Chef Angelee Aurillo's first cooking class of the summer at the Antlers at Vail

What’s been cooking lately? Feel like having even more fun in the kitchen while learning some new skills? Chef Angelee Aurillo of Amuse Bouche Catering is hosting her first cooking class of the summer at the Antlers at Vail.

Here are the details:

Tuesday July 7th

5:30-7:30 PM

Antlers at Vail Kitchen

“Taste of Southern France”

$90 for instruction, dinner and wine

Course includes instruction, preparation, cooking and time to enjoy the prepared meal. All attendees will be supplied with a menu, recipes and a market list for the class. During the class, guest will learn about the history and tradition behind each ingredient and menu item.

(Don’t worry, the class isn’t TOO serious. There isn’t even a test!)

Menu:

Bouillabaisse de Marseilles finished with Rouille (yummy)

Seared Gascony Duck Breast served with Herbes de Provence stuffed Tomato, Bayonne Ham wrapped Asparagus finished with a Cassis Jus (that’s a mouthful)

Lavender Pot de Creme (best for last)

Space is limited and must be reserved by July 6th

Please contact Chris or Magda with the Antlers for reservations

Who Let The Dogs Out?

The Serac Adventure Film School stopped by for a stay at the Antlers during the Teva Games. Stacy Jacobs put together this short piece: Who Let the Dogs Out?

Check it out and have a laugh. Could you get your dog to take the plunge??

As some of the rooms at the Antlers accept pets, many of these pets featured in the film stayed right here with us during the Teva games.

Ziplinin’ Antlers across Colorado Blue Skies

Darci and I had the pleasure of enjoying a day of food and festivities at 4-Eagle Ranch in Wolcott, CO this past weekend. We were treated with some good ole’ country cookin’ and ziplining. We thought it was high time we decide just how fun this activity really was; and thankfully, it was more than a blast.

Geared up (a little more snug than usual) and ready to go.

Darci was so fearless.

There’s nothing to be afraid of; embrace the air and beauty,

just at a faster pace.

Vail mountain biking

Vail mountain biking is finally underway in Vail Colorado. We’ve had quite the wet and cold spring, but the sun is finally out this weekend and the trails are drying out. Not only is the sun out, but so are the animals. On our recent mountain bike ride we saw a beaver in the river near the Antlers pool, a fox 200 meters to the west of the Antlers and four different deer up on the hill. Chris R.

Riding up village trail, plenty of snow up on the Gore Range

Fox crossing the street

Moving so fast the picture is blurry

Deer heading into the woods (can barely see it, trust me)

Antlers at Vail Hotel Welcomes Dance, Music Festivals

Antlers at Vail Hotel Welcomes Dance, Music Festivals with Summer Lodging Deals

Vail, Colorado – June 10, 2009 – Poet W.H. Auden wrote, “Dance till the stars come down from the rafters,” a lyrical exhortation especially fitting during the Vail International Dance Festival held July 27 through August 11, 2009, when many of the shows are held outdoors at the breathtaking Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. Featured performers include tap dance legend Savion Glover, the acclaimed Miami City Ballet and internationally renowned choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company. The perennially popular Bravo! Vail Valley Music festival also returns July 1 through August 4, featuring performances by by the Dallas Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic as well as 50 internationally renowned sololists and chamber artists. The Antlers at Vail hotel is proud to be an official lodging sponsor for both events, and offers a special “Arts at the Antlers” rate for festival goers.

With condominiums ranging from studio suites up to four bedrooms and plenty of space to spread out, each room at the Antlers offers all the comforts of home including fully-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, outdoor balconies, free Internet access and free parking in a heated indoor garage. The Antlers Vail is conveniently located in the Lionshead area of Vail with numerous restaurants, galleries and shops within walking distance, and the free Vail town shuttle stops just footsteps away. Rooms start at just $200 per night, and the following discounts — subject to availability — are offered for multiple-night stays during both festivals:

  • 10% off a 1-night stay;
  • 20% off a 2-night stay;
  • 30% off a 3-night stay;
  • 40% off a 4-night stay;
  • and 50% off for 5 or more nights.

Since 1972, the Antlers has offered a unique Vail lodging experience in a relaxed mountain setting. Recently named the ‘Green Business of the Year’ by the Vail Valley Partnership Success Awards, the Antlers Vail is also proud to be a Green Star rated business. For additional information, call the Antlers at 800-843-8245 and ask for the “Arts at the Antlers” rate or visit the web site at www.antlersvail.com. For a complete schedule of Vail International Dance Festival events and tickets visit www.vaildance.org or call 888-920-2787, and for more information about the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Vestival visit www.vailmusicfestival.org or call 877-812-5700.

Media Contacts: Rob LeVine, General Manager, The Antlers at Vail, 970.476.2471 RLeVine@antlersvail.com or Darla Worden, Media Relations, 307.734.5335; darla@wordenpr.com

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“Antlers” Siting at the TEVA Games

There is plenty to do and see here in Vail this weekend with the TEVA Games, USA Climbing and SERAC Adventure Film School. One of the perks of being a host property is the opportunity to be a part of the action by setting up a tent on Meadow Creek Drive. With the Antlers out and about, there was bound to be followers…

Our Antlers are a BIG hit!

We have plenty in stock so just ask for one when you check in.

Vail snow report June 5th

There is still some snow up on the top of Vail mountain, but bring your rock skis. Since the gondola isn’t running until June 13th, you have to bike or hike up this time of year. I decided to bike up. We are all pretty slow this time of the year on our bikes. The legs are a little out of shape. It takes people around an hour to bike up to Eagle’s nest (I’m tired). But I even saw a deer on the way down. Chris R.

Bring your rock skis

Teva mountain games in Vail starts today

The Teva Mountain games in Vail started today with a Kayak competition over near the town of Redcliff. Lots of people (and pets) around watching the event. The welcome party is this afternoon from 4-6pm. We are all thankful that the sky has finally cleared and there is no more rain (for the moment). The Colorado blue sky is back! With all the events, the Antlers at Vail is almost full this weekend. In addition, to support the Teva Mountain games the Antlers is hosting the Serac Adventure film school and USA climbing for the weekend. Hope to see you here !

A Kayak between the rocks