by Cindy Hirschfeld
For skiing or snowboarding, you can’t beat the ski-in/ski-out access of the massive Zephyr Mountain Lodge, just 100 feet from one of the ski area’s main chairlifts. The one- to three-bedroom units in this condominium hotel have full kitchens and gas fireplaces (no individual washers or dryers, though; those are elsewhere in the building). Decorated in a luxe mountain rustic style (think lots of wood and natural stone accents), the lodge is one of the nicer family-friendly places you can stay in Winter Park. A fitness center and four outdoor hot tubs are onsite.
Our Editor Loves
- Four hot tubs onsite
- Ski-in/Ski-out slopeside condos
- Kids' programs at the Kids' Ski & Rides School
This condo hotel has the best location of any other property on the mountain, with all of the convenience of being able to walk out of your condo and be only a few steps from the gondola, the shops and the restaurants ...it just can’t be beat.
The Zephyr Mountain Lodge consists of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom condominiums, all with a fully equipped kitchen, living room, and and bathrooms to match the number of bedrooms. The condos are split between two buildings....the Riverside building which is walkout and the Slopeside building which is truly both ski to the gondola or out or walk out depending which exit you take from the building. Each building has two outdoor hot tubs that stay open till 11pm at night. Below both buildings there is underground parking for those who drive in (instead of arriving by the airport shuttle or train) The parking is at an additional fee for those who need it.
Another convenience of this property is the free shuttle operated by the Zephyr for the exclusive use of its guests. It will take you pretty much anywhere you need to go....as far out as Fraser. In addition the restaurants right at the ski base you will also have easy access to the downtown restaurants, the shops, the movie theaters, the tubing hills, snowmobiling, liquor stores and the all important supermarkets When you board the shuttle the driver asks where you want to go and when you're ready to return you just call and he comes and picks you up.
Additional amenities at the Zephyr include a small gym with exercise equipment, ample locker facilities to store your ski/boarding equipment, coin operated washer and dryers on every floor, and hot tubs (2) for each building which stay open till 11p.
Finally, it’s important to note when reading the reviews, that all of the condos are individually owned, and some are maintained to a better standard than others. There is a rating system---silver, gold, and platinum which helps to define which category a unit falls into. Management does their best to maintain a minimum standard, but taste is personal and reviews are subjective. In my experience, and I've seen many of the units, most are very well maintained.
by T T
This is the fifth time we come to Winter Park and we love everything about this please!
The ski resort is beautiful and people are very nice and the reception is super helpful with all you need...
You are surrounded by amazing food and drinks place with 2 jacuzzis literately in the snow!
Best place for family