Vail Village & Lionshead

Picturesque resort villages located at the base of the world renowned, Vail Mountain.

Welcome to Vail Village & Lionshead

A world-renowned resort village with luxurious amenities

Vail Village and Lionshead are the two core ski villages within the mountain community of Vail. These iconic pedestrian villages are known as the best places to experience the luxurious, world-class atmosphere that is Vail, Colorado.

Vail Village is a stunning, walkable village that is the primary location for shopping, dining, and nightlife in Vail. Featuring many luxury accommodations, including condominiums, homes, and even fractional-ownership, Vail Village’s Gondola One provides instant access to the ski slopes of Vail Mountain.

Lionshead is modeled after a quaint Bavarian Village. The stunning European-inspired architecture and walkable streets without motorized vehicles create an old-world charm that is enhanced by the glittering snowfall the area experiences all winter long. Home of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, the village is filled with incredible restaurants, shops, and an ice skating rink.

What to Love

  • World-class skiing
  • Luxurious accommodations
  • Pedestrian ski-in/ski-out villages with heated streets
  • High-end shopping and dining

Local Lifestyle

Living in Vail Village or Lionshead is the epitome of alpine living, with bustling streets and world-class events, all at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. When you live in Vail Village and Lionshead, everything you need is out your door: fantastic dining, spas, shopping, and entertainment. In Vail, there is no shortage of fun things to do year-round.

Vail is known for its world-class mountain terrain, and skiers worldwide enjoy the natural playground here. The resort has terrain for all ability levels, as well as private lessons to improve your skills.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Vail Village and Lionshead have some of the best shopping and dining in the world. The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail is a luxury resort with incredible shopping and dining options. It also offers a spa, an outdoor heated pool, and plenty of excursion activities.

The Sebastian is another luxury hotel option with a serene spa, outdoor pool, hot tubs, fitness center, and incredible dining. There are several fine-dining options and upscale bars for the perfect après-ski cocktail. The Solaris Residences offers condominium lodging in a classic Alpine style with incredible options for dining, shopping, ice skating, and a fabulous spa. The Solaris Residences offers some of the finest dining in Vail, including the exclusive Matsuhisa Vail, a branch of the highly desired Denver restaurant featuring authentic Japanese dishes.

The Hythe is another upscale hotel with delicious restaurants and high-end shopping. Revel’s luxurious atmosphere features classic lodge decor for the perfect après-ski spot. The Lodge at Vail is known for its amazing 11,000-square-foot spa, fitness center, and two heated outdoor pools. 

The Arrabelle at Vail Square is an elegant choice centered in Vail Square, with stunning views of the Bavarian architecture and surrounding mountains. The luxury hotel features a rooftop, a heated outdoor pool, a mountain-view deck, and romantic vibes.

Things to Do

There are endless things to do in Vail Village and Lionshead Village all year round. GoPro Mountain Games is an incredible festival celebrating adventure sports with art and live music each summer at Vail. 

Summers in Vail also feature many music festivals and live music events. Bravo! Vail is a music festival featuring orchestras and solo performers creating electrifying programs, classical masterpieces, and jazz music. Vail Dance Festival is an incredible celebration of dance as fine art. The festival takes place in a beautiful outdoor amphitheater with views of the surrounding mountains. Vail Jazz is a non-profit organization that hosts jazz shows throughout Vail, as well as educational workshops and classes. Vail Jazz and Bravo! Vail are both hosted at the Gerald Ford Amphitheatre, also known as The Amp or Ford Amphitheatre. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, The Amp provides an incredible space for art and music in the summer in Vail.

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is a beautiful space for a relaxing retreat in Vail. With carefully curated gardens filled with local plants, winding paths take visitors through a natural exhibition.

Piney Lake has some of the best views in Vail. Come here to watch the sunset between the towering mountains and catch a glimpse of the red reflections scattered across the lake. Piney Lake also features walking and hiking trails for use in the warmer months.


Vail Village/Lionshead is served by the Eagle County School District with many high-rated options for families as well as private options.

Vail Village

Vail is surrounded by over 350,000 acres of White River National Forest land which offers residents year-round access to unlimited outdoor activities from world class skiing to a variety of hiking and biking trails. Single-family residences intermingled with 5 Star resort residences, spas, restaurants, and shops; Vail boasts of several cultural festivals as well.


Connected to Vail is Lionshead Village offering an intermountain connected experience. Not not only can you ski from village to village, but you can hike, bike and walk. Vail Village and Lionshead also have the largest free transportation system in the nation. Lionshead is an extension of world class services, and amenities for the single family and resort residences.

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