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
More Than a Hotel
At the Sonnenalp, we know that it takes more than a destination to make an impression, more than a vacation to make a memory, and more than a name to make a hotel.
Through five generations of continuous family ownership, we’ve celebrated the spirit of Gemütlichkeit with a heritage of inspired hospitality and European charm. When you stay with us, you’ll discover a getaway that feels like coming home and a hotel that’s refreshingly different, yet warmly familiar.
We believe in greeting our guests as part of our extended family, that the view from your room can change your outlook, and that decades of tradition can create a totally new experience.
Every Trip is Unique
Where you stay should be too.
It can seem like wherever you travel, you arrive at the same place — the same room, the same restaurant, the same activities. Let’s reimagine your next trip.
With a nod to our past and an embrace of the timeless traditions of European hospitality, every detail of your stay is curated and considered. From completely unique rooms that capture your imagination to the specially chosen pillows on
our beds and hand selected art on our walls, you’ll be rested and restored by the comfort and beauty of the Sonnenalp.
And whether you’re drawn to the relaxed luxury of our spa, the eclectic range of our restaurants, or the high country greens of our golf course, your experience with us is as individual as you are — and our exceptionally rated guest service
ensures it’s everything you can imagine it to be.
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