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Lodging in Vail

World-renowned Vail, CO is conveniently located along the I70 corridor less than two hours from downtown Denver and close to several other Rocky Mountain resorts. Accommodations range from Vacation Rentals by Owner to condo complexes to hotels of all types. Whether you are planning to vacation on a budget or seeking 5-star accommodations, there’s sure to be the perfect Vail lodging option for you. Check out some of the options below.

  • Lodge at Lionshead

    When vacationing in Vail, Colorado, choose the Lodge at Lionshead for your Vail lodging. We are Vail's finest full service condominium property offering the highest rated Vail condo rentals in Lionshead Village. Awaiting you is a distinct feeling of Vail's "Colorado style", further enhanced by a feeling of being home. Our Vail lodging ranges from studio and studio lofts to one, two, three and four bedroom vacation condo rentals, all complemented by this Colorado lodge's great amenities, both in each unit and throughout the property.

    1-800-962-4399 | VISIT SITE

  • Vail Marriott Mountain Resort

    Get away to one of the premier Vail resorts - Vail Marriott Mountain Resort. Nestled at the base of Vail Mountain, only 150 yards from the Eagle-Bahn Gondola, our Vail, Colorado resort offers relaxed lodging for daredevils and daydreamers alike.

    970-476-4444 | VISIT SITE

  • Sonnenalp Resort

    Through four generations, the Sonnenalp has grown into a world-class hotel and unique among Vail lodging, offering the finest is luxuries and comforts, as well as our renowned personal service. Exceptional dining, outstanding shopping and the pristine slopes of Vail are only steps away in the heart of Vail Village. With our pampering spa facility, private 18-hole golf course and superb concierge service, we strive to make your visits to Vail and the Sonnenalp as relaxing and effortless as possible.

    866-284-4411 | VISIT SITE

  • Evergreen Lodge At Vail

    Conveniently situated between Vail & LionsHead Villages, just a short walk to the world-class skiing, outstanding shopping and the exquisite dining, and all exciting activities for which Vail is internationally known. Nearby are numerous breathtaking mountain golf courses, trails for hiking and biking.

    Gold Medal fly fishing streams and rushing rivers for kayaking and whitewater rafting.

    970-476-7810 | VISIT SITE

  • Manor Vail

    An all-season destination, Manor Vail Lodge offers the best access to concerts, festivals, and a host of unique area activities. Families, couples, group attendees, and nature lovers take comfort in the convenience and flexibility provided by our Vail, Colorado lodging accommodations. The hotel rooms offer luxurious lodging featuring private bath and choice of king bed or two double beds. Our Vail condos are individually owned and decorated and provide full kitchens, fireplaces, spacious living areas and private patio or balcony.

    Our condos come in a variety of sizes including studios, one, two and three bedroom condominiums, and two and four bedroom penthouses.

    970-476-5000 | VISIT SITE

  • The Arrabelle At Vail Square

    Treat yourself to the ultimate luxury resort experience at The Arrabelle at Vail Square in Vail, Colorado just once and you’ll want to return again and again. Begin a stay at The Arrabelle by taking in a day of world-class skiing on Vail Mountain followed by a relaxing massage at our RockResorts Spa. Then it’s off for an evening of fine dining at the Tavern on the Square and a good night’s rest in one of our luxuriously appointed resort hotel rooms. A summer getaway to The Arrabelle offers the same great food, service, and amenities while allowing you to enjoy the incredible weather and the many action-packed summer activities in Vail, Colorado.

    Visitors can enjoy golf, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, fishing, and so much more at The Arrabelle.

    970-754-7777 | VISIT SITE

Hiking in Vail

Hitting the trails this summer? Check out some of the best hiking in Vail when you’re visiting the Rocky Mountains.

  • Bighorn Creek Trail

    Length: 3.6 Miles One Way

    Difficulty: Moderately Difficult

    Location: Take I-70 East from Vail and exit at 180 East Vail. Take an immediate right. Proceed south to the frontage road for 1 mile until you reach Columbine Drive. Take a left and continue to the end. The road goes under the interstate. There is a small parking lot at the end.

    Description: The Bighorn Creek trail is less steep than the other East Vail trails. It is generally a fairly easy walk. The Bighorn Creek Trail in Vail is less steep than other nearby trails. This is considered an easy jaunt. This trail passes through beaver ponds and remnants of old mining camps. Take in views of Bighorn Falls.The trail passes beaver ponds and remains of old mining camps as well as' Bighorn Falls. The trail ends at an old homestead cabin located on private property. Just before mile 2 and past a large fern grove, there is a side trail to an overlook down the steep drop to Bighorn Creek. This point makes a good destination for short hikes.

  • Cross Creek Trail

    Length: 15.5 Miles One Way

    Difficulty: Easy to Difficult

    Directions: From Vail, take I-70 West and go to Exit 171 which is the Minturn Exit. Highway 24 leads you to Minturn. Drive 4 miles until Tigiwon Road. Turn right at Tigiwon and drive to the trailhead which is roughly 2 miles.

    Description: Begin this trail by hiking the ridge above Cross Creek. The trail goes down and follows the Cross Creek drainage. This valley goes up 15.5 miles to Fancy Pass. There are several hidden lakes on this route that offer superb fishing for cutthroat trout, rainbows and some browns. Bring your fly rod. From this trail you can see the backside of Holy Cross. At mile 6, Cross Creek trail intersects Grouse Mountain trail. Reed's Meadow is about 2-miles further and is a long open meadow in a glaciated valley.

  • Fall Creek Trail

    Length: North Trailhead: 9 Miles One Way

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Directions: Travel west on I-70 to Exit 171 for Minturn and Hwy 24. Exit here and turn right onto Hwy 24. For the North Trailhead you need to proceed 4 miles to Tigiwon Road. Turn Right onto Tigiwon Road and go 8 miles of dirt road. For the South trailhead, proceed 12 miles on Hwy 24 to Homestake Road # 703. Turn right and travel 8 miles on Homestake Road to the Holy Cross City jeep road # 759. Park here and walk about 2 miles up the road to the trailhead. NOTE: this jeep road is very rough and should not be attempted unless you have a 4 wheel drive with a winch.

    Description: North Trailhead to Fall Creek Trail: Hike from the trailhead to Lake Constantine. This is a beautiful lake with nearby forests and rock outcroppings. Great fishing is had at Lake Constantine. Cross Fall Creek and climb to the Fall Creek Pass. Some hikers opt to camp in the area. You can continue over the pass to Seven Sisters Lakes and Hunky Dory Lake. Proceed another 2 miles on the Holy Cross City Jeep Road back to the trailhead. This is a spectacular area for multi-night adventures.

  • Gore Creek Trail

    Length: 6.4 Miles

    Difficulty: Difficult

    Directions: Take 1-70 East and exit 180 to East Vail. Take a right at the bottom of the off ramp and continue on this road. Stop at the trailhead which is at the of the road.

    Description: Enjoy the first 5 miles of the Gore Creek Trail as it parallels the creek. You will encounter some short grunty sections. The Gore Creek trail winds through beautiful meadows and stands of aspen trees. At around the 5th mile the trail forks. The right trail goes to Gore Lake while the left goes to Red Buffalo Pass.

  • Half Moon Pass Trail

    Length: 3.75 miles one way

    Difficulty: Difficult

    Directions: Take I-70 west from Vail and exit 171 to Minturn and Leadville. You will now be on highway 24. Drive 5 miles and pass through Minturn. Turn right on Tigiwon Road. Continue 8 miles to the end. Park in the parking area at the end of the road.

    Description: Climb from the trailhead up a moderately steep trail to Half Moon Pass. You will pass through spruce trees and eventually get to Timberline to the pass. On the west side of this trail the pass descends down to the Cross Creek valley floor. You can meet this trail up for a epic 2-3 day backpacking trip. From the top of Half Moon Pass, views to the west are of the Sawatch Range and the Mt. of the Holy Cross ridge.

Restaurants in Vail

Vail has a number of amazing restaurants that you need to try during your next visit. From fine dining, to trendy American Fare, to more casual bites,

  • Pepis

    Hotel Gasthof Gramshammer is not only a convenient downtown location we also offer a Bar/Restaurant and Ski Shop on property. Pepi’s Bar & Restaurant offers a full bar with live entertainment seven days a week, two dining rooms serving dinner nightly. Our main dining room and Vail’s largest and sunniest deck serves lunch daily. Our Ski Shop, Pepi Sports, offers ski demo and rental packages as well an array of ski clothing, casual wear, and elegant ladies apparel.

  • Terra Bistro

    Borrowing the Latin word for Earth in its name, Terra Bistro has been transforming whole foods into gourmet innovations for more than 20 years. Today, Terra Bistro is still considered a leader in the gourmet green movement, not just among Vail restaurants, but nationally. Our menus are 100% all – natural and our recipes utilize 85% to 100% certified organic ingredients. Over the years Terra Bistro has also led the charge to embrace earth - friendly and humane values in operating our business. Our chef diligently seeks ingredients from sustainable sources and humane conditions. All seafood on our menu is Seafood Watch approved and/or a member of the CleanFish Alliance.

  • Sweet Basil

    Kevin Clair opened Sweet Basil in June 1977 as a 47-seat restaurant in a location that had housed six different restaurants in six years. 193 Gore Creek Drive was also considered "off the beaten track" since it was not located on the main drag, Bridge Street. Still in the same location, now considered the heart of the Vail Village, Sweet Basil has seen eight remodels, hundreds of menu changes and has become known as an iconic restaurant in the Vail valley. Sweet Basil is a must for those looking a for a fine dining experience during their vacation.

  • Up The Creek

    Up the Creek Specializes in fresh never frozen seafood and steaks, as well as an extensive wine list. Up The Creek also has one of the only creekside patios in Vail! Boasting exceptional fine dining and customer service Up The creek is perfect for couples, to corporate meetings.

  • Campo de Fiori

    Located in the heart of town, Campo uses the freshest ingredients to create superlative Italian cuisine. Delight in some of the finest grapes from our extensive wine menu, while relaxing in our authentic European milieu.

  • bōl

    bōl offers a unique dining and family entertainment experience. With a full service dining room and sixty-foot bar, we also have an ace up our sleeve with ten lanes of bowling glory. bōl's sleek and modern design is one of a kind that help to make the establishment the most exquisite bowling alley in the world. The menu is young, healthful and inspired by world flavors presented in a fresh, comfortable style. We encourage diners to try many of our plates, offering smaller portions to be shared as well as individual entrées. Our full menu is served at the bar, as well as at the lanes. In addition, bōl offers an exciting wine list with something for everyone plus a full bar and a custom cocktail menu. If that wasn't enough in the entertainment to keep you entertained, be sure to check out our regularly hosted DJ's that provide guests with a more metropolitan lounge enthused venue.

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