It was heartbreaking to many of us when the restaurants in the Vail Valley closed their doors to diners. It was heartbreaking, but a necessary step to help flatten the curve of the COVID-19 coronavirus that is sweeping over our world. The Valley’s dining experiences are part of the reason so many people visit this town, and why so many locals love living here. The closures are already having a negative economic effect but there are some great ways you can help today!
Ordering take-out is probably the easiest way to support your favorite restaurants – many of which are offering this service for the first time ever. Hovey and Harrison has just started offering a small selection of pre-made meals, essentials and alcohol in attempt to offer a small ease during this difficult time. From Turkey Pot Pies to a selection of their delicious cookies, it is an easy way to support them over the next few weeks.
Buy a Gift Card
When you purchase a gift card it helps your favorite restaurants immediately and when this is over and we can enjoy dining out again you have a planned night out on the town! Mountain Standard, one of our favorites in the Village, offers easy gift card purchases on their site.
Donate to a Staff Fund
Many restaurants around the country have started GoFundMe pages for their workers as they have been forced to let them go since the shutdown. We love Northside Kitchen and its sister restaurants, Pavalici’s Pizza and Benderz Burgers, and since the closure has temporarily laid off 104 of its workers they have set up a GoFundMe page where you can help support them with their housing costs.
Now more than ever it is important we support each other and our community. Although we may not be able to see the faces of the people we help, there is sure to be a smile at the other end of one of these purchases or gifts. We will not only survive through this but we will thrive together as a Valley again very soon!
It’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you!
Nestled in the Squaw Creek Valley in Cordillera, 15 minutes west of Beaver Creek, Colorado, Bearcat’s Cabin is the original cabin the Bearden family homesteaded during the early 20th century. Thanks to the efforts of the Cordillera Preservation Foundation and Bearcat Stables, the Cabin has been completely restored, and now acts as one of Vail’s most historic restaurant settings.
You and your family are invited to tour these historic grounds via Horse and Sleigh while sipping on your favorite beverage. Our knowledgeable team drivers will give you the history of the land and make your journey unforgettable. Bring your camera because you will want to take pictures of these majestic 2000 pound animals. After your ride, step into a piece of Colorado history as you dine in this historic setting.
The first of a five-race series in Gore Creek in Vail started on Tuesday of this week at 5:15pm and this marks the seventh years the series has been underway. The races are open to kayaks (under 9 feet, 6 inches), two-person raft teams and stand-up paddleboarders. The finish is at the International Bridge and festivities will be in full effect.
The series continues every Tuesday night through June 4. As the series wraps ups, The Town of Eagle will host and inaugural series at its new whitewater park beginning June 11.
Located on one of the most breathtaking settings in Lake Creek, this European style 5832 sqft SF is nestled in a pine forest w/over 450 ft of Lake Creek river frontage. The recently remodeled Wm Ohs kitchen is a chefs delight w/ Sub Zero glass fridge, Wolf oven & ten ft slab island. A gracious master suite w/stunning spa bath & massive closet. The beautiful landscaping is irrigated w/water rights from Lake Creek. This is a rare & exceptional estate: gated, zoned for horses, water rights & fenced.
Located on one of the most breathtaking settings in Lake Creek, this European style 5832 sqft SF is nestled in a pine forest w/over 450 ft of Lake Creek river frontage. The recently remodeled Wm Ohs kitchen is a chefs delight w/ Sub Zero glass fridge, Wolf oven & ten ft slab island. A gracious master suite w/stunning spa bath & massive closet. The beautiful landscaping is irrigated w/water rights from Lake Creek. This is a rare & exceptional estate: gated, zoned for horses, water rights & fenced. Call Suzi Apple 970-376-5417 for more details.
Enjoy 14241 Hwy 6, Eagle, CO 81631 from the bank of the river with private fishing since 1920, this blissful & tranquil 35.5 acres boasts sweeping views of dramatic Colorado vistas & radiant colorful mesas. Spectacular & rare, this land is within a gated community. The stunning Eagle River, teeming with Brown & Rainbow Trout runs thru the land. With over 950 ft of river frontage on one side & 860 ft on the other this magnificent setting is a chance in a lifetime. The setting is surprisingly quiet & protected from I 70 & the outside world. Call Suzi Apple Broker/Owner for more details. 970-376-5417 $725,000
With 300 days of annual sunshine, mild temperatures and record snowfalls, there’s never a bad time to come to Colorado. Here’s some helpful Colorado weather information to help you when planning your next Colorado adventure.
300 days of sunshine
More than 300 inches of snow at the mountain resorts
An average of 16.5 inches of precipitation (8 at lower elevations and 23 at higher elevations)
33 percent average humidity
First snow usually arrives in September (though it usually snows somewhere in the state every month, except maybe August)