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Heart of Lionshead - Platinum Rated - 100 Yards to the Gondola & Born Free Lifts

Bedrooms 1
Space 934 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Welcome to Lion Square Lodge 286! This platinum rated residence in the center of all that Vail mountain has to offer, is a one bedroom/two bath luxury home that sleeps six. Lion Square Lodge has every creature comfort you will need to call Vail a home-away-from-home during your vacation.

Step out the door of this residence and in 100 yards you are at the base of the Eagle Bahn gondola, Born Free Express chairlift, and ski-school. You're steps to everything in Lionshead Village: spas, shopping, ice skating, bike rentals, ski & snowboard shops, fine dining, restaurants, coffee & tea bistros, pubs, convenience market, liquor store, several free in-town bus stops, and easy access to Vail's extensive trail system in the summer months.

Elegantly appointed with the finest decor to make you feel right at home. Over-sized leather sofa/queen sleeper, love seat, chair and ottoman, stainless appliances, top-of-the-line cherry cabinetry, doors and millwork, queen Murphy bed, large built-in desk, granite counter-tops & back-splashes throughout, and tile with mosaic inserts in the entry, kitchen, and baths. The entry has a built-in cherry bench and a coat rack with 21 reclaimed 1800's railroad spike hooks to air-out all of your gear.

Fully equipped chef's kitchen with cookbooks, cookware, crockpot, Presto multi-cooker, Kuerig and drip coffee makers, toaster, microwave, blender, cooking utensils, dishwasher, and refrigerator with ice maker. The balcony also has a built-in natural gas grill for you to use in preparing that perfect barbecue.

The dining area has a large wood and slate table with comfortable seating for six.

Each bed has luxurious 1800 thread count Egyptian cotton linens with down comforters. We also provide you with terrycloth robes for your trips to the pool, hot tubs or sauna.

Technology: 48in Wi-Fi enabled LED LCD TV in the living room with complementary HD cable and Netflix streaming, 36in LCD TV in the master suite, Bose Sound Dock Series III with Apple Lightning and 3.5mm connections. We also include complementary Wi-Fi to stay connected to the office, family and friends during your visit.

Cards, dice, and lots of board games are provided for family fun.

You will love the panoramic mountain views of Vail ski slopes and the majestic Gore Creek through the south-facing condo windows and from the balcony with a table and seating for four.

Lion Square Lodge has a year-round heated outdoor pool, three outdoor hot tubs, sauna with changing room, on-site state-of-the-art fitness center, two on-site ski/snowboard shops for rentals and tuneups, free slopeside ski/snowboard check service, on-site restaurant & bar, business center, and complementary in-building underground parking.

Eagle airport ski-free program: Simply fly into Eagle airport and bring your commercial airline boarding pass and Lion Square Lodge confirmation to any Vail or Beaver Creek ticket window and ski the same day until the lifts close with a complimentary lift ticket.

Thanks for visiting. We look forward to seeing you soon!

More Details

Sharon & Rick
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Sharon & Rick

I was born and raised in a suburb of Charlotte, NC and was living in Wilmington, NC when I was invited to a girls weekend get-away to Vail in 1993. I met my husband Rick in the Red Lion the first day of that trip (blissful ever since!). Rick was living in Wisconsin at the time, so we dated long-distance for a year and a half. The following year he proposed to me at the top of the Mountain Top Express lift (4) overlooking Sun Up Bowl, China Bowl, and Blue Sky Basin with a photographer in-tow. I said 'yes' and moved to the Midwest to start our new life together (I'm still not certain that leaving a coastal community for the Midwest was the best idea :-). Needless to say, Vail is truly a magical place for us. Our family escapes our day jobs for Vail as often as we can.

Owning a place in Vail was a dream of ours since the day we met. Now that we have a place to call our own, we are happy to share our Vail home with you to make your own memories. We currently live in a Minneapolis suburb where Rick is an executive with an employee benefits administration firm and I am the director of a large preschool.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We hope that you enjoy our place as much as we do and we welcome you back on your next visit to the Vail Valley.

-- Sharon & Rick --

Why Sharon & Rick chose Vail

Lion Square Lodge is so close to all that Vail has to offer. The ski-in/ski-out convenience and Lionshead Village steps from the door makes this the perfect place to be, winter or summer. Lion Square Lodge has so many amenities which makes staying here incredibly easy and convenient. Unlike several ski-in/ski-out places, Lion Square Lodge North Residences are very quiet during the evenings which makes it the perfect place for families and couples looking for a romantic get-away.

What makes this condo unique

Location! Location! Location!


Lionshead Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 934 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath - toilet , shower
    Master En Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Aveda eco-friendly bath products include, bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, facial & toilet tissue and Q-tips. Hairdryers are also provided in each bath.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Murphy Bed - 1 queen
    Sofa Bed - 1 queen
  • Two humidifiers are provided for your use during your stay. The master suite has an iron, ironing board, in-room programmable safe and a luggage rack.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


The beautiful view from the balcony!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Aug 30, 2017

This bear needed a cooler place for his summer vacation and Lion Square Lodge in Vail was the perfect fit. The condo was wonderfully stocked with everything you need to cook meals, comfortable beds with luxury linens, a Murphy bed (our little cub’s “secret magic bed”), a cozy fireplace, and of course beautiful mountain views! We loved leaving the balcony door open to let in the fresh air off the mountain and taking in the vista while we played cards and board games. The older cub spent time in the heated pool and hot tubs while Mama and Papa enjoyed the mountain & stream views. The location of the condo was convenient to so many amenities. It was a short beautiful walk to Lionshead Village where we could grab a bite or head right out our front door for a hike along Gore Creek or if we were feeling really industrious, up the mountain! Lionshead is within walking distance to Vail Village, which is connected by beautiful trails through the forest. The cub’s favorite activities included the gondola ride up the mountain, visiting the playgrounds on our daily walks, hiking, and renting bikes to cruise around Vail and the surrounding area. Mama bear loved her morning run through the forest and Papa bear loved the various micro brews Colorado has to offer. Lion Square Lodge is the perfect place to stay to take in all Vail has to offer. This bear family can’t wait to go back!

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Heart of Lionshead - Platinum Rated - 100 Yards to the Gondola & Born Free Lifts
average rating of 4.962963 based on 54 reviews

Nice place

  • 4 of 5

Pros: Nice place that is very close to lionshead and gondola. Perfect for a family of four. Well furnished.

Cons: long walk to pool. Have to take two elevators to get there. Cleaning crew needs to do a little better job. Many knives in the block were dirty (someone used and just put back).

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and for letting us know about the housekeeping issue. We try our absolute best to provide an exceptional experience for our guests. We have talked with our housekeepers about the dirty knives in the knife block. They have now made it a part of their regular procedure to check every knife each time they clean to ensure this does not happen again. Thanks again for choosing to stay at our place. We hope to see you again!
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Great place for summer getaway too!

  • 5 of 5

Our family wanted to book a vacation to a beautiful area where we could get some relief from the Texas heat, enjoy the great outdoors and come back to a wonderful retreat after a hard day’s hike. The Lions Square Lodge in Vail has been just that!

We woke up every morning taking in the amazing view from the balcony and then we were out the door with our 5 year old and 9 month old. We hiked up Booth Falls, rode bikes all over Vail, ran the Gore Valley Trail every morning, visited all the spectacular parks (they are all so unique and numerous), took the Gondola (so, so nice to be within a 2 minute walk) to the top to hike and do the adventure activities, and then we ended every day at the hot tub (with awesome views again!).

Your home was stocked with every amenity a family of four could ask for. My daughter enjoyed playing games in the evening and we enjoyed the fully stocked kitchen. The location of Lions Square Lodge was convenient to the Gondolas, lifts, restaurants, hiking paths, parks, biking/running paths, grocery store, pretty much everything!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for a truly perfect family vacation. I’m already planning our next trip out to Vail!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome and thank you for taking the time to write this extensive review for us Nick! We are so glad to hear that your family had such a nice time. We love first-time Vail visitors and based on your comments, we think you'll be back soon. So good to work with you and please do think of us on your next trip to the mountains.
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Great time to be had in this lovely condo.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Allen's condo in Lion Square Lodge. The location with a view of the Gondola and Runs above Lionshead and easy access to all restaurants, shops, and events in Lionshead Square as well as bus connections to Vail Town Village was perfect. The condo was nicely decorated and the Pull Down Murphy bed as well as sofa bed and second full bath easily made a one bedroom condo accommodate 6-8 guests. Most important was the friendly dealings with the Owners, Sharon and Rick. They quickly responded to all our needs. I feel that if you are looking for a one bedroom condo in Lionshead, you need look no further.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bobby & Gigi! It was a pleasure having you stay at our place to escape the Texas summer heat. You are welcome to return any time!
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Awesome experience! Unforgettable place!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a classy, cozy and comfortable condo, this is the place! Rick and Sharon outdid themselves in every detail in the house!

My husband and I particularly enjoyed having two bathrooms, and the bed in the living room is really comfortable! The large TV screen and complimentary Netflix were a hit, and we spent many hours at the private balcony enjoying the beautiful view of the slopes! The kitchen is well equipped and all the furniture in the house is clean and in perfect shape. The swimming pool and hot tub on the building are also most enjoyable! I would with no doubt recommend this property to anyone who is looking to spend an unforgettable time at a great place! Thank you Rick and Sharon, for everything and we look forward to our next visit of LionSquare Lodge #286

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're welcome! Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our place. It has been a pleasure working with you and we would love to have you back again next time you visit Vail.
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Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed all over Vail and loved this place. Very very easy to get to lift line. Perfect location for access to everything in Lionshead. Beds are very comfortable and the unit is impeccably clean. Rick and Sharon were highly responsive, from initial booking to departure. You will not be disappointed!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing this review Brett! We certainly appreciate that. Please come back and stay again soon.
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Perfect property and stay

  • 5 of 5

This home away from home is beautifully decorated, perfectly located (literally ski in, ski out of the condo), and greatly appointed! And the owners are available to hear any needs or questions. You can't go wrong with this unit!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing this review for us Toni! We certainly appreciate that. Hope to see you again next season.
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
(EGE) Eagle County Regional Airport - Eagle Vail
Nearest Barpub
The Tavern at Arrabelle
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Vail Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
The Tavern, Garfinkels, Chophouse, El Sabor
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Owner operated. No additional resort fees or check-out cleaning fees.

All 7+ night rentals include one mid-stay housekeeping/linen service for no additional charge. Additional mid-stay housekeeping/linen service is available for $95. Optional daily housekeeping service is available for $75 per day. Please request at time of booking.

Check-in time 4:00 PM MST / Check-out time is 10:00 AM MST

Until confirmed, rates and availability are subject to change without notice

Town of Vail sales tax #5624

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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