I must say this experience exceeded my expectations! In Vail for a week-long conference at the Vail Cascade Resort was a nice change of pace from city hotels as in the past. Having our conference at the Vail Cascade was a great opportunity for the meeting planners to realize a mountain resort is perfect for smaller conferences, board meetings, retreats, etc.
From the moment I arrived from DEN via SuperShuttle bus the conference provided, to check-out, staff and accommodations were great. All of the staff I interacted with were very helpful and made me feel welcomed. The concierge staff were helpful with information about Vail Village. The shuttles are complimentary and during the shoulder season run on demand when you need a lift to Vail Village or Lions Head Village. A quick phone call when you're ready to return to the resort and the shuttle is there to bring you back!
My room was a "creek side room", and I had a ground level room overlooking Gore Creek and Vail Mountain. I was indeed blessed by the quietness of the surroundings. There is a paved walking or bike trail along the creek that will take you to Vail Village or Lions Head Village if you're up to a walk. Remember, the elevation of Vail is 8,100 feet!
My room was spacious, comfortable and very much a resort feel, you might call it upscale causal! A very comfortable bed and lines made the sleep time great. The room was designed with a sunken (two steps down) sitting area complete with a large desk. I was able to unpack, spread out and enjoy the week and the conference. Lots of storage space both in the dresser unit and closet. The bath area had a separate tub/shower area, and a double sink with lots of counter space.
The property is huge and can be daunting and overwhelming at first. Plan to do a lot of walking from the front lobby area and your room. Once you have a lay of the place it is fairly easy to get to and from your room. Besides, it was good exercise!
Most of the time meals were either off-site at other venues, or at the hotel conference center. A couple mornings I had breakfast at the on-site restaurant. The wait staff were very professional and accommodating, and the food was outstanding. I wish I could have tried lunch and dinner at the on-site restaurant, as it offers a beautiful view of Gore Creek and Vail Mountain.
Check-in and check-out was quick and easy. The front desk staff even assisted with shipping an item back home that didn't fit in my luggage!
The resort is very warm and inviting with an upscale, yet casual, mountain resort feel. The setting is almost a bit of heaven on earth!
This resort would make an excellent setting for family reunions, weddings, board meetings, conferences, retreats, or just a get-a-way from the big city. I hope to return to the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa in the future. One piece of information - it is approximately a two-hour trip from DEN airport, but very easy to get to. Once you're on I-70 west bound, you'll be in Vail a few hours later, traveling through a beautiful part of Colorado!
Kudos to the staff at Vail Cascade Resort and Spa! You made our stay perfect!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover Hotel Talisa, Vail - Vail's newest luxury mountain getaway, reopening after a multimillion-dollar transformation. Our forested backyard at the base of Vail Mountain promises a one-of-a-kind respite of beauty and serenity balanced with inspired activity no matter the season, with the shops and restaurants of Vail a mere five minutes away. Hotel Talisa's 285 sophisticated new guest rooms and suites acknowledge your outdoor-centric activities with benches and gear storage, with amenities ranging from rainfall showers and soaking tubs for tired muscles. In our atmosphere of residential mountain luxury, you will discover the perfect home base for both adventure and escape. Luxuriously appointed bathrooms. Contemporary décor with indigenous inspiration. Refreshment centers stocked with local and international delicacies. Delightful turn down traditions that send you to sleep with a smile. The inspired décor of our guestrooms tie into the soul of Vail, exuding the spirit of outdoor adventurers, artisans and native tribes alike. Influenced by the best aspects of the Rockies and Alps, the Hotel Talisa will enchant you with culinary creations from around the world. Open all day, the new 3-meal restaurant is open breakfast through dinner, showcasing authentic flavors from the Colorado Rockies and the eight countries that touch the Alps, from Austria to Monaco. Our lounge offers a fireside setting for enjoying inventive après-ski food, drink, music, conversation and floor-to-ceiling mountain views. And our fresh market is a favorite stop for active guests who prefer quick serve and to-go gourmet foods and libations. Guests will delight in blissful and invigorating treatments at the new alpine spa within the hotel along with even more fitness and spa offerings at Aria Spa and Club adjacent to the hotel. And, as Vail's premiere skiing experience, our on-property chairlift provides for Vail's only true ski-in/ski-out luxury resort, with on-site rentals and ticket office, aided by a world-class ski concierge. Enjoy four seasons of outdoor adventures galore with mountain biking along Gore Creek, fishing, swimming, ice skating and more or simply lounging at one of the infinity pools or hot tubs and fire pit socializing. Private cars and complimentary shuttles are available exclusively for resort guests along with dedicated concierges eager to assist in planning your visit. Whether seeking tranquility, adventure or a blend of both - Hotel Talisa, Vail's newest luxury hotel and resort beckons year-round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vail Cascade Hotel Vail
- Vail Cascade Resort And Spa
- Cascade Resort