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May 2014

Plan His Best Day Yet with our Things to do for Father’s Day in Vail

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera It’s that time of year again to honor that special man in your life.  Whether it’s the man that has always been there for you or the man that is always there for your children, we’ve got some great ideas for things to do for Father’s Day in Vail.  Have you made those plans yet?  

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera nestled amongst the Rocky Mountains is the perfect place to send dad for a relaxing and refreshing retreat.  Treat dad to a day or weekend away and why not go along too and reap in on those benefits as well.

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera has the following great packages that dad would love:

Cordillera Orvis Fly Fishing Package - 2 people

  • Discounted lodging
  • Discounted full day Fly Fishing wading trip for each guest for each day of the stay or a half-day Fly Fishing float trip.
  • Includes round trip transportation, Orvis fly rod & reel, Orvis breathable waders & boots, terminal tackle and flies.

Cordillera Stay & Play Package

  • 20% off our best available room rates
  • Golf - One complimentary round at the Dave Pelz Short Course, then one round per day, per guest at any of the acclaimed Cordillera courses.

More information on our resort and activities dad can enjoy can be found on our website.  Reservations may be booked online or by calling 866.560.2762.

Here are some more things to do for Father’s Day in Vail:

King of the Mountain

Vail Farmers Market & Art Show

BMW National Car Club Show


Happy Father's Day!

Plan Your Summer Vacation with Us Where There’s Lots of Things for Kids to Do in Vail

So you’re planning your summer vacation.  You’ve always wanted to take a trip to Colorado and experience the majestic Rocky Mountains.  You know there are plenty of things for grown-ups to do in these great outdoors but what about the kids? Not to worry, there are lots of things for kids to do in Vail.  They’ll have the time of their life and memories to last a lifetime!

                         Horseback Riding                                     River Rafting

                               Bearcat Stables                                                              AVA
                            Beaver Creek Stables                                       Colorado River Guides
                                  Vail Stables                                                       Colorado River Runs

 Plain Old Fun

Adventure Ridge
Beaver Creek Mini Golf, Bungee Tramp and Climbing Wall
Imagination Station Children's Museum
                      Summer Gondola                     

Plan your summer vacation at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera where there are lots of things for kids to do in Vail and the surrounding Colorado area.  Plan some time for yourself while you’re at it.  Let the kids attend Cordy’s Camp while you take a day at the Spa and pamper yourself or how about an amazing golf course adventure for a day?  Whatever your summer involves, there is always something here at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera for all family members.  Visit our website for more information on our resort and our specials and packages or call 1.866.560.2762 to book your accommodations now.         

Don’t Miss Out on This Year’s Go Pro Mountain Games in Vail!

The country’s largest mountain sport competition is scheduled to be held June 5th – 8th 2014.  This celebration of mountain lifestyle draws more than 3,000 athletes and about 53,000 observers.  The GoPro Mountain Games in Vail encompasses more than 25 sports, art and music fields for both the professional and amateur.  More than $100K in prize money will be given away. 

Several event venues for the different sports are utilized such as Golden Peak, Vail Mountain, Solaris Plaza, Vail Pass, Homestake Creek and Lionshead Village.  Some of this summer’s events include:

Kayaking, rafting, biking, World Cup Bouldering, climbing, fly fishing, stand up paddling, running, dog comps, the Ultimate Mountain Challenge, a mountain photography competition, adventure film school, film festival, an interactive exhibition and demo area, live music, and mountain lifestyle parties along with free concerts, adventure flix, eye candy and Gear Town!

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera situated on the mountaintop overlooking the magnificent Vail Valley is only about 30 minutes from these events. Why not take some time after the exhilarating days at the Go Pro Mountain Games to relax and unwind at the Cordillera Spa, offering 11 treatment rooms, a full service spa and salon, with indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs. 

Be sure and check out our website for more information on our resort and our packages and specials that are available now to help you save on your stay.  

 Good luck at the games!

The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail – the Highest Gardens in the Country

The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, named in honor of the former first lady Betty Ford in 1988, is a public garden situated in the Rocky Mountains.  It is the highest garden in the United States containing a fully documented collection of an array of beautiful high elevation plants.  It contains rock gardens, waterfalls, and breathtaking perennial beds. 

Their mission is “To deepen understanding and promote conservation of alpine plants and fragile mountain environments.” with a vision “To be the premier alpine botanical garden in the world.”  Offering educational programs, mountain hikes, tours, classes and exhibits are all part of the experience here.

Admission to the gardens is free for visitors and open year round with a peak flower season from June – August. 

Guided Tours are available from 10:30 am – 11:30 am on the following days:
May 26th, May 29th, May 31st, June 2nd, June 5th, June 7th and June 9th. 

Upcoming Special Events

May 19th at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Garden Volunteer Orientation 

May 22nd at 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Butterfly Launch at Lower Lawn Ford Park 

Jun 9th at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children’s Drop In Program 

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is located only 20 mintues from the unique Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail.  If your planning your trip to Vail make sure you include this amazing site and visit our website to view our specials and packages page to help you save on your trip.