We took our kids on a spring break adventure with one of our adventures being ski/snowboarding at Sunlight ski resort. We decide very late to call the Inn for room availability. Sunlight Mountain Inn is advertised as a bed and breakfast. A lot of locals or should I say instructor or employees from Sunlight Resort stay there during ski season. In the off seasons they book out the Inn for retreats and private events.
So keeping that in mind, this place has a very warm lodge feel to it. This is somewhat of a mom and pop run Inn. If you check in late, the clerk will have already gone home for the day and they will leave your key and room information on the counter in an envelope. You will then check in and check out in the morning on your departure,
They have a variety of rooms friendly to families. Some of the rooms attache making for bigger group/ family togetherness, and have a combination of queen beds and bunk beds. but do not expect anything super fancy.
They do have WIFI but the signal is very week and you need to get the Password before the clerk goes home for the night.
Walls are thin so you will hear everything. Keep this in mind if you are going to be there during the ski season because the likelihood of the youngers being there form the ski resort is more likely and you will hear the party till the wee hours of the morning.
The rooms are cute and have a very ski lodge feel. There are NO TV's in the rooms. But you can go out to the common area where they have a cozy couch and TV with local cable.
There is a bar in the basement with a pool table and spirits. Not sure how late it is open. They also have a nice hot tub out on the back deck.
In the morning they serve a continental breakfast. Fresh eggs and bacon, blueberry muffins, or a variety of cereals. The dining area is inviting and friendly. Served on metal plates and coffee cups to give an old west covered wagon feel.
They are considered ski out but you do have to go down a flight of stairs a short track over to the base of the chair lift and ski lodge.
Don't expect this to be luxury, you gotta think old ski lodge and be there for the ski/lodge experience. Sunlight mountain ski resort is one of my favorite places to take my kid skiing.
So go ski and have fun.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the Rockie Mountains near Glenwood Springs, you'll find us and our quaint and rustic lodge. Here you can enjoy an "off-the-beaten-path" vacation as you are just steps away from the Colorado Outdoors. Numerous activities are close by such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, and a full disc golf course, as well as others just moments away like whitewater rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, ATV Tours, and other outdoor adventures! When you're exhausted from the day, come back and kick off your shoes as you relax watching the sun set behind the green mountainscape from off the deck, and the roar of the creek lulls you to sleep. With incredible natural beauty, numerous family-friendly attractions, and opportunities for adventure around every turn, the Glenwood Springs area is one of the most popular destinations for group getaways in Colorado. The Sunlight Lodge Bed & Breakfast offers a perfect destination for family reunions, youth groups and church retreats. Best of all, everyone in the group can stay under the same roof while enjoying plenty of privacy and personal space. Mother Nature plays an important role too, offering a canopy of stars and symphony of night songs to enhance campfire tales. Forests, mountains, streams deliver the perfect mix of tranquility and activity to reconnect with loved ones. And with endless activities your reunion will cater to everyone's interests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sunlight Mountain Hotel Glenwood Springs