I stayed here Jan 15-18. Upon my arrival I immediately had a frown on my face. I was thinking… this ain’t good. It looked like a rustic cabin sitting high atop a mountain.
Here’s the good the bad and the ugly.
The ugly; there was none.
The Bad - When we first arrived our room was freezing! The baseboard heaters either weren’t working or they were off. The room had a space heater in it to offset the lack of heat from the baseboard. And that didn’t seem to work too well. After leaving the room for a few hours, the room was still below a level of comfort; all the front desk staff had to say was… we just had a cold snap. Really! Isn’t the cold outside?? I’m thinking they could’ve adjusted the heat some prior to our arrival (maybe that’s just me). The hot water was very slow to get warm/hot. You had to let it run for 5-10-12 minutes before you would have any. That mixed with a cold room. Yuchh. The room was very small. No place to sit other than the bed. The walls were thin. You could hear people walking in the hallways and please don’t let them be having a conversation. The TV channel selection was poor and not much to do on the property itself.
The Good – After day 2 the room did start to warm up to a decent level of comfort.
They had a workout facility that could rival a small gym. (2 thumbs up). They served morning breakfast (juices, dry cereals, breads, muffins, and waffles). They also have a micro-wave in the lobby for your convenience. They offer a shuttle that will take you ANYPLACE you wish to go. It operates from 8am to 10pm. W/O that you’re stuck because you’re atop a mountain and you surely cannot walk back and forth to town.
The location is not in town nor is it near town; it’s about a 10-14min ride. When I hear near town I should be able to walk a few blocks. With all the bad, these amenities made the place a bit more bearable.
As far as the town itself; very nice. Lot’s of eateries, shops, museums and friendly people. The skiing was awesome (my first time to Breck). If you have issues with the altitude, you may want to take a day to walk about town and drink plenty of water. The town sits at 9700ft!
Overall, The front desk staff is very friendly and the shuttle drivers are very friendly but I wouldn’t make this my first choice of places to stay when in Breck. There are many, many other lodging choices in town. Most within the same price range. I’d stay here if, I had a veh, I chose not to be anywhere near town, or in my case, I just couldn’t figure out the proximity of this lodge to town.
Let me be clear, I don’t visit places to slam them nor will I over rate them. I don’t expect Ritz treatment when I’m in a Motel 6 and surely don't expect Motel 6 treatment when in the Ritz, but all things being equal, I have a certain level of expectation based on wherever I stay.
Sorry, nice enough place but the Lodge & Spa has some work to do to earn a future stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to The Lodge at Breckenridge, your resort for magnificent Rocky Mountain adventures. Located 90 miles west of Denver, 5 minutes from historic downtown Breckenridge and minutes away from some of the best skiing in the Rocky Mountains. Situated on a forested cliff at 10,200 feet, The Lodge overlooks Boreas Pass, Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Ten Mile Range. Here guests will find all the comfort and services they would expect from a world-class ski resort in a charming boutique hotel -- perfect for a romantic getaway, family vacation, mountain wedding or corporate retreat. Winner of The Knot's 2015 Best of Weddings. The on-site Meridian Spa offers massages, spa treatments, and signature packages perfect for pampering yourself. Traverse Restaurant & Bar serves up innovative fresh, local and seasonal culinary creations. Open Thursday - Sunday at 4:oopm. Open seven days a week starting mid-June. Whether you're coming for a vacation, corporate meeting, wedding, special event or ski trip The Lodge at Breckenridge is the perfect place to start planning your Rocky Mountain getaway. ... more less
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