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Mountain Thunder Lodge
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   50 Mountain Thunder Drive, PO Box 8269, Breckenridge, CO 80124   |  
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Ranked #2 of 24 Hotels in Breckenridge
Minneapolis/St. Paul
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12 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Perfect mountain get-away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We spent 3 nights at the Mountain Thunder Lodge in February 2013. We had a one bedroom condo right at the base of Peak 8. From the moment we checked in, the service and quality surpassed our expectations. The room itself was spacious, modern, cozy and clean. The bathroom was huge and the kitchen, living room and fireplace felt very cozy and the decor fit the mountain theme perfectly. We had a fantastic view of the mountain and we were put in a corner unit, giving us a wrap around balcony that gave us great views in two directions.

We used the hot tub each day after skiing and they were great! The hot tub closest to the main lodge reception desk was hardly in use and much of the time we had it to ourselves. One of the best features of this resort is the shuttle transportation. You never had to wait for a shuttle and they were available 24/7. We used them to get to the gondola, to the village and restaurants. So convenient and the drivers very nice. We also had underground heated parking which was a plus.

I can't say enough about the staff and the conditions of the resort. I had somewhat high expectations given some disappointment we experienced at a different ski resort last year and this place exceeded my hopes. The price was very competitive and to ski in right to our condo was really nice at the end of the day. Note that from our location it is not a ski out. You do need to shuttle to one of the lifts or gondola to get started. However, the ski in made the final run of the day very convenient and relaxing. We came back to the condo for lunch on both days and enjoyed snacks and wine by the fire. The shuttles were so quick, we were back on the slopes in no time.

You can easily walk to town (maybe 2-3 blocks) and everything is very accessible. We would definitely recommend this resort to friends and family and will stay here again if we return to Breckenridge for another ski trip.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Youngstown, OH
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Lodge is located in center of Breck attractions, town/skiing. Room was as advertised and looked like reviewer added pics. Bring your swimming duds. The novelty of swimming and hot tub in the steam and snow is worth it! We didn't have any trouble with either. The heated covered parking is a nice touch. Free internet. Breck connect gondola is within walking distance. Parking at Breck connect is $12, so you may want to consider the shuttle if you have a problem with parking cost or walkig with ski boots .Get to goldola early as long lines form in late morning. Lodge reviews say town is within walking distance but I don't know if I'd want to do it in cold/snow, safety concern. We were able to find parking behind the shops on holiday weekend. Back to the lodge, complete kitchen with pots/pans, coffee maker, micro etc..fireplace with auto ignite and timmer. Bath is suffiecient but not elaborate. No lounge/resturant on site. Not a problem as town is only a minute away. Grocery is very close. Very easy to get to from DIA 70 west to 9 south..that's it!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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gulfport ms
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The location was fantastic! We had a rental car and chose to drive to many downtown attractions but could have easily walked. The 1BR condo was spacious enough for our family of 4. The in-room fireplace made each night and morning feel like a special event. The easy access to the Gondola saved us the hassle of taking a shuttle or paying for parking. The pool and hot tubs were easy to access and a welcome amenity at the end of the day.
The front desk staff was friendly and always willing to answer all questions with a knowledgable smile. Jonathan Fillman, general manager, and Bill, nightly housekeeping, were very professional and responsive.
The only downside was that the daily housekeeping service was extremely lacking, failing to provide replacement toiletries, towels and even toilet paper on a daily basis. However, the staff was responsive to our needs each day and prompt in providing replacments.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I can't say enough about this place. The room, 1BR condo, was spacious, clean, and well equipped (comfy beds with nice linens, everything you need to cook meals or keep/heat up leftovers, watch movies [2 40" LCD TVs], and enjoy an evening in). Very easy access to the Gondola with access to Peaks 7 and 8 (walk across the street or there's always a shuttle standing by to take you). Ski in on easy trails for everyone (pop in for lunch then back on the slopes in 15 min and coast in at the end of the day). Ski lockers, friendly staff ready for anything, hot tub right on the slopes perfect after a long day carving some trails, and heated parking garage. Location is terrific; walk or short drive to Main Street for great food and night life. We'll be back and we're pretty tough to please.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Keller, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We have been coming to Breckenridge for 16 years, both winter and summer, and have stayed in condominiums each time. This is the best place we have stayed in. First service-wise. The front desk is ALWAYS available and staffed with amiable people who are on top of helping you. [e.g. Neither of our keys worked, it was 7:30 a.m. and we were not in the main building. We had someone at our door in less than 5 minutes.] The shuttle is available and fast. They were at our door to take us to lifts within 5 minutes of our calling. [We called and then started putting our boots on and they were there. We were under the impression we would have to wait longer...] They clean your rooms and would do dishes daily. We have stayed in condos where this is not the case, especially condos privately owned. We didn't need that done because we came prepared to "reuse" but did get towels once in our 4 days. The lobby has a drink station where you can buy juice and water; there is also complementary coffee. Right off of the lobby is also a fireplace and chairs.
Next, the place. We had a townhouse/condo, number 704. It is a 2-bedroom unit with a garage. Everything is upstairs except the garage and the door through which you enter the condo. Kitchen is stainless steel appliances with granite counters - not sure if they worked, we do not cook when on vacation. There is a great room with (kitchen) dining area and living room. Dining table seats 6 - nice table; living room has nice furniture with fireplace and flat screen TV with DVD player. High ceilings and ceiling fan finish room. Master suite in small but has all you need with comfortable queen bed, flat screen TV, DVD player and large bathroom with tub and separate large shower. Second bedroom has queen bed (didn't use so not sure how comfortable it is) and is connected to second bathroom that is open also to the great room. The great room opens to a small balcony with a couple of chairs.
this unit was very nice.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mammoth Lakes, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This was our first trip to Breckenridge. Everything about Mountain Thunder Lodge was top notch!
The manager, Jonathon Fillman, was very accommodating and professional. The front desk staff were extremely helpful, and the shuttle service was immediate with every driver courteous and at your service. We were very impressed! Thank you.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We are a family of 4 with 2 teens (1 boy and 1 girl). We rented a 2 bedroom condo and asked for a 2nd bedroom with 2 twins (I was told by reservations that 60% of the 2 bedroom condos had 2 king beds while 40% had 1 king and 2 twins). While checking in I was told that there is only 1 condo in all of Mountain Thunder like that. If that's what you need you'll want to ask for room 5301. That has a king in one bedroom and 2 twins in the other. It is very spacious. The condo is near the elevator but you can't hear it, it's 2 doors away from the laundry room but it's quiet. The area was very quiet and we stayed over a weekend. 5301 was in building 5. The location of the room couldn't have been better.

Pros of Mountain Thunder Lodge::
- The shuttle- USE IT! You call a number and they pick you up in front of the building and take you wherever you want to go. Call again and they'll pick you up. They come right away. We never waited more than 3-5 minutes.
- The laundry facilities are FREE. No need for quarters unless you need to buy Tide or Clorox 2.
- You can walk to the Gondola if you want. It's not far but I'd take the shuttle especially if you have kids.
- The front desk people were awesome. Bobby did a great job and was very kind.
- The grocery store (City Market) is diagonal from the lodge. It takes just a couple of minutes to get there.
- Underground, heated parking!
- Coffee supplies including Starbucks in it's own filter, sugar/sugar substitute
- Hot tubs and outdoor heated pool
- Cleaning people put away the dishes and ran the dishwasher each day.

Cons:
- No kitchen towels. I called the front desk to ask for towels but for some reason they said there weren't any. I didn't understand this and no one really explained to me if it was our condo or if it was the entire building.
- The toilet ran but the maintenance guy came right away and tried to fix it but he said he needed to change out the toilet and we never saw him again. We had to turn off the water to the toilet at night because it kept us up.

Overall this place was great. Beds were comfy, customer service was excellent. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: If you are looking for a 2 bedroom condo with one king and 2 twins, ask for room 5301.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 50 Mountain Thunder Drive, PO Box 8269, Breckenridge, CO 80124
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Location: United States > Colorado > Breckenridge
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Breckenridge
#1 Family Hotel in Breckenridge
#1 Business Hotel in Breckenridge
#2 Romantic Hotel in Breckenridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mountain Thunder Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 76
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