We planned our trip last minute and usually I do all the research. I ended up using Anthony Luczkow from Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals and he knew all about the area, listened to our needs and we picked Kiva!!! Literally steps away and a true ski in ski out condo to Beaver Creek. 3 Minute walk, either down the hill through the Park Hyatt, or we chose the snow route, via how we skied in and out, was much easier.
The condo was 2 bedrooms. The master had a huge king size bed, chaise lounge, chair, flat screen tv, armoir the whole side of the back wall, a desk, then a walk in closet with robes for the hot tub area, pool. We had granite counter top double sinks, with plenty of towels, a glass shower stall with tile and bench inside, and a separate toilet area and closet where the hot water heater was. The switch for the lights, also had heat blower so that when you got out of the shower, you were warm.
The foyer, had tile floor, bench seat with hooks for coats, then the 2nd bedroom off the foyer, had it's own bathroom, tile floor/shower stall, 2 queen beds, TV, armoir, full double closet.
The hallway, had a double closet for storage and 2 humidifiers we used everyday non stop, and opposite that closet was another with items. There was a 3rd bathroom, full tub/shower, toilet sink, off the kitchen, and before the kitchen a closet that housed the double stack washer/dryer which they provided laundry soap. The kitchen was all up to date, a breakfast bar on the other side with 4 stools, diningroom with 6 chairs, huge, and then the stone fire place, wood burning, leather sofa, tables, endtable, chair with ottoman, another chair and armoire, then a slider with a balcony that stretched the entire end of the condo, overlooking the front of the hotel, other condo's and the mountain. Room #227. Great housekeeping, plenty of the fluffiest softest towels every day. Use those to go to the hot tub/pool which is on the same level, #2 at the end of the hall.
They give you key passes to get in and out, plus ski locker keys and a parking spot. The Manager and Asst. Managers were both friendly personably and helpful. The main lobby had a sitting area, gas fire place, amenities, of a Keurig, water and granola bars. It's not a hotel, so there is no restaurant or store on site. If you want that with all the crowds stay in the heart of the village at the Park Hyatt, it was packed with kids. My kids are 18 and 14, so this was just perfect for our family. We literally walked out through the parking garage, got our skies, walked across the bridge with them, then skied down to the Centennial Lift every day for 5 days.
Walking is about 3 mins to the village, ice skaing rink, shops, restaurants etc. Not a bad meal there at all.
At 3pm everyday at the Centennial lift are workers that hand out warm chocolate chip cookies, it was something to look foward too at then end of a long ski day, 8:30-3pm, every day. Welcome cookies and hot cocoa at the top of the lift at 9:30am, but we always missed that.
Been to Vail twice, love it but Beaver Creek, something said to be there over school vacation and we literally did not wait in one line at all. Well groomed blue trails, family friendly mountain, from all the ski personnel that worked there, always a smile on their face. Great family mountain and would go back to Kiva in a second. Not cheap by any means, $6800 for the week, but it's a home away from home and it was during President's week. I'm sure we could have stayed lower down the mountain and we heard that they charge higher fee's.
Most of the units are personal owners that rent out, we just lucked out with the room we had, pretty up to date with a lot of Native American theme hanging on the walls etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Kiva is conveniently located in upper Beaver Creek and features its own skiway just steps from the end of the building that provides easy ski-in, ski-out access to the slopes of Beaver Creek Mountain. The Kiva, privately tucked away on the Eastern side of Beaver Creek in the Highlands area, gives you the feeling of being away from everything and close to the action at the same time. The two- and three-bedroom residences are spacious, with large bedrooms and en suite bathrooms. Some have a loft for additional sleeping space with full bath. The property has a large, year-round pool and patio area with two hot tubs, lounge chairs, BBQ grills, steam and sauna with a private changing area. While staying at the Kiva, you can enjoy on-site check in and front desk, a private ski locker room, complimentary wireless Internet, washer and dryers in every home, covered parking and recently upgraded common areas. Please note that there is no air conditioning in these vacation rentals. Complimentary Village Transportation shuttle is available to take guests anywhere within Beaver Creek Resort. Guests of East West Resorts have the added amenities including access to The Club at Allegria, full concierge services and daily housekeeping in the winter. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kiva Beaver Creek