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
Warm and inviting staff with great bar and food options. The staff here really knows how to anticipate your needs. I was traveling to Denver and they had the road conditions for me on their phone when they brought me the car along with a bottle of water for the road. They even cleaned the mirrors
The staff is the standout here. We arrived immediately after the first major snowfall of the year right after Thanksgiving, so it took all day to get to Vail from San Francisco. Room was fine, with a nice fireplace to keep the temperature cozy. The concierge will allow you to reserve a Mercedes for local driving, which we took advantage of once to drive into the Safeway. Around a 5 minute shuttle to Vail and lifts, by shuttle at the hotel, which is convenient.
The only reason not to give the hotel a full 5 stars, is the food, which is not up to par with other Four Seasons hotels globally. More than adequate though. Five stars to the staff!
Nothing special about this Four Seasons. Service not great. Was told wrong thing by concierge on 2 occasions. Hate when they charge you extra for high speed internet. Location not great. Room average. Tiny bathtub. Was told they rented skis until 6:30 pm each day. Arrived at 5:50 pm and they told me they were closed. Although they did finally let me do the rental but not Four Seasons service. It’s early December but no live music. Blah. Disappointed. I’ve stayed at Four Seasons all over the world and been extremely satisfied but disappointed here. Was going to stay another
Night but will actually check our tomorrow and try another Vail hotel. Hot chocolate in the bar was amazing though. Would try if you are in the area.
It's the little things that make a difference. That they recognise you when you arrive at their front door and welcome you "home". That they check you in prior to arrival so that you can bypass the check-in process. That the fire is roaring when you step into your favourite room. That the staff take their time to have a proper conversation with you and are genuinely interested in you.
Whether it's the team who greets you at the door or the concierge team who goes over and beyond the call of duty or the breakfast staff who scurries along at 7am to make sure you are properly fed before your day of skiing or the Ski Concierge Team who works like a well-oiled machine - it's the warmth that emanates from the entire team that keeps me going back season after season.
Looking forward to my next stay over Christmas the holiday. And very much looking forward to standing on the balcony and looking out at the majestic Vail mountain from the room. The views from the Mountain-view room are spectacular.
Great stay at the Four Seasons at Vail; very convenient location, lovely atmosphere, tranquil and cozy, excellent spa, Ski and boot storage service is excellent at the mountain, staff awaits you at the bottom of the gondola in the afternoon and they take your skis to storage, they were also very helpful with adjusting my ski settings as I changed my ski boots a couple of times. Check out the gingerbread house on Dec 7th, the "construction" of it smelled wonderful. Have a glass of champagne or the signature "haute chocolate" at the Remedy. It will feel great after skiing powder in the Back Bowls.