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Sonnenalp Hotel

Vail, Colorado

  • Overview
  • Accommodations
  • Amenities
  • Activities
  • Dining
  • Philanthropy
  • Location

Vail, Colorado

Located in the exclusive Vail Village, just steps away from the slopes of Vail, sits Sonnenalp Hotel, a world-class luxury hotel.

Since opening in 1979, this charming, family-run gem has been recognized for beautiful accommodations, fine food and first-class service. Guests can unwind in the Bavarian-inspired rooms and suites while admiring striking views of Gore Creek and Vail Village.  The property offers a selection of seasonal activities including a private 18-hole golf course, easy ski access and a rejuvenating spa facility with an indoor and outdoor pool. The Sonnenalp is also committed to sustainable practices and philanthropic efforts benefitting the local community.

Vail, Colorado


The majestic Sonnenalp has 112 luxury suites and 15 hotel rooms. The distinct room décor is inspired by rustic Bavarian design.  Elegant suites feature customized furniture, soothing gas-log fireplaces and oversized bathrooms with conveniently heated floors. All rooms come equipped with LCD TV and complimentary basic internet.

Sonnenalp mapAmenities

For a day of relaxation and renewal visit the award-winning Sonnenalp Spa. Guests can indulge in signature services or take a dip in the heated indoor/outdoor pool. Other spa features include a Relaxation cove with fireplace and an Oxygen bar. The Sonnenalp Ski Concierge at the base of Vail Mountain provides skiers with a private lounge, ski rentals, personalized service and complimentary Wi-Fi. The property offers an extensive complimentary Kids Club program with seasonally-themed activities and adventures that reveal the wonders of Vail. The Sonnenalp is also available for weddings and meetings.

Sonnenalp mapActivities

Vail is the ideal destination for year-round outdoor activities for the whole family. Guests looking for a winter adventure can ski Vail’s legendary Back Bowls or take a guided snow shoe tour of the picturesque terrain.  In the summer months, the Colorado Rockies become the perfect backdrop for a day of golf at the nearby Sonnenalp Golf Club. The 18-hole golf course is a short drive from the hotel and offers players both a challenging course and a spectacular view.

Sonnenalp mapDining

The Sonnenalp features 5 distinct dining options. Guests looking for a casual and welcoming atmosphere can dine on burgers and southwestern-inspired fare at the Bully Ranch.  For a romantic evening Ludwig’s, open during the winter months, offers outstanding fresh seafood and superior service in an elegant setting. Balata, at the Sonnenalp Golf Club, treats guests to delicious fine American cuisine and gorgeous views of the Vail Valley year-round. After a day on the slopes, guests can indulge in traditional European fare at the Swiss Chalet or cozy up to the fireplace, grab a drink and enjoy live entertainment at the King’s Club. 

Sonnenalp mapPhilanthropy

The Faessler family opened the Sonnenalp when they fell in love with Vail’s natural beauty and thriving community.  Over 30 years later, the family remains committed to protecting the land and the people that surround their hotel. Green practices, including energy and water conservation, waste and carbon footprint management and sustainable purchasing are maintained on property. The Sonnenalp Foundation holds charitable events to raise money for the local community with a focus on children and families and cancer research.

Sonnenalp mapLocation

Vail, Colorado is recognized as one of the premiere ski resorts in the world.  Guests can fly into Denver International Airport, located 2 hours by car from Vail or Eagle County Regional Airport located 35 minutes by car from Vail. Denver International Airport is serviced by most commercial carriers and accessible from major U.S. cities. Both Eagle County and Denver International Airports offer various transportation options into Vail including chauffeured car services and car rentals.