Things to do in Edwards, Colorado

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.

Where to Propose in VailThe Alpenglow Lawn
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!


The 2016 Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships

You won’t want to miss one of the biggest snowboarding championships in Colorado, happening in Vail.

As snowboarding events in Vail go, the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships are much anticipated. It’s a time for the world’s best to come together and compete at Golden Peak for the main title in Slopestyle and Halfpipe.

Burton US Open Snowboarding ChampionshipsBurton US Open
February 29 – March 5 2016
Vail Mountain

The event originally took place some 34 years ago and is, to date, the longest-running snowboarding competition on the globe. The event draws the top riders from around the world, all competing for the US Open title. Come and witness Olympic-level snowboarding and slopestyle competitions during the day, and by night, visitors can enjoy free live concerts from some top acts.

If you’re coming to town for the event, book your stay with us. The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera promises unsurpassed views over Vail Valley and some never-to-be-forgotten experiences.The Vail Gondola Club can be taken advantage of by guests of the lodge for $40 per pair and offers the perfect retreat to warm your feet. The lodge provides a ski valet, equipment storage and beverage services complete with lavish lounge and private decks that overlook Vail Village. Additional amenities include:

  • Complimentary ski shuttle service
  • Private locker and guest privileges
  • Luxurious lounge and hearth room
  • Private access facility
  • Boot drying
  • Equipment storage
  • Ski butler
  • Snowboard and ski rental as well as tune services
  • Free Wi-Fi access and member laptop

Whether you are looking for somewhere to unwind after watching the day’s events or somewhere the whole family can hang out together and enjoy winter activities, we offer a myriad of things to do so you can truly embrace the charm and convenience of our lodge.

We look forward to welcoming you during the Burton US Open.


Can You Complete the Talons Challenge Weekend in Beaver Creek?

Put your skills to the test at this downhill challenge at Beaver Creek.

The 2016 Talons Challenge is an exclusive opportunity for skiers and riders from all over to test their skill at conquering the park's unique terrain. The event gets the name "Talons" from the collection of runs themselves – Birds of Prey, Grouse Mountain, and Larkspur Bowl. This is the ultimate playground of Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard Schools.

Talons Challenge Weekend in Beaver Creek2016 Talons Challenge
Saturday, February 20th
Beaver Creek, Colorado 

The 13th Talons Challenge Weekend in Beaver Creek is the one day this year when the public gets to try their hand at tackling the famous 14-run challenge. The course is sure to keep all athletes on their toes with black diamond and double black diamond runs that drop over 26,000 vertical feet. There are 14 runs in all and anyone who completes them all will be put on the Talons Wall of Fame. Anyone who plans to take on the mountain should bring their A-game because the mountain yields to no one.

The lifts open at 8:30am and participants can take on the mountain at their own pace. After each run, a participant must have it punched off on their credential by a staff member and then get back on the lift for the next run. They'll probably want to be on the slopes all day, but after 12pm athletes may enjoy complimentary food and drink, commemorative gifts, and more fun at the Talons Après Party from 12-4pm.

Ski Beaver Creek During the Day, Stay with Us Overnight

Downhill skiing in Beaver Creek draws thousands of visitors and adventure seekers to the area every year. When you take advantage of everything the mountains have to offer, we invite you to join us at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. When you stay at our lodge, you’ll receive access to the Cordillera Beaver Creek Ski Club, which offers a wide array of amenities and a luxurious reprieve should you need a break from the challenge.

We wish you the best of luck!


A Warm and Happy New Year from The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera!

Our Vail Valley lodge wishes you all the best in the new year.

In just one day, we’ll be ending 2015 and starting a new year. Can you believe it? We’re so grateful for all of the guests that have joined us in the past year and celebrated so many special occasions with us. From our family to yours, The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera wishes you and yours a happy and healthy new year.

The Lodge & Spa at CordilleraNew Year’s Eve is an exciting time to be in the Vail Valley, with events taking place for the holiday in Vail and Beaver Creek! Vail’s New Year’s Eve Celebration features the Torchlight Parade at Golden Peak with skiers forming a ski train and illuminating the peak with glow sticks, followed by a fireworks display. Beaver Creek’s Winterfest is in full swing until January 2nd, with activities on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, such as the New Year’s Eve Ski Down, Kids’ Winter Wonder Parade, New Year’s Eve Family Bash, and more.

In 2016, we hope you’ll make a resolution to visit The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera! Join us this winter for some quality time on the slopes before ski season ends, or visit in the spring and summer and hit the green for a round of golf on our famous courses. Whichever season you choose to visit, your experience at our lodge will be one that’s relaxing, indulgent, and refreshing.

Happy New Year!


Seasons Greetings from The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera

Warm wishes to you and yours from The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera!

The holiday season is one of the most magical times of the year, and all of us at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera hope the holidays bring you great cheer and memories with the ones you love the most.

In the mountains, holiday spirit is in the air, with plenty of holiday events taking place. From now until January 2nd, Beaver Creek Winterfest will be in full effect with events for the kids such as A Visit with Santa, the Kids’ Winter Wonder Parade, and fun-themed skate nights.

Celebrate the holidays with us at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera by gifting yourself with a winter mountain retreat! Take advantage of our 20/20/20 Winter Special and enjoy a 20% discount on accommodations, a $20 daily food and beverage credit, and 20% off spa services on a minimum two-night stay (based on availability – terms and conditions apply). Cozy up by a fire, indulge in s’mores, and take in beautiful views of the snow-covered mountains.

Happy Holidays!


'Tis the Season for Vail Holidaze!

Vail Holidaze

The holiday season in Vail will be in full swing this December!

If you enjoy freshly fallen snow, the excitement of the holidays, and all the festivities that come with this time of year, you'll love Vail Holidaze. This special event in Vail, Colorado, takes place in December. From seasoned locals to wide-eyed visitors from around the world, everybody wants to join in the fun and festivities of this beautiful seasonal event. Kids and adults alike get to feel the true holiday spirit in the festive Vail tradition.

Exciting events for Vail Holidaze are taking place from December 18th - 20th and on the 31st. One of the most popular events is the Vail Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by Alpine Bank on December 20th, 2015, at 5 p.m. in the Slifer Plaza in Vail Village. The ceremony is followed immediately by a favorite of young and old: the annual Vail Lantern Walk. Other Vail Holidaze activities include holiday cookie decorating, Vail Noel Nights, and arts and crafts events. More activities, times, dates, and locations during Vail Holidaze are available on the official website. 

If you're lucky enough to be in Vail for New Year's Eve, you're in for another annual Vail holiday treat. New Years Eve in Vail is always a party. From the Torchlight Parade to the fireworks, you're sure to find fun for the entire family. 

When you need a great place to stay while in Vail for the holidays, choose The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera for luxurious amenities and a festive atmosphere. You'll enjoy excellent food and comfortable rooms as you take advantage of all that Vail has to offer this holiday season. Visit our website to start planning your Vail holiday getaway.

 


Holiday Delights Abound at the Beaver Creek WinterFest!

Beaver Creek Winterfest

Join the community and celebrate during the fantastic 2015 WinterFest this December!

Snow might be approaching the Colorado region, but that's good news for this year's winter extravaganza. Don't miss out on the Beaver Creek WinterFest, hosted between December 19th, 2015, and January 2nd, 2016! Each day, you'll experience different winter activities geared toward both the young and old. Activities start in the afternoon on the weekdays and in the morning during the weekends.

Past WinterFest performances have included talented magicians and jugglers at the Vilar Performing Arts Center and the surrounding area. To celebrate the holiday season in Beaver Creek, amazing sculptures will be created out of ordinary ice blocks. Figure skating shows, holiday caroling, and sing-alongs are also part of the fun as the year winds down, and you won’t want to miss the big fireworks show on New Year's Eve. More details will be available as the event draws closer.

Take a little break from the fun and enjoy a meal at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera’s restaurant, The Mirador. Afterward, take advantage of the skier shuttle at our hotel to reach the Cordillera Mountain Club at Beaver Creek. You won't miss a beat at the Winterfest, and the entire family will have incredible memories of their time on the slopes or at the ice rink. Visit our hotel website today for more information, and make your holiday season one to remember at this year’s Beaver Creek WinterFest.


See the Vail Valley on The Cordillera Nordic Experience!

These winter activities in the Vail Valley make for the perfect day trip.

As the snow begins to fall in Colorado, hitting the slopes isn’t the only thing you should do during the winter season. Bundle up, strap on a pair of snowshoes or Nordic skis,  and see the snow-covered mountains and trees. Whether you’re looking to plan the perfect romantic date or family trip, The Cordillera Nordic Experience will not disappoint. 

Cordillera Nordic ExperienceOnce fresh powder coats the grounds of Cordillera and the National Forest, thousands of acres are yours to explore. Take an adventure along the ski tracks and snowshoe trails and see the mountains in a whole new light. You can even take a trek across the golf courses during the winter months. Equipment rentals are available, along with assistance from expert ski instructors. 

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera offers visitors stunning views of the Rockies and a wide array of fun winter activities. Nearly all of our guest rooms and suites are equipped with fireplaces, so you’ll be able to warm up and get comfy when you’re finished exploring the great outdoors. After spending the day on The Cordillera Nordic Experience, you’re bound to have worked up an appetite. Visit our award-winning restaurant, The Mirador for a fine dining experience.


Rock the Mountains at Vail Snow Daze!

Vail Snow Daze

Come watch top performers heat things up in beautiful Colorado during ski season in Vail.

Are you looking for things to do this winter in Vail? With ski season in Vail in full-swing, you’ll definitely want to spend some time in the mountains. Enjoy conquering the slopes or going on horse drawn sleigh rides, which are perfect for family outings. Do you want to create romantic moments with your loved one? Ice skating hand in hand or camping under the stars may be a nice start. If you’re visiting in mid-December, you’ll definitely want to end the day rocking out at Vail Snow Daze.

From December 11th - 13th, 2015, you’ll enjoy free evening winter concerts in Vail, along with après parties. This spectacular event has included past performers such as Wilco, Rusted Root, and Barenaked Ladies, while the current lineup is to be announced. There’s never a dull moment during the Vail Snow Daze concert series. During the day, if you feel like taking a break from your winter outdoor activities, you can also stop by the sponsor expo village. 

After a long day of skiing, riding snowmobiles, and jamming to your favorite tunes at Vail Snow Daze, you will likely be more than ready to sip on a tasty warm drink or curl up in front of a crackling fire. Our friendly staff at the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera invite you to stay with us during the winter season. Visit our website to learn more about our accommodations, our friendly staff and our activities.

 


We Salute Our Heroes with a Military Hotel Discount in Edwards, Colorado!

Military Hotel Discount in Edwards Colorado

Take advantage of our Salute to the Heroes Rate this fall!

When you sacrifice so much for our country, we're happy to provide some thanks in return. We welcome all of our country's heroes with a military hotel discount in Edwards, Colorado. As you enter our Belgium chateau-style property, you'll feel every worry melting away. You deserve to relax on your vacation after our staff checks you into a luxurious room with a view of the surrounding landscape.

Veterans Day in Colorado can't get any better than right here at our resort. Unwind and take in some of the amazing activities we have to offer during this beautiful time of the year. Head down to the river and enjoy an entire day of fly-fishing. Our region is also known for its grand golf courses, so you may want to hit the green. Go horseback riding and take off into nature to gaze at the towering mountains above. When you return, you'll have a huge appetite to satisfy at our wonderful restaurant, The Mirador.

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is pleased to offer 50% off our best available rates (black out dates, along with terms and conditions apply). Our Cordillera military rate applies to both active and retired personnel; simply bring your applicable identification card. In addition to members of the armed forces, our Salute to the Heroes Rate is available to law enforcement, first responders, and teachers. Make your reservations with us soon and enjoy a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.