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)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
All in all, realizing that Vail, Colorado is a pricey town, we are very satisfied with our stay, rehearsal dinner in the Fitz and overall service by staff. We would highly recommend Manor Vail and choose this facility for future trips to Vail.
We have stayed at Manor Vail many times over the years. It just keeps getting better! The staff goes out of their way to provide excellent service without being stuffy. The grounds are gorgeous, the pools and hot tubs are well kept. The fitness center has everything you need. The property is so well located! Easy, short walk to Vail Village and the Gerald Ford Amphitheater. Our one bedroom unit was fabulous with a mountain view. Can't wait to go back!
The Manor Vail Lodge was a great place to stay. The grounds were immaculate and the condo well proportioned and clean. It was quiet when we went in September. Walking trails were abundant and allowed us to walk wherever we needed to go. We'll be back the next time we're in Vail.