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Where to Stay in Vail – a neighborhood guide

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Powder hound or glamor puss? Friends on tour or family with kids? Whatever your style, there’s a resort area of Vail to suit it. There are elegant European-style villages if you want a bit of hustle, bustle, and après-ski entertainment, or you can choose a peaceful mountainside retreat. Vail is all about creating your ski trip your way, with few pretensions or set rules.
Hotels in Vail Village

 

 

Refined and opulent, some of the hotels in Vail Village offer a sumptuous 5-star experience. Many guestrooms in these grand establishments have balconies which open onto spectacular mountain views, while you can also expect stylish bars and perks like free shuttle bus services.

 

Lionshead Village

 

 

Vail’s second village has a relaxed, family atmosphere and a chic, alpine grace. The atmospheric and festive main square, with its outdoor ice rink, provides a central spot for shopping, dining and entertainment, and has an air of magic about it. The Eagle Bahn gondola provides easy access to the slopes, and there’s a free shuttle to Vail Village so you can get the best of both worlds during your holiday.

 

Hotels in Lionshead Village

 

 

From proud, palatial hotels rivaling those of Vail Village to more modest, mid-range condos, Lionshead has a good range of accommodation to suit most budgets. At the top end, you’ll be treated to valet parking, spa services and impressive lobbies with grand fireplaces. The condos offer more flexibility and good value, equipped with kitchenettes and mod-cons including WiFi.

 

Golden Peak

 

 

Home to the Gopher Hill beginners’ ski area and a ski school aimed at getting children ready to tackle the swathes of snow, the Golden Peak area is understandably a hit with families. Apart from the sounds of children playing, it’s a peaceful place to stay, while the shops, restaurants and ski lift of Vail Village are within easy walking distance.

 

Hotels in Golden Peak

 

 

Many of the hotels in Golden Peak provide apartment-style family accommodation. Spacious condos with kitchens, separate living areas and multiple beds are widely available, along with superb mountain views and conveniences such as ski storage. Up the budget a bit, and you’ll benefit from spa tubs, swimming pools, and cozy après-ski bars.

 

Cascade Village

 

 

Another peaceful, slope-side spot, Cascade Village offers lodging for keen skiers and snowboarders looking to maximize their mountain time, with few distractions. The epic views alone are worth getting up early for. The village has its own chairlift to take you up the mountain, and there’s a free shuttle to Lionshead and Vail, so you're never far away from all the action.

 

Hotels in Cascade Village

 

 

Ranging from luxury resort hotels to budget mountain lodges, Cascade Village offers a good choice of places to stay, several with ski-in/ski-out access to maximize your piste time. Opt for luxury, and you’ll be pampered with spa treatments, and even a ski valet service. Families and groups can get good deals on spacious, fully-equipped condos.