Activities

Paddle Out and Try Whitewater Rafting in Colorado!

Whitewater Rafting in Colorado

Explore the Arkansas, Colorado, and Eagle Rivers on a whitewater rafting trip in Colorado.

Spring and summer in Colorado means crisp mornings and delightfully warm afternoons, and with that comes a whole host of activities to enjoy, particularly whitewater rafting trips in Vail.

Bring the family along for some great outdoor adventures in Colorado during the warmer months. Whitewater rafting in Colorado, in particular, is a favorite among visitors. If you’ve never experienced the thrill of the sport, come and take part in a trip or two with Sage Outdoor Adventures.

The whitewater rafting season typically runs from May to early October and no matter your age or skill level, there’s a trip for you. All trips include equipment and experienced guides.

Why not book a day trip and hit the pristine rivers as you take in the scenery of the majestic Rocky Mountains with its natural beauty? You’ll even get the chance to see bald eagles and a range of wildlife in their natural habitats. There are also calmer float tours which are ideal for those who would like to get a taste of whitewater rafting while enjoying a more scenic experience and learning about the local geology, natural history and the art of keeping oneself afloat.

Children eight years and older can participate in the duckie trips, where easier rapids and amazing scenery are the order of the day. There are also several swimming holes throughout the journey downstream.

If you’re coming to Colorado for some fun outdoor adventures, don’t forget to book your stay with us at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. After your river adventure, unwind in our outdoor pool and hot tub, while taking in the views of the Rockies. If you work up an appetite while you are rafting, the Mirador Restaurant offers a wide selection of dishes to please your palate. We look forward to welcoming you.


Check Out Our Colorado Fly Fishing Packages

Your fly fishing adventure awaits at our Orvis endorsed fly fishing lodge in Colorado.

If you’re a fly fishing fanatic, you’ll love fly fishing in Vail. Our Orvis endorsed fly fishing lodge offers some great Colorado fly fishing packages you won’t want to miss out on.

Colorado Fly Fishing PackagesOur Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge Packages

Want to get away purely to unwind and indulge in your favorite past time? Check out these two packages:

Orvis Fly Fishing Float Package:

  • A discounted room
  • Local transportation
  • Orvis endorsed guide for a half-day tour for maximum of 2 guests
  • An Orvis fly rod and reel, all tackle and flies and breathable boots and waders
  • Freshly prepared stream side meal

Orvis Fly Fishing Wade Package:

  • A discounted room
  • Full-day services of an Orvis endorsed guide
  • Orvis fly reel and rod, breathable boots and waders and all flies and tackle
  • Local transportation and drinks
  • Freshly prepared stream side meal

Fly Fishing Outfitters, our preferred outfitters offer top notch excursions for anglers and fly fisherman. The guide staff are some of the most knowledgeable and experienced in the area and the company offers everything from half day guided tours to multi-day destination adventures. Whether you’re a pro or trying your hand at fly fishing for the first time, Fly Fishing Outfitters will teach you skills and techniques needed for successful catches on your trip.

Book Your Stay Today

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera offers unsurpassed experiences and great fly fishing opportunities. You will find the hotel perched right on top of a mountain overlooking the stunning Vail Valley so guests can experience views like never before. After a day on the water, head back to the hotel and book a treatment in our spa or enjoy some exceptional dining. High-speed wireless Internet access means you can start uploading those photos of your catch of the day right away. We look forward to hosting you.


Get Ready for Spring Back to Vail!

Spring Back to Vail

Kick off the spring season in Vail with skiing and exciting events.

It may be nearing the end of the winter ski season in Vail, but that means Spring is on its way and there’s an event you won’t want to miss. It’s a tradition in Vail to welcome the climate change with a series of events called Spring Back to Vail!

Spring Back to Vail
April 8th – 10th, 2016
Various locations in Vail

Spring in Vail is just as exciting as winter time. The Rockies are getting ready for warmer temperatures, awesome skiing conditions and plenty of mountain deck grill parties. The annual spring event returns to the area for the thirteenth year and promises to be better than ever. There will be events held throughout the weekend that promise to create a memorable and fun experience for visitors to Vail. The jam-packed weekend will include plenty of live music, the World Pond Skimming Championships, a sponsor Expo Village, après parties, plenty of giveaways, and loads more. The schedule includes:

  • The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, April 8 at Solaris Plaza
  • World Pond Skimming Championships, April 10 at Golden Peak from 3pm

Several more events will be added to the Spring Back to Vail schedule as the event draws closer.

If you’re heading over for the fun, book your stay with us at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. We overlook the gorgeous Sawatch Range and Vail Valley, and pride ourselves on offering impeccable service and luxury accommodation. You’ll find us 10 miles from Beaver Creek and just 15 miles from all the action in Vail. Come and enjoy top-notch dining, a full-service spa, and both outdoor and indoor pools and hot tubs. We offer guests a wide range of activities throughout 8,000 acres so there’s always something to do, no matter what time of year it is.

Head to Vail to celebrate the beginning of Spring and the festivities on offer at this event. We look forward to welcoming you.


The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera – The Perfect Place for a Colorado Corporate Retreat

Treat your team to incredible events and golfing at our top rated lodge in the Vail Valley.

If you’re looking for the perfect Colorado corporate retreat, look no further! Our corporate event space near Vail is a fantastic setting for your next corporate event or meeting; be it a brainstorming session, formal event or team-building retreat.

Our Meeting Space Near Vail Is Great for the Smallest Meeting or a Bigger Event

Colorado Corporate Retreat

We offer flexible meeting space near Vail, no matter how big or how small your group is. Our venues include:

  • Summit Ballroom for up to 100 guests
  • Alpenglow Room that can seat up to 40 guests with theater style set up
  • Alpenglow Lawn for tented events of up to 200 people banquet style
  • Flex Room for up to 10 people
  • The Mirador restaurant for up to 120 guests
  • Wine Room for up to 12 people
  • The Grouse on the Green that can seat 50 for a banquet or 70 for a cocktail reception
  • Pool Patio for up to 200 guests for a cocktail reception

It Doesn’t Have to Be All About Business

In addition to our event spaces, our lodge offers some of the best golf courses in Colorado, where you can unwind and bond with your colleagues away from the meeting tables. Our lodge offers transportation to and from Cordillera golf courses so you can seal the deal on the course. Our property features signature courses by some of the top course designers in the world. The Valley Course by Tom Fazio opens on April 17th and on May 22nd, The Mountain Course by Hale Irwin opens, which features some unique challenges, as it follows the natural mountain terrain. On June 5th, The Summit Course by Jack Nicklaus opens, which offers breathtaking views of the Rockies. For those looking for a less lengthy golf experience, The Short Course by Dave Pelz features a nine-hole short game course.

Book Your Next Event with Us

Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner, small meeting or large corporate affair, book your event at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. With world class golf courses, top-rated corporate facilities, and a wide array of other amenities to enjoy, there’s no doubt that you’ll leave our lounge feeling rejuvenated and motivated.

 


Get Engaged at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera

Wondering where to propose in Vail? Pop the question at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera!

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, now is the time that many reflect on their relationships and get ready for the next step of commitment. As February is also Creative Romance Month, many often stress over coming up with ways to make the moment special and unique. If you’re wondering where to propose in Vail, The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera offers plenty of locations that are perfect for getting down on one knee and asking “Will you marry me?”.

Dinner for Two
Dinner at our AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant, The Mirador is a delicious way to propose. Featuring an extensive wine selection, panoramic views of the mountains, and a S’mores fire pit, you’ll definitely impress at your proposal. If you’re looking for a more intimate dining setting to pop the question, our signature wine room is the perfect location to enjoy fine dining and a private moment.

Where to Propose in VailThe Alpenglow Lawn
The Alpenglow Lawn is our most popular location for outdoor weddings and with breathtaking views, there’s no question why. Popping the question on the lawn surrounded by stunning scenery will make for a picture-perfect moment your loved one will remember forever.

Outdoor Adventure
The snow-covered ground this time of the year affords for some great opportunities to participate in fun winter activities. If you’re interested in going on an exciting date to ask for your partner’s hand in marriage, snowshoeing across our golf courses, a horse-drawn sleigh ride, or a dog sledding tour are just a few of fun ways to propose.

Comfortable AccommodationsIf you’re interested in a more simple and private way to ask the big question, even our warm and well-appointed guest rooms and suites are the perfect place for your loved one to say “I do” in. Our beautiful rooms feature a patio or balcony, along with a fireplace. Pop the question on the patio or balcony with the mountains behind you, or get cozied up by a fire and share your feelings.

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera provides guests with the ultimate secluded getaway in the Vail Valley area. Our rustic, Belgium chalet-style lodge offers a unique experience with some of the best views of the Rockies. Before the big moment, treat your significant other to some fine pampering at our top-rated on-site spa, The Spa at Cordillera.

We hope to be a part of one of the most special moments in your life!


The 2016 Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships

You won’t want to miss one of the biggest snowboarding championships in Colorado, happening in Vail.

As snowboarding events in Vail go, the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships are much anticipated. It’s a time for the world’s best to come together and compete at Golden Peak for the main title in Slopestyle and Halfpipe.

Burton US Open Snowboarding ChampionshipsBurton US Open
February 29 – March 5 2016
Vail Mountain

The event originally took place some 34 years ago and is, to date, the longest-running snowboarding competition on the globe. The event draws the top riders from around the world, all competing for the US Open title. Come and witness Olympic-level snowboarding and slopestyle competitions during the day, and by night, visitors can enjoy free live concerts from some top acts.

If you’re coming to town for the event, book your stay with us. The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera promises unsurpassed views over Vail Valley and some never-to-be-forgotten experiences.The Vail Gondola Club can be taken advantage of by guests of the lodge for $40 per pair and offers the perfect retreat to warm your feet. The lodge provides a ski valet, equipment storage and beverage services complete with lavish lounge and private decks that overlook Vail Village. Additional amenities include:

  • Complimentary ski shuttle service
  • Private locker and guest privileges
  • Luxurious lounge and hearth room
  • Private access facility
  • Boot drying
  • Equipment storage
  • Ski butler
  • Snowboard and ski rental as well as tune services
  • Free Wi-Fi access and member laptop

Whether you are looking for somewhere to unwind after watching the day’s events or somewhere the whole family can hang out together and enjoy winter activities, we offer a myriad of things to do so you can truly embrace the charm and convenience of our lodge.

We look forward to welcoming you during the Burton US Open.


Can You Complete the Talons Challenge Weekend in Beaver Creek?

Put your skills to the test at this downhill challenge at Beaver Creek.

The 2016 Talons Challenge is an exclusive opportunity for skiers and riders from all over to test their skill at conquering the park's unique terrain. The event gets the name "Talons" from the collection of runs themselves – Birds of Prey, Grouse Mountain, and Larkspur Bowl. This is the ultimate playground of Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard Schools.

Talons Challenge Weekend in Beaver Creek2016 Talons Challenge
Saturday, February 20th
Beaver Creek, Colorado 

The 13th Talons Challenge Weekend in Beaver Creek is the one day this year when the public gets to try their hand at tackling the famous 14-run challenge. The course is sure to keep all athletes on their toes with black diamond and double black diamond runs that drop over 26,000 vertical feet. There are 14 runs in all and anyone who completes them all will be put on the Talons Wall of Fame. Anyone who plans to take on the mountain should bring their A-game because the mountain yields to no one.

The lifts open at 8:30am and participants can take on the mountain at their own pace. After each run, a participant must have it punched off on their credential by a staff member and then get back on the lift for the next run. They'll probably want to be on the slopes all day, but after 12pm athletes may enjoy complimentary food and drink, commemorative gifts, and more fun at the Talons Après Party from 12-4pm.

Ski Beaver Creek During the Day, Stay with Us Overnight

Downhill skiing in Beaver Creek draws thousands of visitors and adventure seekers to the area every year. When you take advantage of everything the mountains have to offer, we invite you to join us at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. When you stay at our lodge, you’ll receive access to the Cordillera Beaver Creek Ski Club, which offers a wide array of amenities and a luxurious reprieve should you need a break from the challenge.

We wish you the best of luck!


This Cordillera Winter Special Can't Be Beat!

Cordillera Winter Special

Experience all that The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera has to offer at a great value this winter.

Winter is one of the best times to visit the Vail Valley. With fresh powder covering the mountains and trees, the slopes open for skiing and snowboarding, and other endless activities to participate in this time of year, you’ll want to treat yourself to a winter getaway in the Vail Valley. If you’re looking to experience it all at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of our Cordillera Winter Special!

Winter Getaway in Vail Valley

With the Cordillera Winter Special, you’ll experience the best of both worlds, where value and location are concerned. You’ll be close to the slopes and also enjoy discounts on your accommodations, dining, and more.

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera’s 20/20/20 Winter Special:

  • 20% discount on room accommodations
  • $20 daily credit for food and beverages
  • 20% off spa services
  • 2 night stay minimum
  • Travel dates must occur between Nov. 26th, 2015 and April 17th, 2016
  • Rates based on eligibility
  • Package eligible for new reservations only

During your time at our lodge, you’ll be able to enjoy meals at our AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant, The Mirador, along with our deluxe accommodations, and more. After challenging yourself on the slopes, head to The Spa at Cordillera, one of the “Top 10” Spas in North America and use your spa services discount on a rejuvenating massage.

The staff at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is always ready to welcome you with a smile and make sure your stay with us feels like your home away from home. Contact us today to learn more about the winter special and what our hotel has to offer.


Test Your Skills on the Slopes at GoPro Race Day and Championship Series!

All ages and skill levels are welcome to compete in this skiing and snowboarding race in Beaver Creek.

Ski season is in full-swing here in Colorado, and if you’re an avid and adventurous skier or snowboarder that’s up for a challenge, an event is coming up that you won’t want to miss. Suit up and compete against fellow athletes in the GoPro Race Day & Championship Series!

Every year, this amateur race series is run by the Beaver Creek Race Department on Bear Trap. On select Mondays in January and February, all ages and skill levels can test their skills in Giant Slalom and Slalom for a chance to win over $60,000 worth of giveaways and raffle items. In addition, the Championship Series will start and end with a bang – two parties on Powder 8.

GoPro Race Day & Championship Series2016 GoPro Race Day & Championship Series
Beaver Creek, Colorado

January 11th: Giant Slalom & Opening Party
January 18th: Giant Slalom
January 25th: Giant Slalom
February 1st: Slalom
February 8th: Giant Slalom
February 15th: Giant Slalom
February 22nd: Giant Slalom Finals & Closing Party

Plan on trying your hand at competing on the slopes? Join us for a stay at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera! Our gorgeous mountain lodge offers complimentary access to our guests to our Cordillera Beaver Creek Ski Club, located at the base of Strawberry Park Ski Lift. After challenging yourself on the powder, head back to the lodge and reward yourself with a rejuvenating massage at The Spa at Cordillera.


A Warm and Happy New Year from The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera!

Our Vail Valley lodge wishes you all the best in the new year.

In just one day, we’ll be ending 2015 and starting a new year. Can you believe it? We’re so grateful for all of the guests that have joined us in the past year and celebrated so many special occasions with us. From our family to yours, The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera wishes you and yours a happy and healthy new year.

The Lodge & Spa at CordilleraNew Year’s Eve is an exciting time to be in the Vail Valley, with events taking place for the holiday in Vail and Beaver Creek! Vail’s New Year’s Eve Celebration features the Torchlight Parade at Golden Peak with skiers forming a ski train and illuminating the peak with glow sticks, followed by a fireworks display. Beaver Creek’s Winterfest is in full swing until January 2nd, with activities on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, such as the New Year’s Eve Ski Down, Kids’ Winter Wonder Parade, New Year’s Eve Family Bash, and more.

In 2016, we hope you’ll make a resolution to visit The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera! Join us this winter for some quality time on the slopes before ski season ends, or visit in the spring and summer and hit the green for a round of golf on our famous courses. Whichever season you choose to visit, your experience at our lodge will be one that’s relaxing, indulgent, and refreshing.

Happy New Year!