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How to Do Vail as a Digital Nomad

Jumping on the digital-nomad bandwagon? Extend your vacation of a lifetime to Vail, Colorado, by working remotely. Not only will you find an extensive Wi-Fi network and astonishing mountain scenery; there are hotels, condos and vacation rentals that’ll let you stay longer, plus one even has a co-working space.

Here’s your guide to lengthening your trip to Vail as a digital nomad.

Where to Stay

Whether you’re planning to vacation for just a week or more than a month, there are a range of places in Vail to call home — and your office — without skimping on relaxation and adventure.

Woman looking at the mountains in Vail from hotel balcony

Gravity Haus Vail

Not just a hotel, Gravity Haus Vail brings together fitness, mountain adventure and coworking. With amenities like a full fitness center and spa, outdoor-gear rentals and access to the StarterHaus coworking space, this mountain escape is a great choice for those who want to maximize their time in Vail.

Antlers at Vail

From studio suites to spacious four-bedroom options, you’ll find free high-speed wireless in all the units of the Antlers at Vail condominium property. There’s also a complimentary business center, plus a creekside pool and hot tubs, a gym and covered parking that’ll make you feel right at home. Look for packages and deals on accommodations throughout the year.

Solaris Residences

With a Solaris Residences vacation rental, you get luxury, condo-style lodging with a resort atmosphere in the center of Vail Village. A personal concierge service can help customize your stay, while daily housekeeping, a private shuttle service and an indoor pool provide vacation comforts. Solaris Residences also offers special rates for stays of 30-plus nights.

Vail Residences at Cascade Village

The Grand Hyatt Vail’s sprawling resort includes the Vail Residences at Cascade Village, private vacation rentals that come with access to all of the hotel’s plentiful amenities, from a heated infinity pool to business services. The wide variety of unit sizes and designs cater to all needs and include in-unit laundry, parking and fully equipped kitchens.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail

To be a digital nomad in the lap of luxury, look no further than the Four Seasons. Extended-stay agreements of 30 nights or more come with exclusive benefits like private fitness sessions twice a week, a personalized culinary plan and a concierge team. Their private residences are elegant spaces, too, where no detail is spared — from upscale furnishings to premium Wi-Fi.

Wander Vail Valley

The striking architecture of this three-story tower is just the beginning of its impressive features. Tech-forward amenities at Wander Vail Valley make it an ideal mountain retreat for a digital nomad, including ultra-fast 300mbps Wi-Fi, smart TVs and workstations with Thunderbolt ports. It also comes with a Tesla Model Y to use during your stay.

Lodge at Lionshead

You’ll find quality and comfort in the selection of studio and condo rentals at Lodge at Lionshead, many of which have balconies. Take a dip in the outdoor heated pools and hot tubs or take advantage of summertime complimentary cruiser bikes. Check the website for deals on longer stays, typically 10 nights or more.

Book directly with your lodging of choice for the best rates.

Work Spaces for a Change of Scenery

While the lodging options above are all comfortable spots to get your work done, there are also places in Vail to tote your computer to that can be a welcome change of pace. StarterHaus at Gravity Haus is a designated coworking space where you’ll find shared desks, private pods and a rentable board room. It’s also open from 6am–9pm, accommodating a wide variety of schedules.

Want a peaceful spot with free Wi-Fi? The Vail Public Library has you covered. Respond to emails in the fireside lounge or utilize the printing services if you have documents to review.

There’s nothing like fresh mountain air and, thanks to the free Wi-Fi throughout town, you can take care of business outdoors. Grab a bench or picnic table (some have covered pavilions) at a variety of parks around town. Ford Park, Donovan Park and Bighorn Park are all lovely choices.

Digital nomads walking bikes in Vail Village

Coffee Shops in Vail

When you’re in a new place, no doubt you’ll want to quickly determine where you can get a caffeine boost and a Wi-Fi signal. Whether you’re bringing along your laptop or taking a break, pop into the cozy atmosphere of Yeti’s Grind for specialty lattes, baked goods and breakfast burritos. Two Arrows Coffee | Bar doubles as a cocktail establishment that’s open late — perfect if you’re burning the midnight oil. Loaded Joe’s is another hangout with late-night hours. During the day, soak up the sunshine on the patio as you sip a steaming cappuccino.

The Euro-style Treff Café has a sleek interior and a satisfying menu of pastries, lunch items and beverages. With plenty of outlets, you won’t have to worry if your device is running low on battery. Located at Gravity Haus, Unravel Coffee will likely be your spot for sustainably sourced java if you’re staying there or using the StarterHaus coworking space.

Find your new favorite Vail coffee shop.

Counter of Vail coffee shop, Unravel Coffee

Vail Digital Nomad Tips

Keep these things in mind as you prepare to extend your Vail vacation.

  • Many accommodations offer parking if you want to bring a car, but you can also easily get around using Vail’s free bus service.
  • When choosing somewhere to stay for a longer duration, look for amenities like laundry, equipment rentals and pools or hot tubs.
  • During your downtime, be sure to explore the best of Vail’s beautiful surroundings, whether it’s through hiking, biking, skiing, fishing and more.
  • Don’t forget to pack must-have gear for working remotely, including long cords, device chargers, a wireless mouse/keyboard and a portable computer monitor.

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