Laid-Back, Family-Friendly Resort in Quiet Vail Location
Eagle Point Resort is tucked into a quiet corner of Vail along the banks of Gore Creek, a popular fly-fishing spot. Surrounded by wooded mountains, the resort is removed from the bustle of downtown and enjoys a degree of solitude that's otherwise hard to come by in Vail—home to the largest single-mountain ski resort in the country. A five-minute drive puts guests in the heart of Vail Village, where galleries, specialty shops, and more than 100 restaurants are clustered at the base of the mountain.
The resort offers spacious, homey condos ranging in size from 650 to 865 square feet. The concierge can arrange a grocery run prior to your arrival so that the kitchen is already stocked with goodies when you get there. Once you've settled into a one- or two-bedroom unit, gather your crew around the Xbox player in the living room for some competitive family fun. Game rentals, DVDs, and board games are all available upon request at the front desk.
The condo buildings center on a heated outdoor pool that stays open year-round. Fire up one of the grills on the pool deck to enjoy a casual barbecue dinner amid the mountain scenery. Tea and coffee are served here every morning, when guests can curl up with a complimentary newspaper on cushy furnishings set under antler-horn light fixtures.
Vail, CO: Mountain Recreation and Charming Historical Village in the Rockies
Located in Colorado's White River National Forest at the base of Vail Mountain, Vail is best known for its world-class skiing. In 2011, the mountain opened its powder-packed gates on November 18, so you might be able to sneak in a day or two on the slopes during your stay. If Mother Nature doesn't cooperate, though, there's plenty to do before and after the snowy season. During the fall, the trees blanketing the landscape turn every shade of orange, red, and gold, supplying a colorful backdrop for scenic drives through the mountains or leisurely horseback rides along backcountry trails. Paths for biking and hiking at White River National Forest stay open well into the fall.
Inspired by the Swiss ski town of Zermatt, Vail Village, located 3 miles from the hotel, is steeped in alpine charm. Bavarian-style bistros, art galleries, and rustic chalets line the village's cobblestone streets, where the lack of cars helps re-create the atmosphere of an old-fashioned small town. On Wednesdays and Sundays, the village hosts walking tours that set out from the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum. Get here early and tour exhibits chronicling the evolution of winter sports.
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