Ritz-Carlton Club & Residences
What We Love
- Spacious, modern digs steps from the slopes
- Heated outdoor pool, hot tub and firepit complex
- Personal concierges ensure that every guest receives the utmost attention
What To Know
- Located in Lionshead Village, a quick shuttle ride from Vail Village
- Guests have access to the Ritz-Carlton's ski storage and valet services
- No on-site spa; two treatment rooms are available, and guests have access to the nearby Arabelle Spa
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Since debuting in late 2010, the Ritz-Carlton Residences have made Vail’s Lionshead Village the most luxe enclave of this tony resort. The Bavarian-inspired architecture and the soft yellow tones of the exterior create a striking contrast with the mountain. Inside, the 71 residences range in size from a 1,500-square-foot, two-bedroom hideaway to a sprawling five-bedroom, 4,249-square-foot home. All feature gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and Bosch appliances, hickory floors, gas fireplaces, washer/dryers, flat-screen TVs, DVD players and free WiFi.
Bed and Bath
Each of the 71 residences reflects its owner’s personality and style, but rest assured that every alpine-chic inch meets the exceedingly high standards you’d expect from Ritz-Carlton. Standard features include a kingsize bed in every master bedroom; marble master bathrooms with heated floors, soaking tubs and steam showers; and a full bathroom for each bedroom.
The list of services and amenities available to guests is extensive. It starts with your dedicated on-site concierge, who attends to your every whim, from travel logistics to spa treatments to dinner reservations. For après, the private fireside lounge is an exercise in exclusivity, with tasty canapés served alongside craft cocktails, local beers and fine wines. There’s even a teched-out teen lounge with videogames, billiards, foosball and air hockey.
In the Area
If you’re looking for gourmet grub, make the pilgrimage to the village for Kelly Liken, where the eponymous Top Chef finalist cooks up treats such as a potato-crusted Colorado trout. Speaking of fish, the hottest table in town is the sushi spot that bears chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s name. The fish is flown in fresh daily, and a wall of windows provides spectacular views of the slopes. Dinner and a movie? No thanks. How about dinner (and drinks) at the movie? CinéBistro serves excellent food, stiff cocktails and first-run films in three elegant screening rooms. If you’re looking for a bit more action, Bol is bowling Vail-style, complete with flatbread pizzas and craft beers. For a meaty meal check out Elway’s Steakhouse (as in NFL legend John Elway). There’s just enough football memorabilia, and chef Tyler Wiard grills up steaks just right.
How to Get There
We came up here for a long weekend in October. It was just the two of us (my husband and me) and we knew there wouldn’t be much to do - which sounded perfect. The residence was beautiful. Heated floors in the bathroom, well-appointed kitchen, and extremely comfortable beds. I do wish they had provided slippers! But everything else was great. The way the hotel is oriented, I would think every suite has at least one window with a gorgeous mountain view .
We went down to the bar a couple of times. The bartender was very engaging and we enjoyed talking to him. The food menu was very small, and guests should know they don’t offer breakfast and food service stops at 7 pm. The bar does close for five weeks starting in mid-October.
We took advantage of the complimentary shuttle to take us to Vail Village, then walked back on our own which was about a 20 minute walk. It was very scenic and beautiful, and I highly recommend the walk if the weather permits!
We loved our stay here, and may make a fall trip and annual tradition.
This is a super fabulous resort and the staff is wonderful! We 5 shared a suite that was so amazing and even had a washer & dryer in the suite. There is a shuttle to many things and once downtown Vail, buses run to get around. We took the gondola up the mountain and that was beautiful. On Sunday’s during the summer is a Farmers Market that goes on forever. Lots to see and do! I heard December and January are the busiest months with skiing and they still had snow in June this year. So unbelievably fantastic!
Our family of 6 was blessed to stay at the Ritz for a week long vacation. Every aspect of the property was absolute perfection. The valet service was extraordinarily efficient, welcoming and friendly. Our two bedroom villa was well appointed, comfortable and well maintained daily. Housekeeping was amazing! The scheduled daily activities were a great addition to our vacation. We especially loved the wine tasting and making our own spices. From warm cookies, coffee, hot tea and refreshing fruit infused water, fresh apples and warm welcomes, hospitality at it's finest! We enjoyed s'mores by the beautiful fire pit, great live music, shooting pool in the lounge, working out in the incredible gym, followed by a relaxing sauna. Thank you to the entire crew that worked so hard to make our stay enjoyable. The attention to every single detail is impressive.