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Rated 4.7 out of 5 Stars on Trip Advisor with 28 Reviews
Welcome to The Aspens on Blackcomb. This newly updated one bedroom is a wonderful choice for guests who enjoy a fabulous ski in/ski out location combined with a hotel environment. This is also a wonderful choice for guests with small families or young children. The convenient location combined with full amenities means there is something for everyone.
This apartment is beautifully decorated and finished. It features newer furniture, a good King bed in the bedroom, 2 large LCD TVs, a private and quiet aspect, and all cotton high quality linens.
Trip Advisor Viewers click on http://theaspensinwhistler.directvacations.com/ for full information and online reservation for this property.
The Aspens offers:
- real ski in ski out: this is on the slope just above the Wizard Chair (high speed quad) on Blackcomb Mtn. Link to Whistler Mtn by taking Peak2Peak gondola.
- 2 minute walk to Upper Village, 5 min walk over the Covered Bridge into main Village
- ski down to full Whistler Blackcomb Guest Relations at Blackcomb Base, including ski school, lift tickets, all rentals
- rental shop on lobby level in The Aspens: regular and high performance gear
- ski down to Blackcomb Kids for ski school
- 3 hot tubs and outdoor heated pool.
- ski valet: the ski valet retrieves your skis in the morning from the ski locker, and returns them at night
- laundry services in the building
- 24 hour front desk service for public areas in The Aspens.
- On the free bus shuttle route around the Village. You don't need a car when you stay at The Aspens
- is newly decorated and is gorgeous
- is on the second floor with a very private setting
- looks out over the trees
- has a quiet aspect
- all new boutique quality cotton linens
- free high speed wireless internet
- BBQ on the balcony
- Large flat screen TV with DVD player in the living room. Large flat screen TV in the bedroom.
- iPod dock with speakers for your iPod
- Has 1 bedroom with King bed
- new Lazy boy queen sofa bed with full height mattress. This is the best sofa bed you will ever sleep on!
- air conditioned
- beside all the activities at Blackcomb Base
- largest outdoor pool in Whistler
- short walk to Upper Village and Village
- close to Village, golf, Lost Lake swimming, walking on the Valley Trail.
- bike storage for family bikes in bike lock up. Bikes not allowed in the apartment.
Check out the:
- Ski in/Ski out location: Click on Location & Map on the task bar above for a Google map which shows the exact location of The Aspens. There are also several maps in the photo gallery.
- Photo Gallery: Click on Photos & Video on the task bar above for more pictures.
- Guest Services: Book Lift Tickets & Ski Rentals online. Click at the top right of this page. Receive discounts on transportation and activities when you reserve with AlluraDirect.
Trip Advisor Reviews: click on http://www.tripadvisor.ca/VacationRentalReview-g154948-d2019284-The_Aspens_Ski_In_Out_Hot_tubs_Pool_Front_Desk_Boutique_Hotel_Quality-Whistler_British_Columbia.html#reviews
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Rates are per night in CDN dollars for up to 4 people plus 15% tax. I accept payment online through this website by VISA or Mastercard and by direct electronic transfer. I accept payment via email from Canadian bank accounts.
The Aspens charges all guests for parking. Please add $14 per night for secured underground parking. There is no other parking available.
POLICIES: Please read both sections prior to making a reservation.
• For Payment Policies, scroll down below the Rates Table.
• For Reservation Policies detailing the Terms and Conditions for reservations, click on Policies on the task bar above.
QUESTIONS? Click on the Contact Owner button below right or phone 604-966-7100.
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|Applicable Taxes||MRDT of 2% applies,
GST of 5% applies,
PST of 8% 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|
|Sunny Skies||Mar 23, 2015||Mar 24, 2015||
|Last Tracks||Apr 11, 2015||May 3, 2015||
|Spring||May 4, 2015||Jun 17, 2015||
|Tough Mudder||Jun 18, 2015||Jun 22, 2015||
|Summer in the Mountains||Jun 23, 2015||Sep 7, 2015||
|Autumn Colours||Sep 8, 2015||Nov 17, 2015||
|US Thanksgiving||Nov 18, 2015||Nov 30, 2015||
|First Tracks||Dec 1, 2015||Dec 17, 2015||
|Christmas in Whistler||Dec 18, 2015||Dec 25, 2015||
|Boxing Day||Dec 26, 2015||Dec 28, 2015||
|New Year's in Whistler||Dec 29, 2015||Jan 2, 2016||
|Powder Time||Jan 3, 2016||Jan 14, 2016||
|Deep Powder||Jan 15, 2016||Feb 3, 2016||
|Prime Time||Feb 4, 2016||Feb 10, 2016||
|Presidents' Day||Feb 11, 2016||Feb 18, 2016||
|Deep Powder||Feb 19, 2016||Feb 29, 2016||
|Sunny Skies||Mar 1, 2016||Mar 12, 2016||
|Sunny Skies||Mar 13, 2016||Mar 23, 2016||
|Easter||Mar 24, 2016||Mar 29, 2016||
|Last Tracks||Mar 30, 2016||Apr 9, 2016||
|Spring Skiing||Apr 10, 2016||Apr 30, 2016||
Payment accepted online via this website by VISA and Mastercard. I also accept payment by direct electronic transfer. I accept payment via email from Canadian bank accounts.
|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||No damage deposit collected|
|Less than 45 days prior to arrival||Full payment||At time of booking|
Sleeping Areas & Beds
|Room Type||Private Bedroom (Has a door & windows)|
|Room Type||Common Area (A living area with a temporary bed)|
|Beds||1 Queen Sofa Bed|
|Is Ensuite Bathroom||No|
|Includes||Bath, Hairdryer, Soap, Vanity|
Easy to work in, well equipped galley kitchen with peninsula over looking the dining and living room. Below is a list of what is in the kitchen.
|Basic Food Staples||Please use what is in the kitchen.|
|Dishwasher||Full size dishwasher.|
|Stove||Full size stove.|
The Aspens offers many amenities. Please read the lists below.
|Balcony||Balcony looks out over trees. Private and quiet with forest view.|
|BBQ||On the balcony.|
|Complimentary Housekeeping||Complimentary before arrival and after departure. Complimentary midstay cleans provided for bookings of 8 or more nights. All sheets and towels are provided.|
|Dishwasher||Full size dishwasher.|
|DVD Player||In the Living Room|
|Hairdryer||Located in bathroom|
|Internet Access||high speed wireless internet in the apartment|
|iPod or mp3 Connectivity||iPod dock on stereo in living room|
|Iron and Ironing Board||yes|
|Telephone||Local calls no charge. There is an answer machine. For long distance, use a calling card or personal phone.|
|Computer||Available on lobby level with internet access. Cost is $2/ 10 minutes.|
|Concierge/Front Desk||Front desk service for public areas in The Aspens.|
|Conference Facilities||Available at additional cost|
|Digital TV||Large screen TV in common lounge. Great place for the kids!|
|Fireplace||In Lobby with daily newspapers!|
|Fitness Facilities||Exercise room overlooking hot tubs. Open 7am - 10pm.|
|Fresh Linens||Pool towels provided by front desk with credit card imprint to ensure towels are returned.|
|Games/Rec Room||Common room with large screen TV|
|Guest Parking||Available in underground parking.|
|Hot Tub||Three hot tubs with views of ski slopes. Open 10am - 10pm year round.|
|Laundry Facilities - Paid||Coin operated located on first floor|
|Newspaper||Available for your perusal in the lobby.|
|Pool||Outdoor heated pool. Open 2pm - 10pm Nov 20- Apr 15. Open 10am-10pm Apr 16 - Nov 19|
|Secure Reserved Parking||Underground parking at $14 per night. There is no other parking available. Garage clearance is 6'6". There is no parking available over this height.|
|Secure Ski and Bike Storage||Skis stored and retrieved by ski valet. Bike lock up in the underground garage.|
Location & Map
The Aspens combines a full choice of amenities with a superb location.
In the winter, The Aspens offers:
•ski in ski out on Blackcomb Mountain
•Blackcomb Base in the Upper Village is located just down the hill from The Aspens. Ski or walk down to lift tickets, ski rentals, Blackcomb Kids, shops and restaurants.
•To ski Whistler Mtn take the Wizard Chair up Blackcomb Mtn, then take the Peak2Peak Gondola to Whistler.
In the summer, The Aspens is a five minute walk into the Village to catch the Whislter gondola for alpine hiking. Walk to Lost Lake and swim in a fresh mountain pond, or walk along the Valley Trail. Short ride down to the bike park.
Restaurants and shops are located in the Upper Village, which is a short stroll down the hill. Continue along from the Upper Village, go over Fitzsimmons Creek and you are in the Village.
For conference attendees, the Telus Whistler Conference Centre is under a 10 minute walk, and the Fairmont Chateau Whistler is just down the hill in the Upper Village.
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 drive|
|Less than 10 minutes walk|
Bars/Pubs & Nightlife
Food & Restaurants
|Grocery and Liquor Stores||View|
|Bike Park Upload||View|
|Whistler & Blackcomb Gondolas||View|
|Blackcomb Day Lodge||View|
|Village Guest Relations, Ski School, Rentals||Full Mountain Guest Services: lift tickets, ski school, all rentals||View|
|Greyhound Bus station||View|
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Please read the policies below carefully. They fully outline the Terms and Conditions of reservations.
DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE as per the cancellation policy explained below.
For more information or questions, click on Contact Owner below right or phone 604-966-7100.
Suitability & Eligibility Policies
|Adults - Min Age to Stay: 25||25 years of age. Under 25 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Reservations made under false pretenses will forfeit funds paid.|
|Babies, Kids & Teens|
|Celebrations & Special Events|
|Groups Renting Multiple Properties|
|No Smoking Inside - Smoking Outside Permitted|
|Non-Smokers Only||No smoking inside. You may smoke outside on the balcony.|
|People with Restricted Mobility|
|Not Suitable For:|
|Graduation & Stag/Stagette Parties|
|Young Adult Only Groups 17-24|
Reservation & Cancellation Policies
|Cancellations Made by Guests||All deposits are non-refundable. There is no refund if your arrival is delayed at the last minute. All refunds are made by personal cheque. Balance Refund Nov 1- Apr 31: Balance is non refundable except if reservation is replaced. Refund equals value of reservation with which the cancelled booking is replaced minus 4% cancellation fee. Balance Refund May 1- Oct 31: The balance is refunded minus 4% cancellation fee with minimum notice of 24 hours.|
|Delayed Arrivals||No refunds.|
|Delivery of Instructions and Access Information||Emailed when balance paid.|
|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|
|Ineligible Guests: 24 Hour 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||Guest is notified when payment is late.|
|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.|
|Reservation Changes||You may lengthen your stay at no charge. Shortening your stay is considered a partial cancellation and subject to cancellation policy above. To change dates, but total nights remain the same: before balance paid, no charge. After balance paid: Winter: fee is $100 Summer: no charge.|
Guest Stay Policies
|Bike Storage||Lock up provided in non-secured underground garage.|
|Check-In Time||4:00 pm. Please request early check-in in advance.|
|Check-Out Time||10:00 am. Please request late check out in advance.|
|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.|
|Excessive Cleaning Costs||If cleaning required is more than the normal 2 hours, excess costs will be charged to the guest. Including but not limited to any cleaning needed by restoration services, a plumber, stains, odor, smoking in the unit, or cooking. Any extra cleaning costs to restore the apartment to the same condition as it was upon check in.|
|Excessive Noise||Will not be tolerated out of courtesy to neighbours. If excessive noise is reported, after one warning the guest will be asked to leave without reimbursement.|
|Forgotten Items by Guest||There is a $15 charge for returning forgotten items to guests. Guests are responsible for all mailing costs for forgotten items.|
|Housekeeping||Complimentary. For reservations of 8 nights or more, full linen change and bathroom cleaned about every fifth day during your stay. The kitchen is to be maintained by the guest.|
|Liability||We are excluded from liability for personal bodily injury in our home, while in transit to, or while on resort property.|
|Maintenance Emergencies||24 hour phone support.|
|Maximum Sleeping Capacity||4.|
|Property Damage||Guests assume all financial responsibility for any property damage incurred by you or your guests. While no damage deposit is requested, you are financially responsible for any damage incurred by you or your guests during your stay.|
|Rental Accommodation Zoning||Legally zoned for nightly rental.|
|Ski & Snowboard Gear Storage||Ski valet removes and returns ski gear. Stored overnight in secure lock up.|
|Terms of Eviction||Excessive noise, property damage, or smoking will result in eviction. No refund will be provided if you are evicted for breach of policies.|
Very comfortable apartment in excellent location.
James from Houston, United States
Date: Jan-03-2015 for a stay in Dec 2014
It is very easy to write an excellent review for this apartment and for its owner/manager, Kerry Wallace. We stayed for 4 nights over Christmas 2014, and would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation to anyone else, and we would certainly consider staying here again. The description of the apartment, in words and photos, is accurate. The apartment was very comfortable and comfortably sufficient for a couple and a small child. Kerry was at all times extremely responsive, and went above and beyond in terms of providing useful information. The apartment location, within a larger complex with many facilities, and directly off a main piste, is excellent.View Full Review
Very comfortable apartment in excellent location with great facilities
Jimbo S from Houston, Texas
I can with no hesitation recommend this apartment highly. We were a couple with a toddler, and it was extremely comfortable for us. The accommodation and amenities in the apartment, as well as in the larger facility, were just as described, and the instructions with regard to directions and access to the apartment were faultless. The location of the accommodation is excellent, directly on the piste of one of the main pistes at the base of Blackcomb mountain, while access to Whistler mountain is easy via bus, car or foot. Whistler is a sizable ski town, but the heart of it consists of a long pedestrianized "stroll" which is perfect for all ages, but was particularly relaxing with a sub-3 year old in tow.
An aspens treat without the 'Elevator' wait...
A FlipKey verified reviewer from North Vancouver
This unit: Unusual to find TVs in both the 'lounge' and bedroom. Handy if you put your kids to sleep on the sofa bed and retire to the adult room. Had everything we needed...perhaps could benefit from some 'smaller' pans? Kids loved the inflatable mattress - but if you want to put the bed up and down each night - you might get a bit impatient. You're only one floor above ground level - which means you don't have to hang around for the elevator...but you'll still be waiting a bit at check out time with a trolley. The aspens: If you've never stayed at the aspens - it's a total treat for ski in and out. Swimming pool is a little chilly, but plenty big for kids. The 2 hot tubs by the gym get V busy at the weekend - but are nice and calm during the week. The third hot tub by the gym has been Out of action for most, if not all of this season. Not sure if the strata have plans to fix it. Ski valet are prompt and polite. Dont forget to tip them!
Comfortable, cosy and quiet, ski in/out apartment - a jewel of a
Handsome_pants from Port Talbot, United Kingdom
This is our third trip to Whistler from the UK. We decided to book everything ourself this time, instead of going through a package operator. Having just returned from spending 10 nights in this wonderful apartment, we were so glad we did as we couldn't fault the value for money. This is a spacious and very cosy apartment. Kerry has provided everything to make this a real home from home holiday rental. It was lovely having full kitchen facilities and we made good use having lovely meals most evenings after returning tired from a day on the slopes. The apartment overlooks the pine trees, which meant we weren't disturbed by noise from the slopes or the hot tubs (don't forget your swimming costumes for a truly wonderful experience). The aspens offered free ski valet which was great. The ski in / ski out was brilliant, just a few steps from the slopes. I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to anyone, and will definitely return here when we next visit Whistler !!
Great Condo at a Great Location in Whistler!
ptadin from Austin, Texas
We had a nice stay in this beautiful clean condo and everything it advertises is correct. The beds were comfy, the linens clean, and the fully-equiped kitchen was in order. The large flat-panel TV and DVD player were easy to operate. The condo view faces tall pines for privacy and quietness away from the noise of the courtyard. I would not hestitate to stay here again.
Tim from Australia
What can I say about this gem of a place: checkin was smooth, the photos of the place were accurate, the rental rate was a steel, the king size bed was te best we have slept on in our 6 months travelling, the sofa bed was the most comfiest sofa bed I have ever slept on, we cooked every night for 5 nights as we had been travelling for 6 months and missed home cooked meals and found it to have everything you could possibly want in a kitchen, we watched a couple of movies on the massive TV whilst snugged up to the fire place. Overall awesome experience and would highly recommend staying here. Thanks Kerry for your hospitality and checking up on us to make sure everything was OK.
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Vancouver
Very keen to ensure that we have everything we need. Constantly updating the unit- which is very much appreciated..Thanks again!!
Very enoyable experience
A frequent Whistler visitor from Wa
As a frequent visitor to Whistler I have stayed at several different properties, always looking for the best deal. The aspens and this particular condo did not disappoint. We enjoyed being on the quiet side (away from the pool). The unit had everything we needed, it was very clean and in good shape.
Peaceful setting - great condo
Barry & Teresa from Ontario
We found the condo to have everything we needed for our 7 day stay. All of the details prior to arrival were appreciated and the location is perfect. We have stayed in a number of rentals in Whistler over the last 5 years. I would book this condo again without hesitation. It is a beautiful and short walk into Whistler Village and much quieter when you want to get away. This condo was accurately depicted in the photos and the bbq on the deck was perfect. Kerry called the minute we walked in the door to welcome us and offer any assistance needed.
enjoyed the aspens
A FlipKey verified reviewer from calgary
great condo. great owner. great experience. comfortable bed and bedding. short walk down to village. a little tricky with a stroller. Great pool/hot tubs.
Kathy V from Federal Way, Washington
We just spent 4day. We felt the apartment we stayed in was very comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. Our room looked out on the slops. We had a short walk down to the upper village. The only draw back for me was the lounge chairs around the pool were hard and nosy comfortable. They have a great pool area so that made up for it all. We would stay here again and look forward to the ski in ski out feature
Lots of little extras-barbecue , nice dishes!!! etc.
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Thunder Bay ON
Pleasant guiet condo and a great swimming pool and hottub.
It was all you could hope for a short ski vacation!
Great Condo from B.C.
Our booking went extremely well from the moment we went on line to book. Everything was well taken care of. The booking, the payment, the condo...exceptionally clean and well furnished. The directions of how to get to the condo and the last minute e mails ensuring that we had the proper lock box # and the combination number so that we could enter when we arrived without having to call anyone...but just in case that we did forget the instructions, all was covered in a last minute e mail telling us to ensure that we keep these numbers on us at all time. The first night upon our arrival we even received a phone call from Kerry asking us if everything was alright and if we needed anything...we have never had this kind of treatment with our other bookings. The whole experience was wonderful and very pleasant and we certainly would not hesitate to rent this condo again. Extremely satisfied ...Alan & Lois Pickard
Felt like home- quiet and comfortable.
Sambizon from St Paul, MN
It was a very comfortable stay and the owner Kerry Wallace make things go smoothly with her organization and quick response to our questions. She even called in the day after we arrived to make sure everything was okay. We really enjoyed our stay. PROS: *Very close to upper village, yes it is a ski-in/out. There is a ski-rental shop in the building (Summit-they will tune your skis, ect). However, there is also an actual WhistlerBlackcomb rental/ski school and guest relations right at the bottom of the "hill" which is a short walk down the ski hill. *There are 2 restaurants within that short walk as well and several shops. *The condo is well equipped with towels, hand soap,(bring your own shampoo) dish-washing detergent, dishes, wine glasses, cookware, utensils and a few condiments (sugar, salt, pepper, sugar substitute, non dairy creamer, napkins and a few other misc items). *The unit faces down hill toward the Fairmont (can't quite see ski hill) but it is separated by evergreens so it's very quiet (despite the occasional loud person in the hallway-no way to control that). *Three hot tubs open morning til 10pm, towels provided. *Free local calls *There is a small grocery store in the upper village (eggs, meats, bread. condiments, snacks, some fruits and veggies) as well as a small liqueur store, *Lost of space for 2 adults. It was nice having the separate bedroom so we could have our own space if needed. *The bed is comfortable enough for a rental. Nice bedding but we did miss our memory foam topper at home (personal preference-everyone is different right?) CONS: * It is a bit of a walk to the lower village and unfortunately if you go the "short way" it involves hiking down the ski hill. It takes more than 5 minutes but less than 10 at a quick pace, BUT you have to walk down the ski hill (bring snow boots if you want to do this walk). We did it every day with ease but we are hikers and in decent shape. FYI~You will have to walk on the side of the ski hill while skiers and snowboarders whiz by. It is kind of a pain to go back up with groceries but do-able. You can walk the long way down the street but it's a lot further... we didn't bother with this. *The lifts open at 8:30am. If you plan on doing "fresh tracks" which is early access to the Mountain (lift access from 7:15-8:00am) and breakfast up at the Roundhouse you either have to walk with all your gear to the gondola in the lower village or wait til the shuttle service starts at 7am. However, people start lining up for the gondola around 6am so you will be last in line if you wait for the shuttle. * The shuttle only runs every 10 minutes 7am til around 11am. 11am til late night it's every 15-20 minutes so plan well if you need to be to the village in a timely manner. We ended up walking it most of the time. Taking the shuttle into the village is a quick ride because the Aspens is one of the last stops on the way in. However taking the shuttle back to the Aspens is quite longer as you will get to see many of the condos up the hill before swinging back around to the Aspens. *The larger grocery (IGA) store is quite a hike even if you take the shuttle. The shuttle drops you off near the gondola and the IGA is on the other end of the village. There is probably another shuttle you can take but we didn't bother because we got what we needed from the small upper village market. I believe you can have groceries delivered which might be a good option for those wanting more. For us the PROS outweighed the CONS and we had a blast. We would have brought our bigger snow boots with better snow-tread had we known we would be making the hike up and down the ski hill so many times. My husband just had some slip on Merrill's and I had some hiking Keens.,.. it snowed a lot so the bottoms of our pants were constantly wet from the hike. Bring your high boots.
A Perfect Place!
Blanche Avalanche from BC
I have stayed at the aspens before but never in such a well organized suite. Everything you could possible want and the kitchen would make a chef smile! Very comfortable furniture throughout! Balcony was quiet and private. All in all a relaxing stay.
Homey and well appoint cabin slopeside
DavidSkier from MA
Pros: true ski in, ski out great kitchen with modern appliances huge tv roomy one bedroom very comfy king bed Perfect for 2-4 people looking to cook-in, occasionally go out and be right on the mtn. Cons: Of you want to party in Whistler village, you have to take the shuttle.
You can walk into the Village. It is about a 10 minute walk down the slope and then on the Valley Trail via the Upper Village into the main Village.
Ski-in ski-out near Blackcomb Base
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Seattle
We stayed at this condo the week after Christmas. It is a true ski-in ski-out location; the ski valet is a nice touch. We walked to Whistler Village every night with no problem. The hot tubs looked fun, but we did not use them. It was a little small for us--2 adults plus our young adult children. Will try for the same location with 2 BR next time. The property management was excellent--booked thru alluraDirect--very professional.
Very Quiet and Cozy
Jim & Sharon from WA
We have been coming to Whistler for 25 years and this was by far the quietest unit we have ever stayed in. We usually stay over-looking the pool and didn't realize how noisy it has been til we stayed here. The bed was amazing and the air conditioning so appreciated. Great Unit. Will defiately stay here again. Thank you
Just like home
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Vancouver
We enjoyed our last minute stay at the aspens #217 for the BC Long Weekend. The service received from Kerry was very informative and speedy since our stay was 2 days following the booking. The home was very comfortable and homey. It's perfect for couples, and perhaps a small family. We enjoyed the balcony and the privacy due to the trees. While the patio had chairs outside, it was missing a small table. We ended up bring out one of the dining chairs to put our coffee mugs on. :) We look forward to returning soon!
Wendy from BC
We loved our 8 night stay at the aspens. The location is terrific and our suite was very comfortable with a fully equipped kitchen. It was quiet, the pool was fantastic and we felt very at home during our stay. Kerry was wonderful too - she made sure that we were well looked after and answered any questions that we had upon our arrival. We would definitely come back and are thinking about booking again soon.
Top Ten at Whistler
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Vancouver
As a long-term, multiple-stay visitor to Whistler since 1997, I've stayed in many and various accommodations throughout the village and Whistler environs, and have a good idea of what constitutes good value. The deal is pretty simple: if you want accommodation that ensures your stay is fun and memorable and relaxing and optimizes your time on the slopes, you want two things: a ski-in, ski-out location, walking distance to the village. The aspens is one of a few locations that truly offer this opportunity. You can;t beat the location - slide down the hill a few metres to Blackcomb base to catch the lift in the morning, and stroll a little further across Fitzsimmons Creek to the village and shop, "apre" and enjoy. End of the day - ride/ski right back to the pool area, third your gear on the condo floor and slide into one of the hot tubs. We do visits to Whistler in Winter, Spring and Summer and with a smallish group the aspens always proves to be a good choice.
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Vancouver
We just love the aspens especially number 217. It is tastefully decorated, super comfy King size bed, flat screen Tv's in the master and the lounge. The unit faces the beautiful trees covered in white powder creating that feel that there was no one else around. The unit is extremely well stocked even down to the tasbasco sauce! Would highly recommend anyone stay here.
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Delaware
We just stayed at 217 aspens for 5 days last week. It was a great condo, nicely decorated and big flat screen tv in living room and bedroom were great!! We loved it and definitely would stay here again. Ski in ski out was nice and the valet is great too. Easy to find and a great condo!!! Thanks:)
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Vancouver
Excellent service re. booking and Kerry called to check all was ok. The apartment was great,tasteful decor, all the mod cons and lovely to come back to after a day on the slopes. It was great to be slightly removed from the village and yet only an easy 5 minute walk away. The best thing for us was the superb true ski in/out poition of The aspens.
A nice one bedroom in Whistler
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Mintreal
This is a nice 1 bedroom condo at the aspens which is a nice complex that is ski-in ski-out on Blackcomb mountain. It is nicely furnished and in good condition.
The aspens 217 was comfortable and convenient
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Auckland NZ
Kerry the manager was quick to address the minor problems we had and we found it easy to be there for skiing. Great location for ski in ski out. A nice to have would be a small welcome pack of basics like eggs, milk pancake mix for the first day or two for international arrivals like us, but not a biggie. Apartment was as described. Thanks to Kerry and the owner!
A fabulous ski in/out condo
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Vancouver
We enjoyed our stay in a very comfortable condo. We also liked the convenience of ski in/out.
Nice place, especially for the price...
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Seattle
Very nice play, especially for the price. Pretty comfortable overall, very spacious... nice amenities. The couch was a little old and broken in. For whatever reason we just didn't sleep that great it the bed...it felt comfortable but maybe we just used to a bit stiffer mattress. I would however easily stay here again and would definitely recommend this place.
Thank you for your comments. The sofa bed couch was replaced in December 2011, just after this guest departed.
Richard from BC
Welcome info was very thorough and helpful. The location was quiet and peaceful- Kitchen was very well stocked with nice pots/pans and utensils. Was a great getaway- thank you so much!!
Just as described - high quality flat in a great location
A FlipKey verified reviewer from UK
Just as described - a high quality flat, with all the amenities we could wish for, in a quiet block, with a super little swimming pool and hot tubs, and in a really good location. Thank you!
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Port Coquitlam BC
Superb unit! quality finishings from towels to cookwear. Everything you need, to relax and enjoy the community of Whistler. Love the location, hidden away from the hustle and bustle, but only a few minutes walk to the heart of the action. Will definately enjoy our time here again!
Quiet and relaxing
Mark N from BC
Stayed here for our 10th wedding anniversary. Check in/out was flexible and smooth. Location was a close walk to Whistler Village (and a stone's throw from the Upper Village). If we had stayed in the winter it would've been a perfect ski in/out situation. Updated furniture and decor. Was quite and relaxing. Made for a wonderful stay. Would definitely stay here again.
becwes from IL
Feel lucky to have found this condo and website. Convenient location, clean, comfortable, good service, nice hot tubs, friendly staff
A FlipKey verified reviewer from Vancouver
We stayed in this rental for three nights and had a fantastic time. I love the ski in/out aspect and how close it is to the village. The suite was perfect size for myself and my wife and was a great value for the price. Will definitely stay here again if it is available.