Since being almost completely rebuilt by its new owner Bob Lazier, the Tivoli Lodge has become one of the most luxurious hotels in the resort region of Vail, Colorado. The hotel offers all the modern conveniences a traveler might need, such as wireless internet, flat screen TVs, and walk in showers, but at the same time has a distinct European feel to it and has long been known for its friendly and personal service. It's in a quiet location, but still close to the many attractions of Vail.
The 62 luxurious rooms at the Tivoli Lodge all come with views over either the town of Vail or the surrounding mountains. There are seven different types of room available at the hotel, ranging from a basic two person room to a luxurious suite, which offers a 360 degree panorama of the mountains. All the rooms are on the large side - many are 500 square feet - and feature luxurious touches, such as high ceilings, flat screen TVs, fine linens and Turkish bath towels.
As well as its well appointed guest rooms and emphasis on personal service, the Tivoli Lodge also provides a wide range of other services. The hotel has a fitness center and a business center; there is also free wireless internet in the rooms. Valet dry cleaning is available as well as ski and boot storage. Two hot tubs allow guests to relax outside after a day of skiing. There is no restaurant in the hotel, although nightly rates do include a deluxe continental breakfast. The owners live on the property and ensure that guests have everything they need for a memorable stay.
The bar in the Tivoli Lodge is named the Brown Hound, after the hotel's mascot and chocolate colored Labrador, Indy. The bar features comfortable sofas and armchairs and views over the surrounding mountains, as well the chance to sample its signature drink, a cocktail called Indini, made from chocolate liqueur, amaretto and vodka. It's become a popular and trendy meeting place, regardless of the season.
Not surprisingly, Vail has become a popular destination for weddings and conventions and the hotel can help with both of these kinds of events. The hotel specializes in rehearsal dinners and wedding brunches and the huge lobby alone can easily accommodate 100 guests. The center of Vail also has several indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony venues. A conference room is equipped with the latest state of the art audio visual and presentation equipment and can accommodate meetings of up to 40.
It's easy to get to the ski slopes of America's top winter resort - the Tivoli Lodge is located a short distance from the Vista Bahn chairlift and is also close to the Riva Bahn chairlift. The surrounding streets are traffic-free, although the hotel is located on the free town bus route. There are plenty of dining and shopping options within walking distance of the property. The closest airport is Eagle/Vail, about a 45-minute drive away, while the Denver airport is about two hours from this location.