Snow fans may have a favorite season, but all-season resorts are perfect spots to enjoy the mountains—no matter the time of year. On your next Colorado trip, check in to the Four Seasons Resort & Residences Vail for relaxation and adventure in any season.
Located at the gateway to Vail Village, the Four Seasons offers easy access to dining and shopping options in Vail, as well as winter skiing and summer activities. The glamorous hotel is also a great place to spend some of your Vail time, with top-notch restaurants, alpine spa, fitness center and swimming pool (with two heated whirlpools).
The Four Seasons’ 121 guest rooms include 24 suites, most with mountain and pool views. All rooms have gas-burning fireplaces, which are perfect during snowy days while you’re waiting for the ideal powder skiing conditions. In addition, rooms include plasma/LCD-screen TVs, DVD player, connection for an MP3 player, Wi-Fi (the free version was fine for my emails and web browsing; the pay version may be necessary for higher speed requirements, like movies), large soaking tub, down duvets and pillows, plush robes, coffee/tea maker, and twice daily housekeeping. Rates start at $225 per night, and vary depending on date of arrival, number of nights and availability.
In winter, the dedicated ski concierge building at the Vista Bahn chair lift fits skis and boots, takes care of your equipment, organizes ski lessons and helps you with other winter outdoor activities (such as snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, or sleigh rides). In summer, the same center coordinates your adventures, whether it’s hiking, whitewater rafting, fly fishing, or horseback riding.
No matter what you do all day, make sure you save time for après anything at the Fireside Lounge, where you can enjoy pre-dinner snacks, delicious cocktails, or decadent winter-time hot chocolate. But don’t fill up yet. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Flame, is more than just a typical American steakhouse—with tableside carved steaks (try the 22-oz. dry-aged Tomahawk), mouth-watering sides and a dessert menu that won’t let you say no.
Head to the Four Seasons spa to unwind, choosing from the indulgent treatment menu. I had one of the Brew & Renew treatments, including beer from local Crazy Mountain Brewing Company. After a fantastic bluebird day with plenty of powder skiing, it seemed like the perfect way to après.
Article and most photos by Jill K. Robinson of Danger Jill Robinson. Cover (top) photo courtesy of Four Seasons Resort & Residences Vail.
I was a guest of Four Seasons Resort & Residences Vail during my stay in Vail.