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
Second year in a row visiting during off season. Staff still on their game, very responsive to our needs and facility in great shape. Had small maintenance issue in arrival that was taken care of immediately.
I stayed in Vail one night--it was a good place for the night. When I got to the condo, the smoke alarm was beeping but maintenance quickly fixed it. The condo was clean, which is important to me. It was also nice to be off the main path of the heart of Vail. I did not use the spa, pool, etc. so I cannot speak to those. I would stay here again.
This is in a somewhat isolated, but not inconvenient area with pretty views of the mountains and Gore Creek. Overall, we enjoyed our stay, but we were disappointed with the club's pool and spa facilities. They did not seem to be well-kept and the family hot tub's jets were not working very well.
Outdated, dirty, dark, depressing.
The resort itself seemed convenient, however it was isolated and seemed like a ghost town. The amenities seemed nice but the hottub/ pool/ gym area was something you had to drive to and always crowded as there was only one or 2 for the whole resort. Very inconvenient.
The town homes were the same way. It's a total gamble which one you get. The one that my family and I were assigned to was awful. There was no ambiance, the place was outdated, doors and screens were broken, pillows were dirty, we couldn't sit together in one area. When we exaplained this (with pictures) to the management they were completely unaccommodating. We requested to move or better yet cancel and get out of the depressing resort, however they said they were "completely full" and would not let us cancel, even for a fee, because they did not want to give up our revenue. Nice. The next few days we saw many open cabins...
Not worth the risk. You're stuck with them and they are unhelpful. Stay somewhere else!!!
We stayed 5 nights in a 2 bedroom condo and had a wonderful stay. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. Our condo was cozy and included an updated & fully equipped kitchen, TV with surround sound, fireplace and authentic cabin-like decor. We enjoyed the spacious gym, hot tub, pool and sauna. Great location with a bus stop in front and hiking nearby.