Bright, spacious 2-bedroom unit, close to ski lift
Posted Dec 27, 2014
Great, cozy unit, quiet building, lots of windows, well equipped (barbecue grill), and within a short walking distance to the ski lift (ski lockers available in the garage) (Pinecone Lodge 201). Bed mattresses and pillows were uncomfortable in both rooms. Other than the bed, this was the perfect unit for our family of four (it can accommodate up to six people). We have been going to the Beaver Creek/Bachelor Gulch, Arrowhead ski area for sixteen years and enjoyed this stay in Arrowhead at this unit. You do need a car. There is a shuttle from the unit within Arrowhead; however, since the unit is close to the ski lift, drivers don' like to drop you off at Pinecone Lodge and suggest you walk. This was unpleasant with two small children and lots of ski equipment at -20 degrees outside with wind. There is a second shuttle service from Arrowhead to Beaver Creek every 30 min, but the hours are very limited (no dinner service) and you have to take it from the Alpine Club/ski building. It does not service individual condos, not even on the way back, even if they pass right in front of your door they won't stop (won't allow this courtesy). From Bachelor Gulch, there is not shuttle. If you ski to the Ritz and seat down for s'mores, the lift closes (3:30 pm) and the only way back to Arrowhead is by taking two shuttles (from the Ritz to Beaver Creek Landing, and from there to Arrowhead Alpine Club), then walking to your unit. In summary, the shuttle service needs to be improved.