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Rimfire Lodge Condos
Greenville, South Carolina
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54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Great Location in Village”
Reviewed 29 December 2009

Rimfire Condos are a "gold" rating according to Snowshoe Accomadations. They have a great location in the village at Snowshoe Ski Resort. Although the condos do not overlook the ski slopes, they are in an easy ski in/ski out location and overlook surrounding mountains. The village at Snowshoe is unusual in that it is at the top of the slopes. It has a great relaxed atmosphere. There is garage parking under the condos which is a big plus. The condos have housekeeping services which is a very nice addition for condo rentals. The condos have a health club with workout equipment and a sauna. There are 2 great hot tubs right outside the health club. The condos also have convenient lockers for ski/board equipment. We did find that the locker would only hold 2 snowboards though. The individual unit (We stayed in a 1 BR with pull out sofa) was a little on the small side. The condos are individually owned and the particular unit we were in did not have a very well equipped kitchen. The soundproofing could have been better between floors and units. We rented during the week between Christmas and New Year's which made the cost go up considerably. Each unit has a gas fireplace and a deck. There is also internet access in the individual units via a cord and wireless in a central room. All in all, we would definitely stay at Rimfire again.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 August 2009

Enjoyed cool weather and great times at Snowshoe resort. Stayed at Rimfire Lodge on the west side and enjoyed the gorgeous sunsets from the balcony. Be sure to ask about all fees before coming and bring a calling card for long distance calls. Because of the radio astronomy observatory (fascinating!) and the unique "quiet zone," cell phone coverage is non-existent; Internet access is available using wired access in the condos, but this is perfectly fine for getting away. The unit was well stocked and quite comfortable. Try Snowshoe, you'll like it!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2009

Back from a two night stay at Snowshoe Resort in WV. Stayed in Rimfire, room 224, a junior studio. Murphy bed/table combo (easy to take down/return to upright), sleeper sofa, tv w/cable, microwave, two burner stove top, under counter fridge, sink w/disposal, coffeemaker, toaster, all utensils and cookware. Room was clean and comfortable. Daily maid service though plenty of towels provided for my brief stay. Bed linens were a bit on the thin side with a few noticable tears. Sofa is beginning to show signs of wear and tear but in good shape; did not use fold out sofa bed though so not sure of condition there. Walls, especially those near entryway showed several scuff marks and could use cleaning/repainting. Fireplace with gas logs on timer. This room overlooks Village so expect some sound to carry over from restaurants, shops, and people gathering just below windows to room. Very short stroll to slopes. Starbucks located within the property. Underground parking was a bonus. Hallways were dimly lit but lighting in common areas was better. Good cell reception in common areas but not in room. Wired internet in room but wireless available in common areas. Noticed several people using laptops though I did not access this service. Check in a bit different than regular hotel. Check in at off site location (Top of the World is one option). Stayed here for a conference and got a great conference rate. Not a skier or snowboarder so I doubt I would pay regular rental rates for this location. Shops seemed to have a good assortment of ski related clothing, many on sale. Restaurants were reasonably priced for 'resort' standards though I thought the food was just average.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled on business
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Washington DC
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Reviewed 24 February 2009

Family of 4, (kids ages 7 and 10) just finished 5 mid-week nights at Rimfire #428 a 1BR condo in The Village. The 4th floor was quiet (no tromping overhead) but the elevators were extremely slow and so we took the stairs alot - which was hard work in full ski gear with equipment! (we may stay lower down next time!) Though the condos each have a locker on the first floor we could never get it open. Overall though, it was a great location to stay, right at the lifts, plenty of restaurant choices around, short walk to Shaver Center and Kids Ski School. Wonderful staff at the ski patrol (we had a "frost nip" situation). Did not encounter any rude staff as other posters have described. Service was average to good and delivered by friendly folks. Do be prepared to spend alot! we were prepared, but my husband still had sticker shock at the $1,700 bill for lift tickets and rentals for our family of 4 for 4 days of skiing. Food is expensive, but no more so than typical for these places. We had a full kitchen but chose not to prepare meals in the condo. Foxfire, The Junction, Red Rover, Cheat Mountain Pizza and The Bistro - all had good food (Foxfire especially - get a seat overlooking the sunset on the mountaintops). Red Rover has a Wii that kids can play on weeknights. The "lodge" - Shaver Center was the most disspointing in terms of food - breakfast offerings were essentially saran wrapped pastries, premade egg biscuits, or cold cereal - no scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, or yogurt to be found. Compared to many other smaller, less established resorts I would have expected at least as much as they offer, and really a whole lot more. We enjoyed both the hot tubs in our condo building as well as the Split Rock pools which were right next door - they have towels available at Split Rock, but the indoor slide was broken. Really Rimfire village-facing is an ideal location - we could look out at the village (and 428 looks out at the mountain view between two other condos) but didn't have to hear the grooming and snowmaking. Slopes were well maintained - but not always well marked and the trail map wasn't drawn with precision. Lift lines were generally short. There were a lot of shops, but most of them high end resort clothing - we didn't buy much. We did enjoy ourselves however and were happy that our condo had 2 TV's and a warm gas fireplace. Folks at the realtor -snowshoe mountain properties were nice and helpful. You even get free DVD rentals! We'll be back again - so far probably our favorite for village/resort amentities on the mid atlantic ski scene

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
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North Carolina
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2009

We stayed at Snowshoe during MLK weekend, one of the busiest ski holidays of the year. We were a little worried that we would be in for a weekend of long lines and poor customer service, but we were pleasantly surprised!

Our accommodations at Rimfire Lodge were fantastic! We were given our room keys when we checked in at 3:30, even though their website indicated that rooms would not be ready until 5:00. We stayed in a one bedroom suite, which was very spacious for the two of us. The bed was very comfortable with soft, warm linens. The fully-equipped kitchen allowed us to cook a delicious warm breakfast each morning (we brought groceries with us), which saved us some money on food expenses. And the location was the best on the mountain! Shopping, restaurants, the shuttle stop, and the slopes were all less than a five minute walk from our room. My only complaint was that the walls are a little thin - our room was located over the Foxfire Grille (great food, by the way), and you could hear each time a chair was pulled out from a table. Fortunately, we brought earplugs, so that was no problem.

The ski conditions were great during our stay - fresh powder each morning. All but one of the slopes were open, so there were plenty of choices - I don't think we skied the same run twice! The lift operators were very friendly and attentive. Despite the holiday crowds, the wait for lifts was usually less than five minutes. It got a little longer around lunch. If you really hate standing in line, I recommend you get out and ski from 9-11:30, take a break for lunch, and then go back out after 1:00pm. Night skiing at Silver Creek is also not to be missed!

The restaurants were also surprisingly good - not the typical resort fare. We sampled Red Rover, the Foxfire Grille, and Cheat Mountain Pizza. The quality of each meal was way above average, and the service was great. Menu prices were a little steep, but considering the delicious food, service, and convenience, it was well worth the price!

We will definitely be returning to Snowshoe in the future.

  • Liked — Accessibility to the slopes; clean and comfortable; great customer service
  • Disliked — Thin walls
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Ponce Inlet, Florida
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192 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2008

We stayed at the Rimfire Lodge in early December. We checked out the website to see the rooms. Conveniently the link to see the rooms was "temporarily unavailable." That should have been a red flag. My husband called and booked the room over the phone. He was told the Jr. Suite slept 4 comfortably. The cost was $300 per night. When we arrived we found that our "comfortable room" was actually one whole room. (See picture.) There was no separate bedroom and NO privacy. The main bed was actually a weird bed built into a wall. It was within 3 feet of the sofa bed. Talk about getting to know your friends! We called the customer service desk -- which was a 5 minute drive away (there is NO front desk in this bldg.) to tell them that this was just not going to work. They said that they would be "happy" to get us a different room as they were only 1/3 full for the weekend. Oh they were happy -- they charged us another $125 for a REAL 1 bedroom. We were disguisted as the new accomodations are not worth anywhere near $425!!!!! My husband and I have skiied all over the US -- this was by far the most overpriced accomodations we have ever encoutered! We may not have been so upset if the skiing would have been ok -- but it was white-out conditions all weekend.

Keep in mind -- if there is heavy snow -- you WILL need 4 wheel drive. See photo. It took us almost 6 hours to get there from Charleston in a snowstorm (should only take 3). We have a 4 wheel drive vehicle -- but you will get behind slow drivers on the way. There is limited plowing as well.

I try not to be a total pessimist - so here are a couple good things -- Rim Fire is the only condo/hotel location on site with underground parking - very convenient - esp. in a blizzard. Also, it is centrally located to all of the bars, restaurants and super close to the slopes.

  • Liked — Close to the slopes!
  • Disliked — Overpriced.
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with friends
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San Diego, California
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120 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2008

Stayed at Rimfire - very nice! Loved the parking in the basement, lockers and hot tubs. The place was a two bedroom. A little narrow, but OK. Could also walk to the pool compex a ways down the street. Crowded but fun. I would stay there again. The great part about Snowshoe is that it is a real resort with quality skiing and amenities. Don't waste time anywhere else!

  • Liked — The view and hot tubs
  • Disliked — room a little small
  • Stayed January 2005, travelled with family
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Property: Rimfire Lodge Condos
Address: 10 Snowshoe Dr, Snowshoe Resort, Snowshoe, WV 26209
Region: United States > West Virginia > Snowshoe
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Snowshoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Rimfire Lodge Condos 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Standard, junior studio, studio, one and two bedroom units located in the heart of Snowshoe's Village just steps from the slopes and the Ballhooter Lift. Units offer spectacular western vistas and village plaza views. All units except Junior Studios and Standard Rooms have full kitchens; Juniors have efficiency kitchens, Internet connections and full daily maid service, unique among most condominium units. Gas fireplaces, outside hot tubs with sunset views, exercise room, sauna, vending and laundry facilities, underground parking and air conditioning. ... more   less 
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