My friend and I stayed at the Copperbottom Inn last week for a midweek ski vacation. It was part of a package deal PCMR was offering. I would say that if you know what to expect and can stomach a few odd quirks and annoyances in exchange for an OK rate, you might consider it.
The good: Clean and attractive, with one bed and one flat-folding sofa (which was comfortable enough for me), two bathrooms, a kitchenette stocked with everything but (maddeningly) a can opener, a fireplace with wood outside, and cable TV in the living room (but not on the TV in the bedroom). Walkable to Albertson's. Supposedly a hot tub in the basement, but we never checked it out. Fairly cheap via the package, and the walk to the shuttle is not overly strenuous if you're expecting it. Notably, there was no noise at all from any other guests--though we hardly saw any, maybe because it was midweek. The place seemed almost vacant but for us.
NOT THAT CLOSE TO THE SHUTTLE: True, there's a shuttle, but you have to walk down to the Albertson's and then cross the street. In ski boots, that's no fun. In snowboard boots, it's not so bad, but you're lugging your board the whole way. The cars are, however, great about stopping to let you cross at the crosswalk. Skiers might want to bring shoes, but despite what PCMR advertises, ski/boot storage on slope is NOT complimentary if you rent from them but is $5 per day. (Lockers at base are $7 per day.) The closest lodging to the bus stop is the Yarrow Resort Hotel, but I have no idea what it charges (probably more).
The businesses in the building right behind it (an accounting firm and a property-management firm) have their snowblower guys start their job at just after 7 AM. And my friend and I were both awakened in the wee hours by scraping sounds--probably someone scraping off their car or maybe a snowplow. 7 AM ain't so bad (though 8:00 would be more reasonable), but 3 AM is ridiculous. Even with earplugs, I could hear these strange noises.
NO FRONT DESK: Well, there is one, but it's up at the resort base, a quarter-mile up the access road, which is not safely walkable at all. My friend got to PCMR a few hours before I did, and he had to first stop there to get our keys before going to the inn--which mean the shuttle driver asked him if he could drop him off last. Also be aware that the inn itself will want a credit card imprint as a deposit "in case you decide to have a party and punch a hole in the wall." (What are we, in college?) Not unusual, but you might think that PCMR already has your card via the package reservation.
OTHER MINOR BEEFS: 1. The door to get into the inn locks when it shuts and is a bit cumbersome to get through when you're dressed in ski stuff and lugging skis or a board.
2. We discovered a useful coupon book in the lobby the inn shares with the Chez Betty restaurant only when we were leaving to take the shuttle to the airport to go home. This should've been left in the room.
3. The maids didn't put shampoos in both bathrooms, and what was there appeared to be leftover from the prior occupant--not really that gross, but a bit weird. Also, there are extra pillows for the fold-flat sofa but not extra sheets--which means other people have drooled, etc., directly on the sofa. Yuck!
4. We went shopping at the Albertson's and bought some chili to make Frito Pie with and were dismayed to find upon our return that there was no can opener. There was dang near everything else, but no can opener. I ended up stabbing the cans open with a Swiss army knife someone had left behind.
5. The thermostat was weird, in that no matter what we did, we kept getting super-hot air and even left the doors open to the patio at times just for relief.
6. If you rent your gear from PCMR's on-slope shop, you reportedly can get your lift ticket there the night before. But with the package that includes Copperbottom, they have you get your gear at Cole Sports, which is closer but does not offer this service. (They also gave my bud snowboard bindings that were way too short.)
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