Definitely not ski in/ski out!
Submitted: March 12, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
This is our 5th trip to beautiful Whistler. We normally stay in the village, but thought we might try a condo with ski in/ski out access. There are many to choose from, but we really fell in love with this unit after seeing the pictures and reading about it. We felt duped! The pictures and details misrepresented this condo. It is much smaller than in the pictures. Mediocre accommodations...not worth the "luxury" price. The beds were older. The master bed did not have a box spring, just a flimsy mattress sitting on a low quality bed frame. I would equate it to dorm room furniture. The place was dirty and dusty, and the fireplace had not been cleaned in a long time. The house smelled sooty. You couldn't close the flue, which made the unit cold and drafty. The unit does have a nice, private hot tub, but we found empty cigarette packs and beer caps lying all around it. We had to walk 10 houses downhill to the "ski trail access", then up 100 steps ( which you don't hear about until you are at the check-in desk), icy terrain and a vertical hike (also icy) up to the ski trail. We checked out after one night. Not worth it, unless you enjoy that sort of challenge. Might be good for a group of young couples looking to split cost. Or folks who live nearby, coming here frequently for skiing. Not for those looking for a luxury vacation. We only get these special ski vacations once or twice a year. Bring a car, or you'll need a taxi to get back from the village...even the cab drivers/locals laughed at the idea of walking from the village, up the windy road and mountainside to the condo, carrying groceries and such. For true ski in/ski out, look elsewhere!
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, I am very sorry you did not enjoy your stay at our home as we pride ourselves on providing good customer satisfaction. We offer 24/7 front desk support and as you booked out after 18 hours of arrival we are sorry you did not take advantage of this; we would have been delighted to correct everything for you. A good night sleep is very important and with your comments we have changed the master bedroom mattress to a brand new top quality one. The first paragraph on our VRBO/HomeAway listing states that there are steps and a short hike for the ski in/out so guests are made aware before making a booking.
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