Satisfaction Very Good
Value Score Great Value!
Good For Families
the best in steamboat but not a best western
this hotel used to be a best western but is no longer, still as always though a super experience from start to finish, res staff was excellant and took the time to describe property, ammenities, and location. upon arrival we weren't let down as the check-in process was also warm, friendly, welcoming and informative. hotel is certainly an older property, but the location was absolutely amazing. we know ski-in/ski-out has become a popular term with questionable interpretation, however, this is truly it. located next to the gondola yet slightly above, makes walking outside and putting your skis on a true reality. and at the end of the day, you really can ski to the back door. super to have a ski rental shop in-house with top of the line equipment and a 20% discount for guests. convenient and competitively priced, just like the hotel. our room was clean and comfortable, slopeview is great as you can step out on the small balcony to check temperature each morning. internet service was great and having a fridge was nice too. rooms are small as again it's an older building, but for the very small amount of time we spent in our room it was definately no problem. daily routine was to watch a little tube after eating dinner each evening, sleep, wake up and shower, eat a hearty value priced breakfast in the hotel restaurant, then leave for another action packed day. after ski day we'd change into swim suits, get the best priced apres ski happy hour drinks and snacks in town at the hotel lounge, then take our beverages to the wonderfully well kept hot-tub and pool. a heated patio around both make for very easy access. we met lots of friendly and happy guests just like ourselves in the tub, a truly ski lodge feel. another piece of advice, the dining room's dinner menu is yummy and filling, and at a great price. sometime they get a little busy and overwhelmed but it's certainly worth the price for convenience and quality.
to sum up, our experience was truly fantastic. we found the ptarmigan to feel like a home away from home with a warm and inviting atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, useful ammenities, and the best location for price in all of steamboat. we whole heartedly reccommend the inn and will be sure to come back as we just found out the hotel will be open again next winter. don't expect the ritz carlton but instead for a value price you'll get a tremendous location along with a comfortable place to hang your hat. places like this are a dying breed and unfortunately someday soon we fear the only ski-in & out accommodations will be super high end condos for $500 + per night. at that point we'll have to re-consider if we can afford to sleep on the slopes in steamboat anymore. until then thought, thank you ptarmigan inn & staff, we'll see you again next year.
Unique Quality: ski-in and ski-out location can not be beat, basically next to the gondola but uphill, there's no walking except to get outside. on-site restaurant is very convenient, affordable, and tasty with a lounge that is very popular during happy hour. ski/snowboard rental shop is run by christy sports, if they don't have what you need on site they can get it, and offers a 20% discount to hotel guests. the outdoor pool/hot tub, yes it's outside which sounds cold but is actually totally awesome, was just a super way to unwind at the end of each day. an after dinner drink in the hot tub staring up at the winter sky thinking about the next day's adventure is what it's all about.
Directions: at the base of the ski area
More about Best Western Ptarmigan Inn
Hi. My ten year old and I fly into Hayden on January 12th. We'll need a shuttle to BW Ptarmigan Inn. Alpine Taxi is usually recommended, but on the return to the airport Monday morning, they want to pick us up at 5:30 AM for an 8:20 AM flight. Seems kind of early.
Storm Mountain will pick us up about 6:15 AM.
My question is twofold: Is 6:15 AM from BW Ptarmigan enough time? And is Storm Mountain a good shuttle choice?
RE: Shuttle Service
Hi - 6:15 I think is plenty of time. You have to keep in mind that even though they say 2 hours before your flight, it is a very small airport and I've gotten there 15 minutes prior and still made it. And the Hayden airport from Ptarm is only about 30 minutes. I haven't ridden with Storm Mtn but I'm sure they are fine. Have a great trip, Jamie
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