1 . The Pines Lodge

Beaver Creek, Colorado

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 606 - 2896

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Located within the sea of aspen trees, The Pines Lodge is a sprawling top tier ski resort that stands ready to turn your ski vacation into a dream getaway.

The Pines Lodge peaks out from the aspen trees and looks over the postcard like landscape of Beaver Creek Village. The Pines Lodge is ready to help make your ski dream a reality with a wide range of available rooms like singles, doubles, townhouses and condos. Each of the rooms is furnished with the best of amenities including robes, flat screen TV, boot warmers, daily newspaper and much more. Don't forget that the AAA Four Diamond award winning restaurant The Grouse Mountain Grill is located directly off of the main lobby. The Pines Lodge is in a great location for skiing but the surrounding area has many more winter activities like hot air ballooning, dog sledding, shopping, art and fine dining. If your ideal ski vacation is hitting the slopes and taking in all that the area has to offer, The Pines Lodge stands above the rest.

Address

The Pines Lodge 141 Scott Hill Road Beaver Creek, CO 81620

Average rainfall/snowfall

The yearly average snowfall in Beaver Creek is 325 inches.

Related activities

During the summer months the area has some of the best white water rafting in North America.

2 . Manor Vail Lodge

Vail, Colorado

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 370 - 1930

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Unprecedented originality and a venue like no other make the Manor Vail Lodge a must for any winter vacationer.

Step into the toasty grandeur of Manor Vail's rustic-chic condos, three-bedroom suites, and hotel rooms. Condos and suites feature kitchens, fireplaces, flat-screen TVs and DVD players, plus patios and balconies. If you're interested in getting outside and experiencing Vail (of course you are), the lodge is set right at the base of Golden Peak for instant mountain access. Get out and ski and snowboard to your heart's content! Variety is never an issue, as the lodge also offers easy access to Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin. Afterwards, enjoy some cocoa next to a crackling fire!

Address

595 Vail Valley Dr, Vail, CO 81657

Related activities

The resort is a 4-minute walk from the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

Related Onsite Offerings

Other amenities include two heated outdoor pools, four hot tubs, a sauna and a steam room, as well as a spa and an exercise room.

3 . Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa

Vail, Colorado

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 601 - 5920

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Vacations are about kicking back and entering a sublime state of relaxation while enjoying the thrills of regional activities, food and culture. If this sounds like a tall order, you have clearly not witnessed the peaceful yet invigorating effect Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa holds over its guests.

Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa is tucked amidst high treetops and rugged terrain, but is located in the heart of Vail Village. This Rocky Mountain timber lodge houses such rest-inspiring amenities as rich wood trim, soft colors, deep soaking tubs and heated floors in rooms to soothe the body and mind. And though it may not sound conventional, in our opinion, a thrilling nighttime activity is eating at Terra Bistro. An infusion of Southwest, Asian and Mediterranean flavors, each dish is a new and exciting culinary adventure for your taste buds! Speaking of what’s on the menu, The Spa at Vail Mountain Lodge ensures you stay relaxed throughout your stay. As the exclusive provider of renowned Dr. Hauschka’s skin care products in Vail Valley, a facial is not to be overlooked! Take a deep breath of the lavender aromatic facial or gasp at the smoothness of your cheeks after the classic.

Related activities

Terra Bistro is also an exciting journey for your budget – exciting that it doesn’t put you over your budget, that is! Enjoy gourmet tacos, ravioli appetizers and drink specials to name a few!

Highlights

Take the opportunity to have a full wellness experience. Pair a yoga class, Pilates class or personalized instruction with therapeutic spa treatments or a relaxing massage and a healthy lunch.

Related Onsite Offerings

Hear nothing but squeals of joy from your little tykes when you take advantage of Vail Mountain Lodge’s Mountain Family Fun Package. Enjoy three night’s lodging, a dinner at Terra Bistro, semi-private climbing lessons, two spa treatments or two rounds of golf, free breakfast and free access to Vail Athletic Club and classes offered throughout your stay.

4 . Antlers At Vail

Vail, Colorado

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 638 - 5507

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A Platinum lodging rating, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and GreenLeader status, “Best Ski Hotel for Families” by Curbed Ski... A list of Antlers At Vail's awards could seemingly go on forever. Listen to the experts- Antlers is pure Vail luxury.

With an incomparable setting on beautiful Gore Creek, Antlers impresses before you even set foot inside. Once you do that however, you'll be truly blown away. Accommodations range from studio suites to four bedroom vacation homes. A full kitchen, private balcony, daily housekeeping, complimentary WiFi, and heated underground parking are just some of the amenities you can expect, not to mention a crackling fire in your living room fireplace! When you're ready for some adventure, get out and hit the slopes! Antlers offers on-site ski rentals and complimentary ski valet during the winter- you won't find it any easier!

Address

680 Lionshead Pl, Vail, CO 81657

Related activities

The resort is a 4-minute walk from the Eagle Bahn Gondola on Vail Mountain and 9.2 miles from Beaver Creek Resort.

Related Onsite Offerings

Other amenities include a fitness room and a sauna, plus conference facilities.

5 . Vail Rentals by Owner

Vail, Colorado

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 326 - 9906

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The friendly experts at Vail Rentals by Owner would be ecstatic to assist you in your pursuit of the perfect vacation- it's their job, after all!

A selection as broad and diverse as VRbO's can be overwhelming for some, but their user-friendly website makes it easy. There you'll find photographs of every room, detailed descriptions of property features and amenities, and a map with the location of each home in their catalog. Inside the homes and condos you'll typically find a plethora of luxury amenities, including private hot tubs, magnificent views and high speed Internet. The only question is why aren't you already here?

Total area

Vail is only 4.5 square miles

Related activities

The town is surrounded by the White River National Forest, perfect for hiking and snowshoeing!

Fun facts

Vail Ski Resort's first season was in December 1962, and it is the largest ski mountain in Colorado.

6 . Beaver Creek Rentals by Owner

Beaver Creek, Colorado

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 959 - 7596

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It's hard to go wrong staying in Vail for a weekend getaway. But it's easy to go RIGHT- simply rent a property with Beaver Creek Rentals by Owner!

Deja Vu! While it sounds a lot like the previous entry, Beaver Creek Rentals By Owner offers guests it's own unique charms and properties. Guests can choose from over 300 privately owned rental homes and condos to choose from, ranging from large executive homes to cozy condos. Don't let the name throw you- BCRbO possesses properties outside of Beaver creek as well. Whether you're looking in Arrowhead, Bachelor Gulch, Avon, or Edwards, you'll find rustically practical and easy ski-in and ski-out properties. Browse their extensive catalog online and you're sure to find the home of your dreams!

Elevation

8,022′

Related activities

Most places in Vail are accessible by walking, so remember to bring a good pair of shoes!

Fun facts

Vail was named in tribute to Charlie Vail, a state highway engineer.

7 . Sandstone Creek Club

Vail, Colorado

CALL DIRECT: +1 (970) 476 - 4405

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Once you’ve visited Vail, you’ll know you have to come back again and again. So why not have your own place to return to each time? After all, it wouldn’t be a genuine list of Top 10 Vail Winter Getaways if we didn’t have your new vacation home on it!

Our No. 7 pick, Sandstone Creek Club, is an interval living condo resort and your luxury home away from home. Finally, no fussing with dinner jackets, dress shirts and fancy patterned ties. The only apparel you need is simply what you’d wear at home. But do as mother tells you and bundle up before going outside! In the winter, your backyard is a snowy playground at your disposal. In warmer weather, play in the Red Sandstone Creek nearby, hike through the lush meadows or stroll through the heart of Vail. In any season, Sandstone Creek Club has amenities to amuse. While the kids are endlessly entertained in the game room, you can relax on the sundeck, in the sauna, steam room or one of two indoor hot tubs. Tennis courts, basketball hoops and a racquetball court, as well as a pool, keeps any band of Colorado visitors in good spirits.

Related Onsite Offerings

Sandstone Creek Club’s private vans to the heart of Vail Village and Vail’s ski lifts during ski season.

Related activities

Want to stay at Sandstone Creek Club without being an owner? Look into owners that are selling their timeshare weeks for a memorable Vail vacation.

Getting there

From Denver, take I-70 West and from Eagle, take I-70 East. Exit onto North Frontage Road and then take Lions Ridge Loop. Turn right onto Vail View Drive. Sandstone Creek Club will be on your right.

8 . Peak Properties

Vail, Colorado

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 754 - 8245

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We know we’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again. We just cannot skip over options for your Vail home sweet home. Our No. 8 property is for those with an eye for sprawling space and sumptuous style. Allow us to introduce Peak Properties!

Peak Properties is not an average vacation, an average rental or average service; in fact, it’s an above average vacation rental service. One example of the attention they pay to fine details concerning your comfort is your first welcome. Instead of simply giving you a set of keys, a map and a holler of “good luck,” a personal Peak Properties concierge meets you at your residence, helps you with your baggage, gives you a detailed travel itinerary and a full home tour. But we're sure you want to hear about the residences! We were blown away by the 5,800-sq.-ft. Tyrolean Chalet. Once the famous Tyrolean Restaurant, two open-floor residences sleep 10 in the highest of fashion. It did retain one feature of its beginnings: the commercial grade kitchen – but with upgrades like granite counters and a large entertaining space.

Fun facts

Two of Peaks Properties residences, The Tyrolean Chalet and One Willow Bridge Penthouse No. 403, were featured in the December 2008 issue of Departures Magazine, a world-wide luxury lifestyle magazine.

Related Onsite Offerings

Save yourself the headache of waiting for your luggage at the airport. Let Peaks Property coordinate the delivery of your luggage and any winter sports gear.

Related activities

Enjoy Vail’s scenic beauty to its fullest – Nordic skiing, ice climbing, rock climbing or fly fishing. Whatever the outdoors lover inside of you can’t wait to do, let the personal concierge organize your itinerary. All you have to do is indulge in some serious Colorado fun!

9 . The Lodge at Vail

Vail, Colorado

CALL DIRECT: +1 (855) 423 - 2803

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When some people hear “Vail, Colorado getaway” may conjure up images of pitching tents and heating up food over a fire in the middle of a pine and aspen forest with the mountains looming over them. Well, our No. 9 spot is here to assure you there are more luxurious ways to spend your Vail trip.

An icon of luxury in Vail Valley, The Lodge at Vail is the fanciest version of a rustic CO lode we’ve seen – and we like it. We couldn’t think of anywhere else we’d rather be than in a Lodge at Vail guest room, sitting in a high-backed leather chair or snuggled in our soft terrycloth robe and slippers with a cup of coffee made in the comfort of our own room. Well, there is one other place – the signature and famed Wildflower Restaurant. With a menu described as eclectic and creative American cuisine, The Wildflower is one of the area’s only restaurants to offer a tasting menu, but we suggest sampling an entire meal with a glass of wine. There is one more thing to order: an in-room massage to top it all off!

Highlights

Others have been noticing The Lodge at Vail’s impeccable accommodations and service, too! The Lodge at Vail was awarded the AAA Four-Diamond award for lodging and dining at The Wildflower. The Wildflower was also the recipient of the Distinguished Restaurants of North America for the 15th consecutive year.

Fun facts

Vail, Colorado was founded by two former members of the 10th Mountain Division from World War II, Peter Seibert and Earl Eaton. Upon arriving at the summit of a mountain they were climbing, Vail was born and that mountain is now known as Vail Mountain.

Getting there

If you decide to travel by train, Amtrak is 40 miles from Vail and takes scenic routes through the breathtaking Glenwood Canyon to historic Glenwood Springs and to Denver.

10 . Tivoli Lodge

Vail, Colorado

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 451 - 4756

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We’re sure you’re asking what could our No. 10 Vail Winter Getaway have that the other nine don’t? And we’re excited to say – family! This family-owned Vail luxury lodge has all the touches of home with that distinct Colorado style.

The first step into Tivoli Lodge is far from the cold, detached feeling of a hotel lobby – it is more appropriately akin to a familiar mountain home living room. A floor-to-ceiling fireplace, oversized chairs and a leather sofa that you know without a doubt that you can set yourself down in and relax for as long as you’d like. The rooms give off the vibe of your own secure room with plush beds and soft sheets, but are also paired with world-class amenities like Turkish robes and bath towels and sweeping views of Gore Range, Golden Peak and Vail Mountain. But, with an average of more than 300 days of sunshine a year in Vail, don’t stay inside too long! Start the day off with a complimentary Tivoli breakfast and a soak in one of two outdoor mountain-view hot tubs. Feel the warmth stay with you throughout your day of skiing, hiking or downtown Vail shopping.

Related Onsite Offerings

Along with those cozy rooms comes equally pleasing amenities like in-room mini-fridge and coffee services, valet ski and boot storage, reserved underground parking and more.

Related activities

Despite evidence to the contrary, there are several activities in Vail besides skiing! Check out the Vail International Dance Festival, Taste of Vail Festival, Teva Mountain Games and more.

Getting there

From Denver, take I-70 West to Exit 176. Continue under the Interstate and at the roundabout, go east onto South Frontage Road. Once you pass the Vail Parking Structure, take a right at the stop sign onto Vail Valley Drive. Follow Vail Valley Drive to Hanson Ranch Road. Tivoli Lodge is located on the corner of Hanson Ranch Road and Vail Valley Drive.

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