Sheraton Mountain Vista Villas, Avon / Vail Valley
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... about a mile to the Upper Waterfall on Gragg Prong. Although we had visited this waterfall before, we never had a chance to play in the water. And arriving early, we had the waterfall to ourselves, at least for a little while. We set up along the big area of exposed bedrock, changed into swimsuits, and blew up the inflatable turtle we had picked up from Walmart for just $5. The lowest portion ...
... great backpacking camping spots. As we approached the waterfall, the main trail split to the right and we took a left on a spur trail that leads to the falls. First we went down a steep section to the base, assisted down the final part by a rope. There were a lot of people here swimming in the water and hanging out on the rocks. Sandy and I ate lunch and then I waded into the pool to get some pictures. Not surprisingly, ...
... Shortcut Trail (266A). Bard Falls is more well-known and popular and as such, there were several cars parked here. We followed the one-mile trail down to North Harper Creek Trail and turned left to follow the creek downstream. Soon, the trail crossed the creek and there was no getting across this one dry. After wading the creek, we followed it downstream about a half-mile to Bard Falls. We had lunch at the base of ...
... a few times to see some nice cascades on the creek above the falls. A few would almost qualify as waterfalls, though I'm sure that they're not named. It was getting late by now and we were both getting hungry, so we headed to Banner Elk and Sandy bought dinner for my birthday at Puerto Nuevo, a very good Mexican restaurant. Then we headed back to camp and built a fire before retiring for the ...
... boulder field just below the main drop. Hebron Colony Falls is an interesting waterfall - there’s no huge drop, but rather a countless number of small cascades over, under, and around massive boulders in the creek. The opportunities for rock scrambling and photography are endless. We climbed out onto some big boulders at the base of the main drop and had lunch and then spent some ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Mountain Vista Villas, Avon / Vail Valley Beaver Creek
I've never been to a hotel with such harsh rules. No one checks in before 4 pm and you better be out by 10 am. The registration staff were very unknowledgeable about everything - they were unsure of when the mountains closed - 3pm, 3:30 pm or was it 4 pm? As far as bringing up our bags when our room was finally ready - they forgot our laptop bag. And, it took two calls to remind them. They left us 2 vmails on our first day of skiing - 1 for a movie that began at 5 pm (who gets back to their room early enough for this if they've been skiing all day!!!) And, of course the message to meet with a rep about buying property here - right?!?! They never had an idea of which mountain had better snow coverage. The room was clean - we had a small 1 bed - no stove - kind of a downer. If you like a clean room - and don't think you'll ever use the staff for ANYTHING - then stay here, otherwise - STAY AWAY!!!
We stayed in the larger deluxe unit and really enjoyed are stay. First, the town of Avon is the perfect place for a ski vacation. You don't have the congestion, gazillion kids running around and high prices you'll find on the mountain. Plus you can walk to the grocery and liquor store to stock your kitchen for the week. The Sheraton staff is friendly and very responsive. We had plenty of towels and they changed them all mid week when they cleaned the room. We had a slight problem when the washer overflowed but maintance came immediately and they even asked if we wanted to change rooms (not necessary at all). The roof hot tubs provide a great view of the mountain and there are good restaurants in town if you don't want to venture far after a hard day on the mountain. We will definitately return.
We ejoyed a 2 week stay at this resort. When we arrived, the staff were very friendly and helpful. We were pleased to find paper towels, dishwasher det. and anything needed to start the "housekeeping process." We loved the roof top whirlpools. The Avon location was in the center of many outdoor activities, nice shops and eateries. We loved walking on the path at the park right by the resort. Internet access was important and in our condo. We entertained guests for dinner. Everything we needed to prepare a nice meal was available. Including placemats and cloth napkins. Ownership of a condo at this resort, is a desired goal so we may return to view the breathtaking beauty of nature while also comfortably enjoying the resort's fine rooms and servics. An exceptional rating for this vacation condo!
Very nice room
The room was quite nice, with the one bedroom being roomy enough for three of us--although it is true that there isn't a ton of closet space and we did spend only two days there. Very well appointed, beautiful bathroom. Loved that the room had its own washer/dryer. Only downside was that the pool was being renovated, although we did get a pass to a swimming facility nearby (which we didn't use). Note: Avon/Beaver Creek is full of roundabouts, which struck fear in the hearts of us uninitiated. But otherwise, a great stay at a great price!
Wonderful Vacation, Beautiful Room!
This was our first stay here! We loved it. The town is lovely and the hotel is beautiful. Our room was (small one bedroom) was plenty large enough for two (with a lot of luggage.) The kitchen does not have a stove/oven, but otherwise is fully equipped. The gas grill on our balcony was used everyday of our stay (and sometimes twice a day!) The exercise room and spa were enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone!
We stayed here in a std. 1 bedroom Jan. 23-30, 2004. We had a partial kitchen (Highly recommend full kitchen). The unit is beautifully decorated but just barely (and I mean barely) big enough. I had to move the dining room table against the wall so we could walk into the living room. There was absolutely not enough drawer space to put a week's work of ski clothing, no bathroom drawers (delux unit has baskets under the sinks), and the nightstand light bulbs were burned out. Light bulbs should be a must on the clean up crew's list. So annoying. The jacuzzi did not work, and some pipes located somehwere in the building banged VERY loudly around midnight and 3:30 a.m. awaking us (& our neighbors we found out later) with a start. The last straw was we went to buy a video in their lobby and it was broken. We reported all this twice and just gave up. Then on the third day we were upgraded to a full kitchen unit (in which the light bulbs did not all work either). We would not stay there again.
We stayed at Sheraton Mountain Vista on Feb. 15-17. We had signed up at a Nuggets game to visit the tour and get a great rate on a room for a couple nights during the President's Day weekend. Overall, the place was very clean and presentable. We were welcomed on Sunday with a one hour happy hour of free drinks and appetizers, highly recommended.
What a terrible place! I stayed Feb 6-7 2004. Upon booking I was told an early check in of 2 pm was possible. Upon arrival, the fat man at the front desk laughed and said there is "no way" anyone gets an early check in before 4pm. What kind of a greeting is that? The elevators, halls and room reeked of cigarette smoke. I was told an iodizer would be brought to the room, that never happened. Neither the gas grill on the deck nor the deck outdoor light worked, upon turning down the bed for the night, there were hairs on the sheets!. I love kids, but each time I went to both the indoor, outdoor hot tubs and the fitness center, there were numerous unsupervised kids. There is not a kid's hot tub or pool which is rather annoying. There were only two towels in the bathroom for two people, and upon asking for towels for the hot tub, I was told that unit only has two towels per stay. The final straw was the harrassment by a time share sales lady named Shawne. Sheraton has lost a long time custimer. I would not recommend this place to ANYONE!
My family & I stayed at the Sheraton Mountain Vista for a week & were treated very warmly by the staff at this resort. They went out of their way to make us welcome. The accomodations were very top of the line!
Sheraton MV in Avon is Terrific
Sheraton Mountain Vista is perfect for ski trips with friends or family. Spacious, comfortable suites make you fell like a guest in someone's home vs. hotel. Plus it's convenintly located between BeaverCreek and Vail for world-class skiing, shopping and dining. The town of Avon is quaint and affordable. Grocery store and Walmart within walking distance plus salons, ski rental, library and fitness center are all right outside your door.