This was my third stay in the condos at Jiminy Peak in the off season, and it's been great everytime! I travel to Jiminy Peak to attend a convention for my industry and the isolated environment and "village" feel really help to make us all feel more connected while we're up there. I have stayed in the Ski Patrol building in a 3 bedroom condo, JJ's Lodge in a 3 bedroom condo and most recently in the Paul Major Welcome Center in a 2 bedroom condo. I found all three buildings to have really great rooms with extensive amenities. Bring your own hair dryer though! The rooms I've stayed in where always clean, decorated with cute winter/ski lodge themes, and have plenty of comfortable spots to sleep. Some of the rooms have crazy bed combos to help accomodate larger parties. As an example, on our most recent stay, we had one room with a queen bed and it's own bathroom and the second room had a queen bed and two twin beds as well, with a bathroom across the hall. The living area was cozy and comfortable, the kitchen was fully stocked with cookware, glassware, silverware and anything else you might need. I found the complimentary coffee stashed in a cabinet right above the coffee maker, so that was easy and a nice touch. The only complaint I have is that on our most recent stay, the furnace in the room was noisey and it wasn't as easy to control the temperature as I would have liked. It was a little too cold in the room and I had a hard time adjusting it.
There are only 2 restaurants on the resort property, Christiansen's Tavern (amazing pub food) and John Harvard's (not a huge fan but the breakfast buffet was fine). So, if you are staying for more than two days, get some groceries, and stock the fridge!
I'm not into winter sports, so I can only speak for my experience off season when the resort is a little quieter, but I imagine even more beautiful than it is during it's peak season. There is plenty to do, mountain bike, hike, alpine slide, mountain rollercoaster, heated swimming pool (still open in late september!), a giant swing and some crazy trampolines. If I didn't have to go for business, I might even have gone to Jiminy Peak just to spend a nice weekend away from it all with my husband. It's quiet, pretty and we always have fun.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in the heart of our village center, or ski-in/ski-out of your door every day! These condominiums boast the most desired locations on the mountain and some of the best views of Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Village Center/Mountainside Condos At Jiminy Peak Hancock, MA - Berkshires