Sunday, February 7, 2010

Long Weekend in Vail: Where to Stay?

Our annual ski trip to Colorado with friends - five couples from Windsor.....this year's destination was Vail - staying again, for the third time at The Christiania at Vail. Selling points: ski-in, ski-out location, heated ski and boot overnight storage with helpful attendant, daily breakfast ($7.50/person) and steps to the heart of Vail village. This is Tina relaxing in the lobby of The Christiania before walking to dinner.

Room 206 at The Christiania: our friends enjoyed this room....two bathrooms, separate sitting room with fireplace, large balcony with mountain view.

Room husband and I were booked into room 202 initially and it was too small for all our skiing paraphenalia (would be fine if you're a single) plus it's right beside the bar which can be noisy on weekends. We were fortunate to be able to move across the street to Unit 7 the Valhalla Villa condos, also managed by The Christiania.

On previous trips to Vail our group has stayed at the Sonnenalp (luxurious large bathrooms) and The Lodge at Vail but the coziness and elegance without pretension of The Christiania and possibly the fact that you can register for the American Educational Institute's Medical-Dental-Legal course on site has won us over.

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