Opened December 2010 at the main entry to Vail Village, the 10-story Four Seasons Vail contains 97 guest rooms and 24 suites. Think you'll want to stay for more than a honeymoon or romantic visit? Separate buildings also house condos and timeshares.
Alpine-looking on the outside, Arts & Crafts style inside, Four Seasons Vail draws guests to its Après Ski Lounge with a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the slopes and year-round outdoor pool. Guest rooms feature an easy-to-light gas fireplace that sets the scene for cozy and romantic evenings. Balconies bring the outdoors closer.
Food raised and grown within 100 miles of the resort stocks Flame restaurant's kitchen. Exotic meat such as elk and bison fill the menu along with beef, chicken, and seafood.
Of course, the main reason to visit Vail is to ski That's why the Four Seasons Vail has a dedicated Ski Concierge. The interaction begins in the resort’s lobby, where boot fittings and ski lessons and rentals are arranged. The hotel itself is a short walk from the base of Vail Mountain.
At the Vista Bahn chairlift, the Four Seasons Ski Concierge facility holds a lounge and private lockers. Guests' warmed boots and freshly waxed and tuned skis, based on the day’s conditions and the wearer's preferences, await. Equipment is also available to rent or buy. Hot drinks and muffins are complimentary. After the last run, guests drop off their gear; everything will be ready for them the next day.
Perhaps a visit to the spa will be indicated then. The Four Seasons Vail spa has a sauna, steam room, and private couples' suites with whirlpools and fireplaces. Spirit of the Rockies, the signature treatment, employs essences of aspen, pine and birch to soothe tired muscles. In-room massages and an altitude-sickness treatment are available as well.
In the fitness facility, there's no charge for yoga and spinning classes. A game room and library will keep the perspiration-averse well occupied.
Off-site activities, which inspire guests to return to the Four Seasons Vail in spring, summer, and fall include hot air balloon rides, tennis, golf, mountain biking, driving tours, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and up-the-mountain gondola rides.
And for a peak wedding experience, the Four Seasons Vail can fit nearly 300 guests in its largest ballroom.
Couples who want a city/ski combo vacation can stay in the brand's other Colorado hotel, The Four Seasons Denver (check rates), which opened October 2010.
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