Vail hotels perfect for skiers are aplenty. Thing is, if you aren’t paying attention you’ll wind up paying half a month’s wages for each night you plan to stay, and that’s before the cost of lift tickets or dinners out even enter the equation. Fortunately, there are some good deals in the area for your upcoming ski trip. Here are the top ski hotels in Vail where you can enjoy easy lift access, hot tubs, and the mountain town vibes you’re after — and also do some serious skiing.
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1. Gravity Haus Vail
Gravity Haus is the hub for modern mountain explorers. Their new Vail outlet is a combo high-end hotel and restaurant with social club and adventure tour outfitter. Rent gear for all types of mountain excursions here, toast a craft beer, and chill in rooms outfitted with tempting mountain photography. The aesthetic of Gravity Haus is targeted to the traveling mountaineer, and the vibe on the property is the result of those efforts. You’re bound to make some new friends and/or share great memories with the crew you arrived with. What’s super cool at Gravity Haus is that it offers traditional hotel rooms as well as rooms with bunks and options for families and groups, to split the cost and make Vail more affordable than ever. Just don’t forget to grab a gourmet coffee from the coffee bar in the morning.
Price: From $479 per night
2. Mountain Haus at the Covered Bridge
Staying right at the base of Vail has its perks. The Covered Bridge is one of Vail’s most iconic features, especially when filled with ski-carrying revelers heading towards the lifts in the morning or towards an apres-ski beverage in the afternoon. There’s easy lift access, of course. But with Mountain Haus you also get super cool amenities like hot tub access, large rooms with ski storage, and easy access to rentals, dining, shops, and the entirety of the expansive base village. Take advantage of the kitchenettes and apartment-style layout of the units. Nothing beats watching the sun rise over the mountains in the morning from the large windows in your room (as seen in the photo slide above) and if you want to do an entire vacation without driving, you can do that with a stay here. Vail’s walkable village has everything you need, with additional restaurants and shopping available just down the way in Lionshead.
Price: From $176 per night
3. Grand Hyatt Vail
Staying at the Grand Hyatt Vail is akin to taking all the amenities of an urban luxury hotel and placing them at the foot of one of the world’s best ski areas. The rooms are modern and clean, with ski storage access and walkable rental shops and dining. Ultra-fast wifi is guaranteed, and if you can, request a room on one of the upper floors — the views out over the hills and valley are unbeatable. Of course, expect all the amenities of any Grand Hyatt hotel (including milking those rewards points).
Price: From $557 per night
4. The Bunkhouse, Minturn
Ski town hostels are the stuff of legend. Sure, there’s the beer-filled story hours and community dinners that you’ll find in any hostel the world over. But the stoke that comes from sharing a great day on the hill with a crew of travelers — some you know, some you just met — adds that extra bit of epicness that traditional hotels fail to capture. Plus, The Bunkhouse is refined and nice, including a massive lounge area, community kitchen, fire pit, and mountain lodge touches that actually make this a place you’d want to bring your partner, friends, or family. It’s just down the road in Minturn, not far from the ski resorts of Summit County, a quiet mountain town that retains the charm of a place that hasn’t been overrun by mega-resorts.
Price: From $81 per night
5. Austria Haus
Just off Gore Creek, Austria Haus is the spot to book for a true Euro getaway in the heart of the Rockies. Units in this condo-hotel are designed as apartments or townhomes, with amenities like kitchens and multiple bedrooms that can accommodate groups and couples. Hop on the BreckConnect Gondola first thing in the morning to access the powder and when you return after a day on the hill, relax in the heated outdoor pool. Each unit is decored to the style of royalty, with high thread counts and well-trimmed bathroom and vanity areas.
Price: From $599 per night
6. Evergreen Lodge at Vail
Evergreen Lodge at Vail is quaint, quiet, and cozy — exactly what you want after a day on the slopes. These are defining characteristics of Vail hotels but not always at this price point. The hotel also offers a full bar and game room with both pool tables and an arcade. Your crew will enjoy easy access to apres-activities at iconic spots like Vail Brewing and King’s Club. An indoor pool and hot tub are key to post-ski recharge, as well. The hotel’s continental breakfast will get you going in the morning, and the perk of staying in Dillon is that you’re a few minutes from Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, and Breckenridge — yet Loveland and Copper Mountain are just a quick jaunt up I-70.
Price: From $299 per night