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
- 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
My stay here was incredible. From the one bedroom suite to incredible dining. My experience was nothin but par excellence. I would definitely recommend this hotel and any other Four Seasons for making my/your trip a time to remember.
Phenomenal hotel. Staff go out of their way to help you. Rooms are well kept and match the feel of the town. Very close to vail village, was able to walk to everything in the village, and anything we couldn't get to the hotel shuttles or house car were able to get us to. Ski concierge and people at the front were great in helping us get to our equipment and making life easy for us to go skiing. The remedy bar was great and the views from the hotel were great. Would stay here again easily.
Although it is not ski-in, ski-out, they do pretty good job of getting you to the mountain with a minimum of hassle. However, you will need to walk from the shuttle drop off to the ski concierge, (about 100 meters) and then from the ski concierge to the gondola in your ski boots and up a few steps, (about 50 meters). If you have a mobility issue this may be a consideration.
The rooms were typical of what one would expect from a Four Seasons, but if like me, you don't like the "super luxurious" 4" thick down comforter, they'll provide a cotton blanket. Bathrooms are spacious with a soaking tub and separate shower.
The only issue I have is an upgrade we received because there were no deluxe mountain view rooms, (as booked), available when we checked in. They placed us in one of the 3 bedroom residence rooms, (#3103), which was a very nice place but it is on the bottom floor and faces the street corner and to have any privacy you must draw all the drapes. Additionally, that night getting ready for bed we became aware of a mechanical noise, like a loud toilet, that ran continuously. It made it nearly impossible to sleep and first thing next morning I insisted they move us to our original booking. We were accommodated and the rest of the stay was excellent.
Four Seasons lives up to its reputation with exceptional service in Vail. 5-Stars doesn't compare the quality of every detail they provide. It should be 10 Stars! We had a wonderful room, personal service, exceptional food and you must try the Signature Haute Chocolate. The outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi was perfect after a hard day of skiing! They provide warm towels and a fire place to comfort you on your exit. And daily smores and cocoa by the outdoor fireplace. The perfect vacation!
Overnight for a snowmobiling excursion near Vail.
Concierge took care of the reservations and everything went as advertised.
Arrived a bit early so front desk took care of our bags and had an upgraded room ready when we returned from our 3 - 4 hours in the snow. Room was very nice and the tub was awesome.
Room service burgers were excellent and arrived sooner than they said.
Walk to "downtown" is easy as would be access to the gondola.
Very positive experience.