Maybe I have become jaded by my increasing habit of staying at "top of the line" resorts and hotels, but I found the Fraser Crossing/Founders Pointe units to be rather dull and much more servicable than luxe.
Winter Park is a great ski area some 90 minutes from Denver. It has primarily been a day skiing area for decades due to its proximity to Denver, but in the past couple years has developed a very nice mountain base area, with restaurants and accomodations.
Founders and Fraser are two condo type buildings, side by side, directly across the road from the mountain base area.
We were there for one night last weekend, and saw units in each building.
The front desk folks, who seem to run at least 3 properties, were very cordial and helpful. The accomodations were clean, and servicable. The studios and one bedroom units were very clean, equipped with very functional kitchen units, and sofa hideabeds for extra sleepers. There is no air conditioning, but fans were provided; fine in the winter, but a little stuffy on a hot summer day.
It would appear that the units were intended for the family or budget minded visitor, as they were certainly not plush or deluxe; rather the units were very nicely "functional". The underground parking was useful, but the endless hallways eminating from the very few elevators were daunting.
Would we stay there again - maybe, if we were watching our dollars and planning on lots of skiing and preparing some meals in the unit to save some money. There is no swimming pool, and we never found the hot tub; really not a lot in the way of amenities. Great skiing access just 150 yds walk to the ski lift, and as I mentioned nice indoor parking and a very accomodating and cordial staff. The area is a popular mountain bike mecca, and this would be a good place to stay if that is your interest as the ski lifts are equipped to carry bikers and their bikes up the mountain to access a wide variety of trails.
It just wasn't our idea of a romantic getaway destination hotel.
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