Opening Day in Vail

It’s that time of year again…one day it’s fall, and the next day you’re in the middle of a winter snow storm. Just like that, ski season is upon us. Vail Mountain’s opening day is November 21 which is just one month away. Sitting here on this beautiful fall day, it’s hard to believe how quickly we’ll be in season! Vail has already had two substantial winter storms and snow is back in the forecast this week.

Fall Foliage in the Vail Valley

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, I’m not talking about Christmas. I’m talking about that quiet time between summer and winter when the golden aspen leaves flutter in the sunshine. Vail weather cools off a little, and Mother Nature brings some of the best hiking and biking weather of the year. Think sunny and high 60’s or 70’s during the day, and 40’s at night. Perfect!

Vail Restaurant Week

Foodies rejoice! The second annual Vail Restaurant Week will take place September 26 – October 5, 2014. This “week” is actually 10 days of sumptuous wining and dining throughout Vail and Beaver Creek. All prix fixe menus and specials will be centered around a $20.14 price point. This means you can enjoy some of the best restaurants in Vail at a fraction of their regular prices. I guarantee you our staff will be taking advantage of as many of these deals as we can. Our concierge staff is already studying the offers and picking their favorites!

Lionshead and Vail Oktoberfest

Even though Vail just turned the corner from summer to fall, there is still an impressive line-up of events to look forward to this September and October. The first of these is Vail Oktoberfest which takes place over the span of two weekends in Vail. Vail’s quintessential Bavarian celebration was named among the ten greatest Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States by USA Today. Impressive, right? All the more reason to travel to Vail and check it out for yourself!

Experience the Taste of Vail: April 2-5, 2014

Come enjoy one of Vail's signature food and wine events, during one of the most beautiful times of the season! Taste of Vail showcases more than 30 of Vail's finest chefs and restaurateurs alongside the owners and winemakers from nearly 50 of the countries' top wineries. A variety of seminars take place throughout the weekend, which is headlined by these signature events: Colorado Lamb Cook Off Apres Ski Tasting Mountaintop Picnic (our favorite) Grand Tasting and Auction Lodge at Lionshead is offering 20% off of a 3-night stay that weekend.

Shopping for a Three Bedroom Condo

Even though we don’t have many three bedroom condos in our inventory – only 6 out of a total of 40 rental condominiums  – our owners have managed to upgrade the majority of them to Platinum ratings. We still have one value-priced Gold-rated three bedroom condo, and even it has received some additional upgrades in recent years.  You might be asking yourself, as many of our prospective guests do - what is the difference between a Platinum and a Gold-rated condo?  And who rates these condos?

Dining in Lionshead: Five Minutes to a Full Belly

Ski season is only about a month away. Finally. If you’re not coming out to visit Lodge at Lionshead during this ski season, you should be! Situated just 100 yards from Lionshead Village, we are just outside the lively center of town but close enough that your teens can still run in and grab some ice cream without you sending out a search party. The restaurant list of Lionshead consists of many of the BEST the Valley has to offer. Here are a few of my favorites!

Condo Sizes and Styles for Everyone

Since we’ve been on the subject of booking Vail lodging reservations, I thought I’d give you some more helpful tips. Lodge at Lionshead has a variety of styles and sizes of condos available for vacation rental. There is no “one size fits all” solution. The best condo for you and your group is the one that offers most or all of the things that are important to you. For some, that might be cost. For others, it might be platinum finishes, mountain view or a larger condo so that everyone can have separate sleeping accommodations.


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