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.







Perfect Your Golfing Skills on Some of the Most Amazing Golf Courses in Vail

Golf is clearly one of the main points of interest that one may associate with Cordillera Valley Club. Each golf course has its unique particularities and offers a series of benefits that turn any golf round into an unforgettable experience for both novice and seasoned players.

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The Valley Course enables players to experience open fairways, beautiful greens while playing along the majestic Eagle River. This course gives golfers the chance to get ready for a golfing season that offers a challenging layout designed to help improve skills. After a round of golf, players can relax in the elegant Chaparral restaurant featured by the Valley Clubhouse, were they could admire the wonders of the countryside.

The Short Course, designed Dave Pelz, a renowned short game expert, was especially designed for the Cordillera Valley Club to feature unique, challenging holes. Its layout encourages players to embrace 90% of all golf shots in 25% of the time of a standard 18-hole golf course. Cleverly designed and impeccably maintained, this golf course is a key attraction for players who wish to perfect their game.

The Mountain Course is equally gorgeous and practical. Its holes are beautifully carved into majestic rolling hillsides. Surrounded by forests and meadows, this golfer’s haven was once a fully functional working ranch. It captures golfers’ attention with its magnificent layout reflecting the unique charm of the land. After a rewarding golfing experience, enjoy dining and recapping the highlights of your golf day at TimberHearth, which is now open for the golf season.

Looking for a signature golf course while visiting The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera? You'll want to visit The Summit Course. This is one of the most appreciated signature golf courses in the area. Situated on rolling, lush, natural terrain, this golf course enables players to experience panoramic views while working on their golfing skills in a relaxing environment.

Book your stay close to your favorite golf courses in Vail

If you’re planning on enjoying some time at the golf courses in Vail, consider booking a room with us at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera.  We provide transportation to and from the area golf courses and you'll experience accommodation that ensure you can relax comfortably before and after your golf excursions.










It’s Almost Time for the Beaver Creek Rodeo

Get out the cowboy boots, gather the family and get ready for this year’s Beaver Creek Rodeo. The rodeo will take place every Thursday from June 23 – August 11 in Avon, at the Beaver Creek Rodeo Grounds. The family-friendly event offers activities for everyone, from bull rides and face painting to delicious food and loads of entertainment.

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The 2016 Rodeo will feature many of the events you have come to enjoy as well as some audience participation events that are sure to draw a crowd!

Calf Scramble
Calling all kids between the ages of 5 - 12! You'll want to be part of this rodeo event that has you chasing down some calves to pull a ribbon on the calves' tail to win a price.

Mutton Bustin’
The younger cowboys and cowgirls will have an opportunity to try their luck at holding on to sheep during this event. A prize will be awarded to the participant that holds their sheep down the longest.

Team Roping
Your speed and skills are necessary during this event! The cowboys that catch a steer the fastest will earn points.

Barrel Racing
The key to winning this event is timing and speed. You don't want to miss this competition features rider and horse sprinting into the arena to make their way around a cloverleaf pattern of barrels. This tight turning event is sure to have you sitting on the edge of your seat.

Burro Racing
This rodeo event is open to anyone 18 and over. You'll test your donkey riding and handling skills as a team to grab, ride, pull and push your donkey from one end of the arena to the other, around a barrel and back to where you started.

There is so much to do at the 2016 Beaver Creek Rodeo so you'll want to start planning to day to spend some time in Colorado with friends and Family.  Everyone at the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, hopes you enjoy the rodeo this year.



Are You Joining the Fun at the Summer Solstice Trail Run?

It's almost time for this year’s Summer Solstice Trail Run. The race will take place on June 18 at Creekside Park.

All You Need to Know About the Summer Solstice Trail Race

If you enjoy the outdoors and the mountains of Colorado, you don't want to miss the La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Race Series. The 2016 Summer Solstice Trail Run has become a favorite event in the area and this year's trail run will start and end in Beaver Creek at Creekside Park. This is one of the most fun family-friendly races and features something for all ages to look forward to. After the race there will be live entertainment and food from one of the local restaurants, so stick around and enjoy the atmosphere.

SPORTS_trail runSummer Solstice Trail Run
Kids Fun Run - 9:30 a.m.
10K Race - 10:00 a.m.
5K Race - 10:05 a.m.
Live Entertainment & Food

The top three men and women in each of the age categories will receive prizes for the 10K race. There will also be prizes for the top three overall runners in the 5K.

Food and entertainment will be available shortly after the start of the race.  So, whether you are planning to run in the 2016 Summer Solstice Trail Run, cheer on those participating or are just want to enjoy the day with friends family, this is a great event to attend while in Colorado.

There is so much to enjoy while visiting the area and everyone at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera wishes you a fun day at the Summer Solstice trail run.



Don’t Miss the 2016 GoPro® Mountain Games

This year’s GoPro® Mountain Games will take place from June 9 – 12. The outdoor events in Vail are one of the largest celebrations of adventure sports in the country. Amateur and professional athletes alike converge on the rivers and mountains of Vail to compete in as many as nine sports. 

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These mountain games in Vail are the perfect celebration of music, sports and the mountain lifestyle. Athletes will be competing in 25 disciplines, such as 8-ball, x-country cycling, surf cross, road cycling, extreme kayaking, sprint, World Cup Bouldering, raft cross, surf cross, stand up paddle sprint, dog competitions, road, mud and trail running and even the Ultimate Mountain Challenge.

The mountain games events include
Adventure film school, mountain lifestyle parties,
mountain photography competition, interactive exhibition, live music
demo area

Competitions featuring Dogs
Rocky Dog Trail Run, Speed Retrieve, Outdoor Big Air, Extreme Vertical

Kayak Experiences
Down River Kayak Sprint, Steep Creep Championships, Kayak Freestyle

While there are plenty of sporting events in Vail this summer, there’s also a variety of entertainment options to enjoy. After a day of competition or cheering on those competing, you'll want to take time to unwind with a variety of nighttime events planned throughout the weekend. 

Everyone at the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera wishes the competitors and spectators a great time at the GoPro® Mountain Games.



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!

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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.

Celebrate the Red, White, & Blue at Vail America Days!

Don’t miss the signature 4th of July event in Vail this year.

July 4th is a massive celebration across America, but the 4th of July in Vail is a particularly anticipated and enjoyed holiday. Celebrate the patriotic holiday this year by attending Vail America Days!

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July 4th, 2016
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You Won’t Want to Miss the 4th of July in Vail

Every year, Independence Day is celebrated in style in Vail. It’s a day full of incredible fireworks and the popular town parade. This year’s theme has appropriately been appointed the “Spirit of America”.

The day is an exciting summer celebration of our country. The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. at Golden Peak and makes its way through the villages before ending in Lionshead. The parade is one of the most popular events in Vail on Independence Day.

If you’re looking to see 4th of July fireworks in Colorado, be sure to stick around after the parade. The fireworks take place at Golden Peak at dusk and will be set off to an impactful musical soundtrack. It’s fun for the entire family.

Be Sure to Book Accommodations Soon

Vail is the perfect year-round vacation destination, offering a variety of cultural activities right in the heart of the Rockies. Independence Day in Vail is one of the busiest times of the year, so lodging for Independence Day books up fast. If you’re looking for a hotel for the 4th of July near Vail, be sure to book your accommodations at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera before it’s too late.

Come and explore our quaint mountain town, celebrate the 4th of July with us, and enjoy comfortable accommodations and a range of convenient amenities. During your downtime, play a round of golf, book a treatment at our spa, or simply unwind in our outdoor pool and jetted hot tubs. We offer full concierge services and a range of other amenities to help make your holiday weekend special.

We look forward to celebrating Independence Day with 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

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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.


Vilar Performing Arts Center Has so Much to Offer

Vilar Performing Arts Center

You’ll find top entertainment acts at this performing arts center in Beaver Creek.

If you’re visiting Beaver Creek, don’t miss out on the chance to visit the Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC) on Beaver Creek Plaza. The VPAC is a complete production center with 535 seats for touring Broadway performances, dance companies, and full orchestras.

Every year, the VPAC brings an exciting lineup of events to those looking to take a break from the outdoors and enjoy the arts. Whether you’re interested in a night full of laughter at a comedy show, a family fun day with your little ones’ favorite characters up on stage, or taking in concerts at Beaver Creek, you’re sure to enjoy a great performance.

Get Ready for Upcoming Concerts in Beaver Creek

There is always a full entertainment schedule at the performing arts center. Performances soon to feature at VPAC include:

  • WinterWonderGrass Kickoff Concert, February 18th
  • Heather McDonald, February 20th
  • Aoife O’Donovan, February 21st
  • The Producers, February 24th
  • LeAnn Rimes, February 27th
  • Telluride MountainFilm on Tour, March 1st
  • Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars, March 2nd & 3rd
  • Del McCoury and David Grisman, March 6th
  • A Night with Janis Joplin, March 9th
  • Pilobolus, March 11th
  • The Keller Williams KWahtro, March 12th
  • Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, March 14th
  • Sing Along with The Mupper Movie, March 16th
  • Clint Black, March 18th
  • Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, March 19th
  • One Night of Queen, March 21st
  • Circo Comedia, March 23rd
  • Frindle, March 25th
  • The Futurist Adam Trent, March 30th & 31st
  • Under the Streetlamp, April 1st
  • Indigo Girls, April 2nd

Book a Stay at the Lodge & Spa

If you’re coming to town for a performance, stay with us at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. We have two on-site restaurants, a full service spa, an indoor pool, and more to make sure your stay is the ultimate indulgence. We also offer a wide range of activities to enjoy throughout the year. We have several different types and sizes of rooms and all the amenities you could need to make your stay comfortable.

We look forward to welcoming you next time you’re in town!