Earlier this month we stayed at the Four Seasons in Vail for the most wonderful few days. I had never been to Vail before but it was on my list of mountain destinations and I couldn’t be happier with it. The Four Seasons Vail was the ultimate stay. The staff was incredibly lovely, rooms + views were stunning, food was outstanding, and proximity to everything was ideal. During our stay the hotel was undergoing some renovations to create even better, more updated spaces and I look forward to heading back soon to see the completed space!
I’m excited to share what we did, where we went, what we ate, and a few travel tips for your next Vail vacay!
The Four Seasons
Let’s start with the most exciting, shall we?! The food. It was incredible! The highlight for me had to have been the unforgettable hot chocolate which was somehow even more delicious than the beautiful presentation. I indulged everyday (vacation, right?!) and would highly recommend. This is not to be missed!
Our most favorite meals were spent outside looking over the gorgeous mountains (shown above) at the individual fire pits. We enjoyed lunches out here as well as nightcaps with the fires lit and overlooking the snowy mountain tops. It was so special!
The Remedy Bar
This was one of the spots we frequented most! It was right off of the lobby and the perfect spot to look outside, watch a sports game on the large TV’s, grab a hot chocolate, quick bite, or yummy cocktail. Also, the cookies are beyond!!
We went to Flame, the Four Seasons steakhouse, on our first night and had a great, indulgent meal. We enjoyed steaks, Brussel spouts (my fav!) and dessert. It began to snow during our meal which made for the most romantic backdrop I could have imagined!
This came highly recommended and I now know why. This restaurant was dark, cozy, and delicious. I had a salmon dish which was divine! I recommend making a reservation in advance.
My husband and I enjoyed a date night to ourself at Matsuhisa while my mother kindly babysat for us that night! We walked over to the restaurant, which was nearby, and had a great evening and even better sushi! We let the waiter tell us what was not to be missed and allowed him to pick our dishes. For that reason, I cannot say exactly what we had but everything was incredible!
The Little Diner
Wow – this was worth the wait! I recommend getting to the Little Diner early as it is very popular, even on weekdays. We had an incredible breakfast that left us very stuffed for the entire day! Although we did wait a while to be seated, the food completely made up for it! The Little Diner was such a cozy spot and one that I look forward to visiting again.
The mountain had just opened up for skiers and snowboarders a week prior to our arrival. With it being very early in the season, a lot of the snow was manmade but that did not take away from the overall experience. It was lovely! The views were beautiful on the way up on the gondola and we saw a couple heading up to the top of the mountain to get married! It was so sweet. We had such a fun time skiing the scenic mountain.
I cannot say enough good things about the town of Vail! We thoroughly enjoyed walking around everyday and popping into all of the precious shops. There were cute boutiques, children’s stores, and fabulous restaurants. The hotel is conveniently located steps away from Vail Village making in incredibly accessible on foot.
This was our very first vacation as a family of three! The Four Seasons was so family friendly and made us feel special and at home during our stay. While traveling with an infant can have its challenges, we knew upon arrival we could completely relax and enjoy ourselves. They went above and beyond to make us not only feel welcome, but provided us with everything we may need for our little one. We will never forget the incredible memories we made on our first family trip!