See the Vail Valley on The Cordillera Nordic Experience!

These winter activities in the Vail Valley make for the perfect day trip.

As the snow begins to fall in Colorado, hitting the slopes isn’t the only thing you should do during the winter season. Bundle up, strap on a pair of snowshoes or Nordic skis,  and see the snow-covered mountains and trees. Whether you’re looking to plan the perfect romantic date or family trip, The Cordillera Nordic Experience will not disappoint. 

Cordillera Nordic ExperienceOnce fresh powder coats the grounds of Cordillera and the National Forest, thousands of acres are yours to explore. Take an adventure along the ski tracks and snowshoe trails and see the mountains in a whole new light. You can even take a trek across the golf courses during the winter months. Equipment rentals are available, along with assistance from expert ski instructors. 

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera offers visitors stunning views of the Rockies and a wide array of fun winter activities. Nearly all of our guest rooms and suites are equipped with fireplaces, so you’ll be able to warm up and get comfy when you’re finished exploring the great outdoors. After spending the day on The Cordillera Nordic Experience, you’re bound to have worked up an appetite. Visit our award-winning restaurant, The Mirador for a fine dining experience.

Rock the Mountains at Vail Snow Daze!

Vail Snow Daze

Come watch top performers heat things up in beautiful Colorado during ski season in Vail.

Are you looking for things to do this winter in Vail? With ski season in Vail in full-swing, you’ll definitely want to spend some time in the mountains. Enjoy conquering the slopes or going on horse drawn sleigh rides, which are perfect for family outings. Do you want to create romantic moments with your loved one? Ice skating hand in hand or camping under the stars may be a nice start. If you’re visiting in mid-December, you’ll definitely want to end the day rocking out at Vail Snow Daze.

From December 11th - 13th, 2015, you’ll enjoy free evening winter concerts in Vail, along with après parties. This spectacular event has included past performers such as Wilco, Rusted Root, and Barenaked Ladies, while the current lineup is to be announced. There’s never a dull moment during the Vail Snow Daze concert series. During the day, if you feel like taking a break from your winter outdoor activities, you can also stop by the sponsor expo village. 

After a long day of skiing, riding snowmobiles, and jamming to your favorite tunes at Vail Snow Daze, you will likely be more than ready to sip on a tasty warm drink or curl up in front of a crackling fire. Our friendly staff at the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera invite you to stay with us during the winter season. Visit our website to learn more about our accommodations, our friendly staff and our activities.


We Salute Our Heroes with a Military Hotel Discount in Edwards, Colorado!

Military Hotel Discount in Edwards Colorado

Take advantage of our Salute to the Heroes Rate this fall!

When you sacrifice so much for our country, we're happy to provide some thanks in return. We welcome all of our country's heroes with a military hotel discount in Edwards, Colorado. As you enter our Belgium chateau-style property, you'll feel every worry melting away. You deserve to relax on your vacation after our staff checks you into a luxurious room with a view of the surrounding landscape.

Veterans Day in Colorado can't get any better than right here at our resort. Unwind and take in some of the amazing activities we have to offer during this beautiful time of the year. Head down to the river and enjoy an entire day of fly-fishing. Our region is also known for its grand golf courses, so you may want to hit the green. Go horseback riding and take off into nature to gaze at the towering mountains above. When you return, you'll have a huge appetite to satisfy at our wonderful restaurant, The Mirador.

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is pleased to offer 50% off our best available rates (black out dates, along with terms and conditions apply). Our Cordillera military rate applies to both active and retired personnel; simply bring your applicable identification card. In addition to members of the armed forces, our Salute to the Heroes Rate is available to law enforcement, first responders, and teachers. Make your reservations with us soon and enjoy a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The 2015 Colorado Ski Season is Almost Here!

2015 Colorado Ski Season

Don't miss out on North America's best skiing at Beaver Creek and Vail.

Whether you are an expert skier or just a beginner, the beautiful Colorado mountains provide some of the world's best conditions for skiing and snowboarding. The 2015 Colorado ski season is quickly approaching, and you won't want to miss your opportunity for a cozy winter getaway in the majestic Rocky Mountains. 

The ski season for Beaver Creek will begin November 25th, 2015, and continue until April 10th, 2016. At the bottom of the Strawberry Park Ski Lift, you’ll find our exclusive ski club, which will really make your Beaver Creek ski experience special.

The Cordillera Beaver Creek Ski Club has so much to offer, including:

• Access to the Beaver Creek village and mountain

• Complimentary continental breakfast

• Free Wi-Fi

• Use of the resort's laptops and flat-screen televisions while warming up in the lobby

• Private storage to secure belongings

• Access to Christy Sports for ski and equipment rental

• Complimentary shuttle service from The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera to the Beaver Creek Ski Club

Vail also provides world-class skiing and amenities. The ski season at Vail runs from November 20th, 2015, to April 10th, 2016. Guests of The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera can receive access to the Vail Gondola Club, which is footsteps away from ‘One’, Vail’s newest gondola. 

A stay at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera not only provides you with a peaceful escape from your frantic pace of life, but also includes access to Beaver Creek and Vail ski resorts. Winter is the perfect time to visit Colorado for a romantic weekend or family fun. After you finish your fun-filled day of skiing, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa or snuggle up by a cozy wood-burning fire. You can even relax your tired muscles at our award-winning spa. This vacation is sure to leave you feeling refreshed.

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.