Manor Vail Lodge
What We Love
- Location at the Golden Peak base area means quick access to back bowls and less crowded lifts in winter
- Easy walk to Vail Village and its Euro-style shopping, eating and drinking
- Breathtaking views across Gore Creek to the slopes from the lounge
- Underground lot means no-hassle parking (even after a blizzard), but there is a small fee
What To Know
- A 5 percent service charge per night will be collected by Jetsetter at checkout
- Food and beverage options are open seasonally; contact hotel directly for hours of operation
- Nightly minimums vary depending on season
- Studios sleep three and have full kitchens
- No air conditioning (few mountain properties have this)
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Location counts in Vail, and when it comes to prime slopeside real estate, Manor Vail Lodge’s spot by the covered bridge at the Golden Peak base area rules the roost. Fully renovated in 2008, the look is Colorado contemporary with a wink to the Old West; think vintage wooden skis above stone-facade fireplaces, leather rocking chairs and flat-screen TVs.
Bed & Bath
We dig the variety of accommodations on offer here, from couples-friendly studios to large two-bedroom condos with pull-out couches that can sleep up to eight and come with the services of an on-site family activities coordinator. Note that condo units here are privately owned, which means the design changes from one to the next; some owners have better taste than others. But they all feature full kitchens, cozy living areas and balconies with endless mountain views.
After a day playing in the great outdoors, enjoy a revitalizing treatment at the in-house spa or do DIY relaxation in one of the four hot tubs or two heated pools. You can also unwind over breathtaking views and happy hour cocktails at The Fitz, the in-house lounge.
In the Area
With your prime slopeside location, you’re well situated for outdoor bliss all year round. With runs designed especially for intermediate skiers and boarders, Blue Sky Basin is a slightly easier introduction to deep powder and back bowl riding and can be accessed via the Riva Bahn. Cross-country skiers can get their fix at the Cordillera Nordic Center, 15 miles west of Vail in Edwards. Hiking, horseback riding, fly fishing and golf are big summer sports and can be arranged through Manor Vail’s concierge. At night, kick back with the locals at Bart & Yeti’s, a divey spot with Vail’s best burgers. In the winter, ride the lifts at Vail and ski the heart-pounding three mile off-resort run that plummets almost 3,100 feet ending up at the 1901 Minturn Saloon, a kitschy après spot for fireside roadhouse and Mexican fare.
How to Get There
We have been staying at Manor Vail for the past 20 years and continue to be impressed with both the facilities and the people. Michi who helps to run the chaotic breakfast program is super sweet and even remembered my name after not seeing me for a year! Plan your stay at Manor Vail and you'll have a blast and also you'll be super close to the Riva Bahn chair lift in Golden Peak!
We were staying for 4 nights. Everything was incredible. The apartment was spectacular. The only drawback was the low maintenance in the outside parking area. When we tried to move our car, the large plates of ice formed for some time, made it difficult to remove it.
Stayed there now three times and would do it again. Can't beat the location. Near the ski school and lift without the crowds of Vail village or Lionshead. My brother from Denver stayed a night and couldn't believe the convenience. their breakfast is perfect, sans the daily variety. This could be improved. I can only eat eggs or an omelette so many days in a row while avoiding the carbs. rooms are nice. I have stayed in one bedrooms and studios and I would recommend the studios because without the divider it gives a solid feel or more room.
Service is great. Stayed twice in one season three weeks apart and they let me leave a bag and some skis there. How convenient!!!
And I must stress the location. Absolutely perfect. Single reason why I can't stay elsewhere anymore.
Manor Vail has a good location and very polite and nice personnel. Rooms are large and bathrooms are clean but should have a bathtub, essencial appliance for a ski resort. Being a luxury and expensive resort, it should have an indoors corridor between rooms and general facilities, like bars and restaurants. Running under snow and freezing temperatures to have breakfast is a curse, specially for seniors and youngsters alike.
The accommodations were clean, modern and well maintained. Staff was great. Every encounter with a staff member was pleasurable. They were very helpful. Their organizational culture shines. I would recommend this property to anyone.