Copper Mountain Resort offers a wide variety of family friendly lodging options ranging from studio to 5 bedroom condos with a maximum occupancy offering of twelve people. Studio condos are what most would consider traditional hotel rooms while five bedroom condos in most cases are combinations of adjoining 2 and 3 bedroom units with pull-out couches in common areas.
We stayed in a 2 bedroom condo unit in the Copper One Neighborhood, which is rated at the Gold level. The building is a one-minute walk to the American Eagle and American Flyer lifts as well as the daycare and many restaurants. Our unit had a terrific view of center village, the base of the lifts and had a small, furnished balcony to enjoy the view from. The condo was spacious with two separate bedrooms and a living room with a pull-out couch, dining area, and a full kitchen. During peak season, the room rents for $336 per night. Copper One is rated as a Gold Neighborhood for a reason. Aside from the views and the distance to the lifts, the accommodations are less than five years old and the condition of the room was fantastic. Both bedrooms contained queen-sized beds that were very comfortable and did not show any signs of wear. We chose not to use the pullout couch for the kids, although it was in very good condition. Instead, we used the cushions and pillows from the couch to make an extra bed in one of the bedrooms. The full kitchen was very well stocked with cooking and serving utensils, dishes, and pans. Everything in the kitchen was very clean. The kitchen was also well stocked with paper towels, trash bags, dishwasher detergent, and dish soap. The kitchen did not contain any food items, so if cooking is the plan, bring your own spices or pre-season everything. Considering that breakfast options in the village are pretty pricey at Copper Mountain, I recommend making full use of the kitchen to prepare breakfast.
Baby/Toddler proofing the room was easy as there weren’t any knick-knacks in the room. The only problem we encountered with the room was the complete lack of a security chain or bar. This would have been handy in keeping our toddler in the room. The door did have a deadbolt, but when the handle was turned, the deadbolt would unlock. Needless to say, my toddler’s favorite activity became a game of escape and run full speed down the hall towards the elevator. Thank goodness there was a trashcan in front of the elevator button so he couldn’t reach it.
Copper Mountain operates one central front desk for all of the on-site buildings and units. On several occasions I contacted the front desk to inquire about special amenities or the location of services and found on every interaction, the staff was friendly, professional, and very competent. Likewise, I found the housekeeping crews to be very attentive, and courteous. Overall, housekeeping did a great job servicing the room. For multiple night stays, housekeeping only comes once every three days unless otherwise requested. The hands off approach to housekeeping made the room feel more private and allowed housekeeping time to better maintain each unit, rather than the daily once over given to most hotel rooms. Extra towels and linens were available in the room, and even more towels were just a phone call away.
Several additional amenities in the building including coin operated laundry rooms on two floors, WIFI in some rooms (I was not able to successfully connect from our room), cell phone coverage on the entire mountain (even at the top of the lifts, my Verizon service came in strong), ski lockers conveniently located on the ground floor, bike lockers located in the basement garage, and valet style luggage carts located in the garage for personal use. The building also contained a small workout facility and an outdoor Jacuzzi. In addition, we had full access to the Copper Mountain fitness center, which hosts a 25ft indoor swimming pool, fully stocked weight rooms, free weights, and cardio rooms, as well as vending machines, and movie rental kiosks.
The lodging facilities were terrific, and while I generally flinch at spending over $300 per night on lodging, at Copper Mountain, you’re sure to get what you paid for.
*This review is based on a complimentary two-night stay at the Copper Mountain Resort. I received no other compensation and the owner did not express any requirements that I express a particular point of view.