Free Lodging during Antlers at Vail’s June ‘Voluntourism’ Weekend

Antlers at Vail’s unconventional package invites travelers to clean up and save

Vail, CO – March 31, 2009 ­– What’s fun, free – and green all over? The Antlers at Vail’s ‘Trash Pickin’ & Picnickin’ Package’ may not sound like the most glamorous getaway, but the hotel’s staff is betting its guests will enjoy participating in one its most long-standing sustainable efforts – namely, its voluntary highway cleanup program. General manager Rob LeVine says, “We’ve been cleaning up our two-mile stretch of Vail Pass since 1988; this year, we thought our guests might like to join us and see what a thoroughly good time we always have.” The Antlers – which has incorporated numerous eco-friendly business practices long before the term ‘green’ was coined – recently won the Vail Valley Success Awards 2009 Green Business of the Year.

The two-night package includes lodging on June 20 and 21, 2009, with the second night free for guests who join the Antlers staff on Sunday morning, June 21, for a guided trash pickup stint. The cleanup lasts approximately three hours, and a complimentary picnic lunch will be served afterwards at the Antlers pool area for all participants. (Additional nights may be booked at a discounted rate, subject to availability.) The event coincides with the Healthy Homes Tour & Fair held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 20, sponsored by the Vail Symposium and Eagle Valley Alliance. The fair showcases environmentally sustainable ideas, products and services while the home tour shows green products in everyday use; for more information call 970-476-0954.

The Antlers Vail is a Green Star-rated hotel offering condominiums ranging from studio suites up to four bedrooms, with fully-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, outdoor balconies, free Internet access, free heated indoor parking, a heated pool, and hot tubs with million-dollar views. Every room provides plenty of space to spread out and all the comforts of home, and additional money-saving perks include complimentary fitness passes to nearby Vail Athletic Club and free dessert with dinner at the award-winning Sweet Basil restaurant. Numerous restaurants, galleries and shops are within walking distance, and the free Vail town shuttle stops just footsteps away. For more information, call 1-800-843-8245 or visit www.antlersvail.com.

Media Contacts: Rob LeVine, General Manager, Antlers at Vail, 970.476.2471; or Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, darla@wordenpr.com, 307.734.5335

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