Not the friendly place it used to be. I had a serious scheduling conflict arise during the busy season when the room would definitely be taken by someone else they wouldn't refund my deposit. The previous owners would never have cheated us in that way. Too bad -- we used to stay there every visit to RR; now: no way and don't recommend it anymore. As you can see from the comments, there is something definitely lacking in the current management.
My family has spent many thousands of dollars staying at Copper King over the years, so we definitely can recognize a change for the worse.
Hate to see "William" give up on Red River, but I'm sure Copper King had a lot to do with his opinion.
I like the owners and some of the staff of Copper King Lodge. They appear to be trying to turn around the poor welcome the city of Red River offers their guests. I am disappointed more with Copper King's policies than I am with the people. After four days of being gouged by the local restaurants and other business I thought I would have a different feeling from Copper King Lodge. I will not visit Red River again. There are too many options in and out of the area. The skiing was Okay but not worth waisting my money on in the future. Angel Fire seems much more family friendly. If you are staying at Copper King Lodge or anywhere in Red River, beware. Good luck and see you at Angel Fire, I will be the guy in the "yard sale" on the side of the mountain :).
The Copper King Lodge is perfectly located especially for families and groups! The ability to walk to and from the lifts, and into town make this lodge the perfect place to stay. Our truck barely moved once we arrived which was great.
We found the lodge to be very, very comfortable and cozy, the kitchen was super clean and completely equipped with pots, pans, plates, glasses and anything we needed to prepare meals. The housekeeping staff was very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. Our daughter got engaged during our trip which made it extra special! We enjoyed the hot tub and having the BBQ grills close by was fabulous! The visits of deer and ducks each morning and evening were amazing and the river was absolutely gorgeous! Can't say enough about this place!
The owners went out of their way to make sure our stay was what we expected it to be. They recommended spots in town for things we needed, for shopping, ski rentals, restaurants and were more than helpful and very friendly. We will definitely return to Copper King Lodge on our next trip to Red River! Don't miss out on a great place to stay!
The Copper King has been home for our extended family for almost 30 years. It has many things going for it: very clean, perfect location, on-site owners, and great yard with grill, swings, picnic tables, horseshoes, and the river right out back. Sadly, our most recent visit will be our last. The new owners have not lived up to the Copper King’s reputation.
Trouble started the moment we arrived. We were placed in different rooms than those we thought we had reserved. It is possible there was some misunderstanding when I made the reservation many months in advance. But there was no misunderstanding when I called to confirm our reservation one month prior to arrival, and again just one week prior. Both times, I was assured that we were booked into the specific riverfront rooms I expected. On arrival, our hosts placed us in different rooms and were completely unapologetic about the problem, instead immediately set about trying to prove me wrong and ignoring the fact that I twice confirmed the reservation. Simply saying “I’m sorry for the misunderstanding” goes a long way. Doing anything to rectify the problem is even better. Neither of those things happened here. With no other choice, we settled in to different rooms than those we had confirmed. Our hosts never spoke to us again during our one week stay. Past owners have always been very hands-on, always out and about on the property, and made it a point to say hello and ask if we need anything. They knew our names and seemed to genuinely care about our comfort in their establishment. No more. We saw the proprietor going to lock the hot tub one night, she walked right by us and didn’t acknowledge us. Other than that, we never saw them. And there were a lot of us, occupying multiple rooms –the owners never bothered to say hello to a single one of us.
Nor did they make our friends feel welcome. A friend stopped by to chat one afternoon. She had her small dogs on a leash in the parking lot while she visited on the front porch. The pets were leashed, quiet, and never went inside. Pretty soon, someone came over from the office to tell our friend to leave the premises: pets are not allowed. This, despite the fact that a Labrador lives onsite with the owners and aggressively barked at us in the office on our arrival.
The last straw had to be the intrusive camera over the hot tub. The tub is locked, accessible only to registered guests, and the Copper King is not exactly a high crime environment, yet there are surveillance cameras everywhere. There is a camera situated above the hot tub -- not just monitoring the general area, but directly overhead looking straight into the tub. It seemed creepily voyeuristic that someone in the office was viewing my daughter and teenage niece as they soaked.
We are sad to say goodbye to the Copper King after many happy visits over the past 3 decades, but it is not the friendly home away from home that it used to be. We will be looking for a new home in Red River next time.
My husband and I have been to Red River twice in the past year and can't wait to go back! The owners and staff are very friendly and treat you like family when you're there. The rooms are very nice and always clean. If you have a kitchen, everything you need is provided, you just need to bring your food. Each time we've been, we have seen an abundance of beautiful wildlife. The lodge is located on one of the ski lifts and right on the river. With regards to the town, there are several nice restaurants and plenty of shopping! It is a nice quiet town, a place to get away from it all.
We have been in both the summer and winter and can't decide which time of the year we like better. I was pregnant when we went in January so I didn't get to ski. Hopefully we will be able to return this year and bring our baby boy with us! We plan on making this a once or twice a year trip and we will definately stay at the Copper King Lodge every time!
I read the negative review submitted by someone and I'm sorry those people seemed to have had a bad experience. But if you look at every other review written, there are nothing but good comments about Copper King Lodge and their staff. There are always two sides to every story and cannot imagine the owners acting in the manner in which he described. They are very kind hearted people who did nothing but try to make our stay enjoyable the entire time we were there. It's because of that they will have our business for years to come!
We have been staying at Copper King Lodge for the past two years during Memorial Weekend. It has been very pleasant. The location is beautiful, and just right for our needs. It is refreshing to return to a place of familiar, friendly people (the Owners and Staff). It is very clean and user friendly. The owners and the staff are very helpful with any information we need. We are looking forward to returning next year!
We stay at the copper king lodge every May over Mem. Weekend for the motorcycle rally. The owners are awesome, as are their cleaning staff, they make us feel right at home. We love the place so much we pay for the next year befor we make our way back to kansas. great place to stay, if you havent stayed there you are missing a great experience!
My son and I have made this our annual vacation paradise and can't wait until next year to come back. The owners and staff are just awesome! They are extremely helpful and informative. We just feel like we are home with family whenever we stay here. I just love the peace and quite of the property and also seeing the varied wildlife come right up into the back yard. The rooms are squeaky clean and very well appointed. The fireplaces are wonderful. We will be back to Red River year after year and will always stay at the Copper King Lodge with Clay & Michelle!
We visited the Copper King Lodge for the first time a few weeks ago. Check out their website....what you see is what you get. In the age of false advertising and broken promises, Copper King Lodge is a refreshing experience. The rooms are clean, the management is polite and accomodating, and the kids loved the deer and ducks which frequented the backyard of the lodge every day. We skiied in/out of our room every day and the location on the river is peaceful. We have found our new home away from home while in Red River! BTW-Check out the burritos at Tia Buena.....they are AWESOME!
We booked a 2 bedroom here for 3 nights. After we arriverd and checked in (paid), we went to our "2 bedroom" suite that turned out to be 2 seperate hotel rooms with an adjoining door and 3 exterior doors. Since we have a special needs child this arrangement just would not work for our family. I went to the office and told them we needed a 2 bedroom not 2 rooms and the situation with our yound children. They told me they would rent the room to someone else and locked the adjoining door from the other side. They not only didn't rent the room, but also informed me they would be charging me for it for the 3 nights we were to stay. I was in the office telling the new owners that we were just going to check out since the arrangements just were not what we were told or expected. They "said" they would try to rent our room out and give us a refund. While I was in the office a woman came in and asked if they had a room exactly like ours and they told her "no". I was shocked and told the woman, "yes they do, they have my room" and they told me to stop harassing their guest. I was shocked. I handed the owner the keys after 1 night in 1 room and they billed my credit card for 3 nights of 2 rooms. Really an unbelievable experience. They also told me they didn't care if I came back or not, that they had the #1 lodge in Red River and didn't need my business or my recomendation. They were totally booked all of the time anyway. But, oddly enough, couldn't book my room to anyone else and charged me for rooms and nights I didn't use.
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