Vail Mountain Lodge & SpaNovember 9, 2009 By: Kirk Cassels Travel Agent
The traditional, cozy lobby of Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa welcomes guests to the wellness-themed resort
For most snow enthusiasts, a day on the slopes is a vacation for the mind and soul. For the body, it can be different. Whether conditions are sunny and powdery or windy and icy, muscles ache and the skin takes a beating from UV exposure and low temperatures.
If you have clients that leave it all on the slopes, and get banged up in the process, take a gander at the Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa. Nestled in the heart of Vail Village along the banks of Gore Creek, and a few minutes by foot from Vail Mountain, the hotel’s focus is on wellness orientation and a therapeutic stay.
With 20 expansive guest rooms and seven two- and three-bedroom condominium units, the boutique hotel has the intimacy of a bed-and-breakfast with butler service. Each room includes a gas fireplace with fireside lounge chairs, deep soaking tubs with separate standing showers and bathroom floors with adjustable heating. The Riva Suite is the most popular condo unit, with three bedrooms and a window alcove that overlooks Golden Peak with views of Vail Valley and Gore Creek.
Two blocks from the mountain, and steps away from shopping and dining in the village, the ski-in/ski-out hotel is ideal for those craving easy access to the slopes and village and yet desiring comfortable privacy. With the award-winning Terra Bistro restaurant onsite, and one of the best (yet most laidback) apres hours in town, some guests never leave the building after returning from the mountain.
What make the property more than a ski resort hotel are the details in its Spa and Athletic Center. With 13 treatment rooms with hydrotherapy tubs and massage tables, in addition to a full-service salon and a solarium, the Spa rejuvenates with a menu of holistic massages, facials and signature treatments. Make sure you set your appointment in advance, as it gets slammed from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The onsite Vail Athletic Club is a full-service, 18,000-square-foot space with its own yoga, Pilates and spin studios and Vail Valley’s only indoor climbing wall. Most trainers are professional athletes. One in particular, Ellen Miller, was the first North American woman to summit Mt. Everest from both the north and south approaches.
Come January, the Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa Wellness Center will debut at the property, bringing a new form of wellness. The Center will combine complementary medicine with nutrition, stress-reduction techniques, cardio coaching, strength and flexibility training and spa therapies, while offering the newest in wellness technology, from researched medicine to integrated solutions for well-being. One unique aspect: age-management programs with an “anti-olding” doctor who tests the personal history of blood and measures hormones to suggest exercise and diet routines for a healthier lifestyle.
Agents can contact Lodging General Manager Adam Considine at (970) 476-0700 or [email protected] for more information.