Moose Creek Cafe dishes out feasts of classic Americana to droves of loyal customers, whether they're locals sharing friendly conversation over cups of coffee, or tourists looking for a hearty breakfast before exploring the mountain scenery of nearby North Park. Art from local artists decorates the walls inside, while an open-air patio hosts lunches and dinners of chargrilled burgers, fajitas, and pepper steak.
The Smiling Moose Deli has been a Colorado tradition since 2003. Born in Edwards, CO nestled in the Vail Valley, the Smiling Moose has grown into 13 restaurants in the state and 1 in Wisconsin. We are extremely excited to announce that we will be expanding into Montana, Texas, Indiana, and South Dakota in 2011!
Though The Minturn Saloon has gone by several different names since it was established in 1901, it has always kept sports close to its heart. Years after being owned by Jeff Taylor—who used to feed knuckle sandwiches to his boxing-champion sparring partner Jack Dempsey—the saloon now serves as a tasty reward for out-of-bounds skiers brave enough to complete the Minturn Mile. A “quirky riverside joint” lauded as one of the Best Bars in America by Esquire magazine in 2007, The Minturn Saloon and its bartenders live by the motto, “If John Wayne didn’t drink it, we don’t make it,” according to the New York Times. Tall glasses of beer and tangy margaritas wash down hearty bites of fajitas, enchiladas, ribs, and nachos while diners admire a taxidermied buffalo and signed photographs of celebrities who once sat in their seats, such as Yogi Berra, John Wayne, and basketball legend King James VI.
While studying at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Duncan Clauss found himself immersed in craft beer culture. Inspired by trips to nearby pubs and breweries, he and his college roommates soon began making their own small-batch microbrews. In 2008, a few years after graduating, Duncan transformed his hobby into a career with the launch of Aspen Brewing Company.
Here, Duncan and his crew craft five year-round pours and a handful of rotating seasonal brews, including a saison that earned the Great American Beer Festival's silver medal. These selections flow inside the establishment's taproom, where patrons can likewise take home libations in environmentally conscious cans, bottles, or growlers. Besides brewing drinks, the taproom staff welcomes visitors to tour the facilities during Friday and Saturday afternoons before they host free live music later in the night.
With a stay at Vail Marriott Resort And Spa in Vail, you'll be near ski lifts and convenient to Cogswell Gallery and Vail Ski Resort. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Gerald Ford Ampitheatre.
Make yourself at home in one of the 344 air-conditioned guestrooms. Premium TV channels and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, while high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and facials. After a day on the slopes, you can enjoy recreational amenities such as a health club and an outdoor pool. Additional features include concierge services, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and ski storage. You'll be on the slopes in no time with the complimentary ski shuttle.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the resort's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Staking a bold claim atop its nest above Vail Valley, the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera flies the flag of luxury from the confines of its Alpine-inspired Belgian chateau. Wayfarers can face down mountainous vistas in their choice of two accommodation options, taking restive refuge beneath the Loft suite's cathedral ceilings or filling the multi-room Cordillera suite with the inviting glow of a Santa-free fireplace. Exorcised excursionists seeking out-of-room experiences can brush up fairway feats with access to three private championship-caliber golf courses designed by seasoned linksmiths including Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin, and Tom Fazio, or practice the construction and carving of snow turkeys on the slopes of nearby Vail and Beaver Creek. Cast about with the lodge's fly fishing facilities, or sweat out toxins in the 20,000-square-foot spa's assortment of exercise equipment, saunas, and hot-coal tennis courts.