When summer in the Vail Valley rolls around, it brings ideal weather that transforms the town from a skiing destination to a playground for hiking, biking, golfing, fishing and more. To make the most of your getaway, choose one of these fantastic Vail hotels that boast enticing pool areas. Once you’re ready to cool off, or if you just want to spend the day lounging, you’ll have an oasis to unwind, soak up the sun and take a dip.
An array of unique condo units and complimentary amenities like bike rentals and GoPro loaner cameras make Antlers a top choice for families in Lionshead Village. Whether you want to splash around with the kiddos or enjoy the excellent mountain views in solitude, head to the creekside deck for its heated pool and hot tubs, all surrounded by blooming gardens.
Just steps from Gondola One, Vail’s original hotel brims with alpine charm. The spacious pool lounge, surrounded by flower-adorned balconies, features a pool, two hot tubs, a bar and firepits. It’s the perfect spot for a quick swim or to spend a sunny afternoon.
Set in a sunken courtyard, the heated pool is surrounded by umbrella-shaded loungers, two hot tubs and an open-air fireplace; heated towels and hourly amenities add an extra-luxurious touch. You can also reserve a private cabana with a daybed, which comes with dedicated service, sunscreen and more. For an indoor escape, duck into the spa’s hydrotherapy circuit.
The fully equipped two-, three- and four-bedroom residences at this resort are perfect for families or bigger groups seeking five-star accommodations. Bavarian-style elegance abounds at the outdoor heated pool, whirlpool and firepit, where you can relax and appreciate the mountain scenery.
For help with your itinerary, turn to The Hythe’s curated experiences and packages to plan excursions and adventures that showcase the best of summer in Vail. The full-service Well & Being Spa will be waiting to soothe any sore muscles with massages, body treatments and Himalayan salt therapy, or opt for a soak in the outdoor whirlpool.
With a prime location at the base of Vail Mountain, it’s hard to beat the views from this expansive resort. This is especially true at the heated, infinity-edge saline pool and two hot tubs that overlook picturesque Gore Creek. Listen to the flow of the water from the comfort of a lounge chair or rented cabana while you catch some rays.
A stay at this condominium hotel provides access to serene, newly renovated pool facilities. After you use the free Town of Vail shuttle to explore, come back to bask in the views of Golden Peak from the two outdoor heated pools and four hot tubs, enhanced by a stone waterfall feature and firepit.
If you’re serious about mountain adventures and getting your workouts in, Gravity Haus has it all. You can reserve kayaks, paddleboards, hiking and camping gear, and bikes from the on-site Haus Quiver, as well as utilize the massive Dryland Fitness facility. When it’s time to recover, The spa offers performance-based treatments and a restorative thermotherapy circuit of a hot tub, sauna, steam room and cold plunge.
Use your proximity to the Eagle Bahn Gondola for a scenic ride up to miles of hiking trails on the mountain, plus unbeatable vistas of Vail Valley. Once you come down, you’ll have your choice of the heated pool, rooftop hot tubs or a lap pool to take the plunge at this sprawling European-inspired resort.
This sleek property has designed a space called the Backyard for maximum enjoyment and Rocky Mountain views, including a heated pool, an oversized hot tub and fireplaces (just cause it’s summer doesn’t mean it doesn’t get a little cool nights and mornings!). With lodge-style rooms and residential loft suites, the hotel also has on-site bike rentals so you can venture around Vail on two wheels before a poolside hangout.
A stone sundeck sets the stage for fun in the sun with its pool and four hot tubs, offering beautiful mountain views at this Vail Village haven. Take advantage of the bike valet at Base Camp to get outfitted for a ride, or book a treatment at the on-site Bloom Spa and enjoy the steam room and sauna.
The indoor/outdoor setup for The Sonnenalp’s heated pool and hot tubs means more choices for your aquatic activities. Inside, you’ll have quick access to the spa’s steam rooms and saunas, while outside you’ll be treated to views of Gore Creek and can grab refreshments from the summer pool bar. Guests also have privileges at the Sonnenalp Club 15 minutes west, where there’s a golf course, tennis, pickleball and three pools, including a kids’ wading pool.
Chalet-style condos and townhomes at this family-friendly East Vail lodging option come with full access to a wide variety of amenities, including a mountainside lap pool, all-ages hot tub and two adults-only hot tubs in the club house. You’ll find saunas and steam rooms in the locker rooms, and can attend free fitness, spin and yoga classes at the health club. Fire up the grill on the large flagstone patio and let the little ones run around the adjacent playground.
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Lion Square Lodge Condos and Landmark Condominiums both feature hot tubs and heated pools with glorious mountain views near Lionhead Village’s Eagle Bahn Gondola. The aquamarine pool paradise at Lodge Tower, located slopeside near Gondola One, can’t be beat either.