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November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving all of us here at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera in the Vail Valley!

Warmest wishes for a safe, happy and healthy holiday celebrated with family,
friends and a bountiful table! Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.

With Thanksgiving Dinner at Mirador Restaurant at The Lodge, you can make this Thanksgiving holiday a truly memorable day by joining us for a delicious feast, featuring a cozy ambiance and world-class views.

To read more about The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera’s Thanksgiving feast, click here.

If you’re visiting Edwards, Colorado for the holiday, don’t miss the 33rd Annual Beaver Creek Tree Lighting on Friday, November 29. Get to the mountain early to enjoy live music, a visit by Santa, fireworks and a figure skating performance at 5:00 PM, before the ceremony!

Hit the slopes while you’re in town for Thanksgiving or the holiday season! Great places to ski in Colorado are  minutes from our resort. Click here for more on the local ski scene and our private clubs at both mountains.

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera hopes you enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, whether you’ll be joining us for dinner and overnight stay or spending the day at home with friends and family.

Visit our website to book your 2013 holiday stay. We would love to welcome you this season!

Angling to Fish the Eagle River? Book our Colorado Fly Fishing Trips with Fly Fishing Outfitters!

A truly year-round activity, fly fishing in the Vail Valley is an angler’s dream! Colorado fly fishing trips on the Eagle, Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers are especially incredible in the late fall and early winter when the action never stops!

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is proud to partner with Fly Fishing Outfitters in Avon, CO, two-time winner of Orvis Endorsed Outfitter of the Year, to bring you special pricing on guided Colorado fly fishing trips. Winter fly fishing trip packages include transportation, 4 hours (half-day) or 8 hours (full-day) of fishing and feature a savings of 25% off summer rates.

Book an early or mid-week stay and enjoy a day on the river with no crowds, hungry trout and some of the best guides in Colorado!

2013/2014 Winter Guided Trip Pricing*
Half Day Wade (1 person) - $250.00 (can add lunch + $20) 

Half Day Wade (2:1 ratio) - $160.00 per person (can add lunch + $20/person)

Half Day Wade (3:1 ratio) - $125.00 per person (can add lunch + $20/person)
Full Day Wade (1 person) - $315.00 (includes lunch)

Full Day Wade (2:1 ratio) - $200.00 per person (includes lunch)

Half Day Float (1 person) - $325.00 (can add lunch +$20)

Full Day Float (1 person) - $400.00 (includes Lunch)

Half Day Float (2 person) - $200.00 Per person – max 2 per boat (can add lunch + $20/person)
Full Day Float (2 person) - $250.00 Per person – max 2 per boat (includes lunch)

Click here to book your stay at our fly fishing resort in the Vail Valley.
Click here to visit the Fly Fishing Outfitters official website.

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera hopes to welcome you for a fly fishing trip near Beaver Creek!

*Does not include guide gratuity. Fishing outings take place in all weather conditions, rain or shine

Enjoy an Elegant Thanksgiving Dinner in the Vail Valley at Mirador

Don’t forget to place your order for our Thanksgiving Dinner To Go by tomorrow, November 13th!

Join us for a multi-course Thanksgiving feast in the Vail Valley's Mirador Restaurant here at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera on November 28, 2013. Enjoy a decedent spread featuring classic Thanksgiving dishes with our signature twist.

Mirador Restaurant Thanksgiving 2013 Menu

First CourseChoose One
Butternut Squash Soup
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Crème Fraiche

Arugula & Fennel Salad
Pancetta, Apples, Toasted Pecans, Maple Champagne Vinaigrette

Main CourseChoose One
Brined & Roasted Turkey Breast
Giblet Gravy, Cranberry Orange Relish

Garlic Rubbed Roasted Prime Rib
Au Jus, Horseradish Sour Cream

Seafood Stuffed Sole
Crab, Shrimp, Brown Butter Buerre Blanc

SidesChoose Two (served with main course)
Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes with House Made Marshmallow
Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes
Corn Bread Dressing with Chicken Apple Sausage
Roasted Root Vegetables with Rosemary and Sage
Truffled Haricot Vert “Casserole”
Wild Mushrooms, Fried Shallots

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts
Sherry and Applewood Smoked Bacon

DessertChoose One
Pumpkin Cheesecake
House-Spun Caramel Ice Cream, Bourbon Vanilla Chantilly Cream

Cranberry & Date Tart
Streusel topped, Whipped Mascarpone, Port Reduction

Wine pairings to be determined.

Our Thanksgiving Dinner in the Vail Valley is $65 per person and $25 for children 10 and under.  To reserve your spot at our Thanksgiving table, please call 970-569-6361. The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera looks forward to welcoming you for the holiday.

Beaver Creek & Vail Mountains - Two of the Best Places to Ski in Colorado are Nearby!

Snow season has already show it is alive and well with the pre-Halloween inches it sprinkled over the Vail Valley, however, the real winter fun is set to begin for skiers and snowboarders later this month as two of the best place to ski in Colorado: Beaver Creek Mountain and Vail Mountain, celebrate their opening days.

Vail Mountain
November 22nd, 2013
Vail Mountain, the largest ski resort in the U.S., offers terrific Colorado skiing for beginners, novice and advanced skiers. Covering 5,289 acres it features seven miles of mountain front, three terrain parks, seven back bowls and so much more.

Beaver Creek Mountain
November 27, 2013
Skiing the trails at Beaver Creek Mountain is just one of the events and activities available during opening weekend! In addition to great skiing for beginners, families and kids, Beaver Creek Mountain is hosting the World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition, Gingerbread House Competition and Annual Tree Lighting ceremony to mark the beginning of its 34th year.

Click here for more on the winter activities that await you at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera.

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera hopes you enjoy the 2013 - 2014 ski season in the Vail Valley. Don’t forget to check out our private mountain clubs at the base of Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains.

With some of the best places to ski in Colorado just minutes from our luxurious mountainside resort and great savings through our ski package - Cordillera Skier’s Dream -  there’s no better reason to plan your Beaver Creek or Vail ski getaway soon!

To view our ski lodging discounts near Beaver Creek or book your visit, click here.