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My husband and our 12 yr old boys just returned from a trip to Breckenridge and loved our accomodations at Mountain Thunder Lodge. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Our 2 BR condo was great and very nicely decorated. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking full meals. You could ski the four 'oclock trail all the way to the back door of the main building. I will most definitely stay there again when we return to Breck next year. The town is absolutely charming.
Great for families
Just returned from a 3 night stay at Mountain Thunder Lodge. We stayed in a 2 bedroom condo and really enjoyed it. The condo is quite large and nicely decorated. Everything is fairly new. The rooms are really oversized and especially the bathrooms have lots of room. The kitchen is fully stocked: coffee maker, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, oven. There is also a washer/dryer in the unit. Make sure you bring your own soap.
The only negative I found was the temperature system. There is only one thermostat and it's in the family room next to the fire place. That room would get warm therefore the heat would not kick on in the bedrooms unless you pushed it up to near 85 degrees. Not a big deal though.
The shuttle system worked great. There was always a shuttle van waiting to take us to the slopes in the morning. You can ski right to the lodge when you are finished for the day. Very convenient!
Would definitely recommend the Mountain Thunder Lodge and would stay here again!
My friends and I have just returned from Mountain Thunder Lodge and had an amazing time. To give you an idea of the apartment quality we saw a 2 bedroomed condo for sale for $625,000.
The apartment was fantastic, very clean, modern and sound proofed!. The staff were very friendly and the hotel offered a shuttle bus to take you to and from the slopes and into the town, which was very useful although it was possible to ski to the door by following the 4 o clock run.
Compared to skiing in europe we found the lift passes very expensive and there was no cost advantage of buying a weeks pass vs a daily pass. Although if you take a day trip to vail it is best to buy your pass first in Breck as it is a little cheaper.
Breckenridge is one of the highest resorts in America (which we didn't realise) and we met a lot of people who got altitude sickness and needed oxygen(including myself)
Best in Breckenridge
Our family just returned from a week stay at Mountain Thunder Lodge.
We stayed in a two-bedroom condo; full kitchen, two baths, dining, living room, and deck. We were in Building No. 5, on the second floor; parking garage is heated below each building; very nice. Laundry facilities are on each floor and easily accessible.
Currently, construction of more Mountain Thunder condos is ongoing, and there is public road construction in progress at the entry drive. Construction of the new condos is scheduled for completion in Fall of 2006. Construction is from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.
DON'T LET THIS SCARE YOU AWAY! The accommodations were exceptional; plenty of space, very tastefully decorated, and clean. Mountain Thunder is the one of the newest properties, if not the newest, in Breckenridge, which DOES make a big difference; we looked at other Breckenridge properties while we were there, and none were as nice.
The staff was extremely helpful; they offered to put us up in their sister property (Village at Breckenridge) if the construction was a problem; we decided to stay at Mountain Thunder, and were not disappointed. The construction was not an issue. The staff were also very helpful in arranging shuttles, day trip advice, activities, local services, etc.
Access to downtown is within easy walking distance, and there is a Kroger grocery a block away; very convenient.
There is no air conditioning in the rooms; in Breckenridge, this is not a problem; average temperature in July (hottest month) is 70 degrees, with no humidity; we opened the windows, and were good to go.
When we return to Breckenridge next year, we will definitely stay at Mountain Thunder.
Stayed at the Mountain Thunder Lodge Feb. 13-15 and we were very pleased. The staff was extremely accomodating and the factilites are first class all the way. We had a 2 bedroom condo in the main building facing the entry, but we were never really bothered by any sounds from the coming and going of guests. The condo itself was just great. Had a complete kitchen with all the normal items you would have at home, a washer & dryer, large living room with gas fireplace, 2 bedrooms and baths. The master bath was giant with a tub/shower and a separate shower also. Condo was absolutely spotless upon arrival and in perfect condition. You can ski directly back from the mountain to the main building which makes the end of the day very comfortable since you don't have to get in a car or a shuttle bus. They do offer a free shuttle service to anywhere in Breckenridge and it's on demand, so no waiting for a preset departure time. Just give them a call and they will also come pick you up. We ate breakfast and dinner in the condo since there is a grocery store only a couple of blocks away. Only negatives would be the temperature control system (stays too warm in the rooms and you can't really do anything except open windows) and one night I kept hearing a beeping sound from a truck or something backing up over at the new construction area. Would most definitely stay here again.
Not A Number One Resort
July 17-20, 2005. A nice condo, but not a number one rated resort. The heat in the rooms that bothered people in the winter is as bad in the summer. They do not have air conditioning. There is construction noise on three sides. The summer climate forced us to open the windows, but the noise outside was oppressive. The pool is right next to giant machines beeping, grinding and polluting the air with thick black exhaust. Workers are 20 feet away from the pool with green plastic sheets covering the fence between, but not keeping out their activities. The condos have base board heaters with no circulation so there will never be a solution to the heating/cooling problem. Our condo did not even have ceiling fans to move the air! We had a table fan in our closet. We went to bed in the 80 degree room and woke up all night adding covers and closing windows while the outside temperature dropped into the 40’s. The elevators were out of order. On a positive note, the people at the resort were nice and helpful, suggesting solutions and recommending activities. They offered to move us to “sister properties.” The rooms were immaculate. The location is walking distance to town. There are multiple public parking lots in town so driving to town is convenient. I can’t see how this resort has a top rating in Breckenridge.
Great Resort, No Question!
This resort deserves the title of "best in Breckenridge". We stayed the weekend of Nov 5th, 2005. We were greeted by lovely Mary at the front desk who could not have been more gracious and helpful. She let us pick which room we liked best by letting us check out two different rooms with different views. The lobby is totally western feeling, a big fireplace, wide plank floors, very rustic and charming, and totally inviting.
The hallways are carpeted in a rich maroon colored carpet, the room doors have very charming doors, and outside each door is a quaint lamp shaded sconce. A very nice touch. We stayed in the one bedroom which was large and comfortable, complete with full kitchen, gas fireplace, and sleep sofa. The hotel is in walking distance (just two blocks) from the very charming main street. This is a place that has been fiercely protected from overgrowth and overexpansion and what a geat job the zoning board has done in preserving the town. The only "chain" shop we found was Starbucks, but a very covert one. You will enjoy the shops and restaurants and just strolling along enjoying the mountain air and the magnificent views. Don't hesitate to book here.
find another hotel
We stayed at this hotel in Aug. 2005. While the hotel, itself is an excellent facility, the staff was nasty and the construction was unbearable. Unfortunately, the construction will not be finished in 2005. The owner has multiple buildings planned which obviously will be a problem for years to come. The staff was nasty (presumably because we arranged for our stay through an agent). The owner is still selling units and seems to care more about this than the care of the guests (similar to a time share sell). The units do not have air conditioning which was a real problem, especially with the construction noise. I would look elsewhere. Note: Vail has an extensive construction project ongoing. Beware.
Absolutely Loved It!
We stayed Dec 30 - jan 7 2005. Absolutely everything we could have wanted. Granite countertops, fully equipped kitchen with dishes, utensils, coffee, everything was there. Beautifully decorated with very new furnishings. Extra large bathroom with double vanity. Huge walk in shower with seperate tub. The service was excellent. They have a free shuttle that will take you to and from anywhere you want to go in Breckenridge at any time. Everyone was just great here - Definately recommend and would stay there anytime I return. The only thing I would do different is buy more food to cook in my condo. The food in Breckenridge is average. We dined at alot of nice places but to our disappointment, nothing was great. It is very overpriced for what you get. That is the only "complaint" i have concerning Breckenridge.
The we stayed here with our 4 children during spring break. The town was VERY crowded! However the lodge was quiet and peaceful. The staff was nice and ready with suggestions for places to eat. The rooms are beautiful and have plenty of space. We had a three bedroom condo. It was really quite large. It had three bathrooms which was great with all the kids. The master bathroom has a seperate shower stall. The only problem is that it is very hot. You have to open the window for an hour or so and then shut it when it got to cold. We were never bothered by any noise inside or outside (even when the windows were opened). There are fans and humidifiers in the rooms. These also helped with the heat. (I really can't imagine staying here in the summer). The view from the room was breathtaking! They have a shuttle that will take you around town if you ask the front desk. Definitely do this if the town is crowded. There is nowhere to park in the whole town! There are some resturaunts that are in walking distance. The town is quaint and we found several good places to eat. I would recommend this lodge.