For the best ski in ski out location and the most beautiful setting in Vail, The
Lodge at Vail is the place in Vail Village, and
Manor Vail is perfect at Golden
Lodge at Vail is right at the base of the ONE Gondola in the
heart of the Village. Its also most historic, Lodge at Vail was Vail’s first
lodging property, when the ski area debuted in 1962, and is still among the best
- serving as the cornerstone of the European design village that has emerged
over the past five decades. Today, The Lodge is owned by
Vail Resorts, part of the prestigious
The Lodge at Vail is a RockResort Spa property with gorgeous guestroom décor in
warm western elegance. But the chalet style lodge with hand carved wood
balconies, very Bavarian, remains a classic, as does the warm welcoming lobby
with a real wood burning fireplace, in keeping with the old world European charm
you’d expect in Austria or Switzerland at a ski lodge. The Lodge at Vail is
posh, the service is perfected from prompt valet and underground parking to a
ski check right at the slopes. Guestrooms sport fluffy down duvets, beautiful
tile and stone baths, and robes to wear to the outdoor pool and hot tub, plus
lovely spa amenities. You may want to request a suite with a fireplace and a
walk-out balcony that overlooks the ski slopes, or Lodge at Vail's ultimate
2,800-square foot penthouse is quite lovely too.
Lodge at Vail's dining
includes Elway's Vail, the legendary Denver Broncos Quarter Back's prime
steak house and bar. The #7 Burger and steaks here are the stuff of legends for
hearty après ski dining. The bar at Elway's is very inviting as well for après
ski and happy hour. Cucina is the lodge’s other rustic Italian dining option in
the hotel overlooking the fire pits and village, also open for skiers breakfast
before you walk to the ski slopes. If you need rental equipment, Vail Sports is
right next to the Lodge on your way to the lifts, or if you’d like equipment
personally delivered to your suite for a professional fitting, contact
SkiButlers, and they will set you up with gear
From Lodge at Vail you are strolling distance to Vail's best shops - Gorsuch,
Pepi's Sports and The Golden Bear are faves, and
après ski at The Red Lion and
Pepi’s where the locals go, and great dining at Sweet Basil, Mountain
Standard, and Bol – a bowling alley eatery that’s quite hip. Walking around
Vail’s pedestrian Bridge Street is a great pastime after skiing, pass over the
covered bridge and take a photo with the 10th Mountain solider stature.
As for skiing, the Vail "One" Lift - a 10 passenger gondola with heated seats
and wifi, is located right outside The Lodge at Vail, whisking you each morning
to mid-Vail. Jump on the Mountaintop Express for a couple of wake-up runs on
Cappuccino and Espresso. For more mellow terrain, head skiers’ right to
Northwoods or Sourdough chair. Or if you like to mash moguls, make your way to
eastern-most Blue Ox. Head west to more beautiful groomers Born Free and Simba
before dropping on to the backs side - to Vail's Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin.
Vail is immense, with 3,450’ vertical served by 32 efficient lifts. Vail has
seven distinct areas - each of which is larger than most ski resorts, and seven
back bowls that stretch six miles across, plus four terrain parks.
Vail opened on December 15, 1962, with one gondola and two chair lifts, it was
$10 for a ticket, breakfast, dinner and a night at The Lodge at Vail - the only
place to stay. Vail’s lift and trail network has escalated dramatically (Vail's
one day ticket is $150), as have Lodge at Vail's nightly lodging rates... The
Lodge at Vail is still the gold standard for the best lodging in Vail, at the
best location at the top of Vail Village, with luxurious chalet suites.
Vail is a must ski, so much terrain. modern lifts, lodges and the stunning Gore
Range scenery of the Rockies. While Vail is no longer the biggest ski resort, it
the best ski mountains anywhere.
in Vail, day trips are easy to
Beaver Creek - another favorite,
Arapahoe Basin, and
Keystone - all on the
Vail Epic Pass.
To visit Vail, fly into Denver airport for a 2-3 hour drive up I-70, the
skiers’ highway, which can be slippery on the mountain passes.
Or fly into Eagle Airport for a 20 minutes shuttle to Vail as you don't need a
car staying at Lodge at Vail - you can walk to everything. Perfect!