The lodge is not located close to the slopes nor downtown but a free van service to the base station (about 10 minutes away) was provided and worked fine for us.
Coming back from Main Street one afternoon we phoned for the van but that didn't work out and we had to take the local free bus. Bus stop is right outside the lodge.
The lodge itself gives a very warm homely feeling. Lots of wood, carpet, real open log fire and cozy sitting area.
Except us there were only 2 other guests in the lodge but on our third day a large group of people came to stay for 1 night and that particular evening we found out that there was also a nice bar (although drinks could be bought anyway) and another log fire downstairs as well as a games room. Maybe only open for groups, we don’t know.
We had booked 1 room for the three of us but Jeannine (the owner) immediately offered us 2 adjacent rooms with connecting door because the lodge was nearly empty. No extra cost!
Both these rooms had a sliding door out to the porch. The rooms were of a good size considering we had skiing stuff with us and lots of luggage because we were going to be travelling around for 2 weeks.
The ski room was not heated so we took our inner ski boots into our rooms overnight to dry.
The jets in the hot tub didn’t seem to work properly. The water was too warm (over 100 degrees) for us anyway so we didn’t bother asking about it.
The breakfasts and dinners were of excellent quality, quantity and variety!
Coffee, tea and hot chocolate was available throughout the whole day and was complimentary.
The staff was very friendly and relaxed and did well in what they were meant to be doing. Those who were not working joined us for breakfast/dinner.
Jeannine told us one morning she spotted a moose in the woods and took us and one employee in her own car to go and see it. That is what we call doing something special for your guests: moose safari. Great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This wonderful lodge will meet every comfort level you can think of. Crackling fire places, warm and friendly staff, and hot, large home-cooked breakfast & dinner. We have a private bar for our guests, two outdoor Jacuzzis, Sauna, Games and TV room, pool table, large indoor and outdoor lounge areas with terrific views. Complimentary transportation to/from the ski area. Come with friends and family and meet new ones. Become a part of our family! ... more less