We returned after more than 15 years since our last visit. The drive from any direction is spectacular if the weather is nice, and it was spectacular this visit. Once settled in the lodge the views are equally spectacular from most rooms. There is a great deal of available outdoor recreation on this mountaintop property, hiking trails, nature viewing, a beautiful lake on the property with boat rentals and plenty of indoor activity rooms in the lodge. Mountain biking trails are plentiful. Wildlife is protected on the property and there were lots of deer near the lodge as well as birds such as Sage Grouse.
Only 4 stars because:
-We didn't get the type of room we reserved and had to waste time getting another room assignment.
-Beds must have been there 15-25 years ago, they are too soft and provide little support.
-The fancy "gourmet" dining room wasn't open on week nights .
-Only the casual bar menu restaurant was serving lunch and dinner, meals were adequate but we got tired of the limited menu. Burgers and fries plus pasta and pizza and some good salads.
-It is a long drive to town where there are limited restaurant choices.
-We bought a seasonal package which included "free" breakfasts, but got uncharged for side dishes that were of lesser value than the full breakfast.
-On the the first sunny warm week of Spring we couldn't use the swimming pool because it was still closed for the season . We used it anyway and got hassled by a maintenance guy.
-Service was friendly but not up to the standards of a high end resort with upper tier pricing
We love the location, the setting and scenery. The buildings are great architecture. With some upgrades in service and dining options this could be great.
- Also Known As:
- Sun Mountain Hotel Winthrop
- Sun Mountain Resort
- Sun Mountain Winthrop
- Sun Mountain Hotel
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