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Nov 24 21

Visit Vail Colorado this Winter for an Epic Ski Vacation

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Photo of people skiing during Vail Colorado winter

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.

Oct 25 21

Unwind with a Wellness Retreat in Colorado

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Photo of candles and towels at a spa for the perfect wellness retreat in Colorado.

Photo of candles and towels at a spa for the perfect wellness retreat in Colorado.It’s finally time to kick off the long-anticipated cold weather and snowy slopes at the nation’s most popular ski mountain. Vail, Colorado brings in thousands of visitors each year to experience world-class skiing on more than 5,000 acres of terrain. But, what makes Vail unique is the diversity of activities and attractions you can’t find anywhere else. Vail is also home to destination spas for the perfect wellness retreat in Colorado. Spend your days on legendary slopes and then unwind at a nearby spa for the perfect vacation in Vail.

Stay with us at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, and you will have easy access to Vail’s winter playground with our ski-in and ski-out lodging options. And our luxury properties are the ideal place to relax after a day of winter activities in Vail.

Local Revival Massage

One of the best ways to soothe sore muscles after a day of skiing is to get a massage from Local Revival Massage. Besides soothing physical ailments, massages also have incredible mental benefits, such as reducing stress and anxiety. Several massages are available to suit your needs, including deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, Swedish massage, and more that you can read about here.

The Spa at Dryland Vail

Visit the first spa in Vail during your wellness retreat in Colorado for a variety of massages, facials, and other specialty services. Your spa service also includes access to hot tubs, saunas, and steam rooms for the ultimate day of relaxation. The hot stone massage at the Spa at Dryland Vail is an excellent way to warm up and melt away tension from a day on the slopes. And if you are looking for an energizing glow, then opt for the Haus signature facial. 

Bubbles Day Spa

Bubbles Day Spa is located in nearby Avon, about ten minutes from Vail. Facials and massages are the most popular options at this day spa, but they also offer body treatments, waxing, and chemical peels. Choose a Bubbles signature massage or opt for the ultimate relaxation with their luxury massages. Try the unique warm candle massage where warm massage oils are used to leave your skin feeling silky. 

Colorado Wellness Retreat with Berkshire HathawayPhoto of a living room inside a property at Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices

Berkshire Hathaway is the best choice for privacy and luxury while vacationing in the Vail area. When you choose us to host your vacation, you will have the best access to skiing, snowboarding, restaurants, nightlife, and shopping. Our homes and condominiums offer plenty of space and privacy to continue your wellness retreat in Colorado. Relax in front of the fireplace for the perfect way to end a rejuvenating day at one of the local spas. If you have any questions about the area or our rental properties then don’t hesitate to reach out at 970-476-3800.

Sep 9 21

Best Restaurants in Vail Colorado for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Photo of two people with wine glasses at one of the best restaurants in vail coloradoAs summer comes to an end in Vail, it’s only a matter of time before the mountain village is flooded with people looking to ski the legendary slopes. The neighborhoods of Vail are just as legendary as the slopes, with an expansive collection of incredible restaurants featuring dishes from around the world. There are endless places to refuel in the village after a day on the slopes. So we have narrowed down the list with some of the best restaurants in Vail Colorado. And our vacation rentals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices are the best place to stay throughout the Vail area. Take your tastebuds on a trip around the world when you visit Vail and discover for yourself why the area is a foodies paradise.   

Start the Day with a Hearty Breakfast 

An important note to keep in mind is that a free transportation service runs through the Vail area for easy access to restaurants without having to drive anywhere! 

  • The Little Diner: The Little Diner is a favorite spot for breakfast among locals and tourists alike. The homemade breakfast classics and regional specialties are often regarded as the best in town! The breakfast menu includes crepes, breakfast burritos, omelets, breakfast sandwiches, and hearty platters. But, the must-try item on the menu is the authentic German-style pancakes called pannekoeken. 
  • Vintage: Vintage is a classic French-style brasserie that looks like it’s straight off a street in Paris. The mouthwatering French dishes are a must-stop for a taste of Europe in Vail. We recommend the galette dishes, puff pastries with delicious breakfast foods inside, such as the Croque madame galette with egg, gruyere cheese, French cured ham, and bechamel. You can find the complete brunch menu here

Take a Break and Refuel for Lunch

  • Mountain Standard: Mountain Standard is a unique restaurant that uses the oldest cooking style to create homemade meals. The food is cooked over an open and live wood fire to bring out bold and rustic flavors. We recommend the Eaton Ranch cheeseburger made with locally sourced beef just down the road from Vail. Browse the lunch menu here to discover all the delicious dishes at Mountain Standard.
  • La Bottega: Continue your trip around the food world with lunch at the Italian restaurant of La Bottega. Experience the vibrant flavors of Italian cuisine and pair it with a drink from the wine bar. The menu includes subs, specialty sandwiches, paninis, stone oven pizza, and of course, pasta. 

The Best Restaurants in Vail Colorado for Dinner

  • Sweet Basil: Sweet Basil is the most popular restaurant in Vail and a popular spot for dinner since the 1970s. This restaurant blends fine dining with creative American cuisine and an expansive wine list. Keep it light with the duck and ricotta ravioli or treat yourself to perfectly cooked Alaskan halibut. And it is essential to pair your meal with a high-quality wine. Sweet Basil is the best restaurant in Vail for a high-end dinner in the mountains. 
  • Matsuhisa: Matsuhisa brings the flavors of Japan to Vail with premier sushi and sashimi. The fresh, authentic flavors from renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa are the secret behind the success. Signature dishes here include yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno, black cod miso, and white fish tiradito. Visit Matsuhisa for dinner and enjoy the best sushi in town.

The Best Vail Vacation Home Rentalsphoto of a vacation rental property near some of the best restaurants in vail colorado

The vacation rentals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices are the perfect destination to host your getaway. Spend the day on the slopes and check out the best restaurants in Vail, Colorado, to enjoy delicious food from around the world. Browse our beautiful properties here and call us at 970-476-3800 if you have any questions.

Aug 5 21

Travel Like a Local: Visit the Vail Famers’ Market

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Photo of person browsing homemade jewelry at a Vail farmers market

Photo of person browsing homemade jewelry at a Vail farmers marketOne of the best ways to experience the distinct culture in a new place is by visiting a farmers market. Farmers Markets are a way for people to gather and share their products with the community. The Vail Farmers Market is no different, with over 140 tents featuring local produce, art, jewelry, clothing, handmade soap, sustainable goods, and more. This market is the best place to buy delicious food and see incredible artwork from local artisans. At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, we have luxury homes available for rent right in Vail Village so that you will have easy access to the market and other attractions. So, visit Vail, stop at the farmers market, and discover why it has been a favorite gathering place for 20 years. 

Vail Farmers’ Market Vendors

The Vail Farmers Market takes place from June to October on East Meadow Drive every Sunday from 9:30 am-3:30 pm. Read on below to learn more about some of the vendors you can stop at:

These are only a handful of the vendors you can find at Vail Farmers Market. Browse all of the vendors by category here

Vail Village Condo Rentals: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

We offer a broad range of condos and homes throughout the Vail and Beaver Creek region. After spending a day at the Vail Farmers Market, you can return to your nearby property in Vail Village with Berkshire Hathaway. The Vail Trails East is a one-bedroom condo, ideal for couples or small groups. On the contrary, the Plaza Lodge is a luxurious five-bedroom condo perfect for family vacations. Browse all of our properties here and call us at 970-476-3800 if you have any questions.

Mar 9 21

Reasons to Book Your Vail Vacation Rentals Sooner than Later

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A stunning interior view of one of BHHS' many Vail vacation rentals.

A stunning interior view of one of BHHS' many Vail vacation rentals.Although it may seem like the Vail ski area is only busy during the winter months, we at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices have a good feeling that there will be a gamut of outdoor enthusiasts yearning for a much-needed reprieve from cabin fever. Furthermore, even if you don’t plan on visiting the Centennial State during the warmer seasons, it’s still not a bad idea to make a reservation at least six months in advance. As we prepare for another summer, we’ll begin looking forward to providing a basecamp for those seeking summer bliss in the Rockies. Staying at one of our Vail vacation rentals is an excellent way to kick off the sunny season, so don’t get stuck waiting in line, hoping for an opening when you can book now!

5 Reasons to Reserve Your Vail Vacation Rental Now

Advance travel booking in the Vail ski area—even during summer—will provide a wealth of benefits. So while you might feel like an overbearing control freak, having your reservations in place well ahead of time is genuinely a best practice. Not only will you save time, but you’ll also save money. To help you further realize the advantages of early booking, we’ll share five excellent reasons why you should reserve your Vail vacation rental today.

  • Reduce preventable mistakes or miscommunication, particularly when traveling with another group or children.
  • Gain an advantage over the other vacationers eagerly seeking a Vail vacation rental
  • The quicker we know when you’ll arrive, the better we can accommodate any requests or special needs you may have. 
  • Local vacation specials and deals sometimes occur during popular times. Early booking allows you to take advantage of such discounts. 
  • You’ll have an incredible Colorado vacation to look forward to during the months ahead!

Luxury Home Rentals in Colorado: An Elite Mountain Retreat

A look at a traditional streetlight with arrows pointing to various attractions in Vail, Colorado.While it may feel overzealous to book several months to a year in advance, very few people regret doing so. We’re not asking you to drop what you’re doing and make a reservation now, but if you’re serious about securing the dates and lodging options you desire, then we highly recommend doing so shortly. Vail vacation rentals will be a hot commodity this summer, so we implore you to make it a priority. For more information or to make a timely reservation, please visit our properties page or call 800-571-0055.

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