Submitted: January 9, 2013
Stayed: December 2012
My husband and I stayed at Tensleep over New Year's 2012. This was the first time we had ever been to Teton Village. Overall, the condo was a GREAT value! The aspects of it we liked most were that it was adjacent to the hot tub and pool area, it wasn't right in the middle of Teton Village (so it was a little quieter on the days we wanted to sleep in), it had a nice kitchen with all appliances, etc. stocked so that we could eat breakfast in and cook if/when we wanted to. The living room area and dining room table were both very large, so we could've had more people in there than just the two of us and been very comfortable. The view out the front window of the Sleeping Indian and of Teton Village to the left were both BEAUTIFUL!
There were a couple of things we would change about the condo, though they weren't things that would keep us from returning, primarily because we got such a good deal on this condo. First, the wood stove door had to remain closed, so if you made a fire, you felt absolutely no heat...it was purely aesthetic, which was a disappointment because in 0 degrees, we definitely like to build a warm fire and sit in front of it. Seemed like a lot of unnecessary work to build a fire for no heat. Second, the condo was a little farther away from the center of Teton Village than we expected. It was about a 5-10 minute walk to the tram or START bus, which sometimes took longer than expected because of having to walk slowly and watch for ice. We actually didn't mind the walk because it was good to do that before/after eating a meal or just to be in the open, but some days, when it was REALLY cold, I wished we had been a little closer to the center of the Village like some of the other condos. If we'd had a rental car, I still think we would've felt the same way because we'd have been too close to fool with driving, but the walk was still a little far on the really cold days.
Overall, if we return to this area, we would definitely stay at Tensleep again. Lovely place for a great price!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a nice time and look forward to your return some day. One note for folks reading this is that there is another lift which is closer than the ones in the center of Teton Village and is a bit closer. In addition for those who do not want to walk, there is a shuttle that is free of charge and picks up right outside the condo. This shuttle operates in the winter months. The other benefit of the location of this condo is that it is right across from the Sundance swim and tennis club - a nice benefit for those who want to enjoy a soak in the hot tub but don't want to walk a block or so down the street to enjoy.
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