Vail Four Seasons

Four Seasons Vail
Photo: Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media
Article by Kim Hull


We love staying at Four Seasons resorts.  The Four Seasons are always luxurious and inviting, dog-friendly, and have great staffs and the best of amenities. What’s not to love? The Four Seasons Vail is no exception and is actually one of the best Fours Seasons where we have had the privilege to stay. Here’s why…

Four Seasons Vail
Four Seasons Vail
Photo: Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

Four Seasons Vail: Large rooms with beautiful views

Four Seasons Vail
Four Seasons Vail Photo: Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

Our room on this visit was a mountain view king and it was one of the largest “standard” rooms we’ve had at a Four Seasons.

The hickory entry is impressive, with a built-in cabinet complete with coffee and tea maker, assorted teas, mini fridge and glassware.

Beautifully decorated, the room was warm and inviting with hickory accents, a large stone fireplace, an oversized chair and ottoman, and a nice sized desk with plenty of outlets.

Comfortable chairs on the balcony rounded out the accommodations and were used frequently during our stay as the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine and take in the fabulous view of Vail Mountain.

Four Seasons Vail
Four Seasons Vail
Photo: Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

Four Seasons Vail: Dog-friendly

The room was prepared to enchant even the most discriminating pooch and Kibo instantly gave it two paws up. The fluffy dog bed and two bowls made it very dog-friendly. The homemade puppy cookies made it dog-delightful.

Four Seasons Vail
Kibo at the Four Seasons Vail Photo: Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

Four Seasons Vail: Oversized, luxurious baths

The very large, limestone bath was pure luxury.

A gorgeous soaking tub, long double sink vanity, glass-enclosed shower with rain shower head and separate enclosed WC made for a more than just a nice place to get refreshed.

Four Seasons Vail
Four Seasons Vail Photo: Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

Four Seasons Vail: The best of amenities

All your needs are met with a hair dryer, lighted make-up mirror, big screen TV, and twice-daily housekeeping, should you desire it. But not just conveniences are provided.

Four Seasons lavishes bathrooms with L’Occitane and bath products. Since experiencing L’Occitane bath products at a Four Seasons over a decade ago, our own bath has never been absent of the scent of lemon verbena. In addition to the L’Occitane luxury, the thick robes, softest of towels, slippers, and down pillows and duvets, turn a visit into an experience of comfort and pleasure and not just a hotel stay.

Four Seasons Vail: Pool, bar and other creature comforts

After a morning of hiking or mountain biking, a bit of pool time is a welcome afternoon retreat. As the sun starts to set, the pool-side, open-air fireplace is a good place to curl up and finish the last of the afternoon with a beverage.

And, speaking of beverages, the Fireside Lounge is a wonderful watering hole to meet with friends, while enjoying the beautiful views of Vail Mountain  – and they serve a mean bloody mary.

Four Seasons Bloody Mary
Four Seasons Bloody Mary Photo: Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

Flame, the onsite restaurant, serves a wonderful, diverse breakfast and, throughout the day and evening, provides local-inspired specialties in a casually elegant atmosphere.

On our visit, we did not have the opportunity to utilize the fitness center or visit the spa, which appeared to be the perfect place for a time of relaxation, restoration, and rejuvenation.

Four Seasons Vail
Four Seasons Vail
Photo: Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

Four Seasons Vail:

Location: One Vail Road, Vail, CO 81657, U.S.A. At the main entry to Vail Village, a short walk from the base of Vail Mountain

Design: Contemporary alpine lodge with peaked roofs and wooden beams outside, and natural hickory wood and limestone

Rooms: 118 – 97 guest rooms, 24 suites and 16 private residences

Special touches: Fireplace in every room, L’Occitane bath products, huge closets, rain shower head, robes and slippers, coffee and tea maker

Facilities: Fitness center, game room, library, year-round outdoor pool, sauna, ski concierge, spa, steam room, teen center, whirlpool

Area activities:  All-terrain vehicle excursions, biking, bird watching, canoeing, fishing, golf, hiking, horseback riding, jogging, kayaking, skiing, tennis, whitewater rafting

Spa: 13 treatment room, private couples’ suites, relaxation garden, sport and high altitude therapies

WiFi: For a fee

Restaurants & bars: Flame, Bean and Gone, Pool bar, The Remedy Bar


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