Winter Park Mountain Lodge
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At this point Gordy and I entered into a long period of negotiation regarding the time we should start with Gordy being the early type and I'm at the other end of the spectrum. Eventually we decided that we would start at 6:00 AM and that would give us plenty of time to do the ride and catch the 5:00 PM bus back to Evergreen. More on that decision later.
We packed the bikes into the car the night before and I set the alarm for 4:00 AM ...
... in an "Adopt a Crag" day at Golden, CO's Table Mountain.
We awoke at nearly an "alpine start" to the day, too early really following the Reel Rock viewing and post-viewing celebrations. But we were psyched. A huge turnout, we elected to be in separate groups doing rock work near the base of some of Table Mountain's climbing walls. ...
... group got to tour INSTAAR (Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research) and meet with Dr. John White who is the director of this facility. He's a very dynamic speaker and I'm pretty sure I've seen him interviewed on CNN or something similar. The second part of the trip was to tour NOAA. Their security is about as tight as Redstone Arsenal. Not sure what's going on there that has them so uptight. We got to actually see the analysis in progress ...
... our journey. It also meant we would miss out on visiting the Grand Tetons National park.
We entered Yellowstone and were instantly impressed. The entrance is flanked by massive snow capped mountain ranges and the road hugged a beautiful, cold stream. Joseph busied himself reading out all of the sights we could see along the way. Our route was somewhat restricted due to roads still being closed but there was still ...
... sign my first pass through the airport. Needless to say, I didn’t make a second pass and had to get Debra to come meet me in the economy parking lot. After lots of hugs and kisses and scratches (some for me, some for TJ), we headed on to Boulder to see my friend Dan. We managed to get parked at his apartment building, and it was a trip to see the guy I had spent so much time in my neighborhood with growing ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Winter Park Mountain Lodge
Great place, Greater view
Great rooms with Great views. Food is good, great home made beer, excellant staff. One of the nicest stays I've ever had. Have stayed here at least 6 times during all seasons. Wish I could afford to live in WP.
Not a place to stay!
We stayed here for only one night, thank goodness!! I couldn't believe how awful the room was! It was large with a seperate bedroom, but that would be it's only plus. I was amazed at the mold in the toliet, the broken light bulbs in the bathroom, and the fact that the room smelled so stale. I cut my foot on the tile in the bathroom, unsure if it was glass or the grout that was coming up. There was food on the sofa sleeper and on the floor under the couch. I could not believe they left a tip envelope for the maid in plain sight, like I was going to leave one! We did complain upon our checkout, but I'm sure the clerk could care less! Since it was a business trip, my husband's employer had already paid in advance.
Winter PArk very nice hotel
Winter PArk hotel very nice with pool. We love the beer and food. WE would come back again if we can
The Great Lodge
Winter Park was a great hotel with everthing and a great ski hill. Come here and be happy
WP mountain lodge was cool
Imagine this, three guys from Rutgers, a huge resort with lift access bike trails and we stayed at the only hotel with it's own Brewery! We had such a great time we plan to go back every summer. Kev, Tom-as, Rudey
Avoid At All Costs!
This hotel is a joke. First we were given keys for a room number that
did not exist. When we finally got into our room, it was truly awful.
It had a dirty sofa sleeper with a huge rip in it. The furniture looked
like it should have been left at the curb for trash pickup. When I
spoke to the front desk, they said I could stay or get my money back.
They did not offer to move us to another room because they did not have
anything available. When I was waiting in line to get my refund, I
heard the same desk clerk tell a group in front of me that they could
move to two rooms containing king beds. I could not believe it. Avoid
this hotel at all costs!
I enjoyed the hotel. We did stay in a cheaper room with a view of the garbage dump. As a former General Manager of a hotel, we often upgraded people to better rooms provided the occupancy was low that night so I think I was hoping for the same since the occupancy was on the slow side. So I do recommend paying for a better view or a better room if that is important. Otherwise, I feel we got our money's worth since our rate also included a breakfast. The beds were comfortable enough.
We have been to the Colorado Mountains many times, and have learned exactly what to expect. The service is never the same as in other locations, but the people are normally friendly, especially considering that they have to deal with us high stress city folks all the time. I stood at the front desk and watched the poor girl get screamed at because the shuttle to town (which she very nicely explained about 5 times was run by the ski area and not the hotel) was 5 minutes late. I felt horrible for the girl and seriously wanted to punch the jerk.
This resort hotel has a lot to improve on in the manner that they treat their guest. You are barely recognized at the service desk.It is almost impossible to get anyone from the front desk to answer the phone from the guest rooms or outside family calling in. When personally going down to the front desk to inquire what the problem was, the clerk was too busy playing video games on the computer to answer the phones. We had to go to 3 different floors to get enough drinks for our party of people.We recieved no clean glasses or coffee cups the 2nd day of our stay.They didn't even remove the dirty ones. The pool water was ice cold with lights hanging in the water with exposed wires.We were told to go get the luggage rack ourselves on the 3rd floor. When checking out we received no thank you or any recognition what-so-ever. If we ever return to Colorado we will definitely not stay here.
Will Not return to this Hotel!
We will absolutely be making Winter Park, CO. a yearly vacation, but
will never return to the Winter Park Mountain Lodge. We did not
encounter one polite person the entire week we were there! The
Restaurant Staff was rude, the room was not clean, the in-room movies
did not work, and there is no room service. I heard several great
things about the Vintage Inn, and will most likely be staying there
when I return next March.