Things to do in Edwards, Colorado

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

 


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!


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.


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.

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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.