This was my first time in Vail and the Vail Cascade only added to my fantastic visit. I chose the summertime (mid-August) for my visit to escape the heat and see the full beauty of Colorado during the summer.
From first approach, the beautiful green tree-lined hotel driveway with twinkling lights set the tone. The back of the resort leads to an infinity pool and hot tub all situated across from a flowing creek and stretches up into a magnificent looking mountain stretching high above and lined with tree after tree to its peak. During the evenings, gas fireplaces are lit to enjoy a moonlit evening by the pool or on the patio.
I've never been to a ski resort before, so I don't what "ski resort" is supposed to look like. The Vail Cascade had a lot of dark wood in the lobby and throughout. It had lots of plush leather chairs for seating. The grounds are meticulously maintained and flowers were blooming all around.
I spent extra for a nice mountain view in the room. It was very spacious, and the view was simply gorgeous looking out over the pool, creek and mountain. I don't put much weight into room decor, but I did like the addition of the comfortable leather reading chair and ottoman. The room had all the essentials, including a large desk next to the window. The bed was comfortable. The pieces in the room matched the dark wood of the lobby, and could use a little updating, though there was nothing wrong with anything in the room. I think they were going for rustic looking.
I always look for a full service hotel when I travel on vacation, so it was great to have an on-site spa (that was fantastic), on-site restaurant (delicious food), separate bar (tasty drinks) and pool-side service for food and drinks.
I'm not sure about the winter time, but the Vail Cascade was very family-oriented during the summer. If you are traveling alone and single, don't expect a high action nightlife or pool area. The pool area was active with families and pretty noisy. There are pool chairs up further away from the pool so you can distance yourself from all the activity. It did die down after lunch time.
While I didn't participate, the resort did offer a lot of excursions, activities, bike rentals, etc. There was a shuttle that also could take you into Vail Village.
This was just a fantastic trip and the Colorado summer temperatures made it even more enjoyable with temps going down into the 40s at night most nights I was there.
Vail Cascade met all my expectations, and then some. I would definitely stay there again if I were to return to Vail.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vail Cascade Resort and Spa features 280 comfortable hotel rooms and suites as well as condos and private homes. This Vail hotel has an outdoor pool and hot tubs, restaurants, room service, concierge services, spa, gym and a gift shop. Vail Cascade Resort is the perfect ski-in/ ski-out location with an on-site chairlift. Combine this with equipment rental and ski storage, skiing and snowboarding have never been more convenient. Other amenities include a 78,000 square foot spa and fitness center, complete with an indoor running track, tennis courts, yoga, pilates and fitness classes. If you need more space than a hotel room, consider staying at a Vail Cascade condo or private home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vail Cascade Resort And Spa
- Vail Cascade Hotel Vail
- Cascade Resort