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Jan 25 23

Things to Do in Avon, Colorado

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Photo of water by Avon Colorado during the summer: one of the most popular things to do in Avon Colorado

Photo of water by Avon Colorado during the summer: one of the most popular things to do in Avon ColoradoKnown as the “Heart of the Valley,” Avon Colorado is an excellent base camp for your Vail adventures year-round. Whether you are looking to shred legendary slopes or hike through the Rocky Mountains, there are endless things to do in Avon, Colorado. Choose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to host your getaway and stay in one of our luxury Avon vacation rentals. Spend less time traveling, stay close to the action, and uncover endless Colorado adventures outside your front door!

Beaver Creek Resort

Avon is located at the base of Beaver Creek Resort. During the winter, you can access 1785 skiable acres, kids’ activity zones, cross-country skiing, and ice skating. When the weather warms up, the resort offers hiking, golfing, wine excursions, mountain tours, biking, tennis, fly fishing, and horseback riding. Stay close to the slopes and enjoy easy access to the resort year-round!

Harry A. Nottingham Park

Outdoor lovers will have plenty of activities to choose from at Nottingham Park. Take a walk, hang out at the beach, fish for trout, play a game of tennis, or enjoy a picnic in the park. We recommend spending the afternoon ice skating on the lake if you are visiting in winter.

Walking Mountains Science Center

Explore nature and learn about our unique mountain environment with Walking Mountains Science Center. Join their free guided snowshoe and hiking tours for a fun and educational day on the mountains.

Avon Recreation Center

The Avon Recreation Center offers 400,000 square feet of indoor fun, featuring pools, a lazy river, a water slide, a sauna, an aerobics studio, cardio equipment, a weight room, and a yoga studio. This is one of the best things to do in Avon, Colorado, for the entire family!

Vail Valley Escape Room

Gather your group and see if you have what it takes to solve the Vail Valley Escape Room. Experience interactive adventures like the Marble Mountain Mystery room, where your group will look for missing gold. 

Bubbles Day Spa

After a day skiing or hiking, let your aches and pains melt away at an Avon spa. Head to Bubbles Day Spa and sign up for a massage or facial!

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Discover all the things to do in Avon, Colorado, right outside your front door when you stay with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. We offer three Avon vacation rentals in the Canyon Run area and one property in our luxury Greenbriar units. Stay in the two-bedroom Greenbriar 14 condo, and you will be within walking distance of the Avon Recreation Center and Nottingham Park. And if these properties don’t meet your criteria, browse all of our vacation rentals in Vail Valley.

Dec 9 22

Winter Activities: Vail Ice Skating Guide

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Photo of two pairs of ice skates enjoying Vail ice skating

Photo of two pairs of ice skates enjoying Vail ice skatingAfter 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.

Alderhof Ice Rink

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!

Solaris Plaza Ice Rink

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. 

John A. Dobson Ice Arena

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!

Avon Ice Skating

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. 

Beaver Creek Village Ice Skating

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 Pool and Ice Rink

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 Village Luxury Vacation Homes

No matter which village you stay in this winter, you can always find Vail ice skating rinks nearby. Discover the best Vail luxury vacation home rentals with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices today!

Nov 15 22

A Guide to Lionshead Village in Vail

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Panoramic view of Lionshead Village in Vail

Panoramic view of Lionshead Village in VailVail is one of the most sought-after winter destinations in the country, offering world-class skiing and charming villages that look straight out of the set of a Hallmark movie. One of the most picturesque options is Lionshead, a Bavarian-inspired village lined with picturesque cobblestone streets. After a day on the slopes, explore the restaurants, shops, and activities available in Lionshead Village, such as:

Restaurants in Lionshead Village

Lionshead Village offers fantastic restaurant options, whether you are looking for fine dining or something casual.

  • Vail Chophouse: This slopeside restaurant offers spectacular mountain views, live music, and upscale dining. Their menu features prime steaks, fresh seafood, and signature cocktails.
  • Montauk Seafood Grill: Enjoy fresh seafood in the heart of the mountains at Montauk with options like lobster, salmon, trout, Alaskan crab, and sea scallops.
  • Garfinkel’s: If you are looking for a laidback place for apres-ski food and drinks, we recommend stopping at this local’s favorite dining spot. 
  • The Little Diner: Start your day at this legendary Vail breakfast spot and sample the family recipe for yourself! You can expect items like omelets, breakfast platters, pancakes, crepes, and breakfast sandwiches. 

Lionshead Village Activities

The most popular winter activity in Lionshead Village is ice skating at the Alderhof Ice Rink. This ice rink is open daily, with equipment rentals available on-site. The village is also a short walk away from the Eagle Bahn gondola, which takes you straight to the slopes of Vail Mountain. Families looking for an afternoon activity can stop at Imagination Station, a hands-on children’s museum with fun workshops and activities. 

Explore the Lionshead Shops

Stroll through Lionshead Village and explore the stores and boutiques that line the streets. Discover beautiful jewelry showcasing Native American designs at Dakota Craftsman. Or shop for outdoor apparel at Helly Hanson and Outdoor Divas. Browse all of the stores and boutiques available in the village here.

Lionshead Village Vacation RentalsPhoto of Berkshire condo in Lionshead Village during winter

Stay right in the heart of Lionshead Village with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. We offer over 20 vacation rentals in Lionshead, ranging from two to five bedrooms. Our properties put you within walking distance of the slopes, shops, and restaurants. Book your winter getaway in Vail today!

Oct 21 22

How to Get from Denver to Vail During Winter

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Photo of a car on a snowy road traveling from Denver to Vail

Photo of a car on a snowy road traveling from Denver to VailWith the Vail ski season right around the corner, travelers are already thinking about their next epic winter getaway. If you’ve never visited our mountain town before, you may be wondering about the easiest way to get here. Most people decide to fly to the Denver International Airport and make the two-hour trip on land from Denver to Vail. There are many ways to get here, whether you want to rent a car, take the shuttle, or enjoy a private SUV. However, you get to Vail, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has the perfect vacation home waiting for your arrival!

Epic Mountain Express

The Epic Mountain Express offers a shuttle service from the Denver International Airport to Vail throughout the year. This is one of the most affordable and convenient travel options taking just over three hours. If you are looking for private, luxury transportation services, you can take advantage of Premier Mountain Express. This option offers a personal chauffeur service in an SUV or charter van. 

Berkshire Hathaway guests will receive a 10% to 20% discount on transportation using our code 30755 during checkout.

Bustang Bus

The cheapest way to get from Denver to Vail is the bus through the Colorado Department of Transportation system. Bustang departs from the Union Station in downtown Denver to the Vail Transportation Center. The Bustang West Line offers the easiest route to get you to Vail in 2.5 hours, traffic permitting. Once you have arrived at the Transportation Center, you can use the Eagle County bus or rent a car to get to your vacation rental.

Car Rental

If you want the freedom to get to Vail on your own schedule, we recommend renting a car from the Denver Airport. Keep in mind that Vail Village is car-free, but luckily many of our vacation rentals offer on-site parking. The drive is around 100 miles on I-70 and can get quite busy during winter. Renting a car provides a fantastic opportunity to take things slow and explore the charming mountain towns along the way. Some of the most popular pit stops include the charming cities of Golden and Georgetown.

Stay at Our Vail Luxury Vacation Home Rentals 

However you want to travel from Denver to Vail, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has the perfect property waiting for you! We offer a wide selection of Vail vacation home rentals with a broad range of property types, amenities, and locations. So, whether you are looking for a luxury multi-family home or a slopeside condo, we have something for everyone. Book your winter getaway in Vail today!

Sep 23 22

Things to Do in Beaver Creek, Colorado

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Aerial view of Beaver Creek village: the top thing to do in beaver creek colorado

Aerial view of Beaver Creek village: the top thing to do in beaver creek coloradoA vacation in Vail is a bucket list experience for many travelers, and you won’t want to miss out on exploring the charming towns nestled in the Valley while you’re here. From Lionshead Village to Avon and Beaver Creek, there are several mountain towns to explore during your getaway. Today we will focus on Beaver Creek, a family-oriented village offering a more relaxed mountain experience.

 

Whether you want to ski at one of the top resorts in Colorado, hike the backcountry, or visit local galleries, there are endless things to do in Beaver Creek, Colorado, throughout the year. Stay with us at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and choose one of our Beaver Creek vacation rentals to access these local attractions easily:

Beaver Creek Resort

Beaver Creek Resort may be known for its skiing, but there are plenty of other ways to have fun on the mountain throughout the seasons. 

Winter

Beaver Creek Resort offers skiing for all ages and abilities on over 160 trails on the mountain. Families love Beaver Creek, thanks to the beginner and intermediate trails and helpful ski lessons. Adults and kids alike have access to world-class instructors that will help you learn the techniques to conquer the trails. In addition to skiing, winter also offers an ice skating rink and nordic center for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Summer

Beaver Creek Resort continues the fun into the summer season. The Summer Adventure Center offers a bungee trampoline, gondola rides, climbing walls, mini golf, and gem panning. Summer also re-opens the world-renowned Beaver Creek Golf Club. Other summer activities include hiking, mountain biking, tennis, fly fishing, and horseback riding. 

Beaver Creek Village

At the center of Beaver Creek, you will find an alpine village to explore year-round. These are the top experiences around the village that you can check out during your Colorado vacation:

  • The village is a top spot for apres-ski and local dining. There is a Beaver Creek restaurant for everyone, whether you are looking for a date night spot, a casual eatery, or the perfect cocktail bar.
  • Shop in Beaver Creek Village at one of the fashion boutiques, jewelry stores, art galleries, winter gear outfitters, or souvenir shops.
  • As you explore the village, enjoy our newest art installation, Beaver Creek Wonder. This includes oversized sculptures that offer fantastic photo opportunities for your getaway. 
  • The Vilar Performing Arts Center is the top spot for year-round entertainment with concerts, comedy, dance, film, and family-friendly shows.

Beaver Creek Vacation RentalsPhoto inside Beaver Creek vacation rental with Berkshire Hathaway

Discover all the best things to do in Beaver Creek, Colorado, when you choose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to host your getaway. We offer over 20 luxury vacation rentals in Beaver Creek, ranging from one to five bedrooms. Many of our properties are ski in/ski out, so you can conveniently access the slopes and village at Beaver Creek. Plan your mountain getaway today!

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