Laidback Luxury on Vail Mountain

Spend a summer vacation at Antlers at Vail with all the amenities and no fuss
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Roughly 100 miles west of Denver, a wealth of weekend fun awaits travelers on Vail Mountain. Come the warm weather, the ski resort town flips into a bustling summer vacation locale. With lively community events like the Vail Craft Beef Classic and Jazz Festival, Vail is easily considered one of the best summer tourism spots in the Rockies. 

Whether travelers are looking to hike, mountain bike or enjoy a new eatery, there’s something for everyone to discover in Vail. Take a guided walking tour with Walking Mountains Science Center, a nonprofit on a mission to awaken a love for the outdoors through education. Families will enjoy spending a day with Epic Discovery on top of Eagle Bahn gondola with access to 26 mountain biking trails, an alpine coaster and panoramic views. After working up an appetite, grab an afternoon bite at Alpenrose Vail, an authentic German-Austrian restaurant even the kids will enjoy. 


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In Lionshead Village, Antlers at Vail feels like home. Equipped with units twice as large as the standard hotel and a full kitchen— plus two riverside hot tubs and a swimming pool, it’s the perfect home base after a day of activities. Tucked away from bustling Vail Village, yet just a short shuttle ride to town, the access can’t be beaten.

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Inside Antlers at Vail, a newly renovated front lobby designed by Casey St. John Interiors features an expanded sitting area with chic decor and a fan-favorite espresso machine. Guests can grab a complimentary magazine and a morning brew before their morning adventures

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Photo by VLMD and Jack Affleck

For an excursion, the nearby neighboring town of Minturn is a short drive from Vail. With slower-paced living and western-themed storefronts, the quaint town is a must-visit. 

For golfers, the Vail Golf Club with a soak in the view of Keller Mountain is open to the public. Nearby, the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens are an alpine oasis the whole family will enjoy.

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