Ben and I spent our 12 year anniversary in Vail, CO.
We used airline miles and credit card points to fly to Denver and drive to Vail to stay at Hotel Talisa.
We checked into our hotel and it is seriously the CUTEST hotel ever.
If I ever go back to Vail, I will stay here again no doubt.
The decor is so chic and our room was just a picture of relaxation.
The view overlooks the mountain and is incredible.
We went out for happy hour the first day at Bart & Yeti's in the Lionshead village.
Vail has the cutest villages!
Back to the hotel to change for a late dinner in Vail village.
Loved waking up to this gorgeous view for a morning coffee and quiet time.
Breakfast in the hotel before skiing.
Look at that view!
The hotel also has its own dedicated ski lift.
And the ski rental shop that you can use, if you need to, is in the hotel.
They stored our boots everyday on heaters.
We literally walked from our room to the shop in our slippers and put on heated boots and walked out the doors to the lift.
On the lift with our hotel in the background.
The one (major) downside to this trip is that somehow after the first day skiing, Ben tweaked a nerve in his neck and was in pretty severe pain the rest of the trip.
I tried to convince him not to ski a second day but he was trying to push through it.
Not even two runs in, we had to take a break and try to find the Vail medical center.
He's trying to smile but he is hurting BAD.
We found the medical center and got some Salonpas pads, some icy hot and some pain medication.
We decided to try to finish out the rest of the day because really nothing was working....so he might as well try to ski.
We stopped for lunch at the top of the mountain and enjoyed the view and some chili on a beautiful day.
We went to dinner that night in town and this was the only position that would give Ben any relief. Poor guy made the most of it and was such a trooper.
The next morning, we woke up to a winter wonderland. It snowed like 9 inches and Vail desperately needed it!
We got in the hot tub first thing and Ben tried to ease some neck pain and we watched church on my phone in the snow.
Riding the chairlift down directly to our hotel.
Loved having a little time away with my man.
12 years of loving him and can't wait keep loving him the rest of my life.