Hotel at a Glance: Christiania at Vail
Christiania at Vail is a charming, Bavarian-style lodge at the foot of Vail Mountain, steps from Gondola One, which runs to hiking, biking, and skiing trails of varying difficulty (ski season opens November 21). The lodge boasts lots of outdoor space, including a heated pool and sun decks with scenic views of the Rockies.
- In-room amenities: mini fridge and WiFi; humidifiers are available for an additional fee
- Free continental breakfast included with your stay
- Hit the gym: Guests of the lodge get free access to a nearby athletic club.
- Walk through the village: Step right into Vail Village from the doorstep of the lodge.
Vail, Colorado: Mountain Playground in the Heart of the Rockies
Set among Aspen trees and snowcapped mountain peaks, Vail stands at the center of Colorado’s mountain-recreation scene. The nearby White River National Forest is awash with crystal-clear waters and meadows that sit below the towering Rocky Mountains. The 2.3-million-acre woodland encompasses an array of wildlife habitats; you can take in fresh mountain breezes while biking, snowshoeing, or playing freeze tag with boulders.
Vail’s ski season begins November 21; the town offers ski-in, ski-out access to hundreds of trails across the mountain. After a day of alpine adventures, visit the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum for a glimpse into the evolution of bib overalls. On Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, historical Vail Village walking tours branch out from the museum into the charming European-style village.