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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

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Recent Vail reviews

  • Like no place on earth!

    "We strongly recommend the Vail Bavarian Chalet. We had a wonderful vacation during our Spring Break annual Ski Trip to the Colorado Rockies in late March of 2014. The Bavarian Chalet had everything we needed as a family. The location is fantastic, and the weather was excellent. I was concerned about Spring temperatures and Efli told me not to worry - well, she was right! Fresh snow a couple of days and I was able to ski 7 days in a row! Vail is Vail - there is no comparison! So many trails and almost no lift lines! The Vail Back Bowls are awesome. The views from the top of Vail are fantastic! We even enjoyed the excitement of the party to welcome home Mikaela Shiffrin with her Olympic Gold Medal. Dining and shopping in Vail Village is great. Then we were surprised to have a "drop in" close friend from Holland unexpectedly ski with us one day! By far, the best part of the vacation was the hospitality of Jon and Elfi! They made us feel so welcome and they've thought of everything! There is really too much to even remember, but the personal "host" touches included wine and chocolate to welcome us, the fireplace ready to light, the daily Vail newspaper brought to our door, the snow cleared off our cars each morning, the beautiful and warm decorating touches like the Tiffany lamps, the free parking pass, the snow shoes when the boys wanted to go hiking up the mountain, the advice about skiing certain parts of the mountain, the slippers at the door, the view of Vail from the private hot tub, ect. Best of all was the start of a new friendship with two wonderfully genuine people, Jon and Elfi, who clearly enjoy opening up their home to others to share in the most amazing skiing experience at Vail. We flew into Eagle (which is so convenient) in the morning and we rented a car per Elfi's advice, then drove 30 minutes to the Chalet. We skied for free the day of arrival by just showing our Eagle Country airport boarding passes to the lift ticket office. At Vail West Village, everything is so convenient. Then our daughter who lives in Denver joined us to ski for a day. This vacation was one of the best for us. My wife's comment was "this was a 5 star vacation, a truly amazing place to stay." We plan to return as soon as possible! Tom and Maka & family"
    Guest: Tom K. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 10, 2014
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  • Great Location!

    "I just booked this home for what will be our 4th stay over the last 2 years. Our family just recently stayed here in July for a long weekend and had a blast. Not only is this a ski in/ski out house in the winter, you couldn't ask for a better location in the summer! The house itself is beautiful with every amenity that you could imagine. Everything inside is new or upgraded and the hot tub on the back patio is perfect after a long day of skiing or to just relax and take in the views! We can't wait for our trip this winter!"
    Guest: The Pilgrim Family Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 17, 2014
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  • Beautiful location by Gore Creek and on the bus route to ski fields

    "This is a beautiful condo and extremely well appointed. The king bed is really comfortable and the sheets and pillows of a good quality. The setting by the Gore Creek is magical. In the afternoon the sun shines onto the front deck and we enjoyed a cup of coffee out there for quite a while. Getting to the ski fields, Safeway, City Market or Sports Authority is really easy as the green/red bus (which is free) comes by every 15 mins and the bus stop is 60m from the door. Pat the owner was extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble."
    Guest: Shauna W. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: January 21, 2014
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  • Exactly as advertised

    "Unit was exactly as advertised, the price was great and the owner was very easy to work with and extremely responsive."
    Guest: Scott Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 20, 2014
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Vail Travel Tips

The municipality of Vail, Colorado, was originally built as a base village for the Vail Ski Resort but has since grown to become a popular mountain getaway. While the town experiences warm summers, the winters are cold due to its Rocky Mountain location and receives an average of 200 inches of snow per season - making it a ski haven.

Vail Attractions

Blue Sky Basin is an expansion of Vail Ski Resort and features chairlifts taking skiers and snowboarders up Vail Mountain. This natural ski experience boasts a 1,900-foot vertical drop with wide, clear-cut runs. The mountain has more than 5,200 acres of downhill and cross-country trails and is considered one of the best in the world.

Vail isn't just for winter vacations, you can also stay when the weather's warm and check out Gore Creek Fly Fishing. Guided fly fishing trips are available and a trip will take you down numerous rivers including Eagle River, Gore Creek, the Colorado River, the Roaring Fork River and the Yampa River. Fly fishing in Vail is some of the best you can find in the area and is an ideal activity for families and friends visiting the area.

Adventure Ridge is open during summer and winter and offers several activities fit for the whole family. There are also hiking and mountain biking opportunities as well as scenic views. Take a scenic gondola ride up the mountain and gaze at the views along the way. You can go tubing in the winter and zip line in the summer. The ZipLine features four lines that are 1,200 feet long and send you flying through the air at 10,000 feet. There's also a kid's zipline for young thrill seekers looking for adventure during their stay in Vail. Kids also have access to a climbing wall, rebounding trampoline and a ropes course made just for them. Other winter activities at Adventure Ridge include showshoeing, snowmobiling and ski biking.

The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens are the world's highest botanical garden with an altitude of 8,200 feet. The gardens are open year round, but you'll want to visit during the warmer months of the year for peak flower season. When you visit the gardens you can see innovative exhibits, programs, interpretations and media. You will get to see the Children's Garden, Schoolhouse Garden, Mountain Perennial Garden, Mountain Meditation Garden and the Alpine Rock Garden.

Explore your surroundings with a walk on the Vail Recreation Path. This 15-mile paved trail takes you throughout town and is located parallel to the golf course. There are 35,000 acres that surround the path.

Things to Do in Vail

Vail Events: The community puts on a number of events throughout the year. Bravo! Vail is held in June and August and features musical acts such as the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The Vail Film Festival brings in thought-provoking independent filmmakers and offers screenings, panels, workshops, networking events and educational projects. In the summer Vail plays host to the Vail International Dance Festival. Major ballet and contemporary dance companies including the New York City Ballet, the Paul Taylor Dance Company and the San Francisco Ballet perform at the dance festival. Taste of Vail is held during the first week in April and features food and drink vendors such as Batter Cupcakes, Atwater on Gore Creek, Bistro Fourteen and Beano's Cabin. There are several other summer and winter events in the community including the GoPro Mountain Games, the Vail Jazz Festival, Vail Oktoberfest and the King of the Mountain Volleyball Tournament.

Shopping: There are hundreds of shops throughout Lionshead and Vail Village that sell products ranging from outdoor gear to art. At any one of the boutiques you'll be able to find jewelry, apparel and ski boots. While looking for the latest outdoor and skiing gear, head to Icebreaker, Salomon, Vail Sports Kids, Patagonia and Vail Sports. Those looking for apparel can venture out to Avalon Clothing Company, Axel's, Bella Italia and Cashmere Vail. Golden Bear sells handcrafted jewelry designs and its pieces are often considered "The Symbol of Vail Valley." Find something for the little ones at Kidsport, Moose's Caboose and Golden Peak Kids.

Dining: Up The Creek Restaurant is family-owned and serves fresh ingredients from local sources. Lunch and dinner are served daily and the eatery is located on the banks of Gore Creek. This creek-side patio also offers signature cocktails and a stellar wine selection. La Tour Restaurant and Bar is a great place to visit for lunch, dinner or happy hour and features handcrafted plates using fresh, seasonal, organic and sustainable ingredients. The Little Diner has a breakfast and lunch menu made from scratch. This family-friendly restaurant has a menu that includes American dishes, burgers, crepes, deli sandwiches and French and Mexican plates.

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