Nov 22 23

Discover Vail Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

couple gliding down vail cross country skiing trails during a sunny winter day

couple gliding down vail cross country skiing trails during a sunny winter dayVail is one of the top downhill skiing destinations in the country, but did you know that our mountain town also offers fantastic Nordic skiing? Slow down this winter and enjoy the peace and tranquility of our Vail cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails! Glide through the groomed trails at the Vail Nordic Center or forge your path at the backcountry trails at the Vail Pass Recreation Area. No matter your interests, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offers the perfect basecamp for your Colorado winter getaway!

Vail Nordic Center

During winter, the Vail Golf Club transforms into the Vail Nordic Center. Enjoy 17km of cross-country trails and 10km of snowshoe trails. They offer rental equipment on-site, so you don’t have to worry about traveling with your gear. They also offer lessons, clinics, a full-service retail shop, and an on-site restaurant. 

Beaver Creek Nordic Center

Visit the Beaver Creek Nordic Center and take the lift to the McCoy Park natural area. There, you can access 19km of groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing and enjoy breathtaking views of the Sawatch Range. The center also offers a rental shop, lessons, and tours for visitors looking to sharpen their Nordic skiing skills. 

Vail Nordic School

If you are looking to snowshoe or ski with a local guide, we recommend the Vail Nordic School at the base of Golden Peak. They specialize in backcountry tours that allow you to see Vail like never before. Please call 970-754-4390 to book your private Vail cross-country skiing tour!

Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area

The Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area is a 55,000-acre area offering 119 miles of motorized and non-motorized trails. Please read the backcountry recreation safety guide to learn how to navigate the trails safely. Enjoy dozens of trails for varying skill levels at Vail Pass this winter!

Book Your Winter Getaway in Vail, Colorado

Slow down this winter and explore the snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails around Vail! Choose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to host your winter getaway in Vail Valley and find the perfect vacation home for your unique needs. Whether you are looking for a one-bedroom Vail condo rental or a multi-family home, we have you covered. Book your Vail winter getaway today!

Oct 13 23

How to Get Around Town: Vail Transportation Guide

View of Vail Transportation bus stop during winter

View of Vail Transportation bus stop during winterNo matter what time of year you plan your getaway, getting around Vail is easy! Take advantage of the free year-round bus services and easily get around town without worrying about driving or where to park. Stay with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties and access bus stops near your vacation rental. Skip the traffic and maximize your vacation with the Vail transportation network!

How to Get to Vail, Colorado

Last year, we covered How to Get from Denver to Vail During Winter, highlighting shuttle services, buses, and carpooling options from the Denver airport. Use these resources to get to our mountain town:

How to Get Around Vail

Vail Bus Transportation

The Town of Vail Bus offers free year-round transportation to Vail Mountain and the Village. Utilize Ride Vail Transit for real-time information on bus locations, service alerts, and arrival predictions. Please check out the useful bus information before taking transportation. 

ECO Transit

ECO Transit offers bus services to the surrounding communities of Leadville, Minturn, Eagle-Vail, Avon, Edwards, Eagle, and Gypsum. Check out the bus schedule and download the Eco Transit app to manage your visit. 

Car Rental

If you are driving to Vail, we highly recommend reading through local parking information. Consider buying a winter parking pass and check parking availability during your visit. 

Avon Transit

If you are staying in Avon, you can use the free Avon Transit to get around town. This station also connects to ECO Transit, so you can access everything Vail Valley has to offer!

High Mountain Taxi

If you want to get around by taxi, we recommend High Mountain Taxi

Book Your Vail Vacation Rental Today!

Utilize the free Vail transportation to get around town during your upcoming Colorado getaway with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. We offer a wide selection of properties close to the action, including ski in/out, walk to slopes, and free shuttle. Hop on the Town Shuttle and access restaurants, shops, and attractions throughout the Village without the stress of driving. Book your Vail vacation today!

Sep 15 23

Start the Day with Breakfast in Vail

Photo of breakfast foods on table: breakfast in Vail

Photo of breakfast foods on table: breakfast in VailBefore heading out for adventures, start your day with a hearty breakfast in Vail! Fortunately, finding the perfect breakfast spot near your vacation rental is a breeze when you partner with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Whether you are craving savory breakfast classics or something sweet, there is something for everyone’s taste buds. Discover the flavors of Vail during your next getaway!

The Little Diner

The Little Diner is the only full-service diner serving all-day breakfast in Vail Valley. They specialize in breakfast classics and regional specialties using locally sourced ingredients. They offer an expansive menu including crepes, omelets, breakfast platters, mini crepes, breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, and more!

Westside Cafe & Market

Head to Westside Cafe & Market for a hearty breakfast in Vail. They are known for their delicious eggs benedicts but also offer omelets, biscuits and gravy, french toast, buttermilk pancakes, and healthy options. We recommend pairing your breakfast with their award-winning bloody marys!


If you wake up too late for breakfast, no need to worry because Vintage offers a fantastic brunch menu! This French brasseries-style restaurant offers a wealth of brunch options, including eggs benedict, puff pastry galettes, french toast, and waffles. But what sets Vintage apart are the specialty brunch cocktails, mimosas, bloody marys, and champagne cocktails. 

Big Bear Bistro

Big Bear Bistro offers delicious breakfast items just steps away from Gondola One on Vail Mountain. They serve breakfast all day with options like burritos, breakfast sandwiches, omelets, crepes, french toast, pancakes, and avocado toast. 

Loaded Joe’s

Start your morning at Loaded Joe’s in Avon or Vail. They serve gourmet espresso for those who need their morning cup of joe. Their menu includes breakfast sandwiches, burritos, acai bowls, and smoothies. 

Book Your Vail Vacation Rental Today

No matter what time of year you plan your visit, you can always start the day with a delicious breakfast in Vail! Stay with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and discover our broad range of property types, amenities, locations, and prices. Browse our Vail vacation rentals and find the perfect property for your Colorado getaway today!

Aug 15 23

Fall Family Getaways in Colorado

View of family hiking during a fall family getaway in Colorado

View of family hiking during a fall family getaway in ColoradoFall is right around the corner, and if you are looking for family getaways in Colorado, you’ve come to the right place! Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties invites you to spend fall in Vail Valley with your loved ones. Our Bavarian-inspired mountain town sets the stage for family-friendly activities like hiking, biking, ziplining, and horseback riding. Experience the season’s splendor in beautiful Vail, Colorado!

7 Fall Family-Friendly Activities in Vail

There are endless ways to keep your family entertained this fall, such as:

  1. Enjoy Vail Mountains Epic Discovery Centre through the end of September! Your pass includes the mountain coaster, rock climbing, bungee trampoline, tubing, and more. Kids under 12 can also enjoy a free scenic gondola ride. 
  2. Embark on a family-friendly hike backdropped by the vibrant fall foliage in the Valley. We recommend Eagle’s Loop, Gore Creek, Village Loop, and North Trail!
  3. Take in views of fall foliage from the saddle with a family-friendly horseback ride! Bearcat Stables offers rides for all ages and skill levels through the end of September. 
  4. Witness Vail from a new perspective with Zipline Adventures, offering six unique ziplines that take you through the vibrant landscape.
  5. Explore the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, the highest botanical garden in the country! Stroll past rare and exotic plants and enjoy family activities like scavenger hunts, tabletop activities, and a children’s garden. 
  6. Enjoy a family-friendly picnic! Or take the kids to burn off some energy at our local playgrounds, such as Pirateship Park.
  7. When the weather doesn’t cooperate, head indoors to Imagination Station for family-friendly fun! This hands-on children’s museum features an indoor playroom, art and science projects, and virtual reality!

Plan Your Family Getaway in Vail, Colorado

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties offers the perfect lodging for family getaways in Colorado! We provide properties throughout Vail Valley ranging from one to five bedrooms to accommodate families of all sizes. Reach out to our friendly reservation specialists at 1-800-571-0055 to discover which one of our Vail or Beaver Creek rentals is right for your family!

Jul 15 23

The Best Vail Valley Parks for a Picnic

View of a picnic setup in a Vail park with water and mountain views

View of a picnic setup in a Vail park with water and mountain viewsThere’s still time to plan a summer trip to Vail with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties! And what better way to immerse yourself in the beauty of Vail than by planning a picnic at one of its enchanting parks throughout the valley? Whether you are looking for a casual picnic spot to catch live music or a luxury picnic for you and your special someone, there is a Vail park for everyone!

Ford Park

Ford Park offers one of the most popular picnic areas in town with access to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Gerald R Ford Amphitheater. There is a lovely picnic shelter next to the Morales Sculpture Forest. Plan your picnic around the Bravo!Vail and Hot Summer Nights events, bring free music to the park all summer long!

Donovan Park

The other community park in Vail is Donovan Park, a smaller option ideal for families. Amenities include Vail Waterwise Demonstration Garden, athletic fields, picnic areas, a basketball court, and a custom play area.

Nottingham Lake Park

Nottingham Lake Park is a beautiful 48-acre park in the neighboring town of Avon. Set up your food at the picnic tables or in the green spaces surrounding the lake. Compliment your picnic with the sounds of live music during the free AvonLive! Concerts in the Park series. Every Wednesday brings live music and local food trucks to the park!

Eagle Town Park

Take the family to Eagle Town Park for a lovely picnic surrounded by mountain views and amenities for the kids. The park features picnic tables, a playground, a basketball court, and a horseshoe pit. Live music is held here every Thursday at 6:30!

Elevate Your Vail Picnic Experience

If you want the ultimate picnic experience, reserve your lunch with Picnic Vail! Let their team help you curate a picnic in a location of your choice for a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Food is provided by The Grazing Fox, offering a delicious assortment of cheese, charcuterie, fresh vegetables, dips, nuts, and more! Other picnic amenities include low table seating, rugs, pillows, baskets, plates, glassware, cutlery, an instant camera, and conversation cards. 

Vail Valley Vacation Rentals

From lush meadows to tranquil lakeshores, Vail’s parks offer idyllic settings for a leisurely outdoor feast. Choose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties to host your Vail getaway, and let our concierge help you plan the perfect retreat. Browse our Vail Valley vacation rentals and book your summer getaway today! 

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