We live nearby to Vail (w/ in 40 miles) of Vail and we get over a few times a year as it is simply a nice change-of-pace ski vacation to stay and play on a different mountain. The Lifthouse is a property we've stayed at a few times before in the past.. Years have gone by and Vail has completed the Lionshead renaissance. The Arabelle now blocks some of the views of the Lifthouse, but the experience and convenience is actually better than ever.
The Lifthouse certainly isn't the newest kid on the block, but it is very close to everything and if you want an "almost" ski in/ski out experience. For the price it can't be beat and if you are traveling as two you certainly get much more than a lodge room w/ a studio complete with kitchenette, sofa/tv and sleeping. Plus, it is pet friendly if that is a need. For us it is sometimes and sometimes it isn't.
We booked a last-minute deal through a local site and, in all honesty, messed up a few details. Our kids were going with us (this time...not all times) and we decided to bring our dog along and pay the $25 a night fee. Packy (apologies if name is mispelled) was great. Totally understanding and helped a ton and made the visit great. We're not looking for top of the line service, but the little things always do count and they make it great. Just a family (or couple) looking to get away for a day, or two or three. Most rooms overlook the ice rink or main promenade and a few straight to the lift/mountain. Great restaurants nearby and ultra convenient. Honestly, I've stayed in a few properties in and around Lionshead as well as Vail Village (Evergreen, for instance) and if you want a nice room, great location and unexpected service - the Lifthouse is a great option.
I can't recommend it enough. Don't walk in expecting the Four Seasons, but if you are a reasonable traveler looking for a great place to stay with great service at a great price - Lifthouse.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Lionshead section of Vail village, the Lift House Lodge overlooks Vail's ski runs and is located next door to the Eagle Bahn gondola and Chair Lift 8 on Vail Mountain. The Lift House is an all suite hotel featuring studio residences with a kitchen, fireplace, living room and private balcony. Indoor hot tub. Two restaurants. Free daily maid service, WiFi internet and local calls. The Lift House is a pet friendly hotel in select rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lifthouse Condominiums Hotel Vail