Sonnenalp Hotel

Sonnenalp Hotel
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20 Vail Road
Vail, Colorado 81657
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Reviewed by Pieter van Noordennen

Even with the latest $500 million overhaul of Vail and Lionshead villages, many of Vail's hotels still lack defining features, trending more modern-industrial than renovated Victorian. Not the Sonnenalp. Inspired by Ofterschwang, Bavaria, home of the hotel's founders, the Faessler family, this luxurious hotel looks more suited to the Alps than to Colorado's snow-choked I-70 corridor. Pitched overhanging roofs, scrolled balconies, and flower boxes give the exterior its signature look, while

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Price Points
Room Types
Hotel SuiteStandalone Room
Recreation & Amenities
Downhill Skiing,Fly Fishing,Golfing,Hiking,Live Entertainment,Snowboarding,Spa and Massage,Swimming Pool
Gateway Town
Closest Airport
*Accredited Leading Golf Hotel and Participant of Leading Golf Society* **Eco-certified by Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)** **Eco-certified by Luxury Eco Certification Standard (LECS)** KEY SELLING POINTS Only full-service property in Vail Village. All suites have gas-log fireplaces, heated marble floors in bathrooms, double wide deep soaking tubs, and seperate showers. All rooms feature LCD flat screen TVs. Family owned and operated resort. Resort and rooms are decorated in a bavarian style. 5 minute walk to lifts. Heated indoor ski lockers provided for guests at the base of the mountain. summer During our glorious Summer season, championship golf in nearby at the Sonnenalp Golf Club. Spectacular hiking and biking is abundant within minutes of the resort. Rates include full breakfast unless otherwise specified.

Expert Review of Sonnenalp Hotel

Family Review of Sonnenalp Hotel

By Away Travel Expert : Christine Loomis
Family Expert Favorite
Family Expert Rating 5.0 out of 5
Recommended for:
Children of all ages
Family Expert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Kids under 12 stay free in room with parents
  • Ask about the Adventure packages
  • Sonnenalp has its own golf course
The Bavarian-style lodge with 115 suites and 12 hotel rooms practically defines Vail, offreing something for everyone. Families will appreciate the choice at four great restaurants, large bathrooms, 30-inch HDTV in most rooms, and winter and summer sporting options. Better still, Sonnenalp's KidVentures offers a full range of summer and winter programs, as well nighttime trampolining and laser tag (aka, parents' cue to make romantic dinner plans).