I was wondering if anyone had personal experience with either of the above named lodges in Alta. My plan was to stay there for 4-5 days and was wondering which of the two you might recommend. I will be going with my fiancee.
I was looking at rates, and the difference in price between the two different rooms I was looking at was nearly $300/night, Alta Lodge being the more expensive of the two ($400/nt at Snowpine vs $700 at AL). My fiancee doesn't need the luxury (we think Alta Lodge would provide), but we are also cost conscious.
The few reviews I've seen on tripadvisor are all pretty consistent about Snowpine. I hear the rooms are quite small, and not as luxurious. But i hear the service/experience and friendly manner of all the guests are wonderful, with management often going above and beyond.
There are very few recent reviews on tripadvisor for Alta Lodge. And the recent ones all seem to come from very loyal, longtime guests.
At the price difference of $300/night the savings becomes quite substantial. So I know the obvious difference is the rooms are nicer (much much????) at AL. But will I get the same warm communal feeling I read about in Snowpine in the AL?
I know snowpine is really just a lodge for skiing. The rooms are quite small and quite rustic. Did anyone find that it was tough to stay in?
I guess I am wondering is if the $300 more per night I need to spend to stay at the AL is justified by the comfort of the room. I am staying in one of their nicest rooms. But what I do look forward to is the communal environment of Snowpine, which i'm not sure i'll get in AL.
Has anyone staying in both lodges?
Thanks in advance!