Ski season is in full swing, and winter accommodations are booking up fast. But Inspirato members are at an advantage: With the club’s vast portfolio of homes and hotels in mountain locales, there’s always somewhere to stay. And we’d like to introduce you to one of our favorites: the Sonnenalp hotel in Vail.

Immerse yourself in a Bavarian winter wonderland with a stay at this timeless hotel in the midst of Vail Village, where European-inspired charm meets upscale hospitality. Voted the No. 4 Best Hotel in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler, the Sonnenalp has been operating for more than 40 years. And Inspirato recently added eight new rooms to the Collection, bringing its total number of Sonnenalp suites to 12.


After a day on the slopes, opt for an aprés-ski soak in the Sonnenalp’s cozy hot tubs, with soothing views of Gore Creek. Or for a truly luxe experience, the hotel’s expansive, 10,000-square-foot spa is a must-do before checking out. Choose from a variety of relaxing treatments, like dry brushing, to help exfoliate and rejuvenate the body, or a mountain sports massage, specifically geared toward helping your body recover after a day on the slopes. Plus, the spa’s café doubles as an oxygen bar for those not used to Vail’s 8,000-foot elevation.


After you’ve worked up an appetite at the resort, the Sonnenalp’s six dining options—plus daily room service—offer something special for everyone’s taste. Southwestern-inspired and casual Bully Ranch serves up some of the best burgers in Vail, while Ludwig’s offers a European-inspired breakfast and brunch spread fit for a king. And at the Swiss Chalet, authentic Bavarian cuisine awaits with favorites like Schnitzel and a variety of fondues. The chalet’s award-winning wine list offers more than 1,000 varietals, and was created with Gemütlichkeit in mind—the German concept of warmth, friendliness, and good cheer.


Even if winter sports aren’t at the top of your to-do list, the Sonnenalp is a worthy mountain retreat in the summer, too. Guests have full access to the semi-private Sonnenalp Golf Club, a quick 15-minute drive from the resort. And thanks to the hotel’s convenient location in the heart of Vail Village, you’ll be just steps from the gondolas that lead to scenic summer hiking or mountain biking trails. (Tip: The Sonnenalp’s indoor-outdoor tranquility pool is the perfect place to unwind after a day exploring the mountains.)

Ready to make your escape to the Sonnenalp? Contact your Care team to start planning your perfect Vail getaway.

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