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Hotel Talisa, Vail


A guestroom at Hotel Talisa PHOTO COURTESY HOTEL TALISA

A guestroom at Hotel Talisa

Tucked along the banks of Gore Creek on Vail’s forested western fringe, Hotel Talisa is an all-new Luxury Collection Resort set in the shell of the original Vail Cascade Resort and Spa. Although it’s a mile or so from Vail’s sceney resort village, the isolation allows for a backwoods feel, and with a private chairlift right out the back door, the hotel is actually Vail’s only true ski-in, ski-out spot. The hotel takes its name from the Ute phrase for “beautiful waters” but it doesn’t take as much indigenous inspiration in the 285 guest rooms. Instead, it opts for steel and blue hues, tufted leather headboards, and white marble bathrooms. At press time, the property was still hashing out the details on its three dining concepts, but you can count on a riverside fireplace lounge for après-ski drinks. Completing the package is a new 10-treatment room spa and revamped 58,000-square-foot fitness center, making Talisa one of the Rocky Mountains’ premier health and wellness escapes. 


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