The Vail Area

The Vail Area Travel Guide

Articles about The Vail Area

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Hotels in The Vail Area

A $30 million renovation in 2008 upped the ante at Vail Cascades, where a new deck looks onto an infinity pool, outdoor fire pits are surrounded by rocking chairs, and all spaces boast views of the mountain and Gore Creek.

Restaurants in The Vail Area

Located at the base of Vail Mountain, Larkspur is the brainchild of chef-owner Thomas Salamunovich, whose French culinary training influences many of the New American dishes. The high-ceilinged dining room has alder-wood accents, a wall covered with origami hummingbirds, and an exposed kitchen.

Things to do in The Vail Area

The vertical that draws skiers in the winter lures fat-tire aficionados in the summer. The 20 or so trails range from over-your-handlebar black-diamonds to meandering greens that span the ridgeline, so you don't have to be an experienced rider to check out the scene.