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Varying decor, not only from location to location, but unit to unit
All of the Destination Resorts units are individually owned, and have varying decor. Most of the units, including those at The Landmark and Vantage Point, are outfitted in a contemporary mountain lodge style, but some have not been remodeled in a long time (like those at the Enzian). Instead of newer bedspreads and neutral paint colors, older units might have 80s-style comforters with matching drapes, and bright teal walls.
The Landmark hosts the main lobby for the surrounding Destination Resort locations. With a stone fireplace, contemporary wood accents and leather chairs, The Landmark lobby does a great job of showing mountain decor in a contemporary light, and its units are the most updated. Unfortunately not all of the locations are as up-to-date.
Different locations between Vail Village and Lionshead Village, from 75 yards to 500 yards to the ski lifts
Since Destination Resorts manages seven different properties in Vail Valley, the actual locations of the units differ, ranging from the Vail Village area to Lionshead Village. The closest property to a ski lift is Vail 21, which is only 75 yards from the Eagle Bahn ski lift in Lionshead Village, while the Village Inn Plaza is 500 yards from a lift -- not necessarily easy walking distance when dressed in full ski gear in the middle of winter.
The individually owned units at Destination Resorts' seven different properties all have different decor -- but they do all come with lots of space and full kitchens. Quality of kitchens ranges from modern, with granite countertops and stainless appliances, in the condos at The Landmark, to dated, with off-white Formica kitchen counters and dark medieval-style cabinets at the Enzian. However, all come with full large fridges, stoves, and all the cookware and tableware needed to make a home-cooked meal.
Units in The Landmark have between one and four bedrooms, and the Enzian offers up to five bedrooms. The number of bathrooms in the units will always equal the number of bedrooms, but the quality will depend on the location.
Outdoor year-round pool at The Landmark, but no spa
The Landmark offers access to a year-round outdoor pool, Jacuzzis with great views of the Lionshead and Vail Valley ski areas, and a fire pit area. Vantage Point Condos also offers a year-round pool, Jacuzzi, and fire pit, but The Enzian has no amenities besides a ski rack, and none of the properties have a spa.
Only The Landmark has an on-site restaurant, and it's only open for dinner
Billy’s Island Grill draws locals for dinner with its excellent seafood (especially the crab legs) and thick cut steaks. In the summer, diners can enjoy the weather on the patio, as well as the great views of Lionshead Village and the ski areas.
Since Destination Resorts manages seven different condo properties in Vail Valley, and since the units are individually owned, no two are alike. One- to five-bedroom condos are available, all with full kitchens, and many are located close to slopes and within walking distance to major attractions. Decor ranges from dated (in the Enzian units) to upscale mountain style, with wood and stone (in the Landmark units). But don’t expect a spa or fitness center -- the outdoor pools and Jacuzzis at The Landmark and Vantage Point buildings are the only true amenities.