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Sonnelap Resort in Vail, Colorado.

Photo: Courtesy of Sonnenalp Resort

20 Vail Rd.
Vail, CO, 81657, United States
TEL: (866) 284-4411

When you meant to book St. Anton’s Hotel Post but couldn’t find the time to head across the pond for a ski vacation, the Sonnenalp in Vail is a close second. With its hatched wood beams, cutout shutters, and wooden flower boxes at almost every windowsill, this 127-room lodge is a model in Bavarian style that actually feels authentic. Most of the rooms and suites have fireplaces and heated floors in the marble bathrooms, and many have views of the mountain and Gore Creek. The Euro-style spa—with a kiva fireplace lounge at its center—attracts the occasional Euro-style spa-goer, to whom towels are a mere accessory rather than a necessity. But then, that—and the staff's traditional German attire—is what lends the place its Old World feel.

Room to Book:

Blue Spruce suites have gas fireplaces, handmade Bavarian furniture, and heated marble bathroom floors.

Insider Tip:

Fuel up for a day on the slopes at the hotel’s impressive breakfast buffet (be sure to try the Bavarian Benedict—served by special request).


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Babysitting
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Childcare
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Golf
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Gay Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kids' Programs
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • Mountain Resort
  • Parking Available
  • Parking Fee
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Skiing
  • Turndown
  • Tennis
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 15

Number of Suites: 112

Number of Restaurants: 5

Number of Bars: 3

Number of Pools: 2

Year Opened: 1986



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