Where We Stayed If you guys were following along on IG, you’ll know that we had the opportunity to stay at the Four Seasons Vail – which was the most luxurious, to say the least. Upfront I will say, I have stayed and visited other 5-star resorts in Vail (and other cities) and the Four Seasons always feels the most elevated. It is calm and peaceful if you’re looking for a more quiet and relaxing escape, and also feels very refined and luxe. At the same time though, their staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating (the ski concierge at the Four Seasons Vail was so kind) so it doesn’t feel “uptight or stuffy” for lack of better words. I feel like they are really the perfect balance between elevated and refined, but still modern. On top of that, it is located in Vail Village which I would argue is the main area you will probably want to explore and spend time in (whether you’re skiing or not). This village literally feels like you’re in Europe, Switzerland rather (which I feel like I can accurately speak to since I’ve been haha). It’s just so quintessential – so many shops and restaurants and it backs right up the slopes. So whether you’re looking to ski, shop, or eat in Vail, the Four Seasons location is prime. Also, all of Vail Village is walkable from the Four Seasons, but they also have shuttles and house cars that can drop you off anywhere if you don’t feel like walking. I should also mention that guests have complimentary access to two G-Wagons that they have on property. It is first come first serve and you can rent them out for the afternoon/evening. Here are some photos of when we took one out and also of the Four Seasons in general.
That being said, if you’re looking for a luxe mountain getaway – Four Seasons Vail is the place to do it. On top of that, if you are going to be skiing – I’m going to share about their ski concierge which is a huge perk of staying there, and then I’ll dive into where we rented our ski equipment.
The Four Seasons Vail Ski Concierge is located within Vail Village (right across from Christy Sports where we rented out equipment and just a 30-second walk to the slopes). At the Ski Concierge, you can store all of your equipment overnight (they have heated lockers to warm and dry all of your gear), and they also have a ton of complimentary food, snacks, and drinks there so when you’re taking a break from the slopes, you can easily pop in! Very convenient. Also, the staff will bring your equipment directly to the slopes if you’d like and at 2:30 pm they bring all of the Four Seasons ski racks right to the slopes. So, as soon as you’re done skiing for the day you can drop your skis or snowboard off right at the bottom of the slopes and they will bring them back to the concierge to store overnight. Again – we love anything that makes an experience more convenient! Especially when it comes to hauling around gear, etc. Makes the day a lot easier and you can just focus on enjoying the slopes! Below are a couple photos from the concierge.
Where We Rented Ski/Snowboard Equipment From As I mentioned above, Christy Sports (code CLAIRE20 for 20% off if you book in advance) is where we rented our ski (they also have snowboard) equipment. It’s conveniently located right in Vail Village and it’s less than a 30 second walk to the slopes. We had never rented from Christy Sports before (because we have not really been skiing in recent years living in NC) but we had heard that they are the go-to place to rent in terms of variety of gear and overall convenience. It was super quick stop – literally walked in (made reservation online beforehand) and we were fitted for our boots asap, and then got our helmets and skiis. We were then able to head out to enjoy the rest of the day while they adjusted all of our bindings (and even dropped off everything at the Ski Concierge for us). If you need any other gear you can also buy it there – we ended up buying our ski goggles there and the staff was so helpful on what kind of goggles were best to buy for certain weather conditions, etc.
I feel like typically when you think of skiing and/or snowboarding you think of getting your equipment as a huge hassle but Christy Sports made it super easy and convenient. We were in and out so we saved a lot of time, and we trusted them to know what kind of equipment to give us based on our level/experience. Not to mention, you can always swap your gear equipment in and out during your trip if something doesn’t feel right or if you want to try something new. They were kind enough to give me a code for you guys, so if you use CLAIRE20 you automatically get 20% off on any reservation you make in advance (you can do everything online and it’s all paperless).
Where We Ate We were in Vail three days and the majority of our days (mornings/afternoons) were spent skiing but here are a few places we went for meals:
-The Remedy Bar (lunch & drinks) This is inside the Four Seasons Vail and where you have to get their famous hot chocolate (a requirement if you’re going to Vail)! We would grab a drink here before dinner and Stephen got lunch here one afternoon when working from the hotel. They also have live music one night during the week (Wednesday’s I believe). There are both indoor and outdoor spaces and there are large fire pits outside on the balcony so you can enjoy sitting outside any time of year. Here are a few photos below of the inside and outside of The Remedy.
-Slope Room (breakfast & dinner) Stephen and I went here for dinner one night and it was fantastic. Highly recommend going (book in advance). The service and ambiance was also 10/10. The other nice thing about Slope Room is they have a walk-up coffee and breakfast bar in the mornings and so you can order from the counter and then go sit anywhere in the restaurant. We thought the breakfast was very reasonably priced and was really delicious. They have everything from avocado toast, breakfast burritos, smoked salmon toast, croissants, fresh fruit, breakfast potatoes, etc. Here is a photo of the inside of the Slope Room after we grabbed breakfast one morning.
-Miller & Lux (dinner) This is also in the Four Seasons Vail and was opened this past year by celebrity Chef Tyler Florence. If you want a super decadent and luxe meal – this is the spot. Everything we had was absolutely delicious from the oysters and Caesar Salad, to the truffle fries, crispy Brussels, wagyu filet *chefs kiss* I really don’t think you can go wrong with anything on the menu (and yes, they have a NZ Sauv Blanc, do not worry! 😉 ) Here are some photos!
Let me know if you guys have any questions about our trip or planning a visit! Happy to help xx