- 40 min drive to nearest airport
- 0 min drive to closest town
- 0 min walk to closest town
- 5 min drive to closest grocery store
- 1 min walk to ski lifts
About the Vail Valley
Vail is a legendary place, with its fabled ski mountain and a village straight out of an Austrian fairy tale. The Arrabelle Retreat, which occupies an entire wing of the Arrabelle Resort at Vail Square, is the perfect complement to these enchanted surroundings. Rich, hardwood accents, custom furnishings, dramatic stone archways, and a built-in wine cave are just a small part of what makes this four-bedroom, five-bath chalet a remarkable mountain sanctuary.The Arrabelle Retreat is suspended above Vail Square and provides a clear vantage point for the activity below—and on the mountain beyond. Views of the skating rink, Arrabelle’s Glockenspiel clock, the European architecture of the Square, and skiers challenging the ski run are found throughout. Take in these charming views from three separate balconies, as well as from the dazzling, octagon-shaped sitting room with its panoramic walls of windows. From this space, a view of the Glockenspiel clock and its whimsical, painted face is front and center. A true four-seasons destination, Vail is just as dazzling in the warmer months, when Vail Square is filled with the color and fragrance of blooming flowers, and the melting mountains turn a lovely emerald green. No matter when you visit, a stay at the Arrabelle Retreat means access to the Arrabelle Resort’s luxury amenities, like a lap pool, fitness center, rooftop hot tub, and more. Even better, when you stay here, the chalet’s privacy and distance from other accommodations create the feeling that you have the whole place to yourself. When it is time to venture out, the Resort occupies a ski-in/ski-out location at the base of the gondola, and is just a ten-minute walk from Vail Village.Additional Information
Styled by Cuvée
Cuvée began its search for this chalet during the Arrabelle Resort’s pre-construction phase, with a requirement that the residence be, above all, located on a higher floor of the Resort and have top-notch views of Vail Mountain and the Square.
The property we found—with its twin turrets outfitted with huge windows and multiple balconies overlooking the Square—more than met our expectation. And, because we purchased it during construction, we were able to integrate our distinctive Cuvée design footprint right from the start.
Our upgrades and enhancements included the addition of hardwood accents throughout, plus built-ins carved by a master craftsman, such as a wine cave stocked for your pleasurable uncorking and a recessed media center. The construction team added moss rock accents to the fireplace and entry foyer for a mountain flourish. Meanwhile, the interior design team chose a rich color palette of nutty browns and caramels, accented with bright pops of blue and red, and treated all the walls with a custom finish. Exposed wood beams on the ceiling of the octagonal sitting area highlight the room’s unique architecture and support a pendant-style chandelier.
Four Bedrooms (includes two master suites)
Each Cuvée-styled bedroom at the Arrabelle Retreat has its own personality and setup, so every guest, like Goldilocks, can find a room that’s just right.
But unlike Goldilocks, you won’t find an uncomfortable bed in the place. All Cuvée beds are, as our guests often remark, among the most comfortable in the world. We credit our top-of-the-line Serta double pillow-top mattresses, Egyptian cotton sheets, and sumptuous pillows and duvets, which are made from an exquisite down & feather blend.
The Provincial Master Suite: The Provincial Master radiates sophisticated comfort, thanks to a Parisian color palate of ivories, browns, and pale blues, plus a warm Venetian bronze plaster finish on the walls. This room boasts views of the ski run and fine furnishings like a Pierre Deux armoire, which houses a large flat screen TV, and an antique daybed outfitted with French linens. And, of course, a signature Cuvée king-sized, four-poster bed—with all its lavish trimmings—will usher you into an amazing night’s sleep.
There’s also an attached five-piece marble bathroom with a Jacuzzi soaker tub, a steam shower, and a TV.
The Chambray Master Suite: This extra-large suite captures the woodsy feeling of the Colorado mountains, with accents of cornflower blue and deep red, and a rustic, four-poster, king-sized bed prepared, of course, with the signature comforts of a Cuvée bed. A sitting area in the turret provides views of the mountain, plus a pair of cozy chairs facing a fireplace. The en-suite, five-piece marble bathroom offers a beautiful Jacuzzi soaking tub to soothe overworked muscles after a day on the mountain.
A bonus in this suite—perfect for a family traveling with a small child—is a full-size, pull-down Murphy bed located in a private area, along with a small refrigerator/morning kitchen.
The Double Take Suite: This guest suite offers flexibility in the form of two signature, twin Cuvée beds that can also be converted into a king-sized Cuvée bed. The duvets and window treatments in this suite are custom-made and hand-selected by Cuvée’s designer. For the utmost in flexibility, this bedroom also offers a twin trundle bed in addition to the two twins, plus an en suite bathroom.
Media Room and/or King Suite: Another flexible set-up for a variety of guest situations, the media room has its own en suite bath, plus a king-sized Murphy-style bed, which pulls down from the wall and gets the same “Cuvée treatment” as every bed in the house. When the extra bed isn’t in use, the room can be enjoyed as a laidback media room, thanks to its large, plush sectional with a chaise lounge, and the large flat screen television. For those who bring a little work with them to Vail, this room also has a desk area with a laptop and printer.
Fully Equipped Chef-Style Kitchen
The chef-designed kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and an impressive selection of small appliances—from practical to gourmet—including a Nespresso machine. The Cuvée design team applied a striking antique grey finish to the kitchen cabinets and stocked them with everything our guests could need to prepare and enjoy a gourmet meal (or have someone else do it for them).
For the grilling connoisseur, the balcony off the kitchen offers a gas grill and an outdoor dining table overlooking Vail Square. Enjoy a juicy steak and lift your wine glass to a pitch-perfect vacation in the heart of Vail.
The spacious great room with two terraces is a vision in rich woodwork and flawless architecture. The focal points are its dining area with a built-in custom wine cave, constructed on-site by master craftsmen, as well as the octagon sitting area with a beautiful stone fireplace, accented with original art and exquisite furniture like Axis deer hide chairs, E. J. Victor sofas, and a hand-painted curio holding vintage glassware. The dining table was handcrafted in Italy from solid walnut and the table base features hand-forged iron stretchers. Everywhere you look at the Arrabelle Retreat, you will find another detail to enchant you.