While on a circuit road trip around Colorado, I decided to spend my Vail night in the Tivoli Lodge based on the TripAdvisor reviews. I wasn’t disappointed.
From my first call to the lodge to check-out on my last day I was always impressed with the staff’s friendliness and professionalism. A “Tyler” helped me make my reservation by phone and patiently gave me helpful information about the area and what to expect. At check-in the girl at the front desk – sorry, forgot her name : ( was very friendly and helpful and efficient. A few times I needed directions or suggestions and she came through for me each time.
The rooms were amazing and the bathrooms would make you cry. A great stall shower and separate bathtub in a large and luxuriously-decorated bathroom. The complimentary shower items and soap were quality. I reserved a room with a view which looked out to the mountain behind the lodge. I spent a little time standing on the balcony looking out the back and at night looking up at the stars.
The lodge is located close to Vail Village as mentioned previously. It’s a quick walk. I walked over there for dinner and back well after dark. I felt safe but being unsure of the area I wasn’t sure if I should be more careful or not. I needed to get home so didn’t have a choice. I did see two foxes while walking back. They left me alone, but I would be cautious.
Breakfast the next morning was amazing. You could get the continental breakfast, which had everything I usually have for breakfast and more, or, for I think $5 more, you could add some other breakfast items with the made-to-order egg station being the main one. Everything was amazing and juices came with both options. I sat by a window that looked out to the grounds around the lodge. What a great breakfast.
Not minding a little walking and not wanting to pay much for it I opted to park in the free parking lot a few minutes of walking from there. While checking in I was told I could offload my stuff and take it to the room, then park my car in the lot to save me having to cart my stuff around. It’s not that far away and free – at least during the summer. That changes during ski season, I believe.
My only complaint is that the elevator seems super slow. Always seemed like I was waiting forever to catch an elevator down to the lobby or up to my room. Not sure where the stairs were, but had they been accessible, or had I known where they were, this was have been better.
A really great stay though, and one I would love to repeat. I’m sure with the decor, view, and fireplace in the room this would be even more awesome in the wintertime.