"The Positives:(1)Correspondence with the owners was easy, and they were responsive to our needs. The owners seem to genuinely care that we had the best stay possible at their rental. (2)The house is spacious— 3 bedrooms! 2.5 baths! (3)The house is clean. (4)The kitchen has all of your basic needs (and a dishwasher, too!) (5)The location is very close to the mountain (you can technically walk right to it, but it might not be best for some people—see more below). (6)The pictures are accurate and not misleading on the listing. You get what you think you’re getting—always a plus! (7)We were fortunate enough to have this rental be available at a relatively short notice (the same week) and the owners didn’t skip a beat to our request.
The Not So Positives:(1)The mountain is indeed close and can technically be walked to, but for some—like beginners or children, it isn’t very easy to get to in your ski boots and carrying your skis. The “boys” didn’t mind the hike and the steep step onto the blue square slope that was directly down the lane from rental (which Camelback according to their maps must have just increased this particular slope to a blue for this year-2016), but the rest of the group was much more confident getting dropped off at the base. It did seem easier to actually get off the slopes and walk back to the rental from above before it splits from a green to the blue. So at the end of the day, there wasn’t as much of a need to pickup. We had our car, so dropping off wasn’t a huge deal, and again, the rental is very very close.(2)This is more of a mistake of my inexperience, but this rental does not come with sheets for the beds. (It DOES have blankets and pillows for the beds.) As someone who usually stays at hotels, this was an unexpected inconvenience that I will be better prepared for in the future— it would have been good to know before booking, and I’ll make sure to ask before booking other places in the future. (3)If you are a picky cook, I’d recommend packing your favorite pot, pan, and knife— this is the only thing I wish I had brought, but we still had great meals. (4)The place is a little dated and well loved(by all of us people who love having the convenience to the slopes)- Old TVs (unable to plug in a game system for the kids), little technical issues with lights and other appliances...I expected this, and none of them would constitute a deterrent for me to book here, again, in the future.
Overall, I'd definitely recommend it!"
Guest: Skye F.
Date of Stay: February 2016
Review Submitted: March 7, 2016