Vail – An Outdoor Lover's Paradise

Located in Eagle County, Colorado, and surrounded by the White River National Forest, the town of Vail is an outdoor lover’s dream. Vacationers come from near and far to enjoy the aspen-cloaked Vail Valley, defined by the jagged Gore Range to the north and the granite Sawatch escarpments to the south. Coursing through the valley is the gleaming Eagle River.

In the winter, Vail is one of the country’s most celebrated ski resorts, consistently garnering top honors from skiers and ski magazines. With a maximum elevation of 11,570 feet, Vail Mountain has 33 lifts, 5,289 skiable acres, and 193 marked trails.

Winter and early spring are traditionally the most popular times in Vail, with visitors often scoring that elusive blend of thick, dry powder and azure skies.

However, summer is quickly gaining in popularity. Vail Valley is an ideal place to explore the high country by bike, on foot, or on horseback. There are also dozens of trails that meander through the White River National Forest.

For river fans, the Eagle River offers excellent fishing opportunities, primarily for brook and brown trout in the 6- to 12-inch range. And there is some thrilling rafting in Gore Canyon on the Colorado River west of Vail, particularly in spring when the river is boiling with snow runoff.

Spring, summer, winter, or fall, Vail offers something captivating for the outdoor enthusiast.

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Live Like the Locals
VRBO Homeowners Share Details about their Homes in Vail, Colorado

Buffehr Creek Luxury Home — Property 71198

  • Favorite ski and snowboard spots: Buzzes.

  • Recommended trail for hiking: Piney Lake.

  • Choice of restaurants and shopping areas: Vail Village.

  • Our home is spacious and cozy at the same time.

  • The house is conveniently located about 5 minutes from the slopes. The free bus service is out the front door and to the left, about 300 feet away, on the corner.

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Vail Racquet Club on Gore Creek- Vail - Property 51229

  • Start out your morning with a brisk run down Sun Up Bowl and cruising The Slot.

  • One of the best hikes in the Vail Valley is the hike up to Booth Creek Falls.

  • Vendettas cannot be beat for a good slice of pizza or late night hangin with the locals.

  • Our vacation home has a priceless view and sound of Gore Creek from the patio.

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Only Place to be in Vail! — Property 76937

  • Vail is going through a billion dollar expansion to enhance the entire experience.

  • One of our new favorite restaurants is Kelly Liken.

  • Our old favorites still include Sweet Basil and the Left Bank.

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Amazing Home Next to Chair Lift 20 in Cascade Village – Property 153229

  • Our house in Vail is unique because we sit on the National Forest Line and next to Chair 20 in Cascade Village.
  • Purchased in 2002 from original owner and former Vice President Dan Quayle, we call our house the Quayle's Nest.
  • We have snow shoeing right out our back door in the National Forest.
  • Our house is just a short walk from the Gore Creek, which is Gold Medal rated for Trout Fly Fishing.
  • Our home is near the bike trail and walking path that takes you along the river connecting you to all of the villages in Vail.
  • We are within walking distance to Vail Village and Lionshead.
  • Vail has really cool kids parks like the Pirate Ship park at the base of Vail mountain and Donovan Park near Cascade which has huge slides.
  • For many other family related activities, you can head up the Gondola in Lionshead to Adventure Ridge, where they have ice skating, big tubing hills, snowmobiling, game area, and a family restaurant with a huge great room with a fireplace.

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Vail Two Bedroom Beauty - There's Snow! - Property 100696

As 30-year, off and on again residents of Vail, we have much to share.

  • We welcome guests to our beautifully decorated “home away from home” Vantage Point condo.
  • Lionshead is a magnet for the top drawer skiers of the world.
  • Our condo is 200 feet from the covered and warm gondola which takes you to the top of Eagle's Nest – the gateway to the famous back bowls and on to all runs on the front of the mountain.
  • A favorite of ours is to grab a quick sandwich at the French Place. It’s right in front of our condo – about 100 feet or so on the way to the gondola. Just lean your skis against the door and come in with your ski boots on!
  • Montouk in Lionshead is fabulous for fresh seafood flown in daily.

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Three Bedroom/Three Bathroom -Steps to Pool/
Hot Tub & Vail Bus - Property 149441

Favorite Ski and Snowboard Spots

  • Vail is a skier's dream. With the size of the mountain and the number of trails, you could ski all day and not ski on the same trail twice. We usually just hop on the Gondola or a lift and go wherever the snow takes us.
  • We do, however, have a favorite - that is skiing the China Bowl in Vail’s Back Bowls.
  • For hiking, there are several trails near our condo. Two we especially like include Gore Creek Trail (right outside the front door and an easy walk into Vail Village), and Pitkin Creek Trail, (much more intense hike and great during the summer and fall seasons).
  • For mountain biking, take the Gondola during the off-season and enjoy an exhilarating ride down the mountain. There are also easy trails for those that want a more relaxing bike ride.
  • A trip to Glenwood Springs is always great way to pamper yourself and recharge after days of skiing, hiking or biking. The Hot Springs and Vapor Caves are only an hour away, and definitely recommended.

Choice restaurants and shopping areas

  • Our favorite in Vail Village is Sweet Basil. The chef has been there for over 20 years and the food is delicious. We recommend the caramelized onion crusted salmon. They also have a great wine list.
  • For more casual dining, you can’t go wrong with Pazzo's Pizzeria. The pizza is excellent and the environment is very family oriented.
  • Also, a must stop for lunch is Blizzard’s Mountain Deli. The Double Diamond sandwich can’t be beat. The staff is very friendly and attentive.

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Beautiful West Vail Townhouse on Free Bus Route –
Property 106004

  • Beautiful town home on the FREE bus route in West Vail.

  • Completely furnished, carport and guest parking, close to grocery, shops and restaurants.

  • Next to park, sledding hill.




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Beautiful Mountain Home, Private Hot Tub, on Free Shuttle Bus – Property 52170

  • This beautiful single family home is nestled in the mountains, just 1.5 miles from Vail’s world class skiing.

  • The free shuttle bus is just outside the front door.




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Vail home next to the Mountain and Vail Village - Property 45763

Spectacular Vail Five
Bedroom House - Property 82481

Buffehr Creek Luxury Home
Property 71198

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