The Sebastian: Vail's New Resort & Spa Featuring Block 16 Restaurant

Photo Credit: Chad Chisholm and Sebastian Vail
Vail Village is known for its opulence, chic stores and restaurants, and celebrity sightings in this prestigious mountain city. The Sebastian Vail is a new addition to the well-known locale, a Timbers Resorts Hotel and Residence Club that is already creating a buzz since opening in November, 2010.

A glowing letter from Michelle Obama is proudly framed and displayed on the front desk thanking the property for fantastic service so guests know they are in for a unique experience at the boutique hotel. With a chic lobby, monumental black central fireplace, mountain urban lounge furniture, and contemporary design, this area is the hangout for guests enjoying the property. An upscale library is an extension of your guestroom, the main floor gathering place perfect for a morning coffee, board games with the kids, or a cozy nook to enjoy a book or glass of wine.

The Sebastian is unique not only in its location, three entrances to the hotel allow direct access to the notable Vail Village— from Frost Bar, the main lobby, and pool terrace, but its artful architecture as well. Manuel Felguerez’s hand can be felt throughout the hotel, as the Mexican abstract artist contributed the design of major public spaces, artwork adorning the walls of the library and the exclusive label artwork on bottles of select wine found within Block 16 Restaurant.

Foodies be appeased, The Sebastian has a wide array of options. The Market is an upscale deli-style eatery located in the upper lobby with direct access to the pool deck that offer from-scratch pizzas, truffled mac and cheese, and a lentil crouton soup that will leave you licking the bowl. The Market is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a full espresso bar, grab-and-go options, and specialty grocery items. Block 16, The Sebastian’s main restaurant, is nearby and quite the jewel of dining. A large, glass, cylindrical wine cellar is the centerpiece of the room, surrounded by agate bar tops, high-backed booth seating, and a private dining room for twelve. Finally, Frost Bar, off the main lobby, is a unique, intrinsic and beautifully fashioned bar. With a glass, uplit bartop to icy glass sconces and sparkling mosaic floors, the atmosphere is anything but chilly and a great place to hang out, whether after a summer hike or day on the winter slopes.

“My kids want us to move here,” Vivian Shaw, the Senior National Sales Manager for the Sebastian admitted, “They love the Residences.” And they should. With two to four bedroom options, the Residence Suites at The Sebastian are available for short-term rental or purchase. With kitchens, powder rooms, washer/dryer, and entertainment spaces, the views are really what make the Residence Suites spectacular. Overlooking Vail Ski Resort and The Sebastian’s pool and four hot tubs, complete with fire pit and waterfall, the Residence Suites are a large upgrade from the standard rooms, and guests are encouraged to enjoy the lounge areas, bustling Vail Village, and spa.

The service at The Sebastian is personalized and genuine. From the staff at The Market who will bring steaming hot orders to your room, to the private SUVs that pull into the cobblestone drive, Sebastian guests feel like part of the presidential family. During the winter season, exclusive use of Base Camp is afforded to guests of The Sebastian, a ski-in, ski-out concierge for your equipment as well as Market on the Mountain, where homemade doughnuts are served during the chilly winter months. Complimentary waters, sodas, and snacks are included in rooms for an enhanced welcome experience. Individuals purchasing the Residence Suites also enjoy the exclusive use of the owner’s lounge, a mountain-chic bar and relaxation space. Want a complete Travel Quote including airfare, special hotel rates and FREE upgrades? Contact our Travel Specialist today!

Bloom Spa includes open amenities and enjoyment of the facility, all-inclusive for guests. From the state-of-the-art fitness facility to the steam and sauna rooms, guests can get ripped or relax and rejuvenate. Treatments are held in the six treatment rooms and a nail salon is also available for services.

From exclusive luxury vacationing to a new family mountain ritual, The Sebastian Vail is a hotel and spa that will make an impression. The 100 hotel rooms and 36 Residence Suites follow the three rules of real estate: location, location, location and bring their own special charm to the Vail Valley. For reservations, visit or call 800.354.6908.

Chad Chisholm

Chad Chisholm is a professional photographer and travel writer. Marrying the two together, his travels have taken him across the world, staying in everything from Parisian Penthouses to huts in Ecuador in the rainforest. His work has been published in ISLANDS, Afar, WildJunket, AAA publications, and more. To see Chad's photographic work, visit ...(Read More)

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