Vail is known as one of the very best ski areas in the world, but summer is my favorite season to visit! The crisp Colorado mountain air is cool and rejuvenating. You can hike beautiful trails, take the gondola up or down the mountain and hike or cycle the other way, fly fish in mountain streams, relax by the pool, or dine in fabulous restaurants.
We walked over the covered bridge on our way to the beautiful Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.
The Gerald Ford Amphitheatre features fabulous musical events including world famous classical orchestras, dance and pop concerts, some often free!.
The Alpine Gardens are lush with gorgeous blooms of every color. I highly recommend a visit!
The area between Vail Village, Lionshead and Beaver Creek is full of great accommodations from high luxury to affordable rentals. Manor Vail is a favorite of mine with a super location across from Gold Peak and a short walk to the center of the Village. It is right next door to the Alpine Gardens and the Amphitheatre.
Vail Village looks like a ski area in Austria with quaint shops, restaurants for every taste, and is great for strolling day and night.
We took a walk on Beaver Dam Road and Forest Road. The homes are amazing and the alpine landscaping is beautiful.
A fabulous home on Rockledge Road has a steep funicular for access to Forest Road. It was on the market last year for $25,000,000.
Sweet Basil and their sister restaurant, Mountain Standard, are two of my favorites for lunch or dinner. You have to love a sommelier who wears shorts and flip flops!
When you’ve had your fill of the fancy schmancy Vail lifestyle, it is fun to get out of town by bike or foot and explore mountain paths full of colorful wildflowers.
Please come by our Wesco Fabrics’ showroom or warehouse and say “Hi” if you are visiting our state!
***Video of Vail Village
Photos: Dick Gentry