Hotel at a Glance: Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort
Set on 20 acres in the Vail Valley, Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort provides guests with easy access to outdoor adventures as well as onsite diversions. While here, you can hike in the mountains, then decompress with a sports or deep-tissue massage.
- Room to relax: Three-bedroom townhouses and one- and two-bedroom condos feature full kitchens, barbecue grills, and patios or balconies; most have fireplaces.
- Dig in: Select options include a $20 credit per day to the onsite Blu’s Restaurant & Bar, where you can enjoy dishes such as roasted squash stuffed with portobello mushrooms and quinoa.
- Take a dip: A heated outdoor pool and two hot tubs stay open year round.
- Yoga, Pilates, and spin classes are held in a 2,800-square-foot fitness center outfitted with a tennis-training machine and Cybex cardio equipment.
- Notable accolades: 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Vail, Colorado: Mountain Playground in the Rockies
Set among ponderosa pines and snowcapped mountain peaks, the Vail Valley isn’t just for skiers. There are year-round adventure options including ziplines, rafting, hot air balloon rides, and fly-fishing. White River National Forest is a 2.3-million-acre woodland abounding with wildlife and recreational opportunities in the shadow of the towering Rocky Mountains. Until mid-April, skiers and snowboarders flock to Vail Mountain Resort, one of the largest ski areas in North America.
After a day of alpine adventures, you can stop at the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum to learn about the evolution of icy sports. On Tuesday and Friday, historic Vail Village walking tours set out from the museum.