- Catered Chalet
Description: Founders Cabin is a beautiful newly constructed log cabin style home with cathedral ceilings, log trusses and accents and a mountain theme throughout.
Description: Founders Cabin is a beautiful newly constructed log cabin style home with cathedral ceilings, log trusses and accents and a mountain theme throughout. All bedrooms are bright and spacious with en-suite or private facilities. With the luxury of an outdoor hot tub, this is a fabulous chalet to return to after a hard day on the slopes.
Please note, as with all homes in Winter Park, there may be some noise from the train line which runs through the town.
Room 1 = 2 queen-size beds, with private Steam shower and WC
(not en suite)
• ski and boot room • outdoor hot tub
Room 2 = twin/king-size bed, bath, separate shower and WC
• open-plan living/dining area with gas fireplace, LCD TV, DVD and stereo
• separate WC • main entrance
Room 3 = queen-size bed with shower and WC
Room 4 = twin/king size bed with bath, WC and balcony
Chalet staff live out.
Location: This luxury detached log home is in a lovely wooded location, set back from the Main Street, yet steps away from the heart of downtown Winter Park. The main ski area is just 2 miles away, accessed by a regular free shuttle bus which conveniently stops outside the chalet.
About Winter Park
Winter Park is the nearest resort to Denver and we think it may well be 'Colorado's best kept secret'. It really is a Coloradans' resort, with Denver folk driving or taking the weekend train up to the domain (67 miles). The town is nothing particularly special, but is typical of small-town USA. A purpose-built village should be in place this year.
There are plenty of genuine advantages - it's great value, there is good skiing for all, the lift system is excellent and there are wonderful views. On top of that, the snow is usually very reliable. Experts will love to get up the 'Vasquez Cirque' for some extreme off-piste. Boarders also receive great coverage, with 3 parks and half-pipes. Cross-country skiers are equally well cared for. The ski school has a very fine reputation and childcare is excellent.
Eateries are fine on and off the mountain, although those in town are rather spread out. Après-ski is quiet during the week, but once the weekenders arrive things definitely heat up. The only real criticisms are the weekend queues and the lack of off-snow activities. In addition you will have to take a free bus to access the skiing. Overall, though, Winter Park is a real gem, especially as it's only 1½ hours from Denver.
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Great for Mixed Abilities
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