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!

Vail America DaysVail America Days
July 4th, 2016
Vail, Colorado

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!

Planning a Bachelorette Party? Check Out Our Girls Getaway Package in Colorado

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is the perfect place for a spa bachelorette party in Colorado.

Is your favorite bride to be a fan of the spa? Why not have her bachelorette party in Vail? Take advantage of our Girl’s Getaway package in Colorado and come and enjoy pampering at its very best. Grab your girlfriends and take in incredible views as you unwind at our pool or take a leisurely hike right outside our back door. The package includes:

Girls Getaway Package in Colorado

  • A slumber goodie bag for each girlfriend
  • Champagne
  • One massage or facial per person

More About The Spa at Cordillera

The Spa at Cordillera is certainly one of the best places for bachelorette party getaways in Colorado. The Spa has regularly been voted among the “Top 10 Spas in North America” thanks to the top-class service and irresistible, pampering treatments.

The Spa is nestled right in the heart of the impressive Colorado Rocky Mountains which makes it the perfect haven for emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical renewal.

An array of luxury services are on offer at the Spa and our experienced concierge is happy to help you pick the best treatments for your needs. We are the only spa in Colorado that offers Himalayan salt stone massages, so you can enjoy the truly healing and rejuvenating properties of Himalayan salts.

The Perfect Place for a Bachelorette Getaway

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is the perfect place for a bachelorette getaway. After your divine spa treatments, you and your girlfriends can unwind in our hot tubs before grabbing a bite to eat from Restaurant Mirador and then retiring to our cozy guest rooms for well-deserved rest and relaxation.

We look forward to pampering you and your girlfriends on your special getaway.

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.

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.

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.

Spoil Yourself at The Spa at Cordillera

The Spa at Cordillera

Treat yourself to a Colorado spa getaway at our award-winning spa and lodge.

As Colorado spa getaways go, our spa near Beaver Creek is the ideal place to relax on your vacation and spoil yourself with one of our indulgent treatments. The Spa at Cordillera is regularly voted amongst the “Top 10 Spas in North America.”

Our Full-Service Spa Near Beaver Creek Is Sure to Impress

Lying in the heart of the stunning Colorado Rockies, our spa is an idyllic sanctuary, designed to be attentive to your unique physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional rejuvenation. Our highly experienced and friendly staff will assist with ensuring you leave feeling revived and relaxed.

We pride ourselves on offering an array of luxury services. If you’re not sure what to choose, let our Spa Concierge help decide on a treatment to suit your therapeutic requirements. Here is what we offer:

  • Skin care – all our treatments use natural and organic ingredients and our facials are designed to combat the effects of aging and harsh climates. A must-try is the Fresh Mountain Air Facial which is perfect for freshening up fatigued skin.
  • Massage – we offer a range of personalized therapies, including therapeutic deep tissue, massage for pregnancy, Swedish massage and even the Cordillera customized massage where your massage therapist will help design your ideal treatment – be it a specific massage or a combination of a couple.
  • Body treatments – if you feel the need to get rid of dry skin or detoxify, indulge in the warmth of a detoxifying or hydrating body wrap or rid your body of scaly skin with a sugar scrub.
  • Nail salon – feet that are well looked after promote healthy circulation and eliminate calluses, and manicured fingers prevent the overgrowth of cuticles. We offer a range of manicures and pedicures that include light massage, soaking, and filing.

Treat yourself to a delightful treatment -- or two -- at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. After your spa appointment, relax and unwind further in our indoor and outdoor hot tubs. When your day of pampering is complete, you’ll rest peacefully in our warm and welcoming guest rooms, complete with fireplaces. We look forward to pampering you on your spa retreat.


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 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.


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!