We stayed at Spruce Creek Condos. Each unit has 4 levels consisting of a master suite at the top level, living & kitchen below, and 2 bedroom levels below that. The living level does not have bathroom, so one has to go up/down a level for the bathroom which is a slight inconvenience. Another layout issue was that the big/generous entry was at the living level, but the main entry from the parking lot (and the ski on/off access) is at the lowest level and is very small. So one has to carry all the boots, etc. 2 stories up every time one comes back from skiing. In general, the interiors were well-kept, clean linens & towels, kitchen was well-supplied. Ski on/off access was very easy and convenient. Some negatives: Only 2 cars are allowed to park at the condo, so the 3rd family had to park at the extension lot which is a mile away. We were warned that the 3rd car would be ticketed/towed if parked there, even though the entire parking lot was largely empty during our entire stay. Late check-out request was not accommodated. The fireplace in the unit was (literally) pad-locked to prevent guests from making a fire. Heat wasn't working when we came in, so we had to call maintenance who came and jump-started the boiler. It eventually heated the place back up, but we had to sit in 50 degree temperatures for a few hours. None of these are deal-breakers and we would stay there again if they fixed the 3-car parking issue.…
We stayed at 2577. While access to the mountain was convenient, it is necessary to schlog thru a muddy parking lot to get to the lift that carries you up to the base lodge. The condo had many deficiencies: Dishwasher did not work properly leaving dishes dirty; a window with a broken crank causing one to go outside to push it shut; a non working burner on the stove; bad mattresses; broken springs beneath an already uncomfortable mattress on the fold-out sofa. Good points: adequate firewood; a nice view of the mountain; nice shower heads. If you buy a lift ticket for your final day and are counting on a late checkout to accommodate that plan — Don’t.
We love the convenience of staying in Gondola Village condo at Sugarloaf mountain. It is right at the bottom of Wiffletree chair lift and on the bottom floor they have childcare for little ones. It's a reasonable walk one build over or you can even ski to where ski school starts. This is a great resort because they can start ski school at 3 years old and use little snow mobile wagons to take kids up slope for school. If you have child younger than 3 they have nursery, like I mentioned at the bottom of Gondola Village Condominiums which is just great. We love the kitchen and the view we had from our unit on 4th floor. We had a 2 bedroom condo. You could even see the ski school slope from the master bedroom window -- it's so nice for young families with kids learning to ski!!
I just checked in yesterday with a large group. Our group of 10 were given a small five bedroom condo but some members found it smelled musty and asked to be moved. The staff were very accommodating and we were moved to a much larger condo. The first one didn't have wi-fi but the second one did. The first one only had 2 bathrooms, the second had 3. Much preferred when sharing with 10 people! So ask lots of questions when booking to be sure you get something suitable for your group.
Deciding to travel with a larger group of 10 people. I found the condo was too small on Kibby mountain Rd. Although there was a good condition kitchen and washrooms that were furnished. The condo was right beside the mountain for easy ski in and ski out to the whiffletree quad lift. Would recommend this condo for a smaller group for sure!