One of the most popular ski towns in the Rocky Mountains, Vail in Colorado serves as a winter wonderland and a summer mountain paradise for nature adventurers and thrill seekers from around the country.
Cloaked in thick snow in winter, Vail offers a long list of luxury cabins, ski resorts, and convenient equipment rental options for both beginner and expert skiers and snowboarders. In the off season, the place transforms into a haven for bikers and hikers. The Colorado River also offers opportunities for rafting. In addition, the majestic views of the Gore Range welcome guests taking the lift in winter or the gondola in summer.
One of the highlights of a luxury vacation in Vail is the experience of playing a high-altitude game of golf. Of the half a dozen golf courses in the area, two are most notable: the Arnold Palmer Signature-designed golf course in Eagle Ranch and Cotton Ranch Golf Club, which is open to the public. When it comes to food and drinks, Vail features restaurants and bars that cater to every budget and to a wide variety of tastes. Located high among the peaks, some of these dining spots provide the most romantic sceneries in town.
Planning your next family vacation to Vail? The town offers a number of practical services for parents who want to enjoy the slopes with their children. There are ski schools for toddlers as young as three years old, but these need to be booked at least a month ahead of the stay. If you wish for a cultural exploration of the area with the kids, head straight to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens or take part in events such as Vail Film Festival in March or April. During summer, you can also attend the Vail International Dance Festival or Bravo! Vail, a six-week-long musical festival held in late June or early July.
Feel the thrill of summer and winter by booking one of many luxury resorts set in the lovely ski town of Vail, Colorado. For a more carefree stay, Villaway also offers villa rentals for a place to relax in between adventures.