Lift Your Spirits With Vail's New Bar, The Remedy

Vail’s Four Seasons Resort and Residences mixes old-fashioned cocktails with a sophisticated setting at this new bar

In the service industry, the customer is always right. That’s why Mark Herron, general manager of the Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Vail, Colorado, asked for his guests’ input before embarking on a major renovation of the resort’s Fireside Lounge. The clientele had differing opinions on style and ambience, but all agreed on one thing: They wanted a comfortable space to unwind.

One year and $2.5 million later, the resort revealed a bar and lounge so different in overall concept and design that it deserved a new name: The Remedy.

Reimagined by New York City design studio Meyer Davis, the updated space features modern, movable furniture in warm earth tones, rich textures and materials indigenous to Colorado, from beetle-kill stump stools to tables made of reclaimed cedar. From any of the 150 seats in the 2,450-square-foot space, guests can watch skiers schuss down Vail Mountain through floor-to-ceiling windows. “I like to call it ‘the money shot,’” Herron says of the view. “You feel like you just walked outside.”

Previously tucked in a corner facing a wall, the bar now takes center stage and offers a pre-Prohibition-era cocktail list worthy of the attention. Bartenders mix up “elixirs” and “potions” with cheeky names, including the Medicine Cabinet, a sweet bourbon drink that’s served on tap. “Concoctions,” or food items, take a contemporary approach to old-school grub—foie gras pizza, pork belly sliders and a bourbon-maple-ginger ice cream sandwich, to name a few.

At the end of the day, The Remedy aims to be a space where guests can find solace—through a family game of Monopoly or a strong drink. “It doesn’t matter what your specific remedy is,” Herron says. “We have it for you.” 

Thirsty? Get The Remedy’s recipe for the bourbon-based sipper the Medicine Cabinet.

More information on The Remedy can be found here.

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