The Pines Lodge, A RockResort
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States covered: Colorado - lots of up and down, altitude and north south, not too far West today Mileage covered: Approx 385 (we forget to read odometer before getting out of car today) Weather: Rainy and mostly overcast with patches of sun Abby Meltdowns: 0 - Abby appeared to be in some kind of mountain-induced sleep coma most of the day -- we …
... scenery everywhere is magnificent. Travelled in the back of a truck to a BBQ dinner in an amazing setting under majestic rock formations. My photos can't do this scenery justice at all. It's too massive. After dinner we joined Warren and Mike in their room for a couple of drinks. All fun. So happy to be here in this ...
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 ...
... up some essentials (cooler, snacks, drinks, ice) and headed west. Denver is 5,000 feet above sea level and then we drove and gradually approached the beautiful mountainous area of the Rocky Mountains and then the Arapaho National Park. Our highest altitude was 10,600 feet and then we gradually got to 8,100 feet when we arrived in Vail, Colorado, which was established in 1962. It is beautiful weather - ...
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The Pines Lodge is a nice lodge in Beaver Creek. The staff was very accomodating for our 5th anniversary, putting us in one of the nicest rooms with the best view of the mountains and town at our request. The staff wants you to have a good time in Beaver Creek. The Grouse Mountain Grill located in the heart of the lodge has delicious food and very nice views, so dining was very convenient compared to some other places you might stay. They also have a nice breakfast buffet which is convenient so that you don't have to search around town for breakfast in the morning before skiing. Overall I would say that the Pines Lodge is a good place to stay if you want a quiet lodge with nice views of the mountain and close to everything. If you are looking for a nice romantic dinner I would definitely recommend an evening at Zachs cabin for its delicious food and fun ride up the mountain by sleigh/snowcat. It is worth the money and we really enjoyed the experience. We took the bus over to Vail for one day of skiing and rode the gondola to the top of the mountain which you can do even if you're not a skiier. They have a nice beginner area at Vail near the top of Eagle Bahn Gondola. I would definitely recommend taking a lesson if skiing in Beaver Creek if you are a beginner skiier since the mountain can be extremely challenging and not as forgiving especially if you've never skiied there or you are skiing for the first time in a few years. Also, be careful since some of what they are calling green ski runs in Beaver Creek were, in my opinion, much more than I had bargained for. I wound up skiing against my will from Bachelor Gulch all the way to Beaver Creek via the intertwine run since I missed the turn for Sawbuck. I felt that more sign placement is needed along the ski trails and after skiing from Bachelor Gulch all the way back to Beaver Creek I found myself with no other way down but to ski the bottom section of a long blue ski run. Not the best place to find yourself after a long day of Village-to-Village skiing and suffering from muscle fatigue from skiing all day the previous day but I guess that was partly my own fault.
Very disappointed in this Rock resort property. It was not up to par with its other properties and the website did it a injustice with the pictures it shows of the rooms. It says ski in and ski out-do not be fooled unless you want to pole a while. Room was not even as nice as a Hampton Inn and at the Pines, you are charged for everything-phone calls, parking, etc. I would not stay here again for the costs. There are many choices in Beaver Creek, this would not be one of them. At breakfast buffet, was not seated, nor offered water or refills the entire time-just given a bill at the end of the meal and not asked how my breakfast was. I had to ask for towels every night and the shower/tub had hair in it every day-which was not cleaned out by the maid staff. I guess they would wait till we checked out. I had a 5 day stay here and it was way too long. This is suppose to be a 5 star place-forget it-I would rate a 2*
Home away from home
I spent a considerable amount of time at the Pines just prior to Christmas and hadn't thought about writing a review until spending time at another, less impressive hotel. The Pines Lodge stands out on all levels: with beautiful rooms, cozy lobby and the most friendliest staff I've come across in all my travels. I was greeting at the front door with a smile and the staff helpfulness with finding local dining, transportation and insider tips on the slopes never let me down. If you are looking for personalized service, the Pines Lodge is your home away from home.
Not what I expected!
Although Beaver Creek was beautiful, The Pines Lodge was not quite what I expected. The lodge was lovely and so was our room. They were both spotlessly clean. The beds were like sleeping on a cloud and the decore was wonderful. When we arrived though, the staff was barely more than polite and except for one bellboy, I was disappointed in the service. The housekeeping staff was extremely noisy at 8 in the morning, every morning! Room service was late and our order was incorrect. The food was barely adequate and incredibly expensive. We have stayed at 5 star resorts with much more afordable food. Overall, it was a nice stay, fantastic room, but if you're looking for excellent and friendly service, go elsewhere!
Love this place!
Stayed here for four nights the first week of Feb. 2005, and was extremely pleased with the experience. The Deluxe room was everything advertised, and very clean. We appreciated the room amenities - free internet, fridge in the room, etc. The staff throughout the hotel was helpful and accessable without being cloying. We also thoroughly enjoyed the dining room experience, which met our expectations for the price. The breakfast buffets were especially good.
We spent the other half of this trip at one of the other larger luxury hotels in the vicinity, and preferred the feeling of intimacy that this property produced.
Probably the best service ever!
We stayed at the Pines Lodge for a week in early February. From check-in to check out, everything was smooth and wonderful. The staff is terrific, from the bellmen, to the housekeeping staff, the ski valets, front desk, concierge--everyone! Would return there in a minute!
We loved our room; it was clean, spacious and the bed was very comfortable.
A great time!
We spent 4 nights (Dec 19-23) at the Pines Lodge and enjoyed it very much. We received a great room, but with 4 people, the king bedded room was not sufficient. We were told that double rooms were by request only, and through our stay the request was not honored-thus leaving 1 adult to sleep in a chair, one in a cot and two others in the bed.
Other than the bed situation (AND the $18 a night valet parking charge) it was a great location, nice property, with great staff. Even though the outside temp. was only about 3 degrees, the outdoor pool was still quite warm!
I would recommend the Pines to those who wanted a nice cozy lodge in Beaver Creek.
We loved our stay at The Pines. We had a "slopeside room" but it really just looked down on the village because of the curve of the building...
still a beautiful view though. It's an easy 5 min. walk down to the village, and the shuttle system is excellent. The people are first class as is the service. The only real negative was the laundry. It's free, but there's just one washer/dryer and you share it with housekeeping (for rags, etc). Also, don't expect a usable balcony. (The double doors open to a 6 inch ledge with a waist-high guard rail instead.) We wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
Beautiful Property and location!
This is a first class property. The lodge is gorgeous and the staff was exceptional. The room included many nice extras (mini-refrigerator, 2 complimentary bottles of water, free internet service via a lap-top in the room, the soaps and lotions were much larger than normal and were high quality products provided by the hotel's salon, turn-down service is automatic, etc.). The beds were some of the most comfortable we'd ever slept in. The only draw back is the mandatory valet parking at $16/night and the room had no A/C (which I have since learned is standard due to the cold nightly temperatures... it did have a cieling fan). There is also complimentary, on-call shuttle service provided to all of the area attractions.