Founders Point has been a great place to stay for our family ski trip.
I am hoping to provide some more detailed insight on the property and location that are vague on their website.
We stayed on the 6th floor (top floor) and enjoyed nice vaulted ceilings. Our unit had a gas fireplace that heated up the room very fast. Without the fireplace on, the room stayed quite hot. Humidifiers are provided in the room to help with the dry cold air. Studio apartment has only a half kitchen which is not highlighted on their website. It features a sink, dishwasher, convection oven (size of large microwave), 2 burner stove and oversized mini fridge. We had hoped to cook in more but were limited due to fridge space and limited cooking with convection oven. Kitchen is well stocked with paper towels, dish soap and dishwasher soap. Bathroom did have hotel sized shampoo and soaps. Very modern and updated space. Very large pull out couch and king sized bed. 2 chaired table for eating. Coffee pot with several pods provided. Toaster. Ceiling fan and also box fan in closet as an option. Ironing board. Hairdryer is the wall type that is very small and weak. We brought our own ground coffee and used paper towels as filters which worked great. Free wifi worked well in rooms. Great customer service - when I called about our humidifier not working it was replaced within 20 minutes.
The previous post about hearing noise from the hallways is correct. If this bothers you bring ear plugs.
One thing not mentioned on the website is the option for free parking. You can opt for $14 per day in the garage under the building or you can unload your stuff and then park back up by the start of the resort in a free surface lot and ride the free gondola down to the resort.
I'd recommend asking the resort for pricing on lift tickets as we scored a great deal prepurchasing tickets at huge discounts with our hotel reservation. We saved almost 1/3 price on adult lift tickets and with those got free child's rentals.
Winterpark kids ski school was professionally organized. Our 3 year old went to a special class just for that age and there was a great kid to teacher ratio. I spent a lot of time watching and the teachers were fun and so patient. All kids get gps tracking devices which is nice. My 9 year old also really enjoyed his class. They were very in tune with recognizing he needed to be advanced to the next level and so within 10 minutes he was put in a skill appropriate class and was not bored. Ski school got an a+ and I am very picky. Lunch was provided for the kids which was pizza or Mac and cheese or grilled cheese.
There is a Safeway just past the town of winterpark towards frasier if you need groceries or pharmacy.
All in all would highly recommend this place!
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