High-Elevation, Higher-End Lodging
On your next winter getaway, how do you plan to actually get away from the rush of everyday life? From enchanting, cozy villages full of seasonal sights and sounds to legendary cosmopolitan villas with back-patio views of the slopes, select world-class luxury destinations will make it so you never want to go home.
High-end lodging can be found in many regions, but only a few ski resorts deliver both convenience and comfort in high-elevation areas. Nestled among the hillside trees at Vail sits the Arrabelle at Vail Square, a RockResort. Featuring a 10,000-square-foot spa complete with 11 treatment rooms, a steam room, a whirlpool and a sauna, it leaves little to be desired in a luxury resort. Each room comes equipped with a cozy fireplace and heated floors to soothe your feet and your nerves after a day on the slopes. Oh, and did we mention the Arrabelle is mere steps away from shopping, dining, nightlife, and the gondola?
Everybody knows that truly lavish ski escapes come complete with extras you won’t find in many other places. These are the little bonuses like a ski valet, which takes a load off your mind—and hands—so you don’t have to worry about your gear. Look no further for that than The Osprey at Beaver Creek, a RockResort. This hotel, recognized as one of the top 20 resorts in Colorado by Condé Nast Traveler, is a mere 26 feet from the chairlift, making it the closest hotel to a lift in North America. Complimentary trimmings come in all shapes and sizes, and at Beaver Creek, it also means freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, a tasty treat sure to reward the whole family after a day on the runs.
One of the best luxury getaway locales comes with a convenient addition: a ski-in, ski-out lodging experience. This is a place where you can peek out the window and see skiers gracefully gliding directly to the lodge. A stay at Breckenridge’s One Ski Hill Place includes accommodations unlike many others – direct access to the famed mountain slopes. There’s even a two-lane bowling alley in this hotel to provide hours of fun for the whole family.
Give your getaway all the high-end touches thanks to luxury lodging. Because the little perks make a big difference.