REVIEW: The Four Seasons in Vail

In my travels, I have yet to find a Four Seasons which doesn’t wow me with both service and spectacle.  The Four Seasons in Vail is no different.

If you check out the roster of hotels on the Four Season website, you’ll notice that the majority of them revolve around Snow & Surf.  There’s a reason for this.  Instead of being a typical hotel chain which caters to clients at multiple locations, the typical Four Seasons is oriented towards the vacationer.  Their properties on the slopes are especially well refined for this purpose, and I always recommend trying to stay at a Four Seasons if you’re looking for a snow vacation.

This property seems a little newer than the Four Seasons I recently visited in Whistler, and it’s a stunning showcase of wood & stone, fitting in perfectly with the Tyrolean village of Vail.

It’s a beauty

The public spaces are abound at this property, with cozy fireplaces and a gorgeous bar to relax and unwind after a day on the slopes.

Fancy an Apres Skiing moment? Four Seasons is happy to help

The rooms are understated and elegant, with attention to detail in the soft product – clothes folded for you by maid service, turn down service with night time snacks.  After staying in hundreds of luxury properties some of these things can seem repetitive (and I write that without any flippancy), but the Four Seasons always amazes me by the consistency of their service and this Vail property doesn’t stray from that.

The room is conservatively decorated but extremely well kept, the fireplace is a plus when skiing


  • Service is impeccable, par for the course at a Four Seasons
  • The hotel is particularly new (as of 2017)
  • Everything here is oriented towards helping you save time, from the private shuttle service which runs every 5 minutes, to the ski in/ski out valet service


  • The rooms have absolutely nothing wrong with them, but the muted tones could easily be replaced with something a bit more colorful or exciting


  • The ski in/ski out valet service is great for saving time, but if you want a greater selection of skis/boards i’d go to the Christie’s ski shop in town and rent from there, they also have their own ski in/ski out service right next to the main Gondola in Vail


  • Check out my article on the Sebastian to read about things to do in Vail!


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