I'm going to be coming to Vail for 4 nights with a couple of buddies of mine in January or February. There are 3 of us guys and we did Copper last year, but the apres ski and night scene was totally dead there, so we're going to try Vail this year.
I've been to Vail to ski but have never stayed there overnight. I know the village is large, so what are some of the pros and cons for the various areas? There are so many it's overwhelming.
We're looking for a 2BR condo with 3 separate beds, something comfortable, it doesn't have to be luxury. But a hot tub is a must (not private).
We used vbro in the past with great success, but there are so many listings and areas in Vail I don't know where to start. I was hoping for something in the $250-$300/night range. Last year we got a very nice, new condo in Copper for $250 but I'm guessing Vail is more.
We'd like to walk to the lifts, but the shuttle is probably OK. We'd like to be within walking distance of restaurants and bars. I don't know the cost difference between staying really close and being on the outskirts.
Any advice is appreciated. Our first goal is to find lodging and then I'll start the restaurant and bar research. Thanks in advance for any help.
I was planning on booking a shuttle to/from the airport but it looks like renting a car might be less expensive.