Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail
Vail, United States of America
based on 7 nights
per person for 7 nights based on 2 people sharing a mountain room king on a room only basis with return private transfers.
At a Glance
Luxurious accommodation and impeccable service make the Four Seasons a great choice
Great location in Vail village with hotel shuttle service to the slopes
Complimentary 'Kids For All Seasons' program for 5-12 year olds, and a Teen Center for the older ones
Good choice of accommodation, ranging from deluxe rooms to four-bedroom Residences
Outdoor heated pool and spa with extensive treatment range
Dedicated ski concierge catering for your every need
Best time to Visit
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The ski season in the United States is longer than that in Europe. Most resorts open sometime in November, with Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday in that month) being a common opening time, and stay open until mid to late April. The Rocky Mountains in Colorado and Wyoming have the highest peaks and due to the semi-arid climate, have abundant snowfall with some great powder. The exceptionally high altitude means December through to February can be extremely cold, with temperatures sometimes reaching as low as -12C, although the skiing conditions remain very good. Warmer temperatures in the Spring mean more variable skiing conditions and softer, forgiving snow.
The Four Seasons Vail is a luxury hotel just a short shuttle run from the slopes. Beautifully styled and welcoming, this 5* hotel has outstanding facilities for families and a good choice of restaurants, making it an ideal place to stay in Vail.
At the foot of Vail Mountain, the Four Seasons is a contemporary, luxury hotel with strong Alpine influences. Decorated in dark rich woods and clad in limestone, the hotel oozes style, and the service is impeccable. Facilities for adults and children alike are excellent and we would strongly recommend this as a choice for your family's first foray to the States.
Rooms, suites and residences are classic 'Four Seasons' in style - lots of wood and creams with a feel of 'mountain chic'. All have fireplaces and a balcony or terrace, and residences have fully-equipped kitchens, dining areas and living rooms which are great for families wanting a homely feel.
The Flame Restaurant is chic and laid back, serving slow-cooked fine mountain fare. Or after a day on the slopes, ease into the evening at the Fireside Lounge, with its charcuterie and tapas selection, impressive wine and cocktail list. The hotel provides a good children's menu, and children under four eat for free.
For après-ski relaxation, the large heated outdoor pool invites you to go for a swim as snowflakes swirl above. Stepping out of the water, you’ll find a Four Seasons attendant ready to wrap you in a heated robe and escort you to the open-air fireplace for hot chocolate with homemade chocolate marshmallows! If winter swimming sounds too bracing, you might be better suited to the warmth of the alpine Spa with its range of revitalising massages and beauty treatments. Or relax in the sauna, eucalyptus steam room and Jacuzzi, all the while, your children having their own great time at Kids For All Seasons.
The Four Seasons is just a stroll to the dedicated ski concierge at the Vista Bahn chair lift, where your equipment is waiting and your boots are warmed.
The Four Seasons Vail has 121 good sized rooms ranging from double rooms to suites and residences. Views from the rooms are of the garden, the village or the mountains. Rooms feature bathrobes and slippers, hairdryer, L'Occitane bath products, internet access, plasma/LCD screen television, DVD player, safe, minibar and tea/coffee maker.
One king or two double beds. Can accommodate two adults and two children. These rooms offer a furnished terrace and a comfortable living area with a gas-burning fireplace. Limestone bathroom,
soaking tub, glass-enclosed shower, double vanity sinks, separate WC. 42-inch flat-screen TV, DVD player/CD Clock radio, access to CD/DVD library,
iHome docking station, Wireless Internet access.
Guest rooms offer views of the garden, village or mountain.
Range of suites offering ideal luxury lodging for couples or small families looking for a little extra room, with a separate bedroom and gas-burning stone fireplace. King bed - 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children notes. Extra bed - one rollaway or two cribs or toddler beds. Limestone bathroom, soaking tub, glass-enclosed shower, double vanity sinks, separate WC. 42-inch flat-screen HDTVs,
DVD player/CD Clock radio, access to CD/DVD library, iHome docking station, Wireless Internet access.
Two, three and four bed residences decorated in a contemporary Western style. Single or split level, the residences have a full-sized kitchen, large living area and fireplace, and all rooms are en-suite. Furnished terrace with great views.
Master bathroom with deep soaking tub and separate steam shower. Large flat-screen HDTVs,
surround sound stereo system (living room) and access to DVD/CD library. Fully equipped professional kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances. Dining table for 8.
Wireless Internet access
Guest powder room
The Four Seasons is perfectly set up for children and young families. Complimentary items include equipment to childproof guest rooms, use of highchairs, playpens, strollers and baby joggers. Baby shampoo, wash, powder and lotion is supplied, as well as emergency baby supplies - nappies, formula, bottles and bottle warmers. Towelling robes and slippers are also supplied in the bedrooms for children.
The ski concierge will arrange all your children's lessons, and for a bit of added fun and adventure, can organize dog sledding or horse drawn sleigh rides. You'll find ski biking, tubing and much more on Adventure Ridge at the top of Vail Mountain. One thing’s for sure, your children will never tell you they’re bored.
The Flame Restaurant has a children's menu and the hotel has a good selection of toys for the bedroom, dining room and pool. There are even flashlights and tents for the bedrooms, for an extra bit of Western excitement.
With 24 hours’ notice, the hotel can arrange reliable babysitting services for your little ones but will do everything possible to accommodate requests with shorter notice. There is an hourly fee for this service.
|The Teen Centre||
The Teen Center is a place your older children can call their own, where they can enjoy a little downtime in between skiing and going out to dinner. The games room features an air hockey table and pool table. There’s also a Cyber Café and TV lounge with Wii. Kids can also enjoy a touch of the après-ski lifestyle with the refreshment stand.
Guests at The Four Seasons Vail have a wealth of facilities and services at their disposal - from the well appointed spa to the dedicated ski concierge service at the Vista Bahn lift. For those who'd like to ski another area for the day, the hotel has two Mercedes for use to drive yourself.
Located at the Vista Bahn lift, this is a full-service concierge team, available to assist Four Seasons guests with equipment rentals, ski lessons, maps, weather reports, ski condition information and more. Upon check-in to the Resort, guests who wish to ski will be fitted with appropriate boots and skis by a boot fitter. Their information will then be transferred via computer to the Ski Concierge building, where their boots and skis will be selected and placed in a locker corresponding to their guest room. These state-of-the-art lockers feature a system that air-dries boots and gear. When a guest arrives at the Ski Concierge, their pre-fitted boots and skis are presented, with boots warmed and skis expertly waxed and tuned to suit the day’s conditions and the skier’s preferences. Before hitting the slopes, guests can enjoy complimentary fresh-baked muffins and coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
Enjoy a swim even as snowflakes swirl above, or soak in an adult-only whirlpool (a second one is reserved for kids). As you step out, a Four Seasons attendant will wrap you in a heated robe and escort you to the open-air fireplace, where you may relax with a warm beverage in hand.
Fully equipped gym, personal trainers, studio classes, sauna and steam room.
Jenny James (Staff)
The Four Seasons really has the wow factor, located in the heart of Vail Village moments from the slopes. The hotel looks most impressive at night, the illuminated wooden building looks simply stunning. The outdoor swimming pool and hot tubs are the ultimate place to enjoy an aprs ski drink in the steaming hot water. The accommodation is a mix between rooms / suites and condo apartments with full kitchens, living rooms and 2-6 bedrooms. Four Seasons Vail is a great property for families, each guest receives a personalized children's gift or amenity - they really do pride themselves on first class personalized service. There is also a children's club (potty trained - 12 years old) and teens games room on site. For access to the slopes, guests would usually walk (5 mins) or be driven (2 mins) over to the ski concierge which is at the base of the gondola where your kit can be left after skiing. The walk back to the hotel is an easy 5 minute stroll through the pedestrianised village.
Kate Newman (Staff)
Four Seasons Vail is an amazing experience for families with great room selections and a real personalized service for the children. The heated swimming pool is a great treat after a day on the mountain, children and adults alike will enjoy the complimentary hot chocolate and brownies wrapped in heated towels keeping warm by the outdoor fire pits. The games room is another great feature for the children while adults relax in the lounge which a nice evening aperitif.
Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, Adventure Ridge at Vail has fun activities for all ages at over 10,000 ft! A family experience like nothing on earth...
Epic Mix Racing
Guests in Beaver Creek can see how their skiing stacks up against World Champion Ski Racer Lindsey Vonn and share their results with family and friends via social media with EpicMix.
Party at 10,250 on Vail Mountain, at one of North America's most exclusive nightclubs.
Lunch at the 10th
After pounding the slopes all morning, you deserve a well-earned break so why not book a table at one of Vail's most famous fine dining mountain restaurants.
Nordic Center in Vail
Whether it be snow-shoeing, cross-country or tele-marking programs, why not visit the Nordic Center to try something different on the mountain this year?
Ski Girls Rock
Ski Girls Rock is now available in Vail AND Beaver Creek - this program was inspired by Lindsey Vonn.
Ski the Birds of Prey Downhill
The World Cup Downhill is right at the top of the Beaver Creek mountain so after finding your feet during your ski vacation why not try the Birds of Prey?
Women's tours of the mountain
Complimentary Women's tours are the best way to explore this amazing mountain, if you are looking to make some friends or are feeling a bit nervous about skiing somewhere different.
Location & directions
Vail, United States of America
The Four Seasons is at the foot of Vail Mountain, just a few minutes walk from the Vista Bahn lift.
How to get there
It is a 10-hour international flight from the UK, followed by an hour's internal flight direct to Vail, or a 3-hour car transfer.