Location is king when it comes to a family ski vacation. Nothing beats being able to walk across the street to a ski lift in the morning and ski right back to your lodge in the afternoon. Then, when you’re ready to enjoy some nightlife, walk just three blocks to the center of it all: dining, shopping and entertainment on historic Main Street.
Because our daughter was just learning to ski, we chose to take the free in-town bus that stopped at the Snowflake Chairlift across the street every 10 minutes, directly to the base of the ski resort and the beginner area. And if you need to rent skis, you can do that there too.
Besides the convenience of location, the Wedgewood Lodge also offers the comforts of home in the size of studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. Our cozy, two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath townhome had it all: gas fireplace, free Wi-Fi, 32” flat screen TV, cable, DVD/VCR, stereo/CD player and private balcony, which in February was piled high with five feet of snow. The kitchen was roomy enough, and fully equipped with everything we needed to prepare and serve our own meals, including a full size stove, oven and microwave.
At the end of each day, we looked forward to soaking in the indoor Jacuzzi which was always just the right temperature. An outdoor Jacuzzi and dry sauna are also available. Then, it was back to our room for board games, compliments of the Lodge. You can find a selection of games, movies and books in the spacious Eagle’s Nest Vista Room located just off the lobby. A stone fireplace and comfortable seating along with mountain views from the outdoor patio provide a relaxing atmosphere for group events such as a retreat or family reunion.
So much comfort and convenience make the Wedgewood Lodge a well-earned, popular choice among visitors. And did I mention the underground parking? Your car stays dry and warm whether you choose to use it or not. Ski lockers are also located in the underground garage so you don’t have to lug your dripping wet equipment back to your townhome or condo.
A 10% discount is always offered to returning guests that stay a minimum of two nights. Check their website for other specials currently running.
Chris is a designer, WAHM and pilot’s wife living in Aurora, Colorado. She writes about family travel standby as Standby Traveling Mom as well as at MamaBirdsBlog.com. Follow Chris on Pinterest and on Twitter as @BirdBanter.
Disclosure: Tonti Management/Wedgewood Lodge hosted me for the purposes of writing this review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions expressed are my own and without influence by Tonti Management/Wedgewood Lodge.