Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Stay At The Vail Bunkhouse Hostel!


Winter has just begun! We received 4 feet of snow in February, and are expecting more snowfall this month.  Come enjoy amazing Spring skiing while staying at The Bunkhouse.  We are the Vail Valley’s only boutique hostel, where we encourage our guests to spend money on cool adventures, not expensive hotels. Just in case you need a few reasons to ditch the office and visit the Rocky Mountains, read on.

  1. Location, location, location! We’re conveniently located between 2 of the best ski resorts in North America.  We are just a beautiful 10 minute drive away to either Vail or Beaver Creek Resort.  Public transportation is easy to and from the hostel, allowing you to ski or snowboard all day! 
  2. Make Friends That’ll Last a Lifetime. Traveling solo? The Bunkhouse hosts guests from all around the world.  Come stay with us and you’ll be sure to find a fellow traveler to explore the mountains and make memories to last a lifetime.
  3. Actively Green Certified.  We love the mountains we live in, and make great efforts to keep them pristine for future generations.  Our staff use green cleaning products, and recycled paper products. We fervently recycle, and have made it easy for our guests to as well.  We encourage guests to donate left over food before they leave, in order to minimize food waste.  This year alone we have diverted approximately 50lbs of textiles from the landfill.  You will find solar lights on our deck and motion detecting light switches in our lavatories and laundry rooms.  The Bunkhouse continues to work with Walking Mountains Science Center and their “Actively Green” certification program to ensure we are doing everything in our power to run a sustainable business.  Love the planet?  You can feel good about staying with us!
  4. Rad Staff. We only employ the best of the best, and will welcome you with a smile on our faces. We’ve lived in the area for years and are your go-to for recommendations in the Valley.  From where to go out at night, to the best ski run in Vail, we only recommend the best to ensure you enjoy the best of what the Valley has to offer.  Our guests’ love for us is proven too – we have a 9/10 ranking on Booking.com and have a Super Host rating through Air BnB.
  5. Don’t ski or snowboard? No problem! We are just a 25-minute drive to other fun winter activities such as snowmobiling and dog sledding! Don’t have a car? The Valley’s famous Lions Head Rock and Meadow Mountain hikes are walking distance from our doorsteps with exceptionally breathtaking views in the winter.
  6. Town of Minturn.  We are located in the authentic, little mountain town of Minturn, right off Main Street.  Shops, restaurants, bars, and even a comic book store are just around the corner.
  7. The Minturn Mile.  Colorado’s legendary backcountry ski run that starts in Vail and ends in Minturn.  Make sure to grab a beer at the Minturn Saloon to celebrate and then it’s just a quick walk back to the Bunkhouse.
  8. Relax in Luxury.  After a long day on the mountain, relax on one of our comfy couches in our community lounge, or toast your toes by the fire pit on our deck.  Take advantage of our free Wi-Fi, cable, and parking.  Did we mention we serve local craft beers and wine too? J
  9. Affordable Lodging.  The Bunkhouse is one of the least expensive lodging options in the Vail Valley.  We love that we are keeping Vail accessible to the average bear!  Spend money on cool adventures, not expensive hotels.
  10. Fun Events. Book now for one of the following upcoming events and have the experience of a lifetime: -Leadville Skijoring, March 2nd-4th
    • Burton U.S. Open, March 8th-10th
    • Pink Vail, March 24th
    • Gaper Day, April 1st
    • Taste of Vail, April 4th-8th
    • GoPro Mountain Games, June 7th– 10th
    • Vail Craft Beer Classic June, 15th-17th