We get this question quite often from prospective guests interested in our lodging options. They’ve usually been to Vail, but can’t quite picture where we are located. The standard answer is that Lodge at Lionshead sits along Gore Creek a short 100 yards from the Eagle Bahn gondola. We also like to tell people that we are just on the east side of Lionshead Plaza. At this point, most folks have figured out our geographic location. The challenge for us then becomes to describe what our location looks like and what surrounds us at this location because it’s much, much more than just a spot on the map.
Lodge at Lionshead has one of the best locations in Vail. I know you think I am biased, but once you’ve been here you’ll see why. We are surrounded by towering pine trees, aspens, lush greenery and wildflowers in the summertime. And that’s just in our backyard. You can see Vail Mountain and Gore Creek from here and I love to sit outside at one of our picnic tables for lunch just to listen to the creek rush by.
The pedestrian path sits right outside our back gates. Go right on the path to access the gondola and Adventure Ridge, to hike up Vail Mountain or go into Lionshead. Go left and you’ll pass some great sitting areas and picnic tables right on the creek and pass the Vail Library. If you have kids, Vail Library is a hidden treasure with its reading/ game room and story hour. Across from the Library, you’ll find Dobson Ice Arena which offers not only skating and hockey, but also events and concerts. Continue on and you’ll stumble upon Vail Village in a block or two.
Our location is wonderful because it is not surrounded by stores or restaurants. It is quiet and scenic, but still incredibly convenient to all sorts of great things in the area. Once guests have rented a vacation condo here once, they always come back for more. Please come sit in our backyard sometime this summer and see what all the fuss is about.