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by midwest traveler
October 22, 2005
The service was great. Everything we asked for was accommodated. We needed ice, and a big bag was supplied on the spot. We needed a humidifier, and it was provided within 10 minutes....someone brought it to our room, which was very nice even though he didn't speak hardly any English. His name was Jorge (Hor-hay) and he was a nice guy. The humidifier helped with our dry-nose problems since we're not used to the rocky atmosphere. We come from swampy, 10,000 lakes Minnesota.
I asked for a map of the Vail area and the desk clerk made a copy for me. Check-in took about 10 minutes. I was the only customer in the lobby. I had brought my e-mailed confirmation printout from RCI and the clerk was impressed with the "exact" information which RCI provided about the type of room that I had reserved. Bring that with you! It really expedited the check-in process.
The room was very clean and tastefully decorated. We enjoyed the gas fireplace on chilly evenings. We visited during the first week in October 2005 and had fantastic weather. Sunny, warm days and autumn cool evenings.
There are two thermostats. One for the living area and another for the bedroom and a heat lamp in the bathroom. Our room faced the back of the resort, which had a rocky stream not even 20 feet from our first floor private patio. We sat on the patio quite a bit and enjoyed the stream, mountain views, and the unique fragrances of autumn in the air.
The nights during this time of year were so quiet at the resort that it was almost eerie. Many times I walked the halls on my way to here or there and didn't pass another person. I loved it!
The resort is small, 64 units, and quiet and peaceful don't even begin to describe it. I enjoyed the library on the upstairs level -- stocked with books and board games. I was the only visitor up there. It was a typical library atmosphere. Dusty and creaky, just my style. The sauna, steam room, and pool were refreshing.
It was a relaxing and wonderful place to spend our 3 days/nights. We also took a day trip to Aspen, which was an incredible ride through the mountains. The activities were limited, however, they did offer something each day which we didn't take advantage of...a guided hike in the mountain, candy-bingo, and a barbeque. There are elevators in the buildings, and we did take advantage of them, since we weren't used to the thinner air. We're from the flat Midwest! The trek to our unit from our car was not very far either! Huff and Puff were our nicknames during our visit.
From journal Autumn in Vail
June 7, 2005
From journal Summer in the Rocky Mountains
December 19, 2004
The condo we stayed in had an upstairs and downstairs and was big enough for 8 to 10 people. These huge, quiet condos are beautifully furnished. The condo had three bathrooms, a fireplace, a laundry room, etc. The balcony had great view of the mountains, where you could see people skiing and animals such as deer, rabbits, etc.
Most indoor activities were free, so you don't have to spend extra money on the children, except for the arcade games, which where reasonably priced.
This has a romantic atmosphere for couples and a peaceful atmosphere for anyone who just wants to get away. I would go back in a heartbeat. This would be in the top 10 of my recommendations if I knew anyone going to Vail.
From journal High Altitude
Toms River, New Jersey
October 3, 2004
From journal Labor Day in Vail
Green Bay, Wisconsin
September 14, 2003
From journal Week in Vail, CO
by Traveling Gal
Bayside, New York
June 25, 2002
Note: BRING EARPLUGS! The hostel itself isn't loud, but it's next to the tracks, and freight trains pass by all night long!
I had a car and my own plans, so didn't participate, but the hostel also runs one-day van tours to Sedona and to the Grand Canyon. Convenient for the car-less backpacker, and my roommates said the tours were great.
From journal Arizona - Red Rocks, Relaxation & More