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If you are looking for a true, luxury Colorado Mountain wedding experience, the Four Seasons Vail is the place location for you! A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Four Seasons Vail to experience the resort as a bride would. My husband, Brandon and daughter Maggie joined me to share some peace, relaxation and quality time together. The experience is one I won’t soon forget and made the Four Seasons Vail one of my new favorite venues for Colorado brides.
The Vail location of the Four Seasons is a 5-star hotel and is found just at the bottom of Vail Resort. It is not only surrounded by breathtaking scenery but exemplifies the best in a Colorado luxury alpine lodge and resort.
We arrived at the resort and were granted an early check in so we could get settled in our room. We found many amenities in our room that made our stay enjoyable, lovely and easier! Not only were we greeted with yummy, homemade treats and a bottle of sparking wine, there was a container of Horizon Organic Milk with cookies for our 2 year old. Nothing was spared when it came to amenities to make our life easier travelling with a toddler. There was a full size crib with luxurious sheets for Maggie along with a stuffed bear awaiting her slumber. They also provided baby lotions, a baby bathtub and diapering supplies! Now I know I was looking at the property from a brides perspective, not the mother of a toddler, however I appreciate the time and energy the Four Seasons staff provided to ensure the things that would be important to us were provided in our resort experience. Knowing the extent they went to ensure our comfort solidifies in my mind the lengths they will go to to provide an outstanding experience for our brides and grooms, their families and guests.
I truly appreciated the in-room espresso machine (I love great coffee), the ultra-soft sheets, in-room humidifier, fireplace that turned on with the flip of a switch, our balcony complete with a view of Vail Mountain and the outdoor heated lap pool, the large bath tub separate from the shower and walk in closet.
Maggie went down for a nap and I headed to the spa. I couldn’t remember the last time I was in a spa and I took full advantage of that fact (can you say working mother?). They have a large steam room and hot pools. The spa is spacious and no detail was spared. I was treated to one of the best facial and massage combinations I’ve ever had the pleasure of receiving. The therapists knew the questions to ask but also allowed me to relax during my treatments. After my treatments Maggie & Brandon joined me in taking a dip in the outdoor hot pools while it was snowing. What an idyllic setting – hot pools, snow falling, snow covered mountains, an outdoor fireplace….and did I mention the heated towels and bathrobes we donned poolside?
That evening the three of us dined at Flame. The menu at Flame is focused on seasonal slow-cooked mountain fare. Each of our dishes was spectacular and artfully created. Our waitress explained that the dishes are made with the finest ingredients, many of them locally sourced. We were told that the game and meats were the specialty of the house and I was not disappointed with my steak. The service was impeccable; they not only took great care of us, they made sure that Maggie had everything she needed as well. Flame offers a spectacular private room, “Out of Bounds,” in the back of the restaurant. With a glowing fireplace surrounded by an intricate wine display, Flame’s private dining room is ideal for private gatherings of up to 24 people. I look forward to planning a rehearsal dinner in Out of Bounds.
The next morning I met the Catering & Sales staff at the Four Seasons. I hadn’t been at the property since the spring and it was exciting to hear about the success of the 2011 wedding season and new offerings for 2012 brides. Overall my experience at the Four Seasons Vail could not have been better. I would be honored to recommend the resort for 2012 weddings and cannot wait to partner with them during the wedding seasons. If you are looking for a true, luxury Colorado Mountain wedding experience, the Four Seasons Vail is the place location for you!