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Hi Country Haus Condominiums
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   78415 US Highway 40, Winter Park, CO 80482   |  
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Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Winter Park
Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Comfortable, but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We spent 3 nights in unit 509 last weekend. When I read the room was 500 sq ft I guess I didn't realize how small that is for a one bedroom condo. The bedroom had a comfortable king bed and a dresser, with a small TV on the wall. No room for a suitcase except in the closet. The living room was comfortable also with a sofa bed and a fireplace. The kitchen was really a one person room... fully equipped except it had a mini-fridge. The room descriptor said it had a full fridge, thus we brought too much food and had to keep most of it in an ice chest. The mini fridge couldn't cool the food properly, food on the door was warm, and it couldn't freeze a tray of ice in 3 days. The resort had no ice maker, so we had to hit the gas station each day for a bag or two. The complex pool/jacuzzi was independently owned and charges for towels, plus they keep their own hours, so don't count on a soak after dinner! Finally, even though we were on the side of town away from the train tracks, we were awakened several times a night by the whistle... not as romantic as it sounds!! The room was a 15-20 minute walk to the center of town.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Denver, Colorado
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

THIS WAS THE WORST PLACE WE HAVE EVER STAYED IN!!! We paid $273 for 2 nights in a one bedroom one bath. Nothing in the place was newer than the 70's. The bed was very worn out to where it was like sleeping on the bed frame, (no box spring). The couch had little to no cushion making it quite uncomfortable to watch the 13" tube tv. The shower head came up to my chest (i'm 5'8") so I had to squat to wash my hair. The walls were paper thin, you could hear people talking in a normal voice in other units and anytime someone ran water in another unit there was a loud knocking in the walls which woke my wife and I up from a dead sleep both nights, multiple times a night. The bus schedule in the brochure in the room was so outdated that we took the wrong bus back from the mountain and had to wait an hour for the correct bus to pick us up. They could have refurnished this place with only free craigslist items and it would have been a major upgrade. The very definition of someone cheaping on the furnishings and charging a large rate. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Please be aware that these units are owned and managed by many different people, leaving a wide variety of conditions in the units. You will notice some Trip Advisor reviews are excellent and others are absolutely terrible, leaving you to wonder how Hi Country Haus can have such opposite reviews. Well, after staying there for one very long night, I now understand. We reserved Unit 1217 for 2 nights (+cleaning fee) through a local property manager. To say the unit was disgusting is an understatement. I told my husband it reminded me of a frat house that couldn't afford a cleaning lady. The dirty mismatched thrift store furniture was dilapidated and the whole unit was in disrepair. On top of the general shabbiness, it was also obvious the unit had not been cleaned. Further, the thermostat was set at 50 degrees. We cranked it up the moment we arrived but could not get the temperature in the unit above 60 degrees, even after letting the furnace run all night AND building a fire. We arrived too late to find somewhere else to stay that first night, but we were out of there first thing the next morning (after writing an email to the property manager which included photos of the filth). To her credit, the property manager only charged us for the night we stayed and refunded the second night's price as well as the cleaning fee. However, the ordeal of moving a family of five while also trying to get in full days of skiing was a serious pain. I would highly recommend thoroughly investigating each Hi Country Haus unit individually before renting and DO NOT rely on vrbo photos. Our unit had been staged and photos carefully taken to hide most of the problems. Before you rent ask when the unit has last been remodeled, what type of heating is used, and try to find reviews of the specific unit NOT of the complex. Some Hi Country Haus units have been fully remodeled and redone. Others, such as unit 1217, have been left to rot and are still being rented.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

We just spent a couple of nights in Winter Park and had a great time. The condo (building 14, unit 14) was clean and had everything we needed. Technology could use a bit of an upgrade (Nintendo 64 and Batman on VHS? haha), but the bathroom and shower looked like they had been redone recently and were very nice. The bed was comfy, the couch is a tad outdated and so not the best support for a pregnant gal like myself. But we didn't spend a lot of time on the couch as there was a ton to do in town. We also used the pool at the rec center. Very nice! Would definitely recommend this property to friends and family. Great value!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

The website (Vacations Incorporated) was great. It showed what each unit looked like as well as the other amenities-pool etc. We took our time finding exactly the right unit . It fit all of our needs. My grandson was so excited that he would sleep in a bunk bed. We loved the fact that there were recliners, flat screen tv and a fireplace and deck. It had a fireplace and the scenery from the deck was great. But....the unit looked nothing like the pictures. In fact, it wasn't even the same unit we requested. Why put pictures online and give you a choice of units if your choices are not honored.

The unit we were in was very clean and suited our needs. The decor was outdated and the bathrooms were not nice but everything was tolerable.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2011

First we had ( party of 4 guys) an appartement in building 8. This was outdated! Linda (hi country office) gave us an appartement building 14, which was very goog. This location is nearby a shuttle for winter park slopes, about 15 min drive. This area is awesome. Lot's of good snow. We wish to thank Linda again for her support.

Kind regards, Bob ( dutch part)

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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springfield, mo
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

We found this condo to be very nice. We were in building 25, unit 6 which did not allow pets nor smoking...very much appreciated. Our unit was on the top floor which involved 32 steps, but it wasn't too bad. The condo was clean and well equipped. We could not get the tv in the bedroom to work but it wasn't missed. There was a large tv in the living room as well as a gas-fireplace. This unit has two bathrooms and one bedroom along with a roll-away-bed as well as a hide-a-bed sofa and a loveseat. We had a great time. It was a very quiet place to relax and soak up the refreshing air. Oh, there is no air conditioning nor ceiling fans. The ceiling fans would have been nice.

  • Stayed August 2010, 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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Address: 78415 US Highway 40, Winter Park, CO 80482
Location: United States > Colorado > Grand County > Winter Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Winter Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hi Country Haus Condominiums 2.5*
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