By Mike, Posted: 03/09/2020
The Basecamp 494 property is a nice and updated place with plenty of space for people to be together in the kitchen, dining table and living room. The description on accessing the ski run is a bit misleading: "walk the short path to the Corridor ski trail". The access is really via a slight uphill walk past another townhouse and then a windy footpath in the woods to a set of stairs with about 100 steps up. This is not the end of the world, but also not a walk in the park with ski boots on and carrying skis/poles. My stay did encounter a maintenance problem and Winter Park Lodging Company was very proactive on trying to resolve it and helping my group with alternatives.
By Johannes, Posted: 04/15/2019
The unit more than met our expectations for a group of nine adults and four children. The open kitchen/dining room was fantastic with a table that truly can seat a large group. We had young children with us and they could sleep soundly while the adults stayed up in the living room. Everything was as filled with more than enough bedding and towels for the hot tub. Additionally, we came during a large snowstorm and the plows are quick and came repeatedly during the day. Of note, there is a shuttle bus to bring you to the resort but the walk to the pick up location is a little far for young children in ski boots. Very doable for adults. Since we had a few non-skiers in the group, we used our own cars to shuttle us to the resort and avoid the walk. The management team was attentive and alerted us the day before that early check-in was available. Additionally, they called to check in before leaving for the day to ensure that we had everything we needed on our first night. Definitely consider this property for large group gatherings, you will not be disappointed!
MANAGER COMMENTS: Excellent! We are all so thrilled you enjoyed staying with us in Base Camp 494. We would love to get to host you again whenever you come back this way next.
By Chelsea, Posted: 03/12/2019
Base Camp 494 was great... just a few things... Master bedroom mattress was terrible. Main living room tv (had to call twice to get it to work properly). But, someone came out right away... which is a plus :).
MANAGER COMMENTS: Got it. We will get working on upgrading the Master mattress. So sorry you were uncomfortable. We are always happy to head over and get things working as they should. Thank you very much for giving a call to let us know.
By Marlene, Posted: 02/11/2019
Super friendly and helpful! We were there for a week and I had to call them a couple times and they were always willing to help us with whatever problem we had. Definitely will use them again!
MANAGER COMMENTS: Thanks Marlene! We appreciate you contact us anytime we could work on getting something fixed/set right for you. We hope to see you next year when you're back this way.
By David, Posted: 01/04/2019
Our family stayed here for the Christmas/New Year holiday and had a wonderful time. Very beautiful and clean. We walked a short distance every day to the Corridor trail to ski down to the new Gondola lift. We came back down the Corridor trail from Mary Jane side to get back. Green bus route stops by the ski shop at the bottom of the hill, and will take you to town if you don't want to drive. Attached garage is nice.
MANAGER COMMENTS: We thank you for sharing your stay with us. So pleased that the Base Camp location was a good fit for your group. I love that neighborhood up there in the woods! Do let us know when you're back this way.
By Linda K, Posted: 08/19/2018
Winter Park Lodging Co is amazing. Our condo was wonderful and renting with you was effortless. Thank you!
MANAGER COMMENTS: Yay! We are all so thrilled to read this. Thanks so much for sharing and hope to host you up this way again.
By Rose, Posted: 02/22/2018
The property management company was so easy and convenient to deal with. They were flexible on early arrival/departure and helpful throughout. The home was cozy, great layout for more than 1 family. Everything we needed was available. Thank you
MANAGER COMMENTS: Fantastic! We are so pleased everyone enjoyed staying at Base Camp 494. The location over there is so great. We are always happy to help so do let us know when you travel back this way.
By Joel, Posted: 01/16/2018
The 2nd time in abt 5 or 6 years that our two families met up for a long weekend. We've also been guests thru WP Lodging Company several times b4. They are most willing to accompany most reasonable requests, as they did for us on multiple occasions. Service is par excellence. Thank you!
MANAGER COMMENTS: Excellent! Thanks Joel for all your continued support. It's always a pleasure hosting you. We are thrilled you continue to join us. See you next trip!
By Melissa, Posted: 08/16/2017
We had a great stay at Base Camp 494. We will definitely be back to utilize the condo in the future. It worked perfectly for an extended family vacation with young children. We enjoyed the large kitchen and dining table for cards and games. A great place for a weekend getaway!
MANAGER'S COMMENTS... Glad to hear you and your family enjoyed all of the amenities this 4 bedroom town home has to offer! Summer is a hidden treasure out here with tons of fun activities and adventures in the mountains. Come back and visit us again soon!
By Jill, Posted: 07/09/2017
Another great family reunion at the Base Camp Condos. Kitchen was extremely well furnished. Plenty of chairs, linens, beds and room for all of us. Any needs were quickly met by friendly, caring Winter Park Lodging employees... can't say enough nice things.
MANAGER'S COMMENTS...We are so proud to be part of your annual reunion. We would love to host you every year.
By Jonna, Posted: 04/21/2017
We had a wonderful time and the home was perfect for our group! Just FYI for you, we tried to watch a movie on the main level but it kept cutting out and we didn't know if it was from the blue tooth or what but something with the player isn't connected right. We watched the movie downstairs just fine. Everything was great and we can't say enough - we plan to come back again next year!
MANAGER'S COMMENTS...Sorry to hear about the issue with the movie. Always give us a call if something isn't working quite right during your visit. We would love to get it fixed during your stay, so you can enjoy every minute. Our maintenance team will check it out and get it ready for your next visit. See you soon!
By Stacey, Posted: 08/23/2016
Our family enjoyed staying at Base Camp 494!! The location was perfect for walking to Winter Park Resort and when we went into town we just hopped on the free shuttle. The house has a lot of space to spread out but also has an open layout to all be together. The master bathroom could use a window shade since there is a two way fireplace, the sun just shines right into the master bedroom. Also the guests that slept in the double queen room said it was hot and stuffy even with both windows open. Other than those two things we had a wonderful stay! Thank you!
By Tami, Posted: 08/06/2016
Our family of 6 along with our best friends family of 6 stayed at Base Camp. It was incredible from the start. The customer service, app with all information included, the town home, the creek, scenic views...all of it was spectacular! The house had everything we needed as if we were home. The resort had wonderful activities for all to enjoy. I'm pretty picky and I would definitely recommend this place.
Manager's Comments... So glad to hear this property was the perfect fit for your family and friends. Come back and visit us again soon!
By Gary, Posted: 07/26/2016
We had 11 people in our party and needed a place where everyone had a bed. We found it at Base Camp 494. This 4 bedroom provided the room we all needed to be together and then to have our own space. The kitchen and dining area represent an open concept making it nice to have a family gathering. We provided dinner for 23 people each night in the kitchen and dining and never felt uncomfortable. The location is a convenient 8 min walk to base camp. The management company continued to check on us to make sure everything was going well. Really appreciate how they took care of all items. We certainly will return!
By Dave, Posted: 07/21/2016
Wonderful condo with lots of great features. Needed access to a swimming pool to on my return list. Wonderful to have dishes and silverware for 24! Please buy new knives. These were not good and dull enough to be dangerous!,
Manager's Comments...Thanks so much for staying with us for your family reunion. Make sure to check out our App next time we have included swimming options. I will also pass your info on to the owner as well as our Inspections team to look into getting new utensils. Hope to see you and your family again!
By Warren, Posted: 07/12/2016
A great time was had by all. There were 14 of us for only 2 nights and 13 thereafter. We had 4 cars which turned out to be no problem for parking...the area reserved for snow removal in front of the condo was available. In the winter this could make for a difficult situation. Overall, an outstanding facility.
Manager's Comments...So glad you had a wonderful week with the family. In the winter time there is an additional overflow lot that extra cars are allowed to park in. Hopefully we will see you again this winter!
By Anne-Marie, Posted: 04/27/2016
This Winter Park slopeside property is a host's dream. The wonderful stove-oven setup, along with the beautiful dining and living room areas, make for the perfect accoutrements for entertaining friends and family. Then after some golden indoor moments,adventures on the slopes are a brief walk away.
By Janell, Posted: 04/01/2016
House itself was wonderful...met our needs! We were very disappointed that it was NOT a ski in/out as was advertised.
Manager's Comments...So happy to hear you enjoyed your time in the house. While we don't advertise the house as pure ski in/ ski out, we may have implied it in our descriptions. Marketing has rewritten the descriptions to show a more accurate report. Come back and see us again. We'll find a better ski in/ ski out property for you.
By Ben, Posted: 03/14/2016
By Marlene, Posted: 03/05/2016
Washer and dryer didn't work very well
UPDATE: Owners installed a new washer/dryer in late March, 2016.
Sorry to hear that Marlene. We will be checking into those machines and contacting the owner. Thanks for letting us know and hope to host you again sometime.
By Dorothy, Posted: 01/20/2016
Base Camp 494 is the condo that we use for all of our meals and gathering time with all 32 people in our party. The bed configuration in each room is great for families and the living area has lots of places to sit.
The only issue was the windows in the upstairs bedroom with the two queen beds. The windows are stuck and won't open. With the radiant heat it gets very warm in the upstairs bedrooms. The thermostat was set at 65 in that bedroom but it never went below 75.
Everyone I've talked to at the Winter Park Lodging Co. are incredibly polite, courteous, and extremely responsive! Thank you!
Thanks for letting us know about the upstairs windows. We will check those out asap. We will also be checking in with the heat in there. It should be easier to control/regulate those zone better. Thank you! We hope to see you again next year.
By Kay, Posted: 01/04/2016
The property was beautiful and convienentl located. Loved the 3 fireplaces and all the help we got from the property management company. Beautiful kitchen! I wished for a full size washer and dryer but we were able to cope. Thanks
By Evette, Posted: 04/18/2015
Our stay at Base Camp 494 was fabulous. We had a wonderful time with family and friends enjoying our stay. We definitely would come back. Thanks foe everything.
By Marshall, Posted: 03/04/2015
Great service from the rental company and great stay. We'll be back!
By Robert, Posted: 02/01/2015
I have stayed at many properties at WPR with WPLC over the past 10 years. This by far was the most amazing property so far. There were 9 men from all over the country for a boys ski getaway. There was plenty of room for all of us and our gear. The kitchen was amazing for the chefs in the group and the hot tub was needed after shredding all day. We will return to basecamp 494.
By Susan, Posted: 12/27/2014
From the moment Courtney answered the phone, I knew I was in great hands! From lining up shuttle service from the airport, delivery of skis right to our doorstep, discounted lift tickets, the name of a good doctor for a sick child and the delivery of a sick basket. Traveling with three mothers, eight children, our accommodations were perfect! Basecamp 494 gave us plenty of room to spread out, enjoy the hot tub and let's not forget the three fireplaces! What was extra special, having the feeling of our own personal concierge, trust me… The entire staff was fantastic helping me with any questions I had once we arrived in Winter Park!! Thank you so much for making this trip a wonderful experience with lots a great memories!!!
This all coming from a General Manager with Hampton Inns!!! Their score.... A perfect 10!!!