Cedar Summit Mountainview Resort Playset from Costco


Last week, I posted a photo and description of the Suncast Wood and Resin Playset from our local Costco in Oak Brook Illinois and commented that I was pleased that we purchased the Cedar Summit version last year because I preferred the looks of all-wood version over this year's edition that has a lot of plastic panels and elements.  I was surprised that Costco eliminated the Cedar Summit folks in favor of Suncast - it seemed odd to me that they'd take out a nice (seemingly) higher-end product and replace it with something that I perceived as being lower-end with increased pricing.

A few days later, I received a nice note from the folks at Cedar Summit that set me straight and provided some good news for Costco Playset/Swingset shoppers around the country.  They, indeed, are selling this year's Cedar Summit edition and it is called the "Mountainview Resort'.  He also laid out the facts:
  • The Suncast plastic/wood playset is ONLY available in the Midwest and Texas regions (I think those are Costco definitions).
  • The majority of the Costco Clubs in the US will be featuring the Mountainview Resort by Cedar Summit.
  • The Cedar Summit will be sold at $999.00 (vs. $1299.99 for the Suncast one)
  • The Mountainview Resort is made of 100% FSC Cedar and has a Tube slide
If I was in the market for a swingset, I wouldn't go any further than Costco and get the Cedar Summit Mountainview Resort.  I've never assembled/owned a Suncast Wood and Resin Playset from Costco, so I can't speak to it's attributes, but I've now had the Cedar Summit Panorama in our backyard for a year after assembling it myself.  I couldn't be happier.  

If you find yourself in a Costco market (midwest+Texas) that only carries the Suncast version, go find the manager of the store and see if they'll help you buy one from a different region.  I don't believe it will be available online (and...besides....the shipping cost would kill you!)

Here's the footprint of the Cedar Summit Mountainview Resort:

And here's a full set of photos courtesy of the Cedar Summit team:

Comments

  1. I'm so glad you posted about this. I just saw this playset at my local Costco yesterday. They have it for $799.99 (after a $200 instant rebate). It looks like a great playset!

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    1. Just bought it too for $799 in Florida! It looks great for the price and the reviews are really good!

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  3. Just grabbed mine at Costco too. Looks great!

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  4. I have been looking for this playset at my local costcos and we have not gotton it in yet. We do have that other playset but it doesnt look nearly as nice! I would love to know how far I would have to travel to find one especially with the $200 rebate right now!!! :-) If anyone knows let me know...Im in Michigan!

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  5. I've been loving this playset since last year and I think that I will buy it for my daughter's 5th b-day this year. However, I'm afraid to find out how much the cost will be to have it assembled. If anyone can give me an idea, I would really appreciate it.

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  6. should cost about $500 to get it installed

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  7. I'm in Minnesota and would love to find out how to get this.

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  8. i'm purchasing this today. Thanks for the review!!! Any suggestions on covering the sand box and keeping cats and critter away?

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  9. We just got this! Do we really need the full 32x28 clearance for space or would we be ok with the 13x20 space? Also, what's the height as we have a phone cable above??

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    1. Did you resolve this? I have a ~13' wide side yard too...

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  10. I am in Michigan. Has anyone had any luck buying this in the Midwest? Also - I figure the answer is yes but would a basic baby swing attach to this in place of the "big kid swings"?

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  11. I am another Michigan person wanting to buy this. Anyone in the Midwest have any luck buying this swingset? Also - I assume the answer is No but is there any issue with connecting a basic baby swing to this?

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  12. Any buyers have any info on the weight of the boxes? I have been visiting this blog for the last few weeks gathering tips and tricks. We are planning on picking ours up tomorrow. Our main concern, the weight of the two boxes that are over 9 ft. long. We have a 2002 Dodge Durango and are hoping to fit it all in one trip, utilizing the roof rack. However, if those 2 boxes are an excessive weight, we may have to make two trips or figure out a second vehicle to come with us. Any response is appreciated.

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  13. Just bought it last night at Costco (we live in NJ) and got all the boxes in my husband's Dodge Ram pick up. With an enclosed SUV, you may have to do 2 trips.

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  14. I just finished this play set for my kids. I built it by myself with very little problems in 4 partial days (as I could). The only thing I would recommend is that you pay attention to warped / condition of the boards. I had one corner post that had a bad curve/warp and another corner post that had a 4' long crack in it and a trim piece that was warped. The folks at the local Costco happily exchanged the post with no arguments. Don't be overwhelmed by the directions. Just look at it one step at a time, anyone can do it. I have a bad back so I am a good test subject. Also if you don't have a cordless impact driver for the lag dolts bum one from a friend. It was a good excuse for me to buy one and a big time saver.

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  15. I live in Indiana and tried getting it shipped here and it was a no go. They said I would have to drive to a costco that had it, and there was no way of checking their inventory without calling each individual store. That makes me very disappointed in costco!

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