By Brandon Quinn
Vail lodging and accommodations are separated into four distinct villages. These include Vail Village, Lionshead Village, East and West Villages. These areas of the Vail Valley all offer unique lodging options for those looking for everything from luxury vacation rentals to cozy condominiums. Below is some information to help guide you to your ideal Vail lodging.
Vail Village Lodging
A vacation to Vail Village is what Colorado mountain getaways are all about. Vail luxury hotels and lodges offer a level of refinement not found in other resorts. Many lodging accommodations in the Vail Village serve up ski in / ski out access to North America’s largest ski resort. Some choose this area for it’s direct access to slopeside lodging at the Vista Bahn Lift. Looking for some nightlife? In the Vail Village, you are surrounded by a long list of clubs, restaurants and bars.
Lionshead at Vail
Nestled at the base of the Vail Ski & Mountain Resort, the Lionshead Village offers unmatched location to Vail’s only gondola. Just steps from the Lionshead Vail Gondola, this unique alpine village affords sophisticated hotels, lodges and luxury condo rentals. Grab your skis or snowboard and let the spacious Vail gondola whisk you to the top of Eagle’s Nest where you will experience jaw-dropping scenery of the Colorado Rockies. Descend North America’s largest mountain resort and relax in the comfort of your own Lionshead Village lodging in Vail.
East Vail, Colorado
The East Vail lodging area rests at the base of the Gore Range. Here, Vail recreation is literally out your front door. From many of the East Vail vacation rentals and condominiums, you can hear the roar of the nearby cascading waterfalls. In the winter, East Vail is well known for challenging ice climbing. Many vacation goers fill their day with skiing at the resort and then relax in the comfort of their own secluded mountain home or condo rental. East Vail also provides Vail luxury rentals for those looking for sophisticated lodging. Explore hidden snowshoe trails and endless hiking. The summer months in East Vail provide sensational biking trails for those looking for a little exercise. This area is just 5 miles from the Vail Village and Lionshead. Enjoy the free transportation which runs from East Vail to all other areas in the Vail Valley.
West Vail, Colorado
The ideally situated West Vail lodging area lies directly adjacent to the ski resort. Here, the excitement of Vail is a stone’s throw away while still providing solitude and convenience. West Vail provides affordable lodging, luxury condominiums, shops, restaurants and supermarkets. West Vail has everything from hotels, vacation rentals, Vail lodges, homes and several hotels. West Vail caters to recreation enthusiasts looking for direct access to hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding and even ice skating. An interesting afternoon can also be spent visiting Vail’s historic ski museum.