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“Mountain Thunder Never Disappoints”

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Mountain Thunder Lodge
Ranked #11 of 23 Hotels in Breckenridge
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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267 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Mountain Thunder Never Disappoints”
Reviewed March 5, 2011

This was our third stay at Mountain Thunder Lodge and it just keeps getting better. We decided to stay in one of the 3 bedroom townhomes (#800) this trip and it was wonderful! It was spacious, clean and decorated beautifully. It had a full kitchen, steam shower (a must), washer/dryer, fireplace, grill, two-car garage and much more. The shuttle service to town is so convenient and we never waited more than five minutes for it. One area for improvement...better tissues! We love Mountain Thunder and can't wait to return.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 13, 2011

The service was exceptional, the front desk staff and shuttle bus drivers couldn't do enough to help us enjoy our stay. We were particularly impressed by the positivity, knowledge and can-do attitude of Darlene, Sean, Scott, Spencer, and Adam. The 1-bed room on the ground floor (1104) was massive with a good kitchen, TV, fireplace, bed and bathroom facilities. Check out Channel 8 "TV8" on a morning to get accurate local snow reports. We did not use the fitness room, but did use the hot tub at the back of the main building. It looks over the mountains, and the "4 o-clock run" green run from Peak 8 comes straight past here - truly ski-in.

The free shuttle bus was a bonus service. We did not expect to use it much, but the weather was really cold (windchill -35F). It is common practice to give the drivers modest tips - we did on most journeys, but not all - throw in a couple of bucks a time, or USD5 from time to time. They deserve it for their "no problem" attitude - they help load skis onto back of bus for example.

The Lodge is very close (5 mins walk with skis) to the gondola lift of Peak 8 which goes via Peak 7. It is also close to City Market supermarket and liquor store (5-8 mins walk - without skis !). You can get a free discount card at City Market (no curry sauces mind you). We mixed up our stay with eating out and cooking in, so having breakfast in the apartment was convenient and relaxing. (Food on the mountain BTW is half-decent but a bit of a rip-off).

It is about a 10 minute walk to Main Street ..the er... main street of Breckenridge (or you can get the shuttle) where basically everything is (shops, restaurants, bars, ski/board hire). Peak 9 is at the top of Main Street, about 5 mins walk from Main Street Sports ski/board hire shop for example, where we got our gear (helpful team).

We did not have one bit of bad service at MTL or in Breckenridge. Restaurants we really enjoyed were Michael's, Hearthstone, Giampietro, and Breckenridge Brewery. Other places that were ok were Mi Casa, Columbine Cafe, and the Irish Pub. Breckenridge has a great service called "Gourmet Cabby" - you can ring for pretty much any sort of food, liquor and ice-cream delivered to you hotel room door - Eric's pizzas was fantastic.

Other services at MTL that were good to have. There is a locker room for your skis/board; we kept our boots in our room; you can rent DVDs (2 per night at $7.95) from the MTL collection; there is free coffee in the lobby but we didn't try it, there are sofas, fireplace, TV etc. MTL is a very green accommodation. They provide recycling facilities, reusable shopping bags and the like.

Overall this was a great stay. The only negative comment we saw before we went was some bloke's issue with lumpy beds. Not the case, the bed was really comfortable (and vast as you would expect).

This was the best skiing accommodation we have ever had. The resort is wonderful and welcoming. It was freakishly and exceptionally cold when we were there, but we were still not put off having a great time - the powder made up for it. We would strongly recommend trying this place to couples, families and groups; we will certainly be back.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 1, 2011

This is a great place for families to stay! We stayed in a townhome for 8 nights in the height of the ski-season and everything about Mountain Thunder exceeded our expectations. The condo was very roomy, the house cleaners very thorough, the front-desk very service orientated, there was a courtesy shuttle available all day to pick you up and drop you off anywhere around Breckenridge, heated swimming pool and several heated spa pools dotted around the complex and ski-in!! The condo has a very cosy lodge like feel.
TIP: we booked 6 months in advance and got a very resonable rate. However we changed our plans later on and wanted to stay another night. The price was considerably more expensive - USD200! Book early and save

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed February 1, 2011

Friendly staff, nice clean rooms. We stayed in the main building. The front desk staff was very helpful. They called the shuttle anytime that we needed to go anywhere or be picked up from in town to return to the lodge. This made it more convieniant to get around in town because the traffic can get bad in town.

  • Stayed January 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights. Breckenridge as a town was amazing. People are so friendly. Lovely restaurants. This hotel has a shuttle service that will drop you anywhere and pick you up from anywhere in breckenridge. The hotel is located across the road from the gondola that takes you up the mountain. The staff here are great! We had our room upgraded. The rooms are very homely and large. There is a full kitchen and laundry in our room. I wouldn't stay anywhere else!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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Sydney
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45 reviews
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Reviewed January 31, 2011

We stayed at Mountain Thunder for 4 nights recently and have to say we loved the place. The staff were so friendly and eager to help us with any query or issue. The shuttle bus service is a big plus for getting around the town which is geographically quite spread out. The lodge is a 5 minute walk (max) to the Gondola at the bottom of Peak 7 area. It was so easy to get to and from the slopes. The appartments are large and well equiped with full kitchen and self-catering facilities, laundry down the hall, and free coffee and sodas in the lobby / lounge area. Made good use of the wonderful spa pool while it was snowing and my wife tells me the gym was well equipped.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Northwestern New Jersey
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Reviewed January 25, 2011

Have stayed at Mountain Thunder Lodge for two years' ski vacations. Accommodations are perfect ski lodge style - cozy, comfortable, luxurious in a rustic looking way, and with beautiful mountain views out all windows. Gas fireplace, comfy sofas and chairs, nice dining table set-up, excellent kitchen, big bathroom with glass shower and separate tub/shower, good bed and good-sized closet.
The Lodge also features a well-equipped fitness center (also with beautiful mountain views), a beautiful big lobby, daily maid service, an indoor underground parking garage, free prompt shuttle service anywhere in town (including to the Breckenridge Gondola and all restaurants and stores), and a back door on the Four O'Clock run for Ski-In convenience.
Provides the perfect location, amenities and atmosphere for the Empty Nester ski vacation.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mountain Thunder Lodge
Address: 50 Mountain Thunder Drive, PO Box 8269, Breckenridge, CO 80124
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Location: United States > Colorado > Breckenridge
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Breckenridge
#2 Family Hotel in Breckenridge
#3 Romantic Hotel in Breckenridge
#3 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Breckenridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mountain Thunder Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 76
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