We enjoyed our stay at Vail Cascade Report & Spa. Our main trip was elsewhere, and we wanted to try Vail for a few days on the way. This was a great way to do so at a more reasonable price than at some other lodging options.
The Cascade is pretty family friendly and everyone is welcoming and helpful. The restaurant and public areas are nice, too. They have some limited programming for families, like s'mores and apres ski cocoa, but not a kids nite out or anything like that.
We love being ski in/out, so this made the Cascade a great option for us, but you do need to know that some part of your afternoon will be spent carefully getting back to the exact trail you need to get back to the hotel. So for a longer stay, we might look into options closer to the main Vail Village.
The ski concierge/storage folks are really helpful.
The restaurant was a bit overwhelmed during a busy holiday week, but they made the best of it. I'd try the restaurant again. Note that Christmas week is really tough for these resorts, as it's the season's real start and guests just flood in while the staff may be largely new.
The market/express food store is ok - a little more variety or inventory might push it over the top. And the gift shop and ski store are both strong. We did some shopping. :)
This is a pet friendly hotel. Yay, if you have a dog.... But note we were near a barking dog... I don't even know how they deal with that. We did not complain. He (or she) stopped barking before bed time. But gosh, I think these folks kept leaving their dog and going out - and it was sad and loud!
Cascade is a good option, and we'd consider it again. We might look into whether there's something close to the main Vail or Lionshead action, but I am guessing the prices jump drastically. I'd rather stay here in a pretty nice hotel with good staff than risk something less nice?
I also think if this property just put a little more "something" in for families or anything more into facilities, it might just appeal more than other options.
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- 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