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A Skier’s Guide to Vail Lodging, and Where to Find the Best Deals

This Colorado megaresort serves up mega hotel options for every type of ski traveler. These are our top picks—and the best deals to book now.

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With several base areas and all different types of lodging options across Vail’s five-mile span, choosing a place to stay is a bit of an art form. The good news is that no matter what type of accommodation you’re seeking—from roomy condos with full kitchens to the hottest new hotel swinging open its doors in time for the upcoming season—Vail has beds for you and your people.

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Below we rounded up our favorite Vail lodging properties with all different types of ski travelers in mind, then we researched the best room rates or specials currently available to book right now. The flakes are already starting to fly up at Vail’s higher elevations, making today the right time to get planning.

Also Read: Vail Shares Covid Guidelines for the 2021-’22 Season

Families

Antlers at Vail

Antler's Vail
Full kitchens are key when traveling with family. Photo: Courtesy of Antlers at Vail

This Lionshead property has studios to four-bedrooms that are all generously sized and each with full kitchens. The studios, for example, are 650 square feet, which is almost double the size of the traditional hotel room. Other family-friendly amenities at Antlers at Vail include a heated outdoor pool nestled on the banks of Gore Creek, and two hot tubs, including one oversized; onsite ski rentals; bunk rooms in select accommodations; and a great locations 150 yards from the EagleBahn gondola, so no schlepping required. Current Deal: Early-Season Thanksgiving Discount Starting at $960 for Three Nights, Including Turkey Dinner 

Also Consider: Manor Vail is located at the Golden Peak base, right by ski school, so it’s a great location for families with kids taking lessons. The property offers roomy studios to condos, all with full kitchens, plus two outdoor heated pools, four hot tubs, and an on-site restaurant. Current Deal: Stay up to three nights and get 10 percent off, stay four nights and get 15 percent off, or stay five nights and enjoy a 20-percent discount.

Value

Lift House Lodge

Lift House Vail
Smart storage makes sleeping spaces more efficient at the Lift House. Photo: Courtesy of The Lift House

With an enviable location in Vail Village one block from the Eagle Bahn gondola, the Lift House’s studio residences are a good size at a reasonable price point. Each studio features a kitchenette, fireplace, and balcony. The property is low on amenities—there’s no restaurant or fitness center, for example—but for those looking for a place to bed down in a great location, consider this low-key property. Current Deal: Stay 6 nights, get the 7th free.

Also Consider: Vail Racquet Club’s roomy studios and townhomes are reasonably priced, even during the heights of the season. The East Vail location is slightly off the beaten path, making this a quiet retreat, to boot. Current Deal: Book direct at this link for the best rates, free parking, no added fees, and cash-back rewards.

Luxury

The Hythe Vail

Hythe Vail
The Hythe is the newest hotel on the block at Vail. Photo: Courtesy of Marriott Hotels

There’s no dearth of luxury lodging in Vail, so The Hythe Vail will be in good company when it opens this ski season. The new luxury resort property features 344 rooms, 22 suites, and 16 residences appointed with modern mountain decor complemented by rustic blonde woods and open, inviting spaces. The Hythe is part of Marriott’s International Luxury Collection, and was reborn inside the Vail Mountain Marriott, taking advantage of it’s ideal Lionshead location steps from the Eagle Bahn gondola. On-brand amenities include four new restaurants and bars, wellness spa, outdoor pool and hot tubs, and reimagined spaces that have been conceived with community and gathering in mind. The Hythe is set to open in November, and booking can be made through the Vail Mountain Marriott site and will be switched over to Hythe after it opens. Current Deal: Check out specials and book here.

Also Consider: The Four Seasons Vail delivers on all of the expectations one has from a Four Seasons property, from the decadent spa to the heated poolside robes. The standard rooms are generously sized, and there are several dining options, from upscale to casual, to keep most vacationers satiated. Current Deal: Get a daily $75 credit toward breakfast per room.

Character

Austria Haus

Austria Haus roomAustria Haus is a classic Bavarian-inspired chalet with a great Vail Village location. Photo: Courtesy of Austria Haus

The charming Austria Haus is a staff favorite thanks to the warm hospitality and unique ambience of the place that builds on Vail’s Bavarian-inspired roots. Welcoming skiers since the 1960s, Austria Haus is in Vail Village, steps from Bridge Street and all the action. It’s small enough to feel intimate and service-driven, yet big enough to offer amenities such as an outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, lobby lounge and library, and spa. But we’ve saved the best for last: In the spirit of the family-run chalets throughout the Swiss and Austrian Alps, Austria Haus serves a Euro-inspired breakfast spread daily with meats, cheeses, pastries, bread, and more. Current Deal: Epic Pass holders get 20 percent off the lowest rates.

Also Consider: The Sonnenalp is another Bavarian-inspired Vail hotel. It has 112 rooms and suites in a Vail Village location that’s convenient and scenic. The classic Sonnenalp Spa and the heated indoor and outdoor pools are icing on the cake. 

Adventure-Minded

Gravity Haus Vail

Gravity Haus Vail
Gravity Haus is all about maximizing your experiences while on vacation, Photo: Courtesy of Gravity Haus

Gravity Haus opened in September of 2020 with a new lodging concept designed for adventurous ski travelers. The membership-based concept features a four tier levels with monthly fees that starts at $50 and that get skiers perks and free or discounted stays at a Breckenridge location as well as a new Winter Park property. That said, you don’t have to be a member to sample the Gravity Haus experience this winter. The hotel took over the old Vail Mountain Lodge property and gutted the place, now serving up 22 stylish rooms and full slate of guest amenities, including fitness classes, a coffee bar, co-working spaces, a spa, and a restaurant focused on local and sustainable cuisine. Current Deal: Join by October 31 get two free months

Related: Join This Hotel’s Membership Program for Half-Off Nightly Rates, Free Ski Demos, Slopeside Cabanas, and More

Also Consider: Highline Vail, a casual new lodging option with rooms and residences that sleeps from two to 10. This hotel values gathering spaces with amenities like a heated outdoor pool and pool deck, a bar and restaurant, firepits, and shuffleboard. Current Offer: Get 20 percent off stays through Dec. 9 including 50 percent off the resort fee.