Cordillera Lodge and Spa - Luxury Hotel
Cordillera Lodge & Spa
Set high atop a private mountain with transcendent views of the Vail Valley, The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera offers guests a truly unmatched resort experience. Each year, this intimate, 56-room resort is recognized by guests and distinguished travel publications alike for its supreme service, world-class spa, legendary golf and luxurious, private slope-side guest club at both Beaver Creek and Vail Village.
The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is one of the most luxurious retreats in the world. Perched on a mountaintop the Lodge was inspired by a chateau in Belgium, and offers views like no other.
The 56-room Lodge continually earns accolades for its exemplary service, and is regularly voted among the Top 10 Spas in North America. Embrace the elegance of this intimate luxury hotel, honored as the #5 ski resort in the USA by the December, 2008 Condé Nast Traveler.
The Lodge and Spa has also been bestowed the #1 rated Resort in Colorado for Food & Service by the 2008 Condé Nast Reader's Poll- Gold List.
Inside each of the 56 beautifully appointed rooms, each with a patio or balcony, you will find a perfect balance of rustic solitude and contemporary comfort. No detail has been overlooked, from Anichini cotton sheets and a feather and down comforter to luxurious robes and sumptuous bath amenities.
They have several room types from 450 square feet to 700 square feet. Lodge rooms and suites are spacious enough to accommodate even the most discriminating travelers. Families and groups may find solitude in our Private Homes that are available for rent and have up to six bedrooms.
The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera also offers luxury rental homes, which provide beautifully appointed accommodations, complete privacy, and all the amenities of the world-class lodge and spa. Rental homes range from three to six-bedroom homes, located in various communities throughout Cordillera, several within walking distance to the Lodge.
Our luxurious rental home amenities include:
• Daily maid service
• Skier shuttle to private clubs in Vail and Beaver Creek
• Complimentary use of the Cordillera Mountain Club at Beaver Creek
• Complimentary use of the Cordillera Vail Club in Vail Village
• Preferred tee times
• Concierge services
• Fully equipped kitchens
• Several homes with pool tables, big-screen TV’s and hot tubs
• Laundry room
• Unlimited complimentary access to the with fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs
• Grocery service, delivered to your home prior to arrival
• Customized seasonal group activities through our Concierge including Jeep Tours, Horseback Riding and Private Family Ski lessons
To book a luxury rental home, call (800) 877-3529
• Three championship golf courses
• Dave Pelz School and Short Course
• A 20,000 sq. ft. Spa and Fitness Center
• Exceptional dining choices
• Both an indoor and an outdoor pool
• An indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi
• Full concierge services
• A full Nordic center with 17 miles of maintained trails
• High-speed wireless Internet access
• Private Orvis guided fly fishing on the Eagle River in Cordillera
• 2 private clubs with ski in/out in Vail and Beaver Creek
• Complimentary transportation to both mountains
• Only 20 minutes to our Cordillera Club in Beaver Creek
• Only 25 minutes to our Cordillera Vail Club
• A variety of year-round activities
• Cultural events at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek
The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera offers two unique restaurants, inviting guests to select from a variety of menus, decors, and Colorado high-country settings. Regardless of which you choose, you’ll savor the breathtakingly gorgeous views, delightful cuisine, and attentive service. The Vail Valley also offers a wide selection of nearby dining options.
Mirador – With spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains, Mirador and Mirador Café tempt you with regional fare and seasonal specialties created by the Vail Valley’s finest Chef de Cuisine, Sarah Kornfield. An extensive wine list combines with an innovative menu and breathtaking mountain vistas to create a truly memorable occasion. For a more casual atmosphere, guest’s can choose the Mirador Café which offers all day dining. For a special occasion, make a reservation in Mirador, or Mirador’s signature “wine room” which is the only one of its kind in the Vail Valley and an ideal private setting for up to 12 of your closest friends and family. #1 rated Colorado Resort-Best Food and Service by Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2008.
Grouse on-the-Green – located 500 steps from the Lodge on the “Short Course” – home of the famous Dave Pelz Golfing Academy gives patrons an authentic pub-style experience, with an interior designed in Ireland, then shipped to Cordillera for installation. Authentic to the core, Grouse on-the-Green not only has the ambiance of a traditional pub with an international selection of draft beers; it also has traditional Irish fare including a pub classic, fish and chips. A festive place for golfers and non-golfers alike, it also offers Continental cuisine with a Colorado spin.
With a focus on wellness and longevity, The Spa at Cordillera exists to nurture your body, mind and spirit. In the finest European tradition, the staff of this award-winning retreat is prepared to soothe and rejuvenate you, guiding you towards the balance and wellness you deserve. Featuring a state-of-the-art Fitness Center and nourishing treatments with local flavor. The spa aims to refresh both body and soul. Day and overnight spa packages are available.
Cordillera’s Spa Packages combine several of the spa’s most exceptional treatments, allowing you to enjoy the ultimate Spa experience all in one day. Packages include use of the fitness center, relaxation lounge, private steam rooms, sauna, and locker room facilities on the day of service. NOTE: all treatments included in these packages must take place on the same day and cannot be substituted.
The Boutique in the Spa at Cordillera offers products to prolong your Cordillera Experience. Purchase a variety of products used in our spa. Try our signature Cordillera line of personal products or select something from our clothing line to take home. From fragrant candles to rich body cream, the Boutique will enhance your spa experience.
The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is highly acclaimed for its private and secure mountain top resort experience, abundant with activities for all interests. Winter, spring, summer or fall there is no shortage of activities to enjoy individually or as part of a group. Of course, winter activities are abundant, but most locals agree that summer is the best season of the year in the Vail Valley.
Acclaimed the world over, Vail and Beaver Creek combined boast nearly 6,300 skiable acres and over 320 trails. But that’s not all. The Vail Valley also offers exciting winter activities such as snowmobiling, sledding, tubing, ice skating, snowshoeing, snow-bike riding, and hot-air ballooning.
Skiing at Vail and Beaver Creek – From the perfectly groomed beginner and intermediate runs, to the legendary Back Bowls, to the exceptional ski and snowboard schools, Vail and Beaver Creek offer some of the best skiing in the world. As a guest of The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, you can take advantage of our regularly scheduled shuttle service to both Vail and Beaver Creek, and can enjoy the luxurious amenities and ski-in/ski-out convenience of our Cordillera Mountain Club, located at the base of Beaver Creek, or Cordillera Vail Club at the base of Vail Mountain. Ski rentals can be organized in the privacy of your own room before hitting the slopes.
Golf – The Mountain Course – A Hale Irwin Signature Design; 18 holes, 7,457 yards, Par 72. Three time U.S. Open winner Hale Irwin has designed the resort’s 18-hole Mountain Course situated on the Ranch at Cordillera. The par 72 course follows the natural mountain terrain and brings into play a variety of challenges; elevated trees, narrow fairways, and rolling, high alpine meadows. The Summit Course – A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design; 18 holes, 7,530 yards, Par 72. The Golden Bear brings 30 years of design experience to Cordillera with The Summit Course, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. The 18-hole looped course unquestionably establishes Cordillera as the premier golf community in the Rocky Mountains, showcasing some of Cordillera’s most stunning vistas. The Valley Course – A Tom Fazio Signature Design; 18 holes, 7,091 yards, Par 71. Considered to be one of the best course designers in the world today, Tom Fazio, has sculpted the course into the high mountain desert topography of the Cordillera Valley Club. The primarily southern exposure and low elevation allows this spectacular course to remain open for an extended playing season. The Short Course – A Dave Pelz Signature Design; 9 holes, 1,257 yards, Par 27. A well regarded short game teaching professional, Dave Pelz has created a unique golf amenity for The Club at Cordillera. Poised to grace the high alpine terrain of the Divide, the 10-hole short game course is sophisticated enough for serious golfers who wish to develop a stronger short game, and relaxed enough for the whole family to enjoy. Red Sky Golf Courses – Tom Fazio Course; 18 holes, 7,580 yards, Par 72. Located just 15 minutes from Vail, Red Sky Golf Club features two signature courses designed by some of the best in golf. Tom Fazio and Greg Norman have each sculpted a piece of Colorado into an alpine playground that rewards your highest expectations. Two masterful courses weave through 800 acres of historic ranchlands filled with sage, aspen groves, and spectacular mountain vistas.
Skier Shuttle Schedule – The shuttle transports guests first to The Cordillera Mountain Club at Beaver Creek, before continuing onto Vail.
CC Skiing & Snowshoeing – Make tracks to the Nordic Center at The Ranch and enjoy cross country skiing and snowshoeing activities, including lessons, races and moonlight tours. Explore the resort’s 11km of maintained trails, or numerous additional trails found throughout the Vail Valley (maps available at the Nordic Center). Instruction is available upon request.
Sleigh Rides – Enjoy a starlit sleigh ride through spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery at Cordillera. Relax to the sound of sleigh bells and horses prancing, while sipping hot drinks under warm, cozy blankets. Complete your evening with world-renowned cuisine served fireside in the mountain lodge setting of Cordillera’s Timber Hearth Grille.
Dog Sledding – Glide across the glimmering snow on a unique dogsled tour. Available mornings and afternoons at Lazy J Ranch in Wolcott; enjoy a seven mile, two hour trip. Two people are allowed per sled, and transportation is included.
Snowmobile Tours – Experience a snowmobile tour through the scenic backcountry of Colorado. Tours range from a two-hour tour, including a hot cocoa break, to a full day of playing in the “powder stashes” and cruising the high ridges at over 10,000 feet.
Ice Skating – Guests can skate year-round at the rink, located in the heart of the Beaver Creek Village Plaza. The 150 by 65 foot rink is open daily, and a zamboni prepares the ice every three hours. Skate rentals are available.
Summer at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera offers cool, crisp mountain mornings, warm and sunny afternoons, and a variety of exciting activities. From fly-fishing and horseback riding to mountain biking, hiking, to playing tennis or golf, Cordillera and the surrounding Vail Valley offer something for everyone.
Golf – The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera offers four courses on site, as well as a wide variety of courses around the Vail Valley, and the exclusive Red Sky Golf Club. For further information, please visit our golf section.
Hiking/ Walking – Hike among the resort’s 17 miles of maintained trails, or grab a map and explore the hundreds of spectacular trails found throughout the Vail Valley. Whether you’re interested in a leisurely stroll through a wildflower-dotted meadow, a moderate hike to a waterfall, or a challenging hike to the top of one of Colorado’s famed “14ers”, you’ll find it all nearby.
Mountain Biking – Take the Centennial Express Chairlift to the top of Beaver Creek Mountain, and enjoy a spectacular, extensive network of mountain bike trails. A wide variety of guided tours and instruction are available, or you can just cruise the mountain on your own. Other local tours include Vail Pass, Glenwood Canyon, and Vail Mountain. Choose from a simple bike rental to a fully guided tour including a gourmet picnic lunch.
Fly Fishing – Experience the great outdoors and try a hand at fishing in Colorado’s rivers and lakes. Professional guides can help improve technique or teach the basic skills of fishing to your group on Cordillera’s private waters. Comprehensive fly fishing schools are offered, as well as guided wade and float trips.
Whitewater Rafting – Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Colorado, Eagle, or Arkansas Rivers. Individuals of all ages and fitness levels can enjoy Colorado’s rafting season, which runs from May through early October. According to your preferences, your guide can take you through challenging rapids or a relaxing, lazy float trip.
Horseback Riding – Nestled in a valley within Cordillera, Bearcat Stables specializes in intimate rides of eight or less, from one hour to four days in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Catch glimpses of elk, deer can circling hawks moving through aspen stands and wildflower covered meadows. Ride a beautiful, trustworthy horse selected for your ability level.
Chairlift and Gondola Rides – The views from the mountaintop are fabulous, and we encourage everyone to ride the chairlifts or the gondola at some point during a visit to the Vail Valley. Group lift tickets rates are available and vary depending upon the size of the group. (Separate lift tickets are required for Vail and Beaver Creek.)
Jeep Tours – Let an experienced guide drive you though the beautiful Colorado high country in a comfortable four-wheel drive Jeep or Hummer. Enjoy day tours of old ghost towns, mining towns, scenic panoramas, and flower-filled meadows. If you want to do the driving yourself, try an exciting ATV adventure. With easy to drive four wheelers, you will explore the historic Camp Hale area, four different mountain ranges, and the Continental Divide.
Sporting Clays – Just a short drive away, find a state-of-the-art, twelve-station “sporting clays” course set in some of Colorado’s most dramatic scenery. One of the country’s most challenging courses, it is fully automated and professionally designed. Whether you’re an adventurous novice needing instruction or a seasoned shooter, this topnotch sporting clays course has something for you.
Cordillera Day Camp – Cordillera Day Camp is a summer day camp for children aged 5 to 12. The Trailhead facility at the Club at Cordillera turns into the ‘Children’s Clubhouse’, complete with an outdoor pool, water slide, playground, and teepees in the woods. The staff at Camp focus on offering ach child the opportunity to experience Colorado and the great outdoors at their peak. Children are able to choose what activities they will participate in each day, whether it’s sports and games on the lawn or arts and crafts in the Great Room of the Trailhead.
Theater and the Arts – The quaint European-inspired pedestrian malls of Vail Village and Beaver Creek set the stage for many interesting and exciting cultural events, including concerts, international ballet performances, arts and crafts festivals, wine tasting, and more. The Vail Valley exudes culture, boasting over twenty art galleries and Bravo!, the Vail Valley Music Festival held in Ford Amphitheater every summer. Beaver Creek is home to the Vilar Center for the Performing Arts, where patrons can enjoy concerts, solo performances, ballet, and live theater.
The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera gives guests access to four championship golf courses and one par three course, designed by several of the greatest names in golf – Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin, Tom Fazio, Dave Pelz, and Greg Norman. Combining challenging courses, breathtaking scenery, and topnotch facilities, The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is an ideal golf getaway. Play in the Vail Valley and experience a golf adventure you’ll never forget. Lodge Guests and Cordillera Club members are invited to play Cordillera’s private signature courses. Lodge guests can play beginning at 11 a.m. daily. For earlier starting times, experience the challenging and incredibly scenic Greg Norman and Tom Fazio Signature courses at Red Sky Ranch, just a short drive from The Lodge.
Ranked by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 100 Teachers in the Nation, Cordillera is proud to announce Tom Stickney as Director of Golf Instruction.
Using the most up to date instructional technology, Tom will help you become a ‘student’ of the game at any level. The Learning and Performance Center at Cordillera is equipped with a four camera digital video system, a center of gravity motion, and the latest 3D biomechanical motion analyzer tracking every move in your golf swing. This technology, coupled with a ball flight launch monitor, provide Tom with all the facts necessary to understand your individual motion. This information gives a blueprint of your individual golf swing from top to bottom allowing Tom to customize your instructional needs right from the start!
The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is proud to offer an exclusive location of the renowned Dave Pelz Scoring Game School. Pelz, short game guru and coach of top players like Phil Mickelson, has designed instruction to help golfers improve their scores.
The Dave Pelz Scoring Game School applies Dave's practical, scientific approach to golf, honed through years of research and one-on-one coaching of many of the game's top professionals. The 3-Day Scoring Game School is offered in just six locations nationwide.
Pelz Institute research has proven that golfers lose almost 80 percent of their shots to par inside of 100 yards from the hole. To that end, the school curriculum focuses strictly on what Dave defines as "The Scoring Game," a combination of the short game (distance wedges, pitching, chipping, sand play) and putting, which comprise 60 to 65 percent of the total number of shots played per round. From three-foot putts to full wedge and long bunker shots, you'll learn to properly execute shots from any scoring position.
Dave's philosophy is that golfers should know:
1. What they need to learn to improve.
2. How to learn it.
3. How to internalize and use what they've learned.
The Dave Pelz Scoring Game School gives students skills and practice techniques to promote a lifetime of lower scores and enjoyment of the game.
The Mountain Course – A Hale Irwin Signature Design; 18 holes, 7,457 yards, Par 72. Three time U.S. Open winner Hale Irwin has designed the resort’s 18-hole Mountain Course situated on the Ranch at Cordillera. The par 72 course follows the natural mountain terrain and brings into play a variety of challenges; elevated trees, narrow fairways, and rolling, high alpine meadows.
The Summit Course – A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design; 18 holes, 7,530 yards, Par 72. The Golden Bear brings 30 years of design experience to Cordillera with The Summit Course, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. The 18-hole looped course unquestionably establishes Cordillera as the premier golf community in the Rocky Mountains, showcasing some of Cordillera’s most stunning vistas.
The Valley Course – A Tom Fazio Signature Design; 18 holes, 7,091 yards, Par 71. Considered to be one of the best course designers in the world today, Tom Fazio, has sculpted the course into the high mountain desert topography of the Cordillera Valley Club. The primarily southern exposure and low elevation allows this spectacular course to remain open for an extended playing season.
The Short Course – A Dave Pelz Signature Design; 9 holes, 1,257 yards, Par 27. A well regarded short game teaching professional, Dave Pelz has created a unique golf amenity for The Club at Cordillera. Poised to grace the high alpine terrain of the Divide, the 10-hole short game course is sophisticated enough for serious golfers who wish to develop a stronger short game, and relaxed enough for the whole family to enjoy.
Red Sky Golf Courses – Tom Fazio Course; 18 holes, 7,580 yards, Par 72. Located just 15 minutes from Vail, Red Sky Golf Club features two signature courses designed by some of the best in golf. Tom Fazio and Greg Norman have each sculpted a piece of Colorado into an alpine playground that rewards your highest expectations. Two masterful courses weave through 800 acres of historic ranchlands filled with sage, aspen groves, and spectacular mountain vistas.