The property is on the east edge of Golden Peak, directly across from Betty Ford. Skiers take a short walk to the trail, put their skis on, and ski to the lift. The return from skiing is almost skiing to the door. Our group had 14 people, everyone had a comfortable bed, the bunk room slept 6 for us. The main floor was great for eating and entertaining, we grilled one night using the outdoor gas grill which worked great. Bathrooms in each bedroom were a godsend given the size of our group, and all bathrooms are high-end. We used the spa/gym everyday and it was awesome. Its shared by other units but was usually wide open. The walk into the heart of Vail Village takes about 10 mins, we walked in every day. Jump on the shuttle for Lionshead. We also used Uber which was quick. The place has an elevator to get stuff to the upper floors, that also helped a lot. Massive TV's in most rooms with all the channels you want and wifi. Northwoods is a very well run property, we parked 2 cars, one in the garage, one in the guest parking area. Our property coordinator Peter was excellent. He helped with stocking groceries, getting lift tickets, transportation, all at a discount. Great service! I would enthusiastically return to this property.
Caveat: I know the owners. Upside: I wouldn't write an unsolicited review if I didn't mean what I say. The owners are a family of hardy skiers who host and entertain a lot, and their home reflects this with many details that will make your stay nicer. First, this condo is laid out with skiers and families in mind, and a mom will know just what I mean. It is super convenient to the mountain with true ski in and out right near the ski school. Easy parking arrangement next to front door, plus a garage. You walk in the door and find a proper "mud room" with tidy cubbies, hooks etc. There are two laundry rooms. An elevator you will want for getting your bags to the upper floors, plus maybe the grandparents should they need a lift. Then there is a bunk room with big, custom-built beds, and lots of them for the kids and their friends. Because there are several floors, you don't feel like you are living on top of each other, and you can contain the kid scene when needed. Each bedroom room has its own bathroom, which is extremely helpful! The main floor has a dining room, kitchen, living room flow that works just right. The furniture is all nice, natural fibers and so forth, but sturdy and not too finicky in a way that makes you nervous about damages. Finally, the best part is that the condo is situated on the edge of the mountain with views all around. I am not a spa gal, but there is a hot tub, very nice pool, and related facilities across the street, also with mountain views. In summary, it's spectacular.