Wish you were here?
In the heart of the Village at Winter Park, the Zephyr Mountain Lodge is the premier lodging in the new pedestrian village for Winter Park Resort. Located steps away from the Zephyr Express Lift, the lodge not only offers post card views of the Rocky Mountains, but also offers many on-site shops at the plaza level. Beautifully appointed condominiums welcome you to gather by the fire and warm up to your Colorado vacation.
LocationWinter Park - Slopeside
General policies & fine print
Length of stay policy:
Minimim night stay restrictions may apply.
Major credit card required for deposit at check-in
Room taxes and resort fee included in price.
- Early Departure Penalty: 100% of balance due Applies: Sunday - Saturday 01Nov12 - 31Dec50
- No Show Penalty: 100% of balance due Applies: Sunday - Saturday 01Nov12 - 31Dec50
Ratings & reviews
TripAdvisor traveler rating375 reviews
Great place to stay!
We stayed in a two bedroom (Unit 1315) in the Slopeside building. Excellent in every way. Unit was updated and comfortable. Over looked the gondola. Ski lockers were close to the trail so easy ski in and out. There were 5 decent places to eat within a very short walk. We only drove out once to eat. Would definitely return.
Nice enough, but lots of weaknesses
Nice enough, but far from fancy. It was (mostly) clean and modern, but a few small things could have been better, given what we paid: (1) They included humidifiers (important, given the climate), but they were dirty. (2) The kitchen was completely bare bones. Nothing but single serving salt, pepper, and sugar. Dishes and cooking utensils were about as minimalist and cheap as possible. (3) The building tended to run out of hot water in the late afternoon when people came off the mountain. (4) Check out time is EARLY (10 AM) if you are planning to ski the last day, with no shower / changing facilities available once you check out. (5) The bed was saggy. (6) Exterior lighting was really bright and could not be blocked out inside the room. (7) Oddly designed rooms. (eg, TV in bedroom was at an angle relative to bed.) On the plus side: (1) It truly is ski in / ski out. (2) WIfi is strong. (3) COnvenient ski lockers
I spent a week here with my ski club. We all had 2 BR/2 BA condos that were quite similar but, since the condos are independently owned, there were definitely some differences. Condos are spread across two buildings: Slopeside and Riverside. The Slopeside building is true ski-in/ski-out. The Riverside building requires a short walk across the plaza to reach the gondola. The two buildings are joined by an underground parking garage. While both buildings have their own hot tubs and self-serve laundry facilities, only Riverside has a small gym. Both buildings also have a ski locker room that's large enough for both skis/boards as well as boots. The room key will work on the ski locker. Our condo was on the top floor of the Slopeside building. Condos 1700-1702 are a bit larger (not sure if there are corresponding larger condos at the other end of the floor) as there is no unit on the other side of the hall. The views in these condos all face away from the ski hill. The 2BR units I visited all seemed to have the same layout; the difference was the square footage of each room. Upon entry there's a hook for coats and a place for boots just inside the door. Many units had a bench there as well. On the other side was the kitchen. It's efficient but feels crowded with more than one person standing in it. Our unit could have used a few more place settings so we didn't have to run the dishwasher as often. Going further into the room, the living area with a gas fireplace and the sofa was just past the kitchen. On the kitchen side was a door to the master bedroom and on the other was a door to the second bedroom and another door to the bathroom. The kitchen has a narrow bar-type counter and in many units this was the only type of "table" available. One unit I visited did have a drop-leaf table tucked against that counter but it also interrupted the flow of walking into the master bedroom. Our larger unit had what was essentially a picnic table with chairs though it did have a bench on the side nearest the kitchen which helped create a larger walkway into the master bedroom. The larger units have a balcony that extends from in front of one bedroom, across the living room and in front of the other bedroom. In the smaller units the balcony is only in front of the second bedroom, which cuts into its square footage. In the larger units the master bedroom was a very nice size and had its own en suite bathroom. One weird thing about that bathroom in our unit was that the light switch only controlled the light over the sink. The only light over the toilet & shower/tub was the heat lamp! The second bedroom in the larger units were also a good size. We had a six-drawer cabinet and a very small closet with 6 hangers. The owners closet was also in this room. When the rooms are renovated it would be good to consider adding more electrical outlets. The outlet nearest my side of the bed was occupied with a lamp and the alarm clock. Fortunately I'd brought an extension cord with multiple outlets on it. My roommate's nearest outlet was actually behind the bed so she used one across from the foot of her bed but that meant unplugging the floor lamp. The hall bath is much smaller than the master bath but was generally fine. I did find it was a rather tall step into the tub. Aveeno hair and body products in very small containers were provided. If you have long or thick hair and are staying for any length of time you're going to need more. Extra hooks/towel racks would be greatly appreciated in the second bath. There are two towel racks and they're initially loaded up with four towels and four washcloths. That's great, but once you use a wash cloth where is it supposed to hang? I'd suggest adding little hooks (like those with Command Strips) inside the shower area. Those would be great not only for wash cloths but also to hang wet swim suits. The provided hair dryer is only about 1500 watts so if you have long or thick hair you may want to bring your own. All the toilet seats seemed very small. They were the round shape vs the oval shape. May be fine for little kids but as we age and start to "spread" those bigger seats are a lot more practical! The master bedroom had a king bed and the second bedroom had a split king; that is, the king could be split into twins which is what we did. The sofa in our unit was also a sleeper so theoretically 6 people could stay here but it would be quite crowded. Our condo was on the top floor and it was warm all the time. We looked at the thermostat and it was set as low as it would go so all the heat was coming from the floors below. In our second bedroom we even had a foot-level window opened for our entire stay and we were still very warm at night. One gripe several of us had was the wi-fi. While it was free, sometimes it would drop for no apparent reason, even as you're using it. It was not really an issue while streaming or on a Zoom call but if you were, say, reading a web page and then went to the next page, the connection may have been lost in the meantime. When I left the condo and came back my phone never automatically reconnected although that's not an issue I have other places. In that case we usually just had to hit the 'Sign in' button again but if it dropped while we were using it we often had to turn off the wi-fi on our devices and turn it back on, which was frustrating. As far as I'm aware this is the only ski-in/ski-out property in Winter Park. I would certainly stay here again for the convenience and it generally met our needs.
Unit 1304 - no fan in bathroom & no lights in bedroom. Also pet friendly building
Stayed in unit 1304. Was very weird since there were no lights other than lamps in the bedroom and no fan in the bathroom. We also booked and we’re under the impression that this was a pet free building but we’re unexpectedly greeted by barking dogs to which the company did nothing about and offered no resolution. Will not be staying here again.
Perfect Location- A reasonable stay.
When you accept this is a 3 Star property, this is an ok experience for the rate. It is rather remarkable that Winter Park apparently lacks all the other amenities of other resorts because the skiing and slopes are excellent. The lifts and trails are perfect, and coaching staff all first rate. Be forewarned that if you come to this resort after around 6, your options for food and booze are entirely limited or totally unavailable. I just cannot understand why the resort wouldn’t make reasonable accommodations for weary travelers ....much less anything basic like a freaking bottle of water for crying out loud. We checked several rooms and all were similarly mediocre. Now granted we were at the tail end of the season and it felt like everyone and everything was just done. All that said I would stay again...if the rate was cheap enough.