5 Things Not-To-Miss When You Stay at Vail Mountain Lodge
Those who’ve already discovered Vail Mountain Lodge know what makes it special: its small, intimate feel (just 20 hotel rooms and 7 condominiums); 24-hour front desk, concierge and bell staff; a forward-focused favorite restaurant on-property; an expansive fitness facility and Vail’s first spa; large rooms with gas fireplaces; cloud-like bedding; and five-piece bathrooms with heated floors. There are a few hidden gems, though, that even return guests may have missed. We’re sharing five of our favorite Vail Mountain Lodge ‘secrets’ below:
Complimentary Buffet Breakfast
Each morning, Terra Bistro dishes up a breakfast spread sure to satiate. Even better, it’s free for all hotel guests. The well-appointed “Mountain Buffet” includes all the fixings for an off-the-hook breakfast burrito, including eggs, tortillas, shredded white cheddar, Southwestern black beans, sausage, bacon and homemade pico de gallo, of course. There’s also fresh, seasonal fruit, house-made granola, yogurt, smoked salmon, dry cereal options and a selection of meats and cheeses. Hours 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Phone number 970-476-6836
A Facial with Sally
Sally Peterson started working at The Spa in 1989 as a massage therapist. A few years later she got her Esthetics license so she could work with The Dr. Hauschka skin care line. In fact, she has traveled to Germany several times to study at The Dr. Hauschka headquarters. Sally combines a background in massage therapy with her facial expertise to transport her clients to a place of beauty and peace. A facial with Sally is a completely restful, transformative experience. Call 970-476-7960 to schedule your treatment. Spa Menu
Free fitness, yoga and meditation classes at the Vail Vitality Center
The Vail Vitality Center hosts an impressive variety of fitness, yoga and meditation classes every day of the year, and guests of Vail Mountain Lodge can enjoy nearly all of them free of charge. The over 60 weekly classes include indoor and outdoor group fitness classes, such as cycling, cardio conditioning, Pilates, barre rhythm, TRX, Da Vinci BodyBoards, indoor climbing, free-style vinyasa yoga and guided meditation. The Vail Vitality Center is located on the lower level of Vail Mountain Lodge and also includes a full weight and fitness floor, as well as The Spa. Call 970-476-7960 for more information
The Outdoor Hot Tubs
Vail Mountain Lodge guests have access to all Vail Vitality Center amenities, including the two outdoor Jacuzzis overlooking Gore Creek. The setting is peaceful and secluded, and the sound of water rushing over river rocks and boulders inspires complete relaxation. Lodge guests can also enjoy the oversized men’s and women’s indoor Jacuzzis, steam rooms and saunas, as well as a cold plunge in the men’s locker room and a cold shower in the women’s locker room. All are perfect post-activity options no matter the season or the weather.
Vail’s only year-round, indoor climbing wall
The Vail Vitality Center is home to Vail’s only indoor climbing wall, and it’s a doozie. Spanning one entire side of the spacious gym floor, the climbing wall often hosts professional athletes, though always welcomes amateurs of all ages. Climbing is a great way get fit and to mentally stimulate your brain. And, it’s fun for all ages and abilities. There are a variety of climbing classes offered weekly, including Family Classes, Community Classes, Women’s Climbing Night, Beginner Climbing and even a kid’s climbing team. Learn more
Vail Mountain Lodge is one of the best luxury boutique hotels in the Vail, Colorado! Vail is a world class ski resort and it doesn’t get any better than skiing in Vail, sitting in hot tubs overlooking Vail Mountain, receiving the best massage from talented massage therapists and dining at a 5 star restaurant Terra Bistro. Staying at Vail Mountain Lodge is easy, relaxing, fun and exciting. We have everything a guest wants right in one location in a fantastic location! If you are interested in booking a vacation to Vail, Colorado call us at 970-476-0700 directly for the best rates and view our online specials.