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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.







Sophistication and Privacy Await At Luxury Rental Homes in Colorado

 The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera has been described as one of the top luxury relaxation getaways in the U.S., thanks to our cozy European-inspired construction, golf courses, stables, and breathtaking views.

Cordillera-rental-homesSome of the best luxury rental homes in Colorado are located in the vicinity of Cordillera. In addition to full access to our facilities, we also provide you with a daily shuttle to nearby ski clubs in Vail, as well as superior-quality concierge services ready to facilitate anything you need during your stay.

Book one of our family rental homes in Vail

One of our premium Lodge & Spa at Cordillera rental homes is located at 37 Hawks Leap Road. Perfect for a quick getaway, it will bring the charm of the Argentinian Andes straight to Colorado thanks to its cozy fireplace and beautifully decorated 3 bedrooms. An outdoor hot tub, pool table, and fully equipped kitchen round up the package.

On the other hand, if you're looking for a seasonal house rental in Colorado and are used to the highest standards, then our home at 2035 Cordillera Way Les Pyrenees #3 may be the answer for you. With enough room for up to 12 people, its arched windows and private decks offer unique angled views of the New York Mountain and the Sawatch Range. It was built by the same architect as our Lodge, and every detail was carefully crafted to echo Old World charm.

These two charming family rental homes in Vail can be the perfect scenario for a long-awaited high school reunion, or you can bring your team to bond in new and unimaginable ways. Book now at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera and enjoy the beautiful scenery alongside our luxury amenities and countless opportunities for adventure.














Connect with Nature at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens are the highest altitude gardens in North America. Here you can discover a unique range of alpine flora in an array of specially designed areas. You can even visit in spring, winter, and fall, as the gardens are open year-round for your enjoyment.

A Unique Botanical Garden in Vail

Among the gardens’ many draws are its collections of plant species that are scientifically significant. You can learn about PEOPLE_KIDS_girl-dancing-in-field-of-yellow-flowersthese plants through guided tours and educational workshops for children. You can even learn how to cook with freshly-picked plants with the Chef in the Garden community program. This is not just a botanical garden in Vail, it’s a place to learn about and experience nature in the mountains. They also offer a Yoga in the Park class for a fresh way to exercise. 

Visiting the gardens are a fun thing to do this summer in Colorado, but as an added plus, your admission is totally free. Head over on a summer morning and enjoy the cool air among wildflowers, native shrubs, and Aspen trees. Walk to the Observation Point and clear your head in the Meditation Areas. Let the kids explore the Children’s Garden, Schoolhouse Garden, and Schoolhouse Museum. Don’t forget to check out the array of waterfalls, water gardens, and the hiking trail up Gore Creek.

Stay with us at the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera to be close to all the fun and invigorating outdoor activities in Beaver Creek.  We’re an all-season resort, so you can stay with us during your favorite time of year and explore all that the area has to offer.









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.

SPORTS_GOLF_young-man-on-the-golf-courseGolfing in Vail: Discover 4 Amazing Golf Courses

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.










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.



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.




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.



Don’t Miss Our Salute to the Heroes Special in Colorado

At our hotel, we appreciate our service men and women. That’s why we offer the Salute to the Heroes special offer in Colorado. The Vail hotel military discount includes a 50% off our best available rate.

Soldier-saluting-in-front-of-American-flagIn appreciation of your service, we offer reservists, active duty and retired men and women of our country’s firefighters, law enforcement and armed forces our special rate. So you can stay any day of the week for some much-needed rest and relaxation. You will be required to show your government department issued ID. Our Salute to the Heroes rate is also applicable to teachers, who we know are heroes too. The special rates are subject to availability and black-out rates will apply.

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera Look Forward to Welcoming You
Our all season resort offers unforgettable experiences. You’ll find us perched atop a mountaintop, looking over the stunning Vail Valley. During the summer, you can enjoy access to some of the best golf courses in Vail Valley, just minutes from the hotel. There is also horseback riding, fly fishing and a variety of outdoor activities nearby.

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera has proudly been acknowledged by the Conde Nast Readers Poll as the top resort in Colorado for Food and Service. We have two fantastic restaurants, offering a variety of menus. When you need more time to unwind, book a treatment or two at our full service spa and salon or relax in the hot tubs and indoor and outdoor pools.

With over 8,000 acres of land, our hotel offers a wide range of activities throughout the year.

Book your Heroes special soon and head to Colorado for well-deserved R&R and plenty of fresh air!


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
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!