I'd stay here again. Cassie, the concierge, was great!
I was confused by the room though - they advertised a kitchenette, but there were no stove and no oven - why have a dishwasher if you don't have a stove or an oven? Who wants a microwave dinner?
Another thing that confused me about the advertisement was the "wood burning fireplace". Yes there was a fireplace, and, yes, it was capable of burning wood; but you weren't allowed to burn wood, and what you were allowed to burn, you had to buy from the hotel (Duraflame logs). The log I got didn't even burn all the way - about two thirds burned.
And the third hotel strike was the lack of the advertised gym - it was closed for renovations! I was directed to the local community center - this facility was excellent. But again, the hotel was lacking - they forgot (?) to renew their agreement with the community center! Luckily they have a good rapport with the hotel, and the supervisor at the community center didn't turn me away - at 5:30 a.m.!!!!! If she had, and she wouldn't have been out of bounds rejecting me, I would have been extremely angry with the hotel.
The snow cat tour that my wife took was okay, but the guide sucked. He couldn't answer any questions about the area - didn't even know how much snow was on the ground; and I provided more info about the famous beginnings of the 10th Mountain division than did the guide!
Thanks Cassie for getting my wife a voucher for another guided tour!
Basically, Cassie is the reason we'd come back. Don't get me wrong, the hotel was good - just not what we expected.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Christie Lodge is your home to relax and enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of the surrounding mountains in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Conveniently located in the heart of the Vail Valley, the Christie Lodge in Avon, Colorado offers affordable one and three bedroom suites with easy access to Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts. Complimentary access to wireless internet, free parking and no resort fees create added value in this world class mountain destination. Spacious one bedroom suites average 410 square feet and feature a queen bed, kitchenette, wood-burning fireplace in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. Three bedroom suites offer two additional bedrooms containing a queen bed, each with an en suite bathroom. All accommodations offer, two flat screen TV's, a queen pullout sleeper sofa, and a private balcony.Christie Lodge amenities include heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools and four hot tubs. The lodge also provides a variety of activities including a kid's activity center, ping pong tables, and Foosball. Our 24 hour front desk, knowledgeable concierge staff, local in-house sporting goods shop, on-site car rental and complimentary shuttle service to Beaver Creek Resort highlight the services Christie Lodge provides to our guests. Be yourself at the Christie Lodge ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Christie Hotel Avon
- The Christie Lodge
- Christie Lodge Avon, CO - Beaver Creek