Bob and Diane Lazier first came to Vail Colorado on their honeymoon during a bitter cold snap in January of 1963 – the first ski season of Vail’s existence. They were enticed by a brochure of the fledgling resort left by legendary Vail marketing guru Bob Parker in the Minneapolis ski shop where Bob Lazier worked. The Lazier’s honeymoon turned into a lifelong passion for each other and for Vail.
You can see this family tradition throughout our Vail lodging. Brown Hound Lounge, for example, offers up a bountifully stocked bar and its signature Indini cocktail – inspired by our Vail Colorado hotel mascot Indy, the brown hound for whom the lounge is also named. Indy was named for the Indianapolis 500, the legendary auto race won by Bob and Diane’s oldest son, Buddy, in 1996. Both Buddy and younger brother Jacques still race in the Indy Car series. Started as one of Vail’s first great European-style lodges in the 1960s, Tivoli Lodge in Vail Village has been reinvented from the ground up as an ultra-modern model of boutique luxury Vail Colorado hotel accommodations in Vail.
Re-opened in 2006, the Tivoli Lodge in Vail Colorado is still steeped in old-world charm and suffused with Tyrolean tradition, ambiance and hospitality.