For truly fine lodging at Vail, we love the Manor Vail. It’s just a short walk
to Vail’s ski lifts at Golden Peak and to
Vail village for après ski,
shopping and dining.
Manor Vail was built in 1965 by Vail Associates, just three years after Vail
debuted as a ski resort 1962 (when lift tickets were $5). Today Manor Vail is a
luxury condo property, part of the posh Destination Hotels collection that
includes Stowe Mountain Lodge.
Everything about Manor Vail is well-designed, and recently renovated, from the
underground parking to the beautiful welcoming lobby, to grand suites with
balconies offering slope or creek views, two outdoor pools with hot tubs, a spa,
and on site dining. One of the best features is Ski
Butlers – they meet you at the slopes and valet your skis overnight, or they
can provide you equipment from their extensive rental fleet – with personal boot
fitting and custom ski delivery right your room.
Guests at Manor Vail are treated to a bountiful buffet breakfast complete with
omelet station, and après ski snacks in the lobby. The Fitz Bar has a cool
casual alpine atmosphere, a fun affordable après ski menu, and a grand outdoor
deck overlooking Game Creek and the Betty Ford Gardens.
Our suite had regal Rocky Mountain décor - a grand bathroom, a dreamy soft bed,
spacious kitchen living room with fireplace and splendid mountain views from the
picture windows and balcony, We stayed at Manor Vail during
Spring Back to Vail in April. We were
in the heart of all the festivities, the pond skimming at Golden Peak,
après ski in Vail village
and the concert at the Gerald Ford Amphitheater – all just steps from Manor
Vail. In fact the ground and walking paths surrounding Manor Vail are ideal for
strolling in the afternoon and evenings, exploring the Betty Ford Gardens and
this beautiful Colorado valley, along the stream with mountain views in all
From Manor Vail you can stroll to Vail's best shops - Gorsuch, Pepi's Sports and
The Golden Bear, and Vail’s
lively après ski at The Red Lion and Pepi’s where the locals go, and great
dining at Terra Bistro, Sweet Basil, and Mountain Standard. 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.
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!