Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBeaver Run Resort and Conference Center Breckenridge
Best location on the mountain!!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center Breckenridge
Wouldn't go back
We stayed and The Beaver Run Resort last month with our two small children. At first, it seemed very nice. The room decor was lovely; I think that it had just been re-done. But the resort is very complicated and confusing. It took us 3 different elevators and a walkway to figure out how to get out to street level, no small task with a 2 year old and infant in a stroller. Needless to say, we didn't attempt the pool or even get a bucket of ice for our drinks because they were both located in different buildings. Then, since it was July it was warm and there was no air-conditoning so we ran a fan all night and had the window open but we were sill overheated. A large truck backing up outside our window at 6am woke up our 2 year old, and as a result the rest of us. We were pretty tired and cranky the rest of the day. Not a place that we would return to.
Awful - In every way!
I checked in for a six night stay beginning in June 2004 - but after one night decided to leave immediately. I stayed in building one in a one bedroom condo. The place is a maze! No in-room safe, no high-speed Internet connection.
Not all the light fixtures worked, a chair was broken, the mirror over the fireplace was crooked. The decor was something out of a cheap motel. When I checked in I inquired about someplace to eat locally at the late hour. The front desk clerk didn't have a clue. When I complained about the room, I was told they would have a room ready for me about 2:00pm. When I called back to inquire, they told me they would send a bellman with new keys and to help me move into another room. Forty-five minutes later - no bellman. When I checked the front desk - they advised me "the bellman is really busy right now". My serious recommendation - do not waste your money here.
Great Ski Inn/Out Location
Our travel dates were December 11-15, 2003. Room #4625 building #4.
Upon arriving at the resort we were greeted by a beautiful lobby with comfy chairs and nice fireplace and slate floors. Staff was friendly and helpful. Resort is quite large and if your not familiar with the property one could get lost easily. No one actively helped with our luggage. With 2 kids in tow it would've helped but we didn't actively call anyone either. At most ski hotels the staff is pretty aware that those checking in usually have ski gear! We were given an upgrade without even being told, which was a bonus. Our room was supposed to be a deluxe studio but we walked into a colorado suite that included a fireplace(155 sq. ft difference). It was a nice size room with a separate area for the queen bed. Accordian sliding doors closed for privacy. The two kids slept on the queen sleeper sofa that was located in the "living room". The kitchen was small but nice. Overall, the room was nice but could use new carpet. 2 separate TV's are great with kids.
Separate bathroom sink with private toilet area. We stocked the fridge and were able to ski down and have lunch. Saves $$. Ski lockers located in the basement was PERFECT. You'd come out the door and ski down 50 ft to the lift. What more could you ask for. Pool was nice and could swim from inside to outside under the giant "garage door". Hot tubs were nice, but only located outside. The pool area also had a new refurbished bathroom with towels and showers with shampoos and shower gels. Dined at the Spencer's Steaks and Spirit's. Food was good. Prices reasonable. Good service. A little cold in there but nice setting with stylish decor. Would we go back? Definately. Early ski season is cheaper and the ride from Denver is beautiful. Kinderhut ski school was awesome with my 2 year old. They actually had her on skis. She loved it. I could peek in at anytime and see her. Staff was friendly, caring and worth the price. Hope this helps in your decision to visit Breck.
Downtown is friendly and is nice to stroll around in.
Great Stay Unbeatable location
First: Location! The chairlift would need to be in your room to be closer; tickets, ski shop and good resturaunt directly adjacent. Kids ski school almost in lobby. Vail/Beaver Creek easy 45 min. Copper & Keystone 30. Denver Airport 1 1/2 hrs, except Sunday. Very nice room layout. Staff very helpful. Free shuttle downtown. We have stayed in many ski resorts, this one isn't the Ritz, but a real value, and unusually convenient, especially for families.
Visited Jan 25- 29th 2003. Weekend Rm chg was $156.00 tax included; $117.28 weekdays. the facility was worth that amount. Would go back again, but even by calling the hotel direct and getting a "preferred return guest" discount the room would total $700.28 incld tax for 4 nights compared to $507.84 for the same week in 2004. Hard to justify a 38% increase so checking out other hotels. Our room was over the parking garage; a basic 2 queen bed room, no suite. THE GOOD: Convenient to excellent slopes & lifts, rental shop, lockers. Good food. Two excellent bars (restaurant & sports bar) with friendly bartenders and conversation. The in-house bars are my main consideration to return. Room was average. Free parking. Good shuttle service with van on-site; tip the driver & go anywhere around town.
Several outdoor hot tubs were neat. THE BAD (UNTIL YOU FIGURE IT OUT): The Hot water heater must be in Wyoming! If you take an early/late shower, it's gotta run several minutes to make it from the other side of the complex. You would think the hotel staff would advise you of this but must be unaware.
Delighted Overall - Would stay here again!
We stayed at the resort weekend of August 2, 2003 and were very pleased. We stayed in the Colorado Suite at a very reasonable rate. The suite was clean, spacious and equipped with a jetted tub, fireplace, and mini kitchenette. Parking was free which is a bonus since some properties offered competitive rates, but charged extra for parking. We enjoyed the heated pool and were just delighted with the property, location, price, and amenties overall. The Brunch on the property restaurant on Sunday was recommended by a frequent visitor. We tried it and would recommend it also. We would definately stay at this property again.
Tired threadbare, needs reno
This hotel is tired, threadbare and very much in need of renovation. We were there in the summer for a conference, and had the misfortune to land one of those rooms with a door to the adjoining room. We could hear every word spoken by our loud and inconsiderate neighbors who woke us when they returned to their room after midnight. The next morning, I called the front desk to complain and was assured the room was now vacant. Well, it wasn't: the next morning we were awakened at 5 a.m.
Rotten hotel, don't go there.
Beaver Run was great - better than expected
We rented a one bedroom condo through Ski Village property management.
You check in through their office and they give you the keys and parking pass. They were very flexible on early check in and late check out. The condo was great! It was clean - kitchen looked newly renovated, had a large bedroom, and a fireplace. Our 5 year old slept on the qween sofa bed - fine for her but probably would be uncomfortable for an adult. The bed in the bedroom on the other hand looked like a king size and was very comfortable.
We lover the indoor / outdoor pool - beautiful slate tile surrounds the area. The steak Restaurant had very good food - although service was a little slow (I think just our server). My daughter enjoyed the video arcade. This whole place had a wonderful feel to it. We also found some great hiking trails right outside the resort. We would definately stay here again.
Hot Tub & Fire place
I don't know what the negative reviews are all about becasue I went in January 2003 and I am going back in January 2004. The Colorado Suite was excellent with a realxing and romantic hot tub and very warm fireplace. The resort was very inviting, easily accesible to everything around. Ski in, Ski out.....literally!!! It was a very nice experience and this time we are going in a group. The food at the resort was also great. I highly recomend it. It was my first time skiing!
Beaver Run SUCKS!
On our arrival at Beaver Run Resort for the 4th of July weekend, for a little league baseball tournament the desk clerk, Mark was the rudest SOB I have ever encountered at a major hotel! The second desk clerk from Bulgeria was just a rude and unintelligible to english speaking customers. We had rented two, 4 bedroom suites with different families in each suite and had given the hotel advanced copies of the name of each family in each suite and had confirmation numbers for each. Mark insisted on another list, refused to give parking passes, refused to allow phone service, and it took a major hassle just to get room keys!
Mark does NOT belong in the hotel guest service business! FIRE HIM!
There is only 1 elevator to serve the entire building 3 from the parking garage to 8 floors of rooms. It is SO SLOW it takes up to 30 minutes to get from the garage to the 6th floor! (thats 12 flights of stairs and we walked it many times instead of waiting for the extremely slow elevator!) One time with your luggage and you NEVER want to stay at Beaver Run again! Save yourself the aggravation, STAY ELSEWHERE!
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