Vail Resort Bus
Vail Resort Buses are FREE and run regularly between the eastern end of Vail Village and the western end of Lions Head.
Scheduled buses to East Vail and West Vail run frequently as well.
The Arrabelle at Vail Square
The Arrabelle is in the Lion’s Head area by the base of the Eagle Bahn gondola. Designed to look like a traditional Central European building, the hotel has just 36 guest rooms but these are all large, high-tech and come with the services of a private butler. Hotel amenities include a luxurious spa, French restaurant and a bar.
675 Lionshead Place
Tel: 00 1 970 754 7777
The family-owned Tivoli Lodge is located in the centre of Vail Village and has been recently renovated. It successfully combines the traditional, Tyrolean decor so popular in Vail with modern amenities and friendly service. Splash out on the Peter Seibert Suite, which has 360-degree views of the mountains.
386 Hanson Ranch Road.
Tel: 00 1 970 476 5615
Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa
The Lodge & Spa is much loved by regulars who claim it is like staying in a boutique B & B with the facilities and service of a top-end hotel. The 28 hotel rooms and two- and three-bedroom apartments have recently been refurbished in a simple, contemporary style and the spa is one of the best in town.
352 East Meadow Drive
Tel: 00 1 970 476 0700
The Lodge at Vail
A Vail institution, the Lodge opened in 1962, a month before the resort itself first welcomed guests. Since then, the chalet-style hotel has undergone various renovations and extensions – it now has 165 seriously luxurious rooms, two restaurants, a new spa and a great bar. Prices are considerably higher than the $10 per night rate of the 1960s.
174 East Gore Creek Drive
Tel: 00 1 970 476 5011
A relatively rare accommodation option in Vail, Chalet Columbine is a fully-catered, traditional Alpine-style chalet that sleeps 10 to 11. It is located in a quiet, attractive spot by the Vail golf course, which is about five minutes' free bus ride from the centre of town and lifts. The chalet has an outdoor hot tub and large sun terrace.