Mountains are never far from mind – or view – at The Sebastian – Vail hotel. Ideal for stylish skiers, bikers and outdoor adventurers in every season, this heart-of-Vail-Village hotel has a superlative spa and a restaurant that specialises in scenic views, great wine and hearty, locally sourced dishes to fuel you for the next day’s activities.
One-day bike rentals for two with summer stays, or a one-day ski rental package for one with winter stays
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Inspired by the Colorado wilderness, Bloom Spa has mastered the ideal antidotes to a day on the slopes. Treatments include Swedish, Thai and river-stone massages; oxygen treatments to help with altitude adjustments; and the Après, a post-exercise muscle-relaxing specialty that combines hot towels and massages.
No need to lug your ski equipment on holiday. Base Camp, at the foot of the mountain, has rental gear for skiing, snowboarding and biking.
Your frost-repelling finest: Leonora is one of the hottest spots in town, so furs and cashmere won’t be out of place.
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Skiing may be hard work, but it sure doesn’t feel that way at the Sebastian – Vail.
Set in the heart of Vail Village, the hotel has mastered chalet-chic, creating open, airy spaces with warm, inviting accents. Admire the great outdoors from inside the ultimate ski lodge with a perch in the bright, art-filled stone lobby, which centres around a crackling Jenga-style stacked log fireplace. One-upping classic campfire fare, hotel restaurant Leonora serves tapas, flatbreads and locally sourced meats with a 1,000-bottle wine selection. To round out the experience, the hotel has a well-stocked library (perfect for settling in with a scotch), a year-round heated outdoor pool with four hot tubs and a first-rate spa for down time.
When it’s time to hit the mountain, the Sebastian – Vail has Base Camp, a team at the foot of the mountain ready to provide warm, fitted ski equipment – or mountain bikes in summer – a few steps from the gondola.
Hitting the slopes has never been so easy.
16 Vail Road, Vail, Colorado 81657, United States
0.3 mi / 0.4 km from city centre
- Valet parking
- Exercise gym
- Internet services
- Room service
A 1,000-bottle wine tower is like a merlot mountain at the centre of Leonora, the Sebastian’s main restaurant and tapas bar. One of the region’s best dining options, Leonora serves a continental mix of dishes, including crudo, flatbreads, tapas and warming entrees like lamb cassoulet, wood-roasted mussels and braised veal cheeks, and the sommelier’s extensive list has been crafted to perfectly pair with the international flavours.
Snag a table on the patio for cocktail hour in the warm summer months. In the winter, request an intimate round booth near the wine tower.
Hours change seasonally, but Frost bar is typically open from 12 noon to 11pm; Breakfast is served on the Upper Lobby Level from 7am to 11am, and Leonora serves dinner from 5.30 to 10pm.
Both Frost and Leonora can provide food from their full menus during typical dining hours; a limited menu of sandwiches, salads and entrees is available 24 hours day.
Decorated with icicles, smoky blue lighting and dark wood, the wintery Frost bar takes full advantage of its location, pouring excellent Scotch, local microbrews and craft cocktails. Light lunches are served here too.