Recent reviews for Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
"this condo is the perfect place for skiers!"
Left on 03/28/2016 for a stay in March 2016
this condo has the best boot room we have ever visited! tons of hooks, heated floor and room to boot up. the kitchen is well stocked with plenty of pots and pans and accessories. all the bathrooms have been updated and also have heated floors, which keep your towels toasty and are a great way to dry out wet gloves. the community hot tub is a tad tired looking. we did not "ski in" but instead opted to drive the few minutes to the above parking lot in blackcomb. the rental service is super nice and helpful. would definitely recommend and return to stay.
Left on 04/17/2016 for a stay in April 2016
it doesn't get any better than this: clean, warm, spacious, comfortable, home-like feel, close to lifts, bus connection practically at our doorstep. You are warmly greeted and assured to make right what you find not to your expectations.
"Cant beat Whistler"
Left on 04/10/2016 for a stay in February 2016
We have stayed in Whistler 5 times now and 3 times in a mountain star property .
Its home from home as we dont like being in noisy hotels .
The mountain star properties are ski in and out . Free buses to the town centre but we always have a car anyway and its not that far to walk .
Skiable area and snow in Whistler are the best we have experienced after skiing a numb rod years in Europe .
The vibe in Whistler village is fantastic - we just love the place . we have hired the mountain star property through Aloha Whistler who are always so helpful .
Guess where we are going next year !
"We enjoyed our stay!."
Left on 03/07/2016 for a stay in February 2016
A couple of comments: the instructions we had for opening the door by the key pad were incomplete. In addition, the lock box works backwards from the usual. Usually, turning a deadbolt knob to the right throws the deadbolt and locks the door. In this case, one needs to turn the lock to the right to unlock the door. STRANGE!!!! The stairs in the unit are quite steep and we had to be careful to not fall down the stairs. I would not recommend this unit for anyone over age 60 who might be unstable on their feet. I appreciated having two complete bathrooms as we were two couples renting the unit. We each had our own bathroom. The kitchen had a good assortment of cooking utensils which we appreciated as we cooked most of our own meals. The kitchen could use a can opener that actually worked. There was ample space for two couples. We appreciated the heat being on in the entry way so one's ski equipment and clothing could dry.
"Northern Lights # 10"
Left on 08/13/2015 for a stay in July 2015
Pros: This property is relatively close to the main Whistler Village (lifts) and has adequate garage parking for two vehicles. The room does not get a lot of sun which keeps in cool in the hot weather (no air conditioning in the home). The home is clean and tidy and had adequate amenities for 10 guests.
Cons: We stayed at this property with 6 adults and 4 kids. The property would definately be more suited to all adults due to the unusual layout and use of the rooms within the property which is designed to maximize the occupancy rather than guest comfort. The room with the pool table is basically part of one of the main bedrooms (no early nights for non-pool players). The hot tub is on the balcony of the second main bedroom which means all hot tub users are required to pass through this bedroom. The room with the bunkbeds had a broken unusable ladder on our arrival meaning we had trouble using the top bunk for children and the room is adjacent to the washer/dryer meaning no laundrey use once any kids are in bed.
Nestled within British Columbia's pristine wilderness, Whistler is a perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. For downhill skiing and snowboarding, the giant mountain at Whistler-Blackcomb is one of the best destinations on the continent. After hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics, the resort began to offer even more winter sports options, including ski jumps and bobsledding.
Nestled at the foot of a beautiful mountain, Whistler village is a classic American ski town, with plenty of great boutiques and restaurants. In the evenings, relax with a hot chocolate in your cozy apartment or cabin downtown, or go out on the town to hear live music at one of Whistler's many aprŠs-ski bars and pubs. For fun with the whole family, take an evening sleigh ride around the city, or get together for a day of ice-skating in the town's rink.
While winter is Whistler's high season, those who visit in the summer won't be disappointed. In Whistler, you can stroll past wildflowers on scenic hiking trails, swim in alpine lakes, horseback ride through the backcountry, or plan a day of adventure bungee jumping or ziplining in the wilderness.
When in Whistler, be sure to visit:
- Lost Lake Park: This is an extensive and beautiful cross-country ski park, appropriate for beginner or advanced skiers.
- Whistler Mountain Bike Park: In the summer, ski lifts will take you and your mountain bike to the top of Whistler Mountain where you'll find a wonderful network of nature trails.
- Whistler Museum and Archives: If you love Whistler, you'll enjoy this small museum, which details the history of the village.
- Maurice Young Millennium Place: Check out this community theater, a great place to unwind after a day on the slopes.
- Vancouver: Just a quick drive from Whistler, Vancouver is British Columbia's biggest and most cosmopolitan city.
Whether you are planning to visit in the summer or winter, a vacation rental is the best way to make the most of your time in Whistler. If you plan to hit Whistler-Blackcomb, seek out a cozy condo, townhouse, or chalet rental near the slopes. A large villa with a hot tub and mountain views can be a great choice for the whole family too!