Winter Park Chateau
Common FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

The Winter Park Chateau: Self-service stay

Deskless Hotel:
We do not have a Front Desk.Your experience will be self-service. Think vacation rental by owner meets hotel. We will have your room ready for you upon check in and special requests should be communicated prior to arrival. 

We have three-levels and stairs are likely going to be required to access your room. One room (Moose) is located on the ground level. Four rooms on the second floor have private decks and access from the back of the building with minimal stairs. Rooms on the third floor are accessible via the grand stairway from the main entrance of the hotel.  

The Chateau is an independent and family-owned boutique hotel. We’re truly local and live about 10 minutes away. If we’re on-site and you have any questions, we’re happy to chat in person.

Our virtual front desk is open from 9am-7pm MT
If you need assistance please text us at (970) 281-5998
For non-emergency questions please email us at 


We have parking for each room that is limited to one vehicle. Spaces are in both the front and behind the building. We are situated on a hill, which makes our views stunning, but also given the road conditions that accompany the climate at this elevation, please ensure your vehicle can safely traverse not only the roads but an inclined driveway into our property. This is mostly relevant if you’re visiting during snowy conditions. 

Parking enhancements are on the management's future improvement plans. 

After Hour Emergencies

For questions or concerns please text our Virtual Front Desk at (970) 281-5998. The Virtual front Desk has limited hours of operation, open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM MT. Quiet hours are from 9:00 PM to 7:00 AM MT. During this time, we ask that you respect your neighbors and keep noise to a minimum. If we have to repeatedly ask you to quiet down, we will then ask you to leave the property and no refund will be given. 

If you are experiencing an emergency at any time please call 911.

What is the WIFI

WIFI is a complementary offering for our guests. The WIFI network is "Winter Park Happiness-Guest" and the password is found within your reservation email. 

No Smoking

The Winter Park Chateau is a smoke free establishment. There is NO smoking of any kind on the property including in the rooms, hallways, common areas parking lots, patios, etc. Failure to comply with this policy will result in a $500.00 fine and any required deep cleaning with up to $2000.00 in additional charges.  

No vaping, marijuana or cigarette smoke allowed on the property.

Room Cleaning

For guests staying 3 nights or less there is no daily cleaning service. We are happy to refresh towels and take out your trash, if requested. 

For guests staying 4 or more nights, please text with staff when you arrive to organize your room cleanings. 


The Chateau is equipped with security cameras throughout the property with the exception of private rooms. If issues arise, footage will be reviewed to determine accountable parties/guests.

Equipment Storage

Please do NOT store bikes, skis, snowboards and equipment in your room/suite.  We have multiple storage options.

Minimum night rental

We maintain a minimum stay of 2 nights. We encourage you to stay longer and take in everything Winter Park has to offer.  


The Winter Park Chateau is a locally owned and operated business. In order to pay our staff a living wage and recognize them for their tremendous work, as well as sustain this business, we carefully price each room based on the season and current market conditions. 

Check-in / Check-out

Code: A four-digit code will be texted the day of check-in to your cell phone number provided at time of booking.  

This 4-digit code will grant access to the building, common spaces and your hotel room. 
Check-in: 3:33 pm
Check-out: 11:11 am 
Your code will expire at 11:11 am on your check-out date. No further steps required to complete your check-out. 

Do you offer early check-in or late check-outs?
We want to ensure all rooms are cleaned and prepared to our standards so it may not be possible to accommodate late check-out or early check-in requests.
We do our best to accommodate these requests, please email us at or text (970) 281-5998 to arrange this special request prior to check-in.

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours are from 9:00 PM to 7:00 AM MT. During this time, we ask that you respect your neighbors and keep noise to a reasonable minimum. Sound complaints or excessive noise tracked with sound monitors will incur a $100+ fee. If we have to repeatedly ask you to quiet down, we will then ask you to leave the property and no refund will be given. 

At no time will parties be allowed on the property and remember, it is always nice to keep noise levels under control.

Where is the The Winter Park Chateau

The Winter Park Chateau is located at 405 Lions Gate Drive, Winter Park, Colorado 80482. The Chateau is in the Town of Winter Park, behind the post office. The location is convenient for walking, biking or driving access to area attractions. 

Pet Policy

For an additional fee, all rooms with private access from the back of the building are dog-friendly. This will be noted in the room description, but room names are also provided below. Advance notice of dogs on reservation is required. Only well-tempered and mannered dogs are welcome. Must be potty trained and house broken. Dogs who like to bark will disturb other guests and as a result, will not be allowed. We require you to clean up after your pet. Wildlife is abundant in this area, not to mention the train, so please keep your pet safe by using a leash. 

The Winter Park Chateau has 4 dog-friendly rooms: 
Snowshoe Hare 

All of these rooms have exterior access, so this makes it easy for furry friends when they need some “outside” time. When checking in with a pet please be sure to add the “Furry Friend Add-on” at time of reservation. Dogs are not allowed to access the main hotel including common areas or main entrance and grand stairway. Please use your dedicated room entrance/exit in the back of the hotel. 

We can only permit one dog per room. A $250 deposit will be required. Please note due to extra routine cleaning $100 will be nonrefundable. We want to accommodate dogs, but will charge excessive cleaning fees if damage is caused starting from $500+. We don’t want to charge you, so please be a responsible pet parent!

If a pet is brought into a room that is not one of our dog friendly rooms. We have the right to cancel the reservation. In addition there will be an automatic $250.00 fine and up to $2500.00 in cleaning fees. If you are going to bring a pet, please let us know and only stay in rooms that are designated as pet friendly. 

Extra Supplies + Plunger

There is a plunger supplied for each room.  

Looking for extra coffee, tea or hot cocoa pods? Please text us and we can either deliver them or provide the access code into the supplies closet located on Floor 2. 

Ski Boots Must Be Removed

Ski boots must be removed before entering the main interior of the Chateau. Guests will be charged a fee of $250+ if damage is caused due to wearing ski boots inside their room or anywhere in the building. We don’t want to charge you, we don’t want our floors damaged, so please take your ski boots off first before entering.

Be a courteous guest

Please be kind. We take pride in our property. From the room you rent, to the common areas, please be respectful and note that any excessive cleaning will incur a $250+ fee. This is easily avoided if you make responsible decisions during your stay.  

Absolutely no smoking of any kind on the property. No animals outside of dog-friendly rooms including common areas in the hotel. No ski boots beyond the entry of the hotel. No parties allowed.


The Chateau is like most other properties in the mountains and we do not have air conditioning. The nights cool down and we suggest opening a window at least for a little while before bed to cool down the rooms. You’ll also have a fan which will help with air movement.  

Our heating system uses baseboard heaters. These heaters can cause a fire. Please keep all items away from baseboard heating units in your room and throughout the building.  

The outside weather can change quickly, so be prepared and monitor conditions. Jackets are helpful even during the summer.