Winter Park is one of the best ski areas in the United States. Finding a hotel in Winter Park is not always very easy as places tend to be booked quite a few months in advance.
Known for its legendary moguls and its relaxed and laid back skiing, it has now grown to be one of the most prestigious ski areas for ski fanatics in the USA.
Winter Park gained its name from the small nearby Rocky Mountain Village. Now a beautiful village with mainly ski condos and maginificent restaurants, the little village also boasts some pretty nice hotels! I have put together a list of the 11 best hotels in Winter Park for your family ski trip.
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Valley Hi Motel Winter Park
Valley Hi Motel is the perfect mix of homey, comfort and convenience you don’t often find around a ski area. It feels like a grandma’s home, with a patio and a hot tub. It has large rooms including refrigerators, sitting rooms and storage welcoming all your ski equipment, comfortable beds and linen, while also being just 5mins drive from the Winter Park Ski Area. It even offers free wifi and a microwave. For those interested in sightseeing, the Arapaho National Forest is 3.2 km from the motel.
Zephyr Mountain Lodge
With ski-to-door access and just 4 minutes’ walk away from the ski elevators of the Winter Park Ski Resort, this mountain lodge already offers some of the top amenities of a winter resort, which also offers great activities in the summer. Its suites are large, comprising sofa beds, large living areas with a gas fireplace and cable TV in each suite. If you’re not feeling like skiing, hit the outdoor hot tub or fitness center, or simply enjoy the mountain views from the privacy of your balcony. It is also conveniently located close to restaurants around.
Trailhead Inn Winter Park
This accommodation offers simple luxuries that will really add to your day such as an indoor pool and hot tub. The rooms are equipped with cable TV, a fridge, a coffee machine, a hairdryer and a closet. They’re simple, but provide all the amenities necessary to make your stay pleasurable. The bathrooms are equipped with soaps and lotion and the hotel offers daily fresh continental breakfast to fuel you for the day to come. The clean, comfortable and spacious rooms will offer you the peace and tranquility amidst the mountains you have longed for.
The Vintage Hotel
The rooms found in this hotel serve more as a second home, equipped with a kitchenette and fireplaces. You’ll also find free storage on site for your ski equipment, a ski shop and a hot tub to lounge in after a long day on the slopes. Guests are also welcome to use their outdoor pool or the fitness centre, and the in house tavern serves up hearty dinners during the winter. Apart from the vintage rooms, clean and comfortable, you’ll find the hotel to be a 5min drive to the Free Village Cabriolet and less than an hour away from The Rocky Mountain National Park, which also makes it a great location for your explorations.
Winter Park Chateau, Boutique Inn
This little inn is located in the perfect place to embark on some winter adventures. It is just 28mins away from The Rocky Mountain National Park and the Pole Creek Golf Club just 11mins away. The surrounding area is also great for biking and hiking. Apart from the great location, this Inn offers spacious rooms with flat screen TV, free WIFI access, a seating area and a work desk within the room, a hot tub, a games room, a terrace and ski equipment on site. They also offer a great breakfast to fuel you up.
Best Western Alpenglo Lodge
Located in the centre of Winter Park, this Best Western Lodge offers a great location and great service. Each room offers storage for your ski equipment, flat screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities within the room, with a fully equipped attached bathroom. You can even choose a room which offers a microwave and a refrigerator. The lodge itself offers a hot tub, barbecue facilities and a business center. You can indulge in a great breakfast before hitting the slopes or bring your pets along on your winter vacation.
Fraser Crossing and Founders Pointe
If you’re looking for a resort which offers more than just rooms, this one offers on-site skiing, ski hire and ski lessons. The apartments found here comprise fully-equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, modern furniture with rustic details and a gas fireplace. You will find an outdoor hot tub, fireplace and bbq facilities, as well as laundry and ski storage facilities on site to make your vacation easy going and comfortable. You will also be just 138 m away from the chairlift.
Winter Park Mountain Lodge
This lodge offers a year-round indoor pool, 2 hot tubs, a sauna room, ski storage space and an inhouse restaurant. All rooms are modern, spacious and clean, with attached bathrooms comprising free toiletries. You can also rent your ski equipment here and embark on snowmobile tours organized by the lodge. Zephyr Express is 300 m and Arrow is 400 m away, also making this a great location for your skiing.
The Viking Lodge Downtown Winter Park
Located in downtown Winter Park, the lodge offers on-site ski equipment for rent and a ski pass vendor, making hitting the slopes hassle free. The rooms are spacious and bright, with rustic decor of a typical European wooden winter lodge home. You will also find a fireplace in the lobby with coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, a games room, and ski lockers. Winter Park Resort is just a 5min drive away and the Arapaho National Forest close by offers hiking, fishing and cycling paths.
Americas Best Value Inn - Sundowner Motel
This inn is located at the southern end of the Fraser Valley and apart from the great rooms, it offers an indoor pool, a whirlpool, and a fitness room. The rooms all come with a flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, a microwave, a refrigerator, and tea and coffee making facilities. You will also find laundry facilities and fax and photocopying services within the property. Winter Park being just 79m away, you can easily hit the slopes from here.
Pines at Meadow Ridge
Pines at Meadow Ridge offers apartments just 15mins drive away from Winter Park Resort. You will have access to a year round outdoor pool and a hot tub, fitness center, basketball court, on-site ski equipment hire and storage for ski equipment. The apartments are fully equipped with a full kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven to cater to your winter needs with the privacy of having your own apartment.
Lieze Neven is a globetrotting travel writer and expat currently based in Nepal. With a passion for exploration, she has lived in Dubai, the UK, and Belgium, alongside her international teacher husband. Her parents live in France and she tries to visit Paris at least once a year. Together, they travel the world looking for the best hotels, experiences and food locations have to offer!