StreamSide at Vail - Aspen and Cedar
Reviews of StreamSide at Vail - Aspen and Cedar
Exceptional property in beautiful location. Prefer summer months to get out of the Arizona heat. Free shuttles to EVERYWHERE!
Stayed here April 2011 - Very nice spacious resort. We were surprised when we arrived at our one-bedroom loft which actually slept 10 comfortably. We would have invited some friends had we known. Great location, shuttle to the mountain very timely. Can't beat the area - only drawback is the steps. Had to go up three flights and not being used to the thin air, carrying groceries and/or skies, definitely was an issue. Of course, if you're under 50, shouldn't be a problem, but make sure you ask before you book. By the last day, we finally could make it up without stopping. Beautiful place, great skiing in April, no crowds.
Exceptional property with excellent management. Great in winter or summer.
Our loft unit in the Cedar building was huge. Two twins in the master bedroom, a king in the loft and sofa sleepers everywhere. We just used the beds and all were comfy. The kitchen was well stocked, the indoor outdoor pool was a plus as was the free shuttle to Vail Village and Lion's Head. The unit was remarkably clean and recently modernized.
The stairs however are a real bummer. We ended up in the highest unit in the Cedar building (3308) and had great views as well as being able to hear the stream outside with our windows open. Having to go up two to three flights of stairs just to get to the Cedar building was hard enough with the thin Colorado mountain air. Once at the Cedar building, we had to go up two to three more flights of stairs to get to our end of the building. Finally, we had to go up three more flights of stairs to get to our unit. Dragging luggage, groceries, laundry and ourselves up all of these stairs was exhausting. Just the thought of going to the car to get something or to check on laundry (which Cedar has a laundry room and was free) was daunting.
The location of the Cedar building with-in the resort is the only reason I would not give this place five stars. The units themselves are awesome.
Aspen building has undergone a major renovation including adding an elevator to the project and redoing the external appearance. This building is the nicest building in the Streamside project. This building is right next to Gore Creek which is a plus as well. Even though the Cedar Building is the closest to the Clubhouse, you still have to walk to the Clubhouse, take the elevator up to the Cedar landing, and then cart your luggage quite a distance to the Cedar Building, and then walk up to your floor. I'll take the Aspen Building any day.
This is the same as Marriott's Streamside at Vail (Birch, Douglas, and Evergreen buildings)... but it's the Aspen and Cedar buildings which are simply managed by VRI instead of Marriott.
In 2006, the owners in the Cedar and Aspen buildings voted to have VRI manage their units instead of Marriott.
So, you're still essentially staying at the Marriott, and you'll notice absolutely no difference from before. The Cedar building is actually the CLOSER to the Clubhouse than any of the Marriott managed buildings.
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