I have been traveling to Summit County for many years. I've rented in Dillion, Silverthorne, Keystone, and Frisco. This season my group lucked into staying at Papabears. Our party consisted of 4 adults and 4 kids ages 7-11. Truth be told, I was a bit concerned that the condo would be a bit cramped for a group of our size. As it turned out, the layout of Papabears worked very well for us. Our 4 kids shared the 3rd bedroom and den, while the 2 sets of parents each had bedrooms on their own levels. The layout of the main living area and dining room was very open with large windows and high ceilings. The kitchen was tight with two cooks but it has a nice stove and was well stocked with pans, utensils, and sharp knives (I've learned to bring my own).
Having a large capacity washer and dryer in the house was also a very nice touch. After spending a couple of days "spring skiing" with temps in the low 60's the ski clothes where kind of ripe. It was nice to not have to travel, or pay extra, for laundry.
The clubhouse at the condo complex also fit the needs of our group well. Our kids swam in the pool while the adults played "Goldilocks" switching from hot tub to hot tub finding the one with "just right" temperature. We also played racquetball, enjoyed the sauna, and found the "steam room".
For those that have not traveled to Summit County before, Frisco is a great central location. We never ski the same resort twice in a trip and this year was no exception. Breck, Loveland, Vail, and Beaver Creek all made our list to ski this season as well as a few "back country" runs from Loveland Pass.
Papabears is run and maintained by the owners, not a management company. It was very evident from when we first walked in the door that this was a second home, not just a rental property. Everything was well maintained, nicely decorated, and homey. To top it all off I even received a call from the owners the day prior to my trip updating me on weather and warning us of an impending storm. The small touches mean so much.
We will for sure look to stay at Papabears the next time we are in Summit County.