stay here again
We stayed here on our way through the mountains. The hotel itself was even nicer than we expected. Our room included a kitchen, living room, 2 TVs, gas fireplace, balcony and more for a very reasonable rate. We were only there for one night and the city of Winter Park was extremely quiet. All of shops and restaurants were closed in the hotel.... try Fontenots down the street. They had "summer" activities advertised but we didn't see many people out and about. I would definitely stay here again.
My family and I had stayed at another hotel the first 5 nights in Winter Park. The last couple of nights we stayed at The Zephyr. The previous hotel was nice but did not even compare to the space or convenicence at the Zephyr. This condo had all the conveniences of home, a kitchen (complete with dishwasher, refrigerator, cookware, dishes, etc.) a living area, an actual bedroom and a balcony with the most spectacular view of the mountains. This is the perfect place to stay if you will be skiing. The slopes are just out your back door. The one negative is that when they said our check in time was at 4:00 p.m. It wasn't ready a moment sooner. Of course this was during spring break. (An unbelievably busy time) This was just a slight inconvenience when we saw the room or should I say rooms. We will definitely stay here on our next trip to Winter Park. Our family highly recommends The Zephyr!! Carol-Okla.
Zephyr Lodge is nice
The zephyr resort at the base of Winter Park is nice and convenient. It is nice and quite at night and we enjoyed watching the snowcats groom the slopes from our balcony.
This past winter I had the pleasure of spending a week at Zephyr Mountain Lodge. There is no place like it in Winter Park. My room was amazingly comfortable (an oversized 1 bdrm with a king size bed). When my wife didn't want to ski one day, she was able to read next to the wonderful fireplace in the living room. From the couch, she could look right up the ski slope (I was able to waive to her from the slope). At the end of each day, I sat on the balcony, drank a beer, and watched people ski down the slope. Then I hit the hot tub. Definitely a five star establishment and a wonderful place to take a vacation!!
Zephyr Mtn Lodge condos are beautiful accomodations and at a great price for the off season. However, the fire alarm went off at 12:30 at night and the front desk clerk would not tell us what was going on. He was looking in a phone book trying to find someone to call. After 3 attempts to talk to him he finally told us that he was on the phone with the maintenance manager as he was trying to reset the system. He did not call the fire dept...and this building is right next to a beautiful Colorado forest. He was ill equipped to handle this. The guest directory indicated that in the case of an alarm an announcement would be made over the room intercom...no such luck. Also, the next morning the desk manager was reluctant to answer our questions or to assure us that in the future training would be provided for staff. She did tell us that we should have evacuated (which we did) and that the fire department should have been called (which did not happen).
Fantastic and Convenient
I have stayed at Zephyr Mountain three times now, all in different condo's. The units are always clean and since it is fairly new, most of the beds and furniture are clean and comfy. The staff is pleasant and accomodating. THe shuttle service they provide to town is so much more convenient and APPEALING than taking the BIG BLUE BUSES! The ski in ski out is great, the outdoor hot tubs...guess i just cant say enough!