How To Splurge Or Save In Vail

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No matter the amount you’re willing to spend on your Vail vacation, this majestic Colorado town can be the perfect place for everybody, whether you’re ‘balling on a budget’ or you choose to ‘go big or go home’. While summer is gaining popularity, the winter months in Vail are the busiest time of year as people from all around the world flock here for the excellent events, not to mention the fun activities. Whether you’re more shoestring budget or champagne taste, there are an abundance of options available for your personally customized getaway to Vail. Come for the food, come for the outdoor activities, or come with the family – we’ve compiled a few suggestions on how to splurge or save in Vail.

vail-diningThe Foodie Weekend

Vail is home to many extraordinary culinary establishments filled with excellent selections of tasty and local food. Whether you’re seeking a gourmet fine dining experience or some cheap eats with awesome bang for your buck, there’s something scrumptious for everyone in Vail.

Splurge: If you’re looking to go extravagant, there’s few places better than Arrabelle, where the ultimate in luxury radiates from every room in this five-star ski-in/ski-out resort experience. The elegant alpine romance of the Arrabelle is second-to-none, and the rooftop pools and blissful spa make your splurge entirely worthwhile. For the finest dining experience in Vail, dress up and head to The 10th Restaurant, a recently-opened restaurant right on the mountain that overlooks the majestic Gore Range and offers world-class cuisine with a focus on Modern Alpine classic. Be sure you make reservations far in advance.

Save: If you’re looking to save money on your Rocky Mountain vacation, think about staying at Vail 21, a quaint three-star property located a good snowball’s throw from the gondola. Vail 21 is one of the very best economy lodging options in town with one- and two-bedroom units in a wonderfully retro style. For cheap tasty eats, pop into The Little Diner for legendary all-day breakfast in Lionshead. Or check out Moe’s Original Bar B Que for good ol’ Alabama-style, fresh from the pit, BBQ – a southern soul food revival.

Vail Family SnowshoeThe Outdoors-y Weekend

If there’s one thing Vail has in abundance it’s outdoor adventure. From big powder skiing to backcountry snowmobiling, there is something for everyone to get out into the great outdoors and experience the wonders of the Colorado Rockies.

Splurge: To go big before you go home in Vail, stay at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa, an elegant experience at one of the finest hotels in Colorado. Here you’ll be pampered in the lap of luxury at this ski-in/ski-out property tucked into the wilderness that serves as your home base for your outdoor adventures. Head out on a snowmobile tour into the backcountry to charge through deep snow drifts and down wooded trails. And afterwards, reward yourself with a spa experience at the 30,000 square-foot Allegria Spa, back at your hotel.

Save: To make the most of your hard-earned dollars, stay at Antlers at Vail – just 150 yards from the Lionshead gondola and brimming with charm. Rent an individually owned and decorated condominium and feel like a home away from home with everything you could need on your ski vacation. Then head out on the hiking trail behind Antlers to explore the mountains – or stop by Minturn Anglers to rent fly fishing equipment (yes, you can fly fish in the winter) and take part in the free casting lessons to work on your zen-like form.

Vail Adventure_Ridge_FamilyFun_by_Jack_AffleckThe Family Weekend

Bring the family down for a weekend in Vail because chances are there’s an excellent event happening that everyone of all ages will love, as well as some accommodation options and activities perfect for families looking for some genuine quality-time.

Splurge: Sometimes you just gotta splurge on a memorable family vacation, and when you do, you’d do well to stay at the Manor Vail Lodge. There is an great pool area and outstanding kids menu for room service; as well as excellent fine dining right on site at Lord Gore and a great library of books and DVDs. We recommend arranging a private lesson for your whole family on the slopes of Vail and make a day of it. And check out the Adventure Zone on the top of the hill for a stadium-sized snow park full of fun times with ski bikes, kids snowmobile track, a slippery slope of rip-roaring tubing lanes, bungee trampoline, and snowshoeing.

Save: If you’re looking for an affordable family excursion to the Colorado Rockies, may we present to you the Vail Racquet Club. There’s a great kids playground right on site as well nice trails to walk around the lake and through the forest. Head over to Pazzo’s Pizzeria for the best après ski pizza in Vail with a fun atmosphere.

Call our central reservations destination experts at 1-800-649-9960 for even more advice on the optimal Vail vacation, whatever your budget or activity level. We’ll find you something perfect. 

Whether you’re looking to splurge or save, we all appreciate a good deal. So check out our Vail Specials and Discounts page for the best possible deals out there on accommodation.

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  1. Nenna
    Posted March 3, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    I would personally like to go on the Outdoors-y Splurge Weekend at the Park Hyatt. The spa is absolutely amazing and their prime location at the foot of Beaver Creek is ideal for getting that first chair lift up in the morning!

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