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Located near the slopes, this Sandstone hotel is in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Vail Recreation Path and Vail Ski Resort, and close to winter sports such as cross-country skiing and skiing lessons. Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

Jump on the free ski shuttle for a day on the slopes before returning to Vail Resorts' Legendary Lodging at Ritz-Carlton Residences for a drink at the bar/lounge and comforts including an outdoor pool and massage/treatment rooms.

Room Amenities

All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free bottled water. Kitchens come with refrigerators and microwaves, and guests will also find upscale touches like fireplaces and deep soaking tubs.

Vail Resorts' Legendary Lodging at Ritz-Carlton Residences

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

After a day on the snow, enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor swimming pool. For a free ride to the slopes, hop on the mountain hotel's complimentary ski shuttle. Conveniences like ski storage and ski equipment rentals allow you to spend less time with logistics and more time on the slopes. At the end of the day, order après-ski drinks at the hotel's bar.

High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This luxury hotel also offers a steam room and a fitness center. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

Vail Resorts' Legendary Lodging at Ritz-Carlton Residences is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 210 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free ski shuttle 
  • Hair salon 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Library 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Ski storage 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Outdoor pool 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Fireplace 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Kitchen 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Television 
  • Separate dining area 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Separate living room 
  • Washer/dryer 
  • Separate bedroom 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a steam room and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 
  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Snowmobiling nearby 
  • Snowshoeing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Ski lessons available nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Snow tubing nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Ski equipment rentals on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Ziplining nearby 

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 2 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Only service animals are allowed

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: USD 35.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Vail Resorts' Legendary Lodging Ritz-Carlton Residences
  • Vail Resorts' Legendary Lodging Ritz-Carlton Residences Hotel
  • Vail Resorts' Legendary Lodging Ritz-Carlton Residences Vail

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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Home away from home!

5 out of 5
by from Houston, Texas
Posted Jun 28, 2016
Pros: Service and wonderful associates.
Most wonderful summer retreat. We loved the rushing river on the back of the property. The hike and bike paths were remarkable. We will be back for sure.
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Spectacular rooms and fabulous location in Vail.

5 out of 5
by from Colorado Springs
Posted Nov 30, 2015
Pros: Super upscale and gorgeous. Great hot tub.
Cons: More light in the hallways
Location: Ski at Vail. What more does anyone need?
Beautiful resort. Great facilities and location. TV was broken but the staff accommodated us well.
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great help with organizing all plans

5 out of 5
by from Connecticut
Posted Aug 3, 2015
Pros: above
Cons: nothing, except that some rooms face the highway and suggest others if u want a totally serene experience. it was fine for us.
the concierge desk was above outstanding. laura and others were there to help, and were extraordinarily helpful. for example, we asked for white table cloth dining our first three nights at the lodge, and the recommendations/reservations she made for us were impeccable. we are going back next year, for a continuation of all our fun including bicycling, climbing, hiking, horse back riding, and ballooning. the fine dining goes without saying.
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Roy Carlton at vail

5 out of 5
by from l
Posted Feb 27, 2015
An amazing place truly recommended! The room was cozy and well decorated, great service and very convenient skiing access although it's not ski in ski out. Will be back for sure
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Wonderful place for a splurge

5 out of 5
by from Greenwood Village, CO
Posted Dec 1, 2014
Pros: Luxury. Lots of space. Great staff.
Cons: After 20 minutes, we had to give up on waiting for help with bags at checkout.
Location: Ski. Ski shops. Little Diner restaurant is 5 minutes walk and a super place - breakfast, sandwiches and crepes. 7am - 2pm.
We are new to CO and this was our first trip to the mountains. 3-night vacation was an 18th birthday present / Thanksgiving treat to our kids and the hotel and the unit were both fantastic. Very well-located for Eagle Bahn (Lionshead) gondola and shops. Beautiful, classy apartment. Plenty of space for 6. Never heard a sound from the corridor or other apartments. Loads of light. Well-stocked kitchen (the only thing missing for us was a roasting pan, so we bought a foil one at Safeway). Decent range of cable channels. Every staff member we met was friendly, cheerful and helpful. [The check-in people did give me inaccurate information about local nail facilities, but I survived. Candi Johns is just a hair salon and hasn't had a nail tech in years.] Our only real gripe in 4 days was that when we needed to leave (after getting extended check-out until late afternoon), we called down and wasted 20 minutes of daylight driving time waiting for help. Eventually, we gave up and carried our bags down. We were considering coming back over Presidents' Day, but the cost for these units skyrockets and the World Ski Championship 2015 is being held nearby (so we figure that will make Vail super busy with skiers from Beaver Creek who can't ski their own slopes), so we have found a neat place in Breckenridge instead. Note: no restaurant or full spa. Tip: try the Little Diner. 5 minutes walk away. Nice place open 7 - 2. Breakfast all the time along with sandwiches, crepes.
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Luxury Family Ski Resort

5 out of 5
Posted Apr 5, 2013
Pros: Luxury room with mountain view
Cons: Lack and price of food service
Location: Quiet with easy access to slopes and Vail Village
Room was luxurious and comfortable. Easy to navigate to slopes and Vail Village via free hotel transportation. Only complaint was lack of food service. Unit has full kitchen. I recommend you go to grocery store and stock up. Ordered fruit plate from bar for two adults and two children=60$ Next store Marriott has food delivery service: 2 kids grilled cheese and 2 chicken dinners = 140 $. I highly recommend this property to my friends and family and look forward to returning next year.
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Lots of...

4 out of 5
by from Mexico City, D.F., Mexico
Posted Jan 28, 2013
Pros: service
Cons: deeper cleaning of the apartment
Location: Good!
you receive what you pay: lots, mostly the very good service of the personnel relating with helping, transporting, serving, ...
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True Luxury!

5 out of 5
by from Potomac Falls, VA
Posted Jan 1, 2013
Pros: Spacious and luxurious.
Cons: No restaurant/convenience store.
Location: Great location.
The Ritz residences are truly lovely. Very spacious, the two bedroom has three full baths so six could easily stay ( I assume the couch was a pull out, but there were only four of us, so we didn't need to find out.) Fireplace worked by remote and provided warmth and ambiance immediately. The kitchen was large and well equipped. Large dining area as well. Nice bar/lounge area and very nice heated pool and hot tub. Only drawback is that there is no restaurant/convenience store. But restaurants and stores are within close walking distance. The suburban was almost always available to take us wherever we needed to go. A true luxury.
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Great family vacation

5 out of 5
Posted Aug 7, 2012
Pros: Great service. Great location. Great pool
Cons: none
Location: great
This is a great place. I would say it is one of the best places to go.
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You can't go wrong!

5 out of 5
by from Gulf Coast
Posted May 21, 2012
Pros: Service of the employees
Cons: They did not offer a breakfast in the mornings
Location: Centrally located during the Spring / early summer if you enjoy walking trails. Utilize the shuttle for ski season.
Wow. So much more than we expected. Location is great for our visit (end of May) as we did not mind walking the paved trails out our back door to Lionshead or Vail Village. But don't worry, the Ritz shuttle is more than willing to drive you anywhere in the Vail Village. They are very prompt and took us to several restaurants at night. The reception area -- Alex --- top notch. Valet / Shuttle Driver - Theo --- top notch. You could not ask for anymore. Every turn someone always greeted us, and asked if they could assit. We are already planning our Sept trip and will return to this property. Thank you for making our vacation hassle free.
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