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Today, the entire Driessen family embarked on their first family vacation in far too long. Happy to have family members staying in our home, we left our life on the east coast to head for Colorado. After saying goodbye to our dear sweet dog, we were off on our 4 hour flight to Denver, Colorado. Upon landing, gathering our baggage, our kids were too …
... s cousin, Michael and Sandra DeGarie in Dillon. We had a plan to meet up at the Dillon Amphitheater and embarass ourselves by joining in the country dance classes they teach as part of their country dance club. In the meantime we stopped at the village of Vail, but just before we departed the rain began again. Paula and the kids did quick stroll in the rain in Vail. I escaped into the Yedi Coffee Shop to warm up and get a bit of time to write. ...
... must have been incredibly challenging for them to keep a straight face and pretend like we were at the right place.
The service at The Arrabelle was second to none. From the moment we pulled up through our departure the following morning, everything was perfect.
Vail was a great destination that looked and felt like a European chalet town. Maeve enjoyed the hotel rooftop pool and the playground outside the ...
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 ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTivoli Lodge Vail
This was a beautiful, wonderful hotel - the rooms are spacious with a balcony (if you choose a room on the mountain side) and the bathrooms are beautiful. Loved it
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Very nice hotel right at the foot of a ski lane.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tivoli Lodge Vail
Great location, not so great service
Our stay at the Tivoli Lodge was Feb 13-17. While our stay was not horrendous, we won't stay at the Tivoli again. Our village view room and its bath were a decent size, with nice wood trim and dark curtains to keep the sun out(not the sound of the garbage man at 5:30am each day). The room only had heat and we found ourselves cracking the window often. The hallways looked like an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog with all the plaid carpet. The Tivoli itself has a comfy sitting area on the first floor, withh a large fireplace. The complementary breakfast was a buffet that had people swarming around it. There are two hot tubs that offer nice views of the mountain that are opened from appx 10:30am to 9pm. All of this superficially makes this a wonderful hotel, then you throw in the service and the hotel is only average. I tipped a front desk person for booking the airport shuttle (appx 45$ to Eagle/Vail airport). He was going to call me back with our pickup time. He never made the reservation! We ended up having a friend shuttle us to the airport that is about 35 miles away. On top of that when the people brought his car around (15$ a day parking), there was a girl(that didnt have hotel attire on in the passenger seat). The staff, though plentiful, did not make any effort to make sure your stay was going well. It was a constant of these little things(slippers that never came, power outage on the 4th floor, etc) that really began to irk us.
The location of the hotel is great to the village and 2 of the ski lifts. (Both are a 2 minute walk). We had a great time dog sledding with Mountain Mushers, and snowmobiling with Piney River Ranch.
When you stay at Tivoli Lodge as long as you dont count on service, you will have a decent time. Its unfortunate that the employees can bring the overall impression of the hotel to make it just average. Maybe we expected too much.
Great, Cozy Lodge With Friendly Owner/Staff
My wife and I came out to ski in Vail for a long weekend and have to say that we picked the right place to stay. The Tivoli Lodge is newly renovated and the rooms are well appointed with high end fixtures/marble counter tops, and very clean. The bed is also very comfortable.
The airline lost our bags (shocker) and the staff did everything they could to help us feel more comfortable without our belongings. We missed an entire day of skiing b/c all of our ski clothes were with the airline, however the owner of the hotel (Bob) was sooooo kind that he lent us his annual ski pass so that on Sunday we skied for free. That kind gesture in itself showed us a lot about the hospitality of those that run this hotel.
Breakfast is good with eggs, bacon, bagels, make your own waffles, cereal, yogurt, pastries, fruit, orange juice, coffee.
There are two outdoor hot tubs which were wonderful after a full day of skiing. The hotel gives you robes and slippers and towels for the hot tub. When you walk back in you can relax by the fireplace with a cup of hot cider/tea/hot chocolate.
The only negative we found was that there was no restaurant in the hotel so you have to walk a few minutes to Vail Village to get some food. We are from New York so walking is not a problem for us, however the temperatures while we were in Vail were brutally cold....I'm talking -10 degress at night.
Overall, I would highly recommend the Tivoli Lodge. We will be back!
SNOW , LIES AND NO ROOM SERVICE, Fawlty Towers on ice!
We paid over $5,000 to stay at Tivoli Lodge for one week based on the reviews in this website.After our stay I have grave doubts regarding the authorship of same. The first alarm bells should have rung when the full amount was deducted from our credit card a month before we arrived. On arrival we brought in all our own bags to the reception where a disinterested young man took several phone calls and ate part of his lunch before asking what we wanted.Simultaneously another staff member cursed and swore loudly while wiping the floor. The receptionist also told a ringing phone to "just stop ringing!!" (this is not a joke). We asked for a coffee and were pointed to a flask and some plastic cups in the foyer!!The bar was never open and there was no atmosphere whatsoever and all that was missing was some tumbleweed. The room was pleasant and well appointed as was the entire hotel, which makes the disappointing product provided so easily rectifiable.Turn down consisted of making the bed and that's it! Other than a very sparse breakfast there is no food or tea/coffee available at this hotel. When at 8pm we asked at reception was there any food at all, even a sandwich,the guy asked if we were really hungry and when we said yes he said that the main street in Vail was only a short walk away!Any request, even for a phone charger, was met with a solid "no can do" attitude. The location and build quality of this hotel are great and it is a crying shame that the service is so badly delivered and that basic amenities are not provided. It was like the beverly hillbillies had been handed the Ritz Hotel and asked to run it with no training. Brutally Disappointing.
The Tivoli Lodge is in an ideal location in Vail Village, walking-minutes from the heart of the village. The newly renovated hotel is beautifully appointed, with lovely, clean rooms. The bathrooms were sparkling, with a large soaking tub. Beds were very comfortable, with top quality linens. The lobby and reception area has large windows facing the mountain, and a huge fireplace. If I-70 noise is of concern, this hotel is quiet. Our room faced the village (highway side) and there were no night-time noise problems. We visited during the off-season. Continental breakfast was a bit sparse. If you're looking for an ideal location, beautiful rooms and friendly service, the Tivoli is a wonderful place to stay.
Ein Schmuckstück in Colorado...
Skifahrer lieben das Tivoli. Das Hotel ist neu, die Angestellten sind sehr herzlich und die Zimmer sind etwas ganz Besonderes und ausgesprochen ruhig. Der Ausblick letztes Wochenende war einfach spektakulär, das Espenlaub hat im Immergrün geglitzert und das mitten im ersten Schneefall. Wir werden zurückkehren!
A Colorado Jewel...........
The skiers are going to love the Tivoli. New, exceptional welcoming staff and rooms so special and so quiet. What a spectacular view this past weekend with the aspens shining in the evergreen amid the early snowfall. We'll be back!
Great property in vail
Excellent accomodations in Vail. Welcoming staff, and dedicated to making sure we were happy during our stay. Rooms are all new (March, 2006). Mountain view room with fireplace was wonderful, with an unbelievable bathroom and view of the mountain and slopes. Check the hotel's website for pictures. The rooms actually do appear as or better than the pictures. Furnishings were very nice and of good quality. Less than 5 minute walk to center of Vail village. Hot tubs are just outside the main level/lobby, and could use some more "character" around them as they feel kind of out in the open. Overall a very good choice with the quality of an upscale resort, but personalized staff that treat you like a guest and not just a customer. Would easily stay here again.
Tivoli completely renovated
We were in the Eagle/Vail area for business and had rooms booked for us at the Tivoli Lodge. I looked online at some pictures and was a little worried, but the reviews were all good. I figured we would give it a shot. What a surprise when we arrive and the whole place has been renovated. When I say renovated, I mean they stripped the whole place down and rebuilt. It all begins when you walk into the very nice lobby and are greeted by the nicest folks. The Laziers are usually around and are eager to make sure you have everything that you need. The rooms are great. Fireplace, small balconies, microwave, fridge, large walk-in closet, and one of the best, if not the best, bathroom I have seen in a hotel. The hotel is, at most, a block from the Vail Village where you can find great shops and great dining. I travel for a living and I plan to bring my wife to Vail and we will definitely stay at the Tivoli Lodge.
Ambiance is great at the Tivoli
The first time I stayed at the Tivoli was 1972. It's owners, Laziers, live at the Tivoli. I keep coming back every year and stay their because of the atmosphere. The original Lodge was torn down and being rebuilt. Construction should be finished early 2005.
It's truly a nice and friendly place with a great view of the mountain. The head cleaning lady is still with them. And if you want to say hello to the Laziers you can. They'll be roaming around the Lodge or the door to their penthouse will probably be open. Just yell in and they'll probably tell you to come in. You certainly see the family dog INDY. Named after Buddy Lazier who won the Indy 500 in 1996. I think I got the year right.
You will not be disappointed with your stay.
Vail's Best Value
I love the Tivoli Lodge! The location is wonderful and is within a few steps, or short stroll, of the Vista Bahn. The value is excellent with not only the rate but you also receive a daily continental breakfast, and a Sunday night wine party. Very european athmosphere. The staff makes you feel like you are in their home. The location is superb and the price is less than other hotels in the village. I always have the mountain or pool view room. I tell all my friends that this is the best value in Vail Village...The Lazier's have owned it from day one. They live there so they care about the guests which is hard to find today.
It is not "my pleasure" but far more heartfilled service.B. Wolfe