Nestled in between the Rocky Mountains is the village town of Vail, Colorado. Usually known for its ideal skiing and winter activities, you may wonder what there is to do here in the summer. As it heats up, Vail transforms into a nature lover’s paradise. The summer provides exciting opportunities for whitewater rafting, ziplining, hiking, horseback riding, festivals, and more! Whitewater rafting has become a popular way to see the sights of Colorado. Tube down Gore Creek through the heart of Vail and take in the breathtaking mountain views. Or embark on an exhilarating ride down Eagle River with Sage Outdoor Adventures. Thankfully, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices provides the perfect lodging ranging from one-bedroom condos to five-bedroom private homes. Start planning your Vail vacation today and experience the best whitewater rafting in Vail Colorado.
There are several whitewater rafting trips you can take with Sage Outdoor Adventures. The trained guides will ensure the best and safest trip possible.
The Gore Creek- Vail Village whitewater trip winds through enthralling scenery of the Gore Range, cascading waterfalls, cliffs, Aspen trees, and of course, Vail Village. If you are looking for an action-packed adventure, look no further than the Upper Eagle River. This four-hour ride is for more experienced whitewater rafting enthusiasts. Book your exhilarating trip now!
The Lakota Guides pride themselves on providing trips for any age and skill level. For beginners, we recommend the Half Day Upper Colorado Wilderness Adventure. Relax and take in spectacular Rocky Mountain views, meadows, valleys, canyons, and wildlife. If you have rafting experience, try the Numbers Pine Creek Full Day excursion. This trip offers action-packed rafting with steep drops, pour-overs, and notable rapids. Check out all of the available trips with Lakota Guides today.
The Upper Colorado River is an excellent location for beginners or families with young children to enjoy whitewater rafting. The mild rapids and experienced guides will guarantee a great introduction to whitewater rafting. The Numbers trip provides intense rafting on the Arkansas River. This is an advanced trip designed to challenge experienced rafters. All available whitewater rafting trips can be found here.
Start and end each day at one of our vacation rentals at Berkshire Hathaway, the best lodging in the Rocky Mountains. After a day of the best whitewater rafting in Colorado, unwind in your spacious private home. If you are traveling with a large group, stay at the four-bedroom home of Alpine Creek. The amenities of this rental include a private balcony, hot tub, fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen, mountain and river views, and even a game room! We also offer wonderful one-bedroom lodging for independent travelers. The Vail Trails East condo is a cozy choice with amenities of a private deck, fireplace, and easy access to Vail nightlife. If you have any questions about booking your vacation rental, please contact us at 1800-571-0055.
The Ritz Carlton Club in Bachelor Gulch has a total of 54 condos. There are 32 two bedroom condominiums and 24 three bedroom condominiums. All condos are furnished exactly the same. All the two bedrooms units have a king bed in each room, and each three bedroom has two rooms with king beds and the third has 2 double beds. Just in the fall of 2009 all the “soft goods” had been replaced, that means new couches, curtains, carpets, mattresses and comforters etc.
Each condo comes equipped with a full kitchen including a Viking stove, Sub Zero refrigerator, a full size washer and dryer, and wireless internet access. The Ritz Carlton Club condos have their own hot tubs in addition to access to the Ritz Carlton Hotel Pool and Bachelor Gulch Spa.
When you stay at the Ritz Carlton Club condos you have access to all the amenities of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, including poolside food service and the options to charge items to your room. There is room service also available.
Before you arrive the concierge will help with arrangements for your stay including setting up the lift tickets, bike rentals, dinner reservations, and even scheduling spa treatments at the Ritz Carlton Hotel that is in the adjoining building.
For the youngsters, they have an extensive children’s program, the Ritz Kids Roundup. The Roundup is designed to make your child’s Rocky Mountain vacation as exciting and memorable as yours. This supervised program is available for children ages 5 through 12.
The rental weeks run from Saturday to Saturday. There are 5 and 7 night minimums that apply throughout the year.
The Ritz-Carlton Club Beaver Creek SUMMER Special!!
Purchase 6 nights of lodging and receive the 7th night free!! Valid for reservations staying June 1, 09-Nov.15, 09.
There is always something going on in Vail and the surrounding areas during the summer.
Some special events that are coming up is this weekend is Blues, Brews & BBQ in Beaver Creek village, where chefs from all over the country come and share there best barbecue, microbreweries share their latest beers and some of the greatest musicians play their tunes. The Teva Mountain Games is coming in a few weeks (June 3-June6). This host events from fly fishing contests to kayak and bicycle races. These events draw big spectator crowds and full of high energy.
There is always a Farmer’s Market on the weekend starting mid June through mid September. Saturday is the Minturn Market and Sunday is the Vail Farmer’s Market and even one that is getting bigger each year is the Edwards Market which is on Saturday’s as well.
Some of the favorites for the summer is the free “Hot Summer Nights” concerts on Tuesday nights throughout the summer. Locals and guests alike join in the Village of Vail to listen to some great bands.
Special events are always going on in Vail and surrounding areas, come back to our blog for more upcoming events as the summer progresses. In the meantime…if you are headed to town and looking for some excitement, please check our calendar for more upcoming events.
Ski season in the Vail Valley has just wrapped up. What is a local and visitor to do now? Not to worry, there is still much to enjoy in our beautiful Valley.
The weather has been getting much warmer in the past week, peaking in the upper fifties. On Sunday, April 18 it got up to 71 degrees in Eagle, which is located 30 miles West of Vail. This warmer weather has opened up some of the hiking trails, and biking season has begun. There are a few mountain bike trails open in the Edwards area, and the road bikers are out in full force. If hiking and bikiing aren't your thing, maybe it's time to dust off those golf clubs and get swinging. A number of our local courses have opened including the Sonnenalp Golf Course in Edwards and Eagle Ranch in Eagle. If you are open to a beautiful drive, check out the Lakota Golf Course just west of Glenwood Springs. Driving thru Glenwood Canyon is one of the most beautiful drives in the country.
The off season is also the perfect time to enjoy some of your favorite restaurants at a discount. Many of the best restaurants in town offer up to half off specials during this time of year. Check the Vail Daily for all the current updated specials.
As the days pass and the weather gets warmer and warmer, more hiking and biking trails will continue to open, the white water rafting companies will be begin running and more of the golf courses will continue to open up. Of course if you haven't gotten rid of the ski bug, there's always Arapahoe Basin about 45 minutes away. Enjoy the mud season.