Plan Your Trip to the Farmer's Market in Vail

Taking place every Sunday through October 2, 2016 on Meadow Drive, the Farmers’ Market & Art Show, organized by the Farmer's Market in Vail, is a prominent annual event that you won’t want to miss, especially if you have a thing for tasty street food, quality live music and happy, friendly crowds.

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For a decade and a half, this event has given locals and tourists the opportunity to sample the mouthwatering delicacies from Colorado and make the most of a family-friendly entertainment. If you’re looking for fun things to do in Colorado this season, check out the Farmers’ Market & Art Show, where you can buy shoes, accessories and clothing items sold by gifted artisans, sample tasty treats, and purchase fresh produce. Onsite, you can also listen to jazz music at the Vail Jazz at The Market series, featuring the performances of top-rated bands, including:

  • GINGA - July 3
  • The Girshevich Trio - July 10
  • The Hennessy 6 - July 31
  • BLT & Bob Rebholz - August 14

At The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, We Turn Your Trip to Vail into an Unforgettable Experience

If you are attending the evening farm-to-table dinner experience at the Farmers’ Market & Art Show, then you'll want to plan a stay with us to make the most of your time in the area. The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is located near the Farmers’ Market, making us the perfect place to book your stay.  Our courteous staff members will cater to all your needs, and our premium amenities will help you unwind before and after the event in a soothing environment that you will enjoy as the perfect home away from home.







Spend Father’s Day in Colorado This Year

What could be a better way to spend Father’s Day than with a getaway to Colorado? With plenty to do, Dad is sure to remember his Father’s Day getaway in Colorado for a long time to come.

Things to Do with Dad at the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera

There are a wide variety of things to do with dad at the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. In particular, we offer four exclusive golf PEOPLE_FAMILY_mother-father-and-son-having-funcourses right on site. All four have been designed by the greatest golf designers in the world and are sure to keep Dad busy during Father’s Day weekend.

If golf’s not your Dad’s thing, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy in Colorado. Head outdoors to try fishing on Cordillera’s private waters. Dad can take a lesson at a fly-fishing school or guided float and wade trip down the one of the local rivers. Dad could head to the stables for a horseback ride among the gorgeous Rocky Mountains. It’s the perfect chance to catch a glimpse of elk, hawks and deer while riding through the meadows.

Treat your adventurous Dad to a Jeep tour in a Hummer or four-wheel drive Jeep. Take tours of mining towns, ghost towns and the meadows or get behind the wheel yourself on an ATV adventure.

Book Your Weekend Getaway

Our 20/20/20 Summer Special is just the excuse you need to book a trip for Dad. With this package you will get room accommodations complete with a 20% discount off our Best Available Rate, 20% off spa services and a $20 food credit.

Book your stay at the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera today and treat dad to comfortable accommodations, luxury amenities and a whole lot of fun and adventure. We look forward to welcoming you.




Kick Off the Summer at Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival Memorial Day Weekend in Beaver Creek

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at this BBQ festival in Beaver Creek.

Planning to spend the upcoming holiday in the mountains? Celebrate the three-day, patriotic weekend the best way possible – with great music, food, and refreshing beer selections. The Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival this Memorial Day Weekend in Beaver Creek will not disappoint!

Memorial Day Weekend in Beaver CreekBlues, Brews and
BBQ Festival

May 28th – 29th, 2016
Beaver Creek

As Memorial Day Weekend events in Colorado go, this festival is one to look forward to. During the weekend, top barbecue chefs join local chefs to serve up delectable barbecue accompanied by thirst-quenching craft brews.

What You Need to Know about the Festival

The event offers visitors free admission to the Beaver Creek Plaza. There will be a variety of musical performances and loads of wings, ribs, brisket, and pulled pork. As part of the Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival, the Colorado Microbrew Festival will take place on Saturday, where you can sample over 80 delicious concoctions from over 30 local breweries. The Sunday events feature amateur pit masters going head-to-head in the Big Green Egg Backyard BBQ challenge.

The weekend is fun for the whole family. There will be a Kid’s Fun Zone that will be open from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, where kids can take part in free arts and crafts and activities. There will be a few paid activity vendors, such as Tumble Bubbles and Ride No Bull.

If you’re coming to town for the festival, book your stay with us at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. After a fun day of beer, barbecue, and blues, come and relax in a well-appointed guest room and take in the amazing views of Vail Valley. We look forward to hosting you.

Treat Mom to a Getaway for Mother’s Day in Vail This Year

Spend Mother’s Day in Colorado at our lodge for some quality pampering and bonding time.

Why not treat mom to an unforgettable Mother’s Day getaway in Colorado this year? Letting the most special woman in your life know just how much she means to you by spending Mother’s Day in Vail is sure to leave her feeling pampered and appreciated.

Mother's Day in VailThe Spa at Cordillera is the Place to Start

Our award-winning spa, The Spa at Cordillera is the perfect way to begin your special getaway. Lying right in the heart of the incredible Colorado Rockies, the spa is a haven of tranquility and relaxation. Choose from the full menu of services, so you and mom feel revitalized and refreshed. Be sure to try one of our Himalayan Salt Stone Massages; we are proudly the only spa in Colorado offering this rejuvenating service.

After your spa treatment, treat yourselves to a delicious meal at our award-winning onsite restaurant, Restaurant Mirador. Some of the signature dishes worth trying include the Cab Sauvignon mustard-crusted lamb and the bacon and pretzel-crusted Colorado bass. The restaurant boasts an extensive wine list so you can pair your meal to perfection.

Book Your Mother’s Day Stay with Us

Be sure to check out some of our Vail Valley hotel packages, so you can help make your trip with mom even more special. With our Bed & Breakfast package, you two start your day with a delicious breakfast at Restaurant Mirador. Add some fun to your trip with our Girls Getaway package and enjoy a special slumber goodie bag, along with a facial or massage and champagne.

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera looks forward to making your Mother’s Day extra special this year and we look forward to welcoming you.

Getting Ready to Tie the Knot? Here are Some of the Top 2016 Spring Wedding Trends!

2016 Spring Wedding Trends

If you’re planning a spring wedding in Colorado, here are some ideas to incorporate into your big day.

Wedding season is quickly approaching and with the new year recently beginning, there are some great 2016 spring wedding trends you’ll definitely want to consider incorporating into your special day. If you’re planning on having a Colorado destination wedding, these ideas will pair perfectly with your theme!

3-D Floral Appliques
Brides are going for dresses that really “pop” this season! Many of the dresses that hit the runway for spring 2016 feature 3D floral and lace appliques, which provide both a fresh and modern feel. Thanks to the 3-D printing trend, some brides are even incorporating 3-D design into their wedding cakes, candy stations, and even into table décor.

Simple Flowers
Instead of importing expensive, costly flowers that often get thrown out, brides are continuing to opt for locally-sourced, seasonal flowers. Single bloom and single flower bouquets made with orchids, lilies, peonies, and dahlias are chic and bold. Many brides are opting for potted centerpieces instead of sky high arrangements, and even incorporating fresh herbs, such as lavender and greens into flower displays.

Ombré and Watercolor
The ombré and watercolor trends are working their way into floral arrangements, bridal and bridesmaid dresses, and even invitations. Popular designers debuted wedding dresses with skirts that featured ombré layers in soft colors, along with watercolor print bridesmaid dresses. Continuing off the single bloom trend, brides are incorporating the ombré trend into their flowers by choosing one flower type in three or more shades for a display that pops. The Pantone Colors of the Year – Rose Quartz and Serenity are two light and airy colors that work well with these trends.

Foodie Favorites
With nearly everyone being a food critic these days, couples are starting to put more emphasis into menus this year. The farm-to-table trend is continuing into the spring, with dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. Comfort foods are also a hit, and chefs are putting creative twists on dishes, such as mac n’ cheese, miniature tacos, sliders, donuts, and more. Personalizing the menu with cultural dishes and hometown specialties are also all the rage. One dining trend is fading out this spring; instead of massive food stations, couples are opting for classic, sit-down dinners and hand passed hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

Located in the beautiful Vail Valley, The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera offers beautiful indoor and outdoor wedding venues in Colorado. Featuring breathtaking views of the Rockies, our scenery will make for the perfect backdrop for your big day. Our experienced event staff will handle all the details, and our top-rated dining team will help create a scrumptious menu for your reception. After a fun day of celebrating your love, both you and your guests can cozy up in our rustic, well-appointed guest rooms and suites.

We hope to be a part of your special day!

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.

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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!

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.

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!

Treat Your Tastebuds During Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week!

Chefs throughout the Vail Valley have been cooking up delicious plans to make this Colorado Restaurant Week special.

Dining in Vail Village takes on a delicious twist during the fall harvest season! Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week is a chance for chefs all along the valley to show off their best new ideas for prix fixe specials. You can imagine the competition for bragging rights is getting as hot as their kitchens! 

Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant WeekThis year's Dining at Altitude event will feature participating restaurants throughout Vail and Beaver Creek Villages from September 25th through Sunday, October 4th, 2015.

The participating restaurants have all agreed to set the price point of these culinary masterpieces at just $20.15. The chefs are cooking up a wide variety of specials, and this is their chance to show off their best to their peers. You and your family will find something that suits everyone’s tastes during this festive week, and you may just discover a new favorite restaurant. 

Late September and early October are breathtaking here in the valley. You can imagine the brilliant changing colors and the crisp feel of the air. It is the perfect time for hiking or just sightseeing. Once you have worked up an appetite exploring the area, Restaurant Week is here to satisfy you with culinary creations that match the majesty of Vail Valley. 

We send out our congratulations and best wishes to all of the chefs and participating restaurants in this great event. This type of community spirit is one of the special things about Beaver Creek and the Vail Valley, and we hope you and your family have a great time enjoying these fine meals. 

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera has its own great dining experiences to tempt you: the award-winning restaurant, The Mirador and our Grouse on the Green pub. We offer the chance to relax and dine with magnificent, panoramic views of the Rockies. Just imagine sipping wine at our fireside table while enjoying the gorgeous vistas in the crisp autumn air.