Vail, Colorado (April 26, 2022) Sonnenalp Hotel offers visitors to Vail a unique summertime guest experience for 2022. Exclusive to guests of the Sonnenalp Hotel visitors have access to the Sonnenalp Club in Edwards, a golfer’s paradise with preferred tee times, tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, and a 10,000 sq.ft. fitness center. The club’s Harvest Restaurant & Bar uses locally farmed ingredients and blends international flair with local favorites, served amidst postcard-like panoramas from the dining room and expansive patios. This summer Harvest has a new executive chef Carlos Soto Molina.
“Chef Carlos Soto Molina has proven himself to be a passionate, creative, and inspirational leader for the Harvest culinary team and has been working at the Club for many years as the Sous Chef and interim Head Chef. He has a keen ability when it comes to menu creation and loves to get input from the members and then create something special for them,” shares Jim Miller, General Manager of the Sonnenalp Club.
Sonnenalp Club Experiences:
The 18-hole, easily walkable championship golf course with four tee positions ranging from 7,100 yards to 5,293 yards has unlimited play for members 7 days a week. Guests of the Sonnenalp get preferred tee times and complimentary transportation to the club.
Sonnenalp's full-service tennis program is for all levels, ages, and abilities. A tennis professional will help you improve your strokes and technique while having fun, meeting new people, and enjoying the game with friends. The two clay and two hard courts are surrounded by lush foliage.
The Sonnenalp Club has three specialty studios, offering over 50 classes weekly in disciplines including yoga, suspension yoga, and TRX, Pilates, a state-of-the-art cycling studio, strength and cardio classes, Kinesis, and small-group training. Three swimming pools are available for guests to unwind and relax complemented by stunning mountain views.
Sonnenalp Hotel’s new dining experience is Treff Café, a European Street Bar. Treff, meaning 'meet,' in German, is symbolic of the vision of the café which is a quaint, casual meet-up place for quality food and drinks. A perfect place to gather with friends and family before or after a day of adventuring for coffee, fresh pastries, authentic German fare, wine, creative cocktails, and more.
Summer Experiences at Sonnenalp Hotel
The hotel offers guests private hikes to various locations throughout the Rocky Mountains and nearby lakes. In Vail, kids have an all-access pass to fun & nature. The Sonnenalp Kids Club offers structured activities for kids under the supervision of the Guest Activities Coordinator Blakely Heaton and children will enjoy arts & crafts, games, music, dinner, and movie nights.
Tours all around the Vail area in the White River National Forest. There are multiple trails to choose from that will cater to any skill level and scenic desire.
SCENIC PICNIC HIKES
Explore the beautiful trails across from Vail Mountain on this destination hike with a picnic lunch or wine & charcuterie at sunset at the top. Guests will work up an appetite as they wind their way through the aspen grove and across the hills filled with beautiful pine trees. Binoculars and a bird-watching book are always available for guests to enjoy.
TENNESSE PASS COOKHOUSE
Tennessee Pass Cookhouse: Take the scenic mountain drive towards Leadville and enjoy a two-mile round trip hike to a yurt for a four-course dinner. Complete with live music and epic views along the way this is a truly memorable experience and great for couples.
Short, slow, mindful outdoor stretching sessions to help welcome or end a full day of adventure.
Kids Club at Sonnenalp Hotel
CRAFTS BY THE CREEK
Kids can participate in craft boat building and sailing them down the creek, creek watercolor painting, and rock collecting.
NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT
Children love this activity which allows them to explore around Vail Village parks and outside the hotel along the creek on a nature scavenger hunt leaving no stone unturned.
Kids will feel at home when they play their favorite sport at a local park in Vail Village. Beginner and advanced soccer skill training as well as beginner Gymnastics skill training are some of the activities available.
The Sonnenalp tradition of hospitality goes back over a century to Bavaria, where the Faessler family opened a hotel that epitomized the finest in personalized service in beautiful surroundings. The spectacular mountain setting inspired the Sonnenalp name – “Sun on the Mountains” – a moniker that translated perfectly when the Faessler family first fell in love with Vail and opened their second hotel in 1979. Five generations after their humble beginnings, the Sonnenalp is a thriving part of the family of Sonnenalp hotels, offering the same warmth and hospitality as the original Bavarian farmhouse in a setting of true luxury.