I stayed at this inn for 3d/2n as a part of a conference.
I took Canyon Transportation roundtrip between airport and resort. Even under snowy conditions, they were on-time for my trip back to airport, which was great.
The facilities are generally quite good. Just past the lobby, there's a game room (basically a table plus board games plus a 'library') and a 'great room' (with fireplace) and a bar. These all have an upscale 'bavarian' feel. There's also a nice pool and a hot tub just outside the side doors of the ground floor, although they were both out-of-order on the first full day I was there. One floor down, in the basement (lower-level) there is a conference room, and the ski lockers. You get a ski locker key for a $30 deposit. If you don't want a ski locker, then tell them upfront and they won't stick that $30 deposit on your credit card.
The first room that I got had a broken phone outlet. To make a long story short, after about 30 minutes the management figured out that it couldn't be fixed, and they sent me to the room across the hall, which was fine. (Both rooms are very clean and shown in the pics -- the pics with view of other buildings was the first room, pics with view of the slopes was the room I moved to.) The vanity sink and simple coffee maker were in a nook, with a bathroom door leading to a toilet and bathtub. The closet included a couple cotton robes, and a humidifier (which was great for the second night). But there was no iron or ironing board (I guess these aren't that necessary at a ski resort anyways).
Fully functional free wi-fi was great.
Immediately outside the resort, you can find an ice cream/pizza shoppe, a restaurant (Creekside), equipment rental and some slopes. But if you want the majority of the slopes or a ski equipment retail store (and the ski lessons, and more equipment rental), you have to take a 1-minute shuttle. It comes by every 15 minutes, which is convenient.
There are 5+ restaurants around the 'campus.' And finally, there are almost NO lift lines. I went in the middle of December, and the shuttle bus drivers commented that even in January and March, there are barely any lift lines.
For skiers, the only really big minus is that the slopes close at 4pm. You have to go to the main Brighton resort to get night skiing in.
As far as costs go, an angus burger + drink at the Creekside restaurant runs $20. A deli sandwich + health juice at the pizzeria runs $12. A day-long lift ticket runs $49-$65 (depending on season). Full equipment rental (skis + boots + poles) is about $26. A 1-hour private lesson runs $65.
As for the views and the skiing, really couldn't be beat!
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- The Inn blends the cozy feel of a Bavarian lodge with the service & amenities you'd expect at a fine hotel. Nestled in the heart of Solitude's pedestrian village guests will enjoy a true ski in/ ski out experience to world class terrain. Each of our 46 rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, free wi-fi and a flat-panel 37" LCD TV with DVD player. ... more less
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