When looking to go on vacation in Colorado, cabin rentals in Vail are a great choice for enjoying the winter sports available at the famous Vail Ski Resort. There are plenty of activities in this town for the whole family to enjoy during weekend getaways from Denver.
The picturesque Vail Village has a European feel thanks to the classic alpine architecture of its buildings. The pedestrian village has heated streets to make wandering around it a comfortable experience. Enjoy shopping, dining in world-class restaurants and making the most of the nightlife in this popular area that has retained a small-town ambience. Enjoy an exhilarating ride on the Forest Flyer Mountain Coaster. This raised coaster follows the landscape’s natural contours from the top of the mountain down through the forest.
Walk five minutes to the east of Vail Village and you’ll discover Golden Peak. Vail ski house rentals in this area give you access to the Riva Bahn Express Lift so you can reach the largest terrain park within five minutes. Test your skills on the jumps, rails, boxes and jibs in areas designated to specific ability levels.
As an alternative to hurtling down the slopes, take a 4×4 off-road tour of the mountain. See sights that include the Gore Range, Back Bowls and Mount of the Holy Cross.
The pedestrian village of Lionshead showcases Austrian-inspired architecture and has a charming, relaxed appeal. It offers luxury and casual shopping options, diverse restaurants and entertainment for the entire family. Most of this is found around the main square, which also has an outdoor ice rink. Get to the slopes quickly via the Eagle Bahn Gondola or the Born Free Express Lift. Walk to Vail Village in about 10 minutes or save your energy using the free shuttle bus.
Take Eagle Bahn Gondola to the Nature Discovery Center to enjoy snowshoe tours and nature hikes. You’ll also see wildlife exhibits about black bears, lynxes, weasels and ravens.
When traveling from Denver, the quiet neighborhood of East Vail is the first you’ll see. The family-friendly area is located under the East Vail Chutes, a 3,000-foot vertical expanse that is popular with skiing and snowboarding fans.
The neighborhood’s restaurant and bar are found in The Vail Racquet Club, which also offers a heated outdoor pool and a gym. Kids have fun in the playground while your four-legged family members enjoy off-leash fun in the dog park, Big Horn. Take a short bus ride to get to Vail Village.
West Vail is usually divided into the South or North Frontage Road. The South Frontage Road encompasses the Intermountain and Matterhorn communities, while the North Frontage Road encompasses the Sandstone and Chamonix communities. In this part, you’ll also find restaurants, fast-food establishments and two supermarkets. Stephens Park is an off-leash dog park and your kids have several playgrounds to choose from.
Eagle Bahn Gondola and Gondola One are some ways to see the Vail Valley scenery from a bird’s-eye view. They lead you to the Epic Discovery activities, which are adventurous experiences on the mountain. After taking a relaxed gondola ride up, feel exhilarated with a zip line ride back down.