Popular November Events in Beaver Creek for the Family

November Events in Beaver Creek

Families looking for fall fun in Vail Valley have delicious and entertaining options.

There is plenty of fun to be had this holiday season in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Fans of this wondrous season are invited to join other holiday enthusiasts this November to welcome in the winter season. If you're unsure of where to begin, check out these two popular family holiday events in the area.

Beaver Creek Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition - November 26th, 2015
The official start of the winter season is a great time to gather with friends, family and neighbors to enjoy some delicious cookies and baked goods. The annual Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition begins around 2 p.m. in Beaver Creek Village with the judging of the entries. While judging is free, cookies are limited, and they tend to go quickly. Be sure to head out early to ensure you get a tasty vote in this year's competition. Winners will be announced on the Fountain Stage shortly after judging is completed and tallied.

Beaver Creek Tree Lighting Ceremony - November 27th, 2015
For many families, the holiday season doesn't truly get underway until the tree is decorated and the lights are turned on. Join other families in welcoming the holiday season to Colorado on November 27th with Beaver Creek's 35th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The fun begins at 4 p.m. with activities and crafts for the whole family. Enjoy other fun activities all evening long until the official Tree Lighting Ceremony begins around 6 p.m. There may even be an appearance from the "Man in Red" himself for the good boys and girls.

After the fun and jubilation of these and other great holiday-related November events in Beaver Creek, The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera welcomes you to enjoy a meal at our award-winning restaurant, The Mirador. After sampling delicious holiday treats in the afternoon, a nice dinner with friends and family could be just the ticket.

Treat Yourself to a Fall Getaway in Colorado!

Save on your fall trip to the Vail Valley and take in the beautiful scenery and outdoor activities, such as fly fishing.

Autumn is officially here and there’s no doubt about it - it’s one of the best times to visit Colorado. The leaves are starting to turn and the crisp mountain air is so refreshing. Take advantage of this beautiful season by spending some time by the Sawatch Range on a fall getaway in Colorado. Our fall special is one you can’t refuse! 

Fall Getaway in ColoradoFall Special

  • 10% off our Best Available Rate
  • $50 resort credit per stay
  • Use promo code FALL15 to book
    *Terms and conditions, along with blackout dates may apply.

During your stay, explore the great outdoors and all it has to offer this time of year. Lace up your boots or saddle up and hit the trails to get up close with nature. If the green is calling your name, grab your clubs and spend the day on our signature golf courses. There are plenty of trout bustling in the streams, making the season the perfect opportunity to go fly fishing with the Fly Fishing Outfitters. If you’re looking for an exciting challenge, the aggressive Streamer trout makes for an action-packed fall fly fishing trip.  

Join us this fall at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. Our peaceful location in the Vail Valley provides some of the best mountain views the Centennial State has to offer and total serenity. After spending the day adventuring outdoors, indulge in a mouth-watering dinner at The Mirador and end the evening with S’mores by our fire pit and a glass of wine from our extensive wine list. Before you leave, stop by The Spa at Cordillera for some pampering and end your fall getaway in Colorado feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. 

To book your stay with our fall special, call (877) 719-4892 or visit our website. This offer is available for a limited time, so don’t wait to reserve your accommodations!

Enjoy Autumn Adventures at the Eagle Ranch Pumpkin Patch

Eagle Ranch Pumpkin Patch

Celebrate the fall season with an afternoon of pumpkin picking in Colorado at Eagle Ranch.

Meet at the Brush Creek Park and Pavilion on October 10th for the most exciting fall event in Eagle, Colorado this season: the Eagle Ranch Pumpkin Patch. In celebration of the changing seasons, there will be a range of exciting events, including the chance to exhibit your creative skills with some fun pumpkin carving or testing the limits of your courage in the Haunted Barn. Kids will enjoy the pony rides, the bouncy castles, a haystack maze and a tricky obstacle course. There are even wagon rides across the grounds of this former working ranch that allow for appreciating the beautiful mountain views in the crisp autumn air. 

Fall-themed food choices include fresh apple cider for quenching your thirst, home-baked goods and a haystack candy grab. Seasonal games for every age group will test a variety of skills and add to the fun. Raffle prizes include the opportunity to win a gigantic pumpkin, so those interested should register immediately. There's even a chance for adults to participate in a silent auction benefiting a local preschool. Be sure to wander through the giant pumpkin patch if you're searching for the perfect pumpkin to take home.

If you're looking for a place to refresh and relax at the end of the festivities, The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera offers guests a mountain refuge. Our expansive property is less than 10 miles from the Brush Creek Park and Pavilion. Your whole family can savor the fresh air and expansive mountain views year-round with activities ranging from fly-fishing in clear mountain streams to cross-country skiing on untouched trails. Make wonderful fall memories this year with a visit to Cordillera and the seasonal festivities at the nearby Eagle Ranch.

Have a Glass & Channel Your Inner Picasso at the Alpine Arts Center!

The Vail Valley has an array of fun and social events this fall at the adult art classes in Edwards.

When fall comes to visit the Vail Valley, you are treated to some of the most magnificent vistas of the entire year. We are excited to see a series of social events in September and October that celebrate this time of year with art and great conversation. Join in the fun of capturing the beauty of the golden aspens, and unleash your inner artist!

Alpine Arts Center

Alpine Arts Center
210 Edwards Village Blvd

Edwards, Colorado

Their upcoming events page has more details on the individual Cocktails and Canvas and Cocktails and Clay classes. You can imagine the fun of capturing the love you have for your beloved pet at the Paint Your Pet class on September 16th or sculpting an Aspen vase on October 24th. 

You are guided by an instructor, and all the tools you'll need are included in the course fee. You will be using acrylic paint as the medium, and the stretched-canvas artwork you've created is yours to keep. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase throughout the evening, and the courses run about 2 1/2 hours. 

The clay courses allow you to demonstrate your creativity and construct a unique sculpture. The sculpting tools, clay, and glazes are already covered in the course fee, and when the course is complete you can take home your masterpiece to put on display.

At The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, we are excited to experience a variety of social and artistic opportunities here in Edwards. We would like to invite you to start your evening off with dinner and drinks at The Mirador restaurant at our lodge. We are proud of our restaurant's award-winning tradition, and you can't beat the views of the Rockies. See our blog for more fun fall event ideas!

Get Ready for Autumn at the Vail Oktoberfest!

Celebrate Bavarian-style during the upcoming Oktoberfest in Colorado.

Considered one of the ten best Oktoberfest celebrations in the country by USA Today, the Vail Oktoberfest transforms the gorgeous mountain city of Vail, Colorado, for two full weekends in September 2015. Yodeling, alpenhorn blowing and Bavarian dancing help create the Bavarian atmosphere in the Rockies. Make plans for you and your family to join the festivities when Germany comes to Colorado!

Vail OktoberfestBeginning in Lionshead the weekend of September 11 through September 13, 2015, and then moving to Vail Village for the weekend of September 18th through the 20th, this fan-favorite Vail Valley festival includes live music, dancing, costume contests, lifting competitions and more. Many well-loved events from previous years return, offering you the chance to participate in competitions like bratwurst eating contests and a stein lifting competition. One of the most popular events is keg bowling, where you try to push an empty beer keg down a lane toward a pyramid of six empty kegs, competing for a chance to advance to the final round and win a handsome prize. Oktoberfest may be famous for beer and carousing, and there will definitely be plenty to eat and drink at this German-themed party. This festival includes family-friendly activities in the Family Zone, where you and your family will find arts, crafts, balloon animals and entertainers just for kids.

Official Oktoberfest steins and tokens are being offered as prizes for various events throughout the two weekends, so make sure you dust off your lederhosen and head out to this celebration of beer, music and the coming autumn.

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is excited to see this seasonal favorite return to Vail. Come by to enjoy one of our heated indoor or outdoor pools, or you can work off some of those bratwurst at our fitness center.

Visit Vail Farmers’ Market and Art Show on Sundays

The farmers market is the perfect way to make the most of your weekends in Vail.

Summer through autumn is one of the loveliest, and liveliest, times of the year in Central Colorado. Vail Village welcomes farmers, artists, musicians and all sorts of crafts designers to come together on Sundays at the Vail Farmers’ Market and Art Show.

Vail Farmers Market and Art Show
The Vail Farmers' Market and Art Show is located in the village, right on Meadow Drive. Rain or shine, each Sunday from June 21st until October 4th, 2015 you'll find over 135 tents filled with all sorts of great Colorado foods, live musical entertainment and more. The hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

One of the highlights of the show is coming up on August 7, 2015 as local chefs are teaming up with regional farms to put on a family-style, farm-to-table dinner. Tickets are required for attendance, and it will take place on the plaza from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 PM. These dinners also feature samples from some the best vendors in the show. Your whole family will find plenty of choices, since the dinners offer a full range of appetizers, sides, main course entrees, beverages and desserts. Prepare to be dazzled because the chefs are looking to showcase their best farm-fresh food creations.

The perfect way to unwind after a great day at the Vail Farmers’ Market is to relax and let us here at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera work our magic. Your whole family is sure to enjoy a stay with us, and we have activities available for guests of all ages. Sundays are great days for golfing, spa treatments and admiring the mountain scenery while enjoying our award-winning cuisine at The Mirador. Visit our website to see all that our hotel has to offer. 

Labor Day Weekend in the Vail Valley is Sure to be Exciting!

Labor Day Weekend in the Vail Valley

Vail Valley's fabulous festivals are featured Labor Day events in our area.

Labor Day Weekend in the Vail Valley offers visitors a wealth of festivals to celebrate the season's last sunny days. Labor Day events in Beaver Creek are topped off by this year's 16th annual Oktoberfest.

Beaver Creek Oktoberfest
September 5th - 6th, 2015
Beaver Creek Plaza

Beaver Creek Plaza will feature live entertainment, with traditional German and Austrian musicians that will complement the vast array of cuisine and beers. A kid's fun zone makes this festival a great experience for visitors of all ages, and there are plenty activities for guests to participate in that highlight the spirit of Oktoberfest.

Vail Jazz Party
September 3rd – 7th, 2015
Vail, Colorado

Dozens of the best artists of the modern jazz scene will be performing at this grand finale of the Vail Jazz Festival. A major benefit to being a pass holder is early admittance to each performance. The seating is first come, first serve.

Gourmet on Gore
September 4th - 7th, 2015
Vail Village

This event will bring your taste buds to life with open-air samples of culinary creations from Vail's top chefs as well as a tremendous range of wine, beer and spirits. All of Vail's top restaurants are determined to serve up the best dishes on the menu.

The Vail Jazz Party, the Beaver Creek Oktoberfest, and the Gourmet on Gore Festival are all conveniently located just a short distance away from The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. The beautiful towns throughout the Vail Valley all join in the holiday spirit and offer up some of Colorado's best hospitality of the year.

The September sun provides some fabulous golfing weather here at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. We look forward to celebrating Labor Day Weekend with you, where you'll enjoy comfortable lodging, luxurious amenities and outdoor activities for guests of all ages.

Vail Art Walks Every Wednesday During the Summer!

Free tours in Vail offer a sense of the importance of art to our community.

Every Wednesday during the summer, you have the opportunity to be a part of guided tours that are part of the Vail Art Walks. These one-hour primers on how important art is to a community focus specifically on the role it has played in the development of Vail as a haven for the artistic community.

Vail Art WalksWithin a glimpse of the Vail Village itself, you have a chance to explore the public art collection that includes many different forms of expression, which have made art the essence of the culture here. Vail Art Walks show not only the standard sculptures, murals, and paintings you’d expect to see, but also how different sites have been able to adapt their spaces into new forms of art. This even includes examples within the surroundings of a playground.

Even before that takes place, you get an introduction at the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum that leads into a fascinating explanation of the history behind Vail Valley. In addition, Vail Mountain's founding leads into an explanation of how the village has come to achieve a symbiotic relationship between the skiing and artistic communities.

This is a perfect way to spend a summer Wednesday in Vail since it helps you absorb exactly what this community is truly like. This helps you appreciate the efforts that have taken place over the years to make art in Vail a true happening. 

There's so much to absorb that you’ll want to recharge at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. The summer months are filled with golf, horseback riding and fly-fishing options available to guests. Our comfortable accommodations and great location allow guests to simply relax while enjoying great views of the Rockies.

Saddle Up for Spectacular Horseback Riding in Vail This Summer

Horseback Riding in Vail

Discover your inner equestrian with horseback riding lessons in the Vail Valley.

Colorado might be known for its famous skiing vacations, but spring and summer melt away all that snow to create gorgeous meadows just waiting for horses and the visitors brave enough to ride them. Find your peace while horseback riding in Vail Valley on vacation. Your scenery backdrop couldn't be any better; rolling mountaintops and deep valleys create dramatic shadows and plant life that's found nowhere else. Come explore Vail Valley this summer.

Start your vacation at the Bearcat Stables for an unforgettable horseback riding session. Professionals guide you through all the safety parameters, whether you're a seasoned enthusiast or a brand-new rider. Hop on the horses for either a short or long ride based on your experience. Guides take you through gorgeous meadows and other areas to make your day unique. Anyone can learn to horseback ride, so check this activity off on your bucket list this summer.

Summer activities at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera are vast, so visiting our website is the best way to organize your vacation. Our unique property boasts outdoor excitement with luxurious accommodations, and our staff is happy to explain any activity to find the right fit for your desires and needs. You can always stretch out in our grand lobby while you decide on the next great adventure for the whole family.

A Luxury Cordillera Golf Package Awaits!

The Colorado mountains hold the key to a golfer’s dream getaway with this special golf vacation package.

Golf enthusiasts seeking an 18-hole summer getaway can find their oasis here at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. Our Cordillera golf package offers vacationers the ultimate sporting experience. It includes a discounted room and a round of golf on greens conceived by some of the greatest participants in the sport.  

Cordillera Golf CourseStay & Play Golf Package

  • One discounted guest room
  • One round of golf on your Cordillera course of choice
  • Terms and conditions apply

The highly acclaimed Colorado golf resort offers some of the best golfing in the Vail Valley as well as spectacular views. The package includes play on one of three courses individually designed by golf greats Tom Fazio, Hale Irwin and Jack Nicklaus. The resort provides convenient transportation to and from allc ourses, which promise to challenge all player levels. 

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera offers guests a fantastic getaway for golf enthusiasts and vacationers in need of a spa respite. When you are not golfing or relaxing the spa, you can take in the surrounding mountains from the resort’s picturesque vantage points or unwind in the resort lounge, in front of a wood-burning fireplace. For room and package availability, call 1 (800) 877-3529 or visit our website.