Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, A Destination Hotel

1300 Westhaven Drive | Vail, CO 81657 [See Map]
#11 in Best Vail Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 851 reviews
Property Type Resort with 292 rooms, 5 floors
Primary View(s) Neighborhood, Mountain(s)
Style Modern, Rustic
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples

U.S. News Review

What attracts many guests to the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa is its noteworthy family-friendliness. Located in west Vail, this year-round resort offers KidVenture, a variety of staff-supervised activities geared specifically toward children ages 5 to 12; there are also babysitting services and convenience items like cribs and high chairs. And because this member of the Destination Hotels Group understands that Fido is part of the family, too, your four-legged friends are more than welcome to stay. Guest rooms are certainly large enough to fit the whole clan, while in-room movies and video games will keep the little ones content in the evenings. When it's warm enough, spend a few hours enjoying the view of Gore Creek from the on-site infinity pool before tackling the surrounding hiking and biking trails. Meanwhile, the on-site Aria Spa earns a big thumbs-up from recent guests — many parents mention that it's the ideal place to pass the time while the kids are off adventuring. But be warned: Some guests mention that you can expect to encounter fewer customer service representatives (and sometimes construction) if you visit during the off-season.

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Critic Reviews


“With a beautiful creek-side setting and a private ski lift, the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa is a great overnight choice for those looking to get away and relax with all the amenities of an upscale hotel. Highlights include a beautiful infinity pool with adjacent fire pits and a 78,000-square-foot fitness center and spa. There is plenty to do at the resort, but it is in a somewhat removed location that is not truly walking distance to any of the Vail Villages.”


“Rooms got a slick renovation for spring 2013, with a 'contemporary mountain' bent including earth tones, impressionist art, and sleek lighting. With the Aria Athletic Club & Spa (the largest fitness center in the valley) and great dining in Atwater on Gore Creek, the facilities here are excellent.”
Award: Frommer's Highly Recommended

Travel + Leisure

“The ultimate bonus: most rooms have patios and balconies, and each has a fireplace and heated stone bathroom floors. As for other activities, there are snow cones by the pool, alfresco candlelit dinners, and pampering treatments such as high-altitude hydrating massages at the Aria spa.”

USA today

“Atwater's self billing as an 'authentic Colorado grill' may be understating things. The restaurant, with an airy dining room and generous windows overlooking Gore Creek, offers customized beer flights from the deepest list in Vail — north of four dozen options — and thoughtful cuisine-beer pairings.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 851 guests have reviewed the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, A Destination Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 851 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The Vail Cascade Resort & Spa sits along the banks of Gore Creek in Cascade Village at the foot of Vail Mountain. The 118-acre Cascade Village offers shopping, dining and entertainment options as well as ski-in/ski-out access courtesy of the Cascade Village Lift next to the hotel. There is also a complimentary shuttle throughout Cascade Village and to the nearby Lionshead Village.

  • Denver International Airport is 122 miles east; Eagle Regional County Airport is 33 miles west
  • Self-parking free in non-ski season

  • 24-hour valet parking ($25)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($18)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

Accommodations at the Vail Cascade Resort include hotel rooms, suites, condominiums and vacation home rentals featuring wood accents and warm earth tones of brown, orange, red and gold. Each resort room features one king-sized or two queen-sized beds, a 42-inch flat-screen TV, a coffee maker, and in-room movies and video games.

  • Daily resort fee of $27 includes Wi-Fi access, shuttle service to the Vail Villages, access to the Aria Athletic Club & Spa, and private ski concierge service and ski storage

Standard room size:

300 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available


The Vail Cascade Resort offers multiple dining options from a quick-service market to fine dining. Atwater overlooks Gore Creek and serves up Colorado cuisine featuring artisanal food pairings and customized craft beer flights. The Fireside Bar is perfect for après ski, serving drinks and a tapas-style menu. The Cascade Village Market & Cafe features a variety of eat-in or takeout options including coffee, pastries, sandwiches and salads.

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


Vail Cascade offers a heated infinity pool overlooking Gore Creek, as well as an outdoor hot tub.

  • Indoor hot tubs available

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Aria Athletic Club & Spa at the Vail Cascade Resort is the largest wellness facility in Vail Valley. The spa's Sanctuary features hand-carved chaise lounges surrounding a cozy fireplace for pre- or post-treatment relaxation. The spa offers 14 treatment rooms including a private couples suite, men's and women's locker rooms and hot tubs, and a heated outdoor pool and jacuzzi.

  • Complimentary organic teas and fruit-infused water

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


During the winter and summer seasons, the resort's Cascade KidVenture for children ages 5 to 12 offers a variety of activities including arts and crafts, tennis lessons, hot chocolate and s'mores nights, and pizza and movie nights. Some activities are complimentary, while others like tennis and the pizza/movie night require an additional fee. The resort also offers nursery care at the Aria Spa & Club.

  • Children's bedrails available
  • Nursery care is $10 per hour for spa guests and $15 per hour for hotel guests

  • Kids club (free)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The 78,000-square-foot Aria Athletic Club & Spa at the Vail Cascade Resort features a biospace body composition analyzer in addition to strength-training equipment, cardio machines and free weights. Fitness classes include ski and snowboard conditioning, yoga and spinning, to name a few. The resort also offers recreational activities, including indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a basketball court, an indoor running track, as well as squash and racquetball courts.

  • Personal training available
  • $15 per class for hotel guests

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis (with fee)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


The Vail Cascade Conference Center features more than 45,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space including suites, conference rooms and ballrooms. Outdoor venues include two pavilions and the center offers 24-hour technical support, audiovisual equipment rentals, lighting and sound design, teleconferencing, and video and audio recording services.

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Vail Cascade Resort welcomes dogs that weigh up to 50 pounds with a $60 per night fee. Guests must provide proof of vaccination at check-in and only one dog is allowed per room.

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting



Wedding ceremony and reception venues at the Vail Cascade Resort include elegant ballrooms and outdoor patios and decks. The Cascade Ballroom features a wall of windows with an adjacent deck for indoor/outdoor events and can accommodate up to 180 guests. The Centennial Ballroom offers 18-foot ceilings and has a foyer with floor-to-ceiling windows providing views of Vail Mountain. For intimate weddings or receptions, couples can book the Creekside Room or the Mountain View Room, while the Creekside Gardens and the Rocky Mountain Gardens are favorite outdoor ceremony and reception locations in the warmer months.

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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