Sonnenalp Hotel

20 Vail Road

  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens

Staying at the Sonnenalp is akin to staying at a European mountain lodge – warm and inviting with a high level of personalized service. The majority of the rooms are spacious suites and ideally configured for families. Located in the heart of Vail Village, the resort is steps away from restaurants and shops and a quick shuttle ride to the ski area. The indoor/outdoor pool means swimming is a year-round option. The hotel also runs a supervised kids’ activity program during weekend nights in the winter. Bully Ranch is the onsite casual restaurant, with fantastic food and a perfect atmosphere for families. The experience at the Sonnenalp makes it one of the best family hotels in Vail.

  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains
  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional
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Our Reviewer's Favorite Features

  • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
  • School Age Action: Near age-appropriate sports and activities
  • Cool For Teens: Near age-appropriate sports and activities
  • The Sonnenalp has an ideal location in the heart of Vail Village
  • Spacious suite options perfect for families
  • Well-appointed accommodations
  • Warm and inviting atmopshere
  • Highly personalized service
  • Excellent onsite restaurants

Families Should Know

  • Not ski-out, but short walk or shuttle ride to ski area
  • Complimentary boot/ski storage at Vista Bahn chair lift
  • Year-round heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool
  • Kids’ pool not available
  • Tennis and golf a 20-minute drive away
  • Limited onsite areas for young children to run around
  • Sonnenalp Kid’s Club activity program for ages 5-12
  • Sonnenalp Kid’s Club runs based on occupancy – this program is offered at no additional cost, except when additional lift passes or tickets are required.
  • Babysitting starts at $US 18
  • Valet parking available for $US 28 per night
  • Free WIFI in public areas and rooms

Sports + Activities

  • alpine and cross-country skiing
  • tubing at Adventure Ridge
  • snowshoeing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • biking
  • golf
  • tennis
  • horseback riding

Local Excursions

  • Beaver Creek
  • Glenwood Springs


  • rooms and suites
  • air-conditioning
  • TV/Nintendo game console
  • mini-fridge/safe/hair dryer
  • WIFI in rooms and public areas of the Sonnenalp
  • gas fireplace in some units
  • twice-daily housekeeping
  • room service
  • three onsite restaurants/lounge
  • offsite golf and tennis club
  • indoor/outdoor swimming pool/hot tubs
  • library
  • fitness center
  • spa
  • concierge
  • business center
  • kids’ activity program, ages 5-12
  • babysitting on request
  • disabled access
  • private parking
# of peopleStarting at
  • D - daily pricing
  • W - weekly pricing
  • T - tax included
  • B - breakfast included
  • I - all-inclusive

Preferred Room

Mill Creek Suite

Guest Room Highlights

  • Spacious
  • Well-appointed
  • Good configuration for sleeping
  • Comfortable beds
  • Beautiful view
  • Nice bathroom
  • Large bathtubs
  • Heated bathroom floors
  • Quiet

Booking Conditions

  • Deposit required
  • Cancellation policy varies by season
  • Crib and highchair: complimentary
  • Free WIFI in public areas and rooms
  • Extra person fee <6 years: complimentary
  • Extra person fee 6-11 years: $US 50 per night
  • Extra person fee 12+ years: $US 75 per night
  • Valet parking: $US 28 per night
  • Babysitting: $US 18+ per day
  • Check-in is 4p and check-out is 11a