Maybe it was the oversized plush robes that became a staple in my wardrobe. It could have been the free hot chocolate (with marshmallows) and hot cider that greeted me after a long day of snowboarding. Or, perhaps it was the immaculate ninja-like cleaning staff that somehow managed to straighten my room and leave a treat on my bed every time I turned around.
Whatever it was, the Vail Mountain Lodge proved to be everything I expected from a 4-star hotel plus much more.
The location is breathtaking too — and not just because it’s 8,000 feet above sea level. The Vail Mountain Lodge sits along the picturesque cobblestone streets of Vail Village and provides stunning views of the Rockies. As an extra convenience for travelers on ski vacations, It’s a mere minute from the Vista Bahn (the main ski lift in Vail Village) and offers ski-in-ski-out accommodations complete with valet ski and snowboard service.
The hotel boasts a new full-service spa, workout facility, and outdoor aquatic playground (read: hot tubs, pools and a waterfall), so when I wasn’t on the slopes, I was in the lap of luxury.
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