By now, most people have heard that Vail Resorts has decided to purchase wind power from a Boulder company called Renewable Energy. This "green" energy " will cover power use at the company's five ski resorts as well as Vail lodging properties. It is speculated that this decision will make Vail an even more popular ski area than it already is. As such, Vail Colorado hotels will need to be booked well in advance.
A few factors need to be taken into consideration when booking Vail hotels. During the winter season, many Vail hotels have minimum stay requirements. If you are planning to visit during Spring Break or during the holiday seasons, it may be challenging to find a hotel in Vail if you do not book well in advance. Also, while it may be less expensive to stay in the town or in a neighboring town, parking in Vail is very expensive. Weigh the options between the rates for off-mountain lodging in Vail against the price of parking.
If you choose to stay on the mountain, the Lodge at Vail may be a good choice. This Vail hotel is located at the base of Vail Mountain, ten yards away from the village's main ski lift. Amenities include a concierge, valet laundry, currency exchange, business center, babysitting, ski storage and rental, heated swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, exercise room, parking, and meeting space. Summertime golf and hiking are also available.
Most rooms have private balconies, mini-refrigerators hairdryers, and heated towel racks.
Many companies enjoy the perks of booking meetings and conferences at Vail Colorado hotels. Fortunately, there are a number of Vail hotels that are designed specifically for that purpose. For example, the Manor Vail Resort and Conference Center is located at the base of Golden Peak. In the summer, you can explore Ford Park and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. or enjoy one of the many outdoor activities available. Manor Vail is adjacent to the superb Vail ski schools and lifts. Free shuttle and equipment rentals are available for winter guest. You can also enjoy the outdoor heated pool, sauna, hot tubs, steam room, fitness center and Spa all year.
If you are looking for a luxury hotel in Vail, consider the Vail Cascade. The Vail Cascade Resort and Spa is Vail's premier AAA Four-Diamond ski-in, ski-out resort. This is one of the only Vail Colorado hotels that is listed in Conde Nast Traveler's 2003 Gold List as one of the top places to stay around the world. In the winter, you will find the chairlift right outside your door, thus eliminating one of the typical stresses of a ski vacation. Be sure to visit the 78,000 square foot Aria Spa. Year round, the Aria Spa offers 20 percent off of up to two spa treatments before 2:00PM.
Montaneros offers upscale condominium lodging in Vail at the base of Vail Mountain in Lionshead Village. Guests can walk to the Eagle Bahn Gondola and the Born Free Express Quad chairlift, as well as many unique shops and restaurants. Take advantage of the outdoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna. After a day on the slopes, enjoy complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby. This Vail lodging venue offers covered parking, ski storage with boot dryers, concierge, business services, free newspaper delivery, valet laundry, self-service laundry facilities, video rentals, and meeting rooms. Rooms include a full kitchen, spacious living room, dining room, gas log fireplace, cable TV/VCR, bathrobes, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, outdoor barbecue grill, in-room safe, daily housekeeping, coffeemaker, and a private balcony.