20 Vail Road – Vail, Colorado 81657
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Stefan has been with the Sonnenalp for over 10 years. As such he has a great relationship with all our repeat guests and has a tremendous understanding of the Vaill Valley and the family oriented servcie the Sonnenalp strives to provide to each guest.
5-star Luxury, member of the Leading Hotels of the World
History & Story
Through four generations of family ownership the Sonnenalp remainsVail’s most iconic hide away. Consistently named among America’s top hotels and resorts, the Sonnenalp epitomizes the mix of alpine adventure and timeless European elegance that sets Vailapart.
Deeply rooted in the community, it’s the warmth of the Sonnenalp’s staff, relaxed charm and unparalleled Vail Village location that reveal the true heart of this world-class destination.
Beginning fall of 2016 thru 2019.
We are renovating approximately 20 of our suites during each of our spring and fall seasons with zero impact to our hotel guests.
We are adding new wood flooring, lighting , technology and updated fixtures.
Date added extensions
In 2006, Sonnenalp Hotel added a new wing, increasing the hotel from 90 suites to 128, which is now composed of 123 suites ranging from a junior suite to a one bedroom and 2 bedroom suites and 15 hotel rooms.
In addition, we added an underground parking, a third restaurant and retail space.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Being family owned and operated is a very important aspect of The Sonnenalp.
We are able to provide an unparrelled level of service to all our guests as they have direct access to meeting our owners and General Manager.
The Sonnenalp is located in the heart of Vail Village, just a short walk from the main Gondola.
All the shopping and dining Vail has to offer is easily access bile by walking from the hotel.
Key sites/activities in the area
• River rafting
• Now mobiling
• Snows hoeing
• Fly fishing
• Stand-up paddle boarding
• Horseback riding
The Sonnenalp has a sister property (also owned and operated by the Faessler family) in the Alps of Southern Germany.
The Sonnenalp Kids Club is our complimentary recreation program for children.
Unique in the Vail area, the Sonnenalp Kids Club offers structured activities and adventures for kids under the supervision of our Guest Activities Coordinator.
Most programs take place in the Kids Club, a dedicated room full of toys and art supplies, located at the hotel.
Other activities, like guided hikes on Vail Mountain or indoor rock climbing at the Vail Athletic Club, get the kids active and moving outside of the hotel.
The kid club is open to children ages 3 to 12 (must be potty trained).
This program is offered at no additional cost to our guests, except when additional lift passes or tickets are required.
• Number of suites
Junior Suites (approx. 490-570 sq feet, units feature a gas fireplace, balcony, and heated marble floors in the bathroom along with a sitting area)
Lodgepole Junior Suite, Conifer Junior Suite, Bluespruce Junior Suite, Bristlecone Junior Suite
One Bedroom Suites (ranging from 700 to 770 sq feet, suites feature a separate master bedroom and living room area):
Mill Creek, Crosscreek, Bald Mountain, Gore Creek
Two Bedroom Suites (ranging from 1,050 to 1,600 sq feet. Units feature two separate bedrooms and bathrooms as well as a spacious living room areas):
Golden Peak, Vail Mountain, Castle Peak
• Number of Luxury rooms:
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all:
Restaurants & Bars
• Ludwigs Restaurant
Breakfast and fine dining. Entirely glutten free menu in the evening.
• Bully Ranch
Casual fare for lunch and dinnerservcie.
• Swiss Chalet
Traditional european alpine cusine including foundue and raclette.
• Kings Club
Lobby lounge and bar. Live music in the evenings.
• In-room dining
24-hour room service menu available.
Located at the Sonnenalp Golf Club, Harvest is a casual, family-friendly, new American restaurant featuring local Colorado ingredients.
• Full service Spa features 9 treatmeant rooms
•Indoor/ Outdoor heated swimming pool
•Fittness and wellness center
Corporate & Celebration Events
• Over 5,000 sq feet of meeting space
• Fully staffed conference services department
• Beautiful indoor and outdoor wedding venue
Extra Notable Features
• Sonnenalp Club
• Sonnenalp Ski Concierge, located at the base of Vail Mountain
• Sonnenalp Kids Club
Hotel and restaurant Awards
• #1 on Trip Advisor
• #80 – Travel and Leisure 100 best hotels in the World
• Conde Nast Readers Choice Awards – #4 in the United States and #2 in Colorado
• AAA 4 diamond
Number of employees
250 + depending on the season