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Lodging in Vail with young kids!

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Lodging in Vail with young kids!

We are planning a family trip to Vail the last week in January. Our children are 10, 8, and 4. Two years ago we rented a house in East Vail but would like to be a bit closer to the slopes this time. There seem to be lots of condos in West Vail for rent. Any suggestions on a nice condo area in a convenient location?

Also, do you recommend driving to the slopes from West Vail or taking the shuttle? What are the parking fees at Vail Village?

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1. Re: Lodging in Vail with young kids!

Check VailonSale.net for last minute lodging deals - you may be able to stay much closer than you think. If possible, it's easiest with the kids to stay in Lionshead, but if you can't stay that close consider Sandstone before West Vail - it's a bit closer.

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2. Re: Lodging in Vail with young kids!

When at all possible, take the shuttle. The parking is expensive. The buses are free and run frequently. I would also recommend the Sandstone area. With children your ages, you might also want to check out Beaver Creek. They have the greatest kids programs and the lodging tends to be a bit less expensive than Vail Village. (only 10 minutes away) Many of the rental properties are also closer to being ski-in/out. For economy, you could also check out lodging in Avon, since it now has a gondola to get you onto the mountain, or you can take the shuttle up the hill. The parking in Avon at the base of Beaver Creek is free. Just an idea!!

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3. Re: Lodging in Vail with young kids!

I would recomend looking at Simba Run - they have the largest indoor swimming pool in Vail and we know kids love to swim and play around outside of skiing.

As mentioned above www.vailonsale.net has Simba Run Rooms listed with rates starting at $199.00 for a 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo with a private skier shuttle bus.

As for getting to and from the mountains, shuttles are the best option hands down. Parking has been tough this year

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