Doug & Angie's Vail Valley Guidebook

Doug & Angie
Doug & Angie's Vail Valley Guidebook

World-class skiing

Walk just 700 feet to the gondola for the world-class Beaver Creek Resort while your car parks free in our secure underground garage - even on your check-in and check-out days!
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Beaver Creek Resort
210 Beaver Creek Plaza
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Walk just 700 feet to the gondola for the world-class Beaver Creek Resort while your car parks free in our secure underground garage - even on your check-in and check-out days!
Park in our secure garage for free and take a 14-minute Valley bus ride to Vail Ski Resort. This bus is $4 per adult each way. Kids 17 and under ride free. You will find the bus just outside of our condo building at the Avon Transit Center. It will drop you off just a .3 mile walk from the entrance of the Vail Ski Resort.
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Vail Ski Resort
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Park in our secure garage for free and take a 14-minute Valley bus ride to Vail Ski Resort. This bus is $4 per adult each way. Kids 17 and under ride free. You will find the bus just outside of our condo building at the Avon Transit Center. It will drop you off just a .3 mile walk from the entrance of the Vail Ski Resort.
Located on the Vail Golf Club golf course, enjoy groomed trail cross country skiing set in the middle of the picturesque Vail Valley at the Vail Nordic Center. You can rent ski equipment here as well.
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Vail Nordic Center
1775 Sunburst Dr
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Located on the Vail Golf Club golf course, enjoy groomed trail cross country skiing set in the middle of the picturesque Vail Valley at the Vail Nordic Center. You can rent ski equipment here as well.

Sightseeing

Walking Mountains Science Center is just one mile from our condo. This is a great place to experience and learn about nature in this beautiful place you are visiting. See their calendar for times of FREE daily guided hikes and snow shoeing experiences (equipment provided!). Your kids will love this place but you don't have to be kid to enjoy this place. You can also take hikes from here on your own whenever it's convenient for you!
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Walking Mountains Science Center
318 Walking Mountains Ln
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Walking Mountains Science Center is just one mile from our condo. This is a great place to experience and learn about nature in this beautiful place you are visiting. See their calendar for times of FREE daily guided hikes and snow shoeing experiences (equipment provided!). Your kids will love this place but you don't have to be kid to enjoy this place. You can also take hikes from here on your own whenever it's convenient for you!
Starting just .1 miles from our condo, you can walk or ride your bike as far as you want in either direction on the paved path along the Eagle River. Go west toward Vail if you want to get the uphill out of the way first! If you go east the path will take you to Edwards where you will find nice shops and restaurants.
Eagle River Trail
Riverfront Lane
Starting just .1 miles from our condo, you can walk or ride your bike as far as you want in either direction on the paved path along the Eagle River. Go west toward Vail if you want to get the uphill out of the way first! If you go east the path will take you to Edwards where you will find nice shops and restaurants.
Just a .4 mile walk from our condo, take a walk around Nottingham Lake any time of the day. Check avon.org for the schedule of free summer concerts and 4th of July fireworks!
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Nottingham Lake
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Just a .4 mile walk from our condo, take a walk around Nottingham Lake any time of the day. Check avon.org for the schedule of free summer concerts and 4th of July fireworks!

Hiking

Up to 13 miles (one way) of gorgeous wilderness and wildlife! This trail will make you fall in love with hiking in the Vail Valley!
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Gore Creek Trail
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Up to 13 miles (one way) of gorgeous wilderness and wildlife! This trail will make you fall in love with hiking in the Vail Valley!
We love this hike and its a great place to see fall colors. Be sure to park in a designated parking space. Just wait in your car for hikers to return to get a spot and avoid an expensive parking ticket.
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Booth Falls trailhead
3035 Booth Falls Rd
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We love this hike and its a great place to see fall colors. Be sure to park in a designated parking space. Just wait in your car for hikers to return to get a spot and avoid an expensive parking ticket.
If you want to tackle a 14er while you are here, Mount of the Holy Cross is the closest. Here is a description from 14ers.com: The trail starts at the parking area. Fill out a Wilderness Registration Card and hike up the Half Moon trail ( 1 and 2) to reach Half Moon Pass , after 1.5 miles - 3. 13er Notch Mountain is up to your left. Cross the pass and follow the trail as it gradually descends west - 4 and 5. Near 11,300', Holy Cross and much of the north ridge route is visible to the southwest - 6. Continue over the northwest shoulder of Notch Mountain and descend toward East Cross Creek - 7, 8 and 9. After descending 1,000 feet from Half Moon Pass, reach the forest near East Cross Creek (approx. 10,700'). If you're camping in the area, please see the information sign for a map of defined camping spots - 10. Cross the creek and follow the trail west - 11 and 12. Hike through several rocky areas ( 13) and continue south up through the forest to reach tree line near 11,700' - 14. Taken from the northeast, 15 shows much of the north ridge. Follow the trail south and southeast to reach the crest of the ridge near 12,100' - 16. The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI) constructed an excellent trail from here to 13,400'. It weaves through talus to reach the upper ridge but it's defined and cairned - 17, 18 and 19. When the terrain eases near 13,100', continue south along the ridge ( 20 and 21) to reach a corner near 13,400' - 22. Turn left and continue on a less-defined trail as the terrain becomes more difficult - 23. Near 13,700', reach a notch at the top of the Angelica Couloir - 24 and 25. Without a trail, continue east up the final, rugged 300 feet ( 26) to reach the summit - 27, 28 and 29. On your return trip, you must re-gain nearly 1,000' of elevation to reach Half Moon Pass.
Mount of the Holy Cross
If you want to tackle a 14er while you are here, Mount of the Holy Cross is the closest. Here is a description from 14ers.com: The trail starts at the parking area. Fill out a Wilderness Registration Card and hike up the Half Moon trail ( 1 and 2) to reach Half Moon Pass , after 1.5 miles - 3. 13er Notch Mountain is up to your left. Cross the pass and follow the trail as it gradually descends west - 4 and 5. Near 11,300', Holy Cross and much of the north ridge route is visible to the southwest - 6. Continue over the northwest shoulder of Notch Mountain and descend toward East Cross Creek - 7, 8 and 9. After descending 1,000 feet from Half Moon Pass, reach the forest near East Cross Creek (approx. 10,700'). If you're camping in the area, please see the information sign for a map of defined camping spots - 10. Cross the creek and follow the trail west - 11 and 12. Hike through several rocky areas ( 13) and continue south up through the forest to reach tree line near 11,700' - 14. Taken from the northeast, 15 shows much of the north ridge. Follow the trail south and southeast to reach the crest of the ridge near 12,100' - 16. The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI) constructed an excellent trail from here to 13,400'. It weaves through talus to reach the upper ridge but it's defined and cairned - 17, 18 and 19. When the terrain eases near 13,100', continue south along the ridge ( 20 and 21) to reach a corner near 13,400' - 22. Turn left and continue on a less-defined trail as the terrain becomes more difficult - 23. Near 13,700', reach a notch at the top of the Angelica Couloir - 24 and 25. Without a trail, continue east up the final, rugged 300 feet ( 26) to reach the summit - 27, 28 and 29. On your return trip, you must re-gain nearly 1,000' of elevation to reach Half Moon Pass.

Food scene

Northside Kitchen has great food, a wonderful wine selection for a great dine-in experience. They also offer their food as take-and-bake and one-of-kind donuts for breakfast.
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Northside Kitchen
20 Nottingham Rd
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Northside Kitchen has great food, a wonderful wine selection for a great dine-in experience. They also offer their food as take-and-bake and one-of-kind donuts for breakfast.
This place probably has great sushi but our favorite thing to get here is the hibachi where they cook the food in front of you. Their chefs are skilled and entertaining!
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Nozawa Sushi & Teppanyaki
240 Chapel Pl
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This place probably has great sushi but our favorite thing to get here is the hibachi where they cook the food in front of you. Their chefs are skilled and entertaining!
This is a pricey, four-star restaurant for special occasions located in a building that was the first home in Beaver Creek. Entrees range from $34-$48,
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Mirabelle At Beaver Creek
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This is a pricey, four-star restaurant for special occasions located in a building that was the first home in Beaver Creek. Entrees range from $34-$48,
Just 1/2 mile walk from the condo, this place has good pizza and a friendly staff.
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Gondola Pizza
240 Chapel Pl
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Just 1/2 mile walk from the condo, this place has good pizza and a friendly staff.
One-of-a-kind pizzas in the heart of Beaver Creek Village! A great place for a family meal after skiing or ice skating and has a beautiful outdoor patio in the summer. Also has a fine wine list.
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Blue Moose Pizza Beaver Creek
76 Avondale Ln
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One-of-a-kind pizzas in the heart of Beaver Creek Village! A great place for a family meal after skiing or ice skating and has a beautiful outdoor patio in the summer. Also has a fine wine list.
Log cabin atmosphere that feels very "Colorado" serving hand-aged Colorado beef wild game, and a wide selection of fresh seafood.
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Gashouse
34185 US-6
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Log cabin atmosphere that feels very "Colorado" serving hand-aged Colorado beef wild game, and a wide selection of fresh seafood.
We love having a full-size grocery store just 1/2 mile walk away for a great selection of food at competitive prices. You can also take a free bus here or have groceries delivered through Instacart!
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City Market
0072 Beaver Creek Pl
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We love having a full-size grocery store just 1/2 mile walk away for a great selection of food at competitive prices. You can also take a free bus here or have groceries delivered through Instacart!

City/town information

Glenwood Springs is about a 52 mile drive to the west. Our favorite things to do in Glenwood Springs are the hike to Hanging Lake and Glenwood Hot Springs Pool and Iron Mountain Hot Springs. You will need buy a pass to hike Hanging Lake but it's really worth it! Also be sure to call the hot springs for prices and availability before you go!
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Glenwood Springs
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Glenwood Springs is about a 52 mile drive to the west. Our favorite things to do in Glenwood Springs are the hike to Hanging Lake and Glenwood Hot Springs Pool and Iron Mountain Hot Springs. You will need buy a pass to hike Hanging Lake but it's really worth it! Also be sure to call the hot springs for prices and availability before you go!
Great shops and restaurants with a small, mountain town feel make this this nearby town a great place to visit during your stay with us!
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Minturn
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Great shops and restaurants with a small, mountain town feel make this this nearby town a great place to visit during your stay with us!

Fitness

The Avon Recreation Center is a 40,000 square foot facility located right next to our building. Whether you want to join an award-winning yoga class, swim laps in the five-lane lap pool, or simply relax and daydream while floating along the lazy river, the Avon Recreation Center and its staff can surely accommodate your needs. Features: -2,560 square foot advanced weight training room -TRX and functional training studio -2 separate 1,600 square foot Yoga/Tai chi and multi-purpose studio -Group cycling studio with Wellbeats on demand cycling classes on 70” screen -12 treadmills -8 elliptical motion trainers -3 AMT, advanced motion trainers -4 Recumbent bikes, 5 upright bikes -3 Les Mills advanced interactive spin bikes and 3 Stages Solo advanced interactive spin bikes -Over 50 group fitness/wellness classes per week; all included with admission -Full line of Cybex “Eagle” model strength equipment
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Avon Recreation Center
90 Lake St
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The Avon Recreation Center is a 40,000 square foot facility located right next to our building. Whether you want to join an award-winning yoga class, swim laps in the five-lane lap pool, or simply relax and daydream while floating along the lazy river, the Avon Recreation Center and its staff can surely accommodate your needs. Features: -2,560 square foot advanced weight training room -TRX and functional training studio -2 separate 1,600 square foot Yoga/Tai chi and multi-purpose studio -Group cycling studio with Wellbeats on demand cycling classes on 70” screen -12 treadmills -8 elliptical motion trainers -3 AMT, advanced motion trainers -4 Recumbent bikes, 5 upright bikes -3 Les Mills advanced interactive spin bikes and 3 Stages Solo advanced interactive spin bikes -Over 50 group fitness/wellness classes per week; all included with admission -Full line of Cybex “Eagle” model strength equipment

Ice Skating

Open November-April. Located in the center of Beaver Creek Village, the Beaver Creek Ice Rink offers endless family-friendly fun. Teach the little ones to skate, take a spin around the rink with your sweetie, or sit back on one of the plush couches that line the rink and kick your feet up. Beaver Creek ice skating provides endless fun for kids young and old and is a great activity for families and groups.
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Beaver Creek Ice Rink
60 Avondale Ln
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Open November-April. Located in the center of Beaver Creek Village, the Beaver Creek Ice Rink offers endless family-friendly fun. Teach the little ones to skate, take a spin around the rink with your sweetie, or sit back on one of the plush couches that line the rink and kick your feet up. Beaver Creek ice skating provides endless fun for kids young and old and is a great activity for families and groups.
Dobson Ice Arena in Vail is a great indoor ice skating option and is one of the largest indoor ice arenas in Colorado.
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John A. Dobson Ice Arena
321 E Lionshead Cir
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Dobson Ice Arena in Vail is a great indoor ice skating option and is one of the largest indoor ice arenas in Colorado.