Vail has a wide variety of restaurants to choose from ranging from casual family food to elegant, romantic cuisine. We are home to some world famous chefs and restaurants including Spago and Kelly Liken.
A short distance from the center of Vail is Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch which are home to several elegant restaurants with spectacular views. You can even ride a horse drawn carriage to Beano's Cabin on the mountain. Our two quaint towns of Edwards and Avon offer some inexpensive choices including Pazzo's Pizza and Fiesta Jalisco Mexican food.
The Concierge can help make any reservations that you desire.
View the current Vail Valley Dining Guide to find out what your taste buds are in the mood for during your vacation.
Vail is perhaps best known for its winter sports and world class snow. Consistently rated one of the top 5 ski resorts in North America, Vail offers a vast array of winter activities for everyone, the skier and non-skier. Our Concierge can help make reservations for any activities. For details click on the links below:
World Class Fly Fishing
Vail is home to some of the most incredible Gold Medal fishing you will find. Learn to fly fish right outside your back door at the Austria Haus on the beautiful and relaxing Gore Creek.
There are free clinics taught throughout the summer. When you are ready, the concierge can arrange for any number of wade trips.
You can find a great guide with Gore Creek Fly Fisherman.
The Vail Valley offers an abundant selection of world class golf courses with spectacular views. Vail’s first golf course is located only one mile east of Vail Village.
A short free bus ride or scenic 5 minute car ride from Vail, with breathtaking views.
The concierge can help arrange tee times at any of the Valley's eligible courses. For details on golf course in the Vail Valley click on the link below:
Biking / Cycling
Whether you are looking for a casual scenic trail or a challenging (I can eat all the pizza at night I want trail), the Vail Valley has it all.
There is an abundance of trails for different skill levels. There is a even the paved bike path that you can either ride casually through town or go all the way to Breckenridge and back.
For more information click on a link below:
Horseback riding is a fun and authentic way to experience the West!
There are several stables and ranches in the Vail Valley that offer trips for various length of time. A popular place that is not too far from the Austria Haus is the beautiful Piney River Ranch which offers horseback riding as well as fishing, and hiking. Whatever your preference, there is something for everyone. Let our Concierge know what you are looking for.
For details on one of the great ranches click below:
Rafting and Kayaking
Thanks to the wonderful snow melt each year, the Vail Valley has some of the most incredible white water rafting and kayaking in North America.
There are plenty of options for everyone ranging from family floats to class 5 rapids.
Each year Vail Village hosts the popular teva games (www.tevamountaingames.com) for those that like to watch the excitement of competition kayaking on the banks for the Gore.
- For more information on a few of our great rafting companies, click one of the links below:
Hiking and Backpacking
Vail is a magnificent place to go hiking and backpacking; not only to get some exercise but to explore the abundant wildflowers and wildlife that thrive in the high country of Colorado.
Whether you are looking for a gentle hike in the woods, a picnic at a pristine alpine lake or are ready to tackle one of Colorado's famous 14,000-foot peaks (14ers), the Vail Valley and surrounding area has something for everyone. For more information call the U.S. Forest Service 970-827-5715. Or if you prefer, guided hikes are available through the Vail Recreation District or the Beaver Creek Hiking Center.
Vail Entertainment and Events
Vail is always alive with activity during every season.
Whether your tastes lead you to the symphony or the ballet or to barbeque on the mountain, Vail has it all.
Listening to music at the Ford Amphitheatre, at Pepi's or somewhere else in the Village, you'll be entertained.
Click the Vail Events Calendar to see what might strike your fancy.
The Vail Valley has both a local airport which is about a 45 minute drive to the center of Vail or the Denver International Airport located a scenic 2 hour drive away. If you don’t feel like driving yourself or renting transportation, shuttle services and limo services are available as well. CME is one of the most popular ways to travel from the airport, offering door to door services. For local flight and transportation information click below: