Come See the Vail International Dance Festival!

The Vail Valley Foundation offers an incredible performing arts experience in scenic Vail Valley.

Summer is a time of energy and celebration in Vail Valley, and one summer festival in Vail is bringing the experience of a lifetime to those who travel into town for the event. Vail dance enthusiasts and those who are curious about the world of dance can experience cultures from all over the world expressed through the magic of performance art. Don't miss the amazing Vail International Dance Festival, which is brought to you by the Vail Valley Foundation.

Vail International Dance FestivalThe festival is held from July 27th to August 10th, 2015 and visitors are treated to performances by some of the best dancers in the world. Past performances have featured the New York City Ballet, the Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet, the Harlem Dance Company and the Hamburg Ballet. Because the event is extremely popular, those who want the best seats and the lowest ticket prices are advised to reserve in advance. If you like to celebrate the arts in style, tickets are available to the event's White Party and other galas, where you can enjoy good food, good drinks and the company of fellow dance enthusiasts.

There are also a variety of free acts available, so if you want a taste of the experience before deciding to commit, feel free to sit in on a performance or two. The events are held at several venues across Vail, so you can experience more of the area in addition to enjoying world-class dancing. For festival attendees who are practicing dancers, a series of master classes in a variety of disciplines are available as well, and there are various dance challenges that allow you to test your skills in a friendly competition.

While you're in town for the festival, you can relax at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. If you're a dancer who's worn out from classes, treat yourself to some time at our award-winning spa. Our comfortable and well-appointed rooms are the perfect place to unwind in between events.

Vail Art Walks Every Wednesday During the Summer!

Free tours in Vail offer a sense of the importance of art to our community.

Every Wednesday during the summer, you have the opportunity to be a part of guided tours that are part of the Vail Art Walks. These one-hour primers on how important art is to a community focus specifically on the role it has played in the development of Vail as a haven for the artistic community.

Vail Art WalksWithin a glimpse of the Vail Village itself, you have a chance to explore the public art collection that includes many different forms of expression, which have made art the essence of the culture here. Vail Art Walks show not only the standard sculptures, murals, and paintings you’d expect to see, but also how different sites have been able to adapt their spaces into new forms of art. This even includes examples within the surroundings of a playground.

Even before that takes place, you get an introduction at the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum that leads into a fascinating explanation of the history behind Vail Valley. In addition, Vail Mountain's founding leads into an explanation of how the village has come to achieve a symbiotic relationship between the skiing and artistic communities.

This is a perfect way to spend a summer Wednesday in Vail since it helps you absorb exactly what this community is truly like. This helps you appreciate the efforts that have taken place over the years to make art in Vail a true happening. 

There's so much to absorb that you’ll want to recharge at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. The summer months are filled with golf, horseback riding and fly-fishing options available to guests. Our comfortable accommodations and great location allow guests to simply relax while enjoying great views of the Rockies.

Enjoy Crazy Mountain Brewery Hot Summer Nights in Vail!

Stay and celebrate the summer at free concerts in the Vail Valley.

Summer is the perfect time for families, couples, and friends to to get away from the hustle of everyday life and have a little fun. If you’re looking to add some excitement to your hot, summer evenings, look no further than the Vail Valley. Rock out all night at Crazy Mountain Brewery Hot Sumer Nights!

This Vail summer concert series features an exciting lineup of outdoor performances at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. The series of free concerts offers fun for the whole family, where acts range from rock, to funk, to acoustic folk. Before the main acts go on, there will be plenty of music, yard games, and beer to taste from the Crazy Mountain Brewery itself. Participate in the Koozie Club to help support Vail Valley Foundation’s free concerts and you’ll receive a ticket for a free beer at each show. 

Crazy Mountain Brewery Hot Summer NightsCrazy Mountain Brewery Hot Summer Nights
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM

  • June 30th - The Revivalists
  • July 7th - Nahko and Medicine for the People
  • July 14th - Zach Deputy
  • July 21st - 8150 Urban Dance Challenge
  • August 11th - Super Diamond - The Neil Diamond Tribute
  • August 18th - Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Whether you come into town to see one show or all of the Crazy Mountain Brewery Hot Summer Nights shows, you're invited to stay at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. This well-appointed lodge sets the standard for state-of-the-art spa service, so you can unwind in comfort before and after a fun-filled day of scenic Vail Valley exploration.


Saddle Up for Spectacular Horseback Riding in Vail This Summer

Horseback Riding in Vail

Discover your inner equestrian with horseback riding lessons in the Vail Valley.

Colorado might be known for its famous skiing vacations, but spring and summer melt away all that snow to create gorgeous meadows just waiting for horses and the visitors brave enough to ride them. Find your peace while horseback riding in Vail Valley on vacation. Your scenery backdrop couldn't be any better; rolling mountaintops and deep valleys create dramatic shadows and plant life that's found nowhere else. Come explore Vail Valley this summer.

Start your vacation at the Bearcat Stables for an unforgettable horseback riding session. Professionals guide you through all the safety parameters, whether you're a seasoned enthusiast or a brand-new rider. Hop on the horses for either a short or long ride based on your experience. Guides take you through gorgeous meadows and other areas to make your day unique. Anyone can learn to horseback ride, so check this activity off on your bucket list this summer.

Summer activities at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera are vast, so visiting our website is the best way to organize your vacation. Our unique property boasts outdoor excitement with luxurious accommodations, and our staff is happy to explain any activity to find the right fit for your desires and needs. You can always stretch out in our grand lobby while you decide on the next great adventure for the whole family.

A Luxury Cordillera Golf Package Awaits!

The Colorado mountains hold the key to a golfer’s dream getaway with this special golf vacation package.

Golf enthusiasts seeking an 18-hole summer getaway can find their oasis here at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. Our Cordillera golf package offers vacationers the ultimate sporting experience. It includes a discounted room and a round of golf on greens conceived by some of the greatest participants in the sport.  

Cordillera Golf CourseStay & Play Golf Package

  • One discounted guest room
  • One round of golf on your Cordillera course of choice
  • Terms and conditions apply

The highly acclaimed Colorado golf resort offers some of the best golfing in the Vail Valley as well as spectacular views. The package includes play on one of three courses individually designed by golf greats Tom Fazio, Hale Irwin and Jack Nicklaus. The resort provides convenient transportation to and from allc ourses, which promise to challenge all player levels. 

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera offers guests a fantastic getaway for golf enthusiasts and vacationers in need of a spa respite. When you are not golfing or relaxing the spa, you can take in the surrounding mountains from the resort’s picturesque vantage points or unwind in the resort lounge, in front of a wood-burning fireplace. For room and package availability, call 1 (800) 877-3529 or visit our website.

Summer Fun in the Vail Valley at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera!

Summer Fun in the Vail Valley

Participate in these fun seasonal activities in the Vail Valley.

The weather’s getting more beautiful each day in the Centennial State! Take advantage of warmer temperatures and sunny skies on your upcoming visit by exploring the great outdoors. Participate in these activities and have some summer fun in the Vail Valley.  

Fly Fishing
Reel ‘em in at our Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or have never gone fly fishing before, guides from Fly Fishing Outfitters can teach you the ropes and help you improve your technique while you fish our private waters or explore some of the best trout streams that Beaver Creek and Vail have to offer.  

Horseback Riding
Giddy up! Bearcat Stables will pair you up with a horse that meets your riding level and personality and guide you through some incredible trails in the Rocky Mountains. Whether you choose a few hour trip or multi-day excursion, you will certainly take in some incredible views of flora and Colorado wildlife. 

Whitewater Rafting
Paddle through the rapids and canyons along with Colorado, Eagle, and Arkansas Rivers. Timberline Tours offers trips for rafters of all ages and skill levels! Whether you want to float along, go on an adventure, or are up for a challenge, the Vail area has it all.  

Make this summer one to remember at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera! During the summer months, take a dip in our beautiful outdoor pool and enjoy Irish pub fare and draft beers at the Grouse on the Green. Regardless of the room style you choose, our Edwards, Colorado location affords incredible views of the Rocky Mountains and lush summer greenery.

Join us for summer fun in the Vail Valley

Celebrate the 4th of July in Vail at Vail America Days™!

Join in on the patriotic fun at Vail, Colorado’s 4th of July celebration.

The 4th of July is right around the corner and Vail, Colorado rings in the patriotic holiday in a big way. Get ready for a parade and fireworks filled with red, white, and blue pride at Vail America Days™! 

4th of July in Vail

Vail America Days
July 4th, 2015 
Vail, Colorado
Parade: 10 AM
Fireworks: 9:30 PM 

Vail America Days™ feature one of the biggest 4th of July parades in the Centennial State. Classic cars, musical groups, and other organizations will march from Golden Peak, through the villages, and end in Lionshead, putting on a show for spectators. When dusk hits Vail, fireworks will shoot into the sky, coordinated to patriotic music. This year’s theme is Celebrate the USA! Great Moments in American History.

If you’re planning on getting away for the 4th of July weekend, the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is the perfect retreat. Offering plenty of fun, summer activities and close proximity to Vail Independence Day activities, your holiday vacation will be filled with ease and great memories. Before the fireworks show, gather around our fire pit for s’mores and a glass of wine.

Celebrate the 4th of July in Vail at Vail America Days™ and the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera!

Escape to The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera for the Ultimate Girls Getaway in the Vail Valley!

Let the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera pamper you and your friends with our special Vail Valley getaway offer.

Sometimes you just need to get away, and what’s better than taking a trip with your best gal pals? Catch up with your girlfriends, enjoy some quality rest and relaxation time, and indulge in spa services and fine dining. With our special offer, your girls getaway in the Vail Valley will be one to remember. 

Girls Getaway in the Vail ValleyGirls Getaway Package

  • One slumber goodie bag per person
  • Champagne
  • One facial or massage per person

Rated one of the top spas and ski resorts in the country, The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera offers magnificent views of the Vail Valley and Sawatch Range. Lounge poolside during the day and sit around a fire during the evening while you bond with your best friends. If you’re feeling adventurous,  go on a hike or horseback ride, or take advantage of our shuttle and splurge on a shopping trip at the Riverwalk. 

We look forward to welcoming your group of girlfriends for your girls getaway in the Vail Valley!

Create the Perfect Summer Wedding at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera!

Turn your Dream Wedding into a Reality. Book our Venue at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera.

Tucked away in the mountains, our Lodge is the perfect setting for your summer wedding in the Vail Valley. Create the wedding that you’ve always imagined and book our wedding venue at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. 

11169816_10152736476356780_2988130975165113580_nCordillera Gazebo offers gorgeous views all around, which features Shepard’s hooks and planter boxes for easy floral decor. Located right in the heart of the mountains, our gazebo can accommodate up to 200 guests.

Overlook Lawn features panoramic views of the Sawatch Mountain Range, truly capturing the essence of a mountain wedding in Colorado. Our Overlook Lawn can accommodate up to 200 guests.

Pool Patio is the perfect setting for an outdoor cocktail reception, which features a built in bar and relaxed atmosphere which can accommodate up to 200 guests.

Alpenglow Lawn: Enjoy stunning views of the Sawatch and New York Mountain Ranges while enjoying 11113115_10152736476091780_798024075657950732_nyour tented reception on our Alpenglow Lawn, which can accommodate up to 200 people sit down banquet style.


Up to 150 guests for reception with dance floor
Up to 200 guests for reception without dance floor
Up to 200 guests for ceremony

If planning an outdoor summer ceremony, look no further than our wedding venues in the Vail Valley. In addition, we have several indoor wedding venues that are perfect for any season. Click here for more information regarding our Colorado event spaces at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera.

Cordillera Golf Courses - Perfect for your Father’s Day Getaway in the Vail Valley!

Tee off with Dad this Father’s Day. Enjoy our golf courses in the Vail Valley!

11140079_10152728059811780_191005616122248750_nSearching for the best things to do with Dad this Father’s Day? Dad will love our golf courses at our Lodge. Plan a Father’s Day getaway with us in the Vail Valley and enjoy our spectacular courses, perfect for all skill levels. Complimentary transportation will be provided to/from all Cordillera owned courses.

The Valley Course, open now. The Tom Fazio Signature Design course is 7,091 yards, Par 71 and 18-holes. The primarily southern exposure and low elevation allows the course to stay open for an extended season, now through October.

The Mountain Course, opens May 22nd. The Hale Irwin Signature Design course features 18-holes on the Ranch at Cordillera. The 7,457-yard, par 72 course is challenging, featuring elevated trees, narrow fairways and rolling, high alpine meadows.

The Summit Course, opens June 5th. The Jack Nicklaus Signature Design is crafted on 190 mountaintop acres and offers hundred-mile views of the Rockies for every player to admire.

The Short Course. The Dave Pelz Signature Design features 9-holes which is perfect for serious golfers and families alike.

Click here to learn more about each course.

Planning a golf getaway at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera? Take advantage of our Stay & Play Golf Package. Our hotel offer features:

A discounted room rate and one round of golf at one of the following Cordillera courses: the Jack Nicklaus Course, the Hale Irwin Mountain Course or the Tom Fazio Valley Course.

Plan your Father’s Day getaway at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera today!