Alpine charm in Vail
The Arrabelle at Vail Square, with its colorful, alpine-style peaked-roof design and signature clock tower, is the centerpiece of the ski town's Lionshead Village. Part of the RockResorts collection, this intimate hotel has only 62 luxury rooms, and offers a cozy, lodge feel with its massive stone lobby fireplace and its hand-blown Italian glass chandeliers. Despite the richness of the décor and the emphasis on Old World charm, the staff manages to deliver a casual brand of service that's relaxed rather than stuffy.
The hotel's onsite restaurant, The Tavern on the Square, attracts both locals and guests for its lively apres-ski hour, live music and eclectic menu that runs the gamut from fish tacos to burgers and pasta. The eco-sensitive RockResorts Spa at the Arrabelle uses organic ingredients in its treatments, which range from a Sports Enthusiast Body Recovery to a Coconut Crème & Cucumber Skin Soother and a Gemstone Fusion Aromatherapy Massage.