Where to Stay in Vail Part 2: Lionshead
Trying to figure out where to stay during your trip this winter to Vail? We’re helping you out with this series on the look, feel and lodging options in Vail’s main neighborhoods. Here in Part 2, we review the beautiful and cozy Lionshead village (and in case you missed it, here’s Part 1: Vail Village and Golden Peak).
Originally built in the late 60s, Lionshead is a pedestrian village that was recently renovated in sumptuous, Austrian-inspired style. It easily accesses the Eagle Bahn Gondola and Born Free Express Lift (#8).
Long-time favorite restaurants Bart & Yeti’s and Garfinkel’s anchor the diverse the culinary scene and there is a mix of shopping from luxury goods to much-loved outdoor lifestyle brands like Burton, Patagonia and North Face.
The walk between Lionshead and Vail Village only takes 10-15 minutes but there is a complimentary In-Town bus that runs regularly all day long and well into the evening.
If you’re not deterred by a little walk, there are numerous condominium options available across the Lionshead pedestrian bridge.
A 1/4 mile outside of Lionshead is Vail Cascade Resort and Spa, an expansive property featuring the largest gym in Vail as well as its own chairlift (date of lift opening is dependent on snowfall). They also offer a free shuttle into town if you feel like starting your ski day in Lionshead, Vail Village or Golden Peak or to carry you home after a night on the town.
PART 3: East Vail and West Vail
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