Not bad, but not great. A review of Resort at Squaw Creek
We just returned from a 4 day ski trip and decided to try out this resort...it was either this or the Village at Squaw Valley, based on their ratings. There were no 5 star resorts that could be found in the area, and this was rated as a 4 star. I must say that I agree with the previous reviews stating that they are not the most friendliest or welcoming. We are used to staying at resorts that greet you with a happy smile. The people at the front desk appear that it's just another day at work and seem to be bored with their jobs. Maybe management needs to send them to a seminar on how to make their guests feel welcomed. Our room wasn't ready, so we proceeded to the outside area to grab a bite to eat. The staff there, also seemed to be bored to tears and hating life. We ordered our food, and there were no utensils or napkins to be found. We were told 3 times that it was coming. Half an hour later, after our meal was cold, we finally got some plastic dinner ware and napkins. Fortunately, our kids got burgers, otherwise, they would have been really cranky. We noticed that 5 other people were asking were the utensils and napkins were, and the cashier just shrugged his shoulders and said they're coming. There were 3 of them sitting around. Couldn't one of them get off his rear to go get some (there were after all several other restaurants right by it on the property)? We started to get a bad feeling about this place and wished we would have booked at the Squaw Village instead. However, when we finally got our room, it was pleasant. We requested the one bedroom fireplace suite, and it was roomy enough for the four of us. Our boys (6 & 9) loved the Mountain Buddies program where they went ice skating in the evening and made arts and crafts, while we went out for dinner at Montagna's (one of the restaurants located there). We were pleasantly surprised by our fabulous meal. The spa there wasn't bad either. Fortunately, it wasn't too cold when we were there, as the resort's layout isn't the best. We had to go outside and walk down a set of stairs to get to the spa, or the pool (which is heated during the winter, so that was nice), or the restaurants or shops. We didn't mind the walk, but just thought it wouldn't be too pleasant if it were during the midst of winter...say in December. If we do another ski trip there, I think we'll try The Village at Squaw Valley. We met several skiiers there that said they were very pleased with the accommodations and location. It does have a better location in the sense that it's right in Squaw Village where we did all of our skiing, and it's right in the midst of all the restaurants and shops. We enrolled our boys in all day snowboarding classes at Squaw Kids, which we had to take a shuttle each day to Squaw Village to drop our kids off and to ski, so had we stayed at The Village at Squaw Valley (condo style accommodations with full kitchens), it would have been more convenient and less time consuming.
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