We just got back from a ski trip and stayed at the Edelweiss once again. Steve and Missy Hilyar are some of the best condo managers we have ever come into contact yet. Those of you who travel with kids know how important it is to have good beds, thick walls and a great kitchen. Just call, tell them what you need, and they will set you up with the perfect condo. In our case, we made a last minute change and they were more than happy to accommodate us. They got housekeeping to start working and it was ready in record time (just enough for us to get our ski equipment at Sitzmark where we go every single time for reliable equipment and excellent customer service).
After skiing for three blissful days with no injuries, our luck ran out on our drive back home. 15 minutes outside of Red River, our van overheated. We coasted into Eagle Nest where we found an amazing community of mountain people who stepped up and helped us get a new thermostat. Since the tow truck would only take one person with our car, Steve volunteered to come get the rest of our family and take us back to the condo in Red River. They let us hang out there all afternoon while our van was being fixed. Without their kindness, we would have been stranded in Eagle Nest all afternoon.
I cannot say enough things about how well they treated our family while we were there. If you need something, they will try their best to get it for you. There is firewood stacked outside, complete with kindling so you can actually get a fire going in the evenings. The heated pool and sauna are wonderful after a long day on the mountain. From a cook's perspective, I am always impressed with the quality of the appliances and the amount of cookware/utencils. You can quite literally, arrive with nothing, shop at Dermarkt and cook just about anything in the condo. They have grills outside, but in the winter, it's a bit chilly to grill steaks.
We've been coming to Red River since we were in college and have stayed in other places, but none of them compare to the Edelweiss. The Hilyars don't tolerate loud or disruptive groups in their condo and since they are on-site, you get great peace of mind, knowing that your family can get a good nights' sleep while you are there. The beds and linens are comfortable, there are plenty of towels, they have washer/dryers, and lots of storage space. I can't think of a single thing that we wished they had.
We will never stay anywhere else. Period.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Edelweiss Condos are built around a central courtyard that includes a pool/that is heated to 92 degrees year 'round, dry sauna, 6 gas grills and a picnic area. We currently have 21 units available for rental. Each condo is individually owned and decorated to the owner's taste. Each condo has 2 bedrooms and at a minimum 1 1/2 baths. A few of our condos have added an additional bath upstairs and two have even added a shower in the bath on the main floor. All of the bedrooms are located on the second floor level with the full bathroom between the two bedrooms. The main level has a fully equipped kitchen, dining and living room area with a wood burning fireplace. All wood is provided at no extra cost. Some of our condos include use of the local gym. We also have coin operated laundry services for your use on-site. We are a PET FREE facility but some of our owners bring their pets up from time to time and those rooms are marked with an ALERGY ALERT on our website. Although the condos were built originally in the 60's we have completed some major renovations over the past three years to include: New metal roofs, new vinyl double pane insulated windows and patio doors, new redwood decks, sewer and gas lines, and most importantly the pool has undergone a major renovation during the fall of 2011 and is in like new condition! We are the only lodging in the Town of Red River where you can legally unload an ATV/OHV/Snowmobile and ride directly from your condo to the trails that surround Greenie Peak. And we have ample parking to accommodate your trailers too! ... more less