About this listing
This is a small hotel room with private bath in our ski lodge. The lodge itself was built in the 1940's and is in downtown Winter Park. You can walk to almost all the restaurants and bars and there is a free shuttle to the resort.
This is a small room with a double bed. Perfect for an inexpensive ski weekend for 2. There is only 1 bed in this room
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.
We have great access to downtown Winter Park and the Winter Park Resort is a quick 10 minute ride on the FREE resort shuttle. On site we have a hot tub, pool table, ping pong table, and board games. There is also a ski shop and a tshirt shop.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as you like. After check in (usually at the Tshirt Shop) you will be given directions (see comments under "The Space") to your room. If you need any help with directions we are generally here from 8AM to 5PM. You will also receive a coupon for discounts in the ski shop and the tshirt shop. If you will be arriving after 5PM please call for additional assistance.
There is free public transportation within the town of Winter Park and to Winter Park Resort. However you will need to rent a car of buy transfers from the Denver Airport.
Other Things to Note
Our rooms are SMALL. There is not A/C, phones or Elevators. The small double rooms have small windows with little or no view.
NO SMOKING, pets OK with a $40 non refundable fee.
Nice tiny room with wooden walls in the center of winter park, great value for the money especially at this time of the year (the only windows is quite small and up on the wall though, so you have not to be claustophobiac because you won't be able to see the outside. I guess this is specific to this room though). However you must understand that this place is a hostel and has therefore not much to do with airbnb. For example we got to see no-one because we arrived after the office closed and left before it opened, we found an envelop with our name on it and the keys. It worked fine for us, but you should know.
Easy, clean, and as described. No one was there when we arrived but keys and instructions were easy to find and follow.
The location could not have been better! There is a little shopping/dining area right next door that was perfect for grabbing dinner.
Scott was at the T-Shirt store when we dropped by to check in and he gave us the tour right away and made us feel right at home. We even got to relax in a hot-tub in the evening. The place is a little dated, as described, but it was perfect for our needs! Thanks, Scott!!!
Great place to stay. I enjoyed the fun location in Winter Park right next door to several shops and restaurants.
My boyfriend and I had a great one-night stay at the Viking Lodge. Scott was very responsive when we sent a last-minute request for the 4th of July weekend. The room was tidy and just as described, and the location was perfect for us -- we were close to downtown and could easily hop over to the resort in a few minutes. We would stay with Scott again!
It was difficult to reach the folks here. I had to send a few inquiries and call the company quite a few times before I received a response. And we didn't sleep well because the beds weren't overly comfortable. But it's a neat little place and affordable, so one can't be too picky.
I booked last minute on a busy weekend and everything was great. Good room, great location, and kind staff. I would recommend this place to anyone who is just needing a place to stay after a day on the slopes.
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About the Host, Scott
Here at The Viking, we love skiing! That is pretty much what my family and I do from November to April. Both my daughters are active in different programs at Winter Park Ski area, and I coach for both the ski are and the local high school race team. In the other months of the year, we generally like to be outside. We love to travel and have been all over the world from Munich to Bangkok. Mostly, our trips are a bit last minute, we are never quite sure where we will end up. As hosts, we are big on helping you out. If there is anything that you need to make your stay more comfortable, and we will to what we can to get that done for you. Around here, we all can chat about pretty much anything.