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
This is an older property in the heart of Vail Village. It is within walking of everything you might want. It is very clean and well maintained and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. We were not happy with our room when we checked in and the front desk staff were very gracious about moving us to another room. We would recommend this place.
Superb, excellent guest service! From the Valet to the Front Desk, I was treated with outstanding service and respect. I arrived early and went out to lunch and received a text and a call when my room was ready. I received a lovely room in the updated international wing. I highly recommend this Hotel to anyone staying in the Vail area! They even have an Elway’s steakhouse attached. Awesome pool with mini waterfall and 2 outdoor jacuzzis! Also just steps away to the top of bridge street.
We had another wonderful stay at the Lodge, with absolutely nothing but positive remarks.
Our room, ski valet, food & beverage, housekeeping, and general staff always exceeds expectations.
We truly love the history of the lodge, and it's location can't be beat. We have stayed at several properties in Vail, and the Lodge at Vail is our absolute favorite.
The staff at this location will go to extensive lengths to improve upon your stay in Vail. Any requested amenity was quickly provided. Recommendations for local dining and activities by the staff matched our desires perfectly. The quality of the room was fantastic, very clean and modern. We appreciated the daily turndown service, water and coffee refills, etc.
From this location it is extremely easy to access the entirety of Vail City Center by foot. Everywhere we wanted to go was very close. The vibe of the Lodge at Vail was very much a miniature resort within a resort town, perfect all around. Thanks to Coleman for frequently helping with our many requests!
We stayed here late spring very off-season and were surprised to walk in our room and find a pulldown bed. It was not very comfortable and the metal legs stuck out and we stubbed our toes on them. We called for turn down service (included in stay) and an extra blanket one night and it was almost a comedy when the staff came and didn't know what to do and didn't understand what we were asking about. Our room did have a kitchen which was nice and there was complementary filtered water in glass bottles each day which we liked. The staff at the desk were friendly and helpful.
The location is convenient to the Gondola lift and there is complementary coffee and tea in the lobby in the morning.