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.
Paper Lantern Making Workshop with Helen Hiebert – Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Vail Public Library, Free Create your paper lantern at a free workshop in the Library Community Room with local paper artist Helen Hiebert. Bring your paper lantern to the Winter Solstice Lantern Walk through Vail Village following the workshop. Complimentary LED lights for your lanterns will be provided to those participating in the lantern walk. RVSP to email@example.com or 970-479-2344. Please indicate number in your party; children must be accompanied by an adult. artinvail.com
Winter Solstice Lantern Walk – Wednesday, Dec. 21, 5 p.m. – Vail Village, Slifer Square by the Covered Bridge, Free Complimentary LED lights for your lantern will be distributed from 4:45 to 5 p.m. Falling upon the winter solstice, enjoy this artful community celebration of light. Arrive early in Slifer Square to decorate a holiday cookie before the walk from 4 to 5 p.m. The short jolly procession through Vail Village will include illuminated lanterns, live music and other treats as the walk winds its way to the Gore Creek Promenade for the opening celebration of the Tenth Annual Vail Winterfest Ice Theater presented by Vicki and Kent Logan. The Paper Lantern Workshops and Winter Solstice Lantern Walk are generously funded by Doe Browning. artinvail.com gatewayland.com
Feb. 25th-March 2nd 2019. Come watch the best of the best of the worlds top snowboarding athletes compete in both slope style and halfpipe! An entertainment packed lineup with 4 nights of free music, food and drink, along with fun for the kids. Vail is the iconic setting for such a competition.
Thinking about making Vail your next home? Swing into the Gateway office, have a cup of cocoa or coffee and let us help you go over your options. We are at 183 Gore Creek Drive, right outside of the food and drink tents for The Open!
Introduce your little ones to North America’s first sport, snowshoeing! A Naturalist will take you on a gentle walk and introduce the family to winter nature on the mountain. Designed for families with children ages 4-9, FREE or available from 10 and up. Check out their website for times and more information.
If you haven’t gotten the opportunity to stay at the newly renovated Inn at Riverwalk you are missing out! Nestled between the mountains and river in downtown Edwards, the Inn at Riverwalk is my go to hotel for a weekend getaway or inviting family in town!
Tastefully renovated from top to bottom, with a cozy mountain modern feel. It was so relaxing sitting in the hot tub as you hear the river running past! The lobby is warm and inviting, we cozied up next to the fireplace drinking mocha from the espresso machine and snacking on their DIY trail mix bar.
There is something for everyone in the family to do with its prime Riverwalk location. Shopping and dining, ski shuttle to Beaver Creek and Arrowhead, along with free snowshoes and sleds for the kids. Even bikes to take out in the summertime!
It felt like home away from home, and reasonably priced which is hard to come by in the valley! Looking to buy/sell a home in the area? I would love to go over your options with you! I can be reached at (720) 275-3186 or RealEstatewithHope@gmail.com!
Why do we call this wonderful time of year Indian Summer? There are many theories, “Indian Giver” is one of the better known sources for this term.
Indian Summer refers to very unseasonable warm and dry weather in late Autumn. There is usually a cold spell with frost preceding this most pleasurable time of year, which lures many into pondering what Winters blustery days might bring! Instead, much to our satisfaction, Indian Summer creeps in, giving us one last opportunity to savor the fading impressions of Summer…Never quite knowing if this magical time will be snatched away in an instant, much like the reputation of an Indian Giver!
Indian Summer here in the Vail Valley usually continues into mid-November, which means there’s still plenty of time left to get out there and take in the beauty that surrounds us!
Eagle County‘s first Trophy Home dates back 6,000 years! Built buy nomadic Native Americans, the historical, well preserved Yarmony Pit House was in use through the 1800’s. Native American’s nestled at this site during the long Colorado winters, using this habitation for hunting grounds for thousands of years! They gathered here prior to the Anasazi Indians creating Colorado’s Mesa Verde and well before the Great Pyramids of Egypt or Stonehenge were erected!
First unearthed in 1987 near State Bridge, the Yarmony Pit House is one of Colorado‘s oldest archaeological sites. Discovered accidentally during a routine road improvement project, Yarmony Pit House soon changed the previously held perception as to how far north Native Americans wintered.
Over 4,000 unscathed artifacts were unearthed during the excavation headed by Michael D. Metcalf. To preserve the Yaromony site, archaeologist’s have back-filled the area with sand. This not only preserves the integrity of the pit houses, but will also allow future archaeologist’s to re-explore this area without further contamination or erosion to the site. Metcalf would like to expand the survey to include more of Colorado’s River valleys with the intent of discovering more Native American Pit Houses, which will in turn fill in some of the gaps in our Colorful Colorado history!
The Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail offers an endless variety of outdoor experiences! Time is running out for their 2016 guided day hikes. Have your gear packed for possible inclement weather, along with your lunch, snacks and plenty of fluids! Adult’s $80 / $75 for VRD taxpayers.
Come and get inspired at the 2016 Global Solutions Forum in Vail. This event is a collaboration of SStS Partners, alumni, global liaisons and businesses to discuss strategies in global education and ethical leadership. There will be a public venue at the Global Solutions Forum on
Friday, October 14th from 8:30a – 12:30p.
This event will be held in the Peter Abuisi Theater
Take the Gondola up to the top of Vail Mountain and enjoy a guided Nature Hike any day of the week from 11-12 or 2-3!
On Thursdays and Saturdays from 7p-8p an awesome evening hike is another option available for you to get out and come alive with nature! There is no fee for any of these beautiful hikes.
Be sure to wear/pack the proper attire, including comfortable walking/hiking shoes and bring water! Don’t forget your Ski Pass to ride the Gondola at no charge or purchase a Gondola round-trip ticket for $34