Vail Residences at Hotel Talisa
What We Love
- Quick mountain access via Chair 20 right outside the door
- Lively après-ski atmosphere at the Fireside Bar
- Free shuttle service to Vail Village
- 78,000-square-foot fitness facility
What To Know
- The resort is three miles from Vail Village and one mile from Lionshead
- Immense conference space attracts the convention and wedding crowds
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Along the roaring Gore Creek at the westernmost foot of Vail Mountain, Vail Cascade delivers the conveniences and amenities of a mega-resort in an incredibly intimate setting. A $30 million renovation upped its cache, strengthening the hotel’s connection to the outdoors and adding an infinity pool and a patio area with firempits that stretches from the hotel to the creek. At on-site restaurant Atwater on Gore Creek, stacks of cut lodgepole pine frame a rambling mural of the rushing water. A steel-clad see-through fireplace adds warmth to the room, while soaring windows frame the mountains and open onto a new patio, perfect for warm-weather dining.
Bed & Bath
The hotel’s 285 rooms and suites — many with balconies and fireplaces — are decked out with snappy red and beige striped carpeting, crisp neutral bedding, and fluffy pillows and comforters. Rich wood accents add that lodgey vibe typical of ski hotels, but there’s a 42-inch flatscreen TV, iPod dock and wifi if you need to stay connected to the world. Big bathrooms are stocked with environmentally friendly bath products.
The hotel’s enormous fitness facility is one of the best in the Vail Valley. Indoor tennis, basketball, volleyball, racquetball and squash courts, plus a lap pool, are complemented by a parade of cutting-edge fitness classes — everything from power Pilates to cardio tennis. While the atmosphere is welcoming, this is a serious workout facility where it’s not unusual to find yourself one spin bike away from an Eco-Challenge athlete.
How to Get There
The location of Cold Springs is perfect! And, the staff is outstanding. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for families, couples or as a get-away for friends. Perfect! Thank you for the lovely accommodations.
We stayed in unit 11 at Cold Stream at Talisa. The unit was clean but very dated - we felt like we were back in the 80s. The kitchen was well equipped and the beds were comfortable. The decor was very "lodgey" with bears, moose, deer accents. The fireplace was wood which didn't matter much to us since it was too warm during our stay for a fire but had we wanted one we would have preferred gas for messiness and air pollution reasons. The floor plan is closed and awkward with many levels.
Overall nice place to stay. But the site had a fire and listed a fire starter kit but it wasn't present. The facilities also have a pool/hot tub that are suppose to open year round but were not. AT least that it how it is advertised. So we had to walk to other facilities.
This condominium was well furnished, roomy and very conveniently located close to the hotel and ski lift. The property was correctly rated at a platinum rating. It is very quiet and has easy access to the hot tub and sauna. I highly recommend this location and specific property.
This condo has everything one could want.... beautiful views, balconies from each room, a fireplace, high quality sound system, comfortable bedrooms, clean bathrooms and fully stocked kitchen. There is even an upstairs room that is like a separate apartment! Comfortably fits two families of 4. The staff is friendly and helpful. The hotel restaurant was convenient and easy to reserve. This was a dream weekend at a most beautiful spot. Recommended with NO reservations!