The Lodge at Vail USA
The Lodge at Vail
174 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657
Owned and Operated by Vail Resorts Inc.
Date of Creation
Historic Lodge at Vail built in 1962
Hotel General Manager
Katherine Grattan started with Vail Resorts in 1999 and has been instrumental in opening several key properties in Breckenridge. She supported the opening of Mountain Thunder Lodge near Breckenridge Main Street, Crystal Peak Lodge on Peak 7 and One Ski Hill Place at the base of Peak 8. Kate is not just passionate about luxury hospitality but she is also an outdoors enthusiast and loves to hike, bike and ski. Today she manages the most historic and iconic hotel in Vail Resorts as well as our most luxury slope side Chalets.
There are no strategies to expend development at this time.
THE LODGE AT VAIL
History & Story
In March of 1957, after seven hours of climbing, two former members of the 10th Mountain Division, Peter Seibert and Earl Eaton, arrived at the summit of what was later to become known as Vail Mountain. On that golden afternoon, as they dropped into the untracked powder and carved their way back to the valley floor, the dream of Vail began.
Since 1962, The Lodge at Vail has been a prime destination for visitors both frequent and new – from all corners of the Earth. The Lodge at Vail’s natural surroundings – crisp, white mountaintops and snow-trimmed evergreens have become synonymous with history and adventure. Fulfilling the now common fantasy of the warm, cozy suite to come home to after a day of skiing in the frosty air, The Lodge at Vail has become a classic icon of the Vail Valley.
The Luxury Rooms were renovated in 2019 with new carpet, mirrors, furnishings, drapery, mattresses, painting redone and refreshed
Deluxe Rooms Renovated in 2016
Lobby Renovated in 2016 : New furnishings, couches, artwork, lighting upgrade, new lamps and new carpet
Date added extensions
Rock Resorts Spa added in 2006 and Elways, upscale steak restaurant on site was added in 2011 but no property extensions since.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
The Lodge at Vail is Vail’s first lodge ever to be built. The building is filled with historic charm but with all the modern comforts and luxuries guests need. Complimented by its incredible service levels, the Lodge at Vail is a very special hotel and a favorite among return guests.
Located at the base of Vail Mountain, in the heart of the vibrant Vail Village, you’ll find all you need within a few steps of our front door. From the village’s main ski lift to the world of boutiques, shops, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, Vail’s pedestrian village awaits groups both large and small.
Key sites/activities in the area
With an average of over 300 days of sunshine a year, the Vail Valley is alive with outdoor activity during every season. With the ski slopes just steps away, guest can access world class skiing at a moment’s notice.
Guests will enjoy our luxurious, newly completed Vail spa, which features 11 treatment rooms, seven massage rooms, a fitness center and modern facilities, as well as a new skier service center, exclusive ski club and more. It’s everything that you should expect from luxury hotels in Vail.
When Vail Mountain opened for skiing on December 15, 1962, with a single gondola, a pair of chair lifts, eight ski instructors, and a $5 lift ticket, The Lodge at Vail had been open for merely a month. However, designed with a classic Alpine character, at the base of the ski slopes, The Lodge at Vail soon became the cornerstone property of what would eventually become the vibrant Vail Village of today.
From its humble beginnings, Vail’s founders could never have dreamed that their vision, (with a gondola ride, breakfast, dinner, and lodging priced at just $10 in 1963), would someday turn out to be North America’s premier ski resort. Nor could they have imagined that the classic 65-room chalet-style inn just steps from Chair 1 would one day transform into a world-renowned mountain hotel and spa.
The concierge staff at the Lodge at Vail can help arrange premier babysitting services.
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 80
32 King Deluxe rooms
23 Queen/ Queen Luxury rooms
2 King Executive Suites (Deluxe room suites)
6 King Luxury Suites
11 King Luxury rooms
6 Queen/Queen Luxury rooms
Restaurants & Bars
• DINING & SHOPPING
Experience world-class shopping for the skier, the fashionista, the gourmet and the outdoor enthusiast in Vail Village and the new Vail Square in Lionshead. The village restaurant choices are as varied as the trails; from the finest European cuisine with award winning wine lists to Brats and local brews, from Game Creek Club to Cucina and Elway’s at the Lodge at Vail.
The Lodge at Vail, just adjacent to the Chalets, offers a traditional skiers’ breakfast buffet and a la carte menu and fantastic après cocktails and appetizers menu by their new outdoor fire pit and newly renovated bar.
Elway’s is located at the Lodge at Vail and offers upscale dining and prides itself on their U.S.D.A prime hand-cut steaks.
Recognized as the number one ski resort in North America, Vail delivers the best on and off mountain pursuits including world-class skiing, snowboarding and a full array of summer leisure activities from golfing to fly-fishing, mountain biking and hiking. Guests also enjoy Vail’s new summer and winter experience, Adventure Ridge, featuring a multitude of activities including a four line, 1,200 foot zip line and two challenging aerial courses, all while maintaining fun for every age.
• Access to the Lodge at Vail Rock Resort Spa: 7,500-square-foot RockResort Spa featuring a variety of treatment rooms, separate men and women locker rooms with steam rooms, saunas, and whirlpools and a large co-ed relationship lounge, 3,500 square-foot fitness complex.
• Access to the Lodge at Vail’s outdoor heated pool and jacuzzis
Corporate & Celebration Events
If you’re mixing business and pleasure while staying at the Lodge at Vail, we offer a number of services and facilities for destination weddings, group meetings and conferences in our Vail Hotel. Our conference services department and our full service concierge desk exist to make sure your meetings go as smoothly as possible. The Lodge at Vail has banquet facilities equipped with audio/visual equipment and support to make your meetings an even bigger success.
Extra Notable Features
• Ski/Snowboard passes, lift tickets, ski rentals available to book in house or in advance
• Private ski or snowboard lessons available to book in house or in advance
• Exclusive access to golf at the Private Red Sky Ranch golf course
• Winter : World class skiing and snowboarding right out the doors, Adventure Ridge (ski biking, zip lines, tubing, mountain coaster), snowmobiling tours, dog sledding tours and so much more !
• Summer Activities : Adventure Ridge (zip lines, tubing, ropes courses, mountain coaster) Fly Fishing, White Water Rafting, Horseback Riding, hiking, premier golfing and mountain biking
• Private Chef or Cooking Classes available to book.
Hotel and restaurant Awards
Received a ranking of #11 by the Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Awarded for the Best Hotels in Colorado
Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence Award (2016- 2019)
Received Booking.com Guest Review Award
Received a ranking of #16 by the Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Awarded for the best Hotels in Colorado
Lodge at Vail was ranked #15 of all Colorado Resorts by U.S. News and World Reports
Number of employees
350 during peak season