Wyndham Vacation Rentals manages vacation rental properties at many of the top ski destinations. You’ll find properties in Colorado at Beaver Creek, Vail, Aspen, Breckenridge, Keystone and Steamboat Springs and outside the Keystone State in Whistler British Columbia, Park City Utah and Sun Valley Idaho.
As the top vacation rental managing company in the world, Wyndham Vacation Rentals is proud to manage properties that are available in over 550 unique destinations. So no worries if a vacation to a winter hot spot isn’t on your radar, you’ll be happy to know they have access to over 105,000 vacation rental properties worldwide. You’ll find rental properties at the beach, mountain, ski, theme park, golf and tennis resort destinations. And though each property is privately owned, Wyndham Vacation Rentals works with each property owner to make sure all rentals meet their high standards for service, quality, and comfort.
My family recently had the opportunity to stay at The Charter at Beaver Creek in Avon, Colorado. This property offers two to five bedroom units as well as lodge rooms and a penthouse that is managed by and available for booking through Wyndham Vacation Rentals. My family stayed in an amazing mountain view condo and we loved nearly every minute of it. Here’s why.
What I Liked about our Stay at The Charter:
1. The Charter at Beaver Creek pairs the comforts of home with the convenience and amenities found in a luxury hotel. We found a front desk that is staffed 24-hours a day, indoor pool, game room, business center, two on-site restaurants, a spa, concierge service, daily housekeeping and a bellman.
2. Though lodge rooms are available, our two-bedroom, two bath condo allowed the extra space my family seeks on vacation with added privacy and amenities like a full kitchen, extra bathroom, extra TV’s and space to spread out!
3. The full kitchen was better stocked with kitchen equipment than my own kitchen! We arrived to find silverware, knives, not one, but two sets of dishes, glasses, pots & pans, a coffee maker, a toaster and bagel maker, garbage disposal, refrigerator and freezer with an ice maker, dishwasher – you name it, this condo had it! Plus, paper towels and dish washing liquid was also provided.
4. The condo had a washer and dryer with provided laundry products. Now, I don’t enjoy doing laundry, but let me tell you, it sure is a wonderful feeling to arrive home when your vacation is over and not have to wash loads of clothes! This is a wonderful feature!
5. TWO bathrooms. You know how inconvenient it can be when everyone has to go to the bathroom at the same time? Because that is exactly what always happens in my house! The condo we had had two bathrooms. That is almost like heaven to my family.
6. Multiple TV’s. This condo had three large TV’s. One in each bedroom and one in the living room. Perfect for us since my husband’s preference is to flip through the channels never landing on one show to the frustration of everyone else. This time, he could channel surf to his heart’s content while the rest of us actually enjoyed watching movies together. Notice I said “movies” and not “movie”? We kind of got caught up on a Fast & Furious marathon on HBO.
7. The Wood-Burning Fireplace was luxurious. The balcony was stocked with firewood and the staff had provided matches and fire starters in our room so it was hard to resist the ambiance of a warm fire.
8. The rooms had extra blankets and pillows. I ALWAYS need extra pillows and blankets so it was wonderful to have this provided without me asking for it.
9. Plush robes were set out on our beds for each of us. Though we opted to wear ours inside the room, we saw lots of other guests wearing them outside the rooms as well.
10. The available storage provided room for all our gear without making us feel that we were running out of room.
11. The property provided ski-out/ski-in availability and we received a card at check-in with detailed tips on how to best access the runs.
12. The Beaver Creek Village was a short, easy walk from The Charter, and for those that preferred to ride to the village, free shuttles are available.
There are many, many amenities and features at Beaver Creek that we did not take advantage of like the Terrain-Based Learning at the Ski & Snowboard School, Ice Skating (this one we just missed), the Vilar Performing Arts Center which offers world-class entertainment in a theater setting, complimentary mountain welcome tours for skiers and snowboarders and Cookie Time (though my son really wanted some freshly baked cookies).
Okay, I shared many things that I really loved about our stay. Now it’s time to share what I didn’t like about The Charter at Beaver Creek.
What I didn’t like about our stay at The Charter:
- The neighbors above us were really noisy. They were so noisy, that we felt compelled to call the front desk and complain because we couldn’t sleep. Shortly after we placed the call, the noise ceased.
- The drive from Denver to Beaver Creek seems endless, especially since I-70 was down to one-lane on our drive up because of construction. This certainly isn’t the property’s fault, but if you’re planning a trip, build in extra drive time.
What you should know before you go:
- Download the Beaver Creek Mountain app before arriving at the resort. It will list things to do, a village directory, provide snow reports and tell you where to buy your lift tickets and more.
- You’ll get the best deal on lift tickets before you arrive at the resort. Plan your schedule and buy online before your arrival.
- If you are active military, you can save almost 50% off the cost of lift tickets at Beaver Creek.
- If there is an event or activity you really want to do, book in advance to make sure it’s not sold out when you arrive.
- High Altitude Sickness is a possibility. Travel prepared by packing ibuprofen or another over-the-counter pain killer. Eat a lot of carbs, drink lots of water and rest until your body acclimates.
- As stated above, the drive to Beaver Creek can be long due to construction or people headed to the slopes. Allow plenty of extra time to get where you need to go, especially if you need to catch a Sunday flight home.
- If you plan to dine in your condo, you’ll want to pick up groceries before your arrival. We stopped in Denver to stock up, but you can also contact The Charter and inquire about a grocery service.
- Check out is 11:00 a.m. but lockers are available to store your items so you can continue to ski for the day.
- Make sure you have cash on hand and pack some small bills as well. You’ll want to tip the bellman, shuttle drivers, and housekeepers.
Why book through Wyndham Vacation Rentals?
- Booking through Wyndham Vacation Rentals are the ultimate hospitality professionals. You can be sure you’ll be taken care of before, during and after your stay.
- Each Wyndham Vacation Rental is backed by the Vacation Rental Bill of Rights to ensure you can book easily and be fully satisfied with your experience.
- Booking through Wyndham Vacation Rentals can save you money. Make to check out the online deals and specials before you book.
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