NOT ALL CONDOS IN THE ZEPHYR ARE THE SAME. We always beat any management company and when you consider all the extra things you get with our condo, you'll see you get a tremendous BANG FOR THE BUCK compared with anyplace in Winter Park. Please read our reviews too.
Major renovations for 2014:
-slate bathrooms with brushed nickel
Key differences in comparing our condo to others:
Our condo is:
1. 25% larger than most 2 bedrooms-note distance from fireplace to back window (1100ft)
2. Is a penthouse with vaulted celings.
3. Has more real beds 2 Kings (King and Queen in 1 room, King in the other + sofa sleeper + crib)
4. Has a larger deck with grill
5. Is in the slopeside building which has direct ski-in out access. We are THE closest bldg to slopes in all of WP. Look at a ski map.
6. Has been renovated and updated
7. You are guaranteed of where you will be. Going through the lodge you may end up with a 1st floor unit looking at construction.
8. Is quiet because it's a top floor end unit with no units across the hall. In other units it is possible to hear neighbors, snowcats, people in the hallway, the train etc
NOTE: for 2010 the new base village is complete. However this means that if you do not stay at the base you will have to :
drive to upper parking lot (10 min), change (10 min) walk to new gondola that goes from lot to start of new village (5 min), wait for gondola (5 min), walk from gondola through village just to get to Zephyr. ( 5 min). It can add at least half an hour each way. OR you can stay at the zephyr roll out of bed and ski (no walking) to zephyr lift.
Or wait and take shuttle bus (20 min) to start of new village and walk 5 min to zephyr.
Even if you stay at the base there is still a walk from any base building to the zephyr lift. Ours (slopeside) is the only bldg you can ski down to the lift with no walking at all. See photo and look at ski map.
How can it get any better?! Zephyr Mountain Lodge is the only property located in the center of the action at the base of Winter Park Ski Area. Hence it's the only true ski-in-out (no cat walks). Built in 2000, it's also a newer property. Hallways, common areas, lobbies have all been completely renovated in 2009. So why should you rent from us?
Convenience-convenience. You don't want to waste time on your vacation and ski-in-out is the way to go. The lift is literally outside the door (110 feet away). We are in the Slopeside building so you can literally ski right to the door. For the Riverside, fraser or founders building (not us) you have to walk a little bit.Think of it-drop the kids off at ski school then walk back, stop at Starbucks, and leisurely put on your skis while everybody else walks from their car.
Too warm? Go back and shed a layer. Two feet of powder and you can't wait for the slow pokes to get ready? Just go and meet them in a few runs. Hungry? Go back for lunch, take off your boots, relax. If somebody in your group gets tired just send them back while you ski. If you drive or take a shuttle it adds at least 20-30 minutes each way and you still have to walk with skis and take everything with you. Since you go as a group, you end up wasting time waiting for people. You get a lot more skiing done with a ski-in/out Condo. The rental shops are right there as well.
Larger is better. Our unit is a Penthouse end unit. It has vaulted ceilings and its quiet. There is nobody next to you, above you, or even across the hall. At 1100 square feet it is larger than a standard two bedroom which is 868 square foot. Most two bedrooms at the Zephyr have only enough room for one bed in each room. Our unit has a king and a queen in one room and a king in the other with space left over for a crib or mattress. Our balcony is also larger. Of course you also have access to four hot tubs, a fitness center, private ski lockers, a game room and heated underground parking.
Internet access- We have wireless internet access in the condo.
As you are renting directly from the owners we offer discounted rates and try to be reasonable. If you find a lower rate through the Lodge we will beat it.
The best reason to rent from us? We can tell you all about the secret powder stashes, glades, where to avoid crowds and icy spots and just how to ski the mountain.
Still not decided about Winter Park? Winter Park consistently gets more snow on a daily basis than resorts in Summit county. Mary Jane has the best bumps in the nation. You can ski for days without doing the same line. There's glade skiing (improved this year), above tree line skiing, hike to adventure skiing in the Cirque. Of course there's plenty of cruisers and the ski school is great. There is a separate learning area for beginners with magic carpets. There is fantastic cross country skiing at YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch and Devil's thumb and some of the best snowmobiling too. It the summer there are mountain bike trails galore (500 miles) and Rocky Mountain National Park is close by. At the base there is an alpine slide, trampoline, mini golf, chairlift rides, hiking and a human maze. This year Winter Park has added lifts and done many improvements.
NEW- For 2006-7 season Winter Park has installed a new lift going to backside Parsenn. NEW for 2007-8 new quad lift to top of Timberline from Sunnyside. 2010 - new base village complete with more shops and restaurants
500 Miles of Mountain Bike Trails, Alpine Slide, Human Maze, Trampoline, Summer Concerts, Chair Lift Rides, Mini-Golf, Dog Sleds, Hot Air Balloons
Tubing, ice skating within walking distance