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
Parking on site
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Swanky Alpine lodge transplanted to Vail Village, with couldn’t-be-closer gondola access and an enormous, splurge-worthy spa
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.
The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort
174 Gore Creek Dr
Vail, Colorado 81657
How to Get There
The preferred airport for The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort is Vail, CO (EGE-Eagle County Regional) - 45.9 km / 28.5 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.