Top Vancouver getaways: The Four Seasons Resort Whistler

Photos courtesy of the Four Seasons Resort Whistler

Just outside the dynamic little upper village of Whistler, British Columbia,  rises the Four Seasons Resort Whistler, positioned next to the Blackcomb Mountain ski area. This award-winning resort affords access to North America's most exciting ski runs while providing a deeply relaxing, multi-faceted luxury home away from home. Only in this home, everything's taken care of.

Skiing at Whistler

At just one hour and forty-five mintues by car from downtown Vancouver, Whistler's skiing and snowboarding trails take you into magnificent scenery that affords incredible views.

It's delightful to enjoy it all with the Four Seasons Resort Whistler, rated by  Travel + Lesiure Magazine as the top hotel for families in Canada and the top resort in Whistler. And it's easy to see why. 

From the moment you arrive, the Four Seasons Resort Whistler staff make everything seem easy. 

Hand over your keys to the valet, step aside as his colleagues unload your skis and snowboards and then move quickly and seamlessly through the check-in, assisted by lovely service professionals in a lobby that pulls off both elegance and family friendliness (Just try to do that at home).  

The starting rate for a Resort Room going into spring/summer is $299 per night. The starting for the Presidential Suite between April and May, meanwhile, is $2,100.00 a night +tax. These prices vary based on the length and dates of stay. 

 

The resort also has a BC/Washington residents rate that can only be booked over the phone. It offers a 15 per cent discount off of the rack rate, and fluctuates along with the room rate. In April, starts roughly around $279.65, and $191.25 in May. 

 

And there are packages like the 'Whistler Escapes' that include parking, breakfast and free meals for kids under five. There is also a 'seasons pass' where you can buy multiple stays at a discount.

The concierge is there to offer advice or maybe to help you arrange that special snowmobiling outing. Staff are knowlegable and always available to answer questions.

Head up to your large, comfortable, elegant room and spread out. There's space for everything. 

Open the door onto the balcony and take it all in: the crisp, fresh mountain air, the snow-capped mountains, the glistening glaciers.

Whether you've come for romance, or family time, you couldn't be in a more perfect spot to live out your vacation fantasies. 

At the Four Seasons Resort Whistler, it's all in the details. From the quality of the staff to the size of the room, the high standards are what sets it apart from other hotels. The 273 rooms, including 95 suites, have a modern-rustic feeling with rich and varied tones of colour contrasted against dark wood.  

The large bathrooms have deep soaker tubs, glass enclosed showers and double vanities. 

Everywhere you look, you find a new detail that's just right: gas fireplace, mini-bar, iron, free Internet, 27-inch TV, twice-daily housekeeping, complimentary ski concierge and fully equipped fitness facilities. But where the Four Seasons Whistler really knocks it out of the ballpark is with its gorgeous, heated outdoor pool with three hot tubs, all with breathtaking views of the mountains. 

Eating at the Four Seasons Resort

The day starts with a breakfast buffet laden with berries, fruit, pastries and custom omelettes. It ends at Sidecut restaurant, where floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outdoors in, providing stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Guests can also enjoy the heated outdoor restaurant patio, complete with a wood-burning fireplace where, in the afternoon, children can feast on roasted marshmallows while adults can kick back with coffee or drinks.

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