Mar 15 24

Enjoy Shopping in Vail Village on Vacation

Woman walking down the street shopping in Vail Village

Woman walking down the street shopping in Vail VillageStroll through the Bavarian-inspired Vail Village and discover the town’s best shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Today, we will highlight the best shopping in Vail, from charming clothing boutiques to art galleries and ski shops. Stay with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in Vail Village, Lionshead, West Vail, or East Vail and easily access the villages from your vacation rental. Shop til you drop and bring home a piece of Vail from one of these shops:

Vail Sports

Vail Sports offers ski gear and rentals throughout Lionshead and Vail Village. Let the helpful staff help you find the best ski gear for your mountain adventures!

The Golden Bear

Since its inception in 1975, The Golden Bear has become The Symbol of Vail Valley, with their iconic Golden Bear jewelry. Shop for one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, and charms, and bring home a piece of Vail!

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Village Gift Shop

After strolling through the paths of the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, stop at the gift shop for some unique shopping. Browse the collection of locally and nationally sourced items and support local Colorado artists and creators!

Vail Farmers Market and Art Show

If you visit us in the summer, a stop at the Vail Farmers Market and Art Show is a must! Shop from over 140 tents, including over 40 food vendors and over a dozen artisans. 

Vail Village Art Galleries

Shop Vail Village art galleries and find locally made artwork to decorate your home! Some of the most popular art galleries include Vail Village Arts, Raitman Art Galleries, and Artful Sol Gallery.

The Market at Vail

Stop at The Market at Vail and shop for locally made gourmet products. Or pick up some groceries and prepare meals from your Vail vacation rental during your getaway!

Stay in Vail Village Vacation Rentals

Stay in our Vail Village vacation rentals and enjoy fantastic shopping in Vail, just steps from your property. Choose from our one to four-bedroom vacation rentals and enjoy amenities like fully-equipped kitchens, patios, and ski storage. Book your Colorado getaway with us today and fulfill your luxury lifestyle dream in Vail!

Feb 15 24

Where to Find the Best Sushi in Vail

Plate of sushi in Vail

Plate of sushi in VailVail may be known for its epic skiing, but beyond the slopes, our mountain town offers an impressive culinary scene. During your getaway with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties, we invite you to try the best sushi in Vail. From the Michelin-recognized Osaki’s to Matsuhisa, created by a renowned chef, here are the top places to get sushi around Vail:


Matsuhisa, in the heart of Vail Village, is owned and operated by renowned Chef Nobu. Chef Nobu draws influences from his training around the world to create a one-of-a-kind menu. The restaurant features sushi and sashimi, including its signature yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno. Enjoy the cozy atmosphere and mountain views during your meal!

Yama Sushi

Enjoy the intimate setting of Yama Sushi while enjoying sophisticated Japanese sushi, including nigiri, sashimi, yasai, and maki. Pair your sushi with a specialty cocktail!


Osaki’s is committed to providing the finest Japanese cuisine in Vail, handpicking the freshest quality fish daily. The menu changes daily based on what fish the restaurant receives from Japan. Check the menu on Osaki’s YouTube channel before your visit!

Hooked Beaver Creek

Hooked Beaver Creek is known for its combination of fresh seafood and Rocky Mountain cuisine. Seafood is flown into the restaurant within 24 hours of being pulled from the ocean. Fish varies daily, but they offer a whole fish menu where you can customize your meal as rolls, nigiri, or sashimi. 


Nozawa offers fresh and authentic Asian cuisine in Avon. Choose from a wide variety of nigiri or sashimi, or order their special Nozawa roll. 

Discover More Food & Drink Options in Vail

Read our blogs for more recommendations on Vail restaurants:

Book Your Vail Valley Vacation Rental

Treat yourself to some delicious sushi in Vail during your getaway with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. We represent a broad range of luxury vacation rentals in Vail Valley, from Arrowhead to East Vail. Whether you are looking for a condo rental for two or a multi-family home, we have you covered. Check out our specials and book your Vail vacation today!

Dec 15 23

5 Things to Do in Vail for Non-Skiers

Lamp post point to different attractions in Vail: things to do in Vail for non-skiers

Lamp post point to different attractions in Vail: things to do in Vail for non-skiersThe Vail Ski Resort is one of the top places to ski in the country, but our mountain town offers much more beyond the slopes! Whether you are looking for a break from the slopes or want to try something new, there are plenty of things to do in Vail for non-skiers. Choose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties to host your winter getaway and stay in the heart of Vail!

1. Explore Vail and Lionshead Village

One of the most magical winter activities is strolling through the Bavarian-style villages surrounding Vail. Explore Vail Village and discover fantastic shopping, dining, and entertainment! Then hop on the free bus to Lionshead Village and enjoy the old-world European charm during your exploration. We recommend checking out the ice skating rinks here: Alderhof Ice Rink and Solaris Plaza Ice Rink!

2. Enjoy Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing

Slow down this winter and explore the Vail backcountry on our snowshoe and cross-country ski trails. Visit the Vail Nordic Center and enjoy 17km of groomed trails in the heart of town, or head to the Vail Pass Recreation Area and discover 55,000 acres of backcountry trails!

3. Sign Up for Snowmobiling Tours

Experience exhilarating winter exploration with a guided snowmobile tour. Vail Backcountry Tours offers the most convenient option just across the street from Vail Mountain. Take in views of breathtaking terrain and stop at a private yurt for a beverage and a snack. 

4. See Vail from a New Perspective

Sign up for a sleigh or gondola ride and see Vail from a new perspective this winter! Cozy up on a horse-drawn sleigh ride with Bearcat Stables or 4 Eagle Ranch and enjoy majestic Vail Valley views while sipping on your favorite beverage. We also recommend the Winter Scenic Gondola Ride for breathtaking views of the Gore Range!

5. Relax with a Spa Treatment

Indulge in luxury this winter with a revitalizing Vail spa treatment! The RockResorts Spa at The Lodge at Vail offers fantastic alpine-inspired treatments for your getaway. Choose from facials, massages, body treatments, facial sculpting, waxing, and more. 

Book Your Winter Getaway in Vail, Colorado

Plan your winter getaway with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and discover the best things to do in Vail for non-skiers. We offer the best Beaver Creek and Vail vacation home rentals in a wide selection of private homes and condos to suit everyone’s needs. Whether you are looking for a one-bedroom condo for couples or a five-bedroom home for your extended family, we have you covered!

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!

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