Eagle Airport is a popular airport for skiers flying in to Vail and Beaver Creek in the winter. In the summer, people who are staying in Glenwood Springs and rafting the Colorado River through Glenwood Canyon often fly there. The Eagle County Airport is 37.6 miles west of Vail on I-70 in Gypsum, and 24.5 miles east of Glenwood Springs on I-70. The closest motels are five miles east in Eagle, and are all clustered right off the exit on I-70.
Comfort Inn Vail Valley
The Comfort Inn Vail Valley is located on the north side of the interstate and is the easternmost lodging in Eagle. For the weary traveler, or the skier who doesn't mind driving, the motel has both a heated indoor pool and a separate heated whirlpool. Of course, if you'd rather not share your whirlpool time with strangers, you can book select rooms that have an in-room whirlpool. Some rooms also have a refrigerator and microwave. The motel serves a free continental breakfast with hot waffles every morning, and provides standard amenities like complimentary newspapers and Internet.
Eagle Lodge is located on the south side of the interstate right off the highway exit. The Lodge has an AAA two-diamond rating, and provides a full fitness center. Guests can take advantage of a full size swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, and steam room. The swimming pool uses saline as opposed to chlorine, so you don't have that chemical feel after swimming. Exercise rooms include cardio and weight equipment, and full fitness classes are offered. In the summer, the outdoor patio has BBQ grills available so that you can grill your own food. The motel serves a complementary hot breakfast each morning. If you want a little extra, rooms with leather recliners and wet bars are available. The Eagle Lodge also accepts pets.
Holiday Inn Express Eagle
The Holiday Inn Express Eagle is a basic hotel designed for the budget-minded traveler. Its amenities are limited to an indoor pool and whirlpool. A complimentary breakfast with eggs and bacon is provided every morning. For cooking late night snacks, all rooms have a microwave, and some come with a mini-refrigerator. Some rooms offer an upgrade of an in-room whirlpool inside a full-size bathroom, but all rooms have a bathtub.
The first thing you'll notice about all the rooms in the AmericInn is the 32" LCD flat panel HDTV in each. AmericInn is ideal for group travelers, as it has suites that sleep four or more. For a touch of romance during the winter, you can choose a gas fireplace suite that has a whirlpool, a two room suite, or one room suite with a whirlpool. AmericInn also has handicap-equipped rooms with a walk-in shower with safety bar and a toilet with grab bar. All guests get complimentary breakfast, including hot waffles, at the AmericInn Perk Coffee Shop.
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