Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort
What We Love
- One-, two- and three-bedroom units fit the whole family
- Full kitchens for home-cooked meals
- Free access to a state-of-the-art health club with 10 outdoor tennis courts
What To Know
- Located in East Vail, 10-minutes by car from the resort village‘s restaurants, nightlife, shops and ski slopes
- The town of Vail’s free bus service to the slopes stops at the resort
- Every unit is individually owned and decorated
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Set on 20 park-like acres in East Vail, bisected by Gore Creek and backed by spectacular mountain scenery, this condo-townhouse resort is a home away from home for families and groups of friends looking for adventure—and plenty of space to spread out. These digs are far from Vail Village’s ski bunnies and fur coats, so you can actually enjoy the gurgling creek and hear the roar of a waterfall cascading down the cliffs from private decks or patios. Or curl up by a crackling wood-burning fire in cozy living rooms. Kitchens are big and equipped with everything you need to cook up a delish dinner served in a separate dining room.
Bed & Bath
No two of the one-, two- and three-bedroom condo units are the same, and each is individually owned meaning that décor can vary wildly. Don’t book these digs for the style; book them for the space and comfort they afford. Each bedroom has a TV with DVD player and a private bathroom, all of which were recently updated. They’re perfect escapes when it’s time to escape the family fun for a little peace and quiet.
A stay at the Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort is all about enjoying the mountain and an active lifestyle. As the name implies, tennis is a big draw in the spring, summer and fall on ten courts, including four clay courts. The club offers a variety of tennis lessons, camps, clinics and tournaments for both adults and juniors at every level of play. The private 2,800-square-foot health club is loaded with Cybex equipment and free weights, and fitness rooms with spin cycles and pilates machines; pilates, yoga and aerobics classes are offered daily. The heated outdoor lap pool is a treat, as are the two 20-person hot tubs.
In the Area
Longtime East Vail stalwart Blu’s Restaurant recently moved to the Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort, providing hearty American fare and a descent wine list on nights that you don’t want to cook. If you’re looking for gourmet grub, make the pilgrimage to the village for Restaurant Kelly Liken where the Top Chef finalist cooks up treats such as a potato-crusted Colorado trout. Speaking of fish, the hottest table in town is Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s eponymous sushi spot. The fish is flown in fresh daily and a wall of windows provides spectacular views of the slopes. For a meaty meal check out Elway’s Steakhouse—yes, 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 were there for two nights which was probably long enough. We had a one bedroom condo which provided everything we needed although we could have done without the view of the major highway and the noise all day from traffic. The rooms are in blocks and beware if you are not able to carry luggage as there are no lifts.
As the name would suggest the sporting facilities are good. We took advantage of an excellent gym, outdoor pool and hot tub, although there are plenty of other sports available to try. We even took advantage of the free two hour bikes from the hotel to cycle into Vail on the adjacent trail. There is a small grocery store within 5 minutes where you can stock up on essentials and a restaurant on site. We used this on two occasions for a take out and were not disappointed. Special mention of the reception staff who were great. Did not catch their names but one guy was from Houston and another was a young lady who seemed to be there at all hours.
The staff (Sheena - spelling?) were very helpful and friendly during my many phone calls prior to arrival. Upon arrival there was a young man who assisted us. He was not as pleasant but not horrible. We were told we were in an upper level unit but not told that we had to go up what seemed like 12 flights of stairs (probably 6 but still too many) or that someone could assist us in bringing our luggage to our condo until after we mentioned it. I do think the staff should make you aware of this long trek before you commit in the event you have medical conditions or issues traveling up so many flights of stairs. Also, there was no central air conditioning; very hot during the day. Night time it cools off quickly though. It wasn't the nicest or cleanest place I've stayed, but also not the worst. It served it's purpose. The shuttle picks up right in front of the office which was very convenient! I did expect it to be nicer from the pictures and the fact that it was in Vail alone. Zero water pressure in showers.
Set in a beautiful, quiet area of the valley, the VRC was a great stay for our family of 5 in the summer of 2018. Nice, clean, and comfortable. We were able to play lots of tennis and were introduced to pickleball. It was nice to be able to use the complimentary bicycles to take long rides and explore. The staff was very helpful - directing us to various hiking trails. Down side (or upside) - this location was far from the main Vail Village, so we had to get in the car pretty much whenever we wanted to do some eating or shopping, etc. We had a dinner at the restaurant "Blu" which was very good and reasonably priced - especially in comparison to the restaurants in Vail. I would definitely go back to VRC and would recommend it to friends.
Considering this is Vail the condo unit we stayed in was beyond DISGUSTING!
There is no elevators, so sorry to anyone with any disability - you simply can’t stay here. There are trip hazards and safety concerns everywhere.
I don’t believe the couch in our unit has ever been cleaned. I think it is supposed to be a soft golden brown but all I can see is stain marks. Only hangers for shirts are provided, so sorry your pants cannot be hanged. The unit was stuffy on entry.
The sliding door to the back balcony fell of its hinges. The loft sleeping area duvet cover is something from a horror story. Faded pink with stain marks that belong in a rubbish dump.
The small dining area seat were stained and dirty. I could not bear to sit in it.
The kitchen counter while a pretty design was dirty when I wiped it.
NO NO NO!!!!
Take your money and stay somewhere else!!!
We spent one full week and we enjoied a lot the property. It is located just few miles away from Vail but there's a nice shuttle service to downtown. There are lot of thing to do if you like sport, you can start with gymn early in the morning end the day with tennis.
Just realize that this is not an hotel, fact that is not clear when you book with OTA; this a property so there is not std accomodation becasue they are private owned apartments and there is no typical hotel service for cleaning.
Anyway we had a great stay and we will come back for sure, maybe trying to get the same unit.