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“Great summer get away!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort

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Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort
Topeka, Kansas
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great summer get away!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

We just got home from a weeks stay and loved the place!! We rented a suite one night and Cabin #2 for 6 nights. The suite was roomy and clean but the cabin was more to our liking because of the privacy, coziness, layout and proximity to the pond. We don't have kids so I can't give any feedback on that aspect but our dogs LOVED it!!!!!! The cabin just felt like it was "ours", you know? The staff was always courteous and helpful, too.

Beautiful country and a refreshing get away from our hot, Kansas summer!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jeff H
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Aiken, South Carolina
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66 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

The place was very dumpy, the lamps did not work, the screens fell out, the rooms were dirty,
they had a fun disc golf course the kids played but not much else to do.
I was on a family reunion. when I saw the place I swould have found someplace else to stay but there were 43 peoile there and no place else near to stay. It is out in no mans land.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank setfortravel
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Stacey G, Public Relations Manager at Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
setfortravel, thank you for taking the time to write this review, and I am so sorry to hear about your experience. Our priority is to ensure every guest's satisfaction - could you please contact me directly at marketing@SipapuNM.com? I would love to get a few more details about your visit and have the opportunity to make this right for you and your family. In the meantime, thanks again for your honest feedback - it helps us to become a better resort for all of our guests.
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

We love Sipapu! Been there multiple times. It is small enough we don't have to worry about our 9 year ols son being safe on the mountain. The workers are nice, and the prices are affordable. The cabins are a basic....nothing fancy.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Acummings3
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Stacey G, Public Relations Manager at Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Acummings3,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review - and for bringing your family to Sipapu. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

We booked two nights in the Duplex over Memorial Day weekend. We were planning to have a relaxing family weekend with kids and dog in the mountains. After we arrived, we quickly packed-up and left. These are the reasons why:

-- The Duplex was in a parking lot with no privacy. In the hour we were there, several groups of people walked past the windows and saw directly into the living space. Mountain bikers rode right past the window, too. This would not be a safe place to play for young children with so much car and motorcycle traffic in the front and pedestrian traffic in the back.

-- The lodge and area had a very transient feeling. There was no distinction between people paying to stay there on the property and people stopping for food or rest. It felt like an interstate stop and not safe to leave car or possessions unattended.

-- The construction of the Duplex was questionable. It seemed like a hodge-podge mix of walls, doors, and windows. The access to the other duplex on the shared wall was too close and too loud, unless you're there with REALLY quiet neighbors. The "door" separating the two complexes was shoddy.

-- The smell of industrial cleaners was overwhelming, comforting that cleaner was used, but overwhelming.

--The windows didn't close, and the neighbors were smoking outside the windows so that the rooms filled with smoke smell.

-- The fishing pond is unregulated and unsupervised. It's a free-for-all cesspool.

-- Because of their 30-day cancellation policy, we were given no refund.

If you're looking for a party-place or someplace to stop on a bike, then maybe this is your place. But not safe, private, or relaxing for children and families.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank GuestEme
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Stacey G, Public Relations Manager at Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
GuestEme,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, and I sincerely apologize that your Memorial Day weekend trip was a disappointment. Sipapu strives to be an affordable, family-friendly destination for all of our guests, and I am very sorry to hear that this was not your experience.

I apologize for the traffic near the Duplex. We had several volunteers working on trails during your visit, and this foot/motorcycle traffic is unusual. Based on your feedback, we will be sure to address this with future volunteer workers to avoid these disturbances.

I am sorry to hear that you felt our property had a transient feeling. Given our location and amenities, we serve not only guests who stay overnight in our lodging units, but also individuals and families who stop for a short time - be it for a bite to eat, a quick stop in our store or a full day of hiking or disc golfing.

The Duplex is one of our most requested units. It was built decades ago by our resort's founder, and it served as a family home for years. Most of our guests consider the craftsmanship and its history charming - I am very sorry that this was not the case for you.

I will mention your feedback about the smell of our cleaning supplies to our housekeeping manager. We take great pride in providing clean, comfortable rooms for all of our guests, and I am sorry that the smells from the cleaning were a little strong.

I am also very sorry to hear that the smell of your next-door neighbor's smoking was so bothersome. I will also ask our maintenance staff to inspect the windows in your unit to see how we can avoid this in the future.

Sipapu's private fishing pond is stocked and available for all guests to use - you are right that it is not supervised. You and your family were also welcome to fish on the Rio Pueblo, the river that flows right through our resort (and immediately next to the Duplex's backyard). Sipapu is located in one of the best trout fishing areas around, and the Rio Pueblo offers incredible small pocket water fishing.

GuestEme, again, I am truly sorry that your trip was such a disappointment, and I would love the opportunity to make this right for you and your family. Could you please message me directly at marketing@SipapuNM.com? Thank you for your honest feedback - your assessments help make Sipapu a better resort for all of our guests.
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Austin, Texas, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

We really enjoyed skiing Sipapu! It is a great family friendly resort. Every staff member we encountered was exceedingly friendly and helpful. All in all there was just a great, laid back, happy vibe. I liked that we could bring our own cooler for lunch. We also tried the restaurant and it was great. Also the latte made with Starbucks coffee was perfection. There is a great outdoor bar where you can enjoy a cold beer at the end of the day. I would recommend Sipapu and will go back!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Megan W
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Stacey G, Public Relations Manager at Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Megan, thank you for taking the time to send us this great feedback. We are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your vacation at our resort, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again!
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Whitney
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

We found Sipapu in January of 2011 after my wife's unexpected emergency cancer surgery. Since then we have been back for 6 trips. GR8 lodging in a quiet setting on the mountain. Staff makes you feel like part of the family. We LOVE Sip!! Unbelievable grooming by JP and staff. come n see!!

Room Tip: Lodge rooms are GR8. Bunk rooms are not as comfortable, but my family will stay anywhere just to be...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AdvocarePayne
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Stacey G, Public Relations Manager at Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
AdvocarePayne,

Thank you for bringing your family to our resort after your wife's surgery and for so many times thereafter. We are grateful that Sipapu can be a place for you and your family to connect and make happy memories - it's exactly the sort of thing we strive to do. We love having you all here at Sipapu, and we look forward to your next visit to our mountain. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here.
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Grapevine, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

We had a great time at a really great price! It was a very family friendly little place. Not big and fussy but nice. I got personal service from the family that owns the place, even met the dog! My daughter took one lesson and ski like a champ the rest of the time, she loved it. We will be back.

The food was good, I really liked the breakfast burrito and the fried greenbeans. Cocktails were also good!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Liz M
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Stacey G, Public Relations Manager at Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Liz M,

Thank you for visiting our resort and for taking the time to post your feedback! I am very happy to hear that your family had such a wonderful ski vacation, and I will make sure to share your feedback with our owner, too. We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon. Thanks again.
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Additional Information about Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort

Property: Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort
Address: 5224 State Highway 518, Vadito, NM 87579-9757
Location: United States > New Mexico > Taos County > Vadito
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Vadito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located 20 miles southeast of Taos and 2 hours north of Albuquerque, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort offers over 40 accommodations, including suites, cabins, historic lodge rooms, RV sites and more. All of the slopeside rooms are located steps from Sipapu's main chair lift, and most include kitchens and fireplaces. ... more   less 
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