What: Each of Four Seasons Resort Vail’s 121 guest rooms, suites and residences features a stone gas fireplace, a cozy furnished terrace with snowy views and warm Western-contemporary décor. Plus, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel provides a ski concierge who provides equipment rentals and lessons for those who’d like to take on the 193 alpine trails. Larger parties can splurge on one of the hotel’s private residences, which offer multiple bedrooms and baths (with soaking tubs and separate steam showers), generous-sized dining tables and lounge-worthy seating areas with large flat-screen TVs and surround-sound stereos.
Where: Four Seasons Vail is a short walk (or shuttle ride) from the Vista Bahn chairlift, connecting you with some of Vail Mountain’s more than 5,000 acres of skiable terrain. The bustling Vail Village provides plenty of boutique shopping and après-ski spots for a bite or a hot beverage.
When: Vail’s 50th anniversary is December 15, and the resort town will commemorate the occasion with an outdoor party in Vail Village’s Mountain Plaza that will conclude with a fireworks display. But even after that celebration has come and gone, you can honor the milestone with Four Seasons Resort Vail’s 1962 package, available through April, which includes a 50-minute massage, a $50 credit at Flame restaurant, two 1960s cocktails at Fireside Lounge and a stay in a Four Seasons Executive Suite. The package is aptly priced $1,962 per night.
Why: Four Seasons Resort Vail is not only super convenient for some of the best skiing in the United States, but it offers more than one decadent way to warm up from the cold (and who doesn’t love that?). Besides its quaint in-room fireplaces, the hotel has outdoor fire pits, an indoor fireplace and Haut Chocolate cocktails at Fireside Lounge. There’s also a year-round heated pool, where you can take a dip, then slip on a heated robe, hang around the outdoor fireplace and sip cider.
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