Four Seasons Resort Vail
What We Love
- The heated outdoor pool with mountain views, heated robes and towels, and a covered lounge with fireplace
- Sophisticated après ski at the Fireside Lounge with barrel aged cocktails and a Kobe hot dog wrapped in house-cured maple bacon
- The coed oriented spa with local brewery-inspired treatments
What To Know
- The resort is not ski-in/ski-out and requires an eight minute walk or shuttle ride to the ski concierge and gondola
- Valet parking only at a cost of $25 per day during summer and $40 per day during winter
- A $30 per day resort fee covers access to the spa and WiFi for one device per room (additional devices cost $15 per day)
- Check in time is 4 p.m.
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Part grand American lodge, part iconic European ski village, the hotel is a stately structure that combines stonework with exposed timbers and steep rooflines. Interiors, designed by Brayton Hughes, are the epitome of rustic elegance. Masculine touches of leather, stone, ironwork and stained wood mix with stylish floral carpets and saturated colors that reflect the mountain landscape. Look for hints of skis in the architectural details.
Bed and Bath
The generous (575-square-foot) rooms stick to classic neutrals to place the focus on the views. Soft colors mix with hickory woodwork and leather chairs, ottomans and headboards. All the of 120 rooms come equipped with stone fireplaces and terraces, distinguished mainly by the views, which vary from mountain to village to garden. The bathrooms pamper with deep soaking tubs, L’Occitane products and robes and slippers.
The hotel offers a to-do list of interesting activities that range from meat smoking classes to barrel-aged cocktail making. At the spa, guests linger fireside or outdoors in the relaxation garden before and after treatments such as the altitude adjustment massage that helps guests acclimate to the 8,150-foot elevation. Fireside is a laid-back lounge for après ski with live music and cocktails like the Angry Ginger with peat-smoked bourbon. At Flame you can choose a house specialty rub for your dry aged Bison rib eye and pair it with must-try duck fat fries.
In the Area
Vail Village is the gateway to the largest ski mountain in the United States and a system of trails for summer and winter mountain pursuits. Ride the Eagle Bahn gondola to Adventure Ridge to hike classic trails like Berry Picker. After a snowstorm, skiers and riders flock to Vail’s Back Bowls, a seven-mile-wide swath of wide-open, mostly un-groomed terrain. In the village, ice skating at Solaris Plaza or bowling at the swanky Bol Vail can be followed by dinner at Matsuisha or Sweet Basil.
How to Get There
Always my favorite hotel experience of the year. We will come back time and time again. The staff is fantastic and very accommodating. The pool is to die for with great atmosphere. And that steam shower in the spa is to die for.
I needed to get away from work....but not so fast. First the plan had to eject a passenger, after the doors had closed. Then the plane had to be searched. We finally took off after midnight. When we arrived in Denver at 2 AM, I called the Four Seasons and asked if I could get a room for that night, checking in around 4 AM. They said absolutely. So I rented a car and drove 2.5 hours to Vail and the Four Seasons. Nat met me at the door before I could get out of the truck (no rental cars...) and called me by name. He helped me with my luggage and the kindly valet whisked my truck into the garage. Nat took care of everything and helped me to my room, where I promptly fell asleep in a bed that was more like a giant cloud. I spent some of the late morning not wanting to leave the bed it was so comfortable. As a certifiable workaholic, this was a unique experience....
Later that day I talked to Arturo who was on the Concierge desk. His encyclopedic commentary on interesting things to see and do was spot on. He got me more coffee and made some great suggestions. He was thoughtful and kind, holding on to my luggage while I checked out and organizing the car. Each day he asked me what I was going to do, where I was going to go, then what I liked about it. I was VERY impressed with the training, skills, warmth, and hospitality.
I am very sorry I did not get the names of the two gentlemen valets who were on duty Sunday, September 8 in the morning around 11. They were also just so nice. They always asked if I needed water, and I did....They had some great suggestions too as to what to see.
Kudos to the Four Seasons HR leaders and Executive Management for hiring and training such terrific employees. I've worked all around the world and stayed in some nice places, but the Four Seasons Vail is the BEST IN THE WORLD!
Best hotel and service! Love staying here! The people and the location are second to none! I've been coming back 1-2 times per year for 7 years and am already excited for the next visit. If you want an exceptional hotel and overall experience in Vail, stay here!