"My husband, 9 y.o. son, and I stayed in this very nice condo for 4 nights while skiing at Mammoth. We didn't get in our car after parking it in the underground parking lot until it was time to leave. It's a short walk to the gondola that takes you to Canyon Lodge (where you can get lift tix, lockers, ski lessons, rentals, food, etc.) If you leave your skis and boots in one of the lockers at Canyon Lodge, you can take the gondola at the end of the day and not have to carry equipment back and forth. (I think it's $5/day for a key to the larger lockers, and you can open/lock them as often as you want. They have an option to pay each time you lock it.)
I was able to text and email Teresa and she responded very promptly. She is totally on top of things, and went out of her way to be helpful.
The condo is very comfortable, has a gas fireplace in the living room which was really nice, and is clean and well taken care of. The kitchen was well-stocked, there is a dishwasher with soap provided, and it was clean and in good condition. There were more towels provided than we could have possibly needed in the bathrooms, and the tub I used was very deep and very comfortable. Much appreciated after a long day of skiing.
I prefer being in the Village where you have Starbucks, several very good restaurants, and shops in easy walking distance than a ski-in/ski-out condo (which I was originally looking for). The gondola makes it super easy to get to the mountain.
I also recommend Black Tie rentals. I tried them for the first time and was very impressed. I made reservations on the phone, and had a ton of questions. They were very knowledgeable and patient. Two polite and helpful Black Tie employees came up to our room (on time) with our equipment and had options for each of us based on what kind of skier we are, etc. After we were finished skiing on the last day, they picked up the equipment at the front desk. (Even though the condo isn't rented out by the staff at the front desk, the bell staff were happy to help us. It was well worth the tip for the staff member who handled this.)
I would absolutely recommend this condo to friends and family, and I plan to come back next time we ski Mammoth. My 9 y.o. son enjoyed watching some of the DVD's that were available, and loved walking around the Village. Definitely family friendly!"
Guest: Leslie G.
Date of Stay: February 2015
Review Submitted: February 6, 2015