My family just returned from a 5-day ski vacation to Red River. We rented two of the condos as we wanted to use the kitchenette, etc.
Let's start with the pros of Alpine Lodge: Friendly staff - On our first night we arrived late, and the staff was very accommodating in making sure we could get into our rooms. Friendly staff is a HUGE bonus for me, so I say that weighs heavily in it's favor. You can not beat the location - Just a short walk to the platinum lift. Not having to worry about parking and locker rental is a win in my books.
A few cons: Condos were dated. I'm not sure if these are privately owned and let out, or owned by Alpine Lodge themselves, but they could use some serious face lifts. I get that paneling gives the lodge look, but we had a lot of wiring running throughout the place, and the bedding was very much on the cheaper end of things. Which leads me to my next con: We rented a one bedroom queen with a futon sleeper couch for our daughter. I took my turn on both of the beds and each were equally uncomfortable. After a long day of skiing, which comes a long with it's own aches for us not-quite-in-the-best-shape-we-want peeps, it would be nice to lay down on something a bit more comfortable. Just some face lifts, that's all I ask. We also had some conduit running through the shower in our unit....not sure about code on that, but I'm happy to report, we survived! Finally we stayed in a two story unit. Walls are a bit thin, and while we were happy to have fun and stay up a bit later than our norm, the snowboarders above us totally put us to shame. And we could hear them until the wee hours of the morning.
And the final review, which is neither a pro or a con... The Heater. Works like a CHAMP. Meaning. If it's 10 degrees outside, that thing is your best friend. Crank it up and you're roasting in a 30 seconds flat. If your body runs a little warm to start with, just beware. Better to have it warm easily then not have it warm up at all!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bavarian lodge located on the river, at the base of the main chair lift, on Main Street near shops and restaurants, and near ATV and hiking trails. Amenities include private-use hot tubs, fitness center, dry sauna, fireplaces (gas and wood), kitchens, guest laundry, free wi-fi in lobby, and a private park along the river with campfire at night. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alpine Lodge And Hotel
- Alpine Hotel Red River