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Sonnenalp Resort, Vail

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
Avon, Colorado, United States, North America
20 Vail Road
Vail , Colorado
Tel: 866 284 4411 (toll-free)'s insider take:

The Faessler family, who own the Sonnenalp, got their start in the hospitality industry in Bavaria, and this luxury hotel honors the aesthetic with a white-gabled facade and hand-carved pine furniture from Germany. The location is central in the village (and a five-minute walk to the Vista Bahn lift), and the heated indoor/outdoor pool fronts Gore Creek, which rambles by the resort. Most of the 137 rooms—from studios to two-bedroom suites—have a gas fireplace and a spacious bathroom with heated marble floors. Ludwig's, the in-house restaurant, serves Colorado-inspired fare with a Bavarian accent: One classic interpretation is the pistachio-crusted lamb chop with shank strudel in star-anise–blackberry sauce.

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