Vail can be divided into five village sections; Vail Village, Lionshead Village, Golden Peak, West Vail and East Vail. A free shuttle bus service runs throughout the Vail Village constantly from 6am to 2am at night linking all villages together.
The main village at Vail is Vail Village at the base of the Vista Bahn Chairlift. It is a cosmopolitan pedestrian only village with hundreds of shops, restaurants, nightlife and accommodation options.
The Lodge Tower has accommodation in hotel rooms and two and three bedroom condominiums with full kitchens and private balconies. The recently renovated lodge has a heated swimming pool, spa, huge breakfast buffet, child minding services and a 24 hour concierge. It is located less than 25 yards from the slopes in the heart of Vail Village’s shops and restaurants.
The Sebastian Vail hotel has deluxe king rooms and one, two, three and four bedroom serviced condominiums. The boutique hotel located at the base of the Vista Bahn Chairlift has ski valets to help guests into pre-warmed boots and onto the first lift. The Sebastian Vail has an outdoor heated swimming pool with mountain views, hot tubs, massage services, an in-house restaurant, room service, guest library and a business centre.
The Lodge at Vail has hotel rooms, two and three bedroom condominiums and ski in ski out chalets with up to five bedrooms. Each condominium has a full kitchen, dining and living area and open fireplace. The chalets located at the base of the Vista Bahn Chairlift have fully equipped state of the art kitchens, three bathrooms, flat screen televisions and undercover car parking. The Lodge at Vail complex has an outdoor heated swimming pool, on mountain ski and snowboard storage, wireless internet, in-house restaurant and a concierge service.
Lionshead Village is within walking distance of Vail Village; it is to the west at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola. Lionshead Village has a variety of shops, restaurants and popular bars and accommodation in hotels and condominiums.
The two bedroom Simba Run Vail Condominiums have recently been renovated all featuring modern kitchens, comfortable living areas, open fires and laundry facilities. Simba Run has an indoor heated swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, ski and snowboard storage and housekeeping services.
The Lionshead Inn has studio, queen and deluxe king hotel rooms all with private balconies, coffee machines and luxurious bathrobes. The inn has a daily buffet breakfast, communal lounge, hot tub, and games room.
The Enzian Condominiums are 250 yards from the Eagle Bahn Gondola with accommodation in three and four bedroom condominiums with full kitchens and spacious living areas. The condos have a daily housekeeping service, underground car parking and discounted ski and snowboard rental.
The ski in ski out Lion Square Lodge is one of the best lodges in Vail with luxury hotel rooms and one and two bedroom condominiums. The lodge is a short walk from all of Lionshead Village’s restaurants, bars and shops and has superb customer service, a heated outdoor pool and ski valet service.
Golden Peak is to the east of Vail Village at the base of the Riva Bahn Express Chairlift. A short walk to Vail Village it is very popular with families with accommodation in condominiums and lodges.
The All Seasons condominiums are 100 yards from the base of the Riva Bahn Chairlift and kid’s ski and snowboard school. The condominiums have full kitchens, large bathrooms, modern living areas and an onsite laundry.
West Vail is a five minute bus ride from Vail Village where the large supermarkets and liquor stores are located. It has less expense accommodation than the other villages in lodges and hotels.
On the free shuttle bus route the Holiday Inn Vail has hotel rooms with king beds and condominiums sleeping up to four guests with a loft bed and fold out couch. The condos have full kitchens, cable television, balconies and wireless internet. The Holiday Inn has three in-house restaurants, a heated swimming pool, massage services and a complementary shuttle bus running every thirty minutes to Vail Village and Lionshead.
East Vail is a six minute bus ride from Vail Village. It is a quiet small village with with limited shops and restaurants. Accommodation is available in town homes and condominiums.
With mountain views and peaceful surrounds the Riverbend Townhomes have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, full kitchens, separate dining rooms and huge living areas with cable television and stereo systems. The free shuttle bus stop is a short walk from the town homes.