Vail Cascade Resort & Spa
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Today we don't have many plans except to drive to Vail. This was not on our original itinerary but when the National Parks closed and we shuffled things around we added tis instead of Yellowstone.
About half way through our drive we spot a sign for a National Monument. We have a pass that allows us to go to National sites so …
... the clay of the tile and painted them with fanciful glazes. Most of them were recognizable as the fauna they were meant to represent. On our walk through the parking lot we counted 15 to 20 cars with license plates from outside of Colorado; many of them from east-coast states.
On our way eastward to Leadville, we stopped at Independence Pass, which is on the Continental Divide at 12,095 feet, and Darlene and Larry walked the 200 feet to ...
... a parking structure, but we thought it would be better to visit Vail in the snow. Larry and Kathy did stop and they enjoyed their walk through town very much.
Arriving at our next RV park, the nearest to Aspen, we were a little disappointed after our stay at Tiger Run Resort. Aspen Basalt Campground is the usual graveled park with mature trees and roomy pull-throughs, but it’s 22 miles from Aspen which requires a one-hour transit for each ...
We spent the week-end with Tom and Christine. It was great to take a shower in a shower bigger than 30 x 30. We had a wonderful week-end catching up with good conversation, good food, and just relaxing. Thanks, Tom and Christine
We arrived at Idaho Springs after a short stint on the interstate and enjoyed a simple breakfast of easy over (real) eggs. All other eggs dishes are made from a powder egg mixture.
The journey up Mt Evans (14,200 ft) was great, thanks Jon for the info, we left when the hordes were arriving. No guard rails on the roads seemed a bit freaky for Tony, but Colleen preferred it for taking photos. It was very ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Overall this is a nice resort. Nice heated outdoor pool.
Rooms are nice and we had a really big balcony with a view of the mountains. Hotel has coin op laundry.
This resort is aging but it was clean and staff was very friendly.
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After staying at the Ritz Carlton in Bachelor Gulch you feel as if this hotel is a dump. The service was ok. They were NOT very helpful at all. Also the resturant there was horrible. They made me sit there for 3 hrs only to tell us that the head chef had just been fired. Some good things about this hotel is the movie theatre. The movies are about 2 weeks behind but its still a great past time. The skiing here is hurrendous. If your going skiing go to beaver creek or Bachelor Gulch not in Vail. The town is also run down. beaver Creek is so much more luxurious and welcoming. Overall this resort was ok.
Expensive but nice
I have stayed at the vail cascade every january for the last 7 years. it is clean, quiet and all of the staff are very nice and helpful. The accomadations are very very expensive. The food is above average. The adjacent health club and spa is outstanding. The rooms are a little on the small and tight side especially if there are more than 2 people.The maid service is outstanding. The heated pool and hottubs are large and clean. They have a convenient shuttle service.
Just returned from a summer interlude at the Vail Cascade resort with our family. Can't say enough good things about this destination as a wonderful summertime adventure for families. Our stay was not wonderful at first, as we were booked into a condo that was spacious but a bit tacky. We were moved to a hotel room which was much smaller, but more elegant and suited to our idea of a vacation getaway. Outside our mountain view balcony was the Gore Creek and the spectacular mountainside....the serenity of the babbling creek, the sunshine, the smell of the outdoors, the wildflowers in bloom and the occasional fly fisherman, all blending to create a panorama worthy of a postcard. The staff at the Vail Cascade was wonderful and responsive to any request. The restaurant--Chaps--offered an expensive but very excellent meal and a view worth the price of admission. Biking, white water rafting, hiking, Adventure Ridge, bungee jumping, wall climbing, the gondola, the Alpine slide at Breckinridge, the Betty Ford Gardens, and just walking the trails, shopping at fabulous Vail Village or lounging at the pool or at the spa and health club made this a destination perfect for our active family of a school age and high school age children. Everyone should visit Vail in the summer, and if you are really lucky, you will get a mountain view room at Vail Cascade. Next time, I plan to spend some time at the spa and more fully utilize their unbelievable health club....and we will fit horseback riding and a visit to Hanging Lake in as well. You won't be disappointed. Restaurants abound, also, and City Market and Safeway are nearby for all those items you may have left at home....Enjoy!!
Stayed here with my family early August 2004. Got a great deal on this 4*** property with Priceline. They treated us as well as any other guest. Classy place. My wife loved the spa. The spa and healthclub facilities are included with your room. Had drinks at night in the wonderful and active lounge/great room. However, request a room NOT overlooking the courtyard-can be noisy at night.
Hotel okay, but expensive
My husband and I stayed for about a week at the Vail Cascade Resort in August 2002.
The resort didn't leave a big impression with me one way or the other. It is touted as a five-star resort with ski-in and ski-out access. I am assuming this is great in the winter. In the summer being a good 1.5 miles from Vail Village is a big of a pain.
The highlight of the resort was their restaurant Chaps -- we had the best steak we have ever had in that restaurant.
The service was friendly and efficient. The rooms were a good size and clean. The sports complex was wonderful.
After now having stayed at a couple of other resorts at Vail, I wouldn't return again.
Nice place but expensive
A bvery large place, with a short-bus ride to the slopes, with its own movie theatre, a spa and a renowned restaurant, cozy atmosphere and pretty rooms, but way too expensive! I would much rather spend my 5 days skiing somewhere in the Alps for half the price.
Just returned from my Christmas vacations at Vail, with its breathtaking scenery, all covered with snow. It really looked like a postcard. Stayed at the Vail Cascade Resort for 10 days, and have mixed feeling about the hotel. Booked a deluxe suite for $950/ a night at their web site, quoted as ideally for a small family, and what a dissapointment when check-in. It was a long, narrow room with a separate bedroom, an uncomfortable sofa bed, a small bathroom & a TV cabinet. Nothing compared to the description at their web site.
My husband and I stayed at the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa for 7 nights in July. We truley felt like royalty. All of the staff went far and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. Room service was quick and the food was excellent.As well as the resturant, the food was outstanding! The pool/spa attendants were wonderful. Our room was a Mountain View Suite and it was beatuiful. The rooms don't have air cond, which I was surprised at, but they do have ceiling fans and at night there is really no need for an air cond. due to the sun going down, it really cools things off. The shuttle service was fine, taking us to Lions Head or Vail Village. The Aria Spa was so relaxing and wonderful, it was a real treat. The scenery was really lovely and again the service was 110%! This trip was definatley one to take if your looking to have a relaxing trip and be pampered.~Scott and Jill
My wife and I stayed here in March and found that it oversold and underdelivered. It was very expensive and frankly poor value for money.
Loved the Cascade!
This hotel, although a bit outside of Vail Village, is wonderful. The grounds and rooms are beautiful and the service fantastic. We had a huge room with great courtyard views. The complimentary hotel shuttle runs to Lionshead and Vail Village every 20 minutes or so-couldn't have been easier. Great stay!