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The heart of the city of Vail where most of the area's restaurants, shops and attractions are located.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed walking around during the day & night. So many shops and loved watching the ice skating at night. The Village was decorated for Christmas. The Village reminded me of the Hallmark Christmas movies you see on tv.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LeighKelley17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vail Valley Village is very Beautiful. Tons of shops and restaurants. It was in walking distance from Manor Vail Lodge.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BeverlyA287
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We never miss a chance to visit Vail when in the area. The day we visited it was market day. Lots of vendors and people.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

We were there this past week..We are not skiers so knew it was going to be quiet.Loved the village!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Amy S
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We were there in the fall just to see Vail. We were not particularly impresses. Of course we were not there to ski. Breckenridge was a much more interesting town given not skiing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed October 13, 2018

I'm reminded this month of a trip my wife and I took to Vail, Colorado, last October 2017. We also went to Aspen that same month. Of the two, we preferred Vail the most. (We also enjoyed Aspen). Vail was easier to get to from...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Wayfairing_Man
Reviewed October 9, 2018

So well organized, so nice and clean, filled with great friendly and helpful peolpe , I sam most impresed and will be back asp !! There were 25 of us and they had something for all !! The little parks,water fountains, settings and views, no...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Susana V
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Beautiful downtown- GREAT BREWERY!!!! Shops are fabulous and the store keepers were very nice! We will be back!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michelle N
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We were in Vail visiting friends, and came into town from Texas to experience the fun Fourth of July parade, (always an interesting day, as we are Brits!!) My favourite performers were the men with the folding lawn chair routine - excellent fun! Plenty of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lin - F
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Known as a winter wonderland, Vail is not to be missed during the early fall. The leaves are changing, the evening air is crisp and cool, and the crowds are thinning out. While some features are more limited (I.e. the gondolas only run Fri, Sat,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ron y
June 19, 2018|
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Response from OnThe50Yardline | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend skiing at Breckenridge which is 40 minutes away and closer to Denver. They are higher elevation (9,600 feet at base) because Vail is lower elevation and the front of the Mountain melts early in the spring... More
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Response from Edgardo M | Reviewed this property |
In most sport goods stores you can find hiking maps with a difficulty rating and expected time for the whole run. The selection of the best runs depends on your condition and expertise level besides weather conditions that... More
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Christy1
Seattle, Wa
Best grocery store in the Vail Valley? (3 Replies)
We're based in Avon but willing to drive to Vail or whereever to find a good grocery. Non factory famed meat, organic produce, good rustic breads, good cheese section, that sort of thing. Thanks.
February 03, 2015|
Response fromdogmama|
The best cheese selection is at the City Market in Avon, it's a outpost of Murray's Cheese Shop in NYC, they also have a decent selection of organic produce, there are some Crystal Farm meats too but you are better off trying Cut in Edwards for specialty meat and fish, they might still have cheese next door at Dish too. Some people like Avon Bakery for their organic breads. The closest Whole Foods is in Frisco about 45 minutes away. Door to Door Organics delivers a couple days a week from...More
ec07
Wicklow, Ireland
mountain musher company in Vail Valley (3 Replies)
Hi I am staying in Copper Mountain 01-09 Jan and want to take a dog sledding tour, copper mountain have recommended Alpine Adventures however their tour is not as good as mountain musher but the agent in copper mountain have said they have never heard of mountain musher has anyone used them and how good are they?
November 15, 2008|
Response fromec07|
Hi Thanks for your reply I have looked into all the companies and mountain mushers seem to have one of the best tours and also they use both siberian and alaskan huskies whereas others only use alaskan I will consider alpine more thanks
J M
Atlanta, Georgia
Restaurants, things not to miss (3 Replies)
We head to BC tomorrow. Can't wait! Haven't seen much discussion on restaurants or things to do (besides skiing). We like high end places but also those simple or odd places that make people love BC. We would also be interested in nearby villages or small towns. In short, something that just stands out as, if you visited the BC/Vail Valley only one time, what would that be the one restaurant or non-skiing activity you would not miss?
January 13, 2012|
Response fromvailrealtor|
I always suggest getting OUT of the resort if you really want to find unique experiences. Here are a few suggestions: Try the Village of Edwards, just 5 minutes west. About 16 restaurants there, cute shopping area. The high end choices there would be Juniper or Zino's. For funky fun places try the GasHouse, Dish or Sato's (sushi) Try Vista at Arrowhead, great food, great music. All the restaurants in Vail & Beaver Creek are outstanding but as far as unique, I'd recommend Beano's or...More