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Ski Resort Life

Light My Fire in Vail

Warm Glow from Firepits at Vail Cascade Ignites Romance with the Light My Fire Package

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VAIL, Colo.

– The Vail Cascade is setting the mood for romance with its special Light My Fire package. The resort just completed a $30 million renovation which included three slopeside and streamside firepits along picturesque Gore Creek. Light My Fire takes advantage of this idyllic setting by inviting couples to cozy up for an evening of romance.

The Light My Fire offer includes overnight accommodations, breakfast for two, three-course dinner at the new Atwater on Gore Creek restaurant and a reserved seat for two around one of the Cascade’s new firepits along with a signature blanket to help keep couples warm outside. Couples can take home the signature blanket as a memory of their stay at the resort. The package is available throughout the year and rates begin at $549 per night during the winter season, $309 in the spring and fall seasons, and $359 in the summer.

For more information or to book the Light My Fire package, please visit

or call 800-420-2424.

The 292-room Vail Cascade provides slope-side access to the largest single-mountain ski resort in North America. The mountainside resort recently completed a $30 million renovation and offers 27 suites, and more than 80 spacious condominiums and private homes to choose from.

Nestled at the base of Vail Mountain, Vail Cascadeis Vail’s only ski-in/ski-out AAA Four Diamond resort. An abundance of off-slope activities also abound including snowmobiling, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, dog-sled rides, winter fly-fishing, ice climbing, indoor and outdoor ice skating, hot air balloon rides and hut trips.

The Vail Cascade features the 78,000-square-foot Aria Spa Club. The Spa offers more than 10,000 square feet of rest and relaxation found in 14 treatment rooms. Guests also can train and take advantage of one of the fitness center’s many programs from group classes to personalized instruction. After an afternoon of working out at the fitness center or in nature’s playground, guests can refuel at the new Atwater on Gore Creek restaurant which opened in December 2008.

The Vail Cascade is one of more than 30 independent, upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers by Destination Hotels Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. To protect and preserve the unique communities in which the company operates, Destination launched Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program in 2008. New for 2009 is the 582-room Terranea Resort situated on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in southern California. The 102-acre ocean front resort will feature a 25,000-square-foot destination spa, three swimming pools, three restaurants and a Todd Eckenrode-designed par three golf course. In addition to Terranea in the greater Los Angeles area, Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels Resorts collection, please visit