We were there the same time as the previous review - March 16 - 23. We exchanged for this timeshare because we went to the square dance festival in Bakersfield that weekend. While it rained in Bakersfield, it was snowing at the higher elevation. The trip back to the timeshare Sat. nite was a white-knuckler. The last tail lights turned off about a mile before the resort so I had to make my own tracks. The following afternoon coming back again from Bakersfield about 6pm, we got "home" about an hour before they closed the main road. Schools were closed on Monday so we stayed in.
The resort has an activity (wine/cheese party, wine tour, Bingo, Mary Kay session and Horse/Ostrich/Alpaca tour) almost every day. Videos/DVDs and puzzles are free to borrow and they have a trading library. There is only one public computer but free WIFI in the units. It wasn't busy at the public computer so I was able to check email, etc. Staff is very nice and helpful. Because of the 5-8" snow fall, the golf course didn't open until Thursday when we had signed up for the critter tour.
We had a 2 bedroom unit for just the two of us, but I would hate to have to cook for the 6 it accomodates. The 18" of counter is tough to navigate with. Some of our furniture had been updated but initially there was a musty smell (like dampness) to the main living area. The plastic tablecloth they asked you to use on the dining table smelled so I turned that in. They replaced it in a day or two. The drawer in the movable cart in the kitchen (lack of storage) fell apart so we had to keep the silverware tray in the living area until maintenance was able to fix it (then the glue smell stayed for a while longer). Storage in the bathrooms did not exist except for a narrow rolling plastic storage bin in each bathroom. If they had used a normal vanity instead of a table style for the sink, it would have provided shelves or drawers. We used one of these storage bin for a night stand in the master bedroom. The other one was used as an end table between the big chair and the sofa. The end table provided was too low.
Bed was reasonably comfortable and the towels were soft and big, though not very fluffy. I ran out of hot water for the whirlpool tub as I was filling it while my husband was showering. We enjoyed our quiet time (3 puzzles, 3 movies & two books) along with some nice drives in the area. There are several good resturants in Tehachapi.
- Also Known As:
- Stallion Springs Hotel Tehachapi