Aug 19 22

Experience the Magic of Fall in Vail, Colorado

Photo of fall foliage during fall in vail

Photo of fall foliage during fall in vailMost people save their Vail vacations for winter, looking to shred the slopes at one of the best ski resorts in the country. However, Vail is beautiful year-round, and you don’t have to wait till winter to experience the best of Vail. Fall is the perfect time to visit Vail; when the crowds die down, there is a comfortable chill in the air, and the scenery is as beautiful as ever. The colorful yellow leaves of the mountains offer the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventures like hiking, biking, horseback riding, and fishing. Fall in Vail may be short-lived, but it provides one of the best times to visit our Colorado mountain town. Stay with us at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and stay close to the action in one of our luxury vacation rentals.

Adventurous Activities

Fall in Vail offers an excellent opportunity to get on the trails with hiking and mountain biking adventures. If you are a family visiting Vail, we recommend the Lost Lake Trail, which offers a level footpath and rewards hikers with views of Piney Peak. The Upper Piney River Falls Trail is the most popular fall hike, around six miles long, and offers some of the best views in Vail.

Explore even more trails this fall with mountain biking adventures. You can find the most extensive mountain bike trails on Vail Mountain, where you can take a gondola ride to the trails. Discover our favorite Vail Mountain Biking trail on our blog.

Fall Festivals in Vail

Fall also brings some of the best events and festivals to our town. In fact, the Vail Oktoberfest has been named among the country’s top ten greatest Oktoberfest celebrations! Our German-style alpine village offers the perfect place to drink beer, listen to music, and celebrate autumn. Join us for traditional Bavarian music, bratwurst eating competitions, and of course, tasty beer.

Or embrace your true lumberjack spirit at the Man of the Cliff event in Avon, Colorado. This one-day festival will have everyone wearing flannel as they sip on craft brews and watch keg tossing competitions.

Fall Fishing in Vail

Fall is a beautiful time to take advantage of the weather and get outside for fly fishing. As the summer crowds dwindle and the weather cools down, fly fishing is at its best. The Eagle, Colorado, and Roaring Fork rivers offer limitless opportunities to catch trout with wade or float trips. Cast your line on your own or consult a local expert who will take you to the best local fishing spots. Outfitters like Gore Creek Fly Fisherman and Vail Valley Anglers offer everything you need for a successful day on the water. 

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Plan your Colorado mountain getaway today and experience the magic of fall in Vail. Whether you want to hike vibrant fall foliage trails or visit us during Oktoberfest, there is something for everyone this season! Choose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to host your getaway and enjoy more space together in one of our Vail vacation rentals.

Jul 15 22

Experience the Thrill of Vail Mountain Biking

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Photo of bikers backs enjoying Vail mountain bikingYou may think the best time to visit Vail is during the winter, but summertime in Vail offers just as much exhilarating fun. During summer, the ski trails on Vail Mountain transform into an impressive network of biking trails. So, whether you are a seasoned mountain biker or are trying the sport for the first time, there are plenty of trails that cater to every age and ability. Choose Berkshire Hataway HomeServices to host your Vail vacation and unwind in one of our spacious rentals after a day of adventures. Read on to learn more about our favorite Vail mountain biking trails!

Mountain Bike Rentals in Vail, CO

To avoid the hassle of transporting your bikes during vacation, we recommend renting a mountain bike in Vail. Venture Sports offers a complete collection of mountain bike rentals in Avon and Vail Village. They also offer guided bike rides with local experts if you are not comfortable hitting the trails on your own.

Vail Ski Resort Biking Trails

The most extensive collection of mountain biking trails is accessible from Vail Mountain. Many bikers take the Gondola One or Eagle’s Nest Gondolas to access the trails without biking up the mountain. You can also rent a bike at the ski resort to conveniently access the trails. Here are a few of the top tracks you can access from the gondolas:

  • Grand Traverse: This five-mile moderate Vail bike trail offers one of the most popular rides on the mountain. After departing from the Eagle Bahn Gondola, you will ride through the Game Creek bowl, past pine forests, mountain views, and flower meadows.
  • Golden Gate Trail: If you are searching for an easy and fun trail on the mountain, then take Gondola One to access Golden Gate. This two-mile trail offers a 1,000-foot descent with fast straightaways and fun twisty sections. 
  • Radio-Flyer: One of the most popular and exhilarating trails in Vail is Radio-Flyer. You will descend for over two miles on rollers and endless whoop-dee-doos. 

More Vail Mountain Biking Trails

If you are looking for longer rides away from the crowds of Vail mountain, there are several options for you! Bike over twelve miles of paths on the North Trail section and enjoy switchbacks, aspens, and wildflowers. The Meadow Mountain Loop offers similar views on a ten-mile trail with a more challenging climb. Speaking of challenges, if you are up for the ultimate challenge, then Son of a Buffeher is for you! This twenty-mile trail includes 3,000 feet of elevation gain and is not for the faint of heart!

Vail Village Summer Vacation Rentals

Photo of pool outside Beaver Creek Rentals with BerkshireGather your family and friends and get ready to embark on the scenic Vail mountain biking trails this summer. And choose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to host your summer vacation in Vail. Stay close to the action in Vail Village in one of our spacious Colorado condo rentals. Discover our complete list of properties here and find the perfect place to call home during your Vail vacation.

Jun 10 22

Family-Friendly Summer Activities in Vail, CO

Photo of a family biking enjoying summer summer activities in Vail

Photo of a family biking enjoying summer summer activities in VailIf you have a family of adventurers and are searching for the perfect summer destination, look no further than Vail, Colorado! Summertime in Vail is spectacular, with the warm sunshine, clear skies, and plenty of family-oriented fun. Whether you want to ride down exhilarating mountain coasters or bike mountain trails, there are summer activities in Vail for every family member! And Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offers a wide range of family-friendly vacation rentals throughout Vail Valley, so you will have plenty of space to unwind after exploring beautiful Vail. 

Have Fun on Vail Mountain

After the ski season, Vail Mountain transforms into a mecca of summer fun. If you are looking for thrilling adventures, bring your family to Epic Discovery. Take a scenic gondola ride, bounce on the bungee trampoline, fly down the mountain coaster, and soar on the zipline. You can also find the Nature Discovery Center here, where you can learn about natural history and local wildlife. You can join a naturalist for a free nature tour suitable for all ages!

Discover Family Activities at the Alpine Gardens

The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens are the highest alpine gardens in the country and a must-visit in Vail! The area comprises 19 gardens featuring high elevation plants from around the world. There are also great activities the whole family will love, including a children’s garden and daily scavenger hunts.

Explore the Great Outdoors

There are endless ways to get outside and explore the great outdoors with your family in Vail. If you want to embark on a family bike ride, we recommend Gore Creek Trail for a flat and easy ride. If your kids are animal lovers, Vail has several experiences for them. Go horseback riding in the mountains with Vail Stables or take a llama to lunch with Paragon Guides. And for those families that love the water, whitewater rafting with Sage Outdoors offers adrenaline-pumping fun for everyone!

Plan Your Vacation Around the Vail Family Fun Fest

The Vail Family Fun Fest is an annual event that takes place every Saturday in July at Lionshead Village. This free event offers fun for kids of all ages with several contests and group games. This festival is also an excellent way for the kids to learn something new at the Science Tent from local nature educators.

Family Vacation Rentals in Vail, ColoradoPhoto of Berkshire Hathaway living room vail vacation rental

There are endless summer activities in Vail for families seeking adventure in the mountains. After a day of exploration, return to your Vail vacation rental with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Our spacious properties offer plenty of room for your family to spread out whether you are vacationing with five people or twenty. From cooling down in your private pool to cooking meals in the kitchen together, we have the perfect property for your family at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Apr 15 22

An Introduction to Scenic Hiking Trails in Vail

Photo of meadow and mountain views on the hiking trails in Vail

Photo of meadow and mountain views on the hiking trails in VailVail 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

Difficulty: Easy

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.

Booth Creek Falls

Difficulty: Moderate

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 River Waterfall

Difficulty: Moderate

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

Difficulty: Moderate

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.

Gore Lake Trail

Difficulty: Hard

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.

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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!

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