Vail Lodges

The Vail lodges offer excellent locations at the base of the mountain, and since there are options to fit a range of budgets, you don't have to break the bank to stay at one. This is an upscale ski resort, however, so most of the lodges and other hotels are of considerable quality. At the more luxurious Vail ski lodges, the amenities are as plentiful as you could want them to be, and top-notch service can also be expected. It is this mix of quality that makes the Vail lodges so tantalizing.

The Tivoli Lodge has a coveted location in the heart of Vail Village. It also maintains a high level of appeal. In the rooms and suites, guests have such things as flat screen TVs, DVD players, and soft bathrobes at their disposal. Helping to encourage a good night's sleep are luxury linens and down-filled pillows, and since the entire property has wireless Internet access, you can take advantage of that as well. Outside of the Tivoli Lodge rooms and suites, guests will find a pair of outdoor hot tubs with mountain views, a fitness room, and meeting rooms. It's just steps to the Vista Bahn lift when it comes time to get on the mountain, and complimentary breakfasts are available to help you fuel up for the fun day ahead.

Anyone who is interested in the Vail condos will want to keep ski lodges such as the Galatyn Lodge in mind. One of the very best Vail ski lodges, this luxurious, boutique-style hotel provides nothing but spacious condos. These two and four-bedroom units have washers, dryers, gourmet kitchens, and fireplaces. That's just the start when it comes to the standard amenities, however, and it's nice to know that free parking is part of the deal.

If you want to stay at one of the more luxurious Vail ski lodges, you might also consider the Lion Square Lodge and the Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa. Also worthy of its high rating is the Lodge at Vail, and upscale resort establishments such as the Arrabelle at Vail Square should not be overlooked. When trying to save on lodging costs is the aim, however, something like the Evergreen Lodge will be a better fit.

The Evergreen Lodge dubs itself as "Vail's best value full service hotel." Found between the Vail Village core and the Lionshead/Vail Square Village, this budget-friendly lodge enjoys a great location. When guests aren't playing on the mountain or exploring the surrounding village, they can take a dip in the heated pool, soak in the large indoor hot tub, and step into a dry heat sauna. Other facilities include a game room and a fitness room, and meeting space is available if you need it. Both rooms and condo units are available at the Evergreen Lodge in Vail, and they are all clean, comfortable, and well-equipped. As such, you might not see the need to splurge on a more luxurious lodge.

If you don't mind staying just outside of the Vail Village core, another budget-friendly lodge that is worth adding to your list of possible places to stay is the Roost Lodge Hotel. One of the best Vail cheap hotels, the Roost Lodge is positioned at 1783 N. Frontage Road in West Vail. Right across Interstate 70, Vail proper unfolds, and free bus service is available for guests when trying to make the short commute.

One of the best things about staying at a Vail ski lodge is the fact that you will be just a short distance from the lifts. This means that you don't have to waste a ton of time when trying to get on the mountain. Since the Vail ski lodges also offer proximity to shops, bars, and restaurants, you can stay busy after the lifts close for the day. It's the best of both worlds, and should you stay at one of the more exclusive Vail lodges, such as the Tivoli Lodge (pictured), there will also be plenty to indulge in at the hotel itself.

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