Date of stay: December 23 to December 27, 2011
Reason: Spend Christmas as a family snowboarding together.
Expectations: Cozy/Home-like, quiet, easy access to the slopes, clean.
I stayed at this lodge during december christmas break. I overall found the experience very plesant.
The staff I got were polite, not very efficient, but for a very laid back atmosphere it is something to be expected.
When I first walked into the lodge I found it to be very family geared...very cozy and does remind me of a lodge.
The lady at the checkin was really friendly (and like most staff out of town or country). She did fail to tell me when cleaning time was (which was different each day) and maybe it was expected but the wifi there was free and you had to ask... But the wifi was extremely slow and painfully unuseful. Even though it was free...I couldn't use it at all... Talk about being quiet :)
So the room we got was on the 4th level. It reminds me of a Vancouver downtown apartment but more "lodge" styled. The ceilings were really tall. The windows we had were big. And you can open them. The fireplace was electric and has a timer. The kitchenette overall is good. Something you'd find in most hotels/motels in Vancouver that had a kitchenette. They supplied most cooking utensils which is a nice bonus because I remember a few stays at another hotel and it was ironic how I got the whole kitchen but no cooking utensils... Maybe it is standard but it was a great feeling to know there were pans and pots to use. The only complaint about this was the kettle...it had like scale...I ended up using the coffee maker but it is glacier water and not completely filtered so it tasted a little "different" them what I was used to. But I took care of that by being bottled water and boiling it in the pot.
The beds were Simmons (at least the room I stayed in were)... But they were a little soft for my liking. The bathroom is generic...like best western or holiday inn (like the cheaper rooms). They had a very clean tub...the shower pressure wasn't really hard so we all had to accommodate with longer showers...which isn't so bad after snowboarding but is bad when washing your hair and it doesn't feel like the shampoo is rinsed out but that isn't in our control so we accommodated).
The room cleaning service came at odd hours. The first day it came at 1: 30...them the next was 4 and the day after was 11am.
The service is nice overall...like I called to ask for more blankets...I didn't have to wait too long for them...I asked for clean towels I got them... But they are (during busy season...) Not so sufficient in supplies of luggage carriers and small services... But it isn't too big of a deal on our end...but nice to mention if you plan to go and have elders or people that can't carry a lot then be forewarded.
There are a lot of free amenities. Hot tub, gym, play room (which I've mistaken for as a small conference room). The hot tub does remind me more of a sauna... But maybe it was the cohabitants that made it that way. The gym was very very small, but it does its job because it us sort of weird if everyone goes there to ski or snowboard and after a long day of that you'd want to go to ever gym... But it is nice. I did wish they had cleaning sprays and paper towels to wipe the used equipments. If you want to watch movies or play with the Wii console then young have to ask dbms sign it out. There are loads of board games too.
The lower level rooms had hot tubs outside...it was pretty nice until I saw young half naked ladies prancing around... It just got a little weird seeing it cause they were way out of the perimeter of the hot tub location. :)
There wasn't a restaurant attached to the lodge, but one that is built connecting the other hotel... It is a little strange to explain because threw hotels are disconnected yet the restaurant is built in such a way that you'd think it is for Cahilty but it is for the hotel beside it.
The lodge is close to the slopes and there is a small shopping complex for your needs. The grocery store does closer at 4pm though. Lots of dogs...very friendly.
If you need more information please contact me...just in case I have missed something.
Will I go back? Yes.
Why? Because it offered a good price for the rooms and they gave all the basic needs at a good standard...for the reason I went I got a lot more out of the room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether it’s mountain biking, hiking or skiing in one of Sun Peaks’ breath-taking mountain trails, Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Lodge has what you need to make your stay in the mountains as comfortable and memorable as it can be.Cahilty Lodge is a family friendly condominium style hotel with a number of rooms ranging from cozy traditional lodge rooms, studio kitchenettes and family suites to spacious three bedroom accommodations. All of our rooms have a TV with cable channels recently upgraded. A DVD player, coffee maker, kettle, complimentary coffee & tea, alarm clock, full bathroom with heated tile floor, hair dryer and daily housekeeping. Kitchens are available in most of our rooms and we also have a secure storage room for your sports equipment. Each room also has access to our newly upgraded high speed WiFi for your research needs. We have limited pet friendly rooms available upon request.We clearly understand what it takes to make your vacations in Sun Peaks more pleasurable — and it helps to be surrounded by spectacular mountain views and only be steps away from all the delightful ambiance of Sun Peaks Village and its amazing shops and restaurants. The winter home of Olympian Nancy Greene, her husband & Sun Peaks Mayor Al Raine. ... more less
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