The first facility to open in Vail, in 1962, the sprawling lodge—modeled after the Lodge at Sun Valley—is popular with skiers and families because of its fabulous location only 150 feet from the village's main lift, the Gondola One. Ski valets ready your skis every morning and collect your gear for drying in the evening. The quality and size of the rooms varies tremendously. The older wing has smaller, individually decorated rooms with a homey feel, while the newer wing has larger suites with modern touches like heated marble floors in the bathrooms and gas fireplaces. A 2013 renovation added two new hot tubs and a pool with an outdoor bar and kitchen.