The Four Seasons Vail opened in 2011, and is one of the area’s top hotels. All the rooms have warm colors, stone fireplaces, balconies, and huge marble bathrooms with standalone soaking tubs, and almost every amenity impresses, particularly the upscale spa (one of the best in Vail Valley) and lovely outdoor pool area. But it's not directly on the slopes -- guests face a 10-minute walk, or a short hotel shuttle ride.
Chalet-stlye luxury property that blends elegance and coziness
The Four Seasons has all the trappings of a cozy ski chalet -- stone and wood accents inside and out, sloping roof eaves, cozy leather furniture -- but on a decidedly grand scale. (Each of the 121 rooms start at 575 square feet, and the public spaces are impressive.) But the property manages to effectively blend the typical Four Seasons elegance with a snug mountain feel. The design is perfectly suited to the location, with a warm color palette, thoughtful extras like stone fireplaces in every room, and excellent mountain views (particularly from the aptly named Fireside Lounge, and the excellent Flame restaurant.)
Located in the heart of Vail, within walking distance of the slopes
The Four Seasons is situated on Vail Road right off of Frontage Road and I-70, within walking distance of the slopes and Vail Village. It's not a ski-in, ski-out property, but the hotel does offer frequent shuttles to town.
Although it’s not quite as pretentious as Aspen, Vail is one of the Rocky Mountains' most luxurious resort towns. Vail is the country’s largest single-mountain ski resort, and is continually ranked as one of the most popular ski resorts in the country. Even celebrities come to weave down its snowy slopes.
In the winter, the main draws here are obviously skiing and snowboarding, but Vail also offers excellent restaurants (though most are expensive). Nightlife and entertainment options abound, especially on Bridge Street, one of the most popular nightlife destinations in town.
2-hour-15-minute drive from the closest airport, Denver International Airport
7-minute walk to the Colorado Ski Museum
8-minute walk to downtown Vail Village
9-minute walk to the Vista Bahn lift up Vail Mountain (or take a shuttle that leaves every 10 minutes in the winter)
1-hour drive to the hot springs at Glenwood Springs
"Flame" serves a morning breakfast buffet and seasonal, contemporary American cuisine for lunch and dinner.
"The Fireside Lounge" serves cocktails and light fare (including sushi in the evening), and boasts heated outside seating overlooking the large outdoor pool. True to its name, it also features several fireplaces.
24-hour room service
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