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Omaha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was gross, dirty floor, hair in tub, mold on shower curtain, smelled like pee, dust every where, old dried food on bedding, no fan in bathroom. The whole place was in a state of disrepair. Yuck.

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome place, very well located and relatively cheap for what it offers. The bus stop to Winter Park is right next to the hotel, and busses come every 5-10 min.There are ski cabinets outside the room to store the skis overnight. Friendly staff and owners, clean rooms and common areas, awesome chocolate always ready to warm ones cold hands and...

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Denver, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Viking many times. The first time, the present owners had just purchased it, and the property was pretty run down. They have consistently made improvements over the years and presently it is a very nice property with caring, professional owners.

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Scott S, Owner at The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop, responded to this review

Hello - thanks for the great review. Change is slow but it's happening...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights during a family weekend ski trip, and it worked great! I'd highly recommend if you are looking for a cheaper option that is still convenient and comfortable. We also appreciated having free parking options.

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Scott S, Owner at The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop, responded to this review

Hello - thanks for the review! Please come back again

Fort Carson, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old facility. Room was very small and sparsely furnished. But we appreciated the option for lower-priced lodging. Great location off highway, close to bus stop and restaurants. Office had friendly staff.

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Scott S, Owner at The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop, responded to this review

Hello - thanks for the review. Yes some (actually most) of our room are smaller than the average hotel room, even down to 100 sq ft. Our kings and family loft rooms are very large though. Our hotel was originally built in the late 40's!.

Denver, CO
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you're looking for an inexpensive place to stay in Winter Park, this is a very good option. The rooms are what you would expect for a 'ski hotel'. A small refrigerator, bed, TV (with cable) and bathroom. The bus lines for Winter Park stop right across the street (25 to 30 yards away), so this is very convenient location....

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Scott S, Owner at The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop, responded to this review

Hello Greg - thanks for your review. Please come back and stay with us again.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great value for money. it was exactly what I required after a great day skiing. If you want all the fancy trimmings and mod cons pay more and stay elsewhere. Otherwise this is the place. very friendly management and staff. Best location for restaurants, bars and shuttle. Probably cold do with some maintenance, but I had a comfortable bed and...

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Scott S, Owner at The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop, responded to this review

Hello - Thanks for your review. Our maintenance is an ongoing process....Starting with rooms then moving into common areas.

St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I love this great old ski hotel that dates back to the founding of the Winter Park ski area in the 40s. The owners Scott and Jill couldn't be nicer. The rooms are clean and comfortable and have been updated while maintaining the charm of exposed beams and wooden walls. The lobby and recreation room are a great place to...

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Scott S, Owner at The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop, responded to this review

Hello - Thank you for the Trip Advisor Review. Please come and see us again.

Chicago
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I like to ski, so when I go skiing I don't spend a lot of time or money on my accommodations. The Viking Lodge fits the bill. Good , clean, cozy, old school, basic accommodations. I stayed in the queen room, the website warned that it was very small, it was. I don't know about the other rooms.

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Scott S, Owner at The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop, responded to this review

Hello - Thanks for the review. "Good, clean, cozy, old school basic accommodations" sounds like a new marketing line. We do have smaller rooms...~100 sq ft.

Austin,TX
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I stayed at the viking last February simply because of the price and I was only going to sleep there. Both my rooms, this year and last, were perfect for me. There not brand new but the price is so good who cares. I was able to catch the lift every 15 min right in front of the viking to...

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Scott S, Manager at The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop, responded to this review

Hello - Thank you for taking time to review The Viking. We are small and cheap, the last of a breed.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
You get what you pay for… Located in downtown Winter Park, the Viking Lodge and Ski Shop is an icon in Winter Park. Since 1953 we have been providing affordable lodging to guests who just want to ski and have a great time. At The Viking Lodge you get what you pay for. The carpets are old, the walls are thin, and the TV’s are not flat screen. But we won’t break your budget; we offer cheap accommodations in an old ski lodge at a great location in downtown Winter Park. We have 21 rooms; from VERY small to apartments. All rooms have private baths and color televisions; box style televisions, yes they are old TV’s, but you should be outside not sitting in your room watching TV. Pool, gym, ice sculptures, room service, robes, bell boys, 24 hour front desk, spa – this is a list of stuff we don’t have. We do have clean rooms, a great downtown location, hot tub, game room, friendly staff and the best dirt parking lot in Winter Park. We don’t do daily maid service or mints on pillows, but if you ask we will clean your room and find a mint somewhere. If you’d rather be surfing the web than skiing, riding, biking, hiking, reading, chatting with friends or meeting new ones, you’ll be pleased to know that we have Wi-Fi in the lobby. I suppose some have to work anyway. You can make use of our luggage room before check-in and after check-out. Our reception is not open all day (heck we would rather be outside skiing, riding, biking or hiking too) but no fear, we will leave directions for check-in; usually at the Ski Shop or T-shirt shop. If you will be arriving after hours (like 6PM) please call. Coming soon The Viking Lodge is a work in progress; despite all attempts to the contrary we are becoming more impressive on a daily basis. Some rooms even have tile in the bathrooms, new sinks and fancy bedspreads and curtains. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop

Address: 78966 US Highway 40, Winter Park, CO 80482
Region: United States > Colorado > Grand County > Winter Park
Price Range: $99 - $1,570 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Bottled water and snacks would be handy to bring.”
 of 5 bubbles A6565HWchristined, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Serves its purpose and the very basics as advertised”
 of 5 bubbles johnleofinan, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Walls are thin, and plan on lots of stairs (which they do disclose).”
 of 5 bubbles Willow12441, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room was upstairs, quiet. view of parking lot, but that didn't matter”
 of 5 bubbles karlah369, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room 12 was worth the upgrade. Room 8 is a place to sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles davidhB1277SI, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
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