THE LODGE AT VAIL, A ROCKRESORT
- Recipient of 2008 and 2007 AAA Four Diamond Award for Lodging
- Recipient of 2008 and 2007 AAA Four Diamond Award, Restaurant Division (The Wildflower)
- Listed as one of the 500 Greatest Hotels in the World by Travel + Leisure in 2007.
- Listed as one of the Top 50 Ski Resort Hotels in North America by Condé Nast Traveler in 2004 and 2005.
When Vail Mountain opened in December 1962 with one gondola, two chair lifts, eight ski instructors and a $5 lift ticket, the U.S. Forest Service stipulated that there be at least one lodge with a minimum of 30 sleeping rooms. The Lodge at Vail, which had been open for just one month, soon became the cornerstone property of what would eventually become Vail Village.
The Lodge at Vail is located within Vail Village in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. This intimate alpine boutique hotel is situated at the base of North America’s largest ski resort.
The spectacular Chalets at The Lodge at Vail are private hideaways with true ski in/ski out access. The Chalets feature four or five bedrooms, three or more baths and powder room, with luxurious amenities such as large flat screen TVs, a fireplace and in-floor radiant heat. These elegant accommodations include a personal elevator with access from garage to residence; 42″ gas fireplace in the living room with raised stone hearth and stone mantle; and a gourmet kitchen with top-of-the line appliances including Viking® Duel-Fuel Range & Refrigerator.
Elway’s – Named for fromer Denver Bronco quarterback and NFL Hall of Fame Inductee John Elway, Elway’s Vail is an iconic Colorado steakhouse. Featuring USDA hand cut prime steaks on an award-winning menu chock full of Colorado lamb, fresh fish and creative side dishes. An affordable wine list boasts over 350 selections. The lively bar offers classic cocktails alongside unique appetizers. Dine indoors in the casual mountain setting or enjoy apres ski in the Colorado outdoor sun on the covered or sunny outdoor patio. Parties of 25 or 200 can be booked through the restaurants professional private dining planners.
Cucina Rustica – Open for breakfast year-round, Cucina Rustica is the place to start your day when staying at the Lodge at Vail. During ski season, the restaurant serves a breakfast buffet from 7:00am to 10:30am. In winter evenings, Cucina Rustica serves as Vail’s premier Italian restaurant with a nightly antipasti table and extensive menu featuring Colorado home-grown produce including hand-picked wild mushrooms.
The RockResorts Spa at The Lodge at Vail opened in July 2008. The 11,600-square-foot spa features 11 treatment rooms including a luxurious couples’ room with fireside soaking tub for two, a wet treatment room, two facial rooms and seven massage rooms. Décor reflects an intimate and elegant Colorado feel with warm colors and textures, and stylish stone and wood textures. There is a fitness complex with top-of-the-line LifeFitness equipment and a movement studio for yoga, stretch and Pilates. The spa offers such treatments as a Youth Recovery Facial, a Dark Chocolate Mudslide, and Green Tea and Chamomile Soothing Wrap.
The treatment menu features organic ingredients, indigenous massages and wraps, rejuvenating facials and special amenities.
Après-Ski Thermal Massage – Utilizing a Thermal Red Pepper Oil in conjunction with targeted compressions, stretching techniques, and pressure point massage; this treatment deeply regernates oerworked and tired muscles. This experience will help you quickly recover from your day on the mountain and get you ready for the next one. Available for 50 or 80 minutes.
Hydromax Facial – Customized for dry and devitalized skin lacking moisture. Gentle exfoliation, restorative clays, and nourishing oils high in essential fatty acids encourage increased hydration by effectively restoring normal function to the skin. Harmonized with regernative rose, jasmine, evening primrose and calendula. Skin will be supple with improved elasticity and moisture – perfect for the altitude in Vail.
Couples Massage – During this 105 minute treatment enjoy a side-by-side massage with a partner or friend in our luxurious private couples’ room, followed by a romantic fireside bath for two served with sparkling champagne and Chef’s specialty dessert.
Winter: Winter activities include downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice-skating, dog sledding, horse and carriage rides, snow cat tours, snowshoe hikes and sleigh rides.
Summer: Activities available during the summer include hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, four-wheel adventures, tennis, sporting clays and hot-air balloon rides. The Vail Valley is renowned for its many mountain golf courses. Guests of The Lodge at Vail enjoy access to the award-winning Red Sky Ranch, with courses designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman. The concierge is available to coordinate tee times.