The Pine Inn is specifically for people who 'just' want a place to sleep..... and even that is hard to do. What more is a hotel for you say..... other than a 'gnarly place to crash'...... well even in my single drunken stupor of youth packed six deep in a hotel room did I wanted to sleep someplace that was this uncomfortable and dirtier than the forest outside. Repenting is remorseful and regretful....... we should have upgraded. Literature says that renovations occurred in Nov 2011. Yes I would concede the walls were painted over top of damaged drywall and maybe the carpet replaced as it was likely beyond cleaning and repair, but they missed painting the stucco ceiling where spots and stains were abundant and cleaning staff has yet to vacuum the floor since Nov 2011 as we slept with our shoes on. I'm thinking that during ski season boots rarely get taken off. Bathroom sink had multiple toonie sized chips in porcelain and floor tile was filthy. There were stains on the comforter and chairs, which also needed to be covered in a plastic bag to be sat on. When the T-Bar & Grill gets out there are stumbling lost and loud patrons scaring wildlife away with shouts and slurred speech until all hours (pray for rain at night to keep the howlers away). Security drives around a lot up until dark..... then can't be seen after..... maybe it was them leaving the bar?? Should we have changed rooms...... to where? I also conceded that the entire Pine Inn is in the same character so changing rooms might have actually been worse?? Yikes! Sliding screen door needed Houdini to open and close…… watch your fingers, BANG! At least we knew our limits within our room with what we could touch and what we couldn't. I'm hoping this experience will make us stronger and more resilient as a family!!
- Hot Pools & waterslides while staying at village
- free Gondola from lower to upper village
- Bed and Breakfast value deal (would have stayed in different upgraded lodge/condo, never Pine Inn again)
- Chairlift sightseeing pass included in bed & breakfast deal
- abundance of activities
- caters to family recreation.... prepare for a packed pool with tons of kids splashing
- golf courses everywhere with great junior plays free deals in evening (Greywolf if staying at Village, Fairmont Mountain & Riverside)
- breathtaking views
- Pine Inn.... enough said
- 2 tablets of Gravol for winding meandering drive to and from resort from Invermere
- don't drive back to Calgary at 12noon on Sunday....... 4 km crawl leading up to Radium 4 way stop
- needs in room mini-fridge or AC.... but it never said it had them either
- service is non-existent other than at central check-in to begin our 'experience'.... do they clean rooms before, during and after stay..... not really sure??
Would we stay at Panorama Village Resort again......yes in a different complex assuming that paying a 2 to 3 times multiple will also provide us with a cleaner more comfortable stay? Money is everything?? Ha, ha...... Lesson learned I hope.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the B.C. Rockies, Panorama Mountain Village is a family year-round resort. During the winter season Panorama features true slope side lodging with one of North America’s biggest vertical descents. Panorama offers daily shuttle service from the Calgary International Airport. The winter brings skiers from afar in search of Rocky Mountain powder and Panorama’s famed long groomed cruisers. The mountain is over 4000 vertical feet and has nearly 3000 acres of terrain. From the resort, guests can also Nordic ski, snowshoe, snowmobile and relax in Canada’s largest slope side hot pools.Also operating right out of the Village is rk heliski. Over 40 years of experience in the back country ensure safe and unforgettable skiing. rk heli-ski specializes in heli-ski adventures for intermediate and first time heli-skiers. During the summer season Panorama is home to the acclaimed Greywolf Golf Course. Designed by talented Canadian architect Doug Carrick, who has built many of Canada's best courses in the past decade, Greywolf features many holes that will be seared in your memory bank for a long time. Panorama is also home to the Panorama Bike Park. The park has a number of downhill trails to challenge riders of all levels. There are endless opportunities for family fun activities including: kids adventure camp, horseback riding, ATV tours, white water rafting, hiking, cross-country biking, mini-golf, fishing and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Panorama Mountain Village Hotel Panorama
- Mountain Village Hotel Panorama
- Mountain Village Resort Panorama