Vail is a year-round playground for outdoor lovers, and there is no better time to explore our Rocky Mountain town than summertime! Vail is the ideal Colorado summer destination, with activities catering to a variety of interests. Experience hiking through mountain trails, a round of golf at our alpine golf courses, rafting down the Colorado River, free live music, fun on Vail Mountain, and much more! Whatever your interest, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offers the perfect Vail vacation rentals for your summer getaway!
Vail transforms in the summertime, ushering in an abundance of outdoor adventures. Discover your favorite Colorado summer activities in Vail, including:
Plan your Colorado summer vacation in Vail and discover all the things to do in beautiful Vail! Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offers an impressive selection of Vail vacation rentals throughout the valley. Whether you are planning a family getaway or a solo trip, we offer the perfect vacation rentals for your summer trip!
Whether you want to enjoy an apres-ski brew or cool down with a refreshing drink in the summer, it’s always a good time to visit the breweries in Vail Valley. Sample beer that captures the mountain spirit in every sip, or join us for one of our annual craft beer festivals! Regardless of when you plan your getaway, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties has the perfect lodging for your time in Vail!
Vail Brewing Company specializes in handcrafted ales and lagers using mountain-fed waters in every brew. They offer two locations: the Eagle-Vail Brewery and the Vail Village Tap Room. They offer rotating taps and three core beers, including a crisp pale ale, traditional IPA, and citrus blonde ale.
Stop at Hermits in the heart of Vail Village, steps away from Gondola One. Since closing the Eagle location, most of the drinks on the menu have been updated to wine and cocktails.
Craftsman Brew Co. offers a rotating selection of craft beers brewed on-site and taps from the best Colorado breweries. Their menu currently features lagers, IPAs, pilsners, and porters. Pair your drink with food from their handcrafted menu ranging from spare lamb ribs to lobster roll sandwiches.
The Vail Craft Beer Classic is an annual festival in June for craft beer enthusiasts! This two-day event brings craft brewers from all over the state to showcase hundreds of unique brews. From crisp ales to fruity lagers and creamy stouts, sample a variety of beers while taking in the scenic views of Vail Valley. Chill out at this festival with live music and delicious dining from local food trucks!
This August, the fourth annual Vail Valley Brew’Au returns to Avon, Colorado! Enjoy samples of over 40 brews from breweries across the country. Other activities include a luau, live music, water lanterns, food trucks, kids’ activities, and lawn games.
Whether you are looking for breweries in Vail or craft beer festivals to plan your vacation around, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is your ideal base camp! We represent vacation rentals throughout Vail Valley from Arrowhead to East Vail. Find your perfect home away from home in beautiful Vail today!
After a day of skiing the legendary slopes of Vail Mountain, head into the villages for apres-ski activities. Discover a treasured winter pastime at the Vail ice skating rinks throughout our mountain villages. Imagine skating under the canopy of twinkling lights, surrounded by beautiful Bavarian architecture, with the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Whether you want to stay in the heart of Vail Village or outside of town in Avon, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offers vacation rentals close to several magical ice skating rinks.
The Alderhof Ice Rink can be found next to The Arrabelle in Vail Square. This open-air rink is open daily throughout the winter from 1-9 pm. Experience the magic of skating under twinkling lights and warm up in front of the fire pits after you’re done!
The Solaris Plaza Ice Rink is located in the center of Vail Village, offering panoramic views of the ski mountain. They are open daily from 3-9 pm, with skate rentals available next to the Bol restaurant.
The Dobson Ice Arena is a multi-purpose arena for ice skating, hockey, and broomball. The 35,000-square-foot rink is one of the largest in Western Colorado, conveniently located between Lionshead and Vail. We recommend signing up for the ice bumper cars if you visit the area with kids. Zoom around the rink together with this one-of-a-kind activity!
If you are staying near Avon, we recommend taking your group ice skating at Nottingham Lake. The lake is cleared for skating every winter, complete with fire pits and seasonal music. They are open from 4-8 pm on weekdays and 12-8 pm on weekends.
Enjoy ice skating in the heart of Beaver Creek Village daily from 1-8 pm! This rink is an excellent place to teach the kids skating. After skating, there are plush couches to hang out and relax right outside the rink together.
Eagle, CO, is home to an NHL size ice rink that offers public skating, learn-to-skate classes, and youth hockey programs. Keep up with their winter public skating hours on the Mountain Recreation calendar.
Vail is one of the most beautiful places in the country, offering different types of mountain adventures throughout the seasons. And with the promise of warmer days on the horizon, now is an excellent time to explore the great outdoors. One of the best ways to see the mountains, valley, lakes, and wildlife is to join a Vail horseback riding tour. Horseback riding allows you to get off the beaten path and experience the true wild beauty of the Rockies. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offers Vail vacation rentals that are the ideal place to unwind after a long day on the trails. It’s time to saddle up and explore the backcountry in Colorado this summer!
Vail Stables is the only horseback riding service actually within Vail. Your backcountry ride will include views of the mountains, dense aspen forests, wildflowers, and local wildlife. They offer three different options for your ride, depending on how long you want to be on the trails. The one-hour Rocky Point Trail offers a fantastic introduction to horseback riding, where you will ride 600 feet in elevation to some of the best views of Vail Valley, Gore Range, and Beaver Creek.
If you have kids under five, you can sign up for a pony time where the kids can ride, feed, and pet the ponies.
There is a horseback ride for everyone at Beaver Creek Stables. The Beaver Lake Ride is the most popular option to take you to the White River National Forest Wilderness area as you follow along Beaver Creek. This ride is a limited experience that only allows a certain amount of riders each season. If you are interested in a unique horseback riding experience, sign up for the two-hour picnic ride or the dinner and trail ride. The latter option will take you to Beano’s Cabin for an excellent dinner at the end of your ride.
Sage Outdoor Adventures offers Vail horseback riding unlike anywhere else. They operate on a private 6,000-acre mountain that provides a quieter and more customizable experience. The property includes views of Castle Peak Mountain, Vail Valley, mountain lakes, and aspen and pine groves. Sign up for the two-hour tour, and your guide will tell you about the natural area as you take in the views and look for wildlife.
Spend your summer exploring the great outdoors in Vail Valley this summer. Vail horseback riding is only the beginning of outdoor adventures; there are endless ways to experience the beauty of our mountains. At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, we have properties throughout Vail Valley from Beaver Creek to Lionshead. Discover your home away from home with our luxury Vail vacation rentals.
Vail is known for its winter recreation, but our mountain town is a fantastic place for year-round adventures. When the weather warms up, nature comes alive with blooming wildflowers in the valley, rushing rapids, and wildlife. You can experience all of nature’s splendor on the hiking trails in Vail. Whether you are interested in challenging mountain hikes or a leisurely walk with the family, there is a trail for everyone in Vail. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offers a wide range of properties throughout Vail Valley. Lace up your hiking boots; it’s time to hit the trails in Colorado!
Meadows Loop offers a family-friendly hiking spot in Vail. There is minimal elevation gain as you walk through shaded forests and open meadows. This trail is an excellent place to look for local wildlife as you take in picturesque views of the Gore Range vistas.
The Booth Creek Falls trail is a fantastic introduction to the natural wonders of Vail. The path is a two-mile hike that ends in a gorgeous 60-foot waterfall. But, the route is scenic from start to finish, with scenic Aspen groves, sandstone rock formations, meadows, and mountain views.
Upper Piney is one of the most scenic hiking trails in Vail and a popular route for Colorado travelers. The path follows the river as you walk through meadows, evergreen forests, and the Gore Range until you reach the cascading falls.
Shrine Ridge Trail is a four-mile route in the White River National Forest. The beautiful trail starts through tranquil meadows with wildflowers and winds past two small creeks. You will then begin your descent up Shrine Ridge, where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of Mt. of the Holy Cross and the surrounding ranges.
The Gore Lake Trail offers a challenging hiking trail in Vail for adventurers. The route is 13 miles with over 3,000 feet of elevation gain in Eagle Nest Wilderness. You can see the best of Vail on this hike, such as forests, meadows, an alpine lake, rocky cliffs, and views of the Gore Range.
There are endless hiking trails in Vail that range from family-friendly routes to strenuous day trips. Read Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices hiking & walking page for more information on local hiking spots. Discover our Vail vacation rentals and find the ideal lodging for your hiking vacation. We invite you to experience everything Vail has to offer this summer!