In West Vail, away from the Villages and ski lifts
Right along the interstate
In a beautiful secluded setting west of Vail proper, the Marriott StreamSide offers upper-middle-range condo rentals in three different sections -- Evergreen, Birch, and Douglas -- with full kitchens, fireplaces, and homey mountain decor. The indoor/outdoor pool is uncommon in Vail, where most pools are outdoors, and the hotel prides itself on its free extras (free Wi-Fi, free parking, and no resort fee). But it's right next to the interstate, and you'll have to take the hotel shuttle to the slopes.
Timeshare condo units in an attractive creek-side setting -- if you can overlook the neighboring interstate
The Marriott Streamside is nestled in the foothills of the Rockies to the west of Vail, on acres of land. Gore Creek runs through the property and the hills form a lovely backdrop, making it easy to forget that this series of condos is right next to the interstate.
The timeshare units are managed by the Marriott StreamSide, and are well-maintained, with wood and leather accents throughout.
The Marriott StreamSide is located in West Vail, on the south side of (and right next to) I-70. The location is not within walking distance to any of the ski areas, and the closest lift, Eagle Bahn, is two miles away. It is, however, in a beautiful natural setting, with Gore Creek running through the property, and just across I-70 from good food and a Safeway.
2-hour-15 minute drive from the closest airport, Denver International Airport
3-minute drive to Safeway
5-minute drive to the Colorado Ski Museum
6-minute drive to Lionshead Village and Eagle Bahn Gondola, the closest lift
7-minute drive to Vail Village
8-minute drive to the Ford Amphitheater
9-minute drive to Vail Golf Course
1-hour drive to the closest hot springs, Glenwood Springs
The units at Streamside are on the older side, but they've been kept up with continual upgrades. The understated mountain decor feels cozy -- almost like being at home -- with leather and wood accents. All units full kitchens that feature ovens, dishwashers, fridges, microwaves, and tableware.
Bathrooms have granite countertops, and in the Evergreen and Douglas sections, walk-in showers and separate soaking tubs (the tub we saw had Jacuzzi jets and could easily fit two people). The closets are also spacious, allowing for storage of skis or summer outdoor gear.