We stayed at the Vail Cascade Resort for a few days the week following Thanksgiving as a mini-vacation before the Christmas bustle really set in. I booked the stay online without knowing what to expect exactly, but I was very pleased with what we found. The resort was very quiet after Thanksgiving week, and we felt like we had a lot of privacy. The resort is a bit away from all the hustle and bustle of the main part of Vail, and there is a beautiful walking trail right behind the resort that for a half hour walk, takes you right to the Lionshead village. Also, there is a shuttle bus that picks up right in front of the resort and goes to the other parts of Vail, so you can easily get to the more crowded restaurants and shops, etc. if you want to.
There was a beautiful outdoor hot tub with trees around it, and a view of the mountain behind the resort for relaxing in the evening and watching the moon and the stars. All of the staff was very friendly and the whole resort was extra charming, and without any pretentiousness. There was a comfy library filled with books for hanging out and reading while watching the snow on the trees out the window.
We ordered a pizza delivered through room service, which was excellent. The bar was very intimate, and easygoing. The gym was a full-service gym with every piece of equipment that we are used to at our regular gym, so we were able to continue with our usual routine.
We did get lost one time, as there are two sections to the hotel and you cannot get between the two sections on all floors. Once we figured this out, it wasn't a problem.
I hope to go back, and plan on making this an after-Thanksgiving tradition.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover Hotel Talisa, Vail - Vail's newest luxury mountain getaway, reopening after a multimillion-dollar transformation. Our forested backyard at the base of Vail Mountain promises a one-of-a-kind respite of beauty and serenity balanced with inspired activity no matter the season, with the shops and restaurants of Vail a mere five minutes away. Hotel Talisa's 285 sophisticated new guest rooms and suites acknowledge your outdoor-centric activities with benches and gear storage, with amenities ranging from rainfall showers and soaking tubs for tired muscles. In our atmosphere of residential mountain luxury, you will discover the perfect home base for both adventure and escape. Luxuriously appointed bathrooms. Contemporary décor with indigenous inspiration. Refreshment centers stocked with local and international delicacies. Delightful turn down traditions that send you to sleep with a smile. The inspired décor of our guestrooms tie into the soul of Vail, exuding the spirit of outdoor adventurers, artisans and native tribes alike. Influenced by the best aspects of the Rockies and Alps, the Hotel Talisa will enchant you with culinary creations from around the world. Open all day, the new 3-meal restaurant is open breakfast through dinner, showcasing authentic flavors from the Colorado Rockies and the eight countries that touch the Alps, from Austria to Monaco. Our lounge offers a fireside setting for enjoying inventive après-ski food, drink, music, conversation and floor-to-ceiling mountain views. And our fresh market is a favorite stop for active guests who prefer quick serve and to-go gourmet foods and libations. Guests will delight in blissful and invigorating treatments at the new alpine spa within the hotel along with even more fitness and spa offerings at Aria Spa and Club adjacent to the hotel. And, as Vail's premiere skiing experience, our on-property chairlift provides for Vail's only true ski-in/ski-out luxury resort, with on-site rentals and ticket office, aided by a world-class ski concierge. Enjoy four seasons of outdoor adventures galore with mountain biking along Gore Creek, fishing, swimming, ice skating and more or simply lounging at one of the infinity pools or hot tubs and fire pit socializing. Private cars and complimentary shuttles are available exclusively for resort guests along with dedicated concierges eager to assist in planning your visit. Whether seeking tranquility, adventure or a blend of both - Hotel Talisa, Vail's newest luxury hotel and resort beckons year-round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vail Cascade Resort And Spa
- Vail Cascade Hotel Vail
- Cascade Resort