Lion Square Lodge at the Gondola
Vail, CO
Call us: (800) 525-5788
  • Nestled in the Rocky Mountains at the base of Vail Mountain and the Gore Creek, the picturesque Lion Square Lodge is perfect for family vacations, couples retreats, group events and more. Conveniences such as shopping, dining and entertainment abound from this location within Lionshead Village. Our ski in and ski out access is second to none! Walk out our door and you are ready to step into your skis and head to the Eagle Bahn Gondola - putting world-class skiing at your door.

    Lion Square Lodge accommodations range from cozy, inviting, private hotel rooms to spacious, deluxe condominiums, all conveniently located within a ski-in/ski-out lodge in Vail. Superb guest services at Lion Square Lodge range from complimentary daily maid service to daily newspaper delivery, and include all the fine services you'd expect from a first-class hotel.

    An extensive $53 million property renovation at Lion Square Lodge was recently completed, with the final phase reopened for the 2013/2014 ski season. Major renovations over the course of the project at Lion Square Lodge include significant interior and exterior upgrades throughout all three buildings of the property, the new ski-in/ski-out El Sabor restaurant on the lobby level, new elevators, and a number of expanded units in the East Building all with patios or balconies with stairs offering access directly to the ski slope.

    All units are non-smoking and feature special touches you'll appreciate, from complimentary voicemail and high-speed Internet access to built-in hair dryers and soft terry robes. Plus, guests enjoy full access to all of the resort amenities, including a sparkling pool, hot tubs, dry sauna, state-of-the-art fitness center and more.


    Additional Resources:

    • Lion Square Lodge Fact Sheet
    • Map of Lion Square Lodge
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  • Lion Square Lodge is located at the base of Vail Mountain, just steps from the Eagle Bahn Gondola and Born Free Express chair — which means guests are mere minutes from the slopes.


    Pool and Hot Tubs

    Guests enjoy a sauna, outdoor heated pool, three outdoor hot tubs and a full-service changing room.


    Fitness Center

    A state-of-the-art exercise room features Precor Fitness Equipment including treadmills, elliptical trainers, recumbent bikes, free weights, leg extension machine and several multi-workout machines. All of the cardio equipment features personal TVs. Mats, medicine balls and fit balls are also available. An outdoor hot tub adjacent to the fitness room allows guests to relax and unwind beneath starry skies. The fitness room is located in the Lion Square Lodge North Building. Open daily, 6:00am – 10:00pm.


    Equipment Rental

    Charter Sports is located onsite, offering value-priced recreational equipment rentals. Their team of professionals provides group rates, property discounts and friendly service.


    Computer Center

    A computer center is available for guest use. Three computers allow complimentary web access and complimentary printing. Guests may access the web, check email or print travel documents before it's time to go home.


    On-Site Equipment Rentals

    Charter Sports is conveniently located on the 2nd floor of Lion Square Lodge offering recreational equipment for winter activities as well as accessories, and gift items.



    The Lion Square Lodge Concierge is available to assist guests with reservations and requests, from transportation to babysitting to grocery delivery. Please contact the Concierge Desk at 970.477.4404 or Lionsquare.Concierge@wynvr.com

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  • In the Lion Square Lodge, just off the lobby and steps from the slope, sits the local favorite restaurant and happy hour mecca - El Sabor


    El Sabor Restaurant

    This distinctive restaurant consists of Latin-inspired dishes from Mexico, South America, Central America and Spain. El Sabor is open for breakfast, lunch, après ski and dinner.

    The breakfast menu is a simple American-based menu with a Latin twist. The lunch menu is themed after "street cart" fare, similar to the tasty dishes seen on the Food Network and travel shows. Dinners highlight traditional Latin American entrees, such as Snapper Veracruz.

    Libations include Central American, Spanish and Mexican beers, freshly made margaritas and a mojito menu. In addition to these traditional favorites, El Sabor offers a specialty selection of tequila, rum and pisco.

    El Sabor's exceptional style and setting is designed to bring a unique flavor to Vail locals and guests alike. Visit El Sabor in Lion Square Lodge at the Gondola to enjoy "The Flavor."

    View the El Sabor Restaurant Menu

    Catering Services

    The Sales and Conference Service Staff can arrange onsite catering for groups such as corporate meetings, family reunions and weddings. The Lion Square Lodge catering menu offers a wide range of options, from breakfast buffets, box lunches and kids' meals to plated dinners, hors d'oeuvres and wedding cake.

    View the Catering Menu

    For weddings and groups meeting at Lion Square Lodge, our Group Sales team can arrange on-site catering. The Lion Square Lodge Concierge is happy to arrange an evening out—complete with babysitting services—at the finest restaurants in Vail. Plus, the Lodge is conveniently located near the multitude of shopping and dining options at Lionshead Village.

    El Sabor is closed from April 21 through June 1.

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  • Featuring inspiring views and world-class accommodations and conveniences, Lion Square Lodge is an ideal spot for groups to mix work and play. Whether your group is large or small, Lion Square Lodge and Vail provide one-stop convenience and the accommodations to help ensure your event is a success.

    Here's what to expect:

    • Competitive Group Pricing
    • Group Check-in Facilities
    • On-site Group Ticketing
    • Meeting/Function Coordination
    • Full-Service 24-hour Front Desk
    • Activity Coordination
    • Caterer & Party Planning Assistance


    Meeting locations and spaces range from small boardrooms to large multi-purpose conference rooms that can accommodate groups of 10 upwards to 200, all located on site. Our friendly staff at Lion Square Lodge can help you handle every detail in planning and booking your Vail lodging, meeting spaces, audio/visual requirements, catering and group activities.

    Lion Square Lodge includes 5 meeting rooms and 5,700-square-feet of function space. Two meeting rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and a walkout balcony with panoramic views of Vail Mountain.

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  • Your wedding day should be special. So, why not plan a destination mountain wedding to a location as picturesque and beautiful as the bride herself? Located in the Rocky Mountains at the base of Vail Mountain, Lion Square Lodge can make your wedding an experience you and your guests will never forget. We provide a convenient location for many of Vail's activities and offer a variety of accommodations and services perfect for wedding ceremonies and parties.

    Our on-site amenities are a wonderful addition to our lodge, and they include an outdoor heated pool, hot tubs and complimentary guest parking. Our location is also in close proximity to the Vail Mountain-top Wedding Deck, Eagle's Nest, The Game Creek Club, The Donovan Pavilion and the Vail Chapel. Plus, our staff can help you with all the details, like photographers, catering, hair styling and more. For more information about our wedding venues and services, please contact us at Weddings@LionSquare.com.

    Enjoy these exclusive wedding incentives when your family and friends book their lodging at Lion Square Lodge.

    • A credit equivalent to one, group rate, of a hotel room, will be posted to the Master Account for every 12 rooms booked and paid under the group name - This credit will be applied to the group Master Account or  to the room of the bride and groom.
    • Complimentary Welcome Amenity for both sets of parents, delivered upon arrival

    Please contact the Lion Square Lodge Sales Department for further information and assistance at 800.525.5788.


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  • Local Events in Vail and Beaver Creek

    November 2019

    World's Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition
    November 27, 2019
    1:00-3:00 pm
    Beaver Creek Village Experience 61 Avondale Ln, Avon, Colorado 81620
    Kick off the week with the 15th Annual World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition. Five finalists will serve up their delightful creations to an eager crowd of cookie fans, and one person will walk away with the title of official “World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe” of Beaver Creek for the 2019-2020 winter season.

    Beaver Creek Tree Lighting
    November 29, 2019
    8:00-9:00 pm
    61 Avondale Ln, Avon, Colorado 81620
    Come view the annual tree-lighting ceremony in Beaver Creek Village.

    December 2019

    Birds of Prey
    December 5-8, 2019
    Beaver Creek Resort
    Beaver Creek Mountain is home to the formidable Birds of Prey racecourse, challenging an international roster of top athletes for one week of racing featuring Men’s Alpine Super G, Downhill and Giant Slalom competitions.

    Beers of Prey
    December 7, 2019
    2:00-6:00 pm
    Beaver Creek Village
    Beer tasting in the heart of Beaver Creek Village. Featuring exclusive limited releases, seasonal and fan-favorite brews!

    Vail Snow Days
    December 12-15, 2019
    Ford Park, Vail
    This 4-day festival brings free concerts at Ford Park, in-town and on-mountain early-season specials, après and after-dark parties, lively expo village and more.

    January 2020

    Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend
    January 23, 2020
    Revolution - 26 Avondale Lane Beaver Creek, CO 81620, Floor 2

    February 2020

    Eighth Annual Blue Sky Cup
    February 7, 2020
    7:30 am
    Vail Ski Resort - Chair 8
    Teams of four skiers or more take to the slopes at Vail to ski 40,000+ vertical feet in one day. The team that also completes select on-mountain challenges combined with the maximum vertical feet wins the Blue Sky Cup.

    Rocky Mountain Ski Fest
    February 20, 2020
    Vail, Colorado
    The Rocky Mountain Ski Fest is held in the mountains of Vail, Colorado every February. The event includes skiing with celebrities and a concert by Grammy Award-winning songwriters and nationally acclaimed headliners. Event benefits our veterans!

    Burton US Open
    February 24-29, 2020
    Vail, Colorado
    The country's largest snowboarding competition, featuring more than 100 of the world's best riders, as well as free events.

    March 2020

    17th Vail Film Festival
    March 26-29, 2020
    6:00-10:00 pm
    141 East Meadow Drive, Vail, Colorado 81657
    The Colorado Film Institute’s mission is to foster independent film through film screenings, panels, workshops, networking events and educational projects.

    Pink Vail
    March 28, 2020
    Vail Mountain
    Pink Vail participants register here and ask their friends and family to make a donation on their behalf. Pink Vail is a fundraiser that brings nearly 3,000 people, dressed in pink, together on Vail Mountain for an all-day event with live music, deck parties, costume contest and more.

    April 2020

    Taste of Vail
    April 1-4, 2020
    Vail, Colorado
    Rated among the nation's best spring food & wine festivals by media outlets such as Forbes.com, USA Today and The Travel Channel.

    Spring Back to Vail
    April 10-19, 2020
    Vail, Colorado
    Splash into spring with live music and springtime vibes!

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