Archive for July, 2013

August Jazz lodging promotion accompanies music in the mountains

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Vail Summer of Music Includes Free August Performances

Antlers at Vail August Jazz lodging promotion accompanies music in the mountains

Vail Jazz Festival Labor Day Weekend. Photo by Drew Winners.

Vail Jazz Festival Labor Day Weekend. Photo by Drew Winners.

August music offerings in the Vail Valley pair Vail Jazz Festival performances (© Drew Winners) with a special lodging deal from Antlers at Vail hotel.

Vail, Colorado – July 15, 2013 – Hear that? This August, music, not snow, falls gently on the mountains over Vail as a variety of performances, some of them free, strike a chord with the crowds. The Vail Jazz Festival, one of the summer’s major music venues, brings an expected 50,000 listeners to the Vail Valley with concerts scheduled through Labor Day. And without missing a beat, the Antlers at Vail is offering an August Jazz lodging special for tuned-in travelers that starts August 12, with an opportunity to receive as much as 50 percent off on room rates while enjoying the summer sounds.

The 19-years-strong Vail Jazz Festival’s 2013 offerings include the Thursday evening Jazz @ Vail Square series with performances in Lionshead just steps from Antlers at Vail. Tickets for the tented venue are $20 in advance, $25 day of concert – or enjoy the music free from the patio of a nearby restaurant. For more free jazz, visit Jazz @ the Vail Farmers’ Market on Sundays, noon – 3 p.m. The festival’s summer schedule wraps up back in Lionshead with the annual Labor Day Weekend Vail Jazz Party, featuring eight sessions of music from Thursday, August 29 – Monday, September 2, plus an opening night cocktail party and Saturday dinner with the artists. Jazz Party concert tickets start from $55; the all-inclusive weekend Patron Pass is $385.

Additional August concert series in Vail include the free Bud Light Hot Summer Nights series, sponsored by the Vail Valley Foundation. Have a picnic on the grass for the 6:30 performances ranging from rock to country, bluegrass to funk, at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, with concerts scheduled August 13, 20 and 27. For music with a high-altitude view, try the Friday Afternoon Club Concerts at Eagles Nest at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, free with the price of the gondola ride (or completely free for EPIC pass holders), Fridays through August 30.

The Antlers at Vail’s August Jazz lodging special is offering 10 percent off for a one-night stay, 20 percent off for a two-night stay, 30 percent off for a three-night stay, 40 percent off for a four-night stay, and 50 percent off for five nights or longer, with the 50-percent-off rate bringing studio rates down to $120/night. The special rates are available August 12 – 31. Just mention “August Jazz” when booking a room.

The Antlers at Vail hotel offers a unique Vail lodging experience in a relaxed mountain setting and was recently awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for consistently outstanding traveler reviews. With condominiums ranging from studio suites up to four-bedroom penthouses, every unit at the Antlers enjoys a fully-equipped kitchen, fireplace, private balcony, daily maid service, free wi-fi and free parking.  The Antlers has an A+ location on the banks of Gore Creek, just steps from restaurants, galleries, shops, free Vail town shuttle and the Lionshead Gondola. And Antlers’ staff is always ready to help with – and offer an insider expert take on – dinner reservations, activities or any other guest request.  For more information, call 1-800-843-8245 or visit www.antlersvail.com.

Antlers at Vail Biking Tradition

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

In keeping with the Antlers biking tradition, Randi and I participated in the recent Ride to Work day.  I think this was our tenth time doing it together out of the last eleven years.  One of us must have been on vacation that other year … I can’t remember who.  In the spirit of Bert Farin, we stopped at every food station between Edwards and Vail, and did manage to hit our favorite one at Dowd Junction, just before they ran out of breakfast burritos … Yes!   Bert claims to take a circuitous route each year down in Boulder, just to stop at a couple more.  We totally admire that.

Ride to work 2013

Another component of the Antlers Vail Cycling history is our participation in the Colorado River Ride.  It’s coming up in just two weeks, on July 27.  We’ve had as many as two dozen people proudly wearing the Antlers colors.  Out of 32 people, that’s not bad.  Some of them even work for the competition, but we still call them friends.   Besides, our standards for this purpose are exceedingly low.

River Ride Montage

Unfortunately, this year many of our regulars have conflicts and I think we’re only going to have a handful riding together.  No biggie, because we usually split up pretty quickly anyway.  However, if YOU would like to join us, we’d love to have you, AND you get a free limited edition Antlers jersey!

bike jersey back    bike jersey front

Just give me a call at 970-790-5200.

We do have one celebrity rider with us this year, although she doesn’t know it yet (she knows she’s riding, she just doesn’t know that she’s a celebrity).  Back in April we contributed a free night stay (as we often do) to the Bicycle Colorado fundraiser, PLUS entry into the River Ride with Team Antlers!  A very nice woman who works at Kaiser Permanente called me to say that she was excited to have bought our donation at the auction.   What fun!  After she’s here in two weeks, had a chance to meet us and then if she still has the poor judgement to allow herself to be associated with us, we’ll publish her name.  Maybe even a picture.  Stay tuned.

Rob

Yoga at Altitude

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

What a beautiful setting and backdrop.

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What a great way to start the day in Vail.  Come join us, won’t you?

Greg

The Leaning Pine Over Gore

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

You’ve heard of the Leaning Tower of Pisa” ?  Well this has nothing to do with that, it just caught my eyes one day and I realized this “drunken pine” has been falling for years.

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It won’t be long that the rafter’s, tuber’s and kayak’s will be waiting on the chain saws to pass.

We should start an office pool, don’t you think?

Greg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vail Fourth of July Festivities Expanded

Monday, July 1st, 2013
Antlers' owners and guests enjoy the Fourth of July parade in Vail.

Antlers’ owners and guests enjoy the Fourth of July parade in Vail.

There is never a void of things to do in Vail for the Fourth of July, and this year is no exception. Vail America Days returns to Vail Village and continues throughout the Fourth of July weekend, July 4 – July 7. The celebration  has been expanded to a four-day festival featuring spectacular fireworks, a classic town parade  through the heart of Vail Village, live music, children’s entertainment and an open-air street  festival atmosphere.

Entertainment will include Vail’s celebrated 4th of July parade this year with a nostalgic theme, fireworks by the world-famous Zambelli Fireworks (conditions permitting), live musical  entertainment throughout the weekend featuring family music, Jazz, and our annual Patriotic Music from Bravo! Vail featuring the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. For the family, there will be an array of children’s activities, and multi-day festival style attractions with Americana style food and drink  – as always complimented by all that Vail summer has to offer on and off the mountain.

The Vail 50th themed parade will begin at Golden Peak at 10 a.m. on Thursday July 4 and will wind its way through the villages, ending in Lionshead. Vail’s parade is one of the most popular events during the Independence Day holiday, attracting thousands of spectators. This year’s theme is “Vail’s 50th Anniversary Celebration” and will set the tone for the rest of the day’s celebrations featuring musical entertainment, a patriotic concert and a fireworks display at dusk.

Fourth of July celebrations continue at noon and throughout the remainder of the day with free entertainment in Vail Village at the main Vail America Days Stage at Solaris Plaza. The live music and beer garden will be open to the public through 10 p.m. on and stay open from noon – 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 5 and Sunday, July 6 to keep the celebration going. Another new addition to Vail America Days, is the Stars and Stripes zones, which offer an array of games and activities for the whole family to enjoy, The Stars and Stripes zones are complimentary and will be located in Lionshead and Gore Creek Promenade on Thursday, July 4 – Saturday July 6 from 12 – 4 p.m. each day.

For a complete schedule visit VailAmericaDays.com.