Travel Blogs from Vail
Day 4 back on the road
Let see, on this trip Mathew has decided that he’d like to live in several places other than Fort Lauderdale. His favorite was the obscure mountain town of Cloudcroft, NM with the cool weather and the pine scent infusion in the air. But going back, there were arguments for Fort Walton Beach, Florida because of the cool sand; Boerne, Texas because of our friends there, anywhere on the California coast, but ...
... two lane dead end road that culminated at our hotel The Arrabelle. After my ten point turn, I finally got the RV turned around at the side of the hotel entrance. Then we all popped out of the RV like Cousin Eddy and family – frazzled and disoriented from all of the squeaking and banging during four hours in the RV, not well dressed to put it mildly and not especially clean. The bell staff took the whole scene in stride ...
The girls and I took a mine tour today. It was on the list of things the girls really wanted to do before we leave. We went 1,000 feet into a mine and panned for gold! Daddy and the boys met us for a picnic lunch. They wanted to ride the gondola in Breckenridge one last time. ;-) Most pictures are on my camera but here's a few from my ...
... down the mountain before we reached our goal. Still, it was breathtaking. We walked through fields of wildflowers. We noticed a few camping spots near this remote lake....maybe an adventure for next time? I need to upload photos from my camera from today. Just trying to log a summary of the day for our vacation ...
... scenery everywhere is magnificent. Travelled in the back of a truck to a BBQ dinner in an amazing setting under majestic rock formations. My photos can't do this scenery justice at all. It's too massive. After dinner we joined Warren and Mike in their room for a couple of drinks. All fun. So happy to be here in this ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Evergreen Lodge Vail
Enjoyed the Evergreen
Have just returned from a 10 night stay at the Evergreen Lodge in Vail (3 -13 Jan 07). Expensive, but for me worth it when you can get back to the comfort of your hotel room in a very short time after a long tiring day on the slopes. The hotel is within walking distance of the Lionshead lifts (although when wearing ski boots it is more comfortable to take the tree-lined 2-minute walk to the stop for the free ski bus and then ride one stop to Lionshead). The room was large, with a balcony looking onto the mountain. The staff were generally pleasant and helpful. I cannot comment on the restaurant, but I enjoyed the Altitude Sports Bar (nice chili). I hope to go there again next year.
Siamo stati bene allo Evergreen
Siamo appena tornati da un soggiorno di dieci notti all'Evergreen Lodge a Vail (dal 3 al 13 gennaio 2007). Costoso, ma per me ne valeva la pena perché si poteva tornare in camera rapidamente dopo una lunga giornata sulle piste. Gli impianti di risalita di Lionshead erano raggiungibili a piedi dall'albergo (anche se, indossando scarponi da sci, era più comodo prendere la navetta gratuita a due minuti a piedi di distanza). La camera era ampia, con un balcone che si affacciava sulla montagna. Il personale era perlopiù gentile, piacevole e disponibile. Non posso commentare il ristorante, ma mi è piaciuto l'Altitude Sports Bar (ottimo chili). Spero di tornarci l'anno prossimo.
The location was perfect between both the Lionshead and Vail Villages. Free Shuttle bus is behind the hotel and comes thru every 10 minutes or so. The beds were a little soft but werent bad. The room was recently renovated and looked nice. accomodations are not fancy but were nicely done. Overall we had a great time in Vail and this hotel worked out well for us and I would not hesitate using again.
A Great Stay
We came to Vail this year for medical reasons. The Evergreen Lodge was just perfect for our cause. Stedman Hawkins Clinic, in the Vail Valley Medical Center, was located just behind the hotel making the Evergreen a great choice for us. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. The rooms were large and the rates were the best in the village.
We asked to see a couple of condominiums located in the lodge. The three we saw were beautiful. When retuning to Vail I will not hesitate to stay in the Evergreen. It is close to the slopes and the shops. Thanks EVERGREEN for A GREAT STAY!
Hated the Evergreen Lodge
This hotel was absolutely terrible! Our room did not have air conditioning. Supposedly the rooms have recently been remodeled, but you couldn't tell. There were stains on many of the hallway carpets. The room itself was dingy. Several of the front desk employees were either rude or not very helpful. The hotel itself was not very convenient to the shuttle route. It offered very limited choices for workout equipment and its restaurant was not up to par. I would definitely not recommend it.
Perfect location, great value for the money
We stayed for 3 nights in February. The location was perfect....I do not think we could have done better. We walked to the Lionshead lift for skiing and could walk to Vail Village without an issue (10 minute walk). The bus stop was right outside the door and the buses run frequently. The room was comfortable & clean. We enjoyed having 2 closets and 2 bathroom sinks...I would highly recommend staying here.
Good for what we needed - not luxury
In terms of location you can't fault this place, right between Lionshead and Vail and right at the bottom of the Lionshead ski lift. There is a bus that runs right outside the door for those of you who don't want to walk.
The rooms were spacious and well laid out, however the decor throughout the hotel was in need of a revamp i.e. it was starting to look a bit 'tired'. The boot room (for the skiers amoung you) was also a bit strange - you had to walk in through recpetion to get to it - odd!?
However it was great for a first time in Vail, and when you are skiing you aren't there a whole lot anyway.
All in all I would reccomend it - but woulden't go back until they decorated and cleaned the pool!
Screamin Deal-Rocky Mountain High
My first time in Vail we stayed at the Evergreen Lodge. This place Rocked!!! Great place, great people.. 1 stop from the Gondola... Already got my reservations in for next year... I hear they just remodeled.. It just gets better!!!
Highly recommened-Great Deal.
Best place in Vail!+
Heaven in the rockies. Fantastic location. The rooms were great and the service was even better. I particularily enjoyed the Altitude Club sports bar located in the lobby of the hotel. With the crowd present, it seemed like the only place in town to watch a game.