Upmarket Vail hotel offers last-minute ski deal

The European-themed Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail, Colo., is offering guests the opportunity to experience its hospitality and luxury this spring at a bargain rate.

Renowned for its gemütlichkeit, which translates as coziness, snugness and friendliness, the property earned top honors in Travel + Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best Awards. To attract skiers looking for a last-minute getaway, the Sonnenalp Hotel is offering a deep percent discount for its Juniper Hotel Room for stays between Mar. 17 and Mar. 31.

The package offers the Juniper Room at $517 per night, a 45 percent reduction from the normal rate of $940. Sales tax of 9.8 percent and a $35 resort fee are additional.

Exterior of the Sonnenalp
Hotel rooms can sleep two to three people and range in size from 350 to 420 square feet. They feature two double beds, personalized in-room refreshment center, flat screen television with LodgeNet access and a large bath with tub/shower combination and heated marble floors.

Other accommodations include junior suites, one and two-bedroom suites to a four-bedroom penthouse featuring an infinity swimming and whirlpool, a massaging tub in the master bedroom, granite slab countertops and private underground heated parking.

The facility also has two, three and four-bedroom residences for stays of seven nights or longer. Rates are dependent on room category, dates and availability.

The property features four on-site restaurants, including Ludwig’s, which offers a bountiful European style buffet served on a beautiful glass enclosed terrace. Bully Ranch offers lunch and dinner in a casual, western-style atmosphere with offerings including chicken wings, burgers, fish and chips, steaks and salads. Bully Ranch also offers a dog-friendly patio for those traveling with their furry friends.

Dinners of traditional European cuisine are served at Swiss Chalet and include Käse Spätzle – homemade dumplings topped with cheese and crispy onions – and Swiss fondue. Guests can wind up the evening in front of a roaring fire at King’s Club. The venue, which is open daily from 5 to 11 p.m., offers live entertainment starting at 8 o’clock on Wednesday through Saturday nights.

A wide variety of activities can be arranged by the hotel’s concierge including hiking trips into the Rockies, horseback riding, a stand-up paddleboard float trip with a riverside lunch, and more. The property also offers a kids’ club with structured activities and adventures under adult supervision. The Sonnenalp Kids Club is complimentary and open to children from ages 3 through 12.

Family owned, the Sonnenalp is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World group of upscale lodgings. More information about the deal is available on the property's website.

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