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!
Have you ever dreamt of a wedding surrounded by idyllic mountain scenery? If you answered yes to this question, you’ve come to the right place! Vail Colorado is one of the most beautiful places in the country and offers a picturesque setting to tie the knot. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices provides some of the finest luxury properties to host your wedding party and guests in Vail. But, before you decide where to stay, you will need to find the perfect Vail Colorado wedding venue for you. Let us help get the process started!
Vail is known for its luxury and incredible mountain scenery, so it only makes sense that local wedding venues offer these same elements. There is no shortage of venue options, from elegant hotels to rustic ranches. No matter what time of year you want to tie the knot, Vail remains beautiful throughout the seasons. Here are a few of the top wedding venues to begin your search:
When it comes to destination weddings, one of the most important things to consider is where to stay. At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, we have the best luxury Vail vacation home rentals that offer space and privacy, unlike any other lodging option. Our vacation rentals, run by experienced property managers, are a more luxurious, spacious, cost-effective alternative to hotels. We have one to five-bedroom properties to choose from, whether you want a private condo for the couple or a spacious home for the wedding party.
With over 100 Vail Colorado wedding venues to choose from, it can be impossible to narrow down the options. We recommend contacting a Vail wedding planner to learn more about local venues. At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, we offer a concierge to assist you with creating the perfect stay for your special day. Browse our luxury vacation rentals here and tie the knot in beautiful Vail!
If you think Vail is only for skiing during the winter months, think again! Vail Valley is surrounded by the idyllic Rocky Mountains, where you can find hundreds of miles of backcountry trails. One of the best ways to experience the deep powder snow of these trails is with a Vail snowmobile tour. Tours allow you to explore the beautiful backcountry with an experienced guide familiar with the terrain. Book a vacation rental with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and save money on your Vail snowmobile tour!
Berkshire guests have the opportunity to receive a 10% discount on a snowmobile tour with Sage Outdoor Adventures. You can access the promo code by clicking the logo on our snowmobiling page. The trails at Sage are designed specifically for snowmobiling and even feature more acres than the Vail ski area.
They have several tour options available that every age and skill level can enjoy. The Adventure Tour is ideal for families visiting the area since you can bring a passenger for no additional cost. The Performance Tour is perfect for seasoned snowmobilers looking for an epic backcountry trip!
Vail Backcountry Tours offers rides through White River National Forest across the street from Vail mountain. The experienced guides offer three expeditions based on your preferences and experience. The 2-hour tour is a short trip perfect for beginners or those who don’t have enough time for the half-day excursion. You can even choose a private tour if you want a more intimate experience for your group. A Vail snowmobile tour is sure to be a heart-pumping adventure during your Colorado getaway.
Nova Guides has 30+ years of outdoor recreation experience, making them a trusted tour operator throughout the Vail area. The Top of the Rockies Tour is their most popular trip available as a half or full-day tour. You will reach elevations of 12,500 feet with panoramic views of four mountain ranges.
For thrill-seekers, we recommend high-performance snowmobile tours through historic Camp Hale. If you feel comfortable exploring the backcountry on your own, then you can rent a snowmobile here as well.
Explore the awe-inspiring scenery of Colorado’s backcountry with an exciting Vail snowmobile tour. It’s important to note that some tour operators are not offering boots, goggles, and other clothing due to COVID-19. Please make sure to dress warm and check the websites for what you need to bring for your tour. Unwind at the end of the day at your Berkshire Hathaway vacation rental. Our luxury properties have everything you need to host the perfect vacation in scenic Vail.