Timber Run has received some "bad press". Okay, so it's not the Ritz!
We stayed at Timber Run - Cedar Building during the February Break. The unit was acquired throught an RCI timeshare exchange. Although the complex is older, we found the unit clean, well-maintained, and the furnishings comfortable. It was stocked with paper products, trash bags,dish soap, etc. The linens and towels were plentiful and could be exchanged at the check-in center (downtown) at any time. Our unit was one of the most spacious accommodations we have ever stayed in. It slept our family of 8 comfortably, 2 BRs, a loft and 3 full baths. We never felt crowded. Althought the kitchen was well-stocked, the dishes and utensils were not new, perfectly matched sets (not one of our priorities).
But, we went to Winter Park to ski and this was a perfect base from which to do so.
The view from the large deck was spectacular. The gas fireplace was lovely and cozy. The free shuttle (to many destinations) runs every 30 minutes and stopped almost outside of our door. Our unit came with a garage underneath (a true benefit in mid-winter), a washer, dryer ($) and hot tub were also on the bottom level. We found these facilities to also be older but clean and well-maintained. Be forewarned, the stairs can be daunting in the high altitude!
As far as the train - you are going to hear it from almost all of the downtown Winter Park lodgings. It did rouse us a few times, but none of us felt it ruined our stay, or sleep. Perhaps with windows open in the summer it would be disturbing.
Check-in and Check-out take place in a central location downtown. The process was very efficient, and employees were friendly and helpful.
We have one complaint and that was the lack of a portable crib at the resort. Although we had made three phone calls prior to our trip, the staff at Timber Run was not only not helpful, but totally unsympathertic, and even rude, to our plight.
We did find a source through a Winter Park web-site.
So if the lap of sheer luxury is not a standard by which you judge your vacation accommodations, you should be more than happy with Timber Run. We'd return just for the view!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Timber Run is conveniently located just 1 mile from downtown Winter Park in a secluded mountain setting with views of the continental divide. Timber Run offers a choice of studios to 3-bedroom condos, all with private balconies. On the free shuttle route, just 2 miles from the Winter Park Resort, amenities include outdoor and indoor hot-tubs, laundry facilities, tennis courts and covered parking. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Timber Run At Winter Park Hotel Winter Park