As the largest, and most visited ski destination in North America, Vail spares nothing when it comes to the guest’s experience. Fine dining, on and off the mountain, luxury spas and high end shopping aren't just niche activities in Vail, they’re the norm.
Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort, is synonymous with a luxury Vail ski vacation. The property features luxurious hotel rooms, suites and two- to five-bedroom residential suites. The Arrabelle is bedecked in alpine furnishings and elegant decor. All guests have access to the pool, spa, and fitness center. Amenities include a gas fireplace, the latest entertainment technology, including flat-screen TVs, a work desk and humidifier. Bathrooms feature marble finishes, jetted soaking tub and steam showers in the master bath, plush bathrobes, slippers, a hair dryer and luxury bathroom amenities. Arrabelle provides a ski valet, which is conveniently located from the gondola and Born Free Express, for your storing and schlepping ease. The Arrabelle’s spa was recently voted by Conde Nast as one of the world’s top 20 spas, so you can bet a treatment, or two, are in high order on a Vail luxury ski vacation.
Nestled at the base of Vail Mountain, the Lodge at Vail is conveniently located just steps from the ski lifts and in the heart of Vail Village, this legendary resort combines Old World charm with world-class service and unmatched beauty. Understated elegance and intimate attention to detail only begin to describe this RockResort property. Renowned for relaxed feel and impeccable personal service, enjoy award-winning restaurants and world-class accommodations where the staff greets you by name and anticipates your every need. Most rooms have balconies and offer a courtyard, poolside, mountain or Vail Village view.
At the gateway to Vail Village, Four Seasons Resort Vail presents a fresh interpretation of a grand alpine hotel. With 121 guestrooms, 35 residence units, the Resort features amazing mountain views, a signature restaurant, Flame, and full-service spa. The property features impeccable amenities, such as a heated pool, flanked by a fireplace. The Four Seasons provide guests with access to outstanding ski valet and concierge services, making a ski vacation a breeze. With the largest guestrooms in all of Vail Valley—each with a soaking tub and a stone fireplace—it’ll be hard to leave the room. The Resort is just steps away to Village nightlife, shopping, al fresco dining and the renowned Village après lifestyle Vail is known for.
While first and foremost a world-class ski destination, Vail is also an acclaimed culinary destination. The Vail fine dining scene will make foodies feel like a pig in mud. Food Network enthusiasts will be delighted to discover that not one, but two Iron Chef heavyweights residing in Vail. Iron Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s restaurant, Matsuhisa Vail, is a must visit for sushi and seafood lovers. The quality of ingredients, construction and preparation of the sushi, sashimi, rolls and Nobu’s famed Japanese-Peruvian fusion specialty plates are outstanding and sure to please the most discriminating palates. Iron Chef America contestant Kelly Liken’s namesake restaurant is sure to impress connoisseurs keen on the food to table movement. Kelly’s menu incorporates local, seasonal Rocky Mountain produce, meats and fish.
A Vail fine dining tour isn't complete without an evening at Sweet Basil. Vail’s original upscale restaurants recently celebrated its 35th year in business. If this restaurants storied reputation doesn't entice you, its modern American bistro menu and exceptional wine list surely will. For high-end contemporary French food La Tour in Vail Village is an absolute must. There are several creative, and delicious, Asian-fusion appetizers to choose from, classic cheese plates, and the crème brulee flambé is to die for. Larkspur Restaurant, despite its location in the lodge at Golden Peak base area, offers swanky, cosmo ambiance paired with contemporary American fare and an incredible wine list.