The lodge is literally located 2-3 minutes from the lift. It was amazing to be able to pack up & be there in no time, then come back to the house right after a hard day of skiing. There are many other things to do if that is what you are looking for. The Angle Fire Country Club is within view off of the back deck of the house & is full of wildlife. We saw prairie dogs, deer, elk, and even a bear over by the country club. We also saw several deer right off of the back deck.
The amenities are great! I will honestly never travel to a hotel again. The lodge is large enough to spread out and relax without being cramped up in a hotel room. There is an awesome game room downstairs for the kids to play (and adults). Kitchen is fully stocked with everything that you will need to cook meals. All the pots, pans, cups, crockpot, and utensils that you could possibly need. We saved a ton of money by cooking almost every meal. There is also a washer & dryer which helps a ton when your skiing everyday. You also don't have to pack as much.
As for the cost, after weighing out the cost/benefit it is really a no-brainer. Yeah, it is going to cost you a little more than you might spend on a one room hotel. However, you are getting so much more room, relaxation, comfort, & it actually feels like a vacation. It was the best trip we've had. Highly recommend the house.
As a side note - the owners were great to work with & very accommodating.