When you plan a mountain resort vacation, you are obviously going for the beauty of the mountains themselves and the activities you can do there. But lodging during your stay plays an important role in your trip. If you aren’t sure what you are getting when it comes to lodging, you may end up spending too much money for what you need, or not having the right accommodations compared to what you expected. Keep these two things in mind when selecting mountain resort lodging to help your planning.
Food, food, food. When it comes to vacation, everyone has a different approach to food. Some people are going on vacation with the expectation of not having to cook at all. Others don’t want to have to eat out every meal and they want to be able to prepare meals themselves. How you plan to eat plays a big role in what kind of lodging you pick. If you plan on eating out a lot, you will want to stay close to the ski resort itself if it has a village at the base with lots of restaurants. Or you may want to stay in lodging in a town nearby that has access to more food. If you plan on mostly making your own food, picking lodging with a full kitchen or at least a kitchenette will be important.
How will you be traveling? These days with Uber, Lyft, and ride sharing services, getting around on vacation is easier than ever. So it is important to consider how you will be traveling when you go on a mountain resort vacation. If you are visiting from out-of-town and are bringing a car or renting a car, your lodging options are more open. You can stay at hotels or rental homes farther away without any concern of how you will get to the lifts. But if you are getting a ride to the resort, you may want to find lodging at the resort itself so you don’t have to worry about getting around. Many resort towns offer shuttles to nearby locations so it’s always worth investigating what resorts/towns have to offer.
Deciding how you want to approach food and how you will be traveling are two main things to consider when choosing mountain resort lodging.