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A Real Ski-in Ski-Out Unit

75 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Winter Park Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Ultimate Ski in/ski out Slopeside Mountain View

You are welcome to share our convenient, family-owned condo at the base of the mountain just seconds from the Zephyr Chair Lift. It’s only moments from picking up your skis in the locker room, walking out the back door past the hot tubs, locking on your skis and a three second ski down the access slope to the chair lift. None of the hassle of tromping on and off buses with your skis, poles and boots, your significant other’s skis, boots and poles, kids’ skis boots and poles, slogging and slipping through parking lots, wondering when or if you’re ever going to get to the lift. It is truly “the way you dreamed it would be someday”. It is ski luxury!! Exactly what is needed for a ski vacation.

If you want to avoid the fast food menus at the crowded ski lodges, just ski down the slopes and ease into your condo. Enjoy lunch on your fourth floor balcony with live entertainment as you watch the skiers come down Hughes. It’s convenient, private and features all the amenities of home. The kitchen is stocked with basic food prep items, the beds are upgraded with luxury linens and the towels in the bath are super plush.

Enjoy the added convenience of underground parking along with free shuttle service to the town of Winter Park or the shopping center in Frasier.

We hope to be of service to you in your quest for the ultimate ski vacation at the Baker Family condo.

Keywords: ski in ski out, Winter Park, luxury, convenient,

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 75 traveler reviews

A Real Ski-in Ski-Out Unit
average rating of 4.9733334 based on 75 reviews
Colorado
5

Another great stay in this condo

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this condo last year and are planning to stay again next year. Need I say more?

Everything you read in the reviews is true - clean, well-maintained, nice towels/linens, snack basket, etc. There are two Zephyr Mountain Lodge buildings and only the Slopeside building is truly ski-in/ski-out. Just two floors down is the ski locker room, then out the door past the hot tubs and you're on the snow. The best part about that is no lugging skis across the village, no waiting for shuttles and no wondering where you're even going to park.

Bruce is great to work with too - he's always very responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In this short but to the point review M.R. says a lot when she states that she rented my condo last year and this 2015/16 season and is already planning on another season of renting my Slopeside Ski in and Ski out condo for 2017. That's the kind of return guests I am fortunate to have. She is familiar with the convenience of the location of my condo and appreciates the extra time she can have on the slopes instead of lugging skis, polls, and boots around to find a space to put on her ski gear in a crowded ski lodge. She also provides a glowing report on the cleanliness of my condo and the quality of the towels I provide for the bathroom and for the hot tubs. My hot tub towels are thick weave and 34 by 48 inches. This might not seem significant but when the temperature is minus 15 and the snow is falling and wind blowing at 15 mph. it's absolutely great to have a towel that is a premium size and quality to wrap yourself in and make the dash to the back door of the private locker room. That's the type of quality I work to provide in areas which include the fully stocked kitchen, quality of linens an extra small closets to store boots and jackets. She is also grateful that she is in my premier condo in the Slopeside Building which she assesses to be the only true "Ski in and Ski Out" building. All you have to do is go down 2 floors in the elevator to the private ski locker room, grab your skis, walk out 20 feet past the hot tubs, clamp on your skis and 3 seconds of a ride to the Zephyr Express lift. It's fantastic. I also appreciate M.R's statement of the extra things I provide in support of her family's vacation. The "welcome basket" doesn't calculate as an important thing but when you come over the mountain later than planned and you have hungry kids it's a real help to be able to have a snack or two for them before you can get to a restaurant or the grocery store. Another factor I appreciate is her evaluation of me in the work we did together in the sales process which to me doesn't stop after the contract is signed. I keep myself available to answer questions about the best ski slopes for her family's skiing abilities, restaurants she might like and even contacts for child care services. This type of involvement on my part helps make the ski vacation a memorable time. One that can be reminisced for several years. That's why we are on our 3rd. year of rentals but my owner's warning is that this condo can be an addictive experience.
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5

Truly Ski-in and Ski-out Condo

  • 5 of 5

I chose this condo based on the reviews I read here at HomeAway and they weren't wrong. What I didn't know was that most of the condos in the building are managed by Winter Park Resort, but beause the owner bypasses this, we enjoyed the same condo as others in the building at a much better rate. The condo was just as good as described in the ad and reviews.

My son slept on the pullout and it must have been comfortable because I couldn't get him up in the morning. There were plenty of pillows, towels, and blankets for everyone. There were even enough racks in the bathroom to hang all the towels after showers. The owner also provided extra towels for the hot tub. In a condo, I always worry about having to buy things that are provided by hotels, but there was name brand soap, shampoo, conditioner, and shave gel in the bathroom, condiments in the kitchen, and a thoughtful basket with snacks to hold us until we could get to the grocery store.

Not only was the unit well maintained, but there were extra nice touches like a bench, shelf, and hooks by the door for us to sit and take off boots and store our ski clothes. Of course, our ski equipment was conveniently stored either at the ski shop on the first floor or the private lockers.

The owner sent us several emails with information on the mountain, resort, trails, local discounts, restaurant recommendations, etc. He was really easy to work with, even when I forgot to send the second payment - just sent me a friendly reminder so I could submit it with the final payment.

If you've ever been to Winter Park, you know ski-in, ski-out condos are rare. This is one of those rare exceptions. The rental shop was on the first floor the building and we just walked out the back door to the base of the resort. We were even able to go back to the condo for lunch and then go back out to ski. It was really nice to not have to catch the shuttle bus you have to use if you're staying almost anywhere else in Winter Park and have the freedom to come and go as we pleased.

Whether you're a beginner or expert skier/snowboarder, Winter Park is one of, if not the best place to go. Don't let the scarcity of ski-in, ski-out places to stay keep you away. This condo is all you need.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathleen immediately states the "reviews" of my ski in/ski out condo were a positive influence in her rental choice, a choice that proved true in every way in which the, "condo was as described". I have purchased top of the line linens, pillows, towels, mattresses, toilet amenities, etc. Although it is perhaps not a major issue I have also purchased thick weave, 32 by 62 inch special towels which may be taken to the hot tubs. I continually try to think of ways to provide the best items possible to make a family's ski vacation the best it can be. That's why I upgraded my condo to install a special cabinet to provide extra space for storing ski boots, jackets, etc. Another factor not overlooked by Kathleen was the cleanliness of my condo which is no accident. I hire local adult individuals who take pride in their cleaning position and maintain the condo in the best possible manner. Of course it costs me more but my cleaning service follows an exceptionally thorough sanitary cleaning protocol which is highly appreciated by all my guests. The "right on the mountain" location is another significant point of luxury and convenience that makes a family ski vacation a memorable experience. Kathleen, like other guests describe the ease of access to the condo from the mountain in that her family is able to ski down the main slope, right up to the hot tubs & the private locker room door to go to their condo to have lunch. I appreciate the recognition of Kathleen's description of the type of communication and personal service I provide because my goal is to meet the expectations of my guests and hopefully exceed them. That's why honest reviews are so important and guests can trust the communication. She is correct that real ski in ski out condos are a scarcity at ski resorts and she acknowledges the importance of the location as a meaningful factor in making the ski vacation an experience to remember. I attempt to provide further support of making their family vacation an event to remember by informing my guests of the idiosyncrasies of ski trails, restaurants and local discounts on ski rentals that only "locals" know about. Her culminating enthusiastic statement that Winter Park is the "best place" to go whether expert skier, beginner or boarder reminds me of previous comments by guests who have stated, "Once you have stayed Slopeside nothing else will do". Owner's Warning: This condo can easily be an addictive experience!
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5

Wonderful condo in Winter Park

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to find this condo a week before our trip. From the first time we spoke with Bruce until we left Winter Park, our experience was wonderful. The condo was exactly as advertised, and the location was exceptional, this is truly a ski-out, ski-in location, and all the amenities you need are close by. You can park your car and forget about it! The detailed instructions, tips and tricks that Bruce provided prior to our trip were all right on the money and very helpful. The condo was exactly the right size, a kitchen, cozy living room with a fire place, balcony, bedroom and bathroom. All you need for up to four people. We had fantastic weather while we were there, making for excellent spring skiing. The ski trails were perfect for our group with challenges for those who wanted them to gentle slopes for the beginners. We found the resort to be very family friendly, and will be back to Winter Park, and Bruce's condo.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since my goal is to meet and hopefully exceed the expectations of my guests, this email is an exceptional dose of confirmation. The first issue as far as I'm concerned is the working relationship because I am confident in the qualities my condo provides as stated in the review: it is very clean, well taken care of and built for the convenience of 4 people. The ambiance is welcoming and "cozy" just like home, it is "family friendly". Of course it is a huge plus that my condo is located right on the mountain and only 75 feet down the access trail to the Zephyr Express lift. The amenities, cleanliness and location are all extremely important but there are equally essential factors Steve describes which make a family ski vacation a memorable occasion. With a positive working relationship with the prospective guest I, as an independent owner am able to take the time to provide insider information related to the qualities of the ski trails, shops, restaurants and activites that only locals know about. These are the "Tips and Tricks" Steve refers to. Steve says the total experience was "wonderful", everything was exactily as advertised and he "will be back next year in Bruce's condo". He and his family have been able to have a truely enjoyable ski vacation where the memories and shared time will be reminisced for years between family members and friends, exactly what a vacation should provide. Steve's statement that he "will be back next year in Bruce's condo" leads me to state my Owner's cautionary warning: Once you have stayed at Slopeside nothing else will do. Remember, this condo can be an addictive experience.
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5

Great time in WP

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience working with Bruce. He had detailed instructions about the complex, getting keys, etc... The condo was clean and well organized with all the necessary cooking supplies. You can ski out of the building as advertised. The free shuttle service offered by the complex is fantastic. It took us to the grocery store, restaurants, shopping, cross country ski trails, etc.... I recommend checking it out!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer presents direct and enthusiastic statements regarding her family's "great time" at my condo. Without a doubt a good part of her enthusiasm is related to the premier location on the mountain which allows for easy and quick access to the Zephyr Express Lift, the main lift going up the mountain and the ease of returning to her condo for meals and family time. She states appreciation of the cleanliness of my condo and the fact that it is well organized with important cooking supplies. These are all concrete statements which are based on her awareness of the high quality amenities, towels, linens and supplies of special items found only in an extremely limited number of condos. These include an infrared grill, slow cooker, safety grab bars in the shower and a welcome basket for children who arrive hungry. However, it is in truth more than just the physical items, it's what the items I provide communicate to Jennifer. She experiences that she is being taken care of and cared for. She is supported in her efforts to provide a ski vacation for those she loves, just like she feels at home. She assesses that her family had a, "wonderful experience" and she's happy and thankful for that. Although she doesn't mention it specifically this wonderful experience began when she first contacted me and I responded to her personally because I engage with the prospective guest in a calm and informative manner. I'm not sitting in a work station with a quota over my head. I have time to provide important information regarding the special qualities of the various ski trails and how to access them, outside the Resort activities, restaurants and intricacies of the shuttle service which can provide yet another supportive service. I am pleased to have been an element in what Jen says is a, "Great time at Winter Park and her Wonderful Experience". This is exactly what the "package" of my condo and I seek to do, to meet the expectations of our guests and hopefully exceed them. The convenience of the slopes gives valuable time for meaningful family ingagement because the time is spent enjoying each other and the skiing instead of standing in crowded long lines in a ski lodge waiting for a table. Meaningful memories are therefore formed by these interactions which will be shared by family and friends for years. That's what I hope to achieve. However, I must include an owner's cautionary statement: Once you've stayed Slopeside nothing else will do!
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5

True slope side quiet condo

  • 5 of 5

This was our 6th trip to Winter Park ski resort and we got very lucky we contacted the owner Bruce and booked this condo way ahead of time. Our family (kids) enjoyed receiving surprise treat basket upon arrival. Condo was well maintained and as described with all extra (infrared grill, crock pot and etc). It was a huge time saver for food preparation (those who planning to travel with kids under the age of 5 will know what i meant). Also extra storage, clean bed linens, comfortable beds, extra toiletries.

We also enjoyed quiet location and great easy access to the slopes as it was our priority.

The owner's communication was outstanding: quick responds to emails, always picked the phone if called and thorough explanations about the area, resort and condo.

If you are looking ski in/out one bedroom condo - this unit has to be in your list!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greta has been skiing Winter Park for 6 years but this is the first year she has been my guest. Her initial statemet is that she is "lucky to have contacted" me. This is a powerful statement because is indicates the appreciation of honest, straighforward information which I strive to provide. I conduct all of the management issues myself so I am not paying for a big room full of "sales associates" who are mainly focused on achieving their quota rather than actually talking personally with the prospective guest. I feel that making myself available is essential in establishing a working relationship. She was provided not only important information, I was able to give her thorough explanations of the activities, the best slopes for her family's ski abilities and information related to area restaurants, tubing hill, dog sled rides, etc. This is the type of personal information which can mean so much in making a ski vacation an exciting and memorable experience. She makes laudable statements regarding the location and the convenience my Slopeside condo provides for the family skiing activities. Their time can be spent interacting with family instead of standing in line for a table in a crowded ski lodge. If quiet time is needed for children the condo is readily accessible. I also try to help the youngsters by packing a "welcome basket" for tired kids. The infrared grill and slow cooker seem like minor things but they also indicate my goal of making the condo as much like home as I can and that includes the installation of extra storage space and also the grab bar in the shower to help keep guests safe. The comfortable bed and pull out couch mattress Greta talks about as well as the linens and towels are also part of my support for the family. My goal is to provide these supports so the family can have their focus on personal interactions and enjoyment. This allows for the formation of memories which can be talked about for years to come. This support frees up Greta so that she can honestly state that if you are wanting a,"one bedroom? This condo has to be on your preferred list" That's what I want, for the guest to feel their expectations have been met and for my part, hopefully exceeded. This will bring the opportunity for yet another vacation trip number 7. However, please remember this owner's warning: This condo can be an addictive experience, once you have stayed Slopeside nothing else will do.
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Wilmington, DE
5

Wonderful condo

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat renters from this owner who has two excellent one bedroom condos overlooking the Zephyr lift in Zephyr Slopeside. This is the first time we were in this unit that was a mirror image of his other unit next door. The owner was very easy to deal with, was very responsive. The pricing was very competitive. The unit was clean, the amenities appreciated (plenty of towels for bath use and separate towels for the building hot tub, goodie basket, furniture layout, etc.), good directions on the parking garage and use of the ski locker. Access to the slope was right past the hot tub on the second level where the lockers were conveniently located. We had some initial issue with the Wi-Fi that the owner resolved quickly, and he accommodated our request for additional key cards. We will certainly consider renting from the owner again.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wtstanf enthusiastically states the condo was "wonderful" and he confirms that statement reiterating the fact that he is a "repeat renter". This is an assessment I am quite proud of because he had a positive experience before and knows what a good condo should be. He's well aware of the premier location and the convenience my Slopeside condo facilitates in easy access to the Zephyr Express lift, the ski slopes and ease of returning for meals or private time. The amenities are very much appreciated because of the quality I provide in towels, linens, mattresses and a fully stocked kitchen, etc. I even have grab bars in the shower to make access and exit from the tub safer. For some reason there was a "connectability" problem with the wifi which I was able to solve by communicating with the Management. All of these evaluative statements, including the fact that I was helpful and accommodating in my work with him on the rental process and obtaining another swipe key for one of his children. It is this type of responsiveness which can mean so much to a family wanting their ski vacation to be smooth with everyone having an experience they can talk about and share positive memories about for years, repeating their good times and experiences with friends, etc. That's what I attempt to provide for my guests. I want them to feel as if they can ask questions and I will provide an honest answer whether that is a question about "tub towels" or the rental fee. Trust is an essential factor in this process and to have "Wtstanf" describe me and our work togethert as easy to deal with and "accommodating" is what I hope to achieve. That is to meet the expectations of the guest and hopefully to exceed those expectations. This is why Wtstanf decided to be a guest in my family condo another year. It is a behavioral statement that cannot be clearly stated. He's come back again and received the same positive treatement. I'm sure his statement of "considering a rental again" will come to fruition. I must state my owner's warning, "This condo can be an addictive experience" because remember, once you have stayed Slopeside nothing else will do. It's so right! The convenient location, quality of goods and the trust of being taken care of is what allows the guests to enjoy their stay and freely focus on the precious family time to formulate memories which will be remembered for years to come.
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Winter Park Condo Rental Rates

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Summer 2016
Jul 6 2016 - Oct 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
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$630
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

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  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Winter Park Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling

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