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):
- 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 Resort And Spa
- Vail Cascade Hotel Vail
- Cascade Resort