|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
This newly updated 1 bedroom unit is in an outstanding slope-side location, with true ski in-ski out access. Simply walk out of the unit, strap on your skis or board and ride the 100 meters to the Wizard express chair.
The property can accommodate up to 4 guests featuring a bedroom with a king bed and queen sized convertible sofa in the living room. From the living room and private balcony you have amazing views of the mountains and can watch the skiers go by. The unit features a fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, free wireless internet and a gas fireplace. The complex offers a free valet service for your skis or boards. Your family can also enjoy the year-round heated pool, 3 hot tubs and a newly renovated fitness room.
We have enjoyed Whistler, winter and summer for many years. We are life long skiers and love to explore the valley on our bicycles.
Peter St George purchased this condo in 2014
The Aspens is ideally located with instant access to the mountain and is minutes from biking trails, lakes, golf and all that Whistler Village has to offer.
While staying at The Aspens, we enjoy swimming in the year round heated pool and relaxing in one of the three hot tubs.There is also a newly renovated fitness room in the complex. There is ski in, ski out access during the winter season with easy access to ski lifts and the ski school. Lost Lake, biking trails and the village are just minutes away.
Pros: If you want to be on the quiet Blackcomb side and have ski in ski out, this condo is a great value. The Fairmont is next door, so we visited there everyday. You walk out the condo door and the hotel's back entrance/exit is across the hall, down the stairs. After a couple of long Blackcomb ski runs, that back entrance is a welcome sight! If there is enough powder, you can ski to the back door steps. The swimming pool and hot tub are just outside the back door as well.
We can watch our kids play in the snow and make snowmen, from our window, while we sit in front of our fireplace. We didn't cook much, but the condo seem to have all the cooking stuff, including salt and pepper.
The washer/dryer is not in the unit, which we would have realized, if we read the fine print.
The unit has been recently remodeled but the wood look vinyl was slippery, when you are wearing or putting on ski boots.
The sofa bed mattress was rather flat and the springs' impressions were showing. Okay for kids, but adults may have a problem.
The ski valet is not near the slopes, so even though we can hop over the patio railing and be on the slopes, we would have to go back 50 yards to the ski valet to get our skis.
The restaurants are limited compared to the Main and Lower Village. It is much more lively at the Main Village as well. It's about a 15 minute walk or $8 CAD taxi ride. The shuttle was free, although a $2.50 fare was posted. To catch the shuttle, you had to walk out to the street and up the hill.
The slope could be icy at night, so walking down to the restaurant or going to one of the villages could be slippery, as it was for us.
Peter could have been a little more proactive in communication. When you rent from a private party, one always wonders if the unit will be there when you arrive.
Next time we might prefer to stay in the Main Village area, so we can go to the nice restaurants, put our name down and come back in 1.5 hours. Also, if you are going for Whistler's First Tracks, it's easier to be over there. If you want a quiet experience and prefer to cook your meals, you should seriously consider Peter's condo.
I didn't downgrade the 5 stars, as the negatives are all personal preferences. I may have downgraded the sofabed, but although our kids felt the springs, but it didn't bother them.
Thu unit was awsome and could not ask for a better host than peter if i had to pick the sofa bed needs a new matress
We have stayed at the Aspens before, but this unit has best views and great proximity to the hill and hot tubs.
The unit was clean, well supplied with all appliances/utensils and we appreciated the laminated floors in lieu of the standard worn /dirty carpet we had in previous units.
The village is a short walk away and this unit is a short walk up the hill if there is insufficient snow for the ski in /ski out option. We will definitely be back here when we return to Whistler.
We stayed for five nights in September 2016 and had a wonderful time. The condo was very comfortable and well appointed. It's location in the building affords considerable privacy with a view directly to the slopes and fantastic access to the pool and spa. Peter and Diane provided excellent customer service and were extremely kind and helpful. We would definitely stay at this property again in the future. Thanks so much for the great stay!
The condo was nice and the location worked well!
Small issue with not being able to use the oven, but the owner was kind enough to give us a later check out.
We liked our stay in this apartment very much. The Aspens is a perfect location for exploring Whistler, Blackcomb and the surrounding area. The apartment offered all we needed and was very nice and comfy. When coming back to Whistler, we will definitely consider this apartment again.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.