A highly recommended experience for any time of year at The Wright Family Lodge!
Submitted: March 3, 2013
Stayed: February 2013
Our group stayed at the Wright Family Lodge from 2/23/2013 - 2/27/2013. After a 12 hour drive from Texas, our group was more than happy to finally get to Angel Fire! Upon arrival, finding the house is not very hard if you stay on the main mountain road and then turn onto Panorama Way. At the end of Panorama Way is the house sitting right next to Headin' Home ski slope (green slope) and is breath taking from the driveway!
From Pizza Stop (also recommend!), it took us 16 minutes to drive up to the house and keep in mind we were there after a big snow storm (and during), so the roads were plowed, but still had some snow covering the road. We had no problem going up & down the mountain in a Dodge Caravan (but had chains just in case).
The pictures do not do this house justice. You really have to see to believe how immaculate this house is. First, the ground floor offers four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a fireplace in the common area where there are also games, TV, HEATED garage and HEATED floors! Until you look out the window into the snowy scenery and a distant snow covered mountain from this level, you wouldn't know it's single digits & freezing. The second level which is the main level (not street level - the stairs in the main picture lead you to the second level) offers the kitchen, breakfast area, dining area, fireplace in the common area (around 20 foot ceiling with large windows to enjoy the snowy scenery outside) and two more bedrooms. The third level is the loft where beds are located and has a fun log ladder that would amuse kids to climb to their sleeping area. When the description says this house can sleep 22 people comfortably, this is more than the truth!
Mountain location of this house is on Headin' Home ski slope which is a green trail on the Angel Fire Resort Trail Map. How simple is the ski in/ski out? The ramp in the picture would take you to the slope, then you turn left and go down the rest of Headin' Home to the resort. Take Chili Express lift up and explore the mountain. When it is time to return home, take Chili Express and then Headin' Home back to the house. The fun part is skiing down the "S" shaped curve and turning into the deep snow where the ramp (pictured) leads back to the house! Then eat lunch and head back to the slopes!
Our group is very grateful we were able to stay at such an immaculate house in a wonderful location. We highly recommend the Wright Family Lodge at Angel Fire anytime of the year.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Pat,
Thank you for the kind review. We are glad you enjoyed the house and had a good time in Angel Fire. I understand the snow was great during your stay, which always makes the skiing better.
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