Homey Lodge with Mountain Views
A homey sense of hospitality permeates Eagle Lodge and Suites, which treats its visitors to a number of perks, such as airport shuttles, free breakfast, and freshly baked cookies served daily in the lobby. Perhaps the biggest draw, though, is that the hotel has superb views of the Rocky Mountains right in its backyard.
A massive deer-antler chandelier dangles from the vaulted ceiling in the lobby, which gives the place the aura of a mountain hunting lodge. There’s also a woodsy, cabin feeling to the décor of the two-story family suites, where framed rustic scenes hang on the walls. Throughout your stay, you can take advantage of Eagle Lodge’s complimentary treats and services, including a daily breakfast buffet loaded with cereals, muffins, bagels, yogurt, and waffles. Each day, the hotel staff also offers up a plate of freshly baked chocolate-chip cookies. Just beyond the dining room, you’ll find a 50-foot indoor pool, which sits below a second-story weight room and the adjacent fitness center. Outside, you can settle small-claims-court disputes over games of horseshoes or grill out on the barbecue pit.
Eagle, Colorado: Quaint Mountain Town Minutes from Hiking and Biking
Surrounded by mountains on all sides, Eagle sits smack-dab between the posh ski resort of Vail, 30 miles to the east, and the outdoor haven of Glenwood Springs. Vail is famous for its ski resort, but there's still plenty to do even after the snow melts. As a guest at Eagle Lodge and Suites, you can take 15% off mountain-bike rentals at any of Avon Venture Sports' three valley locations and go explore miles of alpine trails. After a day outdoors, make your way to Vail Village, which looks like a Bavarian hamlet thanks to its alpine architecture. Bronze sculptures of bears, bighorn sheep, and skiers also decorate the village’s pedestrian pathways.
On the 30-mile drive westward to Glenwood Springs, winding byways pass through Glenwood Canyon, which was carved out by the Colorado River. In the warmer months, bicyclists can pedal on 16 miles of paved trails alongside the river, where mighty rapids whizz past mountain faces freckled with aspens. After a long day of hiking or playing catch with boulders, relax at Glenwood Hot Springs, where natural hot-spring mineral water is pumped in from the adjacent Yampa Hot Springs.
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