For our latest trip to Breck we decided to try the Wayside Inn instead of our usual hotel, but had to cancel due to an illness in the family. I was surprised to find that we were charged the full price for 2 nights even though we cancelled the reservation 48 hrs prior to check-in; hotel stated they have a policy that the reservation must be cancelled 14-DAYS prior. I could understand a policy such as this with a condo from a private party, but this is a hotel (most reputable places require at most a 24 hr notice). To make matters worse this policy was not stated upfront when we made the reservation, and is not on their website, which is deceiving for new customers. When I contacted the manager Mr. Gleason regarding this, he proceeded to lecture me instead of addressing the issue, which I found offensive. I guess this is what we get for trying something different - won't make this mistake again. Buyer beware.
An excellent base to use if skiing all of the mountains on the Vail resorts pass.
Postal parking (free), at the the base of the Peak 8 gondola, is about 5 minutes from the Wayside [use Airport parking when Postal is full, usual only at weekends - shown by signs on the outskirts of the town - and a free bus links to the gondola.]
The I70 is about 10 minutes away at Frisco and that leads to Vail, Crested Butte, Keystone and Arapahoe.
Copper Mtn, 5 mins from Frisco, is not on the 2007 pass.
The Wayside is really friendly. A large lounge with a welcoming wood fire and endless coffee (plus spiced hot apple juice at tea time) serves as a meeting place and relaxation room. Off the lounge is a smaller breakfast room.
Rooms are comfortable and warm with no shortatge of hot water.
I'd like to think that I will return some day.
Cheers to Tom and his crew.
I had made reservations for this place, which were the cheapest I could find on the internet. I should have realized the service would be the same as well. The first day of our reservation there was a terrible snow storm, and since I was travelling from 2-3 hours away on normal weather days in a 2-wheel drive vehicle, I knew there was no way I'd be able to safely make that trip at nighttime. I called with plenty of "heads up" and talked to the front desk and was told that it was no problem, since I couldn't control the weather. When I was able to show up the next day, some old guy (didn't even tell me who he was) just said that I had cost him a night's rate and he didn't think it was fair, so he didn't want my business at all. So he just kicked my girlfriend and I out, with no other reservations available. Nice service. Thanks
This is a laid back operation, with reasonably priced clean rooms, continental breakfast, snacks provided in the afternoon, and a fire always burning in the huge lobby lodge fireplace. They don't have a concierge, but the owner knows every ski run in Summit County and beyond, and can give real advice on activities, restaurants, rentals and ski conditions.
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