My girlfriend (fiance after this trip) and I stayed here over MLK and had a great time. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The resort has great amenities -- top notch spa and gym, outdoor hot tubs, pool, ski in/ski out. The onsite restaraunt was also pretty good, though we mostly ate breakfast there, so I can't speak to their dinner. There's also a great little bar just off the lobby that was packed most of the afternoon and evening.
Some reviews have suggested that the resort needs some updating, but we thought it was in quite good shape. It's not exactly the Four Seasons -- definitely more of a lodgey feel to it -- but still very nice. Our room was certainly up to par and had a nice little balcony.
Another perk is the free shuttle. It runs at least every fifteen minutes from in front of the resort and stops in Lionshead and Vail. Very convenient and had we known about this in advance we probably wouldn't have even rented a car.
The only thing I'd give a negative review to is Charter Sports ski rentals, but unfortunately there's not really another option anywhere unless you bring your own skis. The guy who fitted us for boots had no idea what he was doing -- gave us both the wrong boot sizes and took forever getting them. He gave us the exact opposite of correct advice on how they should feel and how they should be strapped up and also only fitted me for one boot. I had the skis fitted and then went to put on the second boot and realized my feet weren't the same size so I had to get new boots and go through the whole process again. Also, pre-booking meant nothing because you can print out a 30% coupon online.
Overall, minus Charter Sports, I'd have no hesitation recommending this resort to anyone. Great trip!!
- 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 Hotel Vail
- Vail Cascade Resort And Spa
- Cascade Resort