My friends and I had the privilege of staying at Solaris this February for the week leading into the President's Day weekend. Ligia, our personal assistant, is my new best friend and made sure everything was perfect during our whole stay. It's hard to express everything that makes Solaris wonderful, but here are a few thoughts -
We were travelling as a group and as such, they put us in Unit 6B, a four bedroom, 4.5 bath unit with a full kitchen and great room with a gas fireplace. It had sweeping views of the mountain over Vail Village and allowed us all to have what was basically a full hotel room while also having a fantastic gathering space to spend our time. The beds were amazingly comfortable and it was so tastefully decorated. We had friends staying in other places in town and we made them come to visit us for apres ski instead of leaving our luxurious unit!
A few hints if you're going - ask them to put a humidifier in your bedroom if you are not used to the altitude, it will really help and they will do it with pleasure. Also, they accept pets, which is awesome! If you like to cook, they will do the shopping in advance, so when you show up you will have all your favorite snacks and drinks, which allows you to save a bit on dining out and get right to relaxing. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need. And for the foodies, you must visit Matsuhisa, it's in the Solaris building - so no coats - and the black cod lettuce wraps are not to be missed.
The final best bit is the service from SkiHaus. At check-in, they will take your equipment and give you keys to a special Solaris locker at SkiHaus, which is the ski valet closest to Gondola 1 at the base of the mountain. This means no carrying equipment or walking through the village in ski boots. SkiHaus has a sweet staff that will dry your boots each day and provide little extras like cookies and hot chocolate in a very nice locker room.
Overall, I can't think of a better home base than Solaris for a vacation in Vail!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Solaris Residences offers a unique Vail vacation experience in a very limited number of expansive two, three, and four bedroom residences. With uncommonly spacious floor plans, these beautifully appointed residences are closer to private homes than traditional Vail condos. ... more less
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