LIV for Local Flavors: Vail EditionAmanda Molitor
As one of Colorado’s top destinations, the Vail Valley attracts people from all over to its resort communities for food, fun, and fantastic adventures all year. The area’s ideal location amidst the Rocky Mountains while being less than a two-hour drive from Denver makes it the perfect weekend getaway. Here’s some inspiration to help you make the most of your time in the mountains:
Eat Breakfast Like a Local at Big Bear Bistro
Since 2002, Big Bear Bistro has been serving up some of the best breakfasts in the Vail Valley. Located just steps from Vail Mountain’s Gondola One, this is the perfect place to start your day before hitting the slopes in the winter or heading out on your mountain bike in the summer. Here, there’s something for everyone. Big Bear Bistro offers fresh baked breads, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free selections.
Try this Alternative to Skiing in the Snowy Season
While skiing on the legendary slopes of Vail Mountain is an obvious choice during the winter months, there are plenty of other activities to add to your itinerary. Snowmobiling is an adrenaline-fueled alternative to skiing that will have you speeding through the alpine terrain as you explore the snow-covered mountains. Check out Nova Guides, Vail’s premier snowmobile tour provider for more than 34 years.
Enjoy the Mouthwatering Menu at Mountain Standard
Stop for lunch a Mountain Standard, a restaurant that is devoted to doing things the old-fashioned way. Guests can choose from an assortment of rustic entrees, including starters, sandwiches, and other savory specials that are cooked over an open fire using the finest ingredients.
Enjoy Some Brews and Views
Sip on a craft beer at Vail Brewing Co’s Vail Village tap room. The locally owned and operated brewery is dedicated to creating and serving a consistent variety of hand-crafted beers to its mountain community. Grab a seat on the dog-friendly patio and select your preferred beverage from a long list of award-winning ales, IPAs, hard seltzers, sours and more for a mid-day pick-me-up.
Add a European Twist to Your Mountain Escape
Walking around Vail Village, you might feel transported to a quaint town somewhere in Germany thanks to the Bavarian architecture and cobblestone streets. Take that feeling to the next level by making a diner reservation at Pepi’s Restaurant & Bar, an authentic Austrian dining experience located in the Gasthof Gramshammer hotel. The hotel and restaurant are named for its founder, Pepi Gramshammer, a professional ski racer from Austria who played a pivotal role in making Vail the iconic resort community that it is today. Since its opening in 1964, the Gasthof Gramshammer, and Pepi’s, has been landmark a destination in Vail for incredible food and warm hospitality.
If you’re looking to add some variety to your next vacation or weekend away, add Vail to the top of your list. For more information about local happenings and the housing market, reach out to the real estate professionals at LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.