I know I've used that phrase before, but it's suiting to the property. They have sixteen condos with three to five bedrooms and 72 suites with one bedroom. I stayed in one of the suites and it was large and very comfortable. I never felt crowded and had a great view from the fourth floor. The furniture and bed were very comfortable and the large screen TV was great. I especially appreciated the fireplace after skiing all day. It was a nice setup in the living & dining area, in that they had a microwave oven, toaster , coffee maker and fridge/freezer there. I did one frozen breakfast and one frozen dinner there when I felt too tired to go anywhere. It really is the finest luxury accommodations I've ever stayed in at a ski resort. And they have all the other amenities you'd expect to find like an indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, exercise room and just about anything else you'd need.
I was expecting the restaurant there to be high end and expensive, and I was surprised, it wasn't. Their bar and restaurant, you could eat at either, were nice and classy and very chick looking. The staff was great and was there when you needed them. The selection of wines, beers and other liquors was great as was the food. The food was moderately priced and was delicious. Their menu had some light dishes and some fuller meals, but the prices were reasonable for what you were getting. I expected things to be more expensive there and I found out they really cater to large family groups so they try and keep the prices in line so families can dine there without breaking the bank. I didn't mind it either.
The location was great and they had underground parking and I left all my skis in the SUV which was handy. When you left the lodge it was only a few steps to several escalators that take you to the base of the ski resort, pretty neat, no stairs to climb or descend. When I looked out the bedroom window in the morning I knew which skis I'd be grabbing from the SUV depending on if there was new snow for deep powder skiing or if I'd be grabbing my race skis for some high speed descents on the groomed slopes. I really liked Beaver Creek slopes better than Vail's because they allowed you to ski more vertical feet in a day than Vail's. At Vail you can only get about 32,000 vertical feet in a day. At Beaver Creek I'm pretty sure you can get 50,000 vertical feet a day, that's more to my liking. I normally ski 50,000 feet a day at resorts closer to where I live. Then I feel like I've accomplished something. And like any good athlete I'd rehydrate properly at a local micro-brewery. The lodge had a good selection of those beers as well.
If you want to go first class, this is it, and you get great luxury as well with reasonably priced food. It's a great place to spend your ski vacation relaxing after a hard day of skiing.