Some Special Guests

You’re never going to guess who stayed here last weekend.

“Were they rich and famous?” you ask.  (must be Brad Pitt and George Clooney)

“Were they powerful and influencial individuals?”  (Maybe the G20 stopped by on their way back from France)

“Were they a famous sports team?”  (Gotta be the Women’s Brazilian Soccer Team)

Maybe this will help.  A picture in the lobby at check in.

Recognize any of these people?

They are the Women in Leadership Board of the South Metro-Denver Chamber of Commerce and were the winners of this years Antlers Free Company Retreat.

Several companies and organizations submitted a simple form to qualify for accommodations for 12 people, meeting space with complimentary beverages and crumpets, gift baskets and a morning after breakfast.

I wasn’t on the committee that ultimately chose the winners, but from what I understand, it was a very difficult decision.  Magda King, our Sales Manager compared it to the “America’s Got Talent” show.  “Simon would have had a hard time eliminating some of the entries” she told me.

All the gals considered the weekend a total success and promised a return visit when it wouldn’t be “all work and no play”.

Ali told me "We've never had our annual meeting in such a comfortable atmosphere".


After 5 hours, it's time to decide where to have dinner.








Because of the success of this contest, we have decided to make it an annual event (dates to be determined).  Stay tuned.






Yoga at the Antlers at Vail

The Yoga program this summer has been a success!  We are so pleased to offer it complimentary to our guests.  Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout June, July and August, guests at the Antlers had the opportunity to stay in tune with Mother Nature and their inner spirit for an hour and half, enjoying the sun and our beautifully landscaped swimming pool deck while stretching, meditating and working in body balance.

“This is one of many complimentary amenities that we offer at our property” states Katie Nelson, Assistant to the Antlers at Vail Sales and Catering department.  Generally each class has around 8 students.  Tracy Long, experienced Yoga instructor in the Vail Valley, tailored each class according to the group.

We hope you had the chance to enjoy the classes, we will have them again throughout the Winter! Join us in the wellness path!.


Colorado Destination Weddings- 5 Most Asked Questions

Mountain and Meadows Wedding

JoAnn Moore-Mountain and Meadows Wedding

Destination Weddings- 5 Most Asked Questions


JoAnn Moore, CWC from Mountains and Meadows Weddings is a very good friend of the Antlers at Vail.  She wrote this article about destination weddings, we would love to share it with you!  We hope this information helps you with your wedding plans.

” Couples are choosing Destination Weddings for the reason of wanting a spectacular location, but also a different location than their hometown, to minimize their guest list and to give their family and friends an adventure – not just a wedding. As a Certified Professional Wedding Consultant I am often asked:

1. Is it more expensive to have a destination wedding?

Destination weddings can help couples decrease their overall cost through a subsequent reduction in the guest list Up to two-thirds of their guests won’t be able to travel for various reasons. A lower guest count can reflect a decrease in cost. Destination resort areas such as the Colorado Mountains have an array of venues to choose from, including spectacular outside ceremony locations and beautiful banquet facilities for the reception. Having such a huge selection of venues means you can shop around for a location that fits both your vision and budget.

2. Should I hire local vendors or bring my vendors with me to a destination location?

Definitely hire local vendors. They are wise to the changes in weather and they know secret locations for both venues and photo opportunities. They have experience working with the other vendors in the area, making for a great team. Local vendors also save you money by requiring little or no travel or accommodation fees.

3. Outside ceremonies, do I really need a back up plan?

Yes you do! The Colorado weather is very unpredictable and can change within minutes. You need to be able to take care of your guests in the event of lightning; having a back up plan is a must. You will be glad you didn’t scramble at the last minute to make a decision of where to go. Your back up plan location should be easily accessible from the original ceremony site and be ready to walk into for as little of a delay in your ceremony time line as possible.

4. Colorado Marriage Licenses, what do I need to know?

It’s not difficult to obtain a marriage license in Colorado. You may obtain the license from most County offices in Colorado. You will both need to be present with photo identifications; both of you will need to sign the license. You must be at lease eighteen years of age and if either of you have been married previously, you will need to provide the county with a copy of the divorce decree with the date and county court the divorce was finalized. Any ordained minister, judge or rabbi may perform your ceremony. A couple may choose to solemnize their vows without an officiant, but no other person may perform the ceremony and sign the marriage license. Once the license is obtained, your marriage must occur within 30 days of issue. There is a fee which various from county to county ranging from $30 to $80. Following the wedding the license must be mailed back to the county where it was obtained to be recorded. A blood test is not required.

5. Should I hire a Wedding Planner?

Absolutely! You will appreciate a wedding planner familiar with the venues and their expertise in finding the best vendors for you and your budget.  A local wedding planner is also experienced dealing with the Colorado weather and is someone who takes the stress off of you so that your special day runs smoothly, allowing you to enjoy every moment. Your wedding planner is your destination point person when you can’t be at your venues. Your wedding planner can assist you with your budget and negotiate fees with vendors and venues. Your wedding planner works behind the scenes as the team leader to give all vendors their timeline and troubleshoots any and all problems that may come up. Your wedding planner is the go to person that resolves any last minute changes and vendor issues. They oversee set up and break down of the venues, keep track of all your personal items you brought, pack up your gifts and cards and assist the guests with any thing they may need. Wedding Planners are detailed, multi-taskers, creative and resourceful. You absolutely will want the assistance of a professional Wedding Planner with any destination wedding!”

Contributor: JoAnn Moore, CWC

JoAnn Moore, CWC is the owner and founder of Mountains and Meadows Weddings based in Vail, Colorado. JoAnn’s 30 years in the Vail Valley gives her an unsurpassed knowledge of the local landscape which brings her clients a wide range of design options for either indoor or outdoor venues. JoAnn is currently the only Certified Professional Wedding Consultant in the state of Colorado, a member of ACPWC and ABC. To find out more about JoAnn and her work, visit

Alojamiento en Vail en Semana Santa? Antlers at Vail es una de las mejores opciones!

Antlers winter

Si esta buscando hospedaje en Vail, Colorado esta Semana Santa, le invito a visitar nuestra pagina de internet. En el Antlers at Vail le ofrecemos un servicio excepcional, a un precio justo.

Antlers at Vail es un hotel-condominio localizado en el barrio de Lionshead a tan solo 100 metros de la gondola de Lionshead.    Nuestro personal es amable y siempre dispuesto a ayudarle en lo que necesite; 100% orientado al servicio al cliente. Los huespedes son nuestra razon de ser y los consideramos parte de nuestra familia (sera por eso que muchos de nuestros huespedes nos visitan una y otra vez?) :-)

Nuestros condominios son maravillosos! Cada uno cuenta con una cocina completamente equipada, sala con chimenea, balcon con asador;  El paisaje desde cada condominio es inigualable.  Ofrecemos servicio de mucama es diario. Todos nuestros condominios son de categoria “Gold” o “Platinum”, de acuerdo al “Lodging Quality Assurance” (*)

Entre los servicios adicionales, tenemos:  Periodico matutino complementario, internet gratuito en los condominios, pases al Vail Athletic Club -ademas del gimnasio en las instalaciones-, centro de negocios,  cada martes y jueves clases de yoga (completamente gratis!), servicio de transporte al supermercado los domingos, etc.

Nuestro servicio de conserjeria es excepcional.  Le asistira en hacer reservaciones en restaurantes, reservar actividades en el area, comprar tickets para esquiar, rentar equipos de esqui o snowboard, o simplemente coordinar transporte a la Iglesia del Valle los domingos y fiestas de guardar en la Semana Santa.

Contamos con personal que habla espanol cada dia, asi el idioma no sera impedimento en su estadia. Queremos que sea parte del Antlers.   Lo esperamos a usted y a su familia!  Casi me olvido… Tenemos tarifas especiales para grupos corporativos o grupos de esqui, aproveche nuestros descuentos! Contacto:

(*) Lodging Quality Assurance –LQA- is a community-wide program that provides a standardized rating of Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze to rental units through the Vail Valley’s main central reservation systems. Unique to vacation destinations, all ratings are universal to help ensure guests’ expectations are properly met and ensures renovations continually outpace industry standards, contributing to Vail and Beaver Creek’s status as world-class destinations.

Ps. I know, this article came in Spanish… We also think of our Spanish Speaker guests!  If you have any questions about it, let me know.  I will be happy to give you a mini version of it in English.

Antlers at Vail Cooking Class

What else can you do in Vail if you are not skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing?

Well… staying at the Antlers, there is always something else to do!


On Monday, January 18th, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. our Executive Chef, Angelee Aurillo, will offer the Antlers guests an incredible two-hour class of a delicious four course meal.  This is a great way to interact with other guests staying with us and the Antlers employees, while having fun, learning, and enjoying some delicious wine.

“The classes are oriented to people who like to cook and enjoy eating” Chef Angelee said. Don’t be shy if you aren’t an expert cook, Angelee is always happy to share secrets, recipes and details in regards to food presentation and wine options.

We are thrilled to offer you something else to do while you are staying with us.  The $75 class  includes instruction, the meal (yes, after the class we all enjoy what we have prepared), unlimited wine and some extra secrets that our Chef’s family has passed down from generation to generation.  What else can you ask for?  Just come, and enjoy!


*Apple and Cranberry Baked Brie en Croûte served with Crostini

*Roasted Butternut Squash Soup finished with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and a Scallion Crème Fraîche

*Lavender Dusted Slow Roasted Salmon served with Melted Leeks, Roasted Tomatoes and an Apricot Cream

*Bananas Foster Bread Pudding served with a Rum, White Chocolate Sauce

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Vail Resorts International Alliance Trade Show

I generally like to attend and participate in trade shows, I love to explain to people why the Antlers is the best place to stay in the Vail Valley, and it is also a challenge to invite people to come to our booth; However, I particularly enjoy to be a part of the Vail Resorts International Alliance trade show, which this year was held in the Evergreen Lodge (they did a great job!) on Monday, December 7, 2010.

It is so much fun listening to people speaking in so many languages; discover what their motivation is and what their markets are looking for.  International travel agents open our eyes, and help us to understand our very own international guests.

I am always amazed at how much people love our foam antlers, our bags and everything we put out. One guest told me: “I will take one of your Antlers foam, to my son in Spain, and I will send you a picture of him” Isn’t that awesome? We truly feel thankful and appreciative for all the Vail Resorts international work! We couldn’t reach those markets without their dedicated work.

I was delighted to see some of my friends from Rio and Sao Paulo. The ones I visited last September and those that I had just met via phone. Thank you guys, for all your business and your interest in our property!

Whether you are looking for a property to assist you in making reservations in Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, The Antlers at Vail has it all! And if we cannot assist you at once, please be patient. We will grab our dictionaries and will make your reservation experience the easiest possible for you!



Antlers at Vail Owners Weekend

Antlers at Vail condominium owners get together annually to discuss Antlers status, future plans and of course mingle over food and activities. The owners dinner took place at the Antlers conference rooms Saturday, September 5 and was filled with delicious food by Amuse Bouche Catering. Everyone in attendance had a great time catching up and having a drink or two. We would like to thank the owners for their presence and the Antlers Staff for making it a huge success.

Mil 1
Owners Meeting

Mil 2
Rob and the Board

Mil 3
Cheers to the Antlers

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