Where to Stay in Vail and Beaver Creek, CO

Ready for a winter ski trip? These hotels, in a variety of price ranges, welcome families.

The Vail/Beaver Creek area teems with upscale hotels, including the Sonnenalp Resort of Vail, The Lodge at Vail, and the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, but visitors looking for budget and mid-range accommodations also have several conveniently located properties to choose from. Keep in mind that rates from January 1 to mid-March, cited below, are the highest of the year; to save money, delay your trip and enjoy spring skiing, or ask your travel agent about ski-and-stay packages that include lift tickets. The rates listed below are double occupancy.

$ budget choice

$$ mid-range

$$$ luxury accommodations

$ The Comfort Inn offers a heated outdoor swimming pool and complimentary continental breakfast and is priced from around $112 a night. The property is located in Avon (less than two miles from the Beaver Creek ski area), and free shuttle buses will take you to and from the slopes. 970-949-5511

$$ The Swiss Hotel & Spa combines a Vail Village location with a heated outdoor pool, spa, and Kidventure children's program. Rooms begin at $280 a night including breakfast. 800 526 0590

$$$ If your family prefers to be closer to the action, the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa boasts a great location -- only 150 yards from the Eagle Bahn Gondola -- plus its own ski lockers and an indoor/outdoor swimming pool. Rooms run $350 a night and up. 970-476-4444

$$$ For a special treat, the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch combines Wild West luxury with a family-friendly attitude. A Bed & Breakfast package, available throughout the ski season, is priced from $395 a night and includes valet parking. 970-748-6200

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