The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort
What We Love
- The two big, in-ground hot tubs separated by a gas fireplace
- The ski valet service at the lift base, which includes free storage of equipment
- Refueling with hot chocolate and cookies in the lobby after coming down off the mountain
What To Know
- Heating drying out your skin? There’s a humidifier in the room
- Smoking isn’t permitted anywhere, not even on the room balconies
- There’s a daily resort fee
- Ask for a balcony room facing the mountain
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The Lodge, as it’s called, one of the toniest options in Vail Village, takes inspiration from Alpine chalets, going all-in on the roaring fires, stone walls, and wooden beams. While proximity to the slopes is a major plus (the ski lift is just feet from the door), there’s enough cozy luxury indoors to tempt you off the mountain early—the spa on its own, with steam rooms, saunas, and whirlpools galore as well as a fireside soaking tub for two, is worth at least an afternoon. Each room has a Keurig coffee machine and generously sized granite bathroom (studio rooms have full kitchens and—wait for it—actual Murphy beds), plus plenty of cushy furniture on which to rest your sore muscles. The Cucina restaurant has a buffet breakfast that will fully prepare you for a day of calorie-torching runs, and you can swap ski stories with other guests during après-ski schmoozing around the outdoor fire pit.
In the Area
Vail Village, where the Lodge and other high-end resorts are housed, is easily walkable and full of restaurants and shops, including multiple places to buy or rent skiing and snowboarding equipment. An evening stroll around its romantically lit stores should include dinner at Game Creek, which serves top-of-the-line steak and New American fare with views of the Game Creek Bowl; follow with drinks and live music at Shakedown Bar. There are a few worthwhile art galleries as well: stunning nature photography at John Richter, and contemporary painting at Artful Sol. In the off season, there’s golf at the Red Sky Golf Club, where the courses have the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, as well as biking, hiking, fishing, and rafting.
How to Get There
My friend and I had the most wonderful experience ever at the spa at the Lodge in Vail last week. I have never had a more professional or a better message experience than I did with Matt. He has obvious talent and is skilled in relaxing soar and stressed muscles and so helpful and knowledgeable and would recommend that you ask for him. I had a body wrap for the first time and would recommend this to anyone who has not tried it. This was the most relaxing and therapeutic experience I have had ever. I have had many messages but given my choice I would come back here and have a body wrap before anywhere else. The spa amenities are clean and amazing, the staff is Very friendly and positive,and the therapists are top experts in their field. Best time EVER
Sleep by the fireplace in this hotel's spacious lodge accommodations. Enormous rooms with large bathrooms are cozy and rustic. The hotel's restaurant is delicious and a great way to start a dream vacation every morning in Vail. Centrally located on the edge of Vail village, everything is within walking distance and the village's free transportation is just steps outside.
My friend and I visited Vail for a girls trip. The Lodge at Vail was the perfect choice for our 3 night stay. Our room was clean and had everything we needed. We enjoyed sipping our coffee and tea by the fire in the lobby each morning and wish they would have had it out in the evenings too. The fitness center is quite large and had plenty of equipment as well as free weights and other extras. We visited the spa and had relaxing massages and sauna.
Every employee we encountered was helpful and friendly- especially the girl at the front desk who warmed the monkey bread we purchased at the coffee shop down the street.
I would definitely recommend visiting Vail during this time of year. It was quiet, not at all crowded and we had off season pricing.
P.S. The side exit directly into the village was very convenient!
We went up to Vail just for the day, and ended up wanting to stay. We walked by The Lodge and were greeted with a smile. The staff was great!!! They had everything in the room that we needed!! We did not have a charger and they brought it straight up. They even had a humidifier
We stayed here before and gave a terrible review, but wanted to try again based on so many positive reviews. Benefit of the doubt, right? To start... The portable air conditioning unit was not connected to the window. We had to call someone to fix it. The solution was to duct tape it to the window. Glad we are paying $300/night for that. After a long day out and about, all we wanted to do was go to our $300/night room to relax and watch tv. The dish tv did not work. This next thing is minor but I do want to say there was no mini fridge in our room. The Lodge at Vail is just not worth it.