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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We were 7 adults & 1 child. Condo was very nice with spiral staircase to large bath & bedroom. No complaints, nice decor & kitchen amenities. A couple suggestions: need at least 3 fans, only had one.; plus the beds could use new pillows.
I miss the Cascade. The old bar area was so unique. Now it looks like a chain hotel. Staff was lame, not attentive at all. The only bright spot was the great service of the concierge. She was very nice and made sure all details of our planned outing was completed.
We booked a residence at Hotel Talisa as we had six people. It worked perfectly. The condo was clean, comfortable and the sleeping arrangements were perfect. The condo was just a short walk from the main hotel or you can call a shuttle for door-to-door service. I preferred the walk as the path is along the river and lined with magnificent mountain wild flowers. The hotel has much to offer -- patios, indoor and outdoor bar, pool and hot tubs, restaurant and, of course, a 5-star spa. It's family friendly and still cool for the adults. Highly recommend!