Vail Guidebook Blue Sky Haus

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Vail Guidebook Blue Sky Haus

Food scene
Great food, low-key vibes. Grab a seat at the bar for some Apres bites and drinks.
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Mountain Standard
193 Gore Creek Drive
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Great food, low-key vibes. Grab a seat at the bar for some Apres bites and drinks.
Great sushi, less pretentious than other Vail sushi joints. Check out this cozy sushi spot for great fish and great times.
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Yama Sushi
168 Gore Creek Drive
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Great sushi, less pretentious than other Vail sushi joints. Check out this cozy sushi spot for great fish and great times.
Best sushi in Vail Valley. Reservations a necessity. Make sure to try the spicy tuna with crispy rice.
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Matsuhisa
141 E Meadow Dr
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Best sushi in Vail Valley. Reservations a necessity. Make sure to try the spicy tuna with crispy rice.
Best bakery around. Stop in for brunch and get some baked goods for the week. Absolutely worth the 15 minute drive to Edwards.
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Hovey & Harrison
56 Edwards Village Blvd
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Best bakery around. Stop in for brunch and get some baked goods for the week. Absolutely worth the 15 minute drive to Edwards.
Best West Vail breakfast spot. Great selection of breakfast staples in a low-key, Rocky Mountain setting. Perfect for a hearty breakfast before a big ski day.
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Westside Cafe & Market
2211 North Frontage Road West
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Best West Vail breakfast spot. Great selection of breakfast staples in a low-key, Rocky Mountain setting. Perfect for a hearty breakfast before a big ski day.
A Vail Valley pizza institution. Great for pizza and beers after a long day of skiing. Unfussy and unpretentious.
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Pazzo's Pizzeria
122 East Meadow Drive
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A Vail Valley pizza institution. Great for pizza and beers after a long day of skiing. Unfussy and unpretentious.
Hands down best higher-end coffee shop in Vail Village. Great cappuccinos with locally roasted beans.
Two Arrows Coffee
225 Wall St
Hands down best higher-end coffee shop in Vail Village. Great cappuccinos with locally roasted beans.
Another Vail staple. Great food and drinks. Don't skimp on the sticky toffee pudding!
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Sweet Basil
193 Gore Creek Drive
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Another Vail staple. Great food and drinks. Don't skimp on the sticky toffee pudding!
Best sandwiches around. Grab a breakfast sandwich or bagel to take with you on the gondola to get you ready for an epic day on the slopes.
Big Bear Bistro
297 Hanson Ranch Road
Best sandwiches around. Grab a breakfast sandwich or bagel to take with you on the gondola to get you ready for an epic day on the slopes.
Great French Bistro with a tasty menu and impressive wine list.
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La Tour Restaurant
122 East Meadow Drive
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Great French Bistro with a tasty menu and impressive wine list.
Best Happy Hour around for tapas and drinks. Cool spot in Avon.
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Vin48
48 East Beaver Creek Boulevard
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Best Happy Hour around for tapas and drinks. Cool spot in Avon.
Great little diner in Lionshead. Stop here for a quick bite before (or after) skiing. All the comfort food staples in a laid back, unpretentious setting.
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The Little Diner
616 West Lionshead Circle
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Great little diner in Lionshead. Stop here for a quick bite before (or after) skiing. All the comfort food staples in a laid back, unpretentious setting.
Local brewery for the craft beer aficionados. Grab a beer, sit outside by the fire, and take in the magic of Vail Village.
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Vail Brewing Company - Vail Village
141 E Meadow Dr
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Local brewery for the craft beer aficionados. Grab a beer, sit outside by the fire, and take in the magic of Vail Village.
Great French brunch in Vail Village.
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Vintage
12 Vail Rd
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Great French brunch in Vail Village.
Rustic mountain cottage–style decor sets the stage for festive German, Austrian & Swiss fare. Do dinner here or grab a warm drink after skiing.
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Almresi Vail
298 Hanson Ranch Rd
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Rustic mountain cottage–style decor sets the stage for festive German, Austrian & Swiss fare. Do dinner here or grab a warm drink after skiing.
Stop by Rocky Mountain Taco in the historic town of Minturn.
Rocky Mountain Taco
291 Main Street
Stop by Rocky Mountain Taco in the historic town of Minturn.
Unforgettable dining experience on a back bowl of Vail Mountain. Pre-fixe menu. Reservations required. Park in Lionshead, take the gondola up, and take a ride on a snow cat to the restaurant. Incredible views, great food, guaranteed memories. Pricey but worth it.
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Game Creek Restaurant
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Unforgettable dining experience on a back bowl of Vail Mountain. Pre-fixe menu. Reservations required. Park in Lionshead, take the gondola up, and take a ride on a snow cat to the restaurant. Incredible views, great food, guaranteed memories. Pricey but worth it.
Local butcher with the best meat around.
Cut artisan meat + seafood
56 Edwards Village Boulevard
Local butcher with the best meat around.
Stop here for lunch on a ski day and enjoy incredible mountain vistas in the comfort of fleecy slippers and warm cocktails.
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The 10th
Main Vail
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Stop here for lunch on a ski day and enjoy incredible mountain vistas in the comfort of fleecy slippers and warm cocktails.
City/town information
Welcome to the Vail Valley, a gateway for winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding. It’s also a summertime destination for golfing, hiking and cultural festivals. This magical place is the perfect getaway. Get ready to relax, exhale, and get some 1 on 1 time with Mother Nature.
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Vail
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Welcome to the Vail Valley, a gateway for winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding. It’s also a summertime destination for golfing, hiking and cultural festivals. This magical place is the perfect getaway. Get ready to relax, exhale, and get some 1 on 1 time with Mother Nature.
Winter Activities
This is why you came! World-class skiing and snowboarding. Make sure to reserve your ski days ahead of time. Tubing also available for the non-skiers out there.
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Vail Ski Resort
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This is why you came! World-class skiing and snowboarding. Make sure to reserve your ski days ahead of time. Tubing also available for the non-skiers out there.
Smaller, quieter, beautiful, ski resort ten minutes from our home. Ski down to the Ritz Carlton- Bachelor's Gulch for lunch or drinks with amazing views of the slopes.
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Beaver Creek Resort
210 Beaver Creek Plaza
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Smaller, quieter, beautiful, ski resort ten minutes from our home. Ski down to the Ritz Carlton- Bachelor's Gulch for lunch or drinks with amazing views of the slopes.
Not into skiing but still want an outdoor winter adventure? Take a ski lift up to the Beaver Creek Nordic Sports Center. Rent snow shoes or cross country skis and enjoy the incredible views and crisp mountain air. Equipment rentals available in Beaver Creek village.
Beaver Creek Nordic Sports Center
1280 Village Road
Not into skiing but still want an outdoor winter adventure? Take a ski lift up to the Beaver Creek Nordic Sports Center. Rent snow shoes or cross country skis and enjoy the incredible views and crisp mountain air. Equipment rentals available in Beaver Creek village.
Not into skiing but still want an outdoor winter adventure? Head here for snow shoeing or cross country skiing and enjoy the incredible views and crisp mountain air. Equipment rentals available on site. Call ahead for more info.
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Vail Nordic Center
1775 Sunburst Drive
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Not into skiing but still want an outdoor winter adventure? Head here for snow shoeing or cross country skiing and enjoy the incredible views and crisp mountain air. Equipment rentals available on site. Call ahead for more info.
Snowmobile tours. 30 minutes from our house. Great reviews and great company.
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Nova Guides
7088 U.S. 24
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Snowmobile tours. 30 minutes from our house. Great reviews and great company.
Park here for a beautiful Vail winter walk along Gore Creek. Walk along the path for ~20 minutes to get to Lionshead. Enjoy a hot cocoa or hot beverage and then head back. We love this walk at night after a big dinner.
Donovan Park
Park here for a beautiful Vail winter walk along Gore Creek. Walk along the path for ~20 minutes to get to Lionshead. Enjoy a hot cocoa or hot beverage and then head back. We love this walk at night after a big dinner.
Rent some ice skates and test out your figure skating moves at this Ice Rink in Lionshead square. There's also an ice rink in the heart of Vail Village. Take your pick.
Vail Square Ice Rink
675 Lionshead Pl
Rent some ice skates and test out your figure skating moves at this Ice Rink in Lionshead square. There's also an ice rink in the heart of Vail Village. Take your pick.
Come here for snowshoeing or cross country skiing. WARNING: experts only. Be sure to check current avalanche conditions and go with a partner. Find trail maps and more info here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/whiteriver/recarea/?recid=40891
Vail Pass / Tenmile Canyon National Recreation Tra (recgovnpsdata)
Come here for snowshoeing or cross country skiing. WARNING: experts only. Be sure to check current avalanche conditions and go with a partner. Find trail maps and more info here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/whiteriver/recarea/?recid=40891
Ski rental and overnight storage. Call for more details / rates.
Vail Sports - Arrabelle
675 Lionshead Place
Ski rental and overnight storage. Call for more details / rates.
Ski rental and overnight storage near Gondola One in Vail Village.
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Vista Bahn Ski Rentals
278 Hanson Ranch Rd
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Ski rental and overnight storage near Gondola One in Vail Village.
Another local snowmobile service offering unguided snowmobile rentals. Based in Vail Village.
Buzz's Backcountry Adventures
302 e Gore Creek Drive
Another local snowmobile service offering unguided snowmobile rentals. Based in Vail Village.
Transportation
Check google maps for bus departure times. Disembark at either Lionshead or Vail Village for skiing. Remember: Red to Shred. (Red bus is faster getting there) Take the green home.
Meadow Creek
Check google maps for bus departure times. Disembark at either Lionshead or Vail Village for skiing. Remember: Red to Shred. (Red bus is faster getting there) Take the green home.
Park here for access to Vail Village and Gondola One.
Village Parking Structure
241 E Meadow Dr
Park here for access to Vail Village and Gondola One.
Park here for Lionshead parking.
Lionshead Parking Structure
395 S Frontage Rd W
Park here for Lionshead parking.
Essentials
Closest grocery store.
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Safeway
2131 North Frontage Road West
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Closest grocery store.
Closest pharmacy
Walgreens
15 Sun Road
Closest pharmacy
Neighborhood Spots
Great neighborhood park with dog park, playground, and great paths along Gore Creek. Highly recommended for a quick stroll. 5 minute walk from house.
Stephens Park
Great neighborhood park with dog park, playground, and great paths along Gore Creek. Highly recommended for a quick stroll. 5 minute walk from house.
Nightlife / Entertainment
Funky live music spot in Vail Village.
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Shakedown Bar
304 Bridge Street
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Funky live music spot in Vail Village.
Awesome outdoor music venue with great performances and great views. Make sure to check out their calendar during the summer months. Definitely look into the Jazz and Dance festivals.
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Gerald R Ford Amphitheater
530 South Frontage Road East
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Awesome outdoor music venue with great performances and great views. Make sure to check out their calendar during the summer months. Definitely look into the Jazz and Dance festivals.
Classy bowling joint with food and drinks. Fun for a night out with friends or family.
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Bol
141 East Meadow Drive
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Classy bowling joint with food and drinks. Fun for a night out with friends or family.
Nearest movie theater with an old-school, small town vibe. Good for a night out in Edwards.
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Riverwalk Theater
34253 US-6
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Nearest movie theater with an old-school, small town vibe. Good for a night out in Edwards.
Classic Vail pub. Definitely stop here for a beer and live music after a day on the slopes.
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Red Lion
304 Bridge Street
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Classic Vail pub. Definitely stop here for a beer and live music after a day on the slopes.
Swanky bar at the Four Seasons with craft cocktails and tasty small bites. Go here and feel fancy.
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The Remedy Bar
1 Vail Rd
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Swanky bar at the Four Seasons with craft cocktails and tasty small bites. Go here and feel fancy.
Excellent Vail whiskey distillery. Come here to taste, to buy a bottle, and to enjoy live music.
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The 10th
Main Vail
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Excellent Vail whiskey distillery. Come here to taste, to buy a bottle, and to enjoy live music.