When Michelle Obama and her daughters want to escape for a little ski and slope, they head to The Sebastian Vail. The 100-room hotel opened in 2011 as a modern and elegant lodge with a rustic residential kind of vibe. Located in the heart of Vail Village, the resort features amazing expansive views of the surrounding mountain peaks.
For those in the group amped to get out on the slopes, The Sebastian Base Camp acts like an in-house DMC to take care of the entire process. The ski lift is at the foot of Vail Mountain, providing ski-in/ski-out options, and you’ll have your own private ski valet for assistance. Don’t worry if it gets too cold out there. The Camp serves warm hot chocolate and gooey chocolate chip cookies while the valet helps you with your gear. There’s also a pop-up spa to ease sore muscles.
The newest restaurant is the Leonora tapas and wine bar seating 70 inside; 125 on the outdoor terrace. It opened last December with a menu highlighting sustainable alpine-style comfort food by Chef Sergio Howland. We also love the dramatic glass wine silo centerpiece that stretches from floor to ceiling. There are two private dining rooms seating 10/25. Small bites include Serrano ham and cheese croquettes, lobster pot pie and wood-roasted mussels. Also check out the cozy Library lounge and Frost Bar with a robust collection of 80 scotches and 52 tequilas.
Total meeting space is 8,500 sf, including the 3,800-sf Ariel Ballroom. The hotel offers attendees a mixology break in between meetings, a quick cocktail lesson with hors d’oeuvres. Other programs include the New Segovian Pig Roast, a fun F&B option for large-scale dinners at Leonora.