Mar 15 22

Say “I Do” in the Mountains: Vail Colorado Wedding

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Photo of people getting married at a Vail Colorado wedding venueHave 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 Colorado Wedding Venues

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:

Vail Wedding Lodging Options

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. 

  • Lodging for the Couple: Our Townsend Place A206 and A106 offer the perfect one-bedroom accommodations for you and your significant other. The remodeled condominium offers plenty of space to get ready and convenient amenities like toiletries and a community hot tub.
  • For the Wedding Party and Guests: Our luxury five-bedroom Vail vacation rentals can sleep 12 to 16 people. These expansive properties are fantastic for your wedding party or guests with large families. 349 Holden Rd. is truly an alpine palace that is the ideal place to entertain and gather for your wedding weekend. 254 Arrowhead is a fantastic option for summer weddings, with a large deck so everyone can enjoy the Colorado weather together!

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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!

Feb 28 22

Explore the Rockies with a Vail Snowmobile Tour

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Photo of a person embarking on a Vail snowmobile tourIf 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!

Sage Outdoor Adventures

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

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

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.

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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.

Jan 28 22

Apres-Ski Activities: A Guide to Vail Nightlife

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Photo of people enjoying Vail nightlifeWhen the sun sets and the skis are hung up for the day, the charming mountain village of Vail comes alive. The Vail nightlife scene is home to several hotspots serving crafty cocktails and dishing out live music by talented musicians. Book your vacation rental in Vail Village with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and easily access the best nightlife spots throughout the area. After a chilly day of skiing, warm up and unwind at a casual bar or dance the night away at a nightclub. Read on to discover the lively nightlife scene in Vail.

Shakedown Bar

The Shakedown Bar is one of the most popular nightlife spots in Vail. This bar features live music every night and claim to have the best rock n’ roll shows around. Visit Shakedown on Bridge Street if you want to listen to live music in a great atmosphere.

The Red Lion

Since 1963 The Red Lion has been entertaining visitors of Vail with live music. Live music can be heard here in the afternoon and evening, along with an expansive food menu. Enjoy late-night snacks like the world-famous red lion nachos or homemade chicken tenders. They also feature crafty winter cocktails to keep you warm away from the cold.

King’s Club

King’s Club is located in the Sonnenalp Hotel and is ideal for relaxing after a day on the slopes. Unwind in front of a roaring fireplace as you listen to live music and sip on a specialty drink. Choose from a variety of beer, wine, spirits, whiskey, scotch, and cognac. This club is an excellent Vail nightlife spot for laidback entertainment.

Bridge Street Bar

If you are looking for a spot in Vail to dance the night away, then visit Bridge Street Bar. Besides offering live shows, this bar also has a dance room where local DJs play music all night. Party on in Vail at Bridge Street Bar!

Pepi’s Bar

The Bavarian charm of Pepi’s Bar has made this spot a local favorite for over 50 years. Listen to live entertainment in a festive atmosphere. Sip on Austrian beers and pair it with an item from the bar menu, like the German brat sandwich. 

Experience Vail Nightlife this WinterPhoto of winter property at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

After you are done skiing for the day, the fun continues with the lively Vail nightlife scene. Unwind, enjoy unique cocktails, and listen to live music at the bars and restaurants in the village. Afterward, return to your vacation rental with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in the heart of Vail Village. We have several properties available in the village ranging from one to five bedrooms to accommodate groups of every size. Stay close to everything Vail has to offer with Berkshire Hathaway, and start planning your Colorado vacation today!

Dec 20 21

Visit the Hot Springs Near Vail, Colorado

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Photo of the hot springs near Vail during winterColorado is home to some of the most unique and beautiful landscapes in the country. From rugged mountains to desert canyons, Colorado is full of natural diversity waiting to be discovered. Perhaps one of the most distinctive features is the hot springs scattered throughout the state. If you are looking for a unique way to warm up after a day of skiing, then visit the hot springs near Vail. An hour away from Vail and our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices properties, you will find Glenwood Springs, a historic town where you can soak in the geothermal waters of three different hot springs. 

Glenwood Hot Springs Resort

Glenwood Springs has been a destination for healing in the mountains since the late 1800s. Today Glenwood Hot Springs Resort is home to the world’s largest hot springs pool and continues to be a destination where people flock for unique relaxation. Soaking in the hot springs while surrounded by picturesque mountain views is reason enough to visit, but there are also incredible healing benefits. The springs have 15 minerals that relieve aches and pains and promote overall wellness.

Iron Mountain Hot Springs

The next hot springs near Vail can are located at Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Take in picturesque views of the Colorado River and mountain peaks as you enjoy one of the sixteen mineral springs. All of the pools are heated to different temperatures so the water will never be too hot or cold. Fourteen minerals known for their relaxing and healing properties can be found in the water here. A family pool is available for families vacationing in the Vail area this winter. 

Yampah Vapor Caves

The Yampah Vapor Caves provide a unique experience in Glenwood Springs. Instead of soaking in the hot springs, you can relax in a cave where hot mineral waters flow through the cave floors to create a natural steam bath. Inhale the natural steam vapor while surrounded by rocky alcoves in the caves. With 34 minerals to promote healing and rejuvenation, the vapor caves are a must-stop after a day of winter adventures.

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After a chilly day of winter activities, experience unique relaxation at the hot springs near Vail. Continue to unwind at your vacation rental with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Our spacious luxury rentals offer relaxing amenities such as hot tubs, fireplaces, and in-room massages with our concierge services. Fulfill your luxury lifestyle dreams in Vail with our premier Berkshire properties.

Nov 24 21

Visit Vail Colorado this Winter for an Epic Ski Vacation

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Photo of people skiing during Vail Colorado winterVail Colorado winters have long been synonymous with tourists flocking the region to ski legendary slopes. Vail is world-renowned for having one of the largest ski resorts in the world, with a whopping 5,200 acres of skiable terrain. Colorado’s diverse landscapes and back bowls are easily accessible when you choose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to host your winter vacation in Vail.

We have dozens of ski in ski out rentals available so that you won’t miss a moment of world-class skiing. Besides having unlimited access to the mountain, Vail Village offers a distinct charm and endless opportunities for apres ski. Nothing beats strolling through the cobblestone streets past the beautiful Europen-inspired architecture. An epic mountain adventure awaits, and you will soon discover Vail is like nothing on Earth.

Understanding the Vail Ski Areas

Since there are thousands of acres of skiing available at Vail Ski Resort, the most difficult decision is deciding between the 190 trails available. There are three areas of the mountain that include the Front Side, Back Bowls, and Blue Sky Basin that feature terrain for burgeoning beginners and experts alike. If you are interested in skiing in Vail, make sure to purchase a day pass or lift tickets well in advance. Here is a breakdown of all the skiable areas at the resort, so you can easily choose where to start:

  • Mid Mountain: The runs on Mid Mountain are friendly for beginners and include adventure zones for families. But, don’t worry, there are several exhilarating runs for more experienced skiers as well!
  • Golden Peak: This Vail ski area is home to the ski and snowboard school, ideal for anyone learning to ski for the first time.
  • Northwoods Bowl: This bowl offers remote and easily accessible terrain with epic views. 
  • Game Creek Bowl: Over 200 acres of bowl skiing is available for all abilities and skill levels.
  • China Bowl: The legendary China back bowls offer Vail’s steepest runs with wide-open terrain and groomed runs.
  • Sun Up & Sun Down Bowl: These bowls provide Vail’s most breathtaking views and some of the most iconic runs on the slopes.
  • Siberia & Mongolia Bowl: If you are an advanced skier looking to explore ungroomed trails, then this ski area is for you!
  • Blue Sky Basin: Explore even more backcountry runs on the groomed glades that will completely immerse you in nature.

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Now that you have more information about the Vail Ski Resort, it’s time to start thinking about where you will stay. Our properties at Berkshire Hathaway make it easy and convenient to access a world of skiing from your doorstep. We also help you save on ski equipment rentals when you reserve online. Browse all of our luxurious ski in ski out rentals and start planning for an epic Vail Colorado winter vacation.

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