Welcome to our Vacation Rental! 100% Recommended 6 Reviews
...to one of the best SKI IN SKI OUT locations in Whistler. Enjoy the comforts of our fully equipped 1 bedroom plus enclosed loft property recently RENOVATED with heated slate floors in the kitchen and bathrooms, granite counters ,stainless steel appliances and 2 flat LCD TVs. Enjoy our central location in Upper Village giving you both the conveniences of restaurants and shopping at your door step and the immediate access to the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain lifts where you can create incredible lifetime memories with your family & friends! !
This fantastic property includes:
- SKI IN SKI OUT PROPERTY. Sleeps 6
- Fantastic location - walk to all venues, restaurants, shops, etc
- 1 bedroom and large full bedroom loft
- Master Bedroom has king or split twins, enclosed loft has split twins or king and queen sofa bed in living room
- Gas fireplace
- FREE wireless high speed internet
- Large private deck
- Common hot tub and all year outdoor heated pool
- Discounted lift tickets
CONCIERGE service is provided for our guests. Shirley, our concierge, is available to assist with transportation to the resort, equipment rentals, dinner reservations, ski/board lessons, pre-arrival grocery shopping, child care, spa services, and more, so that you will have a carefree, relaxing vacation. Once you make your reservation, our concierge will be contacting you to assist with all your needs and questions. Imagine, your driver meets your plane. You arrive in Whistler to a warm cosy home, groceries in the cupboards and your beverage of choice chilling in the fridge. Your lift tickets are waiting for you, your ski equipment is arranged, your dinner reservations are made and the most pressing decision you have to make is whether to have a hot tub before or after you take a walk around the village.
To Make a Live, InstantlyConfirmed Reservation: Click “ Reserve Now” on the top right hand corner of this property page.
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Enjoy cooking in this new kitchen fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, heated slate floors, granite counters, convection oven and all the cooking items required to prepare full meals.
Shower located in the ensuite bathroom off the master bedroom.
Spacious second bedroom (enclosed loft with shutters that can be opened) has 2 twin beds with the option to convert to 1 king bed upon request and a large wardrobe.
King bed in the bedroom #1 with the option to convert to 2 extra long twin beds upon request. Plus flat screen LCD / DVD player. This bedroom includes an ensutie full bathroom.
Glacier Lodge. Fantastic ski in ski out location.
Private Deck: enjoy your own private deck with forest and mountain surroundings
Ensuite bathroom (second bathroom) located off the master bedroom. Heated slate floors and shower. To see the picture of the shower, see other pictures.
2 NEW outdoor hot tubs and pool.
Main bathroom (one of two bathrooms) located off the front hall. This bathroom has heated slate floors, bath tub and shower
Outside Glacier Lodge in the summer
Glacier Lodge is located in the Whistler Upper Village at the base of Blackcomb Mountain next to the Wizard Express Chair.
Glacier Lodge is located in the Whistler Upper Village at the base of Blackcomb Mountain.
Calculate Your Rate
Please see below rates per season. Rates are by the night for up to 6 occupants and posted in Canadian currency. Instantly reserve & confirm your reservation with VISA or MASTERCARD payment directly from our web site in a single step by clicking on Reserve Now. The system will completely protect your privacy, is secure & operates directly through the Canadian Chartered Banking System in a manner that conceals your credit card information from us.
|Applicable Taxes||GST of 5% applies,
Prov. and municiple hotel tax of 10% applies
(taxes not included in the rates below)
|Rates Calculation||Minimum night stay requirements are based on your arrival season only.
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|Season||Start Date||End Date||# of Nights||Rate/nt||Comments|
|special||Dec 1, 2016||Dec 10, 2016||
|Early Season||Dec 11, 2016||Dec 15, 2016||
|Special||Dec 16, 2016||Jan 6, 2017||
|Winter Season||Jan 7, 2017||Feb 15, 2017||
|Presidents' week||Feb 16, 2017||Feb 25, 2017||
|Winter Season||Feb 26, 2017||Apr 30, 2017||
We accept on line payment.
|Policy||Amount Required||Due Date||Payment Accepted|
|Reservation Deposit||25.00% of total||Due at time of booking||Online CreditCard via this website|
|Balance of Payment||Full remainder||45 days prior to arrival|
|Damage Deposit||$500.00||Charged up to this maximum after departure if property is damaged, requires excessive cleaning, or if items are missing.|
|Less than 45 days prior to arrival||Full payment||At time of booking|
Large and spacious split level condo. Master bedroom with king bed (can be 2 x twin upon request) with flat screen TV / DVD and full ensuite bathroom off entrance. Living room includes extra queen size sofa bed, kitchen table (up to six), large flat screen TV / DVD, stereo with ipod craddle and entrance to a private deck. Loft is a full bedroom with 2 twin beds (can be a king bed upon request). Fully equipped updated kitchen is located off entrance with new stainless steel appliances.
Sleeping Areas & Beds
Large comfortable room with view. King bed which can be converted to 2 twins upon request.
|Room Type||Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)|
|Beds||1 King (can split to singles)|
|Has Ensuite Bathroom||Yes|
Bedroom or Enclosed Loft
Large Enclosed Loft (shutters that can open and close) with 2 twin size beds and large dresser.
|Room Type||Private Den (Has a door, no windows)|
|Beds||1 King (can split to singles)|
Living Room (Pull out Sofa)
|Room Type||Common Area (A living area with a temporary bed)|
|Beds||1 Queen Sofa Bed|
Clean, fully equipped, dryer, tub / shower, and new heated slate bathroom floors
|Is Ensuite Bathroom||No|
|Includes||Bath, Hairdryer, Heated Floors, Shower, Soap, Vanity|
Heated slate bathroom floor, full bathroom located off the master bedroom (ensuite). The other bathroom is situated off the front hall.
|Is Ensuite Bathroom||Yes|
|Includes||Hairdryer, Heated Floors, Shower, Soap, Vanity|
Beautifully renovated kitchen including stainless steel appliances, heated slate kitchen floor, and granite counters. This is a fully equipped kitchen with all the dishes and cookware to prepare and provide all types and sizes of meals.
|Basic Food Staples||include (salt / pepper)|
The living room area has a sofa bed and lounge chair. The living area includes LCD flat screen TV / DVD, cathedral ceilings, gas fireplace, bright open space, mountain views, and entrance to a private deck.
Kitchen table seats 6. Please refer to pictures.
NEWLY RENOVATED: GRANITE COUNTERS, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, LCD FLAT SCREEN TV) SKI IN/OUT PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE BASE OF THE LIFTS AND SURROUNDED BY PLENTY OF RESTAURANTS, SHOPS, ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTIVITIES. GLACIER LODGE IS LOCATED IN THE UPPER VILLAGE WHICH IS A QUITE AREA AT NIGHT.
|Exposure||Deck viewing forest other mountains|
|Lofted/Cathedral Ceilings||Open spacious environment|
|Trim||New California shutters|
|24 HR Emergency Maintenance||yes|
|Baby/Infant Equipment||Available upon request - rental fees apply.|
|Cable TV||yes - 2 flat screen tvs and DVD players (Living room and master bedroom)|
|Check-In Assistance||upon request - codes are provided in advance.|
|Complimentary Housekeeping||yes; please see polices|
|DVD Player||yes - one in the living room and one in the master bedroom|
|Grocery Provisioning||upon request|
|Iron and Ironing Board||yes|
|Laundry Facilities||on same floor as unit|
|Lift Ticket Delivery||available upon request|
|Living Area||large spacious living area|
|Local Internet Access||FREE wireless internet access|
|Meet and Greet Service||upon request|
|Secure Reserved Parking||yes|
|Secure Ski and Bike Storage||yes|
|Telephone||Telephone # is provided upon reservation.|
|Baby/Infant Equipment||Available upon request.|
|Conference Facilities||Ask for details and booking.|
|Deck||Yes - around outdoor pool and hot tubs|
|Fireplace||Gas fireplace in lobby and private fireplace in our condo.|
|Fitness Facilities||Treadmills, stepmasters, stationary bikes|
|Grocery Provisioning||Upon request|
|Hot Tub||2 NEW outdoor hot tubs|
|Internet Access||Free Wireless Internet Access|
|Laundry Facilities||Washers and Dryers located on each floor.|
|Meeting Rooms||Ask for details and booking at time of reservation.|
|Patio Furniture||Yes - around outdoor pool and hot tubs|
|Pool||Large heated all year outdoor pool. NOTE: the pool and hot tubs will be closed due to maintenance till June 15, 2014|
|Secure Reserved Parking||Secure underground parking is available. Please note Perimeter Bus and other transportation options will shuttle you from the Vancouver Airport to the front door of Glacier Lodge. Once at our property, you should not need a vehicle. Everything you need is at your door step within walking distance. Parking is $15 / day|
|Secure Ski and Bike Storage||Ski valet complimentary. Located on parking level / full service ski shop and storage and bike storage during bike season|
As local residents of Whistler, we can accommodate and organize special service requirements.
CONCIERGE service is available for our guests. Shirley, our concierge, is available to assist with transportation to the resort, equipment rentals, dinner reservations, ski/board lessons, pre-arrival grocery shopping, child care, spa services, and more, so that you will have a carefree, relaxing vacation. Once you make your reservation, our concierge will be contacting you to assist with all your needs and questions. Imagine, your driver meets your plane. You arrive in Whistler to a warm cosy home , groceries in the cupboards and your beverage of choice chilling in the fridge. Your lift tickets are waiting for you, your ski equipment is arranged, your dinner reservations are made and the most pressing decision you have to make is whether to have a hot tub before or after you take a walk around the village.
|24 HR In-Resort Emergency Help||yes - you will recieve our emergancy contact # upon reservation.|
|Catering||Can be arranged. Great small restaurant on main floor for your convenience with take out options.|
|Garbage Pickup||Can be arranged. There is garbage disposal in the garage|
|Lift Ticket Delivery||Can be arranged. Tickets can be picked up at the Blackcomb day lodge - 2 - minute walk from Glacier Lodge.|
|Meet and Greet||Front desk check in - concierge|
|Organize Childminding||Can be arranged. Nanny network available.|
Location & Map
SKI IN SKI OUT from the Glacier Lodge: at the base of Whistler’s Mountains (lift access to both Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain). Glacier Lodge is located in the heart of Whistler's Upper Village. All you need is at your doorstep including the Blackcomb /Whistler Base & ski school, cafes, five star dining, ski shops and many activities. No need for shuttles or cars. Upper Village is also a preferred area for those who value a quite night’s sleep. Please see below maps.
Access Time to Lifts
|Ski in Ski out|
Access Time to Shops & Restaurants
|Less than 5 minutes walk|
Access Time to Grocery Stores
|Less than 5 minutes walk|
Food & Restaurants
|Upper Village||Ski lifts, shops, restaurants, bars, entertainment (5 minute walk down hill from our property)||View|
|Blackcomb Day Lodge||100 feet from our property||View|
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Below is a list of our standard policies.
Suitability & Eligibility Policies
|Adults - Min Age to Stay: 25||25. All guests must be 25 years of age to reserve and stay in our property. We reserves the right to refuse accommodation upon arrival to guests who have booked over the Internet, phone, or through a third party and do not meet the minimum age requirements as stated above. Children are welcome providing a parent or guardian of the children are 25 or older are also staying in the property. We do not accept ski camps.|
|Non-Smokers Only||NO SMOKING. No smoking inside the apartment under any circumstances. Smokers smoking inside will be evicted by the security company.|
|Travel Reseller Bookings - no Referral Fee offered||We accept agent bookings.|
|Young Adult Groups 17-24 With Accompanying Age-Eligible Adult(s)||All guests must be 25 years of age to reserve and stay in our property. We reserves the right to refuse accommodation upon arrival to guests who have booked over the Internet, phone, or through a third party and do not meet the minimum age requirements as stated above. Children are welcome providing a parent or guardian of the children are 25 or older are also staying in the property. We do not accept ski camps.|
|Not Suitable For:|
|Graduation & Stag/Stagette Parties||This property is not available for graduation or stag/ette groups.|
Reservation & Cancellation Policies
|Cancellations Made by Guests||Deposit payment is non-refundable. Balance payment is refundable, less $175 transaction fee, if the reservation is cancelled 60 days or greater in advance. Reservations cancelled 59 days or less in advance are refunded only if the reservation is replaced. Balance payment refunds values are determined based on the value of replacement reservations. Any applicable refunds are issued the first day of your (cancelled) arrival.|
|Courtesy Hold Reservations||Requested dates are not placed on hold prior to payment unless specifically negotiated in advance as this site allows for live reservations.|
|Delayed Arrivals||Delayed arrivals are not an issu as we have a 24 hour check in service. However, delays (one night etc...) will not result in refunds.|
|Delivery of Instructions and Access Information||Complete resort information, arrival /check-in instructions with coded access info will be sent upon final payment.|
|Guest Account Termination||The Owner or their Contact reserve the right to request permanent Guest account inactivation from this web sites technical administrators in the event of one or more of the following Guest actions: intentional property policy violation causing material damage or fines, Guest misrepresentation and/or fraud, intentionally defacing or damaging public or private property, breaking laws and bylaws, theft, public indecency, harassment, causing bodily or emotional harm & disturbing the peace after repetitive warnings. Guests will be notified by email of account termination. Guests may choose to appeal their account termination. Guests may be given the chance to reconcile with the Owner as a condition of preserving or reversing their account status. Account termination prevents the Guest from booking this or any other property that uses the same web site|
|Guest Stay Contract||Issued upon reservation.|
|Ineligible Guests Reservation Reversal||The Owner or their Contact reserves the right to cancel reservations made by, and refuse business to: Guests who do not meet the policies published in this property's Policies Table at the time of booking and past Guests known to have : intentionally violated rental property policies, damaged and/or defaced rental properties through intentionally destructive and/or negligent behavior, engaged in theft, broken local bylaws and laws, committed fraud or who misrepresented themselves, and Guests who have caused bodily or emotional harm to any third parties. Reservations may be cancelled up to a maximum of 48 hours from the time the ineligible Guest made the booking. Guests will be issued a refund by personal cheque. Refunds will be adjusted for any payment processing expenses|
|Late Reservation Payments||Will result in cancellation without a refund.|
|Privacy||The Owner, their booking Contact and this web sites technical administrators agree to not sell, refer, rent or divulge to any third parties the names or personal information of their Guests without prior written consent from the Guests, except under force of law, or for law enforcement purposes relating to policy and property violation. The Owner and their booking Contact also agree to not use Guest personal information for any reason other than its original intended purpose without written consent from the Guests. Guests agree to not sell, refer, rent or divulge to any third parties the names or personal information of the Owner or their booking Contact without prior written consent from the Owner and/or Contact, except under force of law or for law enforcement purposes. Guests also agree to not use Owner or Contact personal information for any reason other than its original intended purpose without written consent from the Owners and their Contact.|
|Property Sale||Property Sale or inhabitable /damaged: in the event that the property is damaged or sold, we will assist in attempting to relocate you to a comparable property. If we fail to successfully relocate you, you will receive a full refund. Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against any unexpected events involving your lodging, flights, or vacation-related products.|
|Reservation Changes||Property Sale/Damage: in the event that the property is damaged or sold, we will assist in attempting to relocate you to a comparable property. If we fail to successfully relocate you, you will receive a full refund. Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against any unexpected events involving your lodging, flights, or vacation-related products.|
Guest Stay Policies
|Bike Storage||Bike storage is available.|
|Check-In Time||4:00 PM.|
|Check-Out Time||10:00 am.|
|Complaints Concerning Property||Report all property complaints or obvious damage caused by previous Guests to us immediately, by phone and by email as they become evident. Serious problems should be reported with supporting photographs. We will make our best efforts to rectify problems within 24 hours of notification. Failure to notify us of property-related problems while in the property and as they become evident, will forfeit any rights or claims against us regarding property condition after your departure.|
|Housekeeping||Complimentary: upon arrival, departure and a full mid week clean for stays greater than 7 nights. Additional cleaning can be scheduled upon request.|
|Internet Availability & Usage||FREE high speed wireless internet.|
|Liability||We are not responsible for any bodily harm to guests or guests of guests while they are on our property or at any location in Whistler.|
|Maintenance Emergencies||Notify Owner. Emergency numbers are listed in the welcome package|
|Maximum Sleeping Capacity||6.|
|Missing Items||Guests will be responsible for all items that are missing from this property on departure.|
|Parking & Ticketing||Parking information will be provided in your check-in and arrival instructions email. We are not liable for any parking tickets or towing fees you may incur. Parking is $12- $15 per day|
|Policy Updates||Policies are updated frequently. All guests must refer tot he webpage prior to arrival for policy changes|
|Property Damage||Guest assumes financial responsibility for property damage incurred by tenants or guest of tenants. By accepting our guest stay contract with online payment, you agree to pay for all damages incurred. Upon arrival, a pre approved damage deposit of $500 will be held on the guests credit card and guests identification verified. The damage deposit is only charged to guest on departure should there be any damage but not limited to $500 depending on damage amount. Damage includes, but is not restricted to: noise complaints, common or private property damage, excessive cleaning charges, lost or broken or missing common or private property items, smoking inside the property, pets inside the property and all charges relating to security company or police involvement regarding property occupants behavior while in the property or on common premises.|
|Rental Accommodation Zoning||Our property is in a rental zoning area.|
|Resort Information||Mailed upon reservation. Also available through the Allura web site.|
|Terms of Eviction||Excessive noise, common and private property damage, and disturbing the peace will result in immediate eviction|
|Reservation Guarantee||Property Sale/Damage: in the event that the property is damaged or sold, we will assist in attempting to relocate you to a comparable property. If we fail to successfully relocate you, you will receive a full refund. Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against any unexpected events involving your lodging, flights, or vacation-related products.|
Food and Beverage
|Best apres ski||Monks - at base of Blackcomb - 1 minute walk from Glacier Lodge|
|Favorite family restaurant||Mongolie Grill|
|Favorite Pub/Bar||Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub.|
|Favorite up-scale restaurant||Araxi|
|Most romantic place to eat||RimRock|
Just for Kids!
|Best rainy day kids activities||Meadow Park - pool just for kids, gym, hot tub, etc.|
|Great kids activities||Fantastic Kid programs on the mountain. Ask our Allura services representative for details.|
My Money Saving Tips
|Cheapest times to come to Whistler||Before Dec. 21, and after Apr. 5; cheaper tickets, lodging, awesome snow, lots of sun and no line-ups!|
|Less expensive places to eat||The Old Spaghetti Factory|
|My biggest money saving tips||Allura Discount Card; book your lift tickets and rentals online to save lots of money and to get way better service!|
|Best lounge||Merlins at Chateau whistler - next to Glacier Lodge|
|Best place to dance like a maniac all night||Buffalo Bills / Garfinkles|
On a Personal Note
|What makes Whistler so special and unique?||The friendly people, fantastic terrain and activities.|
We are Whistler Ideal Accommodations located in Whistler.
Our personal concierge service can assist with transportation to the resort, equipment rentals, dinner reservations, ski/board lessons, pre-arrival grocery shopping, child care, spa services, and more, so that you will have a carefree, relaxing vacation. Once you make your reservation, you will be contacted by our concierge service to assist with your needs and questions to help you experience a unique vacation.
Kathy from Port Coquitlam, Canada
Date: Sep-04-2016 for a stay in Aug 2016
A very comfortable stay. The unit was very clean and comfortable. The front desk staff are a bonus, very helpful.
The unit had everything we needed for our longer stay. It was very nice to have housekeeping every 4 days or so as this is not always included with longer stays. Glacier Lodge is very conveniently located to upper village amenities, short walk to the village stroll and to lost lake. Our stay was so we could visit with local family and to host some out of town family so we used the kitchen facilities a lot. It worked great for us.
It is a long walk to the elevators so anyone with mobility issues might have a bit of a problem.View Full Review
Great location and condo
Darlene from Victoria, Canada
Date: Jul-06-2015 for a stay in Jun 2015
Love Glacier Lodge for location and amenities. We have stayed at many different Whistler condos over the years and now we always come back to Glacier Lodge. This is a very nice 1 bdrm+loft unit on the top floor. Nicely furnished and well equipped kitchen.
California shutters offer privacy for the loft bedroom. Two large portable fans were a blessing in the recent heat wave - as was the pool. Front desk check-in and assistance is a bonus.View Full Review
Modern condo in the upper village
brent from abbotsford, Canada
Date: Dec-16-2014 for a stay in Dec 2014
This condo is located in the upper village (Blackcomb side) which is much quieter than the main village. It is about a 2 minute walk to the closest chairlift which goes up Blackcomb Mountain. It's about a 10 minute walk down the valley trail if you want to get to the Whistler gondola in the main village. There are a couple of good restaurants nearby and even a small pub and liquor store down the hall from where you check in. Parking is $15 a day. There is a ski/board valet downstairs at the ski shop that checks your equipment for free. The condo itself is very nice and has been recently renovated. It has a modern feel with lots of space and we found it to be very comfortable. It is located quite a distance from the elevator but it's great because you don't hear people coming and going all day. The kitchen had everything we needed when making meals. The heated floors are wonderful in the morning and there were ample towels in both washrooms. The bedrooms had comfy beds and both had wardrobes so you could unpack and feel like you were at home. There was some road noise in the mornings if you are a light sleeper, but no where near the noise level of the main village. (like late night hooligans and early morning snow removal equipment.) The complex uses codes rather than keys for all doors which we found very convenient. The pool was a good size and there are 2 hot tubs and a small gym. The owner quickly responded when we required some help over our 11 day stay. We would definitely choose this location again.View Full Review
Good space and location - but not clean
Jennifer from Tumwater, United States
Date: Jul-28-2014 for a stay in Jul 2014
We were surprised to find used towels/linens, trash, dust/dirt, etc all over the home. I understand that is not the fault of the owner; but the cleaners, but we weren't thrilled to clean up the mess of the previous tenants. Also, the cleaners came to our door at 9:30am; even though we were checking out at 10:00am; to make sure we were in fact departing at that time - felt rushed to get out.
We found everything we needed in the kitchen; however again - one of the pots (the big one); from the previous tenants had cooked and burned their food; and was never cleaned.
I moved the beds and tables around in the master bedroom for a more 'open' set up; also allowed more space between the two beds. I would recommend that layout versus the one we were provided.
1 of the lamps in the bedroom doesn't work - I assume the bulb is out. And the hair dryer in the master bedroom (the one on the wall) wasn't working properly either. Also it's VERY warm in the master bedroom; even with all the windows open; the coolest space was the living room area due to the fan that would circulate the air. Lastly, the balcony door is quite tricky to open.
I asked a few questions in my initial reservations which were never answered by the owner; however all the requests were met. I did appreciate the owner calling on the final day asking how our stay went.
The location and space worked for our needs; thank you very kindly for allowing us to use your home for our Ironman stay.View Full Review Owner Has Responded
Modern, clean unit in a fantastic location.
Lillian from Lakeway, United States
Date: Jul-13-2014 for a stay in Jul 2014
This is a great condo if you want to stay at the Blackcomb base. The Glacier lodge has easy parking, a nice heated outdoor pool and jacuzzis. There is also the Hidden Lodge spa downstairs where we got great massages. The condo was very clean and had a modern feel. There were plenty of towels and pillows. The beds were fantastic. The Unit is a bit of a trek from the elevator, but they provide luggage trolleys and there is a staircase at the end of the hall that we used if we didn't need the car. You get a key code that accesses all parts of the lodge, so even the kids can go off and come back on their own. We rented bikes at Can-Ski right downstairs. You can just jump on the trail right out side the lodge and it connects to everything. We biked and walked around Lost Lake. Walking took about an hour there and back. We had several wonderful lunches at Portobello, which is across the way attached to the Fairmont. The walk to the main village is 10 minutes. You cross through the woods and over the river. I liked walking back to the quiet Upper village after dinners in the cold crisp evening air.
We were having a heat spell, so the lodge let us borrow fans - there isn't any A/C. But you don't really need it at night when you are sleeping. The unit faces the street, so if you can't sleep with occasional night traffic going by, that would be a concern. However, if you do all the activities during the day, you'll be so exhausted - you'll sleep like a rock!
The W/D are down the hall, but the owner's provide the detergent. Bring Canadian dollar coins for the W/D. $2/load.
We love whistler. I might try a different rental just for a different experience, but I would not have a problem staying here again.View Full Review
Nice condo in a good location
CarolinaToTheWorld from North Carolina
Stayed here for a week in January with two adults and two kids. This is a really nice condo, well appointed and in pretty good condition. It is on the Blackcomb Way road side of the complex so the balcony basically overlooks the road. The condo is as we expected from looking at the pictures. As you walk in there is the main bathroom to your left, stairs to the loft to your right, and a mud-room to put your boots and coats. Then as you walk through the master bedroom is to your left, the kitchen and dining ahead of you and the seating area ahead of that. For us, with young kids, it was a great layout. Kids loved their loft. In terms of location it is very good but not perfect. First off the condo itself is a long walk from the one and only elevator. And then it is a five minute walk to the base of Blackcomb. Not a million miles by any means but for sure not ski-in/ski-out either. We would basically take our ski boots in a back pack and carry them to the base where we'd change and leave our regular boots in lockers at Blackcomb rather than trek so far in ski boots. On the plus side there is an Affinity Rentals location in the building and we were able to keep our skis their at night. Nice folks working there too. In terms of what's nearby, the Upper Village is definitely quiet but that suited us nicely. You have the restaurants at Chateau Fairmont, in the building there is a small but seemingly popular pub and a bistro. A bunch of shops along the walk to Blackcomb base and some good restaurants (Rua and a very nice sushi place in Le Chamois, and our fave spot of Milestones at Blackcomb base). If you are looking for lots of night life, go to main village. If like us you are looking for peaceful family oriented location, this is good. One big shout out is the third party concierge service they provide. The folks here were very helpful and took care of reserving all our kids lessons, rentals, activities, even groceries for our arrival. They were very responsive and very helpful. Made a real difference. Overall I would recommend. We are probably more hotel folks at heart but for a nice, well appointed and conveniently located family condo, this is a good choice