This is a large well-maintained resort overall. I rented a one bedroom bungalow style villa which was an end unit,meaning the villa was attached only on one side.The unit next door was also empty for the week,so I had total privacy.These villas are well designed and very comfortable.Mine looked like it had been recently updated with new laminate flooring in the open kitchen area, as well as newer carpeting in the hallways and bedroom.I loved the full length windows and the huge closet space.Also,the vaulted ceiling in the living and dining room area.The appliances were also newer Whirlpool (dishwasher,stove,and stacked washer and dryer) and newer good sized fridge.Everything was included right down to the coffee filters and laundry soap.Fantastic!
The bathroom had also been updated with tile flooring,etc.I appreciated the full -size bath tub as so many places I have stayed at donot offer a tub that size. These villas donot have phones,however there are pay phone booths right outside,so it was never a problem.I also recommend carrying a cell phone.
The grounds are manicured and yes,it is right on a golf course,however golf season had not started quite yet. I recommend this resort for golfers and older couples.Its not really a kid friendly resort,although there are play areas there and a clubhouse with indoor pool,etc. The indoor pool is fairly small but clean.In fact,I found the whole clubhouse to be very clean.
The reviews I have read on here donot respect the fact that "it is what it is" .Clean,comfortable,spacious,etc. It does not feature wireless internet inside the villas (although you can rent a box if you really want that ,or go to the clubhouse and receive a good signal) or waterslides for the kids, or endless amounts of other distractions.But what is the reason you came here in the first place? Was it not to get away from the city and noise and hustle bustle?
The villa did have a flat screen television with a clear picture and many cable stations.A wood burning fireplace (wood included),lots of hot water, and a nice deck to sit on.
My only concerns were the gas barbecue (not really clean) and the noisy dishwasher (turn it on only when you go out).
The villas are located a short car ride up the hill from the mineral pools and not really walking distance.We went to the pool between 730pm and 9pm as the admission rate drops to $5.50 for the last 90 minutes before they close.Loved the hot pools and felt so good afterwards.
We bought some groceries down the road at the local store and found the prices to be expensive overall compared to larger centres,but that's because they are the only ones in town.There is also a Sobey's in Invermere which is also higher than Alberta prices but they do have more of a selection.I recommend buying your food in Alberta and bringing it out or,if coming from B.C., stopping in Cranbrook to shop.
This vacation gave us what we were looking for. Some time away to relax and rejuvenate.I would definitely return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An exclusive Golf Course Development comprising 116 fully furnished one- and two-bedroom villas offering privacy, comfort and magnificent scenery. Nestled amongst the wooded slopes of the spectacular Rocky Mountains, every villa enjoys mountain and golf course views. Don't be surprised if deer and other wildlife make an appearance during your stay! Large and spacious, the villas offer all the conveniences of your own home, including a fireplace, a complete and fully stocked kitchen and a barbecue. Comfortable and tasteful oak furnishings and luxurious carpeting throughout reflect a top quality resort. Each villa has many special features and extras, like vaulted cedar ceilings, your own washer & dryer, dishwasher, hairdryer, Cable TV, DVD, CD and Wi-Fi (*Note: Wi-Fi at a charge of $15.00 per week). ... more less
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- Fairmont Mountainside Vacation Villas Hotel Fairmont Hot Springs