Chalet-Style Condos near Gore Creek & Vail Mountain
In 1962, World War II ski trooper Pete Seibert and Colorado rancher Earl Eaton founded what they hoped would be the most beautiful ski resort in the world. Their dream resort on Vail Mountain began with a couple of ski lifts and fewer than 10 trails. Today, millions flock to the Vail Ski Resort year-round for its hundreds of ski trails, picturesque bike paths, and around 300 days of yearly sunshine. Tucked in this idyllic landscape, Manor Vail Lodge's chalet-style condos rest near Vail Mountain and the Swiss-inspired town of Vail Village.
Each of Manor Vail Lodge’s individually decorated condos embraces its natural surroundings with a private balcony overlooking Gore Creek, Vail Mountain, or Gore Range. Inside, fireplaces give the feeling of a faraway log cabin. The comforts of home are close at hand, with a full kitchen, wireless Internet access, and an overstuffed couch made from a life-size teddy bear. To unwind before bed, lounge in one of the lodge's four jacuzzi tubs or visit the onsite spa for a eucalyptus-infused massage.
At the onsite Lord Gore Restaurant, opening June 15, visitors enjoy chicken and shiitake meat loaf, cinnamon-glazed duck confit, and other inventive dishes from chef Matt Petrie, dining amid expansive vistas of Vail Valley. For a memorable pre-dinner hike, explore the 2.3-million-acre White River National Forest, or trek to Vail Mountain. Although ski season typically ends in early April, mountain trails transform into scenic bike lanes during warmer months.
Vail, Colorado: Swiss-Style Ski Town Situated for Year-Round Recreation
Located in Colorado's White River National Forest at the base of Vail Mountain, Vail is best known for its world-class skiing and its mountain's seven snow-filled back bowls. That said, the area presents an exhilarating backdrop for the summer as well, especially for mountain biking, horseback riding, and paragliding. Another summer draw is the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, less than a 10-minute walk from the lodge. After Memorial Day, you can take a guided tour through these mountaintop botanical gardens, waterfalls, and rock formations.
Inspired by the Swiss ski town of Zermatt, Vail Village is steeped in European charm. Bavarian-style bistros, art galleries, and rustic chalets line the village’s cobblestone streets, where the lack of cars adds a tinge of peaceful solitude.